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Dave M.

Dave M.wrote a review of on August 28, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

i ride 2-3 times a week in hot weather (florida). got these because i hoped they were similar to previous Giro gloves, since discontinued. they are terrific. comfortable, with good padding. i will note they feel very slightly smaller than the last Giro Large size gloves i had. but not enough to make me wish i had ordered a different size.

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Dave M.wrote a review of on June 11, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

My first Assos jersey and expensive enough to qualify as an "investment". Material is very thin but that's what i was hoping for - bought it to use on rides in the Florida summer. Have not used a base layer with it but will consider that to help with sweat wicking and maybe make the jersey last longer. Fit is definitely Euro as you expect w this brand. I'm 5'7" 162 lbs 40-in chest 34-in waist and the Large has not one millimeter to spare. Fits weird when you're walking around but fits great when you're leaned over the bars on the bike. Nice not to have to put sunscreen on my arms before riding. Looks pretty stylish too but my goodness it is pricey!

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Dave M.

Dave M.wrote a review of on January 1, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

These are a high end bib short, very comfortable and supportive. I take a large in other shorts and bought a large in these as well (I'm 5'7" and 165 lbs, with a 35" waist). The bright yellow makes it easy for drivers to see me. The dimpled fabric on the side panels may do something to improve aerodynamics, but I'm a mid-pack age group triathlete so that benefit is more relevant for others than for me. But I quite like these and will get a second pair. They are comfortable and supportive for rides of 1-2 hours and I expect for longer ones as well.

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Dave M.wrote a review of on August 11, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Pad is very comfortable and the fabric has nice stretch in all directions. They fit true to size in my opinion - I'm 5'7" and 165 lbs, always order a large in bike shorts, ordered a large in these and they fit well. The fabric is thinner than on some shorts and between that and the waist band design they do look a bit like cycling undershorts, but not embarrassingly so. One other note - i ordered these with the Bellwether jersey that also says it has Ferrari red but the red is different on the shorts from the red on the jersey.

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Dave M.wrote a review of on May 30, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a bit of a tinkerer. Pulled off the OEM crank (FSA Gossamer) that was originally on my Ridley Dean RS. Replaced it with this. It's better than the FSA. But on my other bike, I put on the Ultegra crank and have to say it's head and shoulders better than the 105. Stronger, smoother, better shifting. Makes me wish I had spent the extra $ and just got the Ultegra for both bikes.

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Dave M.wrote a review of on March 18, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I live in northern NJ and bought this for the Oct-Apr part of the cycling season. It is a mid/light weight fabric and it's a useful part of the wardrobe, i.e., on a 45-degree day with wind, i put a thin base layer underneath and a windproof jacket with additional insulation over top, and everything is great. Quality is as good as you'd expect from this brand, fit is very snug and the design is stylish. So long as you're not expecting to put on only this jersey and go riding on a 40 degree day with a 20 mph wind, you'll be quite happy with it.

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Dave M.wrote a review of on December 22, 2013

5 5

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

To get this frame at this price is the deal of the century. I just received it and built it up with components I had (my garage looks a bit like a used bike shop - sound familiar?). But the frame is full carbon with internal cabling, carbon fork, absolutely beautiful graphics and paint quality. If you're at all interested in a triathlon / TT bike, just get it. And btw, yes it's from a couple years ago but the newer years' designs are not as nice, in my view.

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Dave M.

Dave M.wrote a review of on December 17, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought this to replace my OEM crank, a 50/34 FSA, on my main road bike. other parts include Utegra 6700 shifters, front and rear derailleurs, so Ultegra 6700 all around (except for brakes). Changing to this crankset was BY FAR the best couple hundred bucks i've spent on bike parts. Am convinced this thing could make a cast iron frame feel like a Cervelo. Buy it, bolt it on, tune it and get ready to smile.

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Dave M.wrote a review of on November 27, 2013

5 5

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

Bought these after returning another brand because i was disappointed in the other brand's quality. This is a typical Castelli item and i mean that in a good way- stylish design and quality construction. They do reach down a few inches below my knee, which is fine - I'm 5'7" so that is likely part of the reason. Very snug fit - not enough to order up a size vs. usual but no extra doughnuts before the ride if i want these to fit! One last thing - the chamois is excellent. Nice contoured gel. My butt is happy.

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