andre lee

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andre leewrote a review of on August 17, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: XL/XXL

I've been using the Trabec, and thought it was great but I am more pleased with the Tectal. The Tectal breathes better, fits more comfortably (forget that I have it on) and has a visor that has a great range of coverage (out of sight to covering my yes) and stays where I put it. The head cinch isn't as tight as the Trabec but the helmet still stays put surprisingly. I also like the more rounded look than the Trabec's boxier shape. I use while I ride around town and on my 25 mile rides. Lastly, the color (white) is really bright. Thanks for reading.

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andre leewrote a review of on July 17, 2016

2 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 240 lbs
Size Purchased: L

Helmet fit my noggin' great. Lots of cooling air for my bald sweat dome. Chin strap = comfy and secure. Sizing- the "L" fits like an "XL/XXL" on the POC Trabec helmet. A few times, I just couldn't get it off my head and then back on with ease. The tensioner got stuck with the helmet on and then when it was off. Scraped some skin off my fingers trying to turn it. It's going back.

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andre leewrote a review of on July 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 240 lbs
Size Purchased: one size

Oh, this is awesome. It fit nicely on my huge dome, comfy enough to forget it was on my head. Not binding like some other hats I've used ( looking at you DeMarchi). Bill worked well to block the rain out of my face as well as the "mullet" protector for my neck wetness. Survived the thunderstorm I rode through undrenched (my head anyway). I expect it to last a good while like most of my Castelli stuff.

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andre leewrote a review of on May 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 245 lbs
Size Purchased: xxl

I have size xxl hands in most brands, xxxl in Gore gloves, and this fit right at the edge of too tight. What saves it is the pre curve of the glove. If I were to straighten out my fingers, they would be too tight but for riding, putting the wheel on, shifting or breaking, they work fine. I like to ride in the rain and these have kept my hands dry consistently over the last year or so that I've had them. They also keep my hands warm down to 45-50 C. Tough to get on but they are very effective and well worth the price.

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andre leewrote a review of on June 27, 2015

2 5

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

My first ride in these. Summer T-storms are here in DC. The shoes fit well, stiff sole, BOA closure works. Problem is that I bought them to ride in the rain, storms really, love it. The gusset is too low to keep out rain splashed up from puddles or cars passing by or when the clouds really opened up. I just experienced all of this 10 minutes ago. Disappointed. I have the Garneau 0-Degrees LS 100's. They work to keep the elements out but they don't fit comfortably... really hard all over and kind of tight. The Lakes didn't work well. Please appreciate that I didn't use "Lakes" for a most appropriate pun.

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andre leewrote a review of on October 31, 2014

5 5

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

Size 48 is long like a Shimano 315 but a lil more snug in the heel and forefoot. I was looking for better walkabilty....awesome. Lightness, fit, stiffness with comfort.... awesome. Shoelaces? What am I, 3 1/2? They work awesomely! They are electric blue and shiny, though. Electricblueshiny awesomeness!

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andre leewrote a review of on February 21, 2014

5 5

I wear a size 13, 48 in these fit great with room for winter wool socks. I just wanted a cycling shoe that I could walk around in comfortably, but still be an awesome bike shoe. This is it. I walk normally. The cleat doesn't scrape the ground. I think they are really comfortable on the bike so much so that I forgot that I had them on, no joke. They don't fit tight or loose, just right. I don't and won't use them for mountain biking so I'm sorry I can't advise there. I feel fortunate that I have them to use. I don't have any cons for these shoes.

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andre leewrote a review of on January 13, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large

I am 6'3", 230 musclely, 36 length sleeve in dress shirts, 44 chest. Tried the XXL. The body leaves space to move but it's kinda of a 'baggy' fit, mainly because of the material. The arms are long...I rolled up the sleeve and it was still down to the back of my hand, past my wrists. I did love the amount of pockets- three in front, one in back. The styling made me look like a race car driver but without the sponsor patches. Not a good look to me. I didn't want to rate this jacket with stars because I didn't use it but I had to in order to post a review. Sent it back.

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andre leewrote a review of on December 7, 2013

5 5

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

I rode in this jacket for 35 minutes with a thin stoic wool base layer and CX spandex layer in 35 degrees Fahrenheit, but it was 5-10 colder with wind chill, and wind gusts. Fingers were cold but, Oh, was my body toasty, though not hot. The collar is comfortable as heck, back pockets are big but unobtrusive even with all my stuff in them. I had the black and also the orange. Kept the orange, love the orange, awesome color. Bet I could go 5 -10 colder with just a what I had on. Gotta get better gloves though. Sizing, I am 6'3, 230, muscle-y, 44xl jacket. The 3XL fits awesomely. Almost like a jersey but with space for thin layers. If you're thinking of getting it, do it.

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andre leewrote a review of on December 15, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Looks-Beautiful in red, orange, blue.
Fit-slim, 3x fit me (44xl jacket, 6'3", 225) like a bug in snug rug.
Function- As advertised, windproof. On my bike, I was dynamite with just a base layer on in 45 degrees.
Damn- the side seem near the back pocket separated. Will return and hopefully that flaw is a fluke. Will report back.

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andre leewrote a review of on November 22, 2009

2 5

I'm 6'3", 225, 44xl jacket. Bought size XL. The shirt was long enough in the body and arms and not too baggy, although the arms were tight and constricting as there is no spandex-like material there, thus no stretch. I tried this on next to skin and within moments, I felt itchiness on my arms. I assumed because wool is first in the material description that it would be dominant. Nope. It's only 26% wool and I can't tell where it's located. It goes back.

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andre leewrote a review of on January 7, 2009

5 5

I am so glad I got this on sale so I could afford to get two. Dig this, I am running outside, it's a partly cloudy 30 degrees. I have on a base layer tshirt, a base long sleeve, both are thin and spandexy, and the Freeze. I'm out 40 minutes, On the home stretch, I look to my right because something shiny or white catches my eye. It's FROST on my shoulder!! The thing was wicking and warming so well the sweat froze on my shoulder and upper back but I was still warm as pie. I say, 'Get it'.

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andre leewrote a review of on January 9, 2008

5 5

I wear a 34 waist and 36 long pant and a 34L in these pants fit perfectly. The gaiter comes down far enough to block out snow and slush and the full length zip should be standard on all pants. I can't imagine getting ski/snow pants without that now. They fit so well and protect so well I had forgotten that I had them on until I went to the lodge at the end of the day. I hope they last for years or hopefully I'll be able to find something just as great when and if they need to be replaced. Highly recommended for long-legged snow beasts.

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