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Nathanong87wrote a review of on March 12, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I rode these once and was hoping that these would be my new winter freezing temp gloves. However there are a few 'notes' that i'd like to bring to light on these. They do have some fleece inside and are quite warm while wearing them around the house or whatever, but the issue with these and other gloves too, is that the outer shell isn't wind proof* (different than resistant). This for gloves is the big issue for me if you are looking to use these while riding under 32F. Letting in air is the heat zapping part. Standing around in these gloves not moving, your hands will be warm no doubt.

Secondly i the idea of lobsters were awesome, until i started to ride with them. My hands are kinda small but when i shift (on sram shifters) I use my middle finger to shifter the RD, not my index finger. If you can imagine this in your head, it makes it weird and not ideal when your index and middle fingers are essentially 'tied' together because of the lobster effect. Maybe if the glove was 1/3 split and not 2/2 split, but still.... not ideal for me personally.

these two factors made me return them. I think they are warmer standing still than my Assos Fugu gloves, but while riding , i do not think the craft are noticeably warmer nor 'better performing'.

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Nathanong87wrote a review of on May 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this in a small. Im 5'7 , 139lbs during season. Medium build i guess for background. With a 34" chest.

I considered buying this for time trials. I also own a Assos cS.Uno Skinsuit . The castelli piece is tighter than the assos skin suit for sure. Both hunch you over while standing which is neat. Meant for time trial position not walking around. The castelli piece also has mesh on the back which i noticed is really awesome and wards off thermal stress. I rode the castelli in training on a 58F deg day and was legitimately feeling 'chilly'.

I don't have any data to support how fast this skin suit is, but i FEEL fast while wearing this thing....and feeling fast is part of being fast. I won the first time trial i rode with this. So it worked, duh. Will be keeping this piece for a long time!

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Nathanong87wrote a review of on April 18, 2014

Bought this and it works
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

bought this in the -17 deg 120mm variety , and it's nice. This new design on the stem looks and feels better than the old IMHO (in my honest opinion). The silly part is TORX bolts in my opinion, like forreal who has that on their multitool (in t30 size...) ..... t25 for the faceplate and t30 for the clamp btw. Had to fumble around at the hardware (without stem) to figure out what 'm6' on the description was alluding to. But t30 is what the clamp bolt torx size is. Overall the stem is nice, you wont be dissapointed. Not the stiffest alloy or the lightest, but -17 deg brings the aesthetics of 99% of the bikes out there, up a level, which is most important.

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Nathanong87wrote a review of on January 16, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This review is a year old, i bought these from CC during the winter of 2012-2013, and had tried to figure out a glove situation for long 3-5 hour rides in 32Fish temperatures. I tried a few pairs from pearl isuzu and gore , but was unable to figure out a glove situation. I do agree with some of what has been said that these gloves (by themselves) can take you down to about 40 degrees comfortably. For me below 40F the gloves alone* are not enough, however, i have very thin silk glove liners from a ski company seirus (12$ on amazon) that I use with the assos and i can report plenty of successful rides at* 32F for 3-5 hours. For sub 32F rides under 2 hours, this same setup works for me. (Dry conditions). These gloves are not waterproof. Hope this helps someone. YES they are pricey, but if you ride alot during the winter, and use them... I think they are worth it!

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Nathanong87wrote a review of on February 29, 2012

4 5

the seam between the ear flap and the cap isn't the greatest or smoothest transition. not on the level of "look" as rapha or assos, but for the money im more than happy. i've worn this from 20-45 deg and it's done me so well. 45 is about the upper limit (for me) temperature wise with the ear flaps over my ears. i can wear this under my helmet, but it's it's biggest adjustability. if your helmet is already there without a cap under it, the risvolto might not work for you.

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Nathanong87wrote a review of on January 15, 2012

5 5

I'm 5"7 an 145lbs , "sprinter" ish legs but bought a small. Medium height bibs are too loose in the straps. Here with a small the legs are tight but do not it off circulation. Also the chamois "area" remains in it's place. The chamois is comfy as I do any where from 1 to 5 hour rides in them. My only gripe with these vs other capo bibs is the lack of leg gripper tape on the legs. Not a big big deal but grabbing knee earners would be a little better. Even still my knee earners do not slide down to the point of creating unsightly gap revealing skin.

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Nathanong87wrote a review of on January 15, 2012

5 5

I'm 5'7 145lbs and size 37" chest. I wear s in capo Verona an Modena jerseys. I bought this vest in a small and it fits perfect. No slack , great fit and importantly looks very "pro" :) the front wind material is great while the mesh on the back keeps body temps regulated. No issues at all the the vest ! I wear the vest usually from temps low 50s to 60. Either over l/s jersey or s/s with arm warmers

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Nathanong87wrote a review of on January 15, 2012

5 5

I'm 5'7 and 145 lbs , size 37" chest . I bought a size small. Fits great. I have this and the modenA long sleeve too, and they "fit" the same. Good quality, and what I'd consider medium (or higher) "weight" . This jersey is for colder temps. I use this jersey down to mid 50s with wind vest. 65+ I'd like to think this jersey would be too warm for most. Quality is what you would expect from capo ! :)

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