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JOHN B B.

JOHN B B.

JOHN B B.

JOHN B B.wrote a review of on October 13, 2016

5 5

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

I just took my first ride (32 miles) with these tights. It was 44°F with a cool breeze and I was very comfortable. The chamois (insert) was one of the best I've used, and the ankle cuffs extend to cover my socks. Since this is my first use on a relatively short ride, I'll update after more experience.

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JOHN B B.

JOHN B B.wrote a review of on October 9, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used these now for about 400 miles of riding over 7 days and they're very comfortable. I'd rate them five stars but don't feel the silicone grippers inside the leg cuffs are quite as strong as they could be. The insert is quite comfortable, and the construction appears to be top notch. In hot weather, these shorts breathe well and remain cool. I'm very pleased with this item.

I tour carrying a light load on a steel frame touring bike with a leather saddle, and had two days of touring that were 90 plus miles. I was comfortable in the saddle all day long on the mostly uphill climb from Big Timber, MT to Red Lodge.

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JOHN B B.

JOHN B B.wrote a review of on June 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I decided to get more serious about riding in cold weather this year. I began cycling in early February after I was no longer able to ski the Bighorn Trail due to an early thaw on the upper Gallatin River. The SUGOI SubZero Skull Cap replaced my pullover balaclava and it is much, much warmer. It covers just enough of my ears and back of my neck to keep my head comfortable. I bicycle regularly over Bozeman Pass to Livingston and back, and this keeps my head very warm. I rode in weather that was in the upper thirties, and while there were parts of my hands and legs that were too cool, my head was plenty warm. This is a very effective piece of equipment.

I have a size 7 3/8 head. I've heard that on larger skulls, coverage may be inadequate. For me, however, the size was perfect.

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JOHN B B.wrote a review of on August 16, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a guy who wanted the Castelli Men's Pro Glove, but couldn't find it anywhere online, so I bought the Elite Gel Women's Glove. This glove has just the right amount of covered gel padding for touring. Unlike other gloves with bulbous pieces of gel protruding from the palms, these have flat, grippy gel pads spaced over the palm. The firm, non-slip grip allows a rider to relax his or her hands with little effort expended to maintain control of the handlebars. I've put about 500 miles on the gloves during the past month and washed the gloves which are holding up well. My hands are 8" in circumference, making me a men's size "L" so I bought the XL in the women's glove and they fit very nicely. Great gloves.

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JOHN B B.wrote a review of on July 13, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

My size wasn't available. I ordered a men's small, hoping they might fit. These gloves are true to size and you should rely on the Castelli sizing chart on the Castelli web site.

My wife has a pair and they're so nice that I will order the women's version in size XL. The gel is really sticky and you will like the way your hands grip the handlebars. The gel is not to thick, which allows a better feel on the handlebars.

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