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4 5

I've installed 3 of these on different bikes using a torque wrench and unlike the other reviewers have had no problems with the titanium bolts snapping. Even had to remove one stem and re-install when I switched out my bars and still no probs with installation. Torque wrenches do need to be re-calibrated over time so perhaps that could be part of the problem some people have had with the install? Also, 5Nm is the MAX torque the stem can tolerate and I usually tighten to 15-20% below the max torque recommendation. Just add carbon paste with installation (if you have carbon bars like I do) to keep things where you want them without having to max your torque. Stylish, thoughtful design, rock stable, and no probs with durability although I'm a climber, not a sprinter so I don't really torque on the bars much. 4 stars cuz it could be lighter.

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5 5

After 6 years and thousands of miles of riding, quite a bit of it in undesirable cold, damp conditions, my last pair of Dominators finally got retired. The nice stiff sole, that provided excellent power transfer had become floppy and the heel cup that lovingly held my heel secure with no slippage nor chafing became squirmy. The strategically placed heel reflectors had finally flaked off from years of hasty toeing off abuse, the Technomicro across the toe box had scuffed down to a velvety texture, and the sole had worn a bit from a few too many gravel strewn traverses & cafe stops. But the best thing about them is the fact that you forget that you're wearing them. The fit is so comfortable and seamless and microadjustable with the caliper and instep velco straps that you can just concentrate on enjoying your ride which is why I'm happily wearing my new replacement Dominators which have the same seamless quality. In the summer they are adequately ventilated (at least for our 65-95F spread) and a pair of shoe covers and wool socks lets me take them down to 32F. I am always a size 7.5M in US or 37.5 in Euro dress shoes but with Sidi's I fit 40 perfectly which makes sense as US 7.5 falls between Sidi sizes 39 and 40.5 on Sidi's size chart.

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4 5

I have 3 of these jerseys and they look just as good today as they did when I bought them 3 years ago. The CarbonE fabric along the main body skims the body perfectly with no wind flap while the anatomically paneled insets follow the contours of what few curves I do have so the lack of silicone grippers is not felt at all. This jersey NEVER rides up even when I'm down in the drops almost hanging off the back of my saddle on steep descents or when I'm standing on the pedals for sprints or steep climbs. Give me anatomically cut panels over cheap silicone grippers any day. The full length, locking zipper is great for ventilating on hot days and is easy to un/zip one-handed. I wish more companies would follow Capo & Giordana and offer full length zippers for women like they do for men's styles. The fail-proof fabric lock tag at the bottom keeps any hard efforts from completely unzipping and flapping in the wind. And unlike my older Cipressa jerseys these have 3 pockets + a zipper instead of the stingy 2 larger pockets. So why only 4 stars? I've gotten used to Campagnolo's (now out of production, RIP) high visibility IQ Seen reflective stripes & hits because I want to be as visible as possible when biking in low light conditions and Capo just doesn't seem to get that with most of their line except for the new men's only Padrone HV line. I would also prefer a longer short sleeve instead of the cap sleeve so I don't get a 1-inch gap when wearing arm warmers/cooling sleeves cuz I've got a weird enough cyclist tan as it is :P Sizing is true to the chart. I'm 5'4", 125 lbs, 32C chest and wear a small which is race fit.

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I have this base layer and it does not come with the thumb loops. It's very form fitting so I don't have any problems with the sleeves riding up and personally I prefer no thumb loops with my tops as they tend to create pressure points from rubbing under my gloves. I wear it under a long sleeve jersey when it's in the 40s and under a winter jacket below 40F and it really wicks well so I stay mostly dry and warm. I normally wear a women's medium in Castelli and the men's small/medium is a bit loose but not enough to chafe or bunch up under my kit. Hope this helps.

4 5

It's been colder than a brass toilet seat in Portland and these are easily the warmest gloves I've used for biking. Actually they're so warm I could probably use them for snowshoeing too. The Polartec lining really insulates but is thin enough that I don't feel like I'm holding onto my handlebars with overstuffed oven mitts like with some other winter-weight gloves. In 25+ mph headwinds they remain windproof and dry in steady rain or light showers (haven't had to test them in heavy downpour). Shifting, adjusting zippers, and pulling things out of my jersey pockets are painless. I tend to run cold but even I can't wear these when it's warmer than 45F otherwise my hands get pretty sweaty and I start to overheat. Seams are well placed with no rubbing, very grippy silicone palms, and like most Castelli items they're very aesthetically appealing. Only 4 stars cuz no matter what surface I try they can't activate the touchscreen on my iPhone, the reflective hits on your pinkies don't really light up that much in low light, and they're made in China.

