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Jeffery Dwrote a review of on March 5, 2020

New Zero CS?
4 5

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

This is my 3rd pair of Giro gloves in recent years. I've used Bravo gels, and my favorites are Zero CS. This offering is a hybrid of the Bravo & CS in my opinion. They are not as snug as the CS, but dissapeared in the same fashion after a few minutes. If you're between sizes, size up.
Oddly, the fabric pulls my hands into a riding position. I'm not a gel fan, but these are in the right places and do not create pressure points. The seamless breathable backing feels great, the entire glove is a sweat chamois, reflectors are a nice touch, and they are easy to get into or out of. Like the CS, they're not going to take much of a slide. My only complaints are hanging threads that I had to burn off with a lighter, and they have a strong chemical odor/made my hands tingle until washed (same as my CS). I'll follow-up after a few months, and washes (I wash my gloves each ride).

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Jeffery Dwrote a review of on February 29, 2020

Not Perfect, But Very Good
4 5

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

This is a very good entry level Castelli jersey. It's well vented, very comfortable, and fits well. It's snug, but not tight. The pockets are deep, and I love the laser cut sleeves. Mine is a baby blue/grey and the sleeves are dark grey. That's nice in my sea of bright jerseys. I'm considering another while they're on sale/ closeout.

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Jeffery Dwrote a review of on February 29, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I would sum my review up by referring you to his. I would write the exact same thing. I've ridden in my oldest and cheapest bibs to eliminate the possibility that good shorts got rid of my pain and numbness. My issues were so severe, I'd considered going to a urologist. After dialing it in, you'll only be left smiling, and repeatedly saying "Wow!!"

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Jeffery Dwrote a review of on February 29, 2020

Car Back!!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The radar is accurate, and the light is bright. It's bulky in my opinion, but I'm used to my smaller Cygolite TL50. I chose to mount mine upside down, and tucked into my saddle rails. Function had not been affected. It integrates well with my 520 plus. For the price, a better mount should come with it. However, I've never had a Garmin strap break and I doubled up using some extras I have. It can get wonky in a large bunch, if you're mid-pack. It will confuse larger, fast riders with cars. Solo riding, it's flawless.

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Jeffery Dwrote a review of on February 29, 2020

Bye Bye Saddlebag
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

My loadout is: a tube, lever, multitool, bankcard/Id, cash, keyfob, patch kit (boot, quick link), medical info tag, and my mini rocket pump.
I essentially combined my old jersey wallet and saddlebag. I don't notice it after a few miles. The reflective tab and stitching are nice, but the magnet does not work well with winter weight jersey pockets. I run tubeless tires and feel confident with my contents. If my ride extends, or I'm alone I could always use/add part of my old system. I'm still working out my perfect carry. It's great having less stuff dangling from my bike.

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Jeffery Dwrote a review of on January 11, 2020

4 5

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

I've had my tubeless road wheelset for some time but was afraid to take the plunge until now. I was able to tape one wheel on the first try without any issues. The second took 2 attempts. My wheels have held their initial pressure, but the tape took alot of rubbing and coaxing. I watched at my LBS, and picked up some tips.

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Jeffery Dwrote a review of on January 8, 2020

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased this set of knee warmers to compliment my Nano Flex bib shorts. I don't ride in the wets often, but figured I could get more cool weather use out my bibs by adding a couple inches on length. At my height and weight these become knickers. They're comfortable, but definitely long on me. My quads are a tick over 24 inches. To get them above my calves, I'd have to wear them like thigh high stockings. Nonetheless, I love the feel. Just beware of Castelli wonky sizing if your not built like a pro.

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Jeffery Dwrote a review of on December 23, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had both the all black and yellow/ black offerings all of last cycling season. I've been fairly hard on both pair. I wash them with my kit after each use. Thus far, they've held up well and I'm confident they'll last at least until mid-season next year. I have no unusual wearing, or failed stitching. They are on the small side, have no padding, but are comfortable, and reasonably grippy. Honestly, they become an afterthought once I start rolling. If you like bare hands, these should work for you.

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Jeffery Dwrote a review of on October 27, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'll be brief.

Pros: lightweight, packable to 1/2 of a jersey pocket, drains well, comfortable, dries quickly.

Cons: will get hot on warmer days, lacks a single pocket, "You fat Americans sizing", made in China not Italy.
Otherwise, it has worked well for both planned and unplanned wet rides. A pocket would get 5 stars.

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Jeffery Dwrote a review of on April 18, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This has become my favorite training ride jersey when I'm out on the road. It's thin, breaths well, and feels great. I usually wear a large, but it was a tad too tight. I went up to an extra large and it's spot on. This sheer jersey will expose all of your tats, scars, fur, and flab.
On the bike, the 3 pockets hold enough gels, light snacks, and a tool wallet for a 3-4hr training. The gripper prevents riding up in the rear, and the tapered arms stay in place. It's a very bright highlighter yellow, and has strategically placed reflectors.

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Jeffery Dwrote a review of on April 18, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my second set. I chewed up my last set as a newbie by dragging my feet while learning. I tried a cheaper cleat and immediately felt the difference. This is the perfect cleat, and I'm not changing for the foreseeable future.

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