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Charlie Davis

Charlie Davis

Arizona

Charlie Davis

Charlie Daviswrote a review of on November 18, 2018

5 5

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

Light weight but the perfect warmth for riding in 40s and 50s trail riding. The fit is spot on for my 162 lbs, 5 ft 8 in body. I took them on my first ride at 5000 ft elevation and 50 degrees and they were perfect for the two hour ride of climbing and general XC/trail riding. I liked them so much, I just ordered another pair. I used my regular bib shorts underneath and the fit was perfect without being too tight or too loose. Much better than the Fox pants I reviewed a few days ago.

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Charlie Davis

Charlie Daviswrote a review of on November 14, 2018

4 5

The quality of these pants are superb, however, they are a bit too baggy in the legs for me. I'm not looking for tights on the MTB, and I have no issue with the lower calf region where regular pants might get caught in the chain ring - but I found the upper calf and thigh region to be too baggy. I bought size 34 because I was really in between sizes, and the waist is fine with the adjustable closure, and the length is good, it's just the leg region is too baggy for my taste.

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Charlie Davis

Charlie Daviswrote a review of on May 20, 2018

5 5

Ive used Assos since 2003 and ive never been disappointed. In fact i still have a pair from then that i still use. The latest iteration are superb as well. I usually save this pair for my rides over 50 miles and they perform great. Not to tight, very comfortable. And the kukupenthouse is great, though my wife says they should have called it the “cockpit”.

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Charlie Davis

Charlie Daviswrote a review of on January 3, 2018

Superlight Full-susser!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this frame for a year now and couldn't be happier. I built this last year with a mix of XTR, Race Face Next SL, Chris King, and Stans to just over 22 pounds without going crazy expensive on parts. The bike rides smooth, no pedal bob, and the suspension is simple and easy to work on. I ride in Northern VA with a mix of rolling terrain, some roots and rocks, with short punchy climbs.

I've raced multiple years of Specialized Epics and this bike rides just as well. It's no long-travel trail bike, but for it's intended purpose, the ASRc is spot on.

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Charlie Daviswrote a review of on January 3, 2018

5 5

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

I purchased this crankset as part of a Sram Etap build on a Pinarello F10. Installation was simple and easy. I'm coming from Campy Super Record (last gen) which was great, but had additional installation steps no other brand needs. The Sram crankset is simple and it works.

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Charlie Daviswrote a review of on January 3, 2018

Why Did I Wait So Long?
5 5

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

I've been using Campy Super Record (last generation) since 2010 and have transferred it to multiple framesets over the life of the group. While it performed great over the life of the group, over the past year or two, it's performance wasn't what it use to be. Enter Etap. Why did I wait so long to switch to a electronic groupset? It is without a doubt the easiest groupset I've ever installed (which included mechanical Campy Super Record, Campy Record and Dura-Ace). No installation was ever this easy. And no shifting for me has ever been this precise. I use to say, I don't need electronic shifting, mechanical is just fine. And mechanical is fine, but electronic is so much better.

Before purchasing, I read all the reviews on electronic groupsets from the big three, and they've all received great reviews for shifting, but none had the ease of installation like Etap. So all groupsets being equal in shifting performance, wireless beat out the other options for me. Since I've been building my own bikes (road, MTB, BMX, fixed) for over 20 years, not having to mess with internal wiring is a major factor.

The shifting is intuitive and easy - I had it down during the installation before I got on the bike for it's maiden voyage.

A word on compatibility. I'm using a Campy Record cassette and there are no compatibility issues - flawless shifting.

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Charlie Davis

Charlie Daviswrote a review of on December 1, 2017

5 5

I’ve been using Assos clothing almost exclusively since 2003. I bought this jersey because I was in search of a early winter jersey which I could use down to about 40degrees with a light long sleeve base layer. The IS7 is perfect down to this temp.

I road last night at 42degrees and thought this jersey was great at that temp, but it wouldn’t be good for anything lower. My core was warm without be over heated and my arms were a little colder (lighter material) without being uncomfortable.

The fit is spot on for me. I’m 5ft 9in, weigh 172 and bought a large so I would room for a light, thin, long sleeve base layer. It’s still Assos snug as intended but not uncomfortable at all. Would recommend.

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