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Algae

Algae

Algaewrote a review of on April 14, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This rack does the job I need it to: 9mm QR and 15mm through axle (and 20mm TA) work out of the box; 12mm TA requires a $20 adapter. It's an effective do-it-all bike rack.

The problem, for me, is trying to put a through-axle bike on this rack when you're working alone. It's a challenge.

Build quality, etc. is up to the task, but the design is weak. There is no lip to catch your fork, so if your fork doesn't catch the housing you'll be doing this one-handed -- one hand for the fork and your other hand will be holding the bike upright. 3-star design, at best.

I've had none of the wind noise that others report and with a bike loaded this rack is solid at speed. Installation was snap, all parts included and everything fit together easily.

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Algaewrote a review of on January 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

* Sizing is pretty true, for my narrow 10.5 size foot. I comfortably wear the VR90 in a 44; in Sidi and Fizik I wear 44.5
* Laces? Sure why not. I don't usually adjust my shoes for anything less than 250km anyway. But probably a PITA when caked with mud (maybe duct tape at start of really muddy rides?).
* Narrow fit is +/- depending on what you're looking for. That said, the toe box is fairly square and roomy... allows a great platform for standing on climbs.
* Heel hold down is excellent for my narrow feet and thin heel/ankle.
* Good initial impression of the insole with adjustable arch support; I usually swap out the OEM insoles depending on volume of shoe, but am still on the fence with the VR90 since the fit is really good.
* Walking is adequate: Vibram lugs are soft, Easton sole is stiff, but amount of rocker is OK. And I have no need to run in these. (Not using toe spikes.)
* Debating whether to use a plate (e.g., Crank Bros.) between the sole and cleat.

Thanks for the sweet deal, CC. Thought I might send them back but I've dialed-in cleat placement on the trainer and already had 'em outside.

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Algaewrote a review of on January 25, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very pleased with the Mixino. Small fits my oval size 7 noggin with a thin cap better than any helmet I've worn (many from Kask, Giro, and Rudy). Fit is consistent around entire perimeter, with no pressure spots. Feels very secure. Great ventilation for summer, too much for winter. Straps require some care; side buckles below ear are easy to release inadvertently. Definitely looks like it rides high on head, at least from the front, but light weight, excellent ventilation and (especially) fit make this one a keeper.

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Algaewrote a review of on August 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is *not* the cap I reach for to wear under a helmet but, since I usually do not wear a helmet on solo training rides, it gets plenty of ride time. In use for over a year, this is the one I wear several days a week for 3 seasons when not raining. Classic style, excellent luft and stays put at 75kph. A little tight under a helmet (size Medium noggin). I hand wash after each ride and it's dry by the next day.

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Algaewrote a question about on August 9, 2016

I'm looking for a simple head unit to read data while I'm riding and store it so I can do some post-ride analysis. I'm not really interested in loading maps, leaving breadcrumbs, etc. I'm guessing it can only connect to one device at a time via BT but multiple via Ant+ (please let me know if I'm wrong on this).

It would be totally sweet if I could use this with some Powertap P1 pedals, but I have a few questions:

1. Has anyone tried P1 pedals with the Super GPS and, if so, what were your results?
2. Lezyne states on its website that crank arm length can not be changed. What's the default setting?
3. Will the Super GPS report L/R power data or only one side? If BT then it probably only gets one pedal, hopefully both via Ant+
4. Are there any issues with the Super GPS if I don't use a HRM strap? I've never paid much attention to HR, and I test FTP every 2 months via 60 minute TT efforts.
5. Has anyone used a dedicated speed pickup instead of relying on GPS to calculate speed and, if so, what pickup are you using?
6. Will the Super GPS report cadence from the P1's?

Merci d'avance!

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