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Alan Klackner

Alan Klackner

Alan Klackner

Alan Klacknerwrote a review of on May 28, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Good looking cage
Reasonably light
Easy to get bottle in/out reducing chance of a drop during transition
Holds bottle securely (if you want a tighter fit just bend the arms in a little, benefit of a metal cage)

Awkward to mount Lezyne's Micro Floor drive pump.

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Alan Klackner

Alan Klacknerwrote a review of on May 28, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My wife and I use one of these for quick accessible workouts.

Having to maintain tracking and form really adds to the workout and is a huge benefit over standard rear wheel trainers.

Its quick to layout and can be stored away easily.

The overall quality is less than I'd hoped but functions fine. No issues with stability or the issue mentioned below of the hinge falling out. Provided caps seem to do the trick. (If you lose a hinge cap, a rubber band wrapped tightly on the end would probably work fine, it just needs to keep the end from falling through the frame no weight should be born by retainer cap). I would think threaded ends with washers and lock nuts would make this over all seem a little better designed but there could be some reason for the push on cap design.


Still makes a good bit of noise, even more with resistance unit engaged, though for us we don't really need to engage it, just shift for resistance adjustment.

Good roller size for avid recreational riders. Seems to be endless resistance to be had within my normal gearing range without need to engage the resistance unit.

The Kreitler fork stand is a nice add, once in a while, if you want a thoughtless workout or to stand on pedals.

Since there's no variation in the roller you will feel your rides more in your "seat". It can lead to early fatigue since shifting contact points or standing off the saddle to relieve is challenging.

Rollers have held up just fine to our use and still do the job without any bearing issues.

It can be more difficult to do all out/HII workouts since it becomes much harder to maintain stability as you get to your limits, this could lead to falling or failure to maintain target intensity.

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Alan Klackner

Alan Klacknerwrote a review of on May 28, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have the non-HV version of these bibs and I've really enjoyed them.
First thing you should know is they have a TON of compression (probably about perfect to promote circulation and minimize muscle bounce/fatigue on rough road).

I found the sizing was accurate but they feel much tighter than most bib shorts due to the very high compression. For me, with size medium, the leg band falls about where I'd expect with no issues/interference with my knees. (I'm ~33" waist and wear a 30" length inseam pant).

The only pair of shorts I've tried that doesn't bunch or need adjustment during/after even long rides.

The front is a heavier fabric that would likely help block a bit of a morning chill.

Side panels are almost a mesh that helps with wicking and cooling.

Cold black treatment typically feels cooler than even my light weight (bright colored) jerseys in full sun.

Chamois was a bit smaller than I expected so takes a bit of extra care to ensure its right under my sit bones. Once in place I can forget about it and it makes a great interface with my saddle. Smaller size helps before/after the ride by minimizing the diaper feeling of some large/poorly shaped designs.

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