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tzos wrote a review of on November 19, 2012

5 5

If you're a gear geek - and let's face it - most of us shopping on this site are just that, then you've probably got a cycling clothing for almost every season. If you're looking at this jacket, I have to presume you're in the market for something that is super lightweight, will keep the wind out, and will keep you dry in anything but a huge downpour. If that's the case, you've come to the right page.

This jacket is ridiculously light. I haven't looked into its official weight, or bothered to try weighing it myself, because I don't think I own a scale that would even measure this thing. Maybe a food scale would do it, but why would anyone ever do that. What you care about when it comes to weight is what's it going to feel like in your back pocket before it comes time to put it on. Answer: As though it's not even there. Seriously, I barely notice it when I've got it stuffed back there.

Next - How does it work? Uh ... how about as well as you'd ever dream of it working? It blocks a ton of wind for being as paper thin as it is, keeps me dry, and I don't get all sweaty inside it. Not sure how the good folks at Castelli do it, but they've made a VERY breathable and VERY wind/water resistant jacket. Once again, nicely done people.

Last - Is it a decent value? I don't know, would you rather spend like $65 on this or $300 on the admittedly James Bond-like Pocket Liner Jacket? Well, until I hit the lottery, I ain't spending no $300 on one jacket, so thank you very much I think I'll take this kick ass jacket and invest the other $235 into a pair of new shoes or a killer helmet.

You're welcome.

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tzos wrote a review of on August 22, 2012

5 5

No joke. The race for exercise hydration has officially ended. Skratch Labs is officially the winner. No, I'm not a paid spokesperson. I've got no connection to these guys whatsoever, unless you count my undying loyalty to their product.

This stuff is completely natural, tastes good, and most importantly is very easy on the stomach. Especially for those of us riding in hot climates where rehydration is a huge issue, this stuff is vital. It's easy to get that full/bloated stomach feel if you drink or eat the wrong stuff in the saddle. Unlike so much other stuff on the market, I know what every ingredient is stuff, can pronounce it (i.e. it ain't from a laboratory), and feel good about putting it into my body.

I don't really know what else to say. You must try this stuff. Your rides will never be the same.

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tzos wrote a review of on August 22, 2012

5 5

I've got a few other Castelli caps, and this one is the best for summer rides. Some may be wondering why wear a cap at all on summer rides, but for me (with ver little hair on top and a closely cropped 'do) having something to cover the dome on long days in the saddle is huge. This cap is made of lightweight material that doesn't heat up your head at all. It's also got a nice fit that's not too tight around the brow. Very nice!

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tzos wrote a review of on August 16, 2012

4 5

The most important thing to understand about this shoe is that it's as good a shoe as I've found for under $200. It feels and pedals as though it's got a carbon sole, but you don't have to pay that much for it. Sure, there are better shoes out there, but unless you're Cat 1/2 and want something that's Speedplay-friendly (or you just have so much cash or such poor personal financial management that you don't even think about how much you spend), these are a REALLY good option. They are comfortable, give plenty of power transfer, and work great on very long rides.

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tzos wrote a review of on August 16, 2012

5 5

I've had this helmet for about 6 months now and I can't say enough good things about it. It fits perfectly, is very comfortable, and works perfectly for riding in warm humid climates like where I live. Air flow through the helmet is great. My wife has a Specialized S-Works helmet, which everyone says is one of the best out there, and I actually think mine is better.

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tzos wrote a review of on August 16, 2012

5 5

Okay ... full disclosure to begin. I didn't buy mine here - I got it as a gift. That said, somebody needs to review this thing and I might as well be the first.

This is an awesome bike stand. It is pretty lightweight - certainly enough so to pack up in your car if you're ever taking a bike trip. It's super easy to stand up to use/fold up to store. Despite being lightweight it is incredibly strong. I can use it for mountain bikes, heavy kids bikes, and my road/cx bikes - all just as well. Just a very, very solid stand for anyone who does their own maintenance at home.

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tzos wrote a review of on August 16, 2012

5 5

There's no other way to put it. These are awesome socks. They keep your feet dry even on long rides. I live in Texas and humidity during the summer is an issue. I can do 2-3 hour rides and my feet never feel sweaty in them. I've had them for several months now, and they haven't shrunk up or lost their soft feeling. Especially if you can get them on sale, you absolutely must pull the trigger on them.

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tzos wrote a review of on August 16, 2012

5 5

I bought this shirt, along with one other from Twin Six, here on RealCyclist. Their designs are really cool. This one gets tons of compliments, just because of how intricate and bike-specific the design is. On sizing, I bought a large. I'm 6'0" and about 175 lbs. It fits me snugly but does not look too small, which is just the way I like it.

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tzos wrote a review of on August 16, 2012

5 5

I bought this shirt, along with one other from Twin Six, here on RealCyclist. Their designs are really cool. This one gets tons of compliments, just because of how intricate and bike-specific the design is. On sizing, I bought a large. I'm 6'0" and about 175 lbs. It fits me snugly but does not look too small, which is just the way I like it.

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tzos wrote a review of on August 10, 2012

5 5

If you got that line, I applaud you. Now, about this cap ...

I love this thing. It's such a classic looking cap. Looks great sticking out from under the helmet or on its own. Forward, backward, bill up, bill down. It don't matter. This thing is just a beauty all the way around.

One note ... It does fit a bit tight. I typically wear a size 7 1/8 hat, which I don't think is particularly big, and this cap is quite snug. If I wear it for a few hours during a ride, it will leave a mark. It's not uncomfortable, but I figured it's worth noting.

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tzos wrote a review of on October 27, 2011

5 5

NOTE: I purchased the Capo Peloton Roubaix Tights (full length), but the material and cut are the same.

With that caveat out of the way, let me say that these are fantastic. Capo's Roubaix material is super comfortable. These would make a great foundation for cooler rides, and if you can find the full length tights then you're pretty well set for anything short of snow.

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tzos wrote a review of on October 27, 2011

4 5

I was looking for a pair of glasses with interchangeable lenses when I saw these over on Bonktown. They were an absolute steal, so I thought I'd give them a shot. They just arrived this week. I've ridden with them twice: once with the darker lenses (silver?) and once with the clear lenses.

The frames fit really well and are lightweight. I barely noticed I was wearing them. Another bonus is that the lenses are very easy to change.

Only downside I could detect initially was that the clear lenses got fingerprints all over them when I changed them. I tried cleaning them with the cloth they came with, but it didn't get all of the marks off. Needed soapy water to get them really clean. Not a huge deal, but something to be aware of. If possible, change the lenses well before you leave for a ride and give them a cleaning before putting them on.

Bottom line ... I didn't want to put up the coin for the Oakley Jawbones. I got a functionally similar pair of glasses for a fraction of the price. If they require a bit more TLC when changing lenses, I can't complain.

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tzos wrote a review of on October 13, 2011

5 5

I love this jersey. The material is very comfortable and wicks sweat really well. It's definitely euro sizing. I'm 6'0" and about 175 lbs, and I bought an XL. Fits snug in the way you want cycling jerseys to fit. Be warned, though ... if you live in a hot climate and ride during the summer, you DO NOT want to buy the black. I bought black for riding down here in Texas and my back gets outrageously hot on afternoon rides.

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