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Refused to sully the Bourbon lily in 1870 when the National Assembly offered me the opportunity to rule France. I remain a committed Royalist, even though I occasionally watch plebeian athletic contests like soccer and base. And I enjoy a regular promenade on the velocipede to enliven my blood--a most hygienic activity, indeed!

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Corrywrote a review of on June 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This review is of the superleggera course (I think the previous model), though they look identical.

This is an incredibly lightweight and breathable jersey. It is made with a combination of very thin almost silky material and mesh, but still protects well from the sun. The collar is thinner and the sleeves are a bit longer than traditional jerseys. And the sleeves are tight without cutting off circulation (I don't notice them when I'm riding); it's really the ideal sleeve in my opinion. The zipper tucks under a small fold in the collar that holds it in place. I like that the collar is not too tight in the neck. The mesh in the shoulders and upper back keep me cool(ish) on climbs. It is a racer cut, so tight fitting and aero. It is definitely a top-of-the-line summer/climbing jersey.

The two side rear pockets are angled, meaning you can't quite stuff as much food in them as traditional squared-off pockets, but they are easy to get into and I can still fit my iPhone 6 in the side pocket on one side and several gels and kashi bars in the other.

This has moved up to being my favorite jersey in the closet.

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Corrywrote a review of on June 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great, light-weight, breathable base layer. It doesn't have the kind of flex as other base layers, so you need to get the right size. One commenter mentions that the neck is loose, but all the LG base layers I have are like that, and I think it's intentional. I prefer the loose neck to a tourniquet choking me when I'm on the rivet.

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Corrywrote a review of on June 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These bibs are certainly "super light" as the name suggests. They are about two inches shorter in the legs than other LG shorts I own. The straps, as with other Garneau bibs, are incredibly comfortable. These come with LG's top-of-the-line chamois: it is well placed and has served me well on rides over 50 miles. I think it is ideal for summer climbs, but works for any warm-weather rides.

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Corrywrote a review of on June 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Comfortable enough to wear when lounging around the house and just dressy enough to wear into the office. I haven't quite figured out what I might do with the small zip pocket on the side (a credit card maybe?)... but I like having it anyway.

I'm 6'2" and in the 160s. I usually buy L but got M and it was the right call.

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Corrywrote a review of on June 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A roadraged bozo pushed me off my bike, busting up my old helmet and messing up my neck. I splurged for this mushroom because it's lightweight (meaning I can ride much longer without my neck getting sore) and its shape allows me to rotate my head and stretch my neck as I ride (there is more range of motion with this helmet than the Giro helmets I've worn in the past).

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Corrywrote a review of on October 24, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This helmet is a great price for MIPS technology. It is a little on the heavy side compared to what I'm used to. My lightweight Giro bit the dust when a road raged driver pushed me over... But better the helmet than my melon. I walked away without a concussion. Giro fits me well so I stuck with it. The adjustable sizing system works well. The straps are a bit bulky but it looks good and I feel safe enough.

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Corrywrote a review of on October 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Pearl Izumi are my go to gloves. These have the added bonus of of extra ventilation through mesh that covers the padding. I was worried they may not be durable, but they are holding up well and the material seems very sturdy. These run just a little bit smaller than other PI gloves I have purchased in the past. But a little snug is good.

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Corrywrote a review of on April 7, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm 6'2", 175lbs, orginally bought M but traded it in for the L for the slightly longer sleeve. It is a very snug fit, but fits comfortably and does work well, keeping heat in around torso and arms, venting heat under the arms and shoulders. It's amazing how well it works. I put this under a wind breaker and stay warm down into the 30s.

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Corrywrote a review of on February 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have worn this in temperatures ranging from the mid 50s to the high 30s. The most amazing feature is that while it doesn't ever heat me up I also never get too cold wearing it, even with a fairly light base layer on. In other words, it does its job of keeping out wind, rain, and snow while breathing, so it always seems about the right temperature for riding. It fits tightly and doesn't flap around. I am 6'2" 175 and bought a L and it fits perfectly. The collar goes up high but is not too tight and if I put on my thin balaclava that feeds down into the collar I am warm through my neck and chin. The pockets seem to be positioned a bit differently than most of my summer jerseys, but I have gotten used to them. They are large enough to do their job. I do notice that if I unzip it much, it creates a bit of a sail, but that is the nature of all windbreaking jackets. I like that removing the sleeves reveals not a vest, but a short sleeve jacket--a nice touch. In short, this is a top-quality, well-made product. I wore it today in a driving hail/rain/snowstorm in the mid 30s and it kept my core warm and dry. Can't say as much for my gloves or tights....

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Corrywrote a review of on February 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have worn these on rides in the low 50s down into the upper 30s. On the colder end of that range my fingertips do get a bit cold, but not distractingly so. They keep out wind and rain, and the soft cloth above the thumb is a nice addition. I followed the measurement chart: the glove fit and I have had no problems with slipping or gripping. I can control my iPhone well enough with the gloves on to change podcasts en route. And the padding is similar to the Izumi summer gloves (that I also wear). A great winter glove that keeps me tuned into the bike and warm enough to ride even on cold, windy, snowy days. One caveat: when they get wet and temperatures are under 40, fingertips will get very cold. If you're often in a cold storm, consider some lobster gloves instead. But I like the control I can get from these thin yet warm full fingered padded gloves.

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Corrywrote a review of on February 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have worn this socks with and without booties (w/o booties into the low 40s and your toes will survive). They are extremely comfortable and not as bulky as I feared they might be. The most amazing thing is they stay dry (or at lest feel dry) even when things heat up a bit. They are so comfortable I have taken to wearing them around the house.

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