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Ruben A.

Ruben A.

Ruben A.

Ruben A.wrote a review of on April 27, 2017

4 5

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

I recently purchased this helmet to replace a non-MIPS Super 2. My opinion on the relative fit between my old helmet and the Super 3 w/ MIPS seems to be a bit different than other reviews I have read. I've only used the Super 3 a few times since getting it, and I've not used it with the chinbar yet, but in the few rides I have done, I develop these hot spot pressure points on the crown of my head after about 1.5 hours of riding. After taking the helmet off for a few minutes, I can continue for the rest of the ride no problem. The helmet fits great when I first put it on, with even pressure around the crown of the head and no obvious pressure points, but like clockwork I develop these hot spots 1.5 hours into a ride. By comparison, my old Super 2 never got uncomfortable, even on a recent trip where we did 7 consecutive days of 4+ hour rides. Just the initial feeling if I compare the Super 2 (non MIPS) and the Super 3 MIPS side by side, they feel quite similar to me, with a good range of adjustment. They feel quite a bit different after I've been wearing them for a while though. I'll update the review if the fit gets better after more use.

Here is the update:
The helmet has slowly broken in, and the hot spots I noticed when the helmet was new have gone away. I can do long (more than 2 hour) rides with no problem now. I've also had a few occasions to use the helmet as intended, with the chinbar strapped to my pack for the first, slow and climbing half of a long ride, then attaching the chinbar to the helmet for the downhills on the second half of the ride. Overall it is quite good for this purpose. The straps fit a little funny with the chinbar on compared to a real full face helmet, but on the other hand, this helmet works really well with sunglasses, whereas other full faced MX helmets I have owned really required goggles, which is not practical for the trail/enduro riding I do. Sure, for a day at the bike park, a real full face helmet would be better, but for everything else, the Super 3R is a really flexible option for doing a variety of types of riding. I'm happy with the purchase.

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Ruben A.

Ruben A.wrote a review of on March 26, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

They are really lightweight, anatomically cut, and really comfortable, like other Sugoi leg warmers I have. I also have the arm coolers and use them very often. The leg coolers get used less frequently, as they are a little more of a pain to put them on, so I generally only use them for longer rides. Not needing to put on sunscreen all over is really nice. They also do a good job of producing a bit of a cooling effect. A smart addition to your kit if you ride somewhere warm and sunny,

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Ruben A.

Ruben A.wrote a review of on March 6, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

I really wanted to like this jersey because it looks great and is well made, like many other Castelli pieces. The fit was just too strange though, definitely tight by several sizes as others have mentioned; very narrow through the torso compared to the length. I wasn't motivated to reorder in another size because even on sale it is not particularly cheap. There are other better fitting lightweight jerseys out there for less.

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Ruben A.

Ruben A.wrote a review of on March 6, 2016

4 5

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

Glad I ordered this in a few sizes to try. Definitely runs small as other have mentioned. If they fit you correctly, the chamois is nicely padded and of high quality, they look great, and they are a nice lightweight material. Matches well with the Volo jersey that has been on sale for a while, which makes the price of the kit reasonable.

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Ruben A.

Ruben A.wrote a review of on March 6, 2016

5 5

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

The fit is great, nice even compression. They fit true to size with other Sugoi arm warmers I have. They are really lightweight, with a simple finish at the cuff and a very minimal gripper at the top of the sleeve, which makes them very unobtrusive. I'm not sure if it is due to the Icefil material or not, but they actually do create a cooling effect when you put them on, even when they are dry and before you get any wind moving over them.

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Ruben A.

Ruben A.wrote a review of on March 6, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

The sizing is strange, as they are definitely long compared to the girth. If you have really long and skinny arms they might work, but even ordering one size smaller than the size chart, they were longer than I wanted. The most annoying part was the gripper band at the top of the sleeve though, it is way too wide and stiff, making it hard to get into place, and once it is in place, it annoyingly cuts into the armpit area (because the sleeves are so long). Go with the Sugoi sleeves instead.

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Ruben A.

Ruben A.wrote a review of on January 8, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I got these as a gift recently and have been using them a lot. They are really ergonomically shaped and fit really well without bunching behind the knee, and they don't move or creep down the thigh at all. Comfortable and warm, and nicely made, these are my go to leg warmers now.

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Ruben A.

Ruben A.wrote a review of on January 8, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 152 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Compared to other arm warmers I have tried on and ridden with, these are a really nice balance of being warm without being so thick that the material bunches up at the inside of the elbow joint. Sizing is right on with even compression throughout the sleeve and no tight spot at the gripper band. Pairs nicely with my Sugoi leg warmers. A nice product.

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