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pecp568083 wrote a review of on May 6, 2013

5 5

Just ordered these prior to a Maui trip where a bunch of cycling was imminent. They have great fit (order up a size, Large for a 32 waist), good leg compressions, the low-cut free front makes "natural" breaks (ie taking a piss) a breeze, and most importantly the chamois kicks ass (pun intended). I rode the 10000 foot climb to Haleakala summit 3 times in a week (twice in one day) and got no saddle sores and hardly any pressure. Highly recommend these and the price point is good for a high end pair of bibs.

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pecp568083 wrote a question about on December 27, 2010

Has anyone tried these (bending or otherwise) on a big fatty? I have 192 cm Drifters that are allegedly 128 MM underfoot and wonder if it's worth trying to retrofit. Not that I need this setup to be any heavier than it already is!

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pecp568083 wrote a review of on September 1, 2009

5 5

The best all around tire for training/racing. Unless you have SAG support with spare wheels at all times, you don't want to be flatting during a race (well, ever, really...). For the light weight and good grip these are tougher than an armadillo. Great longevity and great flat protection. I'm still not sure the difference between the 4000 and the 4000S (my tires last year) but either way you can't go wrong.

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pecp568083 wrote a review of on July 16, 2009

5 5

Best balance of cost and features out there. Everything works perfectly, fold-down arms are easy to operate, construction is solid. The hitch connection is a tiny bit wobbly in my receiver (that's what she said!) but it can be remedied with a couple strips of duct tape. Holds 4 bikes easily and the hold-down and anti-sway work great (especially compared top the 5-year-old model I had previously).

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pecp568083 wrote a review of on July 16, 2009

5 5

Have put a few races and long training rides in these. Highlights: look unique and verycool; well-constructed chamois that is plush and not too thick; comfortable compression material. The bib straps are fine and not overly hot. The waist comes up a little high making 'natural breaks' a bit of a pain, and pissing from the bike impossible if you're into that (I also have the Castelli Free bibs which have an ultra low and comfortable waist). Overall great shorts and worth the price.

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pecp568083 wrote a review of on June 7, 2009

5 5

Just got the new R310 (before any stores even have them) and right out of the box I'm super impressed. I've been riding Sidi Ergo 2's which are great for rides up to 4 hours, but on really long rides or races the slim fit takes over and I either have numbness or excruciating pain. I got these for the heat-moldable fit--took them out of the box for an 80 miler with 6000 vert. yesterday without even molding them and they were perfect. Light, great venting, good retention straps, and a distinctive look. Can't wait to get them molded and have a really custom fit.

Update: I got these molded (the process is more fun than a colonoscopy--they first mold the insole, then the whole show, then stick a huge baggie over your foot and vacuum-bag it so tight your toes tingle) and now these fit so incredibly well it's like you were born in them. It's been cool and wet in Utah lately so haven't been able to tell how well they vent (it's supposed to be one of the selling points) but otherwise it's a slam dunk. The soles do appear a little vulnerable--the carbon on the heel is exposed and the heel lift isn't as pronounced as on Sidi's, so trewad lightly if you're walking on them and use cleat covers if possible.

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pecp568083 wrote a review of on June 7, 2009

5 5

The Conti 4000S is the best combo racing/training road tires around. Ultra light and great grip, with unbelievable flat-protection and super long life. The only detriment is you'll get a flat spot if you ride a trainer extensively; just be less lazy than I and change out your rear tire when you have to ride the trainer.

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pecp568083 wrote a review of on February 16, 2009

5 5

I got the 32L version (size S/M for 5'10, 170 lbs) and so far it's perfect in almost all respects. Low profile enough to ride comfortably on chairlifts while doing slackcountry laps, yet big enough for an all-day assault on the Skillet on Mt. Moran with all gear, extra down jacket, etc. The diagonal ski system works even with big skis (BD Zealots) and the pack fully stuffed. Haven't had to use the Avalung yet in a burial but it's well placed in practice runs. The inner pocket for snacks, keys, condoms etc. is a little inconvenient and the shoulder straps need re-cinching occasionally, but those are my only minor bitches. Anyone spending serious time in the backcounrty should consider an Avalung pack.

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pecp568083 wrote a review of on March 13, 2008

5 5

I finally decided to put an end to whining every time I pulled off my G3 skins (stickier every year!). The BD design with the glueless strip down the middle makes all the difference. These also grip like crazy on steep skin paths. I got the widest ones (140 mm) for BD Zealots--even the tip loop is perfect for these fat monsters. 5 stars!

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pecp568083 wrote a review of on February 6, 2008

5 5

This has become a go-to piece for backcountry, resort, and skate skiing. Great as a layer for when it's full-on winter, or as an outer shell in good weather for skate skiing. Unique look garners praise from hotties at the gym (a nice side benefit). Well-made, high quality. My first OR garment and I'm pleased as punch (whatever that means).

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pecp568083 wrote a review of on January 29, 2008

5 5

I bought these as a big mountain/big powder day ski (for tele), and after the first day they became my 1-ski quiver. No need to use the Atomic Janak's except as rock skis. Granted they're stiff and will best suit aggresive skiers, but they actually arc on groomers and hard snow, rage in powder and crud, and don't feel any heavier skinning than did my Janaks. Just need a monster pair of skins now.

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pecp568083 wrote a review of on January 29, 2008

5 5

Best tele binding available. I've skied the regular Voile Hardwire for 3 years and love the bomber construction and the way they ski, so I chose these over the BD 01's. They ski exactly the same, and the tour mode is AWESOME! Can't believe they didn't come up with this system until 2007! Anyway, these are light, sturdy, and flawless. Look no further.

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pecp568083 wrote a review of on December 31, 2007

5 5

Got these skis two days ago. Have skied 2 feet of 5% blowweer on day one, and today super dense windblown at SnowBasin. They absolutely rule in both conditions, and do amazingly well on groomers once you're used to them. Plenty stout in the 182 length--the faster you ski the better. Don't think I'll have any need for my Atomic Janaks anymore (no need to ski hard bumps living in Utah!

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pecp568083 wrote a review of on September 7, 2007

5 5

The Flak Jackets do everything I want of them for biking--great coverage for wind and sun, fit securely on my head or helmet, and most importantly the hydrophobic coating works incredibly. I used to take my glasses off for long climbs, but no need with these--the sweat (or water you dump on your head )runs right off with barely perceptible streaking. They'll be perfect for skiing as well.

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