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Brady W.

Brady W.

Brady W.

Brady W.wrote a review of on April 16, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Replaced some cheap aluminum bars and the first impression was one of incredible comfort. These bars absorb small road chatter pretty well, especially in the drops. Beware that these bars do flex during out-of-the-saddle sprints but I don't think it is enough to deter me from buying them again.

My only major gripe is the reach. You will probably need a shorter stem to compensate for the increased reach, about 30mm I think. When in the drops & out-of-the-saddle, the bars have a tendency to hit my wrists and leave bruises as well.

I'd still buy them again for the comfort & unique look. I've also crashed over the handlebars twice with them. No damage to report.

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Brady W.

Brady W.wrote a review of on April 16, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are race tires, plain and simple.

I own the clincher and tubular versions of this tire but reserve this one for races only. The tub ride quality is noticeably better than its clincher sister. I haven't had issues with flats except when the tread gets really low which happens fairly quickly. After about 2000 miles, plan on replacing these.

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Brady W.

Brady W.wrote a review of on April 16, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's easy to get carried away with stems but this one gets the job done perfectly. Lightweight, sharp looks & fairly cheap. Trifecta.

It has a more rectangular section than most stems I've seen which meant my GoPro handlebar mount wouldn't quite fit on it.

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Brady W.

Brady W.wrote a review of on April 16, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Pros:
- I love the tight fit for racing
- Jersey length works well with my slightly shorter torso
- Breathable material
- Didn't rip when I crashed on it

Cons:
- Rear pockets which aren't quite deep enough for the elastic band to secure my iPhone 7

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Brady W.

Brady W.wrote a review of on April 16, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm reviewing this after going through 3 previous Dura-Ace chains. This chain runs fast & quiet if cleaned & lubed regularly. I managed to get about 3000 miles with several races sprinkled in before the chain wear tool said it was done. This thing makes quite a bit of noise under load when she's stretched.

Note: Wears out noticeably faster than Ultegra but the price bump isn't too bad.

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Brady W.

Brady W.wrote a review of on April 16, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

Having used the Bell Star Pro Shield for two years, the vents are a breath of fresh air. I've had it for about a month now but I've had no performance complains to report.

I wear a medium for almost everything but this ran a bit small for me.

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Brady W.

Brady W.wrote a review of on November 5, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For reference, I upgraded to this frame from a 2013 Scott Foil and switched over the wheels to the Oltre. I've done 5 hour rides, time trials, sprints and Strava segments with this frame. It responds beautifully to each challenge. Bianchi claims that Countervail reduces small road vibrations which makes the ride more comfortable...true. They claim that because of reduction in road noise, a rider can stay aero for longer...very true. Because of this, I have a lower position on the bike without compromising comfort which makes rides faster. I can also ride twice as far as the Foil without any fatigue from the road. Also forgot to mention that this thing climbs quite well and doesn't seem to sacrifice any stiffness in sprints.

Overall, I believe that this is one of the best road bike frames for performance. The looks are just a massive bonus.

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