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Doug A.wrote a review of on August 11, 2020

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I know I'm in the minority here but I have to say this product has really frustrated me. I've used it about 7 times and have had problems uploading data to Strava almost every ride.

In addition, the buttons are extremely difficult to use. Can't imagine what it will be like in the winter when I'm wearing gloves. To press the lower button on the right side of the device I actually have to cross my left hand over so I can get my thumb on the button. Otherwise it doesn't respond.

The other day while riding using a route I entered from ridewithgps.com, once I deviated from the route (intentionally) the device stopped giving me real time ride data. I had to turn it off mid-ride and re-boot it.

After I finally got the ride to upload to Strava I noticed that no segment data was available. I believe because for some reason the ride was listed as "Kickr" whatever the hell that is.

Very difficult to find the data screen I wanted. The buttons are so confusing.

Overall I'd say this device is poorly designed and not user friendly.

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Doug A.

Doug A.wrote a review of on September 3, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had been going slightly insane trying to find a bib short that fit my tall, lanky body (6'2 1/2" / 165 lbs). I tried the top of the line offerings from Assos and Castelli, among others but found that with each of these brands, the leg openings never fit flat against my skin and would essentially buckle and flap. Even when I tried to force myself into a medium and had to struggle to putt the shoulder straps on. Then a friend told me to try PI. All I can say is my long, personal nightmare is over! The PRO bibs are incredible! First of all, the fabric. Oh the fabric! So soft! So silky! Never worn a pair of bibs this luxurious. (without any bulkiness). And yes, the leg openings fit snugly with no looseness but also without too much compression. The pad is soft and comfy too so my "down there" parts are happy. Thank you Pearl Izumi.

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Doug A.

Doug A.wrote a review of on June 19, 2019

5 5

I purchased these a few weeks ago and from the very first ride I was aware of how much more power I was transferring to the pedals compared to my old Giro Treble IIs (which are fine entry-level shoes). These Shimano RC-7s are a definite step up. The carbon sole makes a HUGE difference. They are absolutely the reason I've been setting PRs on my usual routes. I just dropped 40 seconds off my previous best time on a short 12-mile TT route I regularly ride and the only variable that's changed is the shoes. The BOA enclosures are fantastic, allowing for easy, on-the-fly adjustments. The black/red color combination is an eye-catcher as well, though frankly, given my time improvements, I'd wear them if they were only available in beige.

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Doug A.

Doug A.wrote a review of on October 17, 2018

2 5

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

Just wore these for the first time on a 1 hour ride in cool but not cold conditions (mid 50s F). While great looking and comfortable, when I removed the gloves they were soaking wet. It's now 7 hours later and I just checked them and they're still wet inside. Not good news. Will make for a very unpleasant experience when using them on longer rides in cold weather that include a cafe stop. Not looking forward to having to put on wet clammy gloves for the ride home. I'm disappointed as these were otherwise well reviewed.

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Doug A.

Doug A.wrote a review of on November 30, 2016

5 5

Had never purchased any Giordana apparel before so had no idea what to expect. On a purely superficial level, the jacket looks great. I'm tall and slim (6'3"/168 pounds) but found the M was a bit too tight to accommodate a base layer. Exchanged for a L and am thrilled with the fit and performance. Recently wore it with a simply cotton thermal base layer and was cozy on me ride in 33 deg.

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