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tomtraubert wrote a review of on May 30, 2011

4 5

Overall I love this jersey. It instantly became the favorite in my rotation. It's super light, wicks sweat and mostly provides the form fit as advertised. My one beef: the waist is too loose. There is an elastic band with silicone grippers, but it isn't tight enough to hold it in place. As I usually carry stuff in the pockets, it feels like it's sagging when I stand up. Not a huge deal, but it detracts from what would otherwise be a perfect jersey. (For reference, I'm 5-11, about 160 with a 32 inch waist and wear a medium.)

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tomtraubert wrote a review of on May 17, 2011

5 5

The only problem is I want to wear them every ride. They offer excellent compression and a perfect pad - thick but supple, the kind you never really notice. My only issue/concern is that after about a dozen rides and a couple of hand-washings I noticed the edge of the white thigh band is starting to look a little frayed. You have to look very close to notice it, but it has me a little worried about long-term wear. Overall I love these bibs. As for fit, I'm 5-11/158 and the mediums are on the snug side. Disregard the fit chart that says small fits a 32-inch waist.

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tomtraubert wrote a review of on May 11, 2011

3 5

I've always liked PI stuff, especially their higher-end socks. They're comfy and last forever. These not so much. The first pair had problems. The power band looked like terry-cloth - like it was woven inside out - and there were lots of stray threads hanging off. Realcyclist shipped me out a replacement, which were much better, though they are showing some signs of unravelling after just a few rides.

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tomtraubert wrote a review of on May 11, 2011

4 5

These are super-comfortable tights - just the right thickness and texture to be comfy in 40 - 60 degree weather. They keep out the wind, provide plenty of support, and the pad is just right - thick enough for long rides but supple enough to conform. My only beef (thus the four stars) is with the stick-on rubberized lettering. It started peeling off after just a few rides. It doesn't affect the utility, but you have to wonder why a company like Castelli would put its name in bold letters on a high-end garment and not make it look good.

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tomtraubert wrote a review of on April 30, 2011

3 5

Fabric is gossamer-thin and presumably great in hot weather, but the fit is far from pro. For perspective, I'm 5-11/160 and ordered a medium. I had plenty of room, and the zipper bulged out at the navel, as if it was intended to cover a beer gut. Zipper pucker happens, but this seemed wrong for a jersey in this price range. Returned it for a PI octane.

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