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Rob M.

Rob M.wrote a review of on October 31, 2008

3 5

i bought this tire to run on my rear during the fall/winter because i didn't want to deal with any flats while commuting. installed it about a month ago. it rides ok, even at 120psi it felt a little mushy--not a performance tire by far. otherwise it rode just like most other tires.
my tire was flat when i left the office the other night. i checked the tire and didn't see anything, so i assumed it was just a practical joke because i didn't expect my ultragatorskin to ever go flat. so i pumped it up and took off. a few miles it it was flat again. furious that my ultragatorskin flatted and since i was in a rush i continued the game of pump and ride till i got home. when i pulled the tire off, a piece of glass had cut right through the tire. patched it up and back in working order. i just ordered a slime tube to put in there since i no longer have any faith in this tire.

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Rob M.wrote a review of on October 25, 2008

2 5

i wrote a longer review, but it got deleted through the login process, so here is the summary.
good:
1 - color is perfect
2 - zip off sleeve is a brilliant design (comes off in one piece)
bad:
1 - does not breath, like wearing a plastic bag
2 - the elastic at the wrist is not tight enough, allowing a freezing cold breeze up the sleeve of your windbreaker--fail.
3 - stitching holding on sleeve is not so strong and tears when you try and take of wet, sticky, sweaty jacket because of the first problem.

I ended up with a gore bikewear jacket. it was a little more dough, but addresses all the problems of this jacket.

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Rob M.wrote a review of on October 25, 2008

2 5

i've tried a lot of bike clothing and pretty much decided that pearl izumi makes the best bike stuff, so when I decided it was time to get an obnoxious yellow jacket, the vagabond II was a no brainer. When it arrived, the color was a perfect blinding yellow and the zip off sleeve unit was a brilliant design.
In riding with it a few times, I discovered several fatal flaws. 1-it doesn't breath worth anything, like wearing a plastic bag. 2-the elastic on the sleeves aren't very tight, so if it is cold out, you get a blast of cold air up the sleeves of your wind breaker--fail. 3-the stitching holding the sleeve zipper is not very strong and broke when trying to remove the jacket when it is all sticky and wet from problem #1
Overall, looks cool. Has some great features. If you don't sweat this is the jacket for you.

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