motownrock

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motownrockwrote a review of on February 23, 2011

4 5

In flashing mode you're clearly visible to cross traffic that may pull in front of you, or oncoming traffic that may be turning left. However, in the steady mode, this is not bright enough to illuminate your ride at any reasonable speed. Steady mode is more of a back-up system in case you're main light dies before you get home. Per willhuff's comment about the rapid decline after 15 hours, that's probably more a function of the battery type than the light. Without going too far off topic, traditional alkaline batteries tend to fade steadily over time, but some rechargables are more prone to deliver almost full power until they're spent, then they die out quickly. Either way, I like the fact that this uses standard batteries that can be replaced at a drugstore or gas station in a pinch.

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motownrockwrote a review of on February 23, 2011

4 5

Wonderfully convenient for those days you're out later than planned, or the rain or fog rolls in and you forgot your tail lights. These are subtle when not needed, both in appearance and weight (a cyclocomputer or wristwatch could add more weight to your bars than these). These aren't super-bright, but cars can definitely see you before they pass. The battery contacts wiggled loose on the first set I owned. Spoke to Serfas who sent me out another set with the same problem. 3rd time was a charm, though. These have worked for a couple of years. Maybe I got a bad batch, but the company was helpful in resolving the issue.

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motownrockwrote a review of on November 3, 2010

4 5

The 2XU Compression Tights are surprisingly effective at reducing muscle fatigue. Calibrating against how I usually feel at various speed/heartrate/cadence combinations, my legs felt stronger during and after the ride. Though they feel like a lightweight tight out of the box, they insulate more like a mid-weight. Felt perfect while riding in upper 40 degree temps with a 10-15 mph wind.

My only complaint is that despite the cycling logos and branding, the cut seems more tailored to runners. The rear of the tights kept sliding down throughout my ride. Since they are unpadded, I wear them over my cycling shorts – the only thing that prevented a drafty situation and plumber’s crack. Never had that problem with any of my other tights. The drawstring is helpful, but a little more fabric or a grippy waist band would be useful

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