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EL

EL

SF

EL's Passions

Road Biking
Snow Skiing

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I love sleep.

EL

ELwrote a review of on October 5, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

On a regular, San Francisco gets quite breezy after 4pm. I ride for 60 minutes at 6pm and this base layer does the job.

It won't keep you toasty, but it will add just enough warmth to before it gets real cold.

The material almost feels like the type of bandage or dressing one wraps around an injury. It doesn't exactly feel great to the touch, but it's ok.

I wouldn't recommend this for casual afternoon rides as it would be a bit warm.

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ELwrote a review of on August 20, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The reflective "POC" logo on the left arm is well strategically placed as side traffic should see it. The hi-vis orange wrist area adds safety for people to see you.

I purchased a medium and it takes a bit of effort to fit right, but works well. Knowing how to put it on (directionally) helps. I still haven't figured it out as it creases on certain areas.

Compression is tight without being restrictive.

I live in San Francisco and have worn these half a dozen times. Does the job like any arm warmer. I bought it for style points.

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ELwrote a review of on August 20, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I live in San Francisco, so it gets regularly chilly past 5-6pm.

About my anatomy, I'm 5'7", but have a 28" inseam (should be 30" or more for my height). I'm one of those individuals with a long back and short legs. My thighs aren't huge, but a bit above average.

I bought the S/M and while it fits (with a little bit of adjusting and effort) it's just a tad tight. I release a bit of the zipper for relief. The compression is better than I expected, but it works well.

It keeps my legs at a good temp. I would go w/ L/XL if you have an anatomy like mine. Otherwise, S/M is good.

The material inside is nice and soft, as expected. The zipper hasn't caught my leg hair yet.

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ELwrote a review of on August 20, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I started road cycling just over 3 months ago and went with clips a month ago. I chose this pair of cycling shoes due to the overwhelmingly positive reviews (bikeradar, road, etc) about how comfortable they were.

They truly are VERY comfortable. I never wore cycling shoes and my initial thoughts were that they would be hard, shaped, inflexible, etc, but Fizik has a winner on their hands.

The ability to pop open the dial for an immediate release is ingenious. It makes taking them off effortless.

The styling of the white pair looks great and goes with every outfit color scheme.

They are very light, but do not feel flimsy or cheap. It's very solid. It's great Italian quality.

Some of the things I don't like are: (1) when very well tightened, the dial digs through into your feet. You will feel it and it's somewhat uncomfortable when riding. You get relief by loosening the dial a few clicks, but it might introduce a tiny bit more flex.

I typically wear size 42.5 US, so I purchased both the 42 and 42.5. My feet are slightly wider and the 42.5 provided the width I needed. The 42 was snug, but a little narrow.

Here's what's strange...the two pairs had slight differences and I bought them only two weeks apart. My 42 has a reflective heel stripe and a metal band on the toe velcro. The 42.5's heel stripe was not reflective. It was some faux leather and it was without the metal band on the velcro. I don't know if Fizik changed something or not, but I had a bad feeling the 42.5 I got could have been a counterfeit. The design seemed backwards. Maybe it was an older model...

Either way, great shoes! Buy it!

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