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tcmp790

tcmp790wrote a review of on November 14, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used Giro Bravo gloves for a number of seasons, and they're comfortable, durable, washable, and decently priced.
Also, hi-vis yellow - a little added safety when signalling a turn or stop.
The moderate padding is perfect for me, not too thin, not too thick, and padded in the right places. Good bar feel, no globs of gel getting in the way.
Recommended, and they're machine washable - in the summer I send these through the wash after almost every ride - the gloves really hold up well.
Hang to dry - gloves don't like dryers.
I get two seasons out of two pair. They could probably last a bit longer, but at this price getting a new pair won't break the bank.

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tcmp790wrote a review of on November 14, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used the Giro Bravo fingerless for a few seasons, and I really like the fit and moderate padding. This is the full finger version, and it's a very similar design. Giro Bravo gloves are durable and comfortable.
Glove is good down to the mid-40 temperatures, I usually switch to a heavier glove or use a thin liner if it's much colder.
I just throw these in the wash when they get dirty or sweaty - Bravo gloves stand-up to multiple washings without any issues - I do put them in a separate small mesh laundry bag so the Velcro doesn't snag any other clothes.
Hang to dry - gloves don't like clothes dryers.
Recommended.

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tcmp790wrote a review of on August 13, 2014

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Maybe Castelli has a different definition of "seamless", but when a glove is constructed of two pieces of fabric that are sewn together, it's not a seamless glove!
Competitive Cyclist needs to correct the product description for this item.

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tcmp790wrote a review of on December 23, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought a pair of these fifteen years ago for my Merckx Titanium road bike. They look as good today as when I first installed them. Lightweight, durable, and inexpensive, these cages are just about perfect. They also don't mar water bottles like aluminum cages, and the stainless steel is basically indestructible.
The cages hold any water bottle very securely.
They're not carbon or titanium, so there's no bling factor, but if you want a high quality cage that will last forever you won't find a better choice.

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