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Castelli Free Aero Race 4 Bib Shorts Review

As the perfect companions to the Castelli Aero Race 6 Jersey, the new Free Aero Race 4 Bib Shorts offer aerodynamics and all-day comfort with all the features you’d expect with some of the best bib shorts on the market. Castelli Free Aero Race 4 Bib Shorts Features: Vortex dimpled fabric on legs for aero performance Forza fabric on inner legs with 38% Lycra® content for perfect fit Stripe mesh engineered minimalist bib construction keeps you cool Giro4 leg gripper elastic for better grip distri...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Gear Reviews, Castelli, Zipp Firecrest, Road Biking, Bib Shorts, Bib Shorts Review, Castelli Free Aero Race


Castelli Aero Race 6.0 Jersey Review

Castelli has pushed the limits of clothing for the pro peloton since as long as I can remember. Modern fabrics are continuing to push the aerodynamic limits and the Castelli Aero Race 6.0 Jersey FZ is leading that charge. It looks and feels sleek for the ultimate in aero for a short-sleeve jersey. Castelli Aero Race 6.0 Jersey Features: CFD-based fabric placement and seam construction Engineered for aero efficiency at 30 to 55 km/h Airflow shoulder construction Velocity Rev2 fabric on front and...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Gear Reviews, Castelli, Jerseys, Road Biking


Portland State’s cycling team has the second-coolest kit in the nation

(Designed by Portland-based graphic artist and photographer Gavin Rear. Photos by Gavin Rear.) A kit designed in Portland (by Gavin Rear) and made by a Portland-based company (Castelli US) for a Portland-based team has been singled out for recognition by America’s sanctioning body for bicycle racing. USA Cycling announced last week that the Portland State University Cycling Team earned runner-up honors for Best Kit of 2019. The inaugural contest was held via USA Cycling’s Instagram...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Portland State, Colorado School of Mines, USA Cycling, Castelli, Jonathan Maus, Joe Flannery, Portland State University Cycling Team, Gavin Rear


Best things to do in Marche, Italy

The stone piazza in Urbisaglia, in the Marche region of central Italy, is like many in the country’s medieval villages. School kids play soccer under the shadow of a 16th-century tower, their abandoned book bags strewn on the church steps. Two older men sit on a bench and talk politics. A woman crosses the piazza, heading home with groceries in-hand. The clothing store shopkeeper steps outside to smoke a cigarette as a pair of travelers watch Italian life unfold, relaxing over aperitivi and s...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Raphael, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Emilia Romagna, All, Italy Travel, Adriatic, Marche, Urbino, Ducal Palace, Le Marche, Jesi, San Ginesio


Jobs of the Week: Castelli, Sellwood Cycle Repair, Community Cycling Center, Left Coast Bicycles Mobile Shop

We’ve had five great job opportunities posted since just before the holiday break. Get to ’em while they’re still fresh! Learn more about each one via the links below… –> Senior Graphic Designer – Castelli –> Mechanic – Sellwood Cycle Repair –> Retail Specialist – Community Cycling Center –> Bike Mechanic – Community Cycling Center –> Part Time Mechanic – Left Coast Bicycles Mobile Shop Advertisement --> For a complete list of available jobs, click here. Be the first to know a...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Castelli, Jonathan Maus, Jobs Of The Week


Castelli Sorpasso 2 Bib Tights Review

That little scorpion is synonymous with year-round performance and Castelli’s Sorpasso 2 Bibtights keep pace with everything we’ve come to expect from Castelli. Castelli Sorpasso 2 Bib TightsFeatures: Our best-fitting tight for a wide range of cool to cold conditions Thermoflex Core2 front and knees for extra warmth Thermoflex over thighs and back of legs for extra stretch Castelli shadow wordmark in colored leg band 3D support band at lower back and flat bib straps for extra comfort Progetto X...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Don, Mtb, YKK, Gear Reviews, Castelli, Road Biking, Bib Tights, Sorpasso, Castelli Sorpasso, Bib Tights Review, Castelli Castelli Sorpasso


