Castelli

159. Steve Smith, Global Brand Manager of Castelli, Offers an Inside Look at The World Famous Heritage Cycling Brand and Its Revolutionary Cycling Apparel Design, Aerodynamics and Comfort

Steve Smith is the Global Brand Manager at Castelli, one of the world’s leading cycling apparel brands and yes, one of my favorites! On this episode of Marni on the Move, Steve and I talk all things cycling from the brands historical roots and influence in the cycling world, tracing all the way back to 19th century Italy to its game-changing performance cycling apparel including aerodynamics, weather protection, comfort and 2021 summer styles.

We discuss how Castelli has revolutionized design and functionality in performance cycling jerseys, jackets, shorts and kits, from introducing LYCRA® to the sport in 1977 and reinventing the bib short to designing its world famous Gabba race jersey, and translating this functionality and high tech design into clothing for everyday recreational cyclists and triathletes. Steve sheds light on the innovation process Castelli implements to remain ahead of the curve when it comes to technology and design for the pros and beyond. He offers invaluable tips on dressing for cycling success for all weather and seasons, how to layer for long rides, and how to dress like a pro with great style.

Steve chats about his personal love of cycling, his favorite places to ride, the career path that led him to move to Italy for his current role at Castelli, where he lives, works and rides in Bassano del Grappa. We talk about the training and rides that fuel Steve for success, some key lessons he has learned from cycling, and what’s on his bucket list for 2021

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149. Nelson Gutierrez, Founder, Strictly Bicycles On Cycling, Entrepreneurship & Pursuing Your Passion

When Strictly Bicycles founder, Nelson Gutierrez opened his store in 1994, he dreamed of not only sharing his sport with the world but creating a community of passionate cyclists looking for a welcoming place to socialize, refuel, and purchase the highest quality gear to set them up for success. And that’s exactly what he did—just ask any cyclist where their go-to stop is on a long ride outside NYC. The answer? Strictly Bicycles is the place to be.

On today’s episode, Nelson shares how he fell in love with cycling as a way to expand his horizons and explore new places while growing up in the inner city. He talks about working at a bike shop at the age of 19, and how his managerial position there fueled his entrepreneurial drive and led him to open his own bike shop, Strictly Bicycles.

We discuss how Nelson pivoted his business during the COVID-19 pandemic toward a more virtual experience, and how he kept his customers and employees safe, while remaining open and continuing to produce the Strictly Bicycles experience outside and socially-distanced.

Nelson also offers his sage cycling wisdom, tips and advice on purchasing and maintaining bikes for both first-time and leveling up for seasoned cyclists, as well as how to continue training indoors.  I also sync up with Nelson on how cycling fuels him for entrepreneurship and vice versa. Hint—he’s all about having passion.

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