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It took me awhile to figure out how this bib short design fit into the overall Capo line (it's actually a custom kit, maybe designed by Real Cyclist?). Anyway, however that works out, what's great to know is that these shorts are fantastic. The fit is compressive, which provides excellent all-day muscle support. The bibs are well design, with a minimum of seaming. Chamois is better than average, and I really prefer the trend towards compressive leg grips as opposed to the gel grips. They're a lot more comfortable.
If you don't mind wearing bibs that will look dated next year, grab a pair.
I've been riding my Nago Evo TS saddle for nearly a year now. I at first was a bit worried that it would be numbing, given the lack of visible perineal zone accommodation. However, cleverly designed multi-density padding and structural flex in the base where needed provide the comfort, while the stiff overall feel of the saddle and great fit make for a stable and powerful road feel. I've raced, done centuries, spent many hours in the saddle and find this to be the best I've ever tried.
I have warm hands, and don't typically wear gloves with much insulation. These rely on material technology rather than bulk to create a really warm environment for your hands.
I love how warm they are; I have been wearing them through this cold cold winter of 2010/2011 and have no complaints about this.
The long gauntlets are a nice touch as well, as the gloves stay put and never begin to expose any skin to the cold air.
I haven't noticed any issues with unwanted ventilation, and like the grips and minimal padding.
I was riding Michelin Race 3's for a couple of years. I love the road feel of those tires, and was always pleased, but felt that the lifespan of the tires was shorter than desired. I know, I shouldn't be riding race tires every day, but really? I love the gear, and the bike is my gym.
Anyway, a ride buddy who used to race a lot recommended that I go with the Vredesteins after a particularly aggressive bunny hop over a steel plate left me flatted out, keeping our group from our destination. I swapped out my yellow michelins for orange tricomps, and haven't looked back. The tread wear is great, long term I should probably go with the more conventional black compounds (I figure there's a reason why the product line features mostly black sidewalls, and the orange/orange combo is more for show).
Great handmade tire.
I bought this for everyday riding in Brooklyn. Makes me feel faster!
Fit is great; color works. It's definitely not for cold weather, but it's perfect for 60-80 degree riding. No problems.
I wore this jersey on a MS ride last weekend. Cold, rainy morning. I was really happy I had on my retro/hi-tech jersey. It really kept me warm and stylish, and yet I didn't overheat on the big climbs. Not exactly race-worthy, but perfect for fall/spring fun rides.