Castelli Aero Race 6.0 jersey review - more versatile than its name suggests

Despite the streamlined fit, the Aero Race 6.0 remains comfortable for long rides - and has proved robust enough to be a summer staple

Male cyclist wearing the Castelli Aero Race 6.0 jersey
(Image credit: Tom Couzens)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

It’s often the case when searching for comfort or aerodynamics, that one end up getting compromised in favor of the other. In this instance, though, the balance might just be perfect. Complementing both the needs of an endurance cyclist - through the design and construction of the deep pocket - to the needs of a racer wanting an aero advantage thanks to the choice of materials and fit along the arms, the Castelli Aero Race 6.0 is a jersey with a good claim to 'doing it all'.

Reasons to buy
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    Deep, secure pockets perfect for storing food and tools

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    A snug, sleek fit, shaping perfectly to the rider made it comfortable and lightweight to wear

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    Breathable panels ensure great moisture wicking capabilities

Reasons to avoid
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    The fit could be a little tight for some people

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    No choice of block colors, only a selection of fades

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    Sleeves are a little too long

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The Castelli Aero Race 6.0 Jersey is a fast aero jersey at heart, the 6.0 representing this being the 6th generation of the original aero jersey from 2006. Its aim is to save you watts and reduce your drag, but this jersey isn't just an item of kit you save for race day. From deep pockets to a meshed back, it's the little details which make this jersey stand out from the crowd - and might possibly become a summer staple of your wardrobe.

Castelli Aero Race 6.0: construction

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Tom Couzens
Freelance Writer

Tom Couzens is a racing cyclist currently representing The Ribble Collective on the road and the Montezumas cyclo-cross team off road. His most notable results include winning the Monmouth GP national series race as a junior; finishing sixth in the 2022 British National Cyclo-cross Championships; and he was selected to represent Great Britain at the European Cyclo-cross Championships in 2020/21. Tom draws on his high-level racing experience and knowledge to help Cycling Weekly readers maximise their potential and get as much as possible out of their riding.