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Overlander

Overlander

Overlanderwrote a review of on March 29, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Had pair of these bib knickers from Pearl Izumi from a few years ago, and always liked the 3/4 length -- maybe 3 inches longer than than the usual bib knicker. Old pair wore out -- stitching, thinning fabric in indiscreet locations -- so had been waiting for a similar pair to go on sale, and got these when they did. The L size fits me well top to bottom. The padding is adequate for me, but nothing to praise. Hope the stitching and fabric lasts longer. Good warmth, but not too hot for those days that start at 48 F and get up to 68 F.

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Overlanderwrote a review of on December 11, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

...but a bit of sideways step, too.

Got the Wahoo Kickr Snap to replace an Elite RealAxiom wired trainer. The RealAxiom uses real videos with GPS info to simulate riding a race route (e.g., Alpe d'Huez) with resistance matched to the grade. But each video cost about $30 and it was glitchy. So I upgraded to the Wahoo Kickr Snap. Was intrigued by Zwift and thought Kinomap would provide the same experience as the RealAxiom.
Starting out, had one problem going up steeper hills (>6%) -- slippage. Replaced the tire (an old Michelin Pro3) with a trainer tire (Vittorio Zafiro) at 120 psi, and no slipping.
Then tried to get on Zwift, but it would not load on my Windows Vista PC. Upgraded to Windows 7, which would not update for some reason, and would not run Zwift. Finally upgraded to Windows 10, and Zwift worked.
Been riding about a dozen times so far, all on Zwift, which is interesting and motivating. Have not gotten into chasing other riders too much, but I like the workouts, pretty good variety. Not all that enthusiastic about the fake world or animated look.
So I tried to set up Kinomap, which contains videos of real courses with resistance matching the grade, or so I have read. Turns out, need an iOS or Android phone or tablet to run Kinomap as far as I can tell; will not run on a Windows PC, unless I am missing something.
So this trainer has been very good since I got a new trainer tire, and it is quieter than my previous trainer -- it would say it is very quiet. The resistance control seems to work well. But I am a bit disappointed by Zwift / Kinomap apps. Will keep trying others, I guess.

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Overlanderwrote a review of on June 19, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This Rocky Mount fork mount is well-made, solid, smooth-functioning (at least at first), lockable. I mounted it on a bar made by another company for our pickup bed. Needed to drill a pair of new holes to match the spots on the bar, and the drilling worked well. I know from previous purchases of these mounts on roof racks that they get stiff over time, but a few drops of oil in the right place restores the function year after year.

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