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pecp568083wrote a review of on May 6, 2013

5 5

Just ordered these prior to a Maui trip where a bunch of cycling was imminent. They have great fit (order up a size, Large for a 32 waist), good leg compressions, the low-cut free front makes "natural" breaks (ie taking a piss) a breeze, and most importantly the chamois kicks ass (pun intended). I rode the 10000 foot climb to Haleakala summit 3 times in a week (twice in one day) and got no saddle sores and hardly any pressure. Highly recommend these and the price point is good for a high end pair of bibs.

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pecp568083wrote a review of on September 1, 2009

5 5

The best all around tire for training/racing. Unless you have SAG support with spare wheels at all times, you don't want to be flatting during a race (well, ever, really...). For the light weight and good grip these are tougher than an armadillo. Great longevity and great flat protection. I'm still not sure the difference between the 4000 and the 4000S (my tires last year) but either way you can't go wrong.

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pecp568083wrote a review of on July 16, 2009

5 5

Best balance of cost and features out there. Everything works perfectly, fold-down arms are easy to operate, construction is solid. The hitch connection is a tiny bit wobbly in my receiver (that's what she said!) but it can be remedied with a couple strips of duct tape. Holds 4 bikes easily and the hold-down and anti-sway work great (especially compared top the 5-year-old model I had previously).

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pecp568083wrote a review of on July 16, 2009

5 5

Have put a few races and long training rides in these. Highlights: look unique and verycool; well-constructed chamois that is plush and not too thick; comfortable compression material. The bib straps are fine and not overly hot. The waist comes up a little high making 'natural breaks' a bit of a pain, and pissing from the bike impossible if you're into that (I also have the Castelli Free bibs which have an ultra low and comfortable waist). Overall great shorts and worth the price.

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pecp568083wrote a review of on June 7, 2009

5 5

Just got the new R310 (before any stores even have them) and right out of the box I'm super impressed. I've been riding Sidi Ergo 2's which are great for rides up to 4 hours, but on really long rides or races the slim fit takes over and I either have numbness or excruciating pain. I got these for the heat-moldable fit--took them out of the box for an 80 miler with 6000 vert. yesterday without even molding them and they were perfect. Light, great venting, good retention straps, and a distinctive look. Can't wait to get them molded and have a really custom fit.

Update: I got these molded (the process is more fun than a colonoscopy--they first mold the insole, then the whole show, then stick a huge baggie over your foot and vacuum-bag it so tight your toes tingle) and now these fit so incredibly well it's like you were born in them. It's been cool and wet in Utah lately so haven't been able to tell how well they vent (it's supposed to be one of the selling points) but otherwise it's a slam dunk. The soles do appear a little vulnerable--the carbon on the heel is exposed and the heel lift isn't as pronounced as on Sidi's, so trewad lightly if you're walking on them and use cleat covers if possible.

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pecp568083wrote a review of on June 7, 2009

5 5

The Conti 4000S is the best combo racing/training road tires around. Ultra light and great grip, with unbelievable flat-protection and super long life. The only detriment is you'll get a flat spot if you ride a trainer extensively; just be less lazy than I and change out your rear tire when you have to ride the trainer.

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pecp568083wrote a review of on September 7, 2007

5 5

The Flak Jackets do everything I want of them for biking--great coverage for wind and sun, fit securely on my head or helmet, and most importantly the hydrophobic coating works incredibly. I used to take my glasses off for long climbs, but no need with these--the sweat (or water you dump on your head )runs right off with barely perceptible streaking. They'll be perfect for skiing as well.

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