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Castelli launches new high-end Premio Black bibs with woven fabric

Published May 25, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Castelli's new Premio Black bib line is the brand's top-of-the-line collection, using a new stretch woven fabric that Castelli said is lighter, drier and more breathable than knitted fabrics.

Castelli said the engineered-weave fabric allows it to customize the performance of each part of the bib. For example, it weaves the bottom few inches of each leg to expose the Lycra fibers for more leg grip without using silicone or other additional material. Higher up on the leg, the fabric is lightened for coolness and in the hips it is thicker for more compression and to keep the seat pad in place. Castelli said the woven fabric is three to five times more expensive than knitted fabric. 

The Castelli scorpion logos on the back of the legs are lasered into the fabric for durability. Because woven fabric can be see-through when stretched, Castelli added a light liner in the back panel. 

The Premio Black line includes men's and women's bibs and a women's short. The bibs start at $259 retail. 

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