The Best Short Ever; Whether you call it Castelli Body Paint 2.0 or Body Paint Revolution or just the best shorts ever, your getting all our latest technology in the fastest and most technical short we've ever made. We've further developed the engineered knit construction made famous in the original Body Paint, adding aero dimples on the leg, mesh on the back, and integrating an improved leg gripper system. The Progetto X2 seat pad gets some small tweaks after another million killometers of pro testing this year, including improved airflow for faster drying. Oh and while we were at it we made the leg bands printable so that you can now get Body Paint 2.0 for your team as part of the Servizio Corse program.
The shorts on the Body Paint Bib Shorts are formed from a single piece of seamless fabric for a naturally supportive fit. The short feels like it is hugging you perfectly in any position, thanks to this anatomic fit and the as well as a highly compressive fabric. This smooth fit, combined with the aero dimples employed in the material, make this is the most aerodynamic bib short on the market. We have engineered the dimples into the fabric to induce flow separation and reduce aerodynamic drag. Think of it as the clothing equivalent for the Zipp rim dimples.
Virtually no seams also means that there are fewer places to irritate your body and there are fewer opportunities for a wardrobe malfunction to occur. After all, who hasn’t experienced a perfectly good pair of shorts coming apart at the seams?
The upper portion of the bibs is made from the special Giro2 Bib Straps, a single strip of fabric that is very soft and stretchy. We have eliminated the Lycra trim and seams that typically edges bib straps and more often than not cuts into your shoulders to cause discomfort. The new mesh on the back will help keep your torso cool by allowing air to circulate. Likewise, the updated Giro3 integrated leg grippers have been intelligently fashioned so that the grip material has been knit directly into the short. The generous 5 cm wide band gently compresses to secure the leg hem in place. It also lies completely flat, keeping your leg as aero as if it were in a skin suit.
Perhaps nothing in these bib shorts has benefited as much from our association with professional cycling teams as the Progetto X2 Air Seat Pad. The Garmin-Cervelo team spend a year testing this short; that’s a lot of saddle time to be thinking about how comfort could be improved. Since we had it pretty right to begin with, there wasn’t much more than tweaking going on. What it has done is add a perforated foam layer to the pad to help ventilate and keep the nether regions cooler by allowing air to flow directly onto the surface fabric.
That layer sitting next to your skin is made from a four-way stretch, seamless, bacteriostatic layer designed to move with you, reducing any bunching and friction. The cushioning layer consists of strategically placed, multi-density foam. For good measure, perforated viscous comfort inserts have been added under the highly sensitive ischial and perineal pressure areas, so that your undercarriage will be supremely protected whether you are out on a two-hour weekday jaunt or training over cobbles for Roubaix.
Maximum technology for supreme comfort. Constructed in two components, each dedicated to a specific purpose, that together create the most comfortable seat pad on the planet.
Buy Castelli Body Paint Bibshorts from Chain Reaction Cycles, the online bicycle store for every cyclist.
If you're not completely satisfied with an item you may return it within 12 months of purchase. We'll give you a full refund if the item hasn't been used or fitted.More information on returns