Lam wrote a question about Ridley X-Ride/Shimano 105 Disc Complete Bike on March 28, 2014
Hi, I'm 5'8" with 30.5-31" stand over. What size should fit me?
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Hi, I'm 5'8" with 30.5-31" stand over. What size should fit me?
Good wind protection in the cool weather and give some aerodynamic feel. It's a bit hard to put on, wished they had zippers but that bring the the price up, so I just leave them on the shoes and pull down enough to buckle up the shoes
I live in Portland area where it rains 10 months a year and these tights are just what I need for most of the time. Nice compression and fit every spot. Completely windproof, haven't tested water protection yet. I don't usually start the ride when it's pouring, but it rains here anytime during the ride, as long as they have good enough water protection to get home, I am okay with it. Chamois is okay, on the edge for 50 miles. I am 5'8" 150#, ordered M first, they were too tight, sent back for a L and they fit nicely with plenty of compression still, just about 1" too long. The only dislike is the Castelli's name printed on both sides of the tights that already started peeling off after a few rides. I don't really care much for these and rather not have them printed on , but come one Castelli! do it right then just leave the prints off. Why made a nice tights and half a$$ job on these. Made in Macau
For me, I only use this for long ride, take 2 before the ride and 2 every 2 hours.
How is the water protection on this one?
I've using this jersey with a light weight base layer in the 40's degree F and it just feels great and toasty the whole ride. Prior to this, my other jerseys are not warm enough and my jackets are a bit heavier and bulkier than I wanted. This jersey is just perfect for 40-60F range. It's light weight, windproof front and very breathable back as the description. High quality materials, in fact the windproof material is so silky smooth that I feel sliding through the wind with little drag. I don't know if people noticed, but the front pocket is a very neat design because Castelli uses mesh material inside, so I use it as a mini vent when climbing. The combination of colors is great, so no mater which color you choose, you're always visible. I am 5'8" 150lbs and the M fits nicely. The only minor dislike is the big red advertising Castelli waist band in the back.
Comfortable grips that give a bit of accent and more expensive look compared to the cheaper rubber look. I got a Red/Black set on MTB that matches with the red accent from the headset.
Yes that was my reaction because I didn't feel wearing one. I bought this helmet to replace my old Prolight and this one fits way better. The Prolight seemed to be a bit narrower from side to side, so if I need to wear any sort of cyling cap or thermal cap in the winter, it felt very tight. While the Aeon is about 20 grams heavier than Prolight in size M, I just simply feel lighter wearing the Aeon due to its so comfortable fit. And the loc 5 retention system is great, it creates a comfortable snug fit and can be adjusted on the ride using 2 fingers. My only concern is the durability of the loc 5 system, it's a very minimal design for light weight so I don't know if it last for the life of the helmet, but only time will tell and I hope I'm wrong on these. Highly recommended.
I own a few pieces of De Marchi and everything fits me perfectly in size M except this tight. The fit just feels weird and lack of compression. No zippers at the ankles and the elastic grip bands are kind of too big. They use the same material on the upper back panel which I think is not very breathable, overkill and overheating in the back easily. A friend ordered this for me at 50% off and I didn't want to bother him to return it, so I just keep it as a cheap training tight.
Good fit, I am 5'8" 150# and the M fits nicely. Got myself a blue. Looks very stylist. Depends on the weather, if it's in the 50's I paired it with a sleeveless base layer and without base layer in the 60's. Seems to work very well for NW fall/spring weather. Just be aware it's not wind blocking material. A good jersey for training or group riding. Handmade in Italia
Great jersey for 50% off the price. Wish they had more color choice so I could get a few. The bottom line is when they work they work. I used this jersey on a 200 mile ride from Seattle to Portland and it was wicked dry. Made in Italia
Actually it's a 3/4 zip not full-length zip as described in tech specs. Please correct the spec!
Wonder if this model was just a promotion or something. They only came out for a few months, sold them 50% off and that was it. Too bad they don't make this kit any more. They fit well and more comfortable than other brands that I paid twice as much. I bought this with matching jersey and used them for 200 mile ride (STP) , loved it. Sweet deal! Made in Italia
Other than a good look, nothing good.
The carbon construction seems be tougher and vey very scratch and ding resistant. I have the aluminum Ultegra pedals on the other bike and they are about the same age, the aluminum ones look kind of beat up now. Part of it because the brighter color on the aluminum makes every scratch very visible.
So short that I felt offensive wearing these.
I was a bit concerned about the sizing on this bike because BMC sizes (S=17, M=19...)are at least 1 inch larger than other bike makers. However, after reading the sizing from the BMC website, I felt more comfortable ordering a small, I am 5'7" and it fits me fine. Still have about 1" clearance over the top tube. A lot lighter than my old 26". For the sale price, very happy with it.
Inexpensive but very effective helmet cover blocking rain and wind. Keep my head dry and warm from the NW winter weather.
My winter bib is a little bit too warm for fall and spring weathers so I gambled on this one and it turns out just what I needed. Not the best quality fabric, but fits the bill and get the job done. The chamois is actually pretty good compared to a couple of other brands I own. They use Uranus with tech index of 2000, feels like memory foam to me, very comfortable. Sizing is true fit. Perfect for cool weather.
I got a complete Modena kit and just love it. Simple graphic but still stylis. The short covers down to knees not half way to the thighs like some other brands.