Salt Lake City, UT
Correct, this is a women's geometry frame.
What could be said that hasn't already been complimented below?
In short, this stuff makes for the perfect introduction to what you've been missing in the world of cork bar tape. Color selection is superb (I went with Celeste, mandatory color selection for my Bianchi). Tape feels great under the hands and you get more than enough tape to do a solid wrap job.
If I'm paying for it, this is my go-to tape.
Who would have thought?
My biggest regret was waiting until the tail end of summer to pick one of these up. The jersey is fantastically light weight and breathes very well. For 90+ degree rides I have a hard time reaching for any other jersey now.
This is the first piece from Craft that I have owned. Construction seems right up there with best from other big name brands. Being very fair skinned, and echoing previous reviews, sunscreen under this thing is mandatory - it's that thin. If you're one to get self conscious when you kit up, this may not be the jersey for you as it is more or less see through.
But if staying cool is the priority, you really can't go wrong with this one.
I admittedly agonized over which OF mount to purchase for my Edge 510. So far, I am beyond happy with the BarFly 2.0.
Installation was beyond simple, though users should be careful when mounting to your handlebars - I imagine you could bend or break the plastic if you apply to much force.
Once installed, I've found it to be nothing short of perfect in use. The Garmin attaches with ease and feels 100% secure. The dual mounting positions on the BarFly seems elegant, but with the size of the Edge 510 only the front mounting point works.
Can't beat this bad boy for the price.
About says it all doesn't it?
The light is about the size of a cigarette light in your car (if your car still has one of those). The multiple light modes are handy and all seem to work very well. The light mounted easily to my seat post under my saddle bag and has stayed secure even on poorly maintained city roads.
The built in male USB plug makes charging a breeze - no need to remember where you put the cable. Charging port is well protected when the rear cap is on.
Small size, lightweight, and more than enough power make this a pretty ideal commuting light.
Construction is rugged and I have no doubts as to the weatherproofing. Charging port is covered by a tight sealing rubber cover (also, USB charging is rad). The beam is nicely focused and provides more than enough forward visibility while catching the attention of oncoming traffic.
Very solid purchase and worth the slightly higher price. Buy it once and enjoy it for years.
GORE was not messing around with this one. These are made for the coldest winter rides only - take these out on an early spring spin and your feet will be roasting.
But when the temps hit the 20s and below, these are one hell of an asset. Wind does not get through and interior insulation is left to do its job of keeping those pedaling digits toasty warm.
Reflective details are a nice touch, you can never be too visible on the road.
This is not a burly winter glove for the coldest nights and long hours spent outdoors.
But if you have the right expectations they are a great addition to your winter wardrobe if, like everyone else, you hopped on the touch screen bandwagon. I bought these for my mother so she could operate her iPhone without having to pull off a glove.
They have a nice, snug fit without being restricting. Touch screen compatibility is as advertised. Overall a solid buy.
What can you really say about a bike pump? Perhaps you have some questions I could answer.
You might wonder, does it pump air?
Why yes it does, and quite well in fact. It even sports a pressure gauge so you know how much air you've pumped.
Is it easy to connect to the valve?
Incredibly so. That threaded chuck works a charm and ensures a tight seal while airing up. The built in pressure bleeder is a great addition as well.
Can I run it over with my car?
Probably not. While the build is by no means to be considered cheap, it isn't the burliest pump money can buy. Treat it well and it will keep the tires on favorite whip happy for years to come.
I loathe the trainer. Not even sipping on a cold brew during an indoor spin could make me enjoy the experience of pedaling on that stupid fluid roller.
So out into the cold Utah I went to spin on some real roads, snow be damned. I searched and purchased several gloves before wiser minds steered me towards the lobster style for the coldest of riding days. This is clearly the way to go for winter riding; leaving fingers to fend for themselves in standard gloves simply does not do the trick.
With these babies, I could easily tackle temps in the 20s. Low teens probably merit the use of an additional liner to keep those digits toasty, but still doable. The lobster style does take some getting used to when operating your brakes/shifters, however the benefits of warmth will make this an easy adjustment for you. Highly recommended.
Does it get more classic than Ray-Ban Aviators? I think not.
