Lynda

Lynda

Park City, UT

Lynda's Passions

Road Biking
Mountain Biking
Cyclocross

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Lyndawrote a review of on September 6, 2016

A must have
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Filling the gap between jersey and jacket, Gabba is a must have piece that you probably didn't know you needed. It's soft, jersey-like fabric remains very breathable while repelling water and wind. Ventilation zippers on the front help you regulate temperature when you need more air flow during a hard effort or while climbing. The tail can be tucked under or pulled down to protect your chamois from spray when the roads are wet. I've paired it with a sleeveless base layer in the fall and then a heavier long sleeve in winter and have found it to be comfortable. The only downside I've found is that the sleeves are a little short on the XS which isn't an issue I usually come across with clothing. This isn't too much of an issue as gloves make up the difference.

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Lyndawrote a review of on September 4, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love sock-type shoe covers and the Belgian bootie makes me yearn for cooler weather and the tough-as-nails riding that comes with it. I like the neon stripe up the back on the Black/Yellow Fluo for visibility and style. They pair well with Castelli's Thermoflex knee and arm warmers that also have a Yellow Fluo stripe.

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Lyndawrote a review of on August 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Hands down the easiest set up ever. It's so nice to customize via the app rather than toggling through multiple screens and hoping you got it right. I have yet to lose a ride which seemed to happen on the regular with Garmin connect. I love that I can see calls and texts on the screen and don't have to fuss with my phone unless it's necessary. And it gives you notifications on your phone reminding you the charge your Elemnt. In a nutshell, a very well designed product that gives cyclists what they want.

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Lyndawrote a review of on July 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Most packs make me feel like they're wearing me so I was very happy to find the Skarbek. It's minimal but I can still fit a laptop, a change of clothes, shoes, and some extras. Plus, my helmet doesn't butt up against the top of the pack when its fully loaded. The construction is top-notch and its showing no signs of wear after months of everyday use.

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Lyndawrote a review of on February 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bib shorts that will open up a world a possibilities. In my experience, the first couple of rides with a new pair of bib shorts usually means that there will be time spent getting acquainted. Not so with the Mondiale, it was love at first voyage. The Progetto X2 Air Donna chamois is amazing on its own, then add to that superior fit, seamless construction plus lie-flat straps, and you're ready to conquer whatever the road throws your way. I'll admit that I was wary about the back clasp, worrying that it might remind me that it was there the whole ride or come apart but this hasn't been the case. It hasn't caused any discomfort or chafing, and is quite convenient when nature calls. If you're ready to take on the world, the Mondiale bib short is the perfect companion.

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Lyndawrote a review of on February 21, 2016

De Marchi = Italian Style & Quality
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you're looking for a women's winter jacket, don't overlook the De Marchi Milano. The attention to detail is as impressive as the warmth it provides. I especially appreciate the front zipper pull which is easily found while wearing gloves and adds unique styling. I've worn the jacket with a short sleeve base layer in 30-40 degrees and have been very comfortable. An extra small might've been a slightly better fit but I haven't found the extra space in the torso to be an issue while riding. Regarding the color: I wouldn't call it purple, its more of a dark red. Merlot might be more accurate.

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