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Jan B.

Jan B.wrote a review of on April 16, 2020

5 5

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

Just love the Progetto X2 seamless chamois. Super comfy, no bunching or chafing. Wore them on a 5 hour (ride time) ride today. The fabric is very nice and the length if perfect for me. The XL is a good fit for me based on measurements and the sizing table. (I typically buy clothes in S if they're long enough or M... only in cycling outfits do I ever even consider XL. :) But if that's what fits, who cares what the label says.) I'm XL in Castelli jerseys as well. 6'0" 170 lbs. I picked these based on riding knickers and full length tights over winter (brushed nanoflex) with the X2 Air chamois. Also XL, BTW. Brilliant stuff!

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Jan B.

Jan B.wrote a review of on March 21, 2020

3 5

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

Great material, a superb hot weather garment - or on a trainer. Unfortunately the size chart suggested an XL for my 40" chest; that felt fine when I received it, but on the bike when I reach forward it bunches up massively in front. All the way from the neck down to the hem. It's too bunched up to operate the excellent zipper with one hand, all you get it a wad of fabric. The "fits slightly small" suggests that you should go to the next size up if you fall between sizes; I'd actually strongly suggest going to the next size down. The fabric is very stretchy and will form a nice skin tight layer that wicks well when sized properly. With the 2 extra inches of fabric I have it doesn't really work and needs to be unzipped to stay cool. Since I've worn it I can't return it.

Edit: I accidentally checked "run small" - it RUNS BIG. But the braindead edit function doesn't let me change that.

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Jan B.

Jan B.wrote a review of on October 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got these as an alternative to Specialized S-Works and Speedplay pedals, for all-day road rides on my Cervelo C3. Using Shimano A600 pedals with them and while I was skeptical at the outset I'm a convert. I have a narrow, low-volume foot with a narrow heel (I've even had to resort to buying women's mountaineering boots in the past for this reason) - and the fit using the non-mega model is absolutely perfect. They fit my feet like the proverbial glove! They're also walkable for those breaks while waiting for a ferry, grabbing a brew before the final climb of the day, or around the coke vending machine on top of Mt Tamalpais (well, not anymore thanks to vandalism). I'm sure with instrumentation they can measured as less stiff than the S-Works, but for me heading uphill or rolling along the flats it's all the same. I think these will become my main shoe for the C3. I've got about 150mi on them over two weeks.

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Jan B.wrote a review of on July 3, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I screw the chuck adapter onto the opened presta valve, and try to pump air, but no air ever goes in the tube. I also can't bleed the tube. It looks like there's nothing inside the adapter to push the presta head in. Am I just an idiot who can't figure out how to use a bicycle pump? The instructions aren't exactly helpful in determining which end is defective (me or Lezyne).

Update after over a month of daily use: very finicky; works for most NEW tubes and valve cores, but once they get even slightly sticky it won't work. Doesn't matter how many times you tap them or work them. If the tire has 95psi and I want to top it off to 105psi, no air goes into an old tube. It works if the tire is first fully deflated and fully reinflated, but for just topping it off the pressure differential isn't sufficient to overcome a small amount of valve friction. The bleeder never works with presta valves, as soon as the button is even touched the valve shuts. This feature simply doesn't work. This is a design defect and they should stop advertising it or make it clear it's not applicable to presta valves in their marketing collateral.

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