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4 5

Living in a bike friendly city we end up biking to dinner/happy hour frequently and sometimes you'd rather not be sporting the spandex equivalent of a codpiece in front of your fellow diners. The cut of the dress is flattering and the short length garners a lot of speculative looks, especially when you're doing any leaning over but with the shorts you won't be flashing anyone. The mesh inserts and soft Softlex fabric help with ventilation on warm 80+F days and I appreciate the practicality of having 3 back pockets although it would be nice to have a zippered security pocket for things you don't want to lose. The shorts are very short with an inseam of about 3 inches so don't expect any muscle support or compression but for that you'd be wearing different kit anyway. My main gripe and why it only gets 4 stars is that since this is used mainly for urban riding, I find myself catching the back of the dress on the nose of my saddle when getting back on again at stoplights which is not only annoying but borderline dangerous. The usual Castelli quality and style and made in Macau.

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4 5

I admit it, I've been a weenie 3-season cyclist in the past but these super warm bib tights are actually allowing me to extend my riding into the cold dark winter months of the Pacific NW. Treacherous slippery roads aside (Portlandia feels that street cleaning and regular leaf removal is too bourgeois opting instead for in situ street composting :P), biking when it drops down into the 40s was not an option for me in the past because I was shivering so much my muscles would lock up. The insulating thermo roubaix fabric and wind tex combination keep me warm and toasty. In fact, when it's in the mid 40s with any prolonged climbing I have to remove my wind vest and unzip my long sleeve jersey (Capo Cortina) to keep from getting too hot yet it breathes really well so I'm only slightly sweaty at my destination so the recommended 30-40F range is spot on. This is coming from a scrawny girl who's cold all the time and wears sweaters in the summer. I suspect when it drops down into the 30s I could add a winter weight jacket and continue to stay comfortable. The chamois is well constructed like all Capo chamois with enough padding but no waddling diaper sensation. The wind tex panels along the front of the thighs and shins do create some constraining stiffness but doesn't impede my stroke motion and the multi-panel anatomic cut is very comfortable; however, if you tend to fit tight/on the upper edge with your other Capo gear you might want to go up a size for these as the fit is less forgiving than their non-wind tex kit. As usual you get a great look as well, these being some of the most stylish bib tights out there if spandex overalls can be stylish ;) Only 4 instead of 5 stars because the stitching on the rubber Capo label on the left upper thigh is already coming undone after 4-5 uses and since this is for winter riding the minimal reflective hits on the lower leg zippers and lower back seem like lip service when it's pitch black at 4PM.

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4 5

Most of my cycling kit is either Capo, Castelli, Pissei, or Campagnolo (gotta love the Italians) but Capo is my favorite. This jersey is indicative of their line: very stylish, high tech fabrics, with thoughtful design. The anatomically cut panels follow your form yet allow for freedom of movement while having the added benefit of looking sharp. I tend to need a wind vest if wearing this in the 40-5F range if I'm not doing a lot of climbing but I also run cold normally. Wicks away moisture and dries quickly if you've had a good workout or get caught in some rain. The full length zipper stays locked in place allowing you to ventilate without flashing everyone which is always a plus ;) and moves smoothly enough to allow for one handed adjusting up or down. Would prefer it if there were more reflective elements for low visibility safety and a zipper pocket for keys/cellphone or whatever you don't want to pop out when grabbing for other items which why it gets only 4 instead of 5 stars. I've had mine for over a season and it still looks almost new after quite a few rides so durability almost makes me want to bump it up to 5. In terms of fit, Capo is race fit but not as snug as Campagnolo so go a size up if you want more of a club fit. I'm 5'4", 34" bust, 28" waist, 130 lbs and wear size small in Capo.

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5 5

I almost didn't buy this CO2 inflator because despite the sleek looks and compact size lots of reviews from other sites complained of the trigger being difficult to activate which kind of defeats the purpose of having it in your repair kit. I suspect some of the problems people elsewhere have had may be due to a poorly machined inflator because with my small, weak hands I'm able to use this quite easily. Mine came with a protective freeze sleeve to fit over the CO2 canister to keep your hands from getting cold but with my small hands I still have to press against the round butt of the canister to activate the trigger so I keep my gloves on for that step. Very easy to use, great aesthetics, fits easily in my small Lezyne Micro Caddy Saddle Bag. FYI one 16g CO2 canister will inflate a 700x25 road tire to ~90 PSI, enough to get you back home safely.

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4 5

These bib shorts have the same attention to detail and high functioning high tech fabrics that Capo is known for. I am 5'4" with a 31 1/2 inch inseam and wearing a size small I have no problems with fit, the straps stay in place, the shorts hit at mid thigh (long legs) and the silicone grippers and multi-panel fit prevent any riding up so no more fiddling with rolled over waistbands or surreptitiously hitching up your shorts as they try to shimmy down your hips like with non-bib shorts. The chamois is perfect, providing enough padding for many comfortable hours in the saddle without feeling like you're wearing a diaper. Not a fan of the full mesh tank which gets very hot on warm (80+F) days which is the reason for 4 instead of 5 stars. (I usually wear Capo's and Pissei's men's bib shorts in XS and prefer the minimal straps as they remain in place without making me overheat.)

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