The Castelli San Remo SpeedSuit, previewed at Milan-San Remo in March and ridden to victory by Johan van Summeren at Paris-Roubaix, will be part of the brand’s spring/summer 2012 range, which also includes their first tri suit.
Designed to offer the benefits of a time trial-style skinsuit but with features needed for comfortable road racing, the SpeedSuit, launched at this week’s Eurobike show, combines elements of Castelli’s Body Paint shorts with their Aero Race jersey.
It’s a tight compression fit, like a skinsuit, but the front of the top half fully unzips like a jersey for cooling. Because the back pockets are part of the one-piece suit, they stay in place when the jersey half is unzipped. It’ll be available from March 2012 for £220.
Castelli’s first tri suit is also a development of their Body Paint range. The suit is made from one piece of fabric, with just one seam where it joins in the middle. The tri-specific pad has more padding at the front end for better protection in an aero riding position, and it’s quick-drying for comfort after the swim. RRP is £170.
The Italian company will also offer a range of tri separates in 2012, consisting of a top with aero closed pockets on the back (£90), shorts (£100), arm warmers and a bra top for women.