T Elliott

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T Elliott wrote a review of on November 9, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are the best fitting toe covers I have run across plus they keep my feet warm in cooler conditions down to around 40-45 more towards the 45 degree mark, but warmth is a personal thing. They are a perfectly conformed fit to my MTB and road shoes. Most other brands I have used are a looser fit and they look like crap and ultimately probably don't work as well being a loose fit. I use an L/XL and wear a size 45 sidi.

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T Elliott wrote a review of on June 22, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wore these for a hard 8000 miles season last year and am on my second with them. The shoes are super durable look decent, fit pretty darn good and are well ventilated. I have a longer second toe so I do have some issue with the fit as far as length. I imagine if you have normal feet these would totally rock your world. I will probably go semi to full custom next pair of shoes, but overall Sidi is a stand out brand that will make your cycle feet happy.

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T Elliott wrote a review of on April 25, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really like the looks and colors of this jersey and the fit is fantastic, but after only two uses the pockets are torn away from the back. Two holes in a new jersey, not acceptable and definitely nor up to the Capo quality standard I am used to wearing! The pockets are too small to get your hand into while riding (I have somewhat small hands). I believe pocket size and placement is the reason for the fabric failure.

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T Elliott wrote a review of on January 17, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just picked a pair of these up because they were on sale so cheap I couldn't resist. I have used them twice, but only indoors on a trainer since it is below 20 degrees outside with Winter winds blowing. Soooo, as usual Capo quality is a stand out with these bibs. The fit is fantastic, the leg gripper gel strip is very grippy. I was however a bit disappointed with the chamois. For a 180.00 pair of bibs, I would of expected one of Capo's better chamois. This particular bib has a grey pad that seems to be a standard low end foam pad. Comfortable enough so far, but I will see how it performs on 100+ mile rides in the summer. I have not seen this chamois on any other bib so perhaps I am wrong about the quality. For the price I paid I have no complaints, but I would of sent them back if I paid full price, just because of the chamois. Pros: fit, quality, looks Cons: chamois appears to be a bit low end. I will do a Spring or Summer follow up. As for fit I am 6'0 and 155 lbs Skinny, long legs and always wear a Med in Capo.

As a follow up I have used these bibs on several rides ranging from 30-100 miles and they are very comfortable. They fit well the leg grippers really grip and the chamois does seem to do a great job protecting the area intended.

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T Elliott wrote a review of on January 10, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are great socks on the bike and off. Medium thickness and warm for 40 degrees and warmer. In colder temps I usually double up the socks. They are also very durable. I am on my second winter wearing them constantly. Sizing for me wearing a 45 sidi l/xl just fits and the xxl would be more comfortable. Love the stripes!

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T Elliott wrote a review of on January 9, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a very nice looking and functioning bib as is with most of Capo's items. The only thing I can't quite get used to is the weird back strap. It puckers even when riding in between the shoulder blades and it isn't really a soft material, not a big deal, but it seems to be a strange set up. I like the traditional straps better. They are perfect on long rides and would probably be best with some quality chamois creme to top off the great comfort..

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T Elliott wrote a review of on December 29, 2013

3 5

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

I wanted a set of these fenders for a few seasons. Finally picked up a set and these just are not what I expected. They are lightweight and are mounted easily, but keeping them centered on the wheel is a challenge. Make sure to use a protective film anywhere these make contact to the bike or the mounts will tear up your paint. I have used these on three totally different winter rides and all three times I had to readjust during the ride. The rear fender makes a terrrible racket on bumps. Overall I think they would stop about 80% of the spray onto your feet, but think about 20% of the spary hitting your feet over the course of a long ride and you have saturated feet. The rear fender does a great job eliminating spray up the back. These are a decent solution if you are not able to mount a more permanent fender and you don't mind the racket they make.

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T Elliott wrote a review of on December 5, 2013

2 5

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

Thankfully I didn't pay full price for these. I have worn them twice and both times was chafed in the undercarriage after only 10 or so miles of riding as the rides progressed so did the discomfort. For a "high end" bib these are far less comfortable than many of the lower end capo bibs. As a reference I use Capo: gs13, padrone, nico, modena, persuit and Castelli: body paint, free aero bibs and the Volta bibs are by far the most uncomfortable I have ever worn. Also as a reference I do a lot of 100+ mile rides without any problems from the other bibs I use.

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T Elliott wrote a review of on November 28, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this hat thinking it would be sweet for windy cold winter days and the first time I wore it my head froze. It fits snug, but the bill kind of blocks my field of view. The material lets all of the cold air through and freezes my head once I start sweating. I even tried wearing it over a scull cap and still thought it was a poor hat for winter cycling and decided it must have been designed for a hipster to wear on his way to the coffee shop on a fixie.

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T Elliott wrote a review of on November 28, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have two of these jackets and with combinations of different layering I use them down to 25 degrees for 30-40 mile rides. The fit is tight like it should be and the wind protection is great while the back of the jacket breathes. I am 6' and 155 lbs and wear a medium. The only problem with this jacket is the sleeves could be longer so the wrists don't get exposed. I have used these jackets going on three winters now and the quality is fantastic, gotta love Castelli gear.

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T Elliott wrote a review of on December 10, 2012

4 5

These gloves fit well according to the size chart and the quality is pretty sweet. I cannot wear them in temps below the mid 30's w/o several fingers going numb. I imagine if you buy them large and use liners they would be better. My experience is they are a fantastic mild winter day glove, but not for brutal winter days.

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T Elliott wrote a review of on May 31, 2012

3 5

gloves are comfortable, but finger stitching comes undone quickly. I still use these gloves after few thousand miles despite the index finger coming apart. Would actually use them again because of overall comfort and functionality. Also a note that after quite a bit of use, wiping face with glove, the white obviously gets very dirty looking and does not wash out.

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T Elliott wrote a review of on December 19, 2011

4 5

gloves fit nice. Standard cycling glove fit runs a bit small. Hands have stayed warm in temps down to the mid 30's. Have not ridden colder yet, but think they would continue to perform to lower temps. Windstopper is excellent and the quality appears to be on par with Castelli products, thumbs up. update: These gloves are really not for colder temps below the mid thirties, same warmth as the Castelli Chiro Due, but more expensive. great glove for mild winter weather.

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T Elliott wrote a review of on November 24, 2011

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I like my podium collection bibs better than these. The chamois seems wide and long to me puts extra bulk around the thigh area. The construction and fit seem excellent after using a few times, but I don't know how they will hold up. The stripes crack or break up after a few uses/washes which was very disappointing for such an expensive item. If they make these out of one piece of fabric why can't the decorative strips and logo be integrated into the fabric. From a looks standpoint I was disappoint due to this. It makes the bibs look very used after a couple uses. As far as function I feel they function as good if not better than high end bibs. On a fit note, I weight about 155lbs and am 6' with a 30/31 waist and the mediums fit tight but feel great.

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T Elliott wrote a review of on November 24, 2011

4 5

The sock isn't as tall as it looks it the pictures, but fits well like all castelli gear. It keeps the feet warm in cool weather, 40's but I still use toe covers on my shoes. Def warmer than regular summer socks w/o any bulk. I bought two pair originally and went back and bought a couple more. I think they are an excellent "cool weather" sock. I bought size l/xl and wear a size 10 street shoe.

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