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Paul Height

Paul Heightwrote a review of on October 13, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 162 lbs
Size Purchased: large

I have used this jersey over 1000 miles now. I ride in temps from 65-95 with it. I like that it provides sun protection to the lower arm. It wicks sweat as best it can based upon humidity in the torso. OBVIOUSLY, this is a Euro race fit jersey. I have several castelli jerseys and it runs about the same size as they do. I have purchased two more at this time point. The only negative here is the high price point, but purchasing on sale makes it within reach. I like it MUCH better than my Assos jerseys which I don't feel are valued appropriately.

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on July 8, 2018

Where is that Assos quality?
2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I bought these gloves 3 months ago. They have completely worn out on the right hand. Is this that famous Assos quality? I will be returning these. Hopefully for a refund. I cannot hassle with getting a new pair of gloves every three months. I like the fit. If I only rode 1000 miles per year they would be fine. Otherwise, hard pass.

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on June 10, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: large

I purchase high end jerseys for riding. I saw this one on discount and thought I would pick it up. The cut is short. The zipper is robust. It is not race fit.

Overall, I don't like it for this price point. I would classify this as more of a "comfort" jersey. I think it would work better if I were 3-4 inches shorter as it does ride up and show some skin sometimes.

I would not purchase again.

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on June 10, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The bar tape is great. Has self adhesive on the back. It only comes with one bar cap per two rolls of tape. Can anyone explain this to me? I asked competitive cyclist and they were nice enough to send me a replacement so I could have two bar caps. In summary, I needed 4 rolls of tape just to get two bar caps. Perhaps FI'ZI:K could use an introductory lesson in mathematics.

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on February 12, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I mean really? I need another item with a battery to replace like I need a hole in the head. Save yourself the hassle and purchase a manual device. I have a $50 pump that I use 90% of the time anyway. I put this unit at my second home so I don't have to rely on it. It does have a slick connect mechanism, but this is a solution looking for a problem...

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on January 1, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: large

I generally purchase top of the line gear for riding in challenging conditions. I purchased theses and have used them 10 times in various conditions from 25 F up to 40 degrees F. The lack of insulation in the upper thigh and groin area is CERTAINLY a concern. Any rider that wears these enough will notice the flaw. I am somewhat confused by all the 5* ratings of this product as CC reviewers are generally fairly accurate. I have resorted to a pair of wind stopper base layers underneath. I don't really like the extra heft, but that is what seems to be required to make a 2.5 hour ride comfortable at 30 degrees with a wind. If I were in the market for a new pair, I would likely look elsewhere prior to purchasing this product.

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on August 7, 2017

2 5

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

I was looking for something light that could hold up in high humidity weather. This is not it. Anytime the temp is >85 and humidity is > 70% this thing gets soaked in under an hour. Then my glasses get contaminated and I can no longer see. This product can best be described as an opportunity for improvement.

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on March 11, 2017

2 5

This pump has some nice features like the digital readout and the quick release without letting out the air.

However, for road bikes, I often have to secure the head to the stem to quell an air leak.

Overall this product suffers a similar flaw to that typical of German engineering - too many features and the initial purpose of the item is ultimately overlooked.

I would not purchase again. D+

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on October 10, 2016

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I do not seem to be able to find a quality saddle bag. I like the size of this bag. I have ridden with it just over 3 months and had a flat 20 miles from home. I went to change it and the zipper had rusted. There was NO WAY to open it without cutting the actual pouch which was difficult on the road with no tools. In short, keep looking, I know I will...

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on February 2, 2015

4 5

I have used this helmet 10 times now. All the use has come below 60 degrees. I have an Aeon that I use in the summer and prefer this helmet at cooler temps. I will likely go back to the Aeon in the summer for the increased ventilation, but I certainly like it as a second helmet. Additionally, I find the Aeon to be more aesthetically pleasing.

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on January 11, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have used these now about 5 times under the 40 degree mark in the Northeast. I use them as a base layer for a pair of Gore overgloves. This allows me to go down to about 25 degrees comfortably even with headwinds of 15 mph. I typically ride at most for 2 hours in the winter, so I cannot comment on longer rides. I would not use these as a standalone glove as the are rather flimsy and offer little to no palm support.

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on October 7, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased 5 of these jerseys on sale at backcountry.com early this season. I have ridden > 2000 miles amongst the 5. At this point in the year, 2/5 are still wearable, the zippers have broken on 3/5. I like the feel and the fit, just not the zippers. Since I can only use 2 of the 5 jerseys at this point, I rank them a 2*.

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on June 24, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I lost my initial battery after about 500 miles on a rough road. I bought a replacement and it has worked just as well. I charge it about every 500 miles.

I would give this product a 5* except for the pricing. My car battery costs less. This is shimano charging a price premium for their branding.

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on June 24, 2014

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

$20 for this item? I also kayak frequently and my phone drybags work much better and even have a lower profile. This item could likely be purchased for about $6 as it is made of inferior materials and is a squeeze to fit any of the the samsung or HTC phones. VERY DISSATISFIED. A Ziploc bag works better.

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Paul Heightwrote a review of on June 24, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I seem to prefer shorts to bibs for my weekday rides. I can do 30 mile rides without a problem. For longer weekend rides, I still wear the bib shorts, though. They fit true to the size chart. I have bought 5 pairs of these shorts and would say I am a frequent user.

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