The Castelli Velocissima 2 Shorts are great for a long endurance ride or a quick hour workout indoors or out. These shorts are made with Endurance Evolution fabric that is high-modulus, very matte Lycra®that feels extremely dry while providing just the right amount of compression. The waist construction eliminates stitching and elastic and lies completely flat. At the leg ending we use a raw-cut edge with vertical silicone strips that keeps the leg in place without the pressure that creates the dreaded sausage effect. No great shorts are complete with out a good seat pad, the women's specific KISS Air2 pad will keep you comfortable with out being too bulky. The Castelli Velocissima 2 Shorts are speedy midrange performance.