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I've mostly been a Giro guy since I gave yp my old Bell bowl in the mid 80's. I was impressed by the reviews of this helmet and the sale price. Now I'm really impressed by the helmet and thrilled with the sale price. Great system for fit adjustment and strap adjustment. Didn't come with the light that was advertised, though. Holds my Contour HD camera with not problem . Nice color (grey/hi-viz yellow) and very good air venting. It's not the lightest helmet I've had but at 225lbs I'm not the lightest rider. I've used it in warm and cold weather for 16.5 mile daily commute and the adjustment to allow a cycling cap or beanie is really simple and efficient I've been using it for about two months.
Small and very bright. Nice options for flash or steady . Clips to my backpack for my center rear light on 16.5 mile commute. Top light is on helmet and bottom light is on seat post. Doesn't interfere with my wireless speedo like some lights do. Really strong clip that's a bear to get on because of the very small gap in open end. Once you're past that bother, it's a bear to get off and that's good. Easy to replace batteries. Reserve fifth star for long-term durability. On sale, it's a great deal even if it doesn't last more than a season.
This is an excellent shoe. Light, sturdy and well-constructed. The problem is that it runs small. I ordered the same size (44) as my old and worn Shimano MTB shoes and it was a full half-size too small. Back for a larger size. Learn from this and you'll give it 5 stars.
OK, more to say. I got the size 45 by exchange and it's a full-on 5 stars. Granted, I'm only a 3x week commuter for about 17 miles per day but it's an outstanding shoe. Light, well-made, great buckle/strap placement, stiff where it should be and a good, snug fit in all the right places. Size it correctly (up 1/2 US size) and you'll love it.
Just back from a five-day, 1200 mile motorcycle trip chasing corners from Pittsburgh to Southwestern Virginia and back. Temperature ranges as varied as the terrain and road conditions. From 80s in the valleys in bright sunshine to 25 miles of 48 degree, fog-bound creeping along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the 56 degree high-speed jaunt home on Monday. I never took this hoody off once (other than to shower). Thin polyester long-sleeve underneath when it was hot and light insulated vest on top when it was cooler. Never too hot and never once cold. I've always been a fan of merino wool since my first really good cycling shorts in the 1970s. The new clothing applications are outstanding and this is a great example. I'm 6', 215lbs, long-waisted and the XL is perfect. And it never smells!
Is this the answer to my daily commute question: Why is the mounting system for my NiteRider 600, a brute of a light, so wimpy? To no avail, I've tried every combination of tape, tube and colorful language to get the "pressure fit" mounting system to hold tight. This appears to be the answer to that problem but would hold my light sideways. Not an insurmountable problem, if you'll pardon the pun, but a problem nonetheless. Does the universal designation mean that it can be adjusted to hold the light in the proper position - switch up and shiny part forward? Thanks!
Suitable replacement for spoke dope for building wheels? Any thoughts?
I'm not asking an inexpensive jersey to be bulletproof but it shouldn't be pulled apart thread by thread every time the hook-side Velcro on my gloves touches the material. Within five minutes after putting it on for my ride home from work it looked like it had been attacked by tiny little sprites armed with stitch rippers. Add in the fact that it seemed to stretch out by a size on the 8.5 mile ride home and it's a goner. I will say that it breathes really well and there's a good hand to the fabric. If you do order one, go smaller by a size and be prepared for snags galore.