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500 miles of muck, East Coast rock gardens, high-speed flow trails, and 2 podium finishes. I still don't believe I've not trued these wheels, even after a rear spoke broke after a stick wedged between the the frame and wheel. Oh, and the tire does not come off to change a spoke. The tubeless tires barely leak down as their is no rim tape to worry about. I did put a small dent in the top section of the front wheel descending a nasty trail, that equestrians use too, with sharp edge very loose rocks. the size of footballs. Bike is a Santa Cruz Tallboy and I weigh 190. Thanks for the post below that states with the XD hub I can ride a SRAM 1x11. That's woth thinking about. To finish, I often ride well beyond "light XC".
I need gloves in Large and these fit as expected. Below 37 deg on the road, I have to pull a climb before my hands well warm-up. I've worn them down to 24 deg on the MTB with no problema. My pair has almost 1,000 miles on them and they barely show any signs of wear. I also can shift my Di2 paddles on the road bike without issues in these gloves. The windstop works great, the cold air is not breaching the skin. They also fit tight at the wrists and my jacket sleeves go over the ends of the gloves and it's a very smooth non-interfering fit at the sleeves. In-short, they fit like a glove. (Cheesey cliche couldn't resist)
I ride with this jacket on the trails in temps in the mid twenties, hence 20 thumbs up. I only have one layer underneath, a Craft Active Extreme Crew Long Sleeve Men's Base Layer. On the road I've ridden the jacket down to 31 deg and 20 mph winds, with only the aforementioned base layer. I'm 190 with weightlifters upper body and the XL fits fine. I've also had the jacket on during temps up to 58 deg on the road and it vents well, and the sweat on my back with the Craft base layer is minimal. The zippered side and sleeve vents are also a big help. Once above 40 deg, I have to unzip the sleeves to keep my gloves from starting to absorb sweat. The zippered rear pocket is a huge bonus for my cash and iPhone. The Jacket does not flap and the wind stop does stop the wind from cutting through. I own another riding jacket and use it in a 3 layer system........it's in the back of the closet now. The jacket is very easy to wash and air dries quickly on a hangar.
I'm using these in the Short configuration here, as well as, in the bib configuation,
I'm 188lbs 5'-11'' 35 inch waist at the navel and weight lifters arms and upper bod. The chamois keeps me comfortable and I would not hesitate to ride a century in the shorts, which I purchased in large. Because of my upper body, I have to purchase the bibs in XL so the straps don't dig into my shoulders. The XL is a little roomy in the bottom, but works fine on 1/2 centuries>>>my typical Saturday and Sunday WCCC club ride. I have had to use warm water and a tablespoon of bleach in the washer to defunk them once>>>no big deal. No problems in 1.5k miles of use with quality or workmanship. The grippers are not to tight, but I kind of wish they were a little tighter for winter riding with my leg warmers on