2018 Gear of the Year

Picking the best gear of 2018 is often pretty easy, but sometimes it requires a decent amount of hair-splitting. This year it’s a combination of choosing something with a touch more refinement in addition to simply looking at the items that continue to be staples — long after the review period ended. Shimano Ultegra R8070 Di2 Disc Always smooth shifting with Ultegra R8070 Di2 Disc. We are huge fans of SRAM eTap HRD, but it’s impossible to overlook the updates that Shimano made to their Ulteg...
Tags: Interstellar, News, Sport, Fox, Cycling, Patagonia, Peru, Costa, Wahoo Fitness, Gore, Gear Of The Year, Gore Tex, The North Face, Porter, Shimano, Thule


Castelli CW 6.0 Cross Glove Review

Ahh, cyclocross season. Suffering at redline for an hour on a muddy, sandy and otherwise twisty and turny course. With the Castelli CW 6.0 Cross Gloves, you can be sure with one thing — consistent grip and bar feel. Castelli CW 6.0 Cross Glove Features: Built specifically for cyclocross riding High breathability throughout, with vented finger inserts Micro-perforated Clarino® palm with silicone print for grip Embossed neoprene back of hand and cuff with Velcro closure Microsuede thumb panel Wei...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Cw, Gloves, Mtb, Shimano, Cyclocross, Black Inc, Gear Reviews, Castelli, Road Biking, Clarino, Castelli CW, Cross Glove Review, Castelli Tempesta, Cross Glove


Long-Lost Letter Shows How Galileo Tried to Fool the Inquisition & Escape Censure for Putting Scientific Truth Ahead of Church Dogma (1613)

“Tell all the truth but tell it slant,” wrote Emily Dickinson, “Success in Circuit lies.” No doubt she had more literary, or metaphysical, matters in mind than scientific. But for scientists working in times hostile to change, telling the truth, as they know it, can be dangerous. This applies to EPA scientists working today as it did 400 years ago to European astronomers, who faced censure—with possibly fatal consequences—for contradicting the official version of reality dictated by the Catholi...
Tags: Google, Science, College, Church, History, Rome, Catholic Church, Epa, Circuit, Royal Society, Emily Dickinson, New Yorker, Facebook Twitter, Galileo, Bertolt Brecht, Josh Jones


Jobs of the Week: Universal Cycles, Community Cycling Center, Castelli, Santiam Bicycle

Looking for a new place to spread you cycling wings? We’ve got four great job opportunities that just went up this week. Learn more about each one via the links below… –> Warehouse Team Member – Universal Cycles –> Director of Equity, Engagement and People – Community Cycling Center –> Social & PR Coordinator – Castelli –> Bicycle Mechanic/Sales – Santiam Bicycle Inc. Advertisement --> For a complete list of available jobs, click here. Be the first to know about new job opp...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Castelli, Jonathan Maus, Jobs Of The Week, Castelli Santiam, Warehouse Team, Social PR Coordinator, Santiam Bicycle Inc, Castelli Santiam Bicycle


Review: Castelli Entrata 3 Jersey & Velocissimo IV Bibs

Castelli has long been one of the premier kit makers in the world. That iconic red scorpion is adored by fans and imitated by competitors. While Castelli remains a premium brand with the latest, cutting-edge fabrics and materials, they do have more affordable kits in their line with the Entrata Jersey and Velocissimo Bibs being one of them. Castelli Entrata 3 Jersey and Velocissimo IV Bib Shorts Features: Entrata 3 features: Prosecco GT fabric, raw cut arm openings, Air Mesh mesh side panels, f...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Midwest, Pipestone, Gear Reviews, Castelli, Jerseys, Entrata, Road Biking, Bib Shorts, Castelli Entrata, Entrata Jersey, Velocissimo Bibs, Gore Bike Wear Gore Tex Shakedry


