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Alan Switzer

Alan Switzer

Peachland, British Columbia

Alan Switzer's Bio

Cycle for fitness and enjoyment

Alan Switzer's Passions

  • Road Biking,
  • Mountain Biking.
Alan Switzer

Alan Switzerwrote a question about on February 12, 2019

It looks like this bike rug simply hangs over the bike, over top tube, seat stays, fork and each wheel and there are no fasteners/Velcro under the bike. I'm wondering if this would work as a bike cover for a bike on a hitch mount/platform bike rack to give some protection from road dirt and grit while travelling? Any thoughts re its suitability for this application?

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Alan Switzer

Alan Switzerwrote a review of on June 22, 2017

5 5

The medium on the size chart is for chest measurement between 38 and 39.5 inches. My chest (bare) measures 39 inches. The jersey is PI's "Form Fit" which I took to mean "European Race Cut". Turns out it was a good assumption - perfect race cut fit for me. It's so difficult to judge the size charts when reviewers do not give their chest measurements for cycling tops. Without that info, comments like "fits large", "fits small", "I usually wear a large and it was too small/too large" really don't have any context and enable buyers to judge the accuracy of the size charts. My experience says the PI "European Race Cut" size chart is spot on.

Re the quality: typical high end for PI's higher end apparel. This jersey is my current "go to" non-club jersey. Can't go wrong with hi-vis these days!

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Alan Switzerwrote a question about on November 11, 2015

With the Joule CPU, do you have the ability to set a wattage for the resistance unit, say 200 watts, and, regardless of gear and cadence, you must input (through the pedals, of course) 200 watts in order to turn the crank? In other words, it's like an ergotrainer. Similarly, through the Joule CPU, can you set a slope gradient, say 5%, and simulate a climbing situation? So, does the Joule provide the mechanism to input power and/or slope settings to the resistance unit or does it just read the output from the powertap, cadence, speed and heartrate sensors?

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Alan Switzerwrote a question about on June 24, 2015

Road Bike Aluminum Stand?
I see the biggest difference between the Evoc Pro bag and the regular Evoc Bike Bag is the solid base on the "Pro" version. Extra padding/reinforcement, metal front handle and 3rd wheel are other features not in the regular bag. My question: does the "Pro" bag also come with the Evoc "Aluminum Road Bike Stand"? Or, do you still need to buy this item separately if packing a road bike ($129.00)? I have a Trek Madone 6 Series with bottom bracket mounted rear brakes so I cannot have my bike supported at the BB area by the moveable "pad". I need to have the bike supported by the front and rear dropouts. The extra padding/reinforcement of the "Pro" bag seems a real bonus to me but it would be even better if the stand for road bike dropout mounting is included also. Is it? I can't tell, even on the Evoc website.

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Alan Switzerwrote a review of on November 1, 2014

5 5

With all the reviews of this jersey, raving about its performance, it had to be good. And yes, it is! Wore it today for the first time in 10 degree C temperature (50F), with wind off Lake Okanagan, and just a light polyester base layer underneath - perfect. Warm, blocks the wind, aero - does everything it is designed to do. Not tested in rain yet. But...here's the thing - sizing. Beware. I was lucky I phoned in my order and talked to Gavin who suggested I buy a medium and a large and keep the one that fits best, return the other. Great advice. I am 6 feet, 153 lbs (somewhat important) with a 37.5 inch chest measurement (really important if buying a top) over a base layer jersey. By the Castelli size chart, which doesn't give size ranges, say 37.0 inches to 39.1 inches, a medium at 37.8 inches is my size. No, it was tight. The large, was the right size; snug with no looseness whatsoever. Perfect. When I get around to it I'll send a picture to help those considering buying this jersey. Before this, I would wear a Gore Bike Wear "Path" jacket over a base layer. The jacket probably blocked the wind better than the Gabba but doesn't breathe as well as the Gabba. And it's boxy and not very aero. My preference, hands down, the Gabba

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