Make a statement.
Rather than impulse-buying yourself an extremely expensive sports car, consider upgrading your cycling wardrobe first with a jersey that shares a name with your dream vehicle. Castelli's RS Superleggera Jersey makes a serious upgrade to kit, adding a dose of polished European style and featherweight functionality to your rides, all without emptying your wallet the way a sports car would.
Rather than classify the RS Superleggera as strictly a climber's jersey, Castelli readied it for training versatility and race-ready lightness, using impossibly light Futura fabric to achieve a form-fitting fit and fast moisture transfer away from your skin. The fabric's impressively soft too—not unlike the smooth leather interior of a sports car, if your mind's still there. Castelli didn't stop with Futura either, adding its 3D mesh and Stretch Woven fabrics to enhance fit and breathability, with Stretch Woven giving the Superleggera the jersey increased mobility and 3D mesh adding ventilation across the back and sides to keep you cool on midsummer rides.
Castelli took the name of the Superleggera seriously, constructing it with all of the luxurious details befitting of a jersey first conceived in the Alps and named for a high-speed car. It used bonded no-sew seaming to achieve impossibly smooth waist and sleeve hems, and included elastic along the waistband to hold the jersey in-place when you're standing on a climb. Three standard and a single zippered rear pocket give you space to store bonk-preventing nutrition, while a neck-saving zipper flap saves you from long-ride chafing. In case you're out past sunset, the jersey's reflective accents will keep you visible to other motorists, and the entire jersey employs the standard Castelli fit: tight across the chest while standing and contoured in the saddle.
- Futura main body fabric with Stretch Woven and 3D mesh
- 1 zippered, 3 open rear pockets
- Neck-protecting zipper flap
- Reflective accents
- Item #CST00B3
- Q & A
Runs VERY Small
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
This is a nice jersey. Unfortunately, it runs way smaller than even the normal Castelli's. I'm muscular and lean and wear an XL jersey for most brands and a XXL in Castelli. I recently purchased this jersey in a XXL and it was two sizes too small... at least. I couldn't even get my arm through. Very disappointing
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
This is one of the nicest jerseys that I've ever put my hands on. The fabric's feel is so much softer and smoother than anything else I've tried. Be warned that the fit is very, very race, though.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
Part of Castelli's top-of-the line Rosso Corsa line, this is a VERY good looking jersey. Made with a lot of attention to detail. Made in the USA (unusual for Castelli). Very fine design/quality.
Superlegerra means "superlight" in Italian. So the main textile used here appears to be a fine light soft lycra. Anyway, is strikingly soft. And breathable. With stealthy black mesh sides.
The material may be a little delicate -time will tell. I doubt this will be your workhorse summer jersey. Perhaps best reserved for those special rides?
Lastly, this jersey matches the new Castelli Mondial bibshorts (also made in USA) and the new Secondapelle gloves.
Fit: Classic Castelli (Italian) sizing. Size up +1. Warning: Definitely designed to fit and look best on the fit/athletic rider.