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Jonathan Nellis

Jonathan Nellis

Jonathan Nellis

Jonathan Nellis wrote a review of on October 13, 2014

Mostly great tape but...
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Thought I would give this tape a try. I had been using the Fizik tape (I think the Performance) before.

The tape looks great, feels good and is very grippy. Probably the most grippy of the tapes I have tried. The included pieces of securing tape actually look really great. I thought it was a clear winner at first. However, after a few rides in the heat I am less certain.

While the tape is extremely grippy even when wet with sweat, it's just not as pleasant of a surface to be gripping onto. The Fizik tape was a little less grippy when wet but I didn't notice sweat on my hands while riding in the summer. Maybe it is more porous, breathable and/or absorbent but my hands feel a lot more sweaty with this LS tape. The LS tape feels like plastic. It doesn't absorb anything. It doesn't let your hands breath so they and the tape end up feeling wet like when you use plastic gloves.

I might be nitpicking but I will probably try something else next time around, especially during the hottest summer months.

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Jonathan Nellis wrote a question about on March 25, 2014

Does anyone have any experience mounting this to a seat post that is not round and has a pointy trailing edge? The back half of my Dogma seat post resembles a triangle in cross section and the front a half circle. Does it stay in place without rigging up some sort of home made solution? :D

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Jonathan Nellis wrote a review of on October 31, 2013

Great Minimalist Saddle Bag
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This might not be the saddle bag for you if you are the type that wants to be prepared for every possible situation (multiple tubes, multiple CO2 cartriges, tire levers, chain tool, spare chain links, multi-tool, spoke tool, etc...), but it works great in the vast majority of situations. If I was doing very long distances solo or had no backup way to get home, I might get something bigger.

I have mine filled with a spare 25mm tube, tire lever, co2 cartridge with leather cover, co2 head (PDW), a valve extender removal tool (tiny), and there is still a small amount of room left.

Only negative I have found is that the strap that holds it to the saddle rails is a little short. I'm only getting about 2cm of overlap of the Velcro. Perhaps I am just not pulling the strap tightly enough but it does not move around under my saddle when attached.

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