I foolishly had my bars re-wrapped recently as this was getting dirty. Had I known what I'd be missing, I'd have kept riding it--or at least tried to scour. Have ridden all kinds of tape--including the big name brands. Cutter's by far the best--for cush, for grippiness & texture, for good looks (actually stayed white with care for about 1 year of moderate riding). The screen-printed little alien logos wore off in heavy-use areas but that's the only thing that wore remotely. If I knew the landfill where the used tape was, I go dig it out. PLEASE BRING THIS BACK, Cutter, PLEASE!
Kind of upset that I didn't try one of these locally before getting, but did get for a steal on S&C.
Not sure what those who compare to an Almond Joy or Mounds are saying. Tastes like sweet, chocolate-covered cardboard to me.
But, trusting that the nutritional info is correct & will use as post-ride recovery--with a big bottle of water nearby to wash down.
These socks helped me get through a foot injury this spring... and continue to be dreamy on the feet. Smoothest sock I own & got for a steal on Bonktown.
Cool & light in high 80's while riding--and while wouldn't use for running as I don't want to wear out-- they're therapeutic & comforting for around the house.
They provide an ever-so-slight amount of compression & the ventilation across the top is fantastic.
...then this jersey has a refrigeration unit! How else could it feel breezy in 88 degree weather?
This is my first try with a merino jersey & after several tests both in hot & cool will not return to poly unless necessary.
Initially was hesitant about possible odor, itching, and temp regulation. All answered beyond expectations.
The tag does recommend care with Nikwax, which I was able to purchase at Gander Mtn. after locating on their site for about $5. It's worth the investment as it seems to gently wash. Following the instructions, the jersey came through nicely & what little sweat odor was trapped in the fibers disappeared.
I wear the cream which looks sophisticated with its black contrast stitching. The cream slightly leans to the sheer side but not enough to make an issue of. It is a lightweight merino after all.
Got for a steal on S&C & looking for more. From what have now read & heard Stoic does a fantastic job--right on par if not superior to Icebreaker & Smartwool.
Longevity is only question--have been using for about 6 weeks--both everyday & riding to test--and so far so good.
Don't hesitate--try one!!!
Female rider needs help! What's the best trainer for a modest price? Magnetic? Wind? Brand--does it matter? Used to riding (don't laugh) about 50 mi/wk, avg 15mph. Dying being cooped up with sub-20 weather!!