THE SHORT THAT REVOLUTIONIZED CYCLING SHORTS
In 2007 Castelli introduced the Free Bibshort. It revolutionized cycling shorts with the incredible feeling of freedom it provided. The flat raw-edge Giro leg band and the minimalist Free bib construction have since shown up on virtually every high-end short in the market. And the Free became the best-selling short in Castelli history.
For 2015 we’ve re-engineered every detail of the Free while keeping everything you love. Our best race short is now both more comfortable and more aerodynamic. We wanted to make it perfect, so we tore down every component of the Free: every fabric, every construction method, every stitch.
MUSCLE SUPPORT AND SPEED
In re-engineering the Free we took a look at blood flow, providing just the right muscle support without constricting. The revolutionary Giro Air leg band provides more stretch and distributes the compression over a larger area. The body of the short uses 30% Lycra® for excellent return.
We also looked at aerodynamics, optimizing boundary-layer airflow with the Giro Air leg band and the dimples on the side fabric. The wind tunnel says it saves 10 watts at 50 km/h, but you’ll probably want to go even faster because your aero advantage will only increase.
OBSESSION WITH COMFORT
The best race short must be supremely comfortable. The new fabrics are all softer than the outgoing fabrics, especially the new softer surface fabric on the updated Progetto X2 Air seatpad. The innovative double V construction on the front keeps everything in place without compressing your stomach. And we’ve engineered a new Carré yoke that makes the straps lie perfectly flat.
But the most important part of comfort is fit. As one of our pro testers said, “These shorts fit perfectly. They don’t move around. Everything is just right.”
The Free Aero Race short. An unfair advantage.
WESTBROOK CYCLES DELIVERY NOTICE
FREE when you spend over £50.00 in a single order
Otherwise it's typically £3.99 per order
Delivery should be expected between 2-3 working days unless stated on product page.
Approximately 4-10 working days depending on country
via Parcelforce Signed Delivery (fully traceable service). Please add items to the basket to calculate delivery for desired country.
If your country isn't listed for delivery at checkout please contact us.
Delivery of Bikes
We ship all our bikes free of charge within the United Kingdom (excl. Jersey and the Channel Islands at this time) and all our bikes come pre-assembled with just a few tweaks required (Please see our Bike Build Instruction page for details of assembly required).
All our bikes undergo a safety check before being re-boxed for shipping which can during busy periods take a little longer to complete so whilst we aim to ship all our bikes within two working days of the order please allow for additional time for this process.
All our consignments irrespective of the carrier require a signature upon delivery, deliveries are typically made between 08:00 and 18:00 so please bare this in mind when choosing a delivery address.
We do try when possible to reuse packaging from our own suppliers in order to send purchased items to our customers, we ask if the packaging is still in good condition after you've received your goods then please try to use it again or recycle if not possible.
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Fill your basket with everything you want from our site and go to the checkout.
During checkout, select the finance option you want as your method of payment.
You will be sent to our finance provider’s secure server to complete your application.
Finance provider V12 will use the information provided to make a decision and complete checkout if you are approved.
To apply for finance you must be:
At least 18 years old.
A permanent UK resident.
In regular employment (minimum of 16 hours per week) including self-employed, or living with your spouse/partner who is in regular employment.
In receipt of a pension if you are retired.
Able to confirm sufficient income if you are registered disabled.
Who provides the finance?
Our finance is supplied by V12 Retail Finance. It is the UK’s only specialist retail finance provider. Its secure and friendly online system can provide you with a decision in seconds.
Can my order be sent to a different address?
Finance orders can only be shipped to the address given in your finance application.