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Eric Poole

Eric Poole

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Eric Poole

Eric Poolewrote a review of on October 2, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Let's face it, aero is in when it comes to features that are desired on new bikes nowadays. I made up my mind a while ago that a few watts saved here or there based exclusively on aerodynamics doesn't mean a whole lot to me, especially if it comes at a cost of comfort in the saddle. That is, until I spent some time on the S3..

Upon picking up the bike, it felt a little weighty, probably on the side of 8.6 (ish) Kg. that's a rough estimate, not weighed on a scale.
Hopping on the bike was a whole other story. Saddle & geo felt extremely comfortable - carbon layup felt stiff in the pedal strokes, with not a major difference from other carbon bikes when going over harsh(er) gravel. No complaints about cockpit or touchpoints on the build - aero bars were fine when my hands were on the tops during climbs. nothing fussy with the internal seatpost. Internal wiring makes the bike look exceptionally clean, and not having floppy wires aids to its' aero claims.

Ride quality was pretty fantastic overall. I found myself grinning ear-to-ear on flat sections, as I was riding 2 - 3 mph faster without notice. Descents felt extremely fast & confident through corners, disc brakes only accentuating that confidence in late braking. Build kit was stellar, Ultegra Di2 NEVER failed in all shifting - even when testing some front shifts under load. I didn't necessarily feel like I could "dance" up climbs as well, but every pedal stroke provided excellent power transfer - making it a candidate for hilly or even mountainous terrain/climbs.

I'm 6'3" weigh 170 (ish) - rode a 61cm build. Felt very comfortable and could probably take some spacers out if I wanted. If I wanted to go full race mode, I would size down to 58cm.

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Eric Poolewrote a review of on September 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Inital Review with roughly 850 miles put on the wheelset, rode tubeless setup.

- Great looking wheelset, made in the USA.
- Aero AF - you can feel the difference especially when riding flats & descents, while feeling lightweight & stiff when climbing. True All-around performance.
- great hub engagement, snappy, loud (though not as loud as I9).
- braking performance is phenomenal; quiet, extremely effective braking, never burned the brake track on steep & windy mountain descents.
- As mentioned before: PR's be damned, these are fast as hell.
- Tubeless performance was great, haven't had a single puncture or de-beading occur.

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Eric Poolewrote a review of on July 18, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 177 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I'll cut to the chase here; this jersey really surpassed my initial expectations. I believe this is shimano's first foray into the road apparel, as they had made some MTB apparel previously. I had tapered my expectations of fit & performance accordingly.

I was looking for an all-black jersey with minimal branding and a solid fit, which is usually fairly difficult for someone who is 6'3" and weighs around 177 - 180 lbs. Turns out - I ended up really loving this jersey for those reasons stated, and more.

Fit is really great - tad larger than a traditional Euro fit, (I find myself wearing a M in Euro-cut). Went for a Large and it's a great fit in the body/stomach - tight in the arms, and arm length was spot on - not capped sleeves, coming to slightly above tru mid bicep. no rubbing or hot spots, no bulky zippers, neck/collar fit great.

Material used is a huge plus - it's not see-through thin, but still feels lighter than traditional lyrca for, say, training jerseys. The jersey also feels very waterproof, while retaining stretch - almost feeling like a more robust fabric overall.

I have been using this jersey for almost any temps, wore it in the fall, used it last year in the heat of summer - and now I've been riding in it during spring. Legit all-around jersey, couldn't be happier with the purchase.

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Eric Poolewrote a review of on April 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: L

Quickly becoming one of my favorite T-shirts, the cotton used seems slightly "heavier" - doesn't feel cheap or thin like many other 100% cotton T's - which is a huge plus. Fits wonderfully, even for a tall lanky dude like myself. Not full-on tall T status, not a super slim fit - middle of the road, exactly what I was looking for.

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Eric Poolewrote a review of on March 12, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These shoe covers are exactly what I was looking for. Stylish, effective in keeping your shoes clean of dirt & grim (especially helpful in winter riding weather/general shoulder season riding).

