Because adults have the option of choosing the Free FZ jersey, which, upon close inspection, reveals the same cut and fabrics as the pro-level Garmin-Barracuda team jerseys, Castelli...
Because adults have the option of choosing the Free FZ jersey, which, upon close inspection, reveals the same cut and fabrics as the pro-level Garmin-Barracuda team jerseys, Castelli thought that it prudent to release the same jersey for younger riders, too. It seems only fair, as Castelli recognizes that younger riders benefit from the same fabric treatments and technical features found in high-end cycling clothing. Castelli constructed the Free, like the adult version, from its proprietary Prosecco Strada fabric. This material was selected for its controlled stretch, light weight, and comfort. The controlled stretch of the fabric creates a supportive fit that slightly dampens the fatigue-inducing effects of road vibration in order to keep Junior riding longer. Prosecco Strada also provides a lightweight composition that feels light and airy on the skin, while also remaining highly breathable. In addition to this, Castelli gave the jersey its patented Prosecco treatment, which is a topical hydrophilic treatment that pulls moisture off of the skin and disperses it over a large surface area for rapid evaporation. This exclusive microfiber fabric maintains the jersey's clean fit, regardless of how much sweat gets produced underneath. Accordingly, it'll be keeping your little guy cool and dry throughout the duration of his ride. Adding to the fit, the Free jersey has been cut to a race style. Along these lines, the seams are shaped to the body while it's in the cycling position, and the jersey incorporates what Castelli calls, 'set-in' sleeves. This means that the seams have been shifted in order to allow the sleeves to be inset. So, the sleeves match the position of forward reach to the bars. By doing this, Castelli eliminates any unwanted bunching, pulling, and the abrasion that comes as a result. Castelli gave the Free jersey three rear pockets and a 14cm front zipper.