Get roadie rad.
When it comes to the question of what to wear, cyclocross poses many challenges. You need clothes that are durable, flexible, breathable, and warm. In short, you need apparel items that do it all. The Castelli CW 6.0 Cross Gloves are designed specifically for water, mud, and the chilly weather associated with one of the craziest, least-predictable, and therefore most fun disciplines in cycling.
The CW 6.0 Cross Gloves are intended to keep your hands warm even in the wettest conditions since—in 'cross—the longest races last little more than an hour and there’s no time for wardrobe adjustments once you're underway. A neoprene back, vented finger inserts, and a micro-perforated Clarino palm get the job done by shielding against the elements and shedding water and sweat to keep your hands insulated and warm.
The gloves also feature a silicone print on the palm for grip, which is a small but important detail in a sport that requires constant shifting and braking without sacrificing dexterity. The embossed neoprene on the back is as warm when wet as it is when dry, and the cuffs are made with a hook-and-loop enclosure that creates a secure seal around your wrists. Lastly, a microsuede thumb panel is included to provide a safe landing pad for the inevitable, exertion-caused nasal effusion.
- A cycling glove designed specifically for 'cross
- Multi-material construction for warmth and function
- Wiping panel is easy on your face when the weather isn't
- Q & A
I love that Castelli makes a cross-specific glove. Yes! As said below, "palm vented goodness!"
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Excellent gloves for cooler riding and have held up great so far. Keep the hands warm but not sweaty.
Vented palm goodness
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Gloves fit true to size and the vented palm is amazing. Allows your hands to vent on cold days while you're going hard on the cx course.
Is the sizing chart accurate??? I wear an...
Is the sizing chart accurate??? I wear an xxl in almost all gloves and my hand measured the way you're stating is 8.5". Everyone says I have big hands too.....
Nice for cold weather rides and grippy.
Been using on cold weather road rides, flexible and grippy, still breathe and keep my hand from getting super sweaty.
Happy with the purchase.
I used these gloves exclusively for the USGP race in fort collins. Despite the muddy conditions, I did not crash (phew). The gloves did not fair as well. BOTH of the gloves had multiple holes in them by the end of race weekend!! The stitching is awful and the fingers are simply falling apart. DO NOT BUY these gloves!!
Back to the drawing board Castelli. If you are going to label something CROSS then make sure they are tough enough to fit the bill!