With a featherweight construction and an impeccably tailored fit, Castelli's brand new Mondiale Shorts make an enviable addition to any cycling wardrobe. Featuring high end materials and Castelli's top tier Progetto X2 Air Donna chamois, the Mondiale is well equipped to accompany you on your longest, toughest rides no matter where in the world you find yourself spinning. We'd advocate that function in cycling shorts is a crucial concern, but we'd also attest that style carries its own significance. We're constantly searching for the rare cycling apparel that's able to achieve both characteristics, and with the Mondiale, Castelli skillfully blends the two. An all new proprietary fabric, Cinquanta, constitutes the main body, and its 50 percent Lycra composition allows for an incredibly contoured fit with next to skin softness that stays away from the realm of tight and restrictive. In a choice that embodies the ethos of functional style, Castelli added seamless reinforced side panels to the outside of each leg to provide more support to the hardworking muscles on the outer legs, particularly the IT bands. In addition to being a well deserving place for added support while riding, this ultralight, form fitting layer also creates a clean, slimming silhouette that integrates beautifully with Castelli's inclusion of a subtler version of its classic scorpion logo. Castelli readies the Mondiale for high mileage days and long, strenuous workouts in the saddle with the luxurious Progetto X2 Air Donna chamois. The top tier Progetto X2 features multi density foam in a strategic topography that manages to be supportive without making you feel like you're sitting on a pillow, and it's been anatomically shaped to move with you as you pedal and shift in the saddle. It's covered with a soft, micro denier, four way stretch, and bacteriostatic layer to facilitate airflow and reduce the likelihood of chafing and irritation. As a finishing touch, Castelli adds sleek, bonded leg he...