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Jellycrablegs

Austin, TX

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Bikes, coffee, travel.

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Jellycrablegswrote a review of on May 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I will admit I initially tried the S7 from the massive hype and dozens of reviews from the cycling world. I have worn bibs from several high end brands and in the $200+ range. First of all, the material is unbelievable. It does have compression, but because it has almost no seams, there are no pinch points. The leg bands and straps are nothing short of perfect. They have a perfect blend of stretch and tension. I have one pair with approximately 2500mi and dozens upon dozens of washes. The durability is far beyond what ASSOS will even promise. Compared to my newest pair, the original barely shows any wear beyond the very slightest fade of color in the chamois. And now to the star of the show, the chamois. It is perfect. I know it's subjective, but I have ridden excellent chamois, other cy-tech chamois, etc., and this is perfect. One of the best features is the "golden gate" where the chamois stitching actually disconnects at the top inner part of the thigh (basically the sit bone area) and allows the chamois to move organically with your body. And added bonus, the stitching never frays or runs. It also comes up high in front for a bit of modesty if you're into that. The most striking thing to me is that the neo pros are the ENTRY short for the S7 line. I have bought MAYBE a dozen things full retail in my life, and three of those things were S7 bibs. I will buy these again, and again, and I'll probably buy a stock pile of the, if ASSOS ever discontinues them.

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Jellycrablegs

Jellycrablegswrote a review of on May 12, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've run these tires for about 12,000 miles (not the same pair obviously) and I can't say enough. The ride quality is smooth, responsive and grippy regardless of weather. I have honestly flatted about 5 times. 5 in 12,000 miles. I can generally get 4000 mi on the front and 3000-3500 mi on the rear and I'm a 200lb rider on country and chip sealed roads. There are probably better riding tires, and stronger tires, and there are certainly cheaper and more expensive tires, but I cannot find a perfect combo of everything. These are my only choice in tires. Period.

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Jellycrablegswrote a review of on September 18, 2012

5 5

Quick rundown: run slightly small, just slightly. (I'm 6' and wear 36 in pants - XL RS) Dear Sugoi: get rid of the elastic/gel grippers. Those are the ONLY complaints. Durable and bad to the bone chamois. I have 2 pair (so far) and these are my "go to" bibs for long hauls. I have some other brands and high-end models that are plenty good, but the RS is the way to go for mileage. I'm in Austin and these can beat the heat and the vents on the chamois are not a gimmick. The logos are some type of iron-on junk and won't make it 2 washes, but who cares? IF (and I doubt you will,) return them realcyclist is painfully simple and fast to work with. In the words of Arnold,..."Do it now!"

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