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Steve Tam

Steve Tam

Steve Tam

Steve Tamwrote a review of on July 29, 2015

Pretty close to perfection
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my second set of Dynafit shorts and I have to say they are quite outstanding. The fit, construction, and materials are well thought out and offer amazing mobility despite what activity you use them for.

Sizing wise these fit true to size. I have a set of Dynafit Shore shorts and they ran large compared to these (for reference the shore shorts are size small and the Transalper shorts are medium). I ordered the Transalper in a small but the legs were too snug however the waist was fine. The mediums fit my thunder thighs with room to spare but I have to crank down the waist….which leads me to the waist adjusters. They are low profile and work well but I just have a personal issue with velcro tab closures. Velcro wreaks havoc on any type of performance wicking shirt, whether its your bike jersey, running shirt, or so forth. Make sure the waist is perfectly adjusted before you head out or don’t mess with them on the trail so you don’t ruin your top garment. I’d love to see some type of adjustable strap instead. There is also velcro at the waist button but no issue with snagging your shirt there.

Durability wise, if these are anything like the shore short, they will hold up well.

Overall you won’t be disappointed with these shorts at all. The only disappointment you’ll have is when they are out of stock in your size.

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Steve Tam

Steve Tamwrote a review of on July 25, 2015

Shimano Performance in a Shoe
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The best part about this Shimano shoe is that they offer it in a wide version. The footbed can also easily accommodate inserts to fit your arch as well.

I did not have these shoes modeled. I had a earlier version of this shoe modeled by a shop and they did a horrible job. I had to adjust the modeling bag because they shop employee did not have it air tight so the vacuum modeling didn’t work. After that I had another pair that I did not have modeled and they worked fine after a little break in period and the same is true for these new shoes.

Performance wise, these shoes are outstanding. The stiff soles transfer your power to the pedals rather than flexing and stretching the shoe material. It’s apparent these shoes were designed to pedal and pedal well they do. Walking across rocks/creeks can be a little sketchy at times but it’s not bad.

The ratchet is easy to use and smooth. The velcro tabs work well and are simple to adjust. If you are looking for a solid performing shoe, look no further.

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