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Robb wrote a review of on November 15, 2012

5 5

I've put a few hundred miles on this tire (with Powerlink on back) and consider it to be one of the best deals I've received from RC. Installed as easily as any other tire on Fulcrum 7 wheel, has proven to be reliable in standard training-type riding on streets and paved trails. I live where I seldom face wet streets so I can't comment on wet grip. I got a great deal on Real Cyclist; glad I did because it got me out of inferior tires that were squared off after a few hundred miles. On sale? Get 'em.

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Robb wrote a review of on July 27, 2012

Prologo Zero PAS Ti
4 5

The descriptions by Prologo and Real Cyclist (and affiliated sites) are very much worth the time to wade through. In my case, my CAAD-10 came with the Prologo Kappa, a saddle that is described as semi-rounded. The saddle was fine but caused characteristic numbness that as I rode it seemed as if it would go away if the Kappa were a bit more flat so that my sit bones would take the pressure. After wading through all the manufacturers' web sited I went with the Prologo Zero PAS because A) the company (along with RC) took the time to describe to potential consumers how they expected the saddle to fit, and B) the descriptions of the Zero PAS as being a flat saddle seemed to be dead-on for what my soft tissue needed, and C) Real Cyclist's 60 day unconditional return policy gave me the peace of mind that if it didn't work I could trade it out for a different saddle. But, after 180 miles on the saddle I'm happy that I won't have to return it as it "fits" exactly as Prologo and RC describe. After decades in saddles without a cutout, this is the first saddle that I've felt comfortable enough trying a full cutout. It took me about 4 hours in the saddle to get used to the new pressure points, but am pleased that these new pressure points are actually my sit bones and not soft tissue. So, read up and study the Prologo and RC web site descriptions, assess those against what yo unlike/dislike about your current saddle, and give this a try if it seems right. Saddles are definitely and "experience good" so RC's unconditional guarantee takes the risk of a new saddle out of transaction. I just wish the carbon rail version would have been available to drop a few grams, though this Zero is certainly a reasonable weight given the price.

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Robb wrote a review of on July 12, 2012

Comfortable stock saddle
3 5

The Kappa came stock on my CAAD10. I've used it for about 1,000 miles and have no serious complaints. I hadn't previously used a Prologo saddle (many, many years on Selle Italia saddles that just fit me well) but I've been happy enough with this that I've finally (much later than I expected) ordered a Prologo from RC as its upgrade. Need a saddle in a pinch and don't want to spend a lot? Give this a try and remember the RC return procedures are extremely consumer-friendly if the saddle just doesn't fit. Overall, very good bang for the buck on this one. I switched it out with a Prologo Zero PAS...see that review if you move around on the saddle a lot as the flatter profile allows more positions than this Kappa does.

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Robb wrote a review of on March 19, 2012

5 5

This is a near-perfect vest for 50 degree mornings. The front is extremely thin and light but cuts the wind well; the back mesh assures that there's not too much heat retention. The fit seems true to all other LG clothing. I'm 180 pounds, 6'1" and the Large fits perfectly over a thin base layer and jersey. There is only a slight bit of fabric flap at the shoulder, but otherwise it fits great.

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Robb wrote a review of on February 22, 2012

5 5

I've washed these three times, ridden in them three times (about 100 miles total), and would buy three more. I'm always an XL in all shorts (except Castelli, in which I'm XXL). They do seem *slightly* smaller than my other LGs, but still similar to all my other XLs. I'm 6'1" 180 pounds with a 34" waist and medium build. No stopping to pull shorts down, no binding, no unwanted play in the saddle; very good shorts.

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Robb wrote a review of on February 22, 2012

5 5

I always buy XL bibs (except for XXL Castelli) so I got these in XL and they fit as advertised. These are now my favorite bibs. I'm a middle aged guy with a medium build (read: not athletic) with a size 44 chest and 34 waist who weights 180 pounds in winter. The they fits snug, but not tight (I mentioned I'm not an athletic build, right) with little of the unwanted "play" that can ruin a good day in the saddle. As I write this I'm just disappointed the XLs aren't in stock.

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Robb wrote a review of on February 22, 2012

5 5

This is a fantastic jersey. Others are spot-on with their assessments of the red...it's a deep, gorgeous red. I'm nearly always a L in jerseys and this fit as expected. I'm a middle aged guy (read: not an athletic build) with a size 44 chest who weights 180 pounds in winter (that drops a dozen in the summer) and the L fits perfectly for that seasonal change...snug but not tight, with very little wind ripple. If you're considering the matching bibs, get some...they're currently my favorite. I got an XL because I always have problems with the length of the straps and they fit just like the jersey...snug but not tight with little of the unwanted "play" that can ruin a good day in the saddle.

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Robb wrote a review of on February 22, 2012

5 5

Outstanding value! Because the roads where I ride are all lined by dark pine trees, I'm always looking for jerseys that are mostly white. For some reason most manufacturers have decided that white must be boring. This is now my favorite jersey because it's highly visible but not old-man-don't-hit-me ugly. I'll be ordering a blue one with my next shipment. The sizing for my "L" was exactly what I'd expect for a large. I'm 6"1", 180 pounds, medium build with an old-man gut and this fits with a comfortable amount of wind wave; a relaxed fit that is neither too loose, nor too tight. If I had an athletic build, I'd comfortably drop down to medium.

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