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PV cyclistwrote a review of on October 21, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

This base layer has worked well in 60-70 degree temps. It's light and worked really well for me during dusk hours. I hate the sudden cool down in the evening hours. I got a size small and the sleeves were on the tight side. The difference I noticed with this one is the collar is very loose. This is the only base layer I've seen like this.

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on October 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 45

I've been wearing Sidi for a long time so I'm somewhat biased. I've always found the upper on the Sidi's shoes very comfy and durable. Their soles have changes through the year but as the trend has been for shoes to be stiffer, Sidi's followed suit but to a lesser extent.

I found the adjustments on the Dragon to be just right. The middle wire buckle is quite precise and you can dial it in just ride. The rest is traditional Sidi.

A lot of newer shoe makers advertise ultra stiff carbon soles to improve power transfer. Well, that may help your sprint but what about 99% of the time? For me, my feet don't agree with ultra stiff soles. As I get older and probably due to running, I notice I am more sensitive to pressure points. I find these Sidi's just right in terms of stiffness. I changed the original ultra thin insoles with Specialized BG inserts and it feel pretty sweet. I have yet to break them in but I bet it can only get better. On my first ride, I notice no not spots and very comfortable fit overall.

The other shoes I tried were Shimano XC90 and Specialized 2015 Sworks MTB shoe. These are both very nice shoes as well. I found the XC90 a little too stiff and a the uppers a bit too bulkly. For the Speicalized, it was way too stiff.

My last year pair of Sidi's, Eagles, lasted me 13+ years! They took a true beating!

Size wise, I normally wear a US 10.5 and normal width. I found these Sidi Dragon just slightly narrow but I think it will break in fine.

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on October 16, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

On MTB rides, I notice due to loss of satellite reception and speeds, the auto pause feature on Garmin kicking on like crazy. So thought this would be a good remedy. And so far it is!

It also works perfectly on my trainer so I can use Garmin to track it.

With it's ease to install, I can swap it from bike to bike quickly. No comparison with old magnet senor, GSC-10.

The silicone holder seems to be on the limit on some hubs but fits. Feels like I am about to rip it apart though.

Update 10/23/15, yesterday on a local MTB ride, even with the speed sensor, the auto paused kicked on constantly. I had to stop and turn the auto pause off. I suspect it maybe the distance from the speed sensor the the receiver OR the bumps. I will retest with it mounted to front wheel.

Update 10/26/15,
It appears due to rear wheel locking up during braking over various type of bumps, this pauses Garmin head unit.

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on October 12, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Coming from the Giro Atmos, this Limar 777 is lighter and fits smaller. I wear a size medium in both and find that the Limar 777 barely fits width wise. The fit feels more like it sits on the top of my head more so that around it. The Atmos feels like it's deeper overall.

Overall I like the helmet. I wish is was like a few mm larger but it's ok. It's definitely feels very light and fits snug all around. Great helmet at this price point!

Only complaint is the white strap and back of the head strap.

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on January 9, 2015

Can't take the sole!
3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been wearing Sidi's for years and really like them. When I stepped up to these though, the soles were just too stuff and hot spots were really apparent. I also discover a few alignment issues I had after the fact but due to the stiffness, that didn't help. I went back to Genius 5.5 but with some shims and a wedge on one foot. For me, this was the best balance.

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on January 9, 2015

Popular for a reason.
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using Look pedals for over 15 years. I've never had an issue with them in terms of functional. The only issues I've had with them is the float I needed as I add on the miles. Currently have 2 pairs , Look Keo Max and Keo Max2. I swapped out the spindles on my Keo Max2 and dropped 20 grams each or 40 total.

The red cleats feel great for me now. After my marathon, I really notice I needed more float. Perhaps alignment changes from running.

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on January 8, 2015

4 5

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

This is a key piece when you need it and having a quality one is key. I bought several cheapy one before and it almost left me stranded if not for a manual pump! The punction tip is key as my last one broke! The nozzle is also and must offer an easy control and this one has it. I've only used this 2x but so far so good. I'll love it when I hit 4 or more saves..

Oh and besure to have the right Co2 size cartridge for your tire.. 16oz is minimal.

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on January 8, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I ridden a lot of Sella and this falls right in line with all of them. Slightly larger and softer than SLR but same shape. I can ride either the SLR or this saddle comfortably. I put a lot more miles on my SLR than this due to SLR is on my road bike. At the same time, those are different kind of miles and in different position.

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on January 8, 2015

YES! "RACE WITH WHAT YOU TRAIN WITH"
5 5

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

I've only taken these on 2 ride but already impressed. I would have thought that the difference in wattage were so small, its negligible, but my dyno tells me otherwise. Aero is just area I feel these wheel are impressive, the others are how smooth they roll and traction due to wider rim. Without really trying, I got my 2nd best time on a downhill section of road I know pretty well. Since this was my first ride on these wheels, I was just feeling them out to test out the limits. Traction was clearly improved and I was very confident on them. Can't wait to ride them more. The quality of these wheels are clearly top notch, the fit, finish is wow...

I read some fitment issues with Sl4 due to the width and the narrow chainstays. It's close on my SL3 but clears so far.

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on January 8, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Trainers have come a long way and the fluid resistance unit is key area to why they have improved so much. The wattage and speed charts Kinetic provides is a great reference to have. I always know how out of shape I am! Much quieter than my old magnetic trainer too.. family appreciates that!

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on January 8, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just go this and so far so good. I'm just getting my mount systems squared away so I can record some fun. So far, my mounts and memory cards have been the issues NOT the camera. The battery life seems to be the limiting factor. I think it's hovers around 2 hours plan around that.

The Wifi link to app makes it most helpful to aim, setup and start the camea. So far, I have mounted it on my daughter's bike, my road bike and motorcycle for some test. Great results and ready to use it in some serious action! Will post updates later.

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on January 8, 2015

It just works!
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Reliable, easy to install and solid modulation. What else can you ask for at this price point? The gun metal anodizing is pretty nice too!
I used these on my 2nd bike, My set of brakes has about 3k miles them and zero issues. I would say, I neglect them more than my main ride so the durable finish is appreciated!

Only minor qualm, the chisel look was unique at first but now it's not so hot.

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on January 8, 2015

Simple and works great!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Though design is simple, it's works great and aesthetically pleasing. I've had this cage for 7 years now and I don't recall that it dropped a bottle once(road)! It's also very easy to pull bottle out of the cage as well. Compared to my Specialized carbon cage, these are easier to slide the bottle in and out.

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on January 8, 2015

Great post when you need a lot of angle.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this on a, now ancient, Maverick Matic. The monolink design requires the seat post angle to be very aggressive so the seat post has to compensate for it. Though it's at the limits with the stock bolts, it works out fine. No issue are creaking. Fantastic high quality seat post. With about 2 dozen rides on it, zero issues.

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