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mountaindesertgirlwrote a review of on December 30, 2014

5 5

Well designed helmet- sleek, not as tall as Giro helmets, which is nice. I am between a S and M in Giro helmets, and the M in this Catlike Leaf fits great. The retention system is easy to adjust and comfortable. Super lightweight, too.

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mountaindesertgirlwrote a review of on December 18, 2014

4 5

The material, quality, and features of these shorts are super awesome. And I love the long length. But the sizing is crazy town! I'm usually a size 4 in pants/shorts, and I ordered the size S. The waist/butt was perfect- definitely could not size up or it'd be too big. The legs were almost skin tight, and I'm an average sized female road cyclist (skinny gal with bike quads). So sad- I was really excited about these shorts. Please fix the sizing, Yeti!

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mountaindesertgirlwrote a review of on December 18, 2014

5 5

Exactly what I was looking for- super thin, light layer that serves as a windblock when I need it. Stuffs in bike jersey pocket. Arms are nice and long, which is great. Drop rear, great length jacket. The fabric feels nice against bare arms, too (it's 'soft'- not like a slick rain jacket). I'm usually a Small or size 2 in tops, and a S in this jacket was perfect- slim fitting, but roomy enough to put a bike shirt or two underneath.

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mountaindesertgirlwrote a review of on June 27, 2014

4 5

Wish Zoic made a chamois-free version of these shorts, as the outside shorts are good, but the liner not so much. I would remove the liner and just wear a higher quality Pearl Izumi or other chamois. Higher rise in the front than other shorts. I like the long inseam. I'm a size 4 in pants/shorts, and wear a Small in these Zoic shorts.

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mountaindesertgirlwrote a review of on June 27, 2014

5 5

These shorts are awesome! Super lightweight, no random zippered pockets or unneeded features. Plenty of room for my favorite cham underneath. I love the 13 inch long inseam- perfect coverage for all-mountain, downhill, and cross country riding. Comfortable low rise in the front, too. I'm 5'7", and a size 4 pants/shorts, and a size 26 in these Dakine shorts. (Size 24 fit great, but too tight when actually riding a bike).

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mountaindesertgirlwrote a review of on March 7, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I truly love these shoes- I have a 2012 pair, put about 2000 miles on them, and will probably need replacement in 2014. I haven't had any problems with the sole coming off like the other reviewer- the shoes are just getting too soft after a couple years. I have an average size 8 foot, and they fit true to size. The sticky climbing-shoe type rubber sole glues you to the pedal like you're wearing clipless (assuming you have flat pedals with pins for traction). And, the high inside padding of the shoe has protected my ankle many times. They are so comfortable, too. Highly recommend if you are using flat pedals.

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mountaindesertgirlwrote a review of on March 4, 2014

4 5

I have the Butterfly Carbon on my mountain bike, and it's a dream. I thought I'd try the lower priced CroMoly version for my road bike, but it's too soft. It feels like heaven for the first few minutes, but not supportive enough for long rides. This would be a great saddle for non-road bikes. The wide width of the rear is awesome, but the nose is too wide for me for road riding.

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mountaindesertgirlwrote a review of on March 4, 2014

4 5

I was looking for a saddle bag that didn't attach to the seat post, to avoid the velcro attachment that rips up lycra bike shorts. I thought SciCon only made bags that attach to the saddle rails directly, but this bag attaches to the saddle rails AND has the typical velcro attachment to the seat post. This is the only SciCon bag I've seen that has this feature. So, although I was excited about the large size of this bag, I returned it and replaced it with another smaller SciCon that only attaches to the saddle rails. This would be a great bag for a touring bike or cruiser bike where you're not wearing lycra bike shorts, though.

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mountaindesertgirlwrote a review of on February 15, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The narrow nose of this saddle is great- no chafing. However, the rear is not as wide as you'd think with the measurement provided by Terry..... it is not a flat top seat- it is dome shaped, so it rides like a narrower seat. The Butterfly is a flat, wide rear saddle, for instance. So, if you're looking for a narrower version of the Butterfly, this would be a good saddle. I rode this Liberator saddle for a year, certainly gave it a fair try, and it felt comfortable while riding, but afterwards my butt and hips were in a lot of pain. Not for me.

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