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Paul Clark

Paul Clark

Paul Clark

Paul Clarkwrote a review of on May 13, 2019

5 5

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

I got a chance to take this for a rip last week, and now I truly in awe. I was excited to ride a Bianchi again after riding Pinarello, Trek, Specialized and Orbeas. The Bianchi is a one of a kind breed. I jumped on and instantly felt centered, ready to charge descents and corners, but also noticeably more comfortable than I expected... The speed is insane, the components insane, but you know that. What struck me most was the comfort with speed. Very confident, very refined. VERY derivable, This isnt a Mclaren you only take to the track, this is the Porsche 911Turbo you can drive comfortably or as fast as the Mclaren, and still have the comforts of useable seats, functional AC, and even (gasp) a sick stereo. This bike is all that. I am 5'10" medium flexibility, and the 55cm was perfect. I run a 75cm seat height and had normal seat to bar drop, nothing extreme.

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Paul Clark

Paul Clarkwrote a review of on March 15, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love when a company reads my mind. I struggle with staying warm on the road bike when I ride in the mornings around the mountains. Leaving the house, it is full jacket weather, first climb, sweat and overheating, then first descent, freeze, repeat. My current solution is clunky, I wear a wind proof baselayer, jersey, jacket. but then I end up sweating through the base layer and getting a chill on the descent. So I go this and BOOM, fix the problems. I can wear a nice baselayer under and this on top, maybe some arm warmers, and I am good to go for my morning rides. Sweat doesn't build up since the material moves moisture and blocks wind. It keeps you warm on the descent and the flats, without over heating, and up the climbs, open up the full zip and you have perfect venting. The fit is trim, so I went to a large, I normally wear medium in most american cycling brands, large in Castelli, medium in most Assos. The sleeves are lang and good for keeping that style fresh, but not so long they are intrusive. The cut allows for nice articulation when you are riding in the drops. And the material is not "waterproof" because it doesn't have taped seams... whatever, it takes a massive downpour for you to get wet, the Gore Infinum is HIGHLY water resistant. I have the Infinum XC ski jacket too, it is the best material I have ever used for cold aerobic activity.

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