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Jonathan T.

Jonathan T.

Jonathan T.

Jonathan T.wrote a review of on March 17, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Purchased the Ultegra RD-R8000 short cage as part of an upgrade to full Ultegra, and this rear derailleur is nothing short of awesome. Easy to set up, low profile design, and it's so smooth I often don't feel my shifts through the bike, only in the change in resistance at the crank. Also, this derailleur seems to require much less input from the shifter, which took some getting used to, but I love it.
The RD-R8000 Short Cage weighed 197 grams on my PT scale.

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Jonathan T.wrote a review of on March 17, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I upgraded my 105 5800 groupset to the new Ultegra R8000. The weight savings and the improvement in performance made this a worthwhile upgrade. While the new Ultegra FD-R8000 will not save you any weight when coming from 105, the improvement in shifting performance is very noticeable, especially when shifting from the small to the big ring. My only complaint is that I found the initial set-up to be somewhat difficult, but once I got it dialed I was very happy.
The FD-R8000 weighed 90 grams on my PT digital scale.

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Jonathan T.wrote a review of on February 18, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

After reading the reviews of this glove, I felt I had no choice but to order a size up. I did, and they fit. That being said, the fit is not perfect. The size Large fits my palm nicely, but the fingers are a bit too long. I find this acceptable only because these gloves are so warm. I've yet to test them in extreme conditions, but 2-3 hours in 30 degree temps resulted in slightly sweaty hands.
Order this glove if you want to keep warm. Just order up!

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Jonathan T.wrote a review of on January 20, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great looking bottle cage and grips like an angry gorilla on steroids. Seriously, this thing grips tight. At first it seemed too tight, but now I love it.
Note: The $20 version is the carbon/glass fibre mix, and weighed 35 grams(without screws) on my PT digital scale. Not 29g as advertised. Doesn't matter to me but some might want to know...

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Jonathan T.wrote a review of on January 20, 2018

5 5

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

Pearl Izumi makes great products. These thermal tights are no exception. Quality is great and they do the job without any flash. I've yet to test these thermal tights in extreme conditions but they were a bit too warm in 30-40 degree weather(winds @ 15mph). I almost rode with warmers instead but just purchased these thermals and wanted to try them. Anyway, they are warm, trust me.
I purchased the size small and they fit relatively true to size. They are a bit long and quite slim in fit from the thighs up, which should be considered when ordering.

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Jonathan T.wrote a review of on December 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Warm because they keep my feet warm. Cool because they look great and the quality is high. I really like Gore products and the way they fit feels like they were made just for me. These overshoes are no different. I purchased the size Large for my size 44 shoes and they fit perfectly. No slack in the material when fitted, but not overly tight either. I have only tested them in cold, dry conditions, but they kept my feet warm on a 3hr ride with temps ranging 25-30 degrees, and moderate winds of 10-12mph. My feet were so comfortable I did not notice them at all. I can't wait to put some serious miles into these overshoes to see how they hold up.

I would highly recommend these for anyone looking for a sleek overshoe capable of withstanding moderate winter conditions.

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