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Christopher C.

Christopher C.

Christopher C.

Christopher C.wrote a review of on October 5, 2019

5 5

I bought this bag to protect my Tacx Galaxia rollers. I moved overseas to a location where the air quality is terrible, temperatures hit 50C in the summer, and all traffic rules are optional. Cycling outside is out of the question. To try and stay in shape I brought my bike an my rollers along. Thanks to this case my rollers arrived in country un-damaged and I'm able to train at home.

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Christopher C.

Christopher C.wrote a review of on December 10, 2016

Step 2 in my brake upgrade
5 5

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

When I re-cabled my road bike I installed a pair of FSA Gossamer brakes. The FSA brake calipers are great: solid and smooth. However, I was not impressed with the stock brake pads that came with the calipers. The stock FSA pads didn't feel decisive and they were some kind of one piece cartridge/pad combo so I needed cartridges and pads to make the switch to Swiss Stop. I've just taken a test ride and I am pleased with the performance of the swiss stop pads when paired with my FSA brakes.

One other thing, the pad holders are black (the photo on BC at the time I ordered these showed the pad holders to be bare metal.) Black goes better with my bike so I was pleasantly surprised.

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Christopher C.

Christopher C.wrote a review of on December 3, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is an amazing jersey. Its classic looks and wool fabric have had me wearing it over and over again this fall. When I wear it for my commute to work, the wool fabric does not stink in the afternoon when it is time to ride home (my synthetic jerseys all start to smell when it is time to put them on for the ride back home). My cycling friends all appreciate the classic style. In terms of sizing, like all Italian gear size up. I wear XL in Castelli and Girodana so I ordered this in XL as well and it was the right choice. I hope that Backcountry gets more of the Demarchi heritage jerseys in stock soon! (Demarchi Filotex and Marinetti Jerseys for example )

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Christopher C.

Christopher C.wrote a review of on June 1, 2016

Great cables in a great color
5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I recabled my wife's bike with these. The light blue color matched well with the light blue highlights on the frame of her bike. The cables and housings in this kit were a great upgrade over the cables that came with her bike when we first bought it a few years ago.

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Christopher C.

Christopher C.wrote a review of on October 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these gloves a few months ago in preparation for this winter. I followed the sizing chart carefully and looked at the other reviews and determined I would need an XL. XL fits great and I am pleased with the gloves. (To give some perspective to thoes trying to decide what size to pick, I weigh 180 lbs. and have a pair of Specialized gloves that are size medium. So, you will likely need to size up one or two sizes from your american gloves to fit in these.) In the 40s my hands are plenty warm. It hasn't gotten into the 30's here yet but I think they will be fine in that range as well.

The gloves look great and give great tactile controll for getting water bottles out and changing gears.

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