At ~$25 these gloves are hard to beat -- stylish and performant, with an attention to detail. The soft back on the thumb is perfect for wiping sweat (or snot). The padding is just right -- enough to remove the shock, but not bulky in the least.
Compare this jersey to those priced at the top end of the marketplace and you sacrifice minimal performance, but save plenty at checkout. That's been consistent for in my experience through the years with Giordana's Silverline, and this is their best yet.
As the price points of bib shorts continues to climb, Giordana's Silverline has always represented an incredible value without the compromise. This iteration is no different. Please note - I have always found Giordana's sizing to be a little more generous than other brands. I straddle the lines between S & M in most other brands, but I am a solid S in Giordana.
I've been extremely impressed with the performance of the Ultegra Di2 rear derailleur. I've logged considerable miles off road on my gravel bike, and while it's been banged around a bit, it hasn't missed a beat. It still delivers precise, quick shifts every time.
The Ultegra Di2 shifters have been fantatstic. The hoods are comfortable, and the shifts are precise every time. It's also worth mentioning that you can dial in the speed of your shifts (faster or slower from stock setting) to your liking with the help of your shop.
In the word of front derailleurs, the Ultegra Di2 front derailleur is pretty remarkable -- precise, fast shifting every time. I've used it on gravel bikes, road bikes and aero bikes, in each application it has impressed.
Things brings together your Di2 system. The 5-point option is great if you need to install remote shifting at the end of your aero bars. This also hosts your battery warning light. Plug it in once a month or so!
I'm not one who shy away from spending money on quality bike components, but I try to do so wisely. Here's a great place to save money by NOT going top shelf. All the stopping power and good looks of Dura Ace without the price tag. Damn near the same weight too.
These are my go to brakes -- apart from changing my pads from time to time, I never worry about them. Modulation is the best on the market, and you don't sacrifice power in the process. They are competitively lightweight, and durable as all get out.
I'm a huge fan of 1x systems, and the XX1 RD has been flawless in my experience. I've logged (literally) thousands of miles, and have barely had to touch any that I've owned. The shifting is crisp and easy, especially if you simply take the time to rinse the dirt/dust from your bike from time to time. This is a staple on every MTB I own, though I'm pretty curious about Eagle ....
1x Rules - I'll get that out of the way early. You have damn near the range of a 2 or 3x setup, without the complexity and annoyance of a front derailleur. With the XX1 shifter, SRAM delivers a single lightweight, durable shifter that offers distinct shifts -- up to 5 in a single motion, yet not too easy so as to shift when you don't intend to.
Cracking the Shimano-speak code to figure out which one you need is the hardest part. Once you have the right one, it's easy to install, and does what it needs to do. Never had an issue with any of these that I've used.