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Picked mine up just before Christmas and love it. I was between sizes but opted for the smaller (16"). I had to get a 400mm seat post which is now about 2cm from being at its minimum insertion point. Wish they made a 17". Other than that, the bike rides great. I handles well in the turns, climbs great, and the weight on the frame is not bad at all for an over the counter steel frame. Love the tensioner system though I do wish it had sliding dropouts instead so you wouldn't have to mess with your rear brake caliper when the rear wheel is removed.
Just swapped out my tires from what's in the picture and the bike currently weighs in at 20.9 lbs. Still room to shed weight if your a weight weenie with my build but for now I am content to just ride the snot out of it!
Well, I have no doubt that these will definitely keep things nice and warm down there. Unfortunately, when I was placing the order I specifically asked if they had a seat pad and was told they did not. Low and behold when they arrived, they did. Because the plan was to wear these under standard cycling shorts that already have a pad, it would mean doubling up on the padding which was something I was not interested in. I don't need them under my tights due to their already having a double layered front. I returned the shorts without even trying them on/wearing them (that would just be gross). But having looked them over quite a bit, there is no doubt in my mind that they will work wonders. If they make them without a pad, I will definitely be picking up a pair.
So far so good. I bought the shoes a size larger than my standard mtb shoes with the idea that I would be wearing larger/thicker wool socks with them. I normally wear a 42 and ordered a 43. I would say that these shoes run about a half size larger than normal. Basically they are a little too big. However, once pedaling they feel fine.
The velcro closures work great as does the boa system. Cleat mounting is straight forward as well.
Rode with them in 45 degree weather and my feet were definitely toasty. I plan on using them in temps as low as the mid 20's over the winter. I suspect they will work just fine and definitely better than shoe covers. The problem with shoe covers being that they fit quite snug around your standard shoes and when thicker socks are added, this makes for a fairly tight fit thus cutting down on some of the blood flow to your feet. Honestly, for the price of the shoes vs a really nice set of shoe covers, you are only talking about $30-40 (shoes were on sale for $108). Well worth the extra money imo.