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Groppler Zorn

Groppler Zorn

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Groppler Zorn

Groppler Zornwrote a review of on May 14, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love the Atom short sleeve and 3/4 sleeve jerseys; they are my favorites and dominate my rotation. They are loose fitting and comfortable, but not baggy.

This is cut differently. It fits the same through the chest and shoulders, but the midsection is nothing short of billowy. That and the lack of the optics wipe in the hem that the short sleeve has keeps this at four stars versus five.

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Groppler Zornwrote a review of on October 25, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought a pair of these after really digging the Atom short sleeve jersey. I would class these as XC shorts, mostly because they are very lightweight. Not necessarily fragile, but they are thinner than my Fox Sergeant shorts, which have been my current favorites. I am mostly an AM rider, but I do roll XC and commute by bike about 35 miles a day on workdays.

These are lighter and cooler than the Sergeants, although the Sergeants are light and cool enough for me and they are more brush-resistant and sturdy. When I drop my phone in the thigh pocket on these, it moves around a bit and I can feel it through the fabric, whereas the Sergeants hold my phone more firmly and I can't feel it the same way. These have a zipper on the thigh pocket, though, which is more secure than the velcro on the Fox shorts.

These are also longer than any of my other shorts, so be prepared for that look. They fit true to size, I wear a 34 in these and my other shorts. These are loose enough for comfort and movement, but they don't get caught on the seat or anything.

All said, I like these shorts and they see as much action as the Sergeants. When I went to order another pair of shorts last week, I went with another pair of these.

Fall is here and although I'm not as concerned about heat, I just like these better right now, paired with an Atom jersey. But that could change tomorrow...

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Groppler Zornwrote a review of on September 11, 2015

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've had at least four pairs of the One Industries Vapor gloves in the past in other colors (including the blue Backcountry models) and loved them. Thin enough for outstanding feel and control, and cool enough for So Cal. But these Competitive Cyclist models have split at the seams in two different places on each glove after only about three rides. No crashes, no abuse, and they are the same size as all my others.

Good thing they were half off, cuz they're total junk.

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Groppler Zornwrote a review of on March 9, 2015

Fragile
2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I thought I had written a review on this, but I guess I hadn't...

I had been using one of these with a Garmin 500 for about a year on my MTB with no real complaints, and then I upgraded to a Garmin 510. As soon as I put the 510 in, I noticed that it didn't fit as snugly, but I thought maybe the Bar Fly was just a little worn. I bought a second MTB, and another Bar Fly for that bike, but the 510 still didn't fit as snugly as the 500 did. Not a dealbreaker, but puzzling.

Fast forward a bit.. One of my Bar Flies broke at the tabs just removing my Garmin 510 (clockwise as recommended) and then when I went to replace it with my older Bar Fly from my other bike, that one broke taking it off of the handlebars. I removed the bolt and slid the Bar Fly down to the narrowest part of the bars and opened it just wide enough to remove it, but it snapped. That Bar Fly was at least a year old, but the one that broke at the tabs was only a few months old. Overall, I am very disappointed.

I was at my LBS last week and they are now stocking the SRAM Garmin mount with positive feedback from users. Priced $5 less than the Bar Fly, and looking to be just a bit nicer in terms of design and construction, I went for one. The Garmin 510 fits snugly, although time will be the test. I attached a photo of the SRAM mount. I posted a photo of the failed Bar Flies separately on this item page.

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