Ryan Hicks

Ryan Hicks

Ryan Hicks's Passions

Road Biking
Mountain Biking

Ryan Hicks's Bio

Bikes, beer, open space. Ride far, ride fast, explore, and take some pictures.

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Ryan Hicks

Ryan Hickswrote a review of on June 24, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I strongly prefer non-padded gloves and wanted something long-fingered to keep the digits covered (much poison oak and various shrubbery in the canyons out here).

Pros: lightweight, cool, non-padded, long-fingers

Cons:
Incomplete size chart on the site meant I had to hunt the specs down elsewhere to find out the circumferences the glove sizes mapped to. Even at an XL, the wrist opening is almost too small to get my hand through. Once it's on, it fits pretty well.

Large rubberized logo print area doesn't breathe well. The biggest failure tho? No technical fingertip for use with touch-screens. This /is/ 2016 right? Lol... I absolutely took it for granted that a cycling glove in the modern era would include some touch-screen ability. Will be cutting a fingertip or two off probably.

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Ryan Hicks

Ryan Hickswrote a review of on June 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought size L/34, fit true to size (had to cinch the inside belt straps a bit as I'm right around 33" waist).

The outers feel weightless, breathable, and have a light stretch. They are not clingy or staticy like some more stretchy shorts, and don't have the heavy stiffness of the Zoic Ether shorts I've used the last 5 years or so. Fox' chamois insert feels far, far superior to the Ether's as well, on par with my upper-end Pearl Izumi road shorts.

So far, the pockets do a reasonable job of keeping a phone stable without it flapping around.

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Ryan Hickswrote a review of on October 3, 2013

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

And the measurements chart here is not much help.

I typically wear a size Medium in dress shirts and t shirts. All of my bike jerseys are Larges (some a little looser than others but nothing flapping around).

A size Large in this Mavic shirt is so massive could double as a sun tent for an entire family picnic, or a good parachute for a sky-diver. The Medium is better suited to my massive Shrek-sized biking buddy, or two of me... I'm going to give the small a shot next, but paying for return shipping (again) is making this sale price seem like a bit less of a deal.

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