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Mike T.

Mike T.wrote a review of on April 19, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ordered these last fall when they were on half off. Just put them on about a month ago and have about 400 miles on them. GREAT TIRE. Easy to mount on Mercury Carbon M5 clinchers. Very round profile, so cornering is quite confident. They are a great buy at about $22. Right now just 10% off at about $40 each. I bought an additional set of 2 while they were still on sale. I run them at about 110 psi on these clinchers which is about 10 ps less than I normally run a 23mm tire.

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Mike T.

Mike T.wrote a review of on October 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Can't say enough good things about these wheels. Now, they're certainly not as light as my 38mm carbon tubulars, but for the money and replacement tire prices, they win hands down. I got these from CC on sale (on sale) back in late December 2015. At that time they were deeply discounted and on that particular day had an extra 10% off. I'm about 185 lbs and use these as my every day wheels. I've never had to true them at all. They just go and go. Brake track seems to hold up nicely,, given that around here we don't have a lot of long descents. I have hauled them down to 10 mph from 40 mph a couple of times tho with no issues. There is only one very small 'thing' re: the valve stems. If you are using tubes with valve stems that have no threading for a knurled nut, the valve stem will rattle against the rim opening. My solution: wrap a couple of rounds of black electrical tape around the stem just at the place where the stem comes through the rim to the outside. Rattle solved.

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Mike T.

Mike T.wrote a review of on October 18, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my first Synthe and my first helmet with MIPS. NOT my first Giro, tho. Giro helmets have always fit me well and this one is no exception. It seems to have a bit less wind noise than others I have owned (Atmos, Spec Piranha, original Giro with the lycra cover). This helmet seems a bit more aero, but that's a lil hard to tell, really. I've not worn this on super hot, humid days yet, so can't speak to the a/c factor. Definitely seems to be worth the money at this discounted price.

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