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CSMwrote a review of on July 22, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: XXL

Very happy with these especially for the lower price. They seem to be well made and I've found them quite comfortable on longer rides. I will say that they run a bit smaller than most brands...I originally ordered an XL (I'm 215lbs with 36" waist, usually wear XL in Pearl Izumi clothing) and had to return it. Way too small. XXL was good for me.

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CSMwrote a review of on July 12, 2016

5 5

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

Background: I am 215 lbs, ride about 75-100 miles a week, and ride an Allez Smartweld with custom built wheels with DT Swiss RR440 tubeless ready rims. They are sort of a budget, stiff, bomb-proof wheel set.

I previously ran through two sets of Krylions in 23mm. I was impressed with the rolling resistance, grip, and durability (I flatted twice in 6,000 miles, both due to pinch. When it came time to replace them, I decided to give another Michelin tire a go, and Competitive Cyclist had a great price I could not pass up.

It is my understanding that the Pro4 Endurance is essentially the newer generation of Krylion, and so far I've found it to be far superior to that tire. The 25mm width results in a drastically improved ride. My bike is much more comfortable. I would run my 23mm Krylion in 100F/110R PSI, I run these Pro4 Endurance at 95F/105R. The grip is also leaps and bounds improved over the Krylion, and the rolling resistance is a little improved.

The biggest negative is that these were a PAIN to mount on my RR440 rims. Its probably due to those being tubeless ready. Just something to be aware of if you are running clinchers on your tubeless rims.

I'll update the review with longevity impressions later. If I get ~2,500 miles out of the rears, I will be very happy as this is what I got with the Krylion.

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CSMwrote a review of on July 4, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

These were my first pair of bib shorts, and for the price they have been great. I ride about 100 miles a week, with rides averaging around 25 miles. So far no complaints at all.

FWIW I am about 215 lbs, 36" waist, 5'8, and the Large fits me snug and perfectly.

Edit: September 2016. Gonna have to bring this down to 3/5 stars. These bib shorts just haven't held up in the wash (I washed them about 2x a week throughout summer on gentle cycle by themselves). Should have known better and washed by hand, so its sort of my fault. They are starting to wear noticeably thin in places, with several small holes appearing. Also the chamois has lost a lot of its padded feel.

All in all, I've been happy with these, especially for the sale price I paid, but I will probably stick with Pearl Izumi products for the foreseeable future, as my Pearl products seem to last longer when using gentle cycle on my washer.

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