The cyclist who will ride his bike in the worst weather and over the roughest terrain needs the right pair of cycling gloves. He needs gloves that will keep his hands dry in rainy weather, protected against mud that flies upwards from the wheels and that insulate against cool early morning weather. Castelli followed the requirements of this kind of cyclist when they designed the CW 6.1 Cross Glove. Water glides over the neoprene back and cuff which also shields the hand against chilly weather. Over the fingers and the palm, the breathable material allows sweat to dissipate so the hand stays dry. The silicone grip on the palm provides security for the cyclist who rides on paths that require some on-the-bike acrobatics. The same bumpy rides may pressure hand nerves that could cause numbness in the hand. Castelli created the Castelli Damping System to absorb some of the road/trail shock so in return the median nerve is protected and numbness is avoided.