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Steve Cook

Steve Cook

Steve Cook

Steve Cookwrote a review of on November 10, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I like my cycling clothing to be a little more fitted plus my seat doesn't go up and down. These shorts are the best fitting shorts I have found. Not too baggy or too tight. The fabric is incredibly breathable and the waits adjustments do not create a ball of fabric when tightened. The inseam length is perfect, right at the knee. The chamois is great for most rides under 3hrs but I put on a pair of bibs if going longer.

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Steve Cook

Steve Cookwrote a review of on November 10, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I would have given this shirt 5 stars except it is a little tight through the shoulders/lats. on me. I wear mediums in almost everything so I was a little surprised. No biggie, fit is good otherwise and the fabric is light and has good breathability. Nice casual styling.

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Steve Cookwrote a review of on October 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'll admit it, I am old and my days of wearing a race kit are long over. Plus I don't like walking into the Hill Top Country Service store at the top of Soldier Summit for a Coke and a candy bar to finish my mountain bike ride and have the locals give me the stink eye. The fit is good although a little tight through the shoulders for me but the fabric breaths well and the pockets are great for those shorter rides to hold a gel or two. The hipster plaid patterns are nice.

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Steve Cookwrote a review of on October 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I haven't used Tailwind on any really long rides(+8hrs) but for the 3 to 7hr range it is great. Now I don't know if I was feeling good those days or the stuff really worked but I felt great. Mostly I mixed it in a water bottle and carried a pack with water but I have used it exclusively with no water on a couple of rides. The taste makes you want to drink more which can only help with hydration and keeping your energy levels up. The Naked takes a little getting used to but the Lemon/Lime tastes great to me. I can't wait to put it in my water belt for Nordic skiing.

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Steve Cookwrote a review of on September 16, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These would get a higher score but the ones I got have not been sealed well enough at the opening and keep splitting open in my pack and pockets. Otherwise they taste great, are easy to digest and provides just the right amount of boost to keep you going. Hopefully mine were a production mistake but I am going to put them in a ziplock from now on.

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Steve Cookwrote a review of on September 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

One of the few fuels I can eat at every point in the bike ride. Taste great early in the ride and later in the day when you can think of eating anything I can always get a packet of these down. No stomach issues either. Good mix of carbs. and electrolytes. At 160 calories they provide a bunch of easy to digest fuel

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Steve Cookwrote a review of on August 2, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

You could spend hundreds of dollars on bike shorts with fancy names but when you catch them on a sharp edge while strutting around your local coffee shop before your ride and tear a hole in them you will not feel so bad wearing these shorts. They have great fit and a nice chamois that will get you through the toughest of hammerfests while not breaking the bank.

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Steve Cookwrote a review of on June 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got my first Craft top about 20 years ago while Nordic ski racing. Still have it and many more Craft items. Hands down the best baselayer I have ever worn. Who's going to keep you warm and dry the Swedes or some company that makes lycra for football players. I probably wear a Craft item everyday for 5+ months of the year as a Nordic ski coach. It fits tight so it pulls the sweat off of your body. There have been countless times where I am doing Nordic ski intervals or racing my buddies up a skin track where you are soaked at the top but by the time you are ready to go down the Craft shirt has you dry, warm and ready for the next round. Sure the piece holds your stink but you are working out and the garlic burger and bourbon has to escape somewhere. Don't mess around with other baselayers just get Craft.

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Steve Cookwrote a review of on June 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Who would have guessed biodegradable bike lube. A little goes a long way so make sure you wipe your chain after application. It last quite a while and when sprayed with citrus degreaser come right off of the chain, chainrings and cassette, making your drivetrain sparkle again. I hate a squeaky chain and the 2oz bottle goes into my pack while I leave the 4oz bottle in my shop.

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Steve Cook

Steve Cookwrote a review of on March 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Sure there are lighter grips out there but if you want all day hand comfort plus multiple hand positions these are the grips for you. I have them on my single speed and geared mountain bikes. They do take a little getting used to and getting the correct position. Perfect grips for bikepacking.

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