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Sandra T.

Sandra T.

Sandra T.

Sandra T.wrote a review of on February 27, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got these for Christmas, delayed trying them due to rainy conditions. Glad I lost patience and went for it. With 25mm tires, these feel much better in the rain than regular wheels with 23mm and I've had no braking issues. No squeaking, didn't