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Castelli expands winter offering with cyclocross and winter onesies, custom Gore-Tex style kit

  • By Emily Zinn
  • Published Nov. 1, 2012
  • Updated Nov. 5, 2012 at 1:35 PM EDT
The 'Cross SanRemo Speedsuit has a high neck, long zipper pull and thermal fabric. Photo: Emily Zinn | VeloNews.com


The ‘Cross SanRemo SpeedSuit — $350, $250 custom with ¾ sleeve, $270 custom with full sleeve
Pros: Attention to detail specific to cyclocross needs
Cons: Serves a limited temperature range

The ‘Cross SanRemo SpeedSuit is a fleece-lined suit with three-quarter length sleeves and shorts designed specifically for cyclocross racing.

Castelli had ‘cross racers in mind when it designed this jersey, addressing not only warmth, but also convenience, using a large pull tab on the zipper for clumsy gloved hands. Designers also moved the chamois back to avoid catching on the saddle when remounting, while moving shoulder seams so they don’t sit under the top tube when shouldering the bike.

Longer sleeves and a high neck help keep the rider warm, and the one-piece suit won’t expose the belly to the elements.

The SanRemo is available custom.

Again, you pay for Castelli’s unique SanRemo design, as normal thermal skinsuits can be had elsewhere for less. The Voler Isolare Long Sleeve Thermal Cyclocross Skinsuit has insulated brushed-back Poly on the long-sleeved top and wicking shorts, and retails for $124.

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Emily Zinn

Emily Zinn

Emily Zinn spent her infancy in the back of a women's team van while the team built wheels around her. She spent part of her pre-teen years in Europe following the major European mountain, road and gravity races and touring cycling product factories. College was the first time she lived in a home without a frame building shop in her garage or basement. Her favorite style of riding is getting lost in singletrack trail networks and taking her time finding her way back.

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