These aren't adorned with tacky details like sequined brand initials, just high quality metal frames with good lenses and a timeless shape. I have a pretty large face and these fit me great. Smaller people may have a hard time rocking these because of the size.
The included leather case and cleaning cloth work like a charm.
These are a pretty classic looking set of sunnies from Ray-Ban. Build quality is top notch as to be expected and the included case is great for storage when I'm not wearing them.
Obviously these are not intended for strenuous outdoor activities, but on sunny days when you need to look sharp they do the trick. They are a pretty small lens shape, so people with a bigger face may want to look for some eyewear with bigger lenses that appear to fit the face better.
If you dig the retro look, you'll love these shades.
This has to be one of the most versatile pieces of cycling clothing I own.
I can wear it short-sleeve, long-sleeve, in the wind, in the rain, and it takes it all in stride. The fabric is heavy enough and protective enough to negate the need for a dedicated jacket or wind vest in early spring or fall conditions. It is definitely too heavy to wear in the heat of a Utah summer, but that is not what it was made for.
The removable sleeves are a wonderful feature and definitely beat a pair of arm warmers when it comes to comfort. The previous reviewer is right to mention the difficulty of removing or installing the sleeves. I can take them off without assistance, but to put them back on I need to remove the jersey or have someone help.
That minor grip aside, show me a more versatile cycling top for early season riding and I'll happily switch. Until then, I'll be rocking the Gabba with a big grin on my face.
I was drawn to the simple, classic lines of these steel cages. The profile when viewed from the side is particularly attractive.
My only complaint is they don't fit my Clean Bottles super well, the bottle rattles in the cage which is obnoxious on rides. I'll probably experiment with different bottles to find something that fits better.
I've owned at Atmos for the last year, I love the fit, ventilation, and weight.
When it came time to shop for a lid for the lady, the Atmos was my first suggestion. After trying on a bunch of models and brands, she loved the fit of the Atmos the best. The retention system can accommodate a pony tail fairly easily; an important feature as she has long hair. The retention adjustment also makes for a very secure fit.
We got her the matte titanium colorway, we both love the look and I'm a little jealous that hers looks better than my standard black one.
It would be hard to review a cleat system without mentioning their partner in crime, the pedals.
I bought these to match up with some Ultegra pedals I picked up used. While we are in the dead of winter at the moment, I've managed to put a few miles on the system and can say that the upgrade was money well spend.
I came from the Time system of pedals and these cleats feel slightly lower profile and "grippier" when not clipped in to the bike. This is good for avoiding the embarrassing floor slips that are especially common in the wet winter months.
Engagement to the pedals is firm and obvious; you know when you are locked in. I elected for the yellow model as I prefer a bit of float in my cleat. Mounting hardware worked perfectly with my DMT shoes.
I purchased this in November as a gift for my mother to replace an aging hand-me-down winter coat she was using.
The short of it: She loves the new jacket. The insulation is warm and the fit is great on her. The technical features that make this a ski jacket are lost on her since she does not worship the Church of Alpine Descent. All the same, the insulation and waterproofing do their jobs well on cold winter days.
Buyers should note that the "Bolt Blue" color way is significantly more electric blue than the photo suggests. I elected for the tried and true black with no disappointment.
This is the perfect no-frills travel duffle.
The interior compartment is spacious and could easily transport everything I need for all but the most involved trips (if anything, the bag is maybe a little too big for my average vacation). Build quality is top notch as expected, the fabric feels durable and the zippers are robust.
The wheels are a nice feature, but I frequently prefer to just carry the bag. Those who rely on this feature should be pleased with functionality.
Bought these for colder temperature riding thinking they might do a decent job.
Frankly they don't do much when temperatures drop below mid-30's in Utah. However, as is expected, construction quality is top notch and the gloves are very comfortable from a fit standpoint.
I have kept them and expect to get good use out of them on chilly, but not frigid, riding days.
This was my first attempt at using chamios cream for my rides. Boy does it make a difference. A healthy application before a ride has kept me chafe and saddle sore free without fail.
There is some tingle when you first put it on, it doesn't bother me now that I am accustomed to it.
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