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Steve Fi

Steve Fi

Steve Fi

Steve Fiwrote a review of on January 29, 2016

Slim fit, adventure ready
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Full disclosure: I designed these jerseys so I'm not impartial. I've had both of color versions these jerseys for a number of months now and have put some serious miles into them both on road and off. They really are a more performance fit not a loose club fit, and I like that about them. I like the addition of the small rear zip pocket used for valuables in addition to the three standard pockets. Opinions on the design are completely subjective, but I like that the jersey is different things from different angles. It is more minimal from the front, and has a bit dose of color on the back. I wear size L in practically every Castelli product, and this jersey fits true to standard sizing.

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Steve Fi

Steve Fiwrote a review of on April 3, 2012

5 5

Got 'em in March and have taken them for a few rides. Incredibly light. Light enough to offset that additional slice of apple pie a la mode last night.

Very very well ventilated. Not for cold weather. Fit like a slipper but might not fit certain types of feet. I'll probably get a custom insert to dial in my arch a bit better.They come with a nice bag so they don't get scummed up by my muddy MTB shoes in the closet.
Note that this uses three velcro enclosures, not a ratchet or dial. I think that is a weight saving thing. If you want the ratchet the next model down comes with that.
I've been using Mavic shoes since they were labeled as Adidas shoes and I'm happy with the brand and quality. Their MTB shoes are more comfortable than their road shoes even, probably because of the added padding.

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Steve Fi

Steve Fiwrote a review of on January 13, 2011

4 5

I picked up a set of these. I got the ones /w the white running down the leg.
Overall the construction seems to be excellent. You get a sense of that in the cuffs, zippers, and bib straps. The curiously name "Uranus" pad works. It isn't as svelte as a normal high end bibshort pad, but when you are actually riding, you forget its there. I think thats the sign of a good pad, right?
As for function, on a ride in the 40s they are totally comfortable. They aren't totally windproof and they aren't waterproof, so I'd call them a nice dry weather tight or a wet weather tight if getting a little misty doesn't bother you.
In the low 30s I added a liner short beneath these and was comfortable.
When considering the white stripe version, consider that wet winter road scum will foul that up pretty quickly.

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