Really like this jersey. Have put about 500 miles into it now and it's one of my favorites. It's a great jersey to have out in the sun (well, the white/black version anyway). Keeps me nice and cool. The fabric has a nice soft feel and it is really comfortable. As for sizing, I got the XL and it fits perfect. I'm 6'4" and 185lbs with a 42" chest. I really like the torso area on it since it has a nice slim fit and doesn't get all baggy like a lot of other jerseys do.
I've put over 500 miles into these bibs now and well, I want to like them, but they suck. I've been alternating between these and a pair of Louis Garneau Neo Power bibs. The LG bibs put these things to shame. First, let me talk about the lettering, since it seems to be a hot topic. My lettering is fine. I haven't had any peel off. I wash them on a delicate cycle and hang them to dry. No problems there. It's everything else though! The stitching is coming undone on the straps, chamois (it's barely holding on at this point), and along many of the seams. What crappy build quality. I really don't like the chamois. I think a chamois is a preference type of thing, but this one just doesn't feel like it has been sewn in the right place. It's too far back and just rides up my butt. The straps are rough too and not very comfortable. In fact all of the material is just a bit rough and feels kind of cheap. The leg grippers don't grip my legs too well and end up sliding up as I ride.
I am 6'4" tall and 185 pounds and went with the XL. They fit good, but like I said, the shorts tend to ride up my legs and they sit just about mid thigh.
I got these for a really good sale price at my local shop, but it was obviously a "you get what you pay for" situation. I have a Castelli jersey and a pair of Castelli Nero Bib Knickers and they are both excellent. But these you should pass on! Get the LG Neo Power bibs! They are a BILLION times better, especially if you are tall.
Nice warm hat. I wear this under my helmet and it keeps my head and ears warm. I've been out down to about 35 degrees and it's been great. It makes those rides quite comfortable for sure. The hat is soft and pretty thick. I had to loosen my helmet to wear it, but you kind of expect that. The only negative I have is the bill. With my helmet on over the hat, and when I'm down in the drops, the bill can block some of your vision. I always find myself pushing the bill back up during rides so I can see better. It's minor, but it's something to know. Otherwise it's a really great warm hat.
Nice set of shoe covers! This is my first pair of covers and I'm not disappointed. They keep my feet warm and dry and they look pretty cool too. I wear 46 size shoes, but got the 47-49 size covers. They fit good, but I think if I had gotten the right size (I thought my shoes were 47... oops) then they would be really snug. I'm actually glad I got the bigger size. They take some effort to pull over your shoes and I think the bigger size makes it a bit easier. The down side is that they are a bit loose around the ankle, but barely. The Velcro strap and zipper are good, no problems there. As for warmth, I've worn these down to about 35 degrees and my feet stay warm.
These are great bibs. I had to give it four out of five stars though because I'm not a big fan of the chamois. It's not horrible, but I wish it was a little thicker. Other then that, these bibs perform! They have been very warm (not hot mind you) in temperatures down to 40 degrees. I haven't ridden in anything colder yet, but I think they would still hold up at least down to 35. My knees and tender bits never felt cold wearing these.
For sizing, I'm 6' 4" and 190lbs. I got the large. I was concerned too, since I always hear that you need to size up with castelli. I'm glad I didn't. The other 6'4" reviewer was right, I'm glad I listened to him! Large fits perfectly! I would actually say that these bibs are one of my better fitting bicycle clothes. The fleece lining is soft and feels good against your skin. The zippers on the legs work well and the straps are the perfect length and disappear on rides.
Overall these are really good quality bibs, just wish the chamois was a bit thicker.
A simple but excellent glove. For the price these are amazing. I previously had a pair of the Pearl Izumi Select Gloves but shredded them in a crash. I actually like the fit and feel on these gloves better. The material feels softer and I really like the Ergo AirZone back. The puller tabs are good too, they are easy to get on and off. The padding is good too. Seems true to size as well.
Update, May 17: After putting a few hundred miles on these gloves, plus a few washes, the letters on the top that say "Garneau" have started to fall off. It's not a huge deal, but still, it's a bit lame that they are just falling off. Hard to complain too much though at this price.
Excellent pair of bibs. This is my first foray into bib shorts, but wow what a difference over my shorts. Very comfortable fit and I really like the compression they provide. I ended up buying these over other bibs mainly for the long inseam. Finally I can wear a pair of shorts that don't ride up and look like I'm wearing a thong. I'm 6'4" tall and with the long inseam the shorts end just a few inches above my knees. Perfect! The large was a perfect fit on me. I'm 6'4" and 200lbs.
I have the previous years version of this and really loved the design of the new version so I got it. The size is true to fit. I have the previous version of this jersey in a large, which fits perfect, but for some reason I bought this jersey in a XL and of course, it's a little loose. Overall not bad though. If you want a more tight fit follow the sizing chart, it's actually accurate (seems like LG's stuff usually is). If you want it to be a bit looser get a size up. The shirt is awesome though, very light and breathable. When the sun comes out the black fabric can really heat up, but I can't call that a negative since the design is just too sweet (plus it's expected).
These tires came on my new Cannondale Synapse 6 bike. In the first 1000 miles I had five flats. I don't ride on bad roads either, so it was surprising. I feel the saying "you get what you pay for" comes to mind with these tires. Overall I wouldn't recommend these. Having to change a tire during a ride really puts a damper on the day. Suffice it to say, I switched to Continental 4000S tires.
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