The little scorpion on the back of Castelli cycling clothing has always been a badge of honour for cyclists, representing the best premium Italian kit, and it usually has the price tag to match. However, it doesn’t always have to cost the earth.
You can still get summer kit at discounted prices and now’s a great time to stock up on Castelli’s technical clothing for wetter, colder rides to come. From our extensive testing of Castelli products we’d also recommend going up one size as Italian kit can be quite small.
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Castelli Aero Race 6.0 jersey was £110, now £75
Read more: Castelli Aero Race 6.0 jersey launch
The new Aero Race 6.0 jersey has massive claims behind its aero benefits. Teamed with the shorts (which you can find discounted below) Castelli claim up to a 15-watt saving over its previous jersey and short combo. Being Team Ineos’s clothing partner, you could argue that saving helped them to a one-two finish at the Tour de France this year.
Castelli Free Aero Race 4 bib short was £150, now £105
Read more: Castelli Aero Race 4 bib short launch
There is no doubting that the Race 4 bib short from Castelli is aimed at the performance end of the cycling scale, with nothing excess about this short, even the pad is mighty thin. But it still remains a comfortable short with that added performance benefit. Remember Castelli is Italian, so sizing can be a little smaller than usual.
Castelli Perfetto Vest was £110, now from £60.50
Summer isn’t always warm sunshine and dry miles. Sometimes it gets wet. So a gilet like this one is ideal for keeping your core relatively dry and warm if the worse of the weather was going to hit you. The Castelli Perfetto Vest even comes with two pockets. The female Castelli Perfetto has a whopping 40 per cent off too.
Castelli Women’s Premio bib shorts were £200, now £129.99
These, as the name suggests, are Castelli’s premium bib short and are a product of 40 years of craftsmanship, according to Castelli. We’ve tested the male version and like the high-end finish of the short. Extra support around the lumbar region and limited seams make these a very comfortable bib short indeed.
Castelli NanoFlex+ arm warmers were £35, now £22.79
Read now: Castelli NanoFlex+ arm warmers review
For the summer shower shall we say. The NanoFlex+ arm warmers are one of the better fitting and more comfortable arm warmers on the market. Better yet, they have water repellency to help take the stick out of that downpour during a ride.
Castelli Free 9 socks were £15, now from £8.99
Through the cycling ages socks have been a poignant talk of fashion statements. Long, short, aero, plain in colour or bright as anything, socks really divide opinion. Castelli offer a range of colours and styles to match and one of our favourites are the Free 9 socks on offer here.
If you want a bit of cycling history, many online retailers are discounting Castelli Team Ineos kit too right now.