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mbh5116943 wrote a review of on April 29, 2013

5 5

I got this to fit a different seapost in my BMC. The lip that shows right where the seatpost is inserted is not very noticeable unless you are right down looking at it. Weight was light in my opinion for the size. This size was made of a lightweight rubber, not aluminum. I've got a carbon seatpost in there and it isn't slipping around any. I suspect that the rubber material may help a bit with protecting the carbon from small amounts of overtightening if you aren't using a torque wrench, and it may kill off some more vibration, but those ideas are probably just wishful thinking.

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mbh5116943 wrote a review of on April 29, 2013

5 5

I got a pair of the red socks. They length on these is perfect. Not too short like you grabbed a pair of no-show socks before your ride, but not so long as to cover any of those chiseled Adonis-like calves. The color is a nice change from basic blacks or whites, and the fabric is super nice. Very thin, but I've worn them on rides in the 40's and 50's with no problems getting super cold feet. Life is too short to wear cheap socks or use cheap toilet paper, treat yourself.

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mbh5116943 wrote a review of on April 29, 2013

5 5

I like these things. Consistency is better than powerbar gels, more the thickness or slightly thicker than clif bar or GU, making it less likely to spill on yourself and having sticky fingers during your ride if you are using the gel while in motion. The flavor is more like real food than most gels, and the ingredients are slightly higher quality as well in my opinion. These gels are just slightly larger in size than most other gel packets - not so much as to take up more space in a pocket, but it makes them easier for me to open.

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mbh5116943 wrote a review of on April 29, 2013

5 5

I've put a few thousand miles on these tires. No punctures, no flats of any sort. Grippy enough, never had the tires slip in the rain except perhaps 2-3times pedalling hard up steep switchback curves in the rain - could've been road debris fault, plus those are just bad conditions for any slick tire. First set lasted me about 2,000 miles and I saved the tires for future use as they were not totally burned out by any means (may use them in the future as trainer tires). Lightweight IMO, and the durability + traction were the strong points in my experience. I currently have 3 sets of wheels outfitted with these.

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mbh5116943 wrote a review of on April 29, 2013

5 5

I've put a few thousand miles on these tires. No punctures, no flats of any sort. Grippy enough, never had the tires slip in the rain except perhaps 2-3times pedalling hard up steep switchback curves in the rain - could've been road debris fault, plus those are just bad conditions for any slick tire. First set lasted me about 2,000 miles and I saved the tires for future use as they were not totally burned out by any means (may use them in the future as trainer tires). Lightweight IMO, and the durability + traction were the strong points in my experience. I currently have 3 sets of wheels outfitted with these.

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mbh5116943 wrote a review of on April 29, 2013

2 5

I'd size up if I ordered them again. My only gripe with them is that the back of my knuckles rub on some sort of hard material inside. Just on the index finger, middle knuckle. Gets annoying rather quickly and can rub skin off on longer rides, so these are not my go - to's.

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mbh5116943 wrote a review of on April 29, 2013

5 5

Fit is most important to me with cycling gloves. I got a size small, and my palm is roughtly 7.5-8" around. they are stretch enough to wear an extra pair of cotton or thermal type gloves underneath, which is good because you will need to if wearing these in temps < upper 40's F.

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mbh5116943 wrote a review of on April 29, 2013

2 5

My other cycling caps are cotton and really soak up sweat. This hat is made from a thin nylon that doesn't soak up much sweat. It does dry quickly, for what it's worth. Just barely helps with sweat rolling down my face and into my eyes during a hard ride, so it isn't my go to. The bmc color blocking is cool as always, and BMC is printed under the brim. I have a small/med size head and this cap is pretty loose on my head.

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mbh5116943 wrote an answer about on March 19, 2013

I have this model, it looks like it will accomodate a 2.5" mtb tire as long as the wheel is true. Much wobble and it would hit the flywheel. Put some thinner slicks on and be good to go.

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mbh5116943 wrote a review of on March 19, 2013

2 5

This is a simple trainer. Its stable on it's base, the contact wheel is fine and doesn't put any bump or wobble into the ride. But know what you are buying. It's okay for base mileage as you can spin away all day and get in zone 2 workouts a-ok. With no adjustability, I find the resistance level on par with that of being on a flat road minus any wind resistance. And thats the problem. The fan / flywheel only provides a degree of resistance up to roughly 20mph, then from there the progression seems to level off. I can spin out 52x11 to over 45mph during hard intervals. You can adapt and do some intervals ok, but even in 52x11 you cannot mimic hill workouts, and power based intervals are not optimal. You can do plenty of other "intervals" by blasting out high cadence to get your heart rate up, and that has actually helped my on-road riding perceptively.
THE SOUND IS LOUD. I read reviews, saw it was loud, and risked it. This thing is unreasonably loud. You won't hear your tv. You may hear music on a stereo at it's top level. Headphones are a must for musical distraction during rides on this trainer. Your family, if any, will hate it. if you live in an apartment your neighbors will become enemies.

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mbh5116943 wrote a review of on March 19, 2013

5 5

Most comfortable chamois out of all my shorts - i am comparing to zero rh+, castelli, LG, Sugoi, PI, and Bellwether. Longest ride in them was 72mi with no irritation whatsoever during or the day after. That impressed me. the fabric feels nice, but is the slightest big loose on me. I got these on sale and Medium was my smalled option. I am a 30-31w and figured a medium would fit (maybe euro sizing?) but the sizing info supplied above I would say is spot on. Not a detractor, the sizing was my gamble. My first clothing purchase from Mavic - very impressed.

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mbh5116943 wrote a review of on November 21, 2012

4 5

I'm going to rate these as pretty darn good. i've got the "Legend" bibs in Medium, and I got these Prime bibs in size large. I normally wear a Medium and can squeeze into small shorts/bibs if needed, but these were the first riding shorts I've had where I needed to size up. The Legend shorts in Medium fit well everywhere except the crotch, where your genitalia is smashed down into a compact, irritating, acorn-smashing package. Sizing up to a large made the crotch area actually fit, and the material is not loose anywhere else. Material feels like good quality. The leg length on both sizes is not near the knees like most shorts, the inseam is a bit shorter, but not enough to look strange. I am 5'6 165lb for reference.

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mbh5116943 wrote a review of on November 21, 2012

4 5

I'm going to rate these as pretty darn good. i've got the "Legend" bibs in Medium, and I got these Prime bibs in size large. I normally wear a Medium and can squeeze into small shorts/bibs if needed, but these were the first riding shorts I've had where I needed to size up. The Legend shorts in Medium fit well everywhere except the crotch, where your genitalia is smashed down into a compact, irritating, acorn-smashing package. Sizing up to a large made the crotch area actually fit, and the material is not loose anywhere else. Material feels like good quality. The leg length on both sizes is not near the knees like most shorts, the inseam is a bit shorter, but not enough to look strange. I am 5'6 165lb for reference.

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mbh5116943 wrote a review of on October 8, 2012

5 5

This isn't a super tight fitting hoodie, but the sleeves and torso are snug enough I think you could do a chill ride in it and not be annoyed by flapping or it puffing up from wind. Its really comfortable, and I've been wearing it a lot just hanging out at home. It is fleece lined inside, and not very heavy. Feels good in fall weather so far, but I'd want layers under it in the winter. I was pretty surprised when I first tried it on, as I thought that it'd easily go for 80 bucks had it been logo'd North Face or Mountain Hardware. 5'6" 170lbs. I dont like stuff baggy, and a small fits me perfect. I could probably get away with a medium too for a slightly looser fit.

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