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Sterling Watson

Sterling Watsonwrote a review of on April 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use these socks in 45 and under degree weather. They fit true to size(I'm a 10.5 and got the large) and seem quite durable. During the winter months in Colorado I use them 2-3 times a week. No major wear so far and I like that they aren't so thick blood flow is cut off to my feet.

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Sterling Watson

Sterling Watsonwrote a review of on April 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I hate having cold feet when riding...and thicker socks generally just restrict blood flow. I wear these from 30-50 degrees and my toes/feet stay perfectly warm even though I tend to be colder than most when riding. They are very durable and wash well. I'd recommend a pair to every cyclist in any cool to cold weather climates.

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Sterling Watson

Sterling Watsonwrote a review of on April 17, 2016

3 5

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

I purchased these about a month ago and ended up returning them. The fit was a bit larger than expected and they felt more like a light boot than trail runner. I've worn several pairs of la sportiva and am usually a 44 but these felt much larger. Construction seemed durable but as I said a bit heavy. I usually prefer a light weight more minimalist style of shoe. I'd recommend these as a light to mid day hiker shoe but not to runners.

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Sterling Watson

Sterling Watsonwrote a review of on April 16, 2016

Great lid.
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Our team decided to use these and so far they work very well. I was concerned about cooling but riding in temps up to 90-95 has been no problem. My only complaint is that unless you have smith glasses you can't put them in your helmet...I generally like to do this on climbs but it's a small thing.

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Sterling Watson

Sterling Watsonwrote a review of on April 16, 2016

Amazingly sticky
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Previous to using this tire(had the conti ultras) I was very nervous around any kind of corner. Now...I'm party sure I could go straight horizontal with these round bits of amazingness. I ride these all through the race season, 23's on my TT and 25's for the road bike. I'm constant,y impressed by there grip in tight/fast corners as well as the durability. I generally get 2500-3000 miles out of a pair and I could probably stretch that even further. Are they pricy?...yes, but backcountry has had some great deals on these. When they go on sale buy them up!

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Sterling Watson

Sterling Watsonwrote a review of on April 16, 2016

Great padding...odd fit
3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I generally wear a size medium in gloves, maybe large. So I ordered a pair of larges since Castelli occasionally runs small. Way to small so tired the xl...again to small. The xxl size fit and I really like them. The only down side is that there is no velcrow opening so even getting the xxl pair on can be difficult. Again, great padding, cool, protects my hand but sizing is just odd.

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Sterling Watson

Sterling Watsonwrote a review of on April 16, 2016

I'm a fan
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought these last year when I started doing more TT's. So far I really like them. I've used them for 9 races so far. Now, to those that seem not able to keep them from ripping to pieces...just be GENTLE! They aren't over boots so yes they are a bit delicate but no need to be forcing them onto your foot, just take it nice and easy. The only wear mine have gotten has been on the heal where the back of my shoe comes in contact with the ground. Small hole but nothing that hinders there use or even appearance. Temp wise they performe great, I've raced in temps from 40-90 degrees and have no complaints.

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Sterling Watson

Sterling Watsonwrote a review of on April 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I hate cold weather riding...really do. But, with this bad boy tucked into the top of my jersey and over my head or just around my neck it makes the cold bearable. I'll generally wear this anytime it's under 50 degrees out, mainly when I ride but also great for snowboarding/skiing. It's thin enough not to allow moisture to build up but will also keep your neck and lower face out of the wind. Buy one, no reason to be miserable while you're out in the cold.

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Sterling Watson

Sterling Watsonwrote a review of on April 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these tires in a 25mm... I've got pretty wide rims so they actually measure out to just under 28mm. Simply pu, I love them! I use them from the last race of the season(sept) through the winter. Living in Colorado we get a lot of sand and nastiness on the roads during the winter and so far I've only had one flat due to a staple. I pair them with qtube's road tube(another solid buy from backcountry). Rolls much better than the gators skins and is more durable than the gp4000s which I usually race on. I like that they are still sticky enough in the corners but with added durability for training. I've put 2500 miles on the pair I have now and they probably have at least another 2500 miles left in them.

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Sterling Watson

Sterling Watsonwrote a review of on April 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using these and purchasing them from backcountry for a couple years now. They roll easy and are quite durable. Only flats I've had have been from staples and nails, ZERO pinch flats! I also like that they always have 48, 60, and 80mm valve lengths available. Give them a try!

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