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Can I buy an extender for this make/model if I want to carry more bikes?
This hat would be fine under a helmet in the spring or fall when you just need to combat cool weather conditions. It's functionality and temperature range is closer to a traditional, cotton cycling hat than a warm winter beanie. The description says "GORE Windstopper" but I assure you that's not the case. I actually returned my first one thinking I'd been sent the wrong item by mistake. The second one was identical to the first, so I'd have to say it's just not as described.
The shirt works well as a baselayer for cycling. It wicks well, is lightweight, and is very comfortable. I've worn it quite a few times, including a century, and forgot I had it on. The only complaint that I have is I wish it were a bit longer so that I could wear it for running. It's definitely a cycling length cut. All-in-all, for the price, it's worth the money.
At 6'1", 180#, I'm generally a large in bibs. P.I., Craft, Hincapie, you name it. In the Gore's, I'm probably an XL and maybe even an XXL. Not because of the waist, but because of the length of the shoulder straps. When I put them on, my wife looked at me and said "..oh, that CANNOT be comfortable!" Let's just say they rode very high and tight. Even bent over like I would be on the bike, they were cutting off blood flow to the nether regions. Width wise, they were a bit tight, but that would be great to keep up muscle compression on long rides. My recommendation is to look elsewhere, or at least buy a size larger than normal until they add some length to the bib straps.
I'm 6'1", 180#. Normally, I would wear a large size, but these fit better in a medium. A couple of things that I don't like about these bibs are the pad, which doesn't come up high enough in the front. It really stops at an awkward place. Also, the fabric is almost see through. I'm not modest by any means, but these were too translucent even for me.