Castelli Ladies Ispirata Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey
Castelli Ladies Ispirata Jersey
We made this as a versatile classic jersey thats perfect for so many of your rides. The lightweight micro-pique? fabric keeps you cool and dry. It perfectly hits that fine line between a tight stretch jersey and a loose-fit jersey thanks to its soft hand and 5% elastane. Its just right to keep you seriously confortable during tough workouts and long rides. The lightweight fabric and full- length zip help you beat the heat, all with a clean elegance that belies your effort level. Micro-pique? fabric is a 95% polyester / 5% elastane blend for moisture management with good stretch YKK Vislon zipper for easy sliding External zipper flap for clean styling with zip garage Silicone gripper elastic at waist Floating 3-pocket design with zippered key pocket Silicone tone-on-tone Castelli script logo Reflective heat-transfer viz strips
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About Castelli Cycling Clothing
Castelli has a rich history as one of the iconic cycling brands, primarily specialising in high end road clothing. Founded by Vittore Gianni in 1876, initially as a tailor shop in Milan, it diversified to include cycling clothing in 1910, for riders such as Alfredo Binda. In 1935 Armando Castelli joined the company, purchasing it 4 years later. Shortly afterwards it began supplying riders such as Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi. By 1975, it was rebranded to Castelli, featuring the iconic scorpion logo, and shortly afterwards produced many revolutionary clothing products, such as the first lycra cycling shorts, windproof jerseys and thermal cycling clothing. To this day, the brand is synonymous with performance cycle wear, and together with Santini, they supply some of the greatest ex and current cyclists on the planet. If you wish to view more by this classic Italian manufacturer, please view my current Castelli clothing deals.
For further reading on Castelli, please visit their homepage or alternatively a timeline of their history on their global website.
About Tweeks Cycles
Tweeks Cycles are owned by a parent company, Demon Tweeks, who have 40 years of experience of trading to the public. Originally founded as a motorcycle and accessories mail order company, Tweeks has grown into a 130,000 square foot store, within which includes their dedicated cycling section. They pride themselves on their customer satisfaction, and UK postage for cycling equipment is currently FREE for all orders above £9, and £1.99 for orders below. Next day delivery costs £5.99 and bikes and built and dispatched Free of Charge.
Guide to buying Cycling Jerseys
So should I buy this jersey? Firstly ask yourself the following questions:
1. Will it fit? Different manufacturers use different sizing, with relaxed and race (sometimes called Italian) fit being a baggy and tight fit respectively. Some brands run notoriously tight, whereas others are more generous - it's worth viewing either the manufacturer's website, or a sizing guide on the retailer's website to establish whether it's correct for you.
2. Is the jersey suitable for my style of riding? Is this jersey designed for road, MTB, triathlon or more suited to casual leisurely rides? Will it be suitable for the typical weather conditions that I ride in? Does it have enough pockets, the right length zip, and is it breathable, windproof, waterproof or any other characteristics you require from the perfect jersey? If your answer to any of these is no, then it's probably best to pass up on this jersey and wait for something more suitable.
3. Is it actually any good? Or is it cheap for a reason? Please check out impartial reviews before buying - usually if you search on Google then you'll find one of the major cycling publications has tested it. Search Google for Castelli Ladies Ispirata Jersey Reviews.
Alternatively, most of the retailers I link to have a customer reviews section (usually lower down the page) where you can find out how just well the jersey holds up in real world conditions.
4. Do I need another jersey? There's no point buying something just because it's cheap - if you're never going to use it then you're better off saving your money.
5. Can I afford it? Whilst I spend my time finding cycling deals like this jersey, the last thing I want is to have my visitors living beyond their means. Obviously you're all responsible adults, I just don't want anyone getting into debt or overstretching themselves.
Want more information on identifying the perfect cycling jersey? Evans Cycles have an extensive guide to cycle clothing which features a detailed jersey section, and British Cycling also touches (briefly) on the subject here. Alternatively Cycle Surgery has a jersey guide specifically for roadies, and Road.cc has a broad guide to all kinds of cycle related clothing, including jerseys.