The Castelli Men's Competizione Short incorporates as much technology as possible from the top-of-the-line pro-level race shorts at a more accessible price. And although it's certainly capable of weekend racing, it's also a great comfort performance short even if you never pin on a number.
The main Vortex textured fabric and the Giro4 leg gripper come straight from the top Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort, while the KISS Air2 seat pad has most of the comfort of a top seat pad but represents the maximum value. The intangible part that you'll appreciate most is Castelli's knack for building in perfect fit at every price point.
This is the short that brings the best of Castelli's know-how in building comfort performance shorts into an accessible product in your cycling wardrobe.
KISS Air2 seat pad for all-day comfort
Affinity Pro Lycra® fabric on inside of the leg for outstanding stretch and rebound
Vortex BLC textured fabric on legs for better aerodynamics
Giro4 leg gripper with a raw edge for comfort and silicone stripes for grip
Reflective detailing on back
Performance fit: Castelli apparel is designed with a performance cut that often runs smaller than that of other manufacturers. Consider sizing-up one size to ensure a comfortable fit — e.g., if you typically wear a Medium, select a Large in Castelli.
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Free Exchanges: This product qualifies for free exchanges within the first 60 days after order. We'll cover the shipping both ways for US customers if you need a different size and/or color of this product. Returned product must be in new condition with all labels and packaging. Free exchanges apply only for product in stock or available for backorder.
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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.