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Dwayne H.

Dwayne H.

Dwayne H.

Dwayne H.wrote a review of on September 18, 2016

Great breaks for touring
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am running a pair of TRP HY/RD brakes on a Specialized AWOL Elite, touring/commuter/just all out fun riding machine. 3500 miles currently on this set up. 1200 miles riding PCH 1 this summer with just over 100 lbs bag weight. Let me tell you these brakes work with confidence under all situations. Even at 48 mph 14% grade coming to a complete stop (in a hurry) while touring PCH 1) These brakes defiantly saved my life. Great modulation. Like one reviewer mentioned. Use compression less brake cable housing. I used Jagwire Ripcord Brake Kit, Titanium, Hope 160mm Sawtooth Floating Rotors front and back, Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers mounted on Jones Carbon H-Bars. A great set-up for touring and we’ll all other riding. I am thinking about getting another set for my Fatback fat tire bike also with Jones H-Bars. I have had zero break maintenance at 3500 miles. Highly recommended. I did contact TRP about using these on my Jones H-Bars and they did not recommend it. They said they were designed to wrap around bars only. I did not do the install. They were installed during the bike build by a LBS. These are the second generation brakes.

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Dwayne H.

Dwayne H.wrote a review of on October 29, 2011

5 5

Nice jersey. I bought two, Black/Gray & Gray/Acid Green, jerseys on Bonktown for $42.99/. What a deal. I like the fit. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the non-gripper sleeves. They are working for me. A nice touch. The full length zipper makes getting in and out with ease (most of my jerseys are now full length zippers. I also like the fact that Castelli has come out with jerseys that are SPF rated. These are SPF 45. That’s what made me finally push the button. The colors will work with about anything I have. The fit is a little more sung than other Castelli jerseys I have. All of my jerseys are large in size and this cut is a little tighter. Not a bad thing for me. It feels good. The jersey length is good. It doesn’t ride up while on the bike. It’s a good fit all around on me. I will be using these two jerseys a lot. I’m 5’-8” (172cm) 154 lbs, 39” (99cm) chest, 33” (84cm) waist.

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Dwayne H.

Dwayne H.wrote a review of on March 25, 2010

5 5

I live in Minnesota and have had my Castelli Insolito Radiation Jacket since August 2009. I have worn it throughout the winter while commuting back and forth to work 20 miles/day down to -15° F plus a brutal wind-chill. This jacket out preformed well beyond my expectations. The heat-reflecting Radiation under layer performs very well when it gets cold outside. When it starts getting warmer out you will be unzipping it out of the jacket. For winter riding I was wearing a Craft Cool Mesh Sleeveless Base Layer, Icebreaker Sport 320 long sleeve merino top or a Craft Pro ZERO Zip Mock Neck long sleeve shirt. These worked extremely well through the coldest winter, 15° F to -15° F. Above 15° F I layered differently. A Craft Cool Mesh Sleeveless Base Layer with Smartwool long sleeve or short sleeve cycling jerseys. This has been a great fall and winter jacket even in an extreme downpour during my whole ride to work. I stayed dry. The vents work great. Just be careful when leaving them open when it is raining. The whole inside of my jacket got soaked. Even my gloves filled with water when I left the vents open. It all dried out quickly. The sleeves zip off creating a very nice vest. I used the hood over my Rapha Winter Hat. These were a great combo for cold winter riding.

For me this has been the prefect fall winter cycling jacket. Warm when needed. Cool when needed. Dry when needed. I'm looking forward to next fall and winter commuting.

I’m 5’-8” tall 152 lbs 39” chest, 35” waste. Large jacket. Mine is the, “Boy is it Bright”, highly visible yellow. $325 Backcountry.com through Amazon.

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