Thanks Megan, makes me hope third time is the charm, we shall see!
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I read the reviews before ordering two of these sweatbands, one in each color. Unlike some of the other reviews, I liked this band in terms of performance. I had no sweat in my eyes whatsoever. The band was soaking wet upon completion of my ride, so it did it's job. In terms of comfort, I found it a bit snug an scratchy, but I have a lot of hair. I guess I am spoiled by the soft winter castelli headbands. I am Keeping both of them and overall they work as stated. They get 3 stars for their tight scratchy fit, but I would give them 5 stars for their wicking ability.
As seat bags go, this one is beautiful. Well constructed, minimal profile w a very clean tailored look about it. I have the dual w the red piping.. Matches my bike perfectly and does not detract from the bikes racy profile. It's a tight fit around the seat rails, and would have liked a bit more Velcro strap to work with, but it stays in place even over tough roads. Very tight fit inside, if u intend to carry two tubes, levers and air. I personally could only fit one in there comfortably w all the other necessities. All in all, love the bag. If you pack the kitchen sink, perhaps not the right choice for you. If your bike has to look good and u are conservative w your necessities it's perfect!
This is the second pair of body paint 2.0 shorts I have tried. Both of them had the same defect. THe front edge of the chamois is rolling up/doubling over. I thought the first pair was just a fluke, but didn't even try on the new ones, they came straight out of the bag like this. Has anyone else had this issue. I really want to like these, but not willing to fight w the chamois. Hate to order a third pair only to find its just how they are made?
Does anyone have a weight on these? thanks
Are there any cyclists out there wearing this w/ a C cup? If so, were you adequately supported and covered?
I can't quite figure out the "bio" portion of the bibs from the description printed. Can someone provide a detailed description of how this system works. Is there a zipper that goes all the way around? How hard is it to reattach the shorts to the bibs? I am hesitant about its ease of use. Thinking it might still be faster to strip off the jersey? Also can anyone comment on the mile range and wickability of the chamois? Thanks!
I guess its called Niterider for a reason.....its good for riding at night. I find it to be totally useless during the day. The strobe and solid pattern are all but invisible in daylight. I have seen several tailights out there with super bright LED in the middle of the day, only wish I could have caught up w them to find out what model/brand they were using. The first one I ordered was defective and I sent it back, I should have left it at that. Probably a great light for the dark, as advertised, but have not tried it in that venue. THe clip is secure, and the on off operation is simple.
I own a gazillion skull caps/ ear warmers that work on some level, but fail on some level... THen I tried this one. It is absolutely, hands down perfect. It is warm, lightweight, stays in place over my ears and has a ponytail slice in the back which works perfectly. Soooo comfy, you don't even know its there (except that your ears are no longer frozen!). Eliminates the forehead marks and is thin enough to allow me to wear a skull cap over it if the temps are in the lower 40's. I will be buying an additional one in another color. It is one of those don't leave home w/out it pieces for me.
THere is a very thin napping of sorts on the black portion of the arms. I have since worn this jersey in the low 40's w base layer and insulated Assos bibs and was just fine. Never noticed that my arms were any colder or warmer then the rest of me. Still love it!
Love this headband! Super lightweight and no seams to leave indents all over your head and face! It breaths and wicks. Most importantly to me, I can hear oncoming traffic through it, and it keeps the wind out of my ears as the fabric is soft enough to settle in to the curves of your head and ears. On the colder days I use it w/ a winter head warmer, and once I am warmed up, I love that I can take off the beanie and still have a little warmth and wind protection for my ears. Looks good too. I would give it 6 stars if that were an option.
Can u post a picture of the drop tail portion of the bib, and more detail on its functionality?
These tights not only look good, but are about as functionally perfect as you can hope for. I have used them in 28 degree windy conditions w no complaints. The wind stopper fabric over the knee/thigh area really does it's job. If there is a down side, it would be that they take a bit more care and time to get on and off due to the wind fabric. Now if only Assos would make a jacket as warm as the tights, my winter riding would be perfect!
I purchased the "cycle bra" out of sheer necessity; mainly pain over my shoulders/neck from traditional jog bras, and as annoying, regular jog bras do not wick away sweat. After a few cold soggy "underwear" rides in dropping temps, I decided to give it a try. It met my expectations and then some. It is ergonomically designed for cycling position, which instantly took away the constant tension over my shoulders, and no more freezing soggy bras that you certainly notice on the descents; it wicks every ounce of moisture away from your skin and the fabric it self remained dry! It was the missing piece to my winter arsenal of riding apparel. I have since ordered a second one. Pretty sure there will be a 3rd and 4th! Yes, that comfy, pricey but worth it! Sizing info given is accurate.
Does the fabric have wicking/core regulating properties for winter riding?
Can this lens be done w Rx?
At 5'6" 116lbs I ordered the size xsmall. It takes an act of Congress to actually get them on which is almost enough to keep me from using them. Yes, it is that much of a pain! However, once they are on!..ohh lala! They are fantastic. I use them after I cycle, and my tired legs feel instantly supported and less fatigued. As tight and difficult as they are to get on, they are actually quite comfy on and do not squeeze or bind your tummy. Love them and hate them, but not giving them up.....but I am ordering just the compression legs....for those days when the effort of getting them on is just not worth it. As a side note, I also have the same brand compression knickers. I ordered them one size up, and while they are comfy and easy to get on, they don't give me the same relief as they are a size bigger. So don't be tempted to go bigger for easier insertion! suck it up and enjoy the reward, once you get them on! (they get a 4 only because they are such a pain to get on).
I love Assos, and this long sleeve jersey was no different. Perfect fit (cycle position), breathes well, and made well. Kept me warm in a ride that started at 55ish and ended at 74. Granted I was a little warm at 74, but w full zip, it vented just fine. Pretty sure it would have been great in the 40's as well.
Assos never disappoints me, and these knickers (size small), were no different. I tried them out on 2 60+ mile rides in 49-68 degree temps. They were warm without roasting me, breathed well, and the wide soft waist band was perfect, no binding, no slipping down. The only slight drawback was the below the knee leg gripper. I found it a bit tight and I have really thin legs, so if you have muscular legs, this might be a tad uncomfortable. But for us pencil legs, it was just a minor annoyance. No chaffing behind the knee, or anywhere else for that matter.
I decided to try the SLR Lady Flow Saddle because of the larger cutout, as compared to the Lady Gel Flow Diva which I am currently riding. While the larger cutout certainly proved comfortable, the lack of padding did me in. After 20 miles in the SLR I knew I was in big trouble. The pain in my seatbones was intense. I am on the thin side, so maybe my lack of natural padding didn't help matters. One of the deciding factors in choosing this model was also the weight. It is listed at 185 gms. However, the packaging clearly states 200 gms? Every gram counts, so whats up w the difference on the CC site vs the product? Not as represented:(