Castelli was founded in the heart of Milan in 1876 by a fine tailor named Vittore Gianni. Over the years, Vittore Gianni dressed AC Milan, Juventus and the Milan ballet. The first garments for cycling were made for the three time World Champion and five time winner of the Giro, Alfredo Binda. Maurizio Castelli was born in 1948, and grew up following the careers of Fausto Coppi, a close friend of Maurizio's father and who at that time was the owner of Vittore Gianni's company. Coppi always wore Vittore Gianni's clothes, including the first silk suits designed specifically for Fausto to use in the time trials. Remember that famous photo of Coppi and Bartali sharing a bottle of water while climbing the Col d'Izoard? Yes, both are wearing Castelli jerseys. After a brief but promising career in the world of cycling, Maurizio created his homonymous brand in 1974 and with it a great number of innovations: the first Lycra for shorts used in racing and for sale to the public, the first coloured shorts, the first top printed by sublimation, the first synthetic clothing for winter, the first to use windproof membranes, the first to perform hydrophilic fabric treatments, the first anatomic seat pad, the lightest jersey to date, and the most aerodynamic jersey ever produced. Maurizio had the vision of being at the forefront of technology, performance and design. Today, Castelli are dedicated to continuing Maurizio's dream: to create the most innovative clothing for cyclists seeking maximum performance.
Opinions featured in Castelli Men
Castelli Pro Thermal Hat Red
Excellent workmanship and color
Excellent workmanship and color. It does not stop strong enough wind and cold.
Castelli Pro Thermal Neck and Head Warmer Red
Protect from wind and nice color
Protect from wind and nice COLOR. Not as comfortable to breathe as a mask.
Castelli Perfetto RoS GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ Rosso Corsa Vest Orange
Great cross season gillet
Castelli Endurance 3 Bib Shorts Dark Blue Red
Really happy with price and quality
Excellent quality as you would expect from Castelli, padding is luxurious on long rides!
Castelli Competizione Limited Edition Bib Shorts Black
Very good item
Great fabric, good fit, excellent wearing feeling.
Castelli Puro 3 Long Sleeve Jersey Black
I have to learn the gradings i e wind proof etc.
Castelli Competizione Bib Shorts Dark Green Black Red
Fantastic bib shorts.
They are fantastic, it’s not the last pair of bib shorts I buy.
Castelli Endurance 3 Bib Shorts Black Red
Excellent quality and nice fit
Excellent quality as always with Castelli
Team Ineos Grenadier 2021 Competizione Short Sleeve Jersey Orange
Excellent quality jersey
Excellent quality jersey as always with Castelli
Castelli Entrata Bib Shorts Black
order larger size, 5ft 10inches and 32 waist, needed an extra large size, perfect fit
Castelli Spettacolo RoS PrimaLoft Rosso Corsa Long Gloves Black
Do not live up to their promise
If you ride in temperatures below eight degrees celsius then these gloves are not going to keep your hands comfortably warm. In these kinds of temperatures you need to go for another product if one does exist. I have not been able to find gloves that meet the demands of extremely low temperatures yet.
Castelli Competizione Limited Edition Bib Shorts Red
My Castelli Competizione Limited Edition Bib Shorts Red is top quality, well made and the fit was just perfit, and I would recommend this item, I believe they will not be disappointed with Castelli's clothing. Top of the line .
Castelli Competizione Bib Shorts Black
Great comfort and quality
Yes, I'd reccomend to anyone, consult size guide
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