I hated my Yakima rack before I bought this. I never left it on my car because anything over 30mph sounded like I was riding in a convertible. It was super easy to install and Yakima even includes small removable patches to protect your paint. Now even cruising at 75 I have almost no wind noise and it makes the whole package look a lot cooler.
Although after a hefty price tag for rack and bars and fairing and what not, these can seem pretty superfluous they are definitely worth it. Super easy to install and then easy to use. I have my rack locked to my car and my bike locked to my rack when I use all of them so I can leave it all on the roof after a long ride.
I love this base layer. I wear it under my jersey no matter the weather. It tucks in to bib shorts well and gives your upper body plenty of protection from rough material on the bibs. Also, since not all jerseys are pro level, mositure wicking, and supremely comfortable, the base layer provides an ultra thin barrier that keeps the jersey from sticking to you. Unlike some base layers the neck line is high enough to protect from tags, but low enough that you are wearing a turtle neck.
This under jersey will not keep you warm in the winter. But what I have found is a great under jersey that will is the Descent thermal undershirt. I can't find it here (bought it from backcountry.com they may still have it), but it is killer for the cold rides
This is a pretty nice under-jersey. I really like wearing it in the winter as my first base layer. Here is the good: It wicks away moisture well. It doesn't feel like you are wearing an entire different shirt. It is light weight and comfortable. It does help prevent a rough jersey from scratching your skin. Also if you wear bib shorts like I do, it will give your shoulders a nice barrier. Now the bad: It is a bit boxy and short in its cut. I am 6'2" and 160 lbs (a string bean essentially) and a medium is just barely long enough to tuck into my bib shorts, but a large was way too lose on me. My only other complaint is that the shoulder straps are not wide enough. My bib straps barely fit on the fabric of the undershirt. Overall: decent shirt for the money. I own three, two in white one in black. Until I find something better, I will continue to use it.
I love this jersey. It is plenty warm without feeling like you are wearing a thick jacket. The inside is soft and prevents that itchy feeling when you start to heat up. My favorite part is the zipper on the back. It is large enough for my bulky phone so I never have to worry about dropping it on the ride.
These gloves are great. Just recently tried them out during a December warm spell and I loved them. They are not as warm as a heavy wind proof glove, but in 45 degree sunny weather they do the job perfectly. As the day heated up I stashed them in my back pocket and forgot they were there. Unlike some cheap big box store knit glove, these have little rubber grippers on the inside to help keep your hands in place.
These are my favorite arm warmers. They are really soft on the inside, no itchy stitching here! They have kept me pretty comfortable in some brutally cold weather. They look killer, and they fold up nicely into my back pockets when I get hot. Sizing is tough, I found that if you get your shirt size they generally fit, but that may be different for different builds. I highly recommend these!
By no means is this my favorite base layer. I suppose for its description it does the job a a light weight shirt, but I do not enjoy wearing this under my jersey/bib straps. It tends to bunch and I don't think the wicking properties are much to write home about. Wrap up: Great if you want it as a shirt, a waste if you want it as a Base Layer
If I were you I would get them. I didn't even notice them when I stashed them in my pocket. I had them on while it was early morning cool and then took them off and didn't think about them again. As a heads up they come as a free gift with some of the castelli jerseys
Had these shorts for a few weeks now, and I really like them. The material on the bottom stays put on your legs and the padding is very comfortable. You may still have to stand up to keep the blood going but overall solid shorts. The sliverline is also very attractive. These are my favorite pair of shorts
It will fill your tube... maybe. I had a flat slipped in the cartridge and went to town. It got to the point where the pressure in the tube (most likely around 70?) was keeping the air out, and the pressure in the canister wasn't great enough to continue inflating. If it were me I would save the money and get a simpler, threaded system. Recap: Good if you dont mind riding home on a low tire