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Bonnie K.

Bonnie K.

Bonnie K.

Bonnie K.wrote a review of on January 8, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ive been riding with Assos everything from base layers, to tops, bibs, jackets.. everything. Occasionally I try some other things when on sale and they just sit idle collecting dustballs, or they get relegated to kayak workouts.. Whenever anyone asks me if it's worth the cost.. well, there's only one answer.. once your ride Assos, you can't go back. But the base layering system that Assos established years ago and have tweaked a few times has been the best thing, so if you only can buy one thing, get the base layers.!

This is as expected, a fantastic base layer and works exactly for the prescribed temperature range and wicks moisture like nobody's business.

Has anyone else found those thready things in the left sleeve get caught in the fingers while getting dressed? Kind of a funny issue, and it seems the pattern is just for 'appearance'.. so unless my shirt is flawed somehow, this is a bit if a grievance. Once it's on though, the item simply 'rocks'! Anyone else have the same experience with this sleeve pattern?

N.K.

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Bonnie K.

Bonnie K.wrote a review of on April 26, 2017

5 5

These are wonderful - comfortable yet not 'sloppy' like the foam ones. They seem to have the right amount of cushion in the right place, yet I feel 'connected' to the bike under all circumstances. I also like the GSI contoured ones, have them on another bike. But I think these are preferred as they are a bit slimmer in the palms.

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Bonnie K.

Bonnie K.wrote a review of on March 25, 2017

5 5

I bought a second one of these just in case they change and discontinue this; it's THAT good.!! I have been a die-hard Assos wearer for years, from top to bottom and have never been disappointed, so this review is going to be glowing. The jacket fits perfectly as per sizing within the Assos range: I wear an XL in most of their garments and this one fits me perfectly in that size as well. The difficulty in winter clothing is especially to ventilate enough that the interior stays dry while still keeping the wearer warm. The brilliance of this jacket's design is that the double layer with air gap not only creates an extra cushion of air as a buffer, but that air also gets shuffled around a bit so whatever moisture comes from the inner layer is expelled with this 'recycled' air. I thought at first that the rather plasticy feeling of the outer layer would make for a jacket that does not breathe enough, but not so.. I tested it at higher than normal temperatures (60-65degF)to see if this was the case, and it never felt too hot or humid. Of course it did a fantastic job at the intended colder temps as well.

I can't say enough good about this and if you are looking for the absolute BEST in cool weather riding gear, look no further. Well.. maybe the Bonka Cento .. but that's a whole other level of perfection...

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Bonnie K.

Bonnie K.wrote a review of on December 19, 2016

5 5

I didn't think I needed to chime in as everyone has raved about this stuff in these reviews, and I agree. After nearly 2 years of using it, I find it superior to everything else that I've tried. Just another tip: let it 'soak in ' preferably overnight, before wiping off, it will get into the pins and rollers and actually sort of 'dry' on the surface. I use it as a kind of 'cleaner' right after riding, wiping just a dab onto the moving chain, and then after a few hours or the next day, wipe it off with a dry cloth. Always a clean (smiling) chain, and never a squeak. I seem to get more mileage out of my chains and cassettes, but I rotate a lot of bikes so that's not necessarily proven yet. The blue (thicker) version is for when I think it might get wet, but mostly I use the yellow one.

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Bonnie K.

Bonnie K.wrote a review of on December 19, 2016

5 5

I didn't think I needed to chime in as everyone has raved about this stuff in these reviews, and I agree. After nearly 2 years of using it, I find it superior to everything else that I've tried. Just another tip: let it 'soak in ' preferably overnight, before wiping off, it will get into the pins and rollers and actually sort of 'dry' on the surface. I use it as a sort of 'cleaner' right after riding, wiping just a dab onto the moving chain, and then after a few hours or the next day, wipe it off with a dry cloth. Always a clean (smiling) chain, and never a squeak. I seem to get more mileage out of my chains and cassettes, but I rotate a lot of bikes so that's not necessarily proven yet. The blue (thicker) version is for when I think it might get wet, but mostly I use the yellow one.

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Bonnie K.

Bonnie K.wrote a review of on December 13, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

As with all Assos products, this is a superb piece !! It ventilates well, and fits beautifully without restriction. Most of my cycling/racing pals have no idea why I'd fork out the cash for these Swiss made beauties, but until you have used this quality of clothing you cannot understand. Once you do, you can't go back! Every article I own from Assos is so well conceived and works so far beyond anything else. I enjoy the sport and especially the 'suffering' but not due to discomfort of the clothing or the other equipment I use.. A crappy jersey or shorts is like a poorly made bike. This is simply the best.

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Bonnie K.wrote a review of on December 13, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this because I liked the idea of 0mm or 15mm setback options.. and it does just that, so I can dial in my fit beautifully!! It's also one of the easiest to get the saddle in and out without having to do that ballet dance between dropping all the parts and screws and trying to jam the rails in there. Easy peezie. No creaks or squeaks so far, but it's pretty new.. Funny thing though, the scant directions sheet has no mention of turning the plates around the other way to change the offset! If you didn't know, you'd never figure that out.

All in all, very pleased with the easy setup and especially at the sale price.!

Thanks CC for your great products and descriptions !!!

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Bonnie K.

Bonnie K.wrote a review of on March 3, 2015

5 5

Look started it all .. and here is a beautiful version of their original design with refinements and improvements that are sometimes a bit subtle, but appreciated. As for the guy who 'fidgets' trying to get into them, many pedals systems have their 'learning curve'.. For example, Campy pedals; I've used them for years and it's still a crapshoot finding the notch to clip in, but once there they are without equal and are my pedals of choice. Same for LOOK pedals; the earlier versions often unclipped without warning, which in a standing climb or sprint, made things a bit hairy! But these KEOs are reliable and have never surprised me, which is the most important thing. My one small complaint is that they use an Allen wrench to get on and off, rather than the usual pedal wrench. I suppose this is for preventing over-torquing, but it's a hassle when traveling, as there isn't always a big Allen key available, while 15mm wrenches are common. Nonetheless, I highly recommend these !!

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