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327p949311wrote a review of on June 28, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have worn kit from nearly every maker out there (Eliel, Pactimo, pearl, Castelli, Patagonia, mt borah, etc). We all have our preferences but these check all the boxes for me. I'm not sure what's changed over the last four years since I invested in two pairs of these but mine are still going the distance. albeit a bit sun-faded. I see these are still the S7's so I imagine that aside from the USA graphic not much has changed.
The spec I have are a tad short, maybe an inch shorter through the leg than I prefer but that's certainly nothing to complain about. I've worn these with layers through cold snowy winters and through the hottest, most humid days. Short crits and long mountain centuries and under my mtb shorts.
A few things that set these above other bibs: the fabric is the most comfortable and retains shape better than anyone else, the cut works with the body while the straps and front waist are set up for easy pit-stops (unlike others when you to stretch the front down to have a pee you can feel the shoulder straps and waist seams popping), the chamois is super comfortable and designed for high mileage.
I've been alternating these bibs for four years and they each have hundreds of rides and thousands of miles.
I highly recommend these!
I am 5'11" 150 pounds and the mediums fit PERFECTLY.

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327p949311wrote a review of on October 25, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I was excited about trying the air attack shield as I am hoping to find a helmet that is more aero than my Bell Volt and that will make removing my Smith PivLoc eye protection for frequent hill climbs easier.
*For the record, the Smith's fit well upside-down in the front holes of the Volt. This air attack combo seemed like a proper solution for me.
I can say that the helmet sits high on my head. The circumference is correct and the rear dial, though small (and seemingly delicate) did a nice job cinching the lid to my dome and making the helmet properly snug. The helmet sits high with a good 3+ inches above my ears which only exaggerates the poor fitment of the lens for my face. My hope was for the nose piece to just barely rest on my nose and the bottom of the lens to be just barely touching my cheek. There is a gap that I can run a few fingers between which creates a large visual distraction by looking at the bottom edge of the lens and being able to see the nosepiece. Replicating a tucked position as if deep in the drops did slightly help the fit as I was looking through the middle of the lens but for the percentage of rides I find my back parallel to the pavement is not enough to justify keeping this helmet. The lens does detatch and quickly snap upside-down into a secure storage location for times you won't want them.
I think if there were holes to keep my Smiths garaged I may have given the helmet a try before sending it back unused.

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327p949311wrote a review of on July 17, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

5'11 150 lbs. The medium was too long so returned for the s/m. Fit is good and form fitting. Fabric is very elastic, slightly uncomfortable and clings once a sweat begins -which is immediate because the torso of the jersey is not very breathable. This jersey utilizes advanced technologies that help to evaporate moisture quickly which seems true, thankfully.
Tossing the cell phone, spare road tube and granola bar in the back pockets was enough to sag the overly stretchy torso/pockets off the waist and downward by a distracting measure.
On a positive note, The shoulders and sleeves are quite nice and the white version with green is a good looking piece

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327p949311wrote a review of on December 14, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I scooped up a Gabba 1 jersey for fall and winter riding here in northern Virginia and have been using it exclusively on all my rides since it arrived. I like it so much that I wanted to review it here for anyone looking at this version -as I'm sure the Gabba 2 has only been improved.
I am 5'11" 163 and the large fits perfect. Comfortable while standing off the bike and when stretched out not restrictive.
I just got in from a ride wearing my Gabba with no base layer, temps are in the mid to upper 40's and I was perfectly comfortable for 2 hours out.
When it drops below 40 degrees I wear a craft long sleeve base layer for perfect warmth and comfort, the chest vents help to quickly regulate any overheating.
The snug jersey fit of the Gabba is so much nicer than bulkier jackets.
The quality is top notch and I can't imagine needing to replace this jersey for many seasons of cool-cold riding.

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