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edup671267 wrote a review of on July 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I have to confess that I never have worn this. I bought it, and then put on a couple of pounds (working on getting them off!), and don't want the race fit right now. However, the material and construction seem to be of high quality with a good feel. It seems especially beneficial for hot and humid weather conditions. I agree that more colors would be a plus.

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edup671267 wrote a review of on April 24, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I ordered this because I was looking for a running top with longer sleeves and pockets. I'm female and such tops are hard to find. This one was just too big, but the seams are nice because they are flat-locked and not likely to chafe. It also is a nice lightweight, breathable material. I gave it 5 stars because it's my problem that it doesn't fit like I wanted.

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edup671267 wrote a review of on April 24, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I have had this jacket for almost 3 months. I found that I'm too accustomed to hi viz cycling clothing. I thought the topaz color of this jacket would be fine, especially with the reflective accents. However, I found myself opting for other tops (including Gore very hi viz jersey as an overlayer), I've concluded I just don't need this.
It is very nicely constructed, with a lot of attention to detail, and it came at a great price.

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edup671267 wrote a review of on March 18, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I ordered this for cycling. I started wearing it to run--it looks like a jacket and that's what I used it for while running (unlike some clothing that screams "bike"!). I've worn it running in the 20s with a base shirt and cycling in the 40s. It's worked in all cases.

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edup671267 wrote a review of on March 18, 2014

4 5

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

These back-closing bibs are truly convenient for pit stops. I didn't have trouble with the clasp as long as I found the strap to pull it. They are not at all compressive. However, the front came up on me because I'm on the short side. I'm returning because the chamois was the dealbreaker, although I'm guessing it would work for most women.

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edup671267 wrote a review of on March 3, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are warm in the 40s with brisk winds and no sun. I'd try them for colder temps, but haven't found warm enough gloves to do so. The attention to detail is great. I've worn them on 40-70 mile rides with pretty much no chamois discomfort (that's a minor miracle!). I've tried the Nimbo chamois in the other Giordana lines, but it hits a hot spot. I'm 5'4", 120 lbs, bigger on the bottom than the top and wear a size S in these.

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edup671267 wrote a review of on November 8, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Although these would probably be fine, they are pretty sheer. I've never worn bibs and thought the price was right to try some, especially with the zipper system. However, I decided to wait until another pair of bibs comes along that I'm sure I'll be comfortable with. I'm 5'4" 120 lbs. I ordered the xs because the xs shorts fit. It made for a snug fit in bibs, though.

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edup671267 wrote a review of on November 7, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I first bought a medium in these, but they were too big. Then, I grabbed the small that came in and felt sure that it must fit. It is too big, too. It's mainly the loose low-riding waist. I can lean forward like on a bike seat without it falling, but can't lean over to pick something up without the waist sliding down. I thought they were supposed to be compressive but they definitely are not. I'm 5'4" 120 lbs.

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edup671267 wrote a review of on October 9, 2013

4 5

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

I ordered these in small and the front bunched up a lot in front, so ordered an XS. They bunch up somewhat, but I'm keeping them. I'm 5'4", 120 lbs--small hips, muscular legs. The shorts don't hurt while riding, although I've not ridden more than 30 miles in them, but my bottom "feels" them after I take them off. I don't know, but maybe that's what people mean when they say there's too much padding.

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edup671267 wrote a review of on October 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I love the knicker material and the visual detail. The chamois is thicker multi-density. I wanted to like it, but, after trying it on, the chamois hit a sore spot that seems to be unique to me. I have tried pretty much all the brands offered (except Assos), and just have problems. I thank Competitive Cyclist for their great inventory, great prices, and return policy!

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edup671267 wrote a review of on October 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I'm returning this knickers because I ordered a medium because I don't like a lot of compression around my stomach. I am 5'4", 120 lbs. The knickers were pretty big all over. The waistband is really wide, so I don't think it would be a problem in a smaller size. However, the chamois is a bad width for me, who has a big problem with cycling bottoms chafing the crease of my leg or the leg itself. I'm giving it 4 stars because I think they are well made, just not right for me.

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edup671267 wrote a review of on September 17, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I may be mistaken but I think these shorts have an older chamois and I wanted to try the newer. I love the sit bone end of Sugoi bottoms, but the front tends to rub the inside of my relatively muscular legs. I didn't think this one would be any different than the RS FXE chamois knickers I've already worn.

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edup671267 wrote a review of on September 17, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I love the Softflex material that makes up this knicker. I loved it so much that I tried the Med, Small, and XSmall to see if the chamois would adjust to a comfortable spot. Unfortunately, it did not. I am 5'4", 120 lb., and the Small was the best fit. The price was great, and it will be perfect for others, thus the 4-star rating.

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