John Regions

John Regions

Sfield, MO

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John Regions wrote a review of on July 11, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Great for gravel and carrying extra gear (like a Christmas ham), without having weight on my back.
It is pretty sweet to be sure with a bunch of different pockets for organizing. It is also secure, if not a little gamey to loop the velcro for the seatpost attachment.

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John Regions wrote a review of on July 29, 2012

5 5

Yes. It is.
I only wish it was less expensive!

The euro style is the creme for warm/hot weather.
It truly is cooling and makes all my rides more comfortable.
I rode for years without chamois creme. That wasnt very smart. But i prefer the density of this creme as it adheres to a wide range of pads nicely and (in my opinion) carries the cooling sensation longer.
Beyond that, It reduces friction longer.

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John Regions wrote a review of on July 27, 2012

4 5

I am 6'2" about 200-205 (16.5-17 neck, 34/35 sleeve length), 41" chest.

I bought the medium, as LG product fits larger than Euro sizing. As well, I prefer a tighter fit and dont like a lot of flapping in the wind.

I bought mine off chainlove, for $25, what a steal!!!

Construction appears good, the fit is good, it didnt smell like a chemical bath and once you have it on the colorway isnt that bad, either. At the size medium, it will be work with a short sleeve jersey and arm warmers most likely or as a commuter jacket in Fall.

I will be keeping my eye on chainlove. If it comes up again at $25, I will be buying a Large to layer under.

It is hard to rate the windstop (it is July after all). But the material feels like pretty typical, sturdy windstop.

I have one knock on it. I wish the front had 2 hand pockets.

Also, I have one compliment. Thanks for the zipper guard on the chin flap. I hate when my beard gets caught!

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John Regions wrote a review of on July 20, 2012

5 5

I have been riding an Aspide, in one form or another, on my road bikes for about 9 years.

Thisnis a minimal saddle that doesnt dispense with comfort. It isnt a flat piece of plastic wrapped in saran wrap.
San Marco manages to keep the suppleness of form in a minimalist package.

The saddle has just the right amount of padding, making it ok to ride on longer outings, not just a few laps down at the crit.
As well, The Aspide has surprising depth allowing a good deall of length tomget outnon the nose for extended speed efforts and a enough of a lip to leverage your buttocks on seated, longer climbs. My white saddle has remained quite clean and naturally white with regular attention, using baby wipes, too.

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John Regions wrote a review of on July 20, 2012

5 5

I always wondered Easton wheels. Then, i bought the EA90 Aeros.
Kick ass.

I like the deep dish rims with the spoke pairing. They roll great here in SW Missouri over rollers and out in the flats. The bearings are smooth and the hubs are beyond stealth silent.

I am not small for a cyclist...6'2" around 205lbs. These babies do not flex, even when standing. As well, they feel solid tracking through fast corners and bends.
These wheels take me over rough roads, chip and seal, smoothly and with aplomb. They arent carbon, but i dont care.
So far, so good.

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John Regions wrote a review of on July 20, 2012

5 5

I must have a problem. I just bought the blue Victory for use on my fixed gear rides. I now have 3 LAS Victory helmets in my helmet stable. My other 2 included the extra bug netting along with the regular strips of padding, if you dont want the bug netting.

Well, i dont wear the bug netting, except in winter. It restricts the airflow and makes the helmet too hot in warm weather. But the function of the bug netting padding is better than the little strips when arent using the netting. It is a conundrum.
All of that is to say, the US version without the bug netting is very pleasing! The padding is far and away better than those weenie strips.

You get all the benefits of a, ah, padding cap inside the helmet, without the airflow blockage. The feels better, as such, too. Great helmet...looks super cool, vents well, adjusts supremely! Good stuff.

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John Regions wrote a review of on July 20, 2012

5 5

Man, what a smashing bib! I have been using the LG Team bibs and really like them alot. But I picked up a pair of these and, wow!
The pad is better & larger, the fit is better, the fabric is supple...these babies are kickin.

I dont feel these are quite as compressive as the team bibs, but not so much it would bother anyone. They are not loose in any fashion. A big plus, i think the inseam is just a bit longer. I appreciate it at 6'2" 36 waist 34 inseam...many times i end up wearing short - shorts with some of the shorter inseam offerings out there. The pad here is broader for more coverage without being a diaper. btw, i wear a large and have no fit issues here. I will be buying another pair (at least)!

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John Regions wrote a review of on July 20, 2012

5 5

Full disclosure: i believe San Marco produces the best saddles in the world!

I use this saddle on 2 of my bikes...one road bike and my fixed gear. It serves the same purpose on both. It is very comfortable in that it acts like an actual saddle and not a flexy, flat board, like many others. The nose is comfortable to move up on when you really get moving. The lipmon the tail is the perfect leverage point to scoot back against on any seated climb. The colors are great and dont run or anything drastic like that. In fact, they gain a cool patina over time of use.

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John Regions wrote a review of on July 17, 2012

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Previously, i gave this bag high marks....I guess it is because I never needed it before today.

I flatted and went for my tube in my Lezyne bag.
UNFORTUNATELY, there was a hole in my bag (i suppose from rubbing against my seatpost?).

This compounded my flat tire problem. Why? Because there was a hole in my bag, there was a huge hole in my tube.
Super lame! I am really disappointed. I pimp lezyne pumps, the fire break hydropack, patch kits, levers, etc...but to be let down by a product thta is to add security is inexcusable.

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John Regions wrote a review of on May 28, 2012

5 5

Lezyne scores another big hit with me.
The lght comes with 2 size mount rings: 31.8 and 25.4. The rings mounts easily and securely.
As well, the light connects easily to the mounts and stays there.

The light turns on easily and there's no secret combination to move between the 3 lighting modes. I hate to say it. But, as usual, Lezyne machining is pretty impeccable.
It is a secure light that is bright as hell. 300 lumens will light the roads with easy, even on the "low" setting.

To top it all off, the price is ridiculously great!!

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John Regions wrote a review of on March 25, 2012

5 5

Once more, this was a purchase before real cyclist started carrying the product. But I would encourage the purchase due to realcyclist's high standards.

This is not a weenie messenger bag by any stretch.
The rubber tire tubes are an amazing protectant.
It is very durable and scratch resistant.
The strap is sweet. It isnt a padded addition that slides around. It is nicely padded with a fairly breathable mesh. Not to mention it is nice and wide, helping keep the pack in place while shredding the mean streets.
The interior is well thought out, too.

There aren't 18 unusable pockets....
There is a nice zip pocket on the the facing exterior, under the flap.
The interior proper has a long zip pocket (where I keep my timbuk2 tool shed).
There are a couple slotted pockets below that pocket for smaller items.
On either end of the interior are two open pockets topped with a little elastic.
I like to use those for cycling cap/gloves, flask, water bottle, sunglasses case, mini pump/inflator. Finally, as is common, a velcro pocket for laptop, etc(i shove my ipad back there or a rain jacket.

Anyway, it is a great frikkin pack not overthought, tough, and functional.

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John Regions wrote a review of on March 25, 2012

5 5

I didnt order mine from realcyclist, but this is a nice piece of kit. I carry it in my city bag, keeping real necessities together:
Tube
Cutter Church Key
hex key set
Patches
Tire boot
Tire levers
Knife
Small pen light
Lighter

The bottle opener helps, too!
I have saved a few less prepared riders bacon having all my kit together. It helps to be prepared.

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