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PV cyclistwrote a review of on August 29, 2016

3 5

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

The good or great part is the shorts. They fit well and Velcro adjustment around the waist it key to fine tune the fit. The clearance on these are just right. Easy to get behind the saddle and very comfortable material.

The bad part is the chamois. They are one of the worst chamois I've owned. That being said though, I didn't buy it for the chamois and the shorts are well worth the price. I'm amazed at the range of comments about the chamois here, as it ranges from excellent to worst ever... so 5 stars for short and 1 for chamois.

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on August 26, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this specifically for MTBing as loss of GPS signal throws by Garmin 500 off. So I thought this would help. I believe the problem is due to the frequent lock ups of the rear wheel is throws it off. I should try it on the front wheel but gave up.

It seems to work fine on the indoor trainer but I did loose the signal a few times there too. The GSC-10 works way better!

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PV cyclistwrote a review of on August 26, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have only 10k miles on this BB and it's still going strong. I don't ride at all in the rain or mud though. Mainly typical CA weather. Solid BB and never needed any servicing.

Pressfit like BB30 or BB86? I didn't notice any issue with this but I guess I'm on the lighter side.

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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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