Jobs of the Week: Clever Cycles, Community Cycling Center, Castelli USA

Three great job opportunities were posted to our listings this week. Learn more about each one via the links below… –> Community Program Manager – Community Cycling Center –> Sales associate – Clever Cycles –> Warehouse Worker – Castelli USA Advertisement --> For a complete list of available jobs, click here. Be the first to know about new job opportunities by signing up for our daily Job Listings email or by following @BikePortland on Twitter. These are paid listings. And t...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Castelli, Jonathan Maus, Jobs Of The Week, Castelli USA


Castell’Arquato: The Medieval Comes Alive

Castell’Arquato lies in the northwest corner of Emilia-Romagna. A very interesting corner it is. The area is rich with well-preserved castles. Castelli del Ducato di Parma, Piacenza e Pontremoli count amongst their riches 25 of these castles in a very small area. The spa centers of Salsomaggiore and Tabiano Terme are nearby. You could spend a week here easily. But let’s focus on just a tiny part of Castell’Arquato, the Collegiate Church Santa Maria Assunta and the 15th century frescoes of the...
Tags: Travel, Google, Alexandria, Emilia Romagna, Don, Agatha, St Catherine, Santa Caterina, Castell, Castelli, Parma Piacenza, Pontremoli, Castell Arquato, Ducato, Salsomaggiore, Tabiano Terme


Weekend Event Guide: Castelli sample sale, CycloFemme/Kidical Mass mash-up, mom rides galore, and more

A perfect weekend for CycloFemme and celebrations of women. The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus! Break out the shorts because it should be a sunny and warm weekend. And don’t forget to celebrate moms on Sunday (we’ve got several mom-related ride options). Here’s our carefully selected menu of great biking morsels for the upcoming weekend… *BP PICK!* Thursday through Saturday: Castelli/Sportful Time Warp Sample Sale Huge selection and huge discounts at the ...
Tags: US, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, MMR, Portland, Salem, Bp, Willamette Valley, East County, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Willamette River, Castelli, Jonathan Maus, The Monday Roundup


Spring Gear Guide 2018

You have been planning your adventure calendar for months, and your outdoor to-do list is miles long. Here is the hiking, biking, running, and travel gear you need to tackle new adventures in style this spring. Hiking: RinseKit LUX, $160 RinseKit, the portable pressurized shower system, is ideal for mud-splattered adventurers looking forward to a warm shower after a long day on the tail. The new RinseKit LUX, provides 3 gallons of pressurized water for washing off gear and skin, and the accompa...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Gear, Clifton, Saharan Africa, GSI, Castelli, Newswire, Weego, Keyport Pivot, Cordura Nylon, Hot Rod Water Heater, Ecoths Drake Hoodie, Ecoths, Velocissimo


Gore Wear Introduces Gore-Tex Shakedry Stretch Jacket

As one of the most accomplished professional cyclists of our generation, Fabian Cancellara knows a thing or two about winning. And, he also has been a big part of the product development process for Zipp Firecrest wheels, Cervelo bikes, Specialized Shiv, Trek Speed Concept, Trek Domane SLR and a myriad of other products throughout his fabled career. Now, as a retired pro cyclist, he remains active in the sport with one capacity being the global ambassador for Gore Wear (the product development d...
Tags: Videos, News, US, Sport, Cycling, Gore, Gore Tex, Park City Utah, Gabba, W L Gore Associates, Cancellara, Fabian Cancellara, Perfetto, Castelli, Paris Roubaix, Windstopper


'There's going to be a lot of interest in the stock': Here's one way to play the Spotify direct listing

Spotify's direct public offering, set for Tuesday, is a risky one. Alex Castelli, managing partner and co-leader of CohnReznick's National Liquidity and Capital Formation Advisory Group offers a strategy for the prudent investor. Spotify's using a "novel method" to go public, and that approach has its risks. Spotify is set to directly lists its shares on the public market Tuesday, and without the full involvement of an investment bank helping to set the price, volatility in the stock price ...
Tags: Spotify, Ge, Trends, Nyse, Castelli, Alex Castelli


Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Will Vacation In Greece Days Before May Wedding

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are rumored to be heading to Greece for a short vacation before their May 19 wedding. Spiros Lougaris, the owner of Hotel Castelli, shared the news via his Facebook account.
Tags: Facebook, News, Greece, Harry, MEGHAN MARKLE, Castelli, Harry Will, Spiros Lougaris


Keep it waterproof: A guide to getting more out of your gear

You know the feeling: It’s nice when it beads, but it doesn’t last forever.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland and James Buckroyd/BuckyRides.com) James Buckroyd is our Product Geek. See his previous stories here and delve deeper via his website BuckyRides.com. We spend a lot of time choosing our gear carefully and as we know cycling gear is expensive! Especially when it comes to all-weather wear. But do you know how to keep your Rapha softshell going strong? Your Castelli Gabba still stretchy, or you...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Product Reviews, Cycling, Portland, Patagonia, Products, Gore, Don, Heidi, Stephanie, Granger, DWR, Dave Wilson, Rain Gear, Riding In The Rain


Castelli Perfetto Long-sleeve Jersey Review

Castelli’s Gabba is stuff of legends, so when the new Perfetto Long-sleeve Jersey arrived, it had some big shoes to fill. Built with GORE Windstopper X-Lite Plus material, the Perfetto Long-sleeve offers fantastic fit and performance for cool-weather activities.Castelli Perfetto Long-sleeve Jersey Features:Race-cut all-weather jerseyGORE Windstopper X-Lite Plus fabric throughoutNanoflex underarm insert for added breathabilityDWR finishRubberized hem to keep out the elementsNanoflex drop tail add...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Salt Lake City, Gore, Don, Mtb, Gabba, DWR, Gear Reviews, Perfetto, Castelli, Jerseys, Windstopper, Road Biking, Castelli Perfetto Long sleeve Jersey Review, Perfetto Long sleeve Jersey


Study: What If Artists Retained Equity In The Sales Of Their Work?

"In their paper, titled Democratizing Art Markets: Fractional Ownership and the Securitization of Art, the authors, using historical sales data from the Leo Castelli gallery, have modelled a sample portfolio to determine what would have happened had Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg retained 10% equity in their own works sold by Castelli between 1958 and […]
Tags: Art, Jasper Johns, Visual, Robert Rauschenberg, Leo Castelli, Castelli, 02.06.18


Review: Castelli LW Bib Tights

When the weather turns cold, training indoors may still be the only option — unless you have the right kit in your closet. No doubt, Castelli has some of the best cold-weather gear available and the new LW Bibtight features modern construction to handle cool-to-cold days in the saddle.Castelli LW Bib Tights Features:Lighter-weight bibtight for light winter conditionsThermoflex fabric for exceptional warmth, stretch and breathabilityLower panel in Nano Light fabric for splash protectionProgetto X...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Salt Lake City, Mtb, Gabba, Gear Reviews, Castelli, Road Biking, Bib Tights, Black Anthracite Black Orange, Black White Bib, Pearl Izumi Wool Transfer, GoodStellar Castelli, Castelli LW Bib Tights


Castelli 10M Lung Warmer Review

With Castelli entrenched both in the ranks of road and cyclocross racing, they tend to come up with unique solutions that add variety to their kit offerings. Whether the new Castelli Lung Warmer is athelte-driven or a great experiment, it’s proving to be something of an “un-vest” for those looking for something a little different.Castelli 10M Lung Warmer Features:Gore Windstopper 3-layer fabric (body)Tall, fleece-backed collarVelcro closure is easily loosened for on-the-bike removalMSRP: $49.99 ...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Gore, Gear Reviews, Castelli, Road Biking, Gore Windstopper, Warmfront Chest Warmer


