- 4 Everything
- 4 Reviews
- 0 Questions
- 1 Photo
- 0 Videos
This is my first season using clipless pedals and I ride these with a pair of Shimano 545's. Compared to the skateboard shoes I started off riding with these are worlds better and much stiffer. Before skateboard shoes I rode with regular tennis shoes and slammed my foot into a tree stump, which hurt really bad. The overall protection this shoe offers for unfortunate tree stump encounters is invaluable. As a newcomer to clipless I'm frequently riding sketchy terrain unclipped with these shoes, and find the grip amazingly good even though they are not specifically designed for it. I ride these with flat pedals as well and find them to be a great all-rounder bike shoe. I considered the AM41 but decided that the clipless feature may come in handy for less sketchy terrain and I can work my way up with them, and were a necessity for BMX racing.
My only gripe is from what others claim, that these are slightly more difficult to clip in/out of than regular bike cleats, but that is understandable given their more recessed clip location.
I got my first ride in with this jersey, and I'm very much impressed. Compared to my Alpinestars A-Line Jersey, this jersey is far more breathable. I also prefer the 3/4 sleeve design for quick elbow pad adjustment. It is a very vibrant jersey that definitely stands out in the crowd.
Just got this today, but my initial review is that the jersey is comfortable, breathable, and good quality overall. The colors (I ordered a red one) are even more vibrant in person. The fit of the jersey is loose, even in a size small, especially around the arms to accommodate arm protective equipment. The cuffs at the wrist do a good job at keeping the jersey's sleeves from hanging down and getting in the way. Great product and great design.
I bought this helmet last year because I am getting more active in the downhill mountain biking scene and didn't want to spend a fortune on a full face helmet. I didn't see a big difference between this helmet and SixSixOne's higher-end model so I went with this one. All I can say is it is a great buy, and doesn't get too hot. The ventilation isn't as good as a well vented bike helmet, of course, but since I came from a skateboarding helmet I didn't see a big difference. The visor is adjustable, but not that much. I wear these with sunglasses and the padding doesn't push them too much on my face.