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Benjamin Zahn

Benjamin Zahn

alexandria, va

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Road Biking

Benjamin Zahn

Benjamin Zahnwrote a review of on February 18, 2019

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These "gloves" are so pointlessly thin they don't do much of anything as a shell layer or a stand-alone glove. I'll ride in any weather and I was hoping these would add as insurance to my Assos winter gloves. In summary, they don't. Okay, they group your fingers into a "lobster claw" but then you notice there isn't any grip. So now you have still cold, slippery fingers, grouped together and fumbling around on the hoods and shifters. You would probably be better off just slipping an old sock over your existing gloves! Save yourself the money and get yourself some mittens. But, if you choose to try them anyway, the size 0 fits snugly over Assos small gloves. Oh, and once they're on you can't get them off because of the ridiculously tight wrist elastic :-)

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Benjamin Zahn

Benjamin Zahnwrote a review of on July 19, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This bar/stem is lightweight, comfortable, and good looking. The 40x100 weighed in just under 300g on my kitchen scale. Installation and adjustment was easy and even came with some nice carbon-friendly lubricant. The top bars are flat with a nice transition to the hoods down to a standard swoop down the bars. There is a deep channel on the underside to pretty cleanly route any cables underneath the bar tape that would otherwise look messy. The inclusion of an integrated Garmin mount adds to the cool aero look. The bars are noticeably more comfortable than similar alloy setups and appear to absorb a significant amount of

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