Being made of Latex/rubber - I figured that warming properties would be an added benefit, surely not expected. To my surprise, these have kept my feet from becoming numb on windy rides, and extra cold rides (<32 F).

I love that these come in a variety of colors, look great on the feet, and are totally minimal (aka not bulky/stiff waterproof material).

Some may complain about having these stick together in storage (haven't had a problem) and getting these on your feet (give yourself an extra 5 min before you ride out and be patient)

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Eric Poolewrote a review of on September 27, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Fits like a glove!! love wearing these to trek up into fresh snowy territory, whether it's a casual hike or boot packing with the ski's, these snowshoes are light, fit great, rarely get caught stumbling on my own heels. Incredibly simple design - boa system keeps everything on tight, and takes less than 5 seconds to take on or off. Lastly - the crampons are fantastic, never lost traction in my steps. Speaking of steps taken, due to the light weight of these, you can go for days without any sort of foot fatigue.

I'd recommend these to ANYbody wanting to get into snowshoeing.

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Eric Poolewrote a review of on August 24, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: 12

Forgive the cheesy title, but with nearly 17 five-star reviews, it's abundantly clear that these boots are pretty incredible. No exception on my end, these boots are mind-blowing to say the least.

Coming from my experience, these blow my Timberlands out of the water in terms of style & fit. I got the black harness leather colorway - more of a classic black vs the muted black of the charcoal color. These only look & feel better through wear, the soles are supportive and don't feel cheap or "flat".

You get what you pay for, so buy these and don't look for another pair of boots for .. years.

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Eric Poolewrote a review of on August 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

Best chino's I've found in a while. Seriously. Wear 'em in the office, wear 'em to a show, wear 'em on the moto, wear 'em in bed, just waiting to get another pair so I can wear them to Mars when Tesla gets their act together.

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Eric Poolewrote a review of on August 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: L

I love being outside in the sun, soaking up the rays (brah) BUT with family history & years of enjoying the only star in our galaxy, I need to watch out for my skin and protect myself from UV exposure (a story that may sound like a familiar situation to many).

When I think of rashguards, I think of Johnny Utah from point break, squeaking around with a surfboard under the arm. WRONG - this is a fantastic piece of clothing to have for desert camping, beach lounging, pool chillin', you get my drift. The fit and hood are my absolute favorites - loose fit but keeping a slim profile in the chest (doesn't fit like a brand say.. exofficio).

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Eric Poolewrote a review of on August 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs
Size Purchased: L

Got this as a gift for a friend - he is new on ski's and kept complaining about being frigid cold on the mountain. WHAT A BUMMER - I helped him look for a good 3-in-1 jacket - that way he could layer and keep super warm. He told me that he LOVES it and hasn't been cold on the mountain since.
Something he won't admit is that he looks like a local now... before he was looking like the average out of town Jerry... PROBLEM SOLVED!

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Eric Poolewrote a review of on August 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 175 lbs

The perfect shirt for the office - "business casual" all of a sudden feels like you're "casually doing business" and lookin' sharp. Fantastic colorways - none too out of the ordinary - but keeping it low profile as to not distract your coworkers from the spreadsheet surfing.

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Eric Poolewrote a review of on August 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 175 lbs

Prana killin' it with this unique shirt jacket - it's a soft woven cotten-ploy blend - hence it's REALLY soft & breathable - perfect to wear over a T in fall weather. Not made to be a tough 'n rugged flannel jacket (think carhartt) - but the fit exhibits this - great length & slim fit - perfect arm length (even for a tall dude like me) - my favorite camping combo is to put this over a hoodie - and you're set in low 40's F temperatures.

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Eric Poolewrote a review of on August 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: True to size

I bought this for a family member to use with their 16 month old - and have heard nothing but rave reviews. They tell me that it's great to get rid of the stroller for walks in the city. Additionally, not sure if my family is the outlier - but when the kid gets fussy and wants to be held - they'll plop him in the carrier and continue doing household chores. Hey, if it works, it works!

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