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Elisa D.

Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on May 31, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

According to the description, this has a media pocket, not just a hole for a media port. I'd seen another Louis Garneau jersey that had a separate media pocket inside the middle pocket. I didn't like the color of that particular jersey, so ordered that same jersey in a different color and another one more that stated a media pocket, but none of them did. Even though this was inexpensive, it was not what I expected.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on May 31, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

After many months of ordering (and returning) jerseys, I've found the one for me. I love the 2 zip pockets, which easily fit my phone and small wallet on either side. I love the color, which is "unnatural" green, so higher visibility. As for fit, it is looser in the middle, and I like that. I bought a medium, though probably could wear the small. On the first riding day that I had to decide whether to try this or a light purple Giordana trade scatto, my husband, who generally thinks all jerseys should be form fit, said the Zmesh looked like it fit me, and that the Giordana purple color did not look the same and also would blend in with sun-setting evenings. I've ridden the zmesh now on 2 rides in lower 80s temps, and it felt great. I hope for them to make a bright red or yellow as a second jersey.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on May 18, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I have been looking for a non-skintight jersey with a security pocket and a pocket that will hold a lightweight bike jacket. I bought this in medium and liked the fit, but when I put my phone in the security pocket, it dragged way low. The pockets are way too stretchy. I ordered the small then, but it was too small for my preference. The shock/tempo color was high viz and overall great.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on May 10, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I got this mainly for pockets. The zipped pocket is good for phone and small wallet. The middle of the three pockets is not as elastic because of the zipped pocket. But either of the other two will hold my wind jacket. I've only worn it once for a ride in the 60s, and it was well-suited to that temperature. I'll just have to wait for warmer temps to see how it does. The yellow color is a little brighter than the picture shown, so I was happy with that. I am a small/medium and do not like skin-tight jerseys. The medium fits with only a little looseness around the middle, which is tighter than I normally like but fine given the great pockets. The large was too long, as Mavic jerseys tend to run long. It runs as advertised (I think) . The "I think" refers to the general problem of sizing--how is a person supposed to know what fit is regular, slim, active... The size charts do not help with this.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on March 2, 2016

5 5

I just bought the Velocio xs knickers and med bib knickers. I have worn the size small shorts and superfly bibs, and love both--the chamois is the best for me. I decided to take a chance with the xs/med sizes because I'd like some knickers. The med seemed to be a tad too big, since tight is good in bike shorts. The xs is more compressive because it's the next size down. I'm planning on keeping it. I wear cw-x tights to run in and generally prefer compressive, so I hope I made the right decision.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on May 4, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I read the others' reviews on the Velocio bib shorts (with same chamois) with empathy. I have tried many, many brands and models of shorts. Currently, I ride in Assos knickers and Giordana bibs with Cirro chamois (both size S). Both are "okay". I rode these Velocio's Signature shorts (size S) on an 85-mile ride and really liked them. I'm 5'4, 120 lbs (wt. mainly from waist down), and the size small Velocio thigh seams are definitely the tightest.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on July 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I have to confess that I never have worn this. I bought it, and then put on a couple of pounds (working on getting them off!), and don't want the race fit right now. However, the material and construction seem to be of high quality with a good feel. It seems especially beneficial for hot and humid weather conditions. I agree that more colors would be a plus.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on April 24, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I ordered this because I was looking for a running top with longer sleeves and pockets. I'm female and such tops are hard to find. This one was just too big, but the seams are nice because they are flat-locked and not likely to chafe. It also is a nice lightweight, breathable material. I gave it 5 stars because it's my problem that it doesn't fit like I wanted.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on April 24, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I have had this jacket for almost 3 months. I found that I'm too accustomed to hi viz cycling clothing. I thought the topaz color of this jacket would be fine, especially with the reflective accents. However, I found myself opting for other tops (including Gore very hi viz jersey as an overlayer), I've concluded I just don't need this.
It is very nicely constructed, with a lot of attention to detail, and it came at a great price.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on April 7, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I ordered these knickers expecting to get a different chamois. Customer service agreed that the chamois was not what they thought, so I was sent another pair. The second pair was just like the first. I really wanted these knickers because of the temperature range. So, I'm keeping them, although I would have preferred the expected chamois, which had no "butt" outline (especially given the price), but I liked the chamois I got well enough. I love the material that the knickers are made of. Although supposedly compressive, I did not find them to be so, and I ordered according to Assos' measurement system.
This is my first pair of Assos clothing ever. But I really wish that every pair of Assos clothing would have picture of chamois, inseam length (good luck finding that out, too), etc.
But, the sales help from Competitive Cyclist/Backcountry was very prompt and they did their best.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on March 18, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I ordered this for cycling. I started wearing it to run--it looks like a jacket and that's what I used it for while running (unlike some clothing that screams "bike"!). I've worn it running in the 20s with a base shirt and cycling in the 40s. It's worked in all cases.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on March 18, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These back-closing bibs are truly convenient for pit stops. I didn't have trouble with the clasp as long as I found the strap to pull it. They are not at all compressive. However, the front came up on me because I'm on the short side. I'm returning because the chamois was the dealbreaker, although I'm guessing it would work for most women.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on March 3, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are warm in the 40s with brisk winds and no sun. I'd try them for colder temps, but haven't found warm enough gloves to do so. The attention to detail is great. I've worn them on 40-70 mile rides with pretty much no chamois discomfort (that's a minor miracle!). I've tried the Nimbo chamois in the other Giordana lines, but it hits a hot spot. I'm 5'4", 120 lbs, bigger on the bottom than the top and wear a size S in these.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on November 8, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Although these would probably be fine, they are pretty sheer. I've never worn bibs and thought the price was right to try some, especially with the zipper system. However, I decided to wait until another pair of bibs comes along that I'm sure I'll be comfortable with. I'm 5'4" 120 lbs. I ordered the xs because the xs shorts fit. It made for a snug fit in bibs, though.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on November 7, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I first bought a medium in these, but they were too big. Then, I grabbed the small that came in and felt sure that it must fit. It is too big, too. It's mainly the loose low-riding waist. I can lean forward like on a bike seat without it falling, but can't lean over to pick something up without the waist sliding down. I thought they were supposed to be compressive but they definitely are not. I'm 5'4" 120 lbs.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on October 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I ordered these in small and the front bunched up a lot in front, so ordered an XS. They bunch up somewhat, but I'm keeping them. I'm 5'4", 120 lbs--small hips, muscular legs. The shorts don't hurt while riding, although I've not ridden more than 30 miles in them, but my bottom "feels" them after I take them off. I don't know, but maybe that's what people mean when they say there's too much padding.

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on October 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I love the knicker material and the visual detail. The chamois is thicker multi-density. I wanted to like it, but, after trying it on, the chamois hit a sore spot that seems to be unique to me. I have tried pretty much all the brands offered (except Assos), and just have problems. I thank Competitive Cyclist for their great inventory, great prices, and return policy!

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Elisa D.

Elisa D.wrote a review of on October 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I'm returning this knickers because I ordered a medium because I don't like a lot of compression around my stomach. I am 5'4", 120 lbs. The knickers were pretty big all over. The waistband is really wide, so I don't think it would be a problem in a smaller size. However, the chamois is a bad width for me, who has a big problem with cycling bottoms chafing the crease of my leg or the leg itself. I'm giving it 4 stars because I think they are well made, just not right for me.

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