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MarkWallwrote a review of on February 12, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I originally ordered a Thule Gateway II rack through Amazon but it was missing pieces. I decided to move up to the Archway (about 30 dollars more). The rack works fine but... the plastic piece that fastens to the seat tube to help hold the bike steady did not hold up to the Kansas wind while transporting my bike. I had to stop and remove the front tire to help reduce drag and keep the bike from wanting to rotate upward in the rack. The rubber straps held but it was a questionable ride home. I will say, it was windy, 20-30 mph winds with gusts to 40 and I was on the open highway traveling at 70 mph. For around town and maybe out to the local trail this rack will be fine. I am convinced this is not the rack intended for a cross-country trip! I am now looking at a roof mount system.

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MarkWallwrote a review of on July 7, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: large

Bought these early spring/late winter and have used them several times. They are comfortable and offer great protection from wind and light rain. I am typically not an all-weather rider but training for the DK 200 this year put me out in inclement weather more than once. I would recommend them to anyone who plans on riding when it is in the mid-40's or light rain.

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MarkWallwrote a review of on January 19, 2015

4 5

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

Bought these as an outer layer for this winter/spring. Tried them out the other day with a pair of cycling shorts under them with temps in the low 50's. They helped keep me warm and got me out on the bike when I otherwise wouldn't have. They seem to be top quality and looking at the way they are made I have no doubt that they are water proof. They come with a stuff sack and will stay in my pack through the spring though I have no real intention of riding in the rain. I am 6'0" and 180 lbs with a 33" waist and 34" inseam- the large pants fit me just fine.

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MarkWallwrote a review of on January 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

This is my first pair of cold weather long bib tights and I feel like I made a spectacular choice. Used them this morning for the first time riding gravel roads in south central Kansas. Starting out the temps were in the low 40's with an expected increase into the 50's. The bibs kept me warm for the entire ride and I never felt like I was over heating. The quality seems great and the windstopper technology did its job. The chamois seems to be top quality as well (a very important part). A few other people have indicated that they run large. I am 6'0" at about 180 with a 34" inseam and consider myself a runner who rides a bike from time-to-time, meaning I am not bulging in the middle like some cyclist, with that said the length of the tights are spot on. I am sure they have some "extra" room in them but they are not suffocating/squeezing me either. bottom line- I'm impressed and very happy with my purchase.

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