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William M.

William M.

William M.

William M.wrote a review of on October 20, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very nice fit, if you get the right size. (5'11" 41" chest is size XL for me). Nice collar -- not the ultra-tall collar Assos has installed on most of their other jerseys this year. Now for the bad news: FIRST, the fabric on the back of the jersey is very stretchy. If you load a water bottle into a back pocket, the fabric will stretch and sag and the water bottle (or other heavy item) will end up hanging below your backside or falling out on the ground. This is different than any Assos jersey I've owned in the past. In fact, I purchased Assos in the past because the supportive material made it possible to carry full water bottles in the rear pockets without any worries. This is disappointing. SECOND, Assos means it when they say this jersey is designed for use with a base layer. Even with a skintight fit, if you don't wear a base layer, you may fall prey to dreaded nipple chafing. I haven't had this problem with any jersey in a very long time -- and never with a well-fitted jersey -- but I've had the problem with this one. I won't wear it again without a base layer. That's a shame, because I bought the jersey for hot weather when I would rather not wear a base layer. Assos makes the best bib shorts in the industry. Jerseys, not so much.

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William M.

William M.wrote a review of on September 23, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I only tried the jersey on, but here are my impressions. I normally wear a size Large jersey, but the XL of this jersey fits me like a glove. (5'11, 174 lbs.) The jersey is beautifully made and extremely comfortable. I wonder about the durability of the ultra-light weight zipper, though. Also, the sleeves are elbow-length. But here's why I returned it: The fabric is very sheer. Wearing a baselayer, you would probably be okay, but that defeats the purpose of the ultralight fabric. Without a baselayer, nipples, moles, tattoos, labels, bib straps - even white bib straps - everything is clearly visible through the fabric. This is very much a see-thru jersey. Nothing left to the imagination. That's a shame because it's one of the most comfortable jerseys I've ever tried on.

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William M.

William M.wrote a review of on December 11, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought the C17 over a year ago for my gravel racing bike. I wanted the comfort for ultra marathon events and the weather resistance for the rain and mud that seems to come with every race. I've put well over 10,000 miles on this saddle without any problems or discomfort -- ever. I rode the Dirty Kanza 200 on this saddle and, when I got off the bike, my backside was the only part of me that didn't hurt. My backside felt as if I hadn't been on the bike at all -- no pain, no numbness, no residual sense of having sat on a bike. And the saddle has been completely maintenance free. GREAT saddle!

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William M.

William M.wrote a review of on February 26, 2013

5 5

I could not be happier with my Team Machine. It is light. It is stiff. And it disappears beneath me. It's an amazingly quiet bike. Great, intuitive handling. Nothing negative draws attention to itself. Be careful to check out your fit -- I took a 53cm in this bike where I usually fit a 54cm or 55cm, depending on the maker. RealCyclist does a great job pre-assembling the bike, too. I've ridden S-Works Tarmacs for years and liked them - but the Team Machine is noticeably better for me. Great bike!

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