Skinsuits are obviously fast, but they aren’t practical for road racing for two reasons: they have no pockets and, perhaps more importantly, it’s tough to take a nature break in one. So we created a new and improved aero jersey with a full zip and new fabrics and then stitched it to a Body Paint bibshort.
The jersey portion and short portion overlap on the front for full coverage, but leaving the front unstitched allows for nature breaks even from the bike. We tested that too. The 3 rear pockets are securely held in place in all conditions, including when fully loaded. The main aero benefit comes through improved airflow around the torso by keeping the sides of the jersey in tension.
We were also able to remove the bib straps, improving comfort and allowing even more cooling when fully unzipped. Congratulations to Johan Van Summeren for netting the Sanremo Speedsuit’s first victory on the roads to Roubaix.
Castelli Sanremo 2.0 Speed Suit Features:
Castelli’s speed research unit’s patented road racing speedsuit
Body paint lower portion combined with aero race upper portion
Long zip with overlapping front opening
Silicone print at front sides to induce turbulence
3 rear pockets with limited-stretch back to keep pockets in place
Progetto X2 air seat pad for famous x2 comfort and improved air flow
Possibly the fastest bit of kit ever invented for road racing
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