Stanley Green wrote a question about Castelli Corso Pants on September 28, 2012
Does the Corso classic pants have a bike pad?
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Does the Corso classic pants have a bike pad?
I have a Paris with Fulcrum Zeros and like it a lot. With those wheels you can try tubless tires...I did, but I am staying with Continental Road/Force.
Great llight. Works perfectly as discribed. AS I ride cars obviously ride more left (away) and around me. Inspires confidence....
I tried Fusion 3 tubless on Fulcrum Zero 2-way rims on a Pinarello Paris. They provided a comfortable ride, however, being a lower pressure tire, my rims took a beating. I think that the rubber is softer as well, and the tires themselves became pock-marked, and eventually went prematurely flat and unusable. They don't measure up for me. I'll try them again when the Fusion 5 comes along. My favorite tire with high performance and no problems is the Continental Attack/Force combination. Now your talkin....
This helmet was not designed for my shaped head .... similar to a torture device.
Excellent Levers, except that they buzz in some conditions... There is a fix on line, but there shouldn't be problems at this price point.
I just installed my EA90 stem on my bike. The original stem is perfectly good, but was 110 mm. The way to measure if your saddle is installed correctly is to put your elbow against the very front of the nose of your saddle, extend your middle finger which should be in the middle and over your handle bars. When I measured, I surely needed a shorter stem, since my finger was short by inches with the seat moved as forward as possible. I installed the new shorter stem, and my Pinorello FP=3 DuraAce was even more comfortable to ride - I do about 50 miles every other day. Another way to tell if your stem is the right size is to to look down and see if the axle of your front wheel looks as though it is under the handle bars. If it looks like its forward of the bars, you need a shorter stem....to the rear of the handle bars you need a longer one. The EA90 is aluminum, but I see no advantage to their carbon copy of this stem...they both weigh the same. The Pinorello stem was a bit more flashy looking, however this Easton is finished very nicely and works well. I will attach my bike computer to it, so it will hardly be visable at all. The bike is a bit twitchy with the shorter stem, however, I will get used to that soon enough.
Indeed...the gloves felt good, however, the loops broke the first time I used them, the stitching started to come apart after only an hour on the bike. If Castelli tightens up their manufacturing, these gloves could very well be my favorites.
Gel pockets seem to be in the wrong place making fingers, then hands tingle, then numb.
Absolutely the best glove I've every used. A bit tight to get on and off, but once in position, very comfortable. Has finger pulls for removal that wont tear off like some other brands. The gel pads are properly placed for comfort.
This stand is designed to hold on to the seatpost... Sometimes there isn't enough room, however, it will clamp on to any any tube securely. If cables are in the way, you have to try another tube. The quick release/secure lock makes it an easy task. Very sturdy and workable.
I ordered this saddle to accomodate my sore behind on my Pinarello Dura Ace I just got. In fact, there is no difference between this saddle and the stock saddle. I am just getting used to the original one and it will probably be fine. The Fizi saddle is made well and good looking, but again so is the original one. I returned it for a prompt refund.
This helmet is extremely easy to get a perfect fit..even while riding. There is a knob on the back that instantly adjusts for perfection. There are lots of vents, so if it is chilly, I recommend a skull cap for warmth.
When I first used this, I followed the enclosed directions. I used almost the whole bottle of cleaner (to the fill line), and when back peddling, the chain kept coming off. Click on to the Park Tool website...there is a video which explains the proper way to use this tool. It does a great job without spills and problems when used the correct way.... Recommended
There is nothing that keeps me as warm while riding than this cap. (Maybe because I'm a bit sparse in the hair department) Easily fits under my helmet, feels comfortable, and is highly recommended
As with any Castelli product, I found that I have to go up one size. These size large gloves fit my size Med. hands perfectly. They are very comfortable, wind and rain proof, not bulky at all.....a great purchase.
I tried many saddles, but this one's the best for me. The smooth leather allows weight shifting to a different saddle position easily. This provides welcome change. These saddles are made very, very well, and should last a lifetime. The adjustment bolt is hard to change...I understand there is a special tool for it. This tightens the leather thay may stretch a bit. This should be done twice a year for the leather to be kept taught.