The Cozy Castelli Merino 9 Wool Socks

Merino wool is the bee’s knees in my book. I do my best to wear it daily and on the bike, I’ve found that I love Merino wool socks. Castelli has their own version of Italian woolies and they are good.Castelli Merino 9 Wool Socks Features:Merino wool blendMid-length protection with 9cm cuffMidweight thicknessMSRP: $16.99 The Merino 9’s are comfy and cozy on cold rides. Ba-a-a-a-a means comfort in Italian (I think) When heading out on cold rides, nothing beats the cozy comfort of Merino wool soc...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Socks, Gear Reviews, Castelli, Merino Wool, AMC Gremlin, Road Biking, Cozy Castelli Merino, Castelli Merino, Bontrager Velocis, Wool Socks Merino Wool


Sportful Fiandre NoRain Bib Shorts Review

With cooler temperatures and occasional rain, shoulder-season often requires specialized kits. Thankfully, there are a variety of kits with fleece-backed fabrics and DWR to keep water at bay. Sportful’s NoRain fabrics are just what the doctor ordered and the Fiandre NoRain Bibs have been stellar.Sportful Fiandre NoRain Bib Shorts Features:NoRain Thermal fabric: Nanotechnology water-repellent outside, brushed fleece insideMinimal seaming for additional water protectionBodyfit Pro anatomic fitRaw-...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Mtb, DWR, Gear Reviews, Castelli, Bibs, Road Biking, Sportful, Sportful Fiandre NoRain Bib Shorts Review


Product Review: Cool weather, USA made kit from Ornot

Socks, Bib shorts and jersey colourways sync up for a put together look.(Photos: James Buckroyd) Pretty psyched for a change of season, I ordered up some new gear. I needed some new colder weather kit and wanted to try something different, so I grabbed a few things from Ornot, a smaller San Fransisco company that has been around for about four years. Ornot’s brand stuck in my mind from the play on words in their clever marketing campaign: “You can be a rolling billboard, Ornot.” The whole poin...
Tags: Usa, US, Sport, Front Page, Product Reviews, Cycling, Italy, Portland, Apparel, Performance, Products, San Fransisco, Madeinusa, Capo, Castelli, Ornot


From Fat Kid To Pro Cyclist: Phil Gaimon On Clean Sport, Racing On $10 A Day & The Worst Retirement Ever

“The biggest factor in who made it to the next level wasn’t talent or work ethic. It was a willingness...
Tags: Podcast, Retirement, Sport, Bikes, Cycling, Bicycling, Running, Tour De France, Doping, Garmin, Writer, Strava, Testosterone, Performance Enhancing Drugs, Cannondale, KOM


June 30 2014 Kranjska Gora Ferlach

Today's fiasco started Gus had bought some shiny new Castelli shorts which he hoped would make him go faster. but when he put them on today there was a twist in one of the shoulder straps. We tried for 45 minutes turning the shorts inside out backwards
Tags: Travel, Gus, Castelli, Kranjska Gora Ferlach


June 30 2014 Kranjska Gora Ferlach

Today's fiasco started Gus had bought some shiny new Castelli shorts which he hoped would make him go faster. but when he put them on today there was a twist in one of the shoulder straps. We tried for 45 minutes turning the shorts inside out backwards
Tags: Travel, Gus, Castelli, Kranjska Gora Ferlach


Survive winter riding with these 30 pearls of wisdom

The weather outside is frightful, but with the right gear and wisdom it can be delightful. This treasure trove of winter weather riding advice was inspired by an email thread from the hardy folks of “Unpaved” — a Google Group and Ride With GPS club that share and ride adventurous routes. It was originally posted in this form by Our Mother The Mountain and has been reprinted here with their permission. (Keep in mind, this advice is mostly tailored toward for big adventure rides, as oppose...
Tags: Sport, Mountain, Front Page, Cycling, How To, Tips, Pacific Northwest, Products, Gore, Don, Shimano, YKK, DWR, Google Group, Castelli, Portland Design Works