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Brian W.

Brian W.

Brian W.

Brian W.wrote a review of on February 1, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I concur with the review that says, "No wind spopper in the chamois area". Love the fit and finish on these. However, while my legs are comfy in the 35 to 45 degree range, my groin is freezing after about an hour--or when it is colder (35 ish).
I have a previous years addition of these where the softshell panel covers the lower abdomin/groin area and they are fantastic. Bummer they changed the design.

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Brian W.

Brian W.wrote a review of on January 3, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So good that I bought a second pair. I rode these several days a week on one to five hour mixed gravel adventures. They made it through a year before wearing out. My favorite rides take me up gravel, over pavement, over mountains, and back—no terrain is too much for this tire. This tire performs well on gravel. It rolls well on pavement (not like a road tire, but better than most mountain bike tires by far), is a little loose turning on pavement, otherwise, a great handling tire. Good comfort, tubeless, at 30 to 35 psi on gravel roads. (I’m 6 foot and 165-170 pounds.)

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Brian W.

Brian W.wrote a review of on December 23, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased this as a cold weather shell wind blocker. My hope was to keep it in a long sleeve jersey pocket for cold decents.

After using it for a season, i find it fills many more roles than I anticipated. I’ve found It’s small enough to roll up into a Jersey pocket. It’s sheds Fall and Spring rain nicely. It gives me dependable wind block for cold Winter rides. It really performs wonderfully as a bailout jacket on 30 degree days, deployed from my pocket when descending or chilled. It does not breath as well as a heavy jersey, but, it cuts the wind as promised; perfect compromise for windy or freezing days.

Recently, I’ve started using it for snow biking, worn over a long sleeve merino wool base layer in 20 degree weather. I’ve used it in a gusty snow shower at 8,000 feet elevation and after an hour of steady climbing I remained dry inside. I love this jacket.

I am 6 foot tall and my winter weight hovers over 170 lbs. The medium size gives me a comfortable snug fit over a long sleeve base layer. It fits just right around my 33 inch waist—not too tight. I have long arms, yet, the length is perfect. The collar is sized just right—loose enough for comfort with minimal draft. The quality of construction is exceptional.

I find myself reaching for the Recon jacket for many of my coldest rides—gravel bike, road bike, and snow bike! Very happy with this purchase.

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Brian W.

Brian W.wrote a review of on November 22, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these thermal bibs! I ride/train all year round in the dry but cold Utah weather. These bibs have worked out well and are my favorite winter kit.

I am 6 foot and 165-170 pounds. The Large fits well--I am right between the medium and Large. I could have gone either way.

I have had these for two winter seasons now. The quality of construction is fantastic--they don't show any wear. I used them quite a bit when the temps drop below 60, and down to 40. Teamed up with knee warmers, leg warmers, or under tights , they give me lots of winter options. They are made from a wind cutting fleece lined material, warm enough, used with leg warmers, to ride down into the mid 40's when dry outside.

The chamois is well done--I don't notice it, which is the way I like it. The leg length works well for me and they stay in place well enough to hold leg/knee warmers really well. The bib construction is comfortable.

I would buy them again. Give them a try!

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Brian W.

Brian W.wrote a review of on December 3, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These tights far exceeded my expectations. They keep me training over a wide range of temps--in the 20's with knee warmers underneath and all they way up to when the temps at end of ride have warmed to 50. I've used them on winter alpine climbs when the weather has warmed up another to let me climb up to nearby ski resorts in November. Great wind protection and very quick drying. These are designed for high energy output training--they were never designed for rain wear.

Durable and well fitting. I'm 6 foot and 170 and the large fits well--I may have gotten away with a medium.

Love these!!

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