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Joshua C.

Joshua C.

Joshua C.

Joshua C.wrote a review of on August 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

As kind of expected per the other reviews is that it fits a little small. However I think that adds some nice compression and keeps the chamois from moving around just that much more.

The leg grippers are quite comfortable and work well. A little extra rubbery so watch out for some hair ripping, but on the whole, not a big deal.

Overall, I really enjoy these bibs and look forward to more rides in them!

The chamois has been comfortable throughout ~4 hour rides and in one case an 6 hour ride. Seems to pair well with my Selle Italia SLR kit carbonio saddle.

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Joshua C.

Joshua C.wrote a review of on August 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

PB/Chocoloate: I can't really taste the peanut butter, but I absolutely love the addition of the caffeine here! I have taken it before a couple climbs and was so energized I ended up doing some interval training on the hill instead of just surviving up it.

Strawberry/Bananers: Tastes like absolute candy. A little too much for me, but still gives me the calories I need to keep going and has been a welcome addition to training.

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Joshua C.

Joshua C.wrote a review of on July 23, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have been a long time user of the first-gen SRAM Rival and have quite enjoyed those. Having switched over to these new shifters I have mixed opinions.

Functionally these are a SUPER welcome upgrade with crisp shifting and smooth braking. I have adjusted the reach such that grabbing the levers in the drops is nowhere near a problem.

My opinions (and yes they are opinions) about the grips are that the more narrow profile is nice but the taller bump profile is a little awkward for me. I'm hoping I get used to it, but I had adjusted really well to the old style.

Overall I can't fault the shifters for anything. They work under any situation I've thrown at them and they've never let me down. Great product

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Joshua C.

Joshua C.wrote a review of on July 23, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just bought this with a new build and am still breaking it in a little bit. My initial impressions after the first 300 miles are:
1) Shifts under power. I have had the ability to shift on climbs which has been a nice addition.
2) I can actually use the full set of 22 gears with no rub on the derailleur. I do get a bit of noise out of the chain, but not the derailleurs fault.
3) I have dropped the chain once (off the big ring); I am hoping that was a fluke though.

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