Nathanwrote a review of RockyMounts Lock Core Pack on July 6, 2016
The are easy to install and give you peace of mind. No complaints from me.
The are easy to install and give you peace of mind. No complaints from me.
This is a nice jersey. It is made of comfortable fabric that breaths well. The product description ways it is modeled after a warm weather jersey. I don't know if I would go as far to say this is a warm weather jersey, but it does have thicker construction than other jersey's I own.
For me, the jersey sizing seemed a little big. I usually try to grab a large for most European brands, but I got a medium in this jersey knowing De Marchi fits closer to what I'm used to here in the US. I'd still say that the medium is a little big in the mid section for me. I should caveat that by saying I am a skinny guy, so the sizing might be a little more accurate for others. Next time I try one of their jerseys I'll probably give the small a try.
As mentioned in the other review. De Marchi's attention to detail is incredible. Simple things like embroidering their logo instead of using a cheap sticker and adding a little piece of fabric at the end of the zipper to keep it from rubbing your neck are just the kinds of details you know come from expert craftsman.
These bibs are the first product I have tried from De Marchi, and I have to say that I am impressed. I have bibs from Castelli and Capo, and while they too are excellent in there own way, I have to give these De Marchi bibs highest marks in fit. They feel great when they are on. Ultimately, that is what I consider to be most important in a pair of bib shorts.
I like how they fit across the thigh and leave just enough room in the crotch. You can feel some of that light compression in the legs they talk about in the product description. The chamois is on the thicker side and feels good in the saddle. I can feel the straps dig in a bit when I am off the bike, but once I am hunched over they don’t give me any problems.
I should also mention that the De Marchi logo is embroidered onto the bib. It isn’t a cheap sticker that comes off in the wash. This and the other little design details highlight the excellent craftsmanship of the bibs. They aren’t over the top with color and design. They just work.
Before you buy these, you should note that they are made from a medium weight fabric. I don’t know if they will be my first choice on scorching hot days, but again, the fit is so on point for me that I just might grab them first. If you are looking for an ultra light bib, these probably aren’t for you. The medium weight makes the bibs feel solid and well constructed. I haven’t pushed them to the limits yet, but I won’t worry about them when I do.
I understand that everyone has different body types, so if I sound like I am raving about these, take it with a grain of salt. Quality clothing that fits can be a tricky thing to come by for a cyclist. That said, I would recommend giving these a try. Hopefully you have a similar experience with them.
I bought this for my 2 year old daughter. I think I was a little overly optimistic about the fit. It is just a little too big for here. We are going to keep it around and pull it out in another 6 months or so. It is a fantastic helmet and an significant step up from the interim box store helmet we have her in now. As fast as these kids grow, It won't be long be for she will be wearing it, and with as much adjustability as it has, it will be around a long time.
Hard to give this more praise than it has already received. We got this for our 2 year old and she enjoys it. She hasn't quite gotten the stride action down, but she is getting better and better. It is incredibly adjustable, so I foresee her getting plenty of use out of it.
I don't have any complaints about these little guys. They get the job done. They are replacing some old levers I got from Wal-Mart. Can't say there is a big different. The price point on these makes it easy to tack them onto a larger order.
Easy to open, fits tightly in my cage, and has a great squeeze. What more can I say?
This bag is the perfect roadside toolbox. It tightly fits everything you need to get you back on the road after a flat. I carry the Blackburn Wayside CO2 nozzle, a CO2 cartridge, 3 tire levers, Park Tool IB-2 set, and a Continental race light tube. There is still a little room I could throw in a key or some patches. The whole thing sits very discreetly under the saddle.
I carry this guy in my saddle bag. It's light enough and has everything I need to make roadside adjustments. It's small enough that it fits tightly into my saddle bag.
I have this tube in my saddle bag. It's light and compact. Works great for me.
This is a handy little device. Luckily I haven't had to use it on an actual ride yet, but it comforting to know I have it stowed away under my saddle.
I've been using the RFLKT all winter while I've been spinning on my trainer, and I have recently taken it out on a few rides out doors. Initially the RFLKT didn't wow me, but the more I use it, the more I like it. The fact that it is such a simple way to view key data points on a ride without the fussiness of touch screens and smartphone mounts makes it brilliant.
The initial setup of the device is incredibly simple. I first connected it to Strava and was surprised that it loaded some great default settings for the app. You can start and stop your ride, view ride time, view the time of day, and view essential ride metrics (speed, cadence, heart rate etc). I also fired up the Wahoo fitness app and connected the device. I really like the app and ended up recording all of my training rides with it and later sending them to Strava.
One thing Wahoo doesn't seem to be very good at is providing instructions to use their devices. I ended up watching some YouTube video to learn how to customize the device settings. The RFLKT is incredibly customizable. You can pick and choose all kinds of data to display on the device for your ride. You can even use the device to control your music. I found this to be a great feature while on the trainer.
I do have a couple small issues with the RFLKT that are keeping me from giving this a full five stars. First, the device has a backlight, but you have to set it up in your settings and use one of the 4 buttons to activate it. I also notice that when the backlight is on it flickers a little which is a little annoying during a long ride. This may be a non issue for a lot of people using it exclusively to ride outdoors, but I use it in a dark attic when I am training. In normal lighting conditions, the device is great.
The one other issue I have is that the buttons don't give hardly any tactile feedback when you press them. On cooler days when I am riding with gloves I can't tell if I pressed the start button or not. Even without gloves, I'll press it a second time not realizing I had already pressed it. This is a small thing, but it does force me to think a little harder while using it.
The device comes with three types of connectors for your bike. One to mount it on the stem, one to mount it on your handlebars, and one to mount it with some type of fancy connector I don't have. The device does drain my phone battery faster than normal, but I haven't had any problems running out of a charge. I often ride with a heart rate monitor, and I haven't ever lost connectivity.
Overall, I am very happy with the product. I ride with my phone safely stored in my pocket and I have a simple visual display of my workout.
I am very impressed with this bike. It is a beautiful ride. There is only one image of the black frame on the page, so I was a little hesitant to pull the trigger on it. After seeing it in the flesh, I am glad I went for it.
I am 6'0" with a 34 inseam. A few people told me that Ridley's tend to size big, so I went with a medium. The medium comes with a 120mm stem, 172.5 crank and 42mm handle bars. I swapped out the stem for something a little shorter, and I feel like overall the bike fits me pretty good.
A friend of mine has one of these, so I was able to ride the bike in my size before making the purchase. I was very impressed with the ride quality especially in this price range. The bike is light and stiff and makes for a great all around bike.
For now it gets 5 stars. Once I put some miles on it, I'll be sure to update.
I am very happy with this purchase. The Sensor was really easy to install and it connected seamlessly to Strava and the Wahoo Fitness app. I got this to improve my winter training sessions. It's helped me maintain a better workout while spinning on the trainer.
While all of the Wahoo gear I own seems to work great, in my experience, the company is pretty bad at making instructions to install their gear. I jumped on youtube and found a great instructional guide. I had no problems getting it to work.
If you’ve been keeping tabs on the industry, you may have heard about Zwift, a virtual riding platform that lets you compete with other people as you pedal on a trainer. They have different ways to connect your power output with the game, and this little guy is one of them. As of the day this review was written, their Bluetooth connectivity is in beta. I've tried it out, and it works pretty good. Once they get some of the bugs worked out, I can see this being their go-to sensor for connecting via bluetooth.