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Michael

Michaelwrote a review of on November 4, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love the windstopping base layers. Previously, I've been a fan of the Craft shirts (which are way awesome), but the flanders shirt is every bit as good and even has a few things that set it apart. First, the pits are very well vented. Second, the it's not as warm as the WS Zero, which is a real blessing if you want to go hard and not get sopping wet.

As far as fit, others are correct. The neck is very narrow and can be hard to get over your head. Once on its nice and snug.

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Michael

Michaelwrote a review of on October 30, 2015

4 5

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

Let me start off by letting you know that I live in Wisconsin. It gets cold and nasty during the winter. Typically I stop going out side when the temps dip to about 25 degrees. I expect these to get me down to at least 30 degrees comfortably. So far I've worn them down to 40 degrees and they are nice and comfortable. As with most windproof / thermal bibs, the upper end seems to be about 50 degrees before you start sweating too much.

I'm a lanky 6'0" 148lbs. The medium fits snug around the hips and thighs, and not as snug around the cankle and belly. This isn't bad, and gives plenty of room for longer socks and base layers.

I'll update as the winter stretches on and I encounter more extreme weather.

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Michael

Michaelwrote a review of on July 1, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

UPDATED: 4/3/2017 - see below!

Picked up these wheels as a replacement to older EA90SL's that where destroyed in an unfortunate roof rack / bike / garage accident.

I like these wheels a lot. They spin great and are plenty stiff for me. They are not as aero looking as the previous generation of EA90's, but they appear to roll just as fast. The freehub is extremely quiet compared to previous generations.

The included tubeless valve stem cores are not removable (wtf easton!?) so if you plan on running tubeless with sealant, you'll need to buy some replacements.

A minor note that I had to look up, but may be common knowledge: If you plan to run shimano 10 speed, be sure to use the spacer included with the wheels AND the 1mm spacer included with the cassette.

UPDATE HERE:

Lowering my 5 star rating for a few reasons.

1) I recently had the rear rim crack and an eyelet started to pull out. I ride these wheels pretty hard, but at 150 lbs, I would expect more durability.

2) After finding the issue, I called Easton. I was out of warranty by 6 months, so I had to foot the bill for repair. They quoted me 220$ (plus shipping) for a repair / replace of the rim. 6 weeks later, my new wheel has finally arrived. They "forgot" to ship the wheel back to me after it had been repaired. They promised expedited shipping once they realized their mistake, yet it took another week to receive, so I'm guessing they forgot again.

Don't get me wrong, durability concerns aside, the wheels are fine and dandy. The customer service I received from them really sucked and I would caution others to think about that before they purchase any easton wheels.

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Michael

Michaelwrote a review of on August 25, 2013

Saved my noggin
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I ordered this helmet after trashing a Giro Prolite in a crit crash earlier this year. I initially was miffed at the weight, but it didn't end up bothering me. The helmet performed fine through the season until "the incident"... During a large road race, my front wheel was taken out by another rider at 29 mph. I went over the handlebars and down on my head, skidded for a while, then was run over by the pack. Destroyed my frame, shifters, jersey, bibs, gloves, and helmet. I walked away with just road rash.

I attribute the protection of my head to the beefier design and tough shell of the this helmet. It held everything together even though all the internal foam was cracked through. While I am sure that other lighter helmets provide great protection, I'm picking up another Mavic SLR because I know it works great.

After all that praise, I do have to ding it on one point. You can only store your glasses in the front of the helmet due to the vent design.

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