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Timothy Yeghian

Timothy Yeghian

Timothy Yeghianwrote a review of on August 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If companies would drop all the superlatives and tell the truth, they would get better grades in school. However, as they come out with all the VooderSpraken, and if that widget does not go pop, fizz and zaggle, then they are going to take their C+ home to their mum. This tire is an exception. I am 63 years old, how would you feel about your grandfather turning a racing bicycle at 35 miles an hour in the rain on tires that "might" hold that road? Ops, it rained, oh well. These tires are the best all rounders I have ever put to a set of rims. My carbon fiber bicycle is fantastic, but it in truth doesn't really like going over 35mph. At 35mph my bicycle starts to turn into a government worker. That is where it starts to do the Hula. Oh, don't get me wrong; it keeps going, but I don't get too squirrely with it. My insurance against that is this set of tires. Brilliant, and you have to look at how Continental worked the margins to achieve this performance. I will give you a hint. Everybody knows that wind can hit a tire head-on. Okay, what happens when the bicycle is in a turn, heeled over like a 20 million dollar yacht, and the wind, - weird, is actually hitting the tire from the side? If all the tires are designed to "head into the wind" then what happens if one tire company works those numbers like a Japanese high school student trying to get into Tokyo University, and thus also works to maximize aerodynamic efficiency when the bicycle is laid over at speed like a 4 weight fly rod hooked into a King Salmon? In the straights, about the same, yet in the turn, who is going to exit every turn with an X% advantage? Look at the tire closely and their solutions are simple, but pure genius.

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Timothy Yeghian

Timothy Yeghianwrote a review of on August 18, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 167 lbs
Size Purchased: 43.00

One of the things that I love about this shoe, both of them actually, is that they get the job done. I was not big on locking my feet into the "Suicide Pedals," being a sort of "Cages is the Rages." Sorry, now with 2, 000K on this new pedal rig I have an opinion. You can pull your foot out of the old school "Cage" faster. Kinetically, it is less moves. That aside, these shoes are pretty cool. Size: I am not a European. However, I learned the European sizes by having my climbing gear stolen years ago while in a certain European country with mountains. I tried on several pairs of shoes and the average was 43.00. So I ordered these in 43. Perfecto, great feel, wow. Adjustability: Enough for me and my feet & ankles are not exactly perfect shape. One, tiny caveat: This is a shoe for a "cooler" climate. There are vents on the bottom of the shoe plus holes in the top. If you ride these in the rain without a cover plus some why of blocking the bottom vents your feet will get wet. It is a cool shoe, a vented shoe, and considering that there are so many shoes in the $250 range, this is a lot of bang for your guilders. Because they were so affordable I have been trying to find what is wrong with them. The only draw back is this. If I were to cycle into a swimming pool these are the shoes I would want to have on. They vent the heat really, really well. I absolutely love these shoes and now I am a Clip In Convert.

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Timothy Yeghian

Timothy Yeghianwrote a review of on July 28, 2017

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 167 lbs

That is Chinese for "So-so." I bought these because the sign said
"Bib shorts for everything from racing to long training rides."
The "Cham-Wow" pad thing after just 20 miles was a serious disappointment, and I don't think what they said is true at all. I have a very experienced bum and it has been to many places and many countries. Then the advert says, "Chamois supports with multi-density foam." Multi density? What, thin, thin, and cushy?

I have absolutely no idea who these bibs were designed for because when the clock hits 50 miles you are going to wish you had a real chamois. However, I will add this: The sewing quality in this average at best set of bibs is great. I will not be riding with these again unless I am on my way to the cycle shop to pick up a different pair. On the other hand, I might wear these to a cycling dinner party where the smaller chamois might be a benefit due to long hours of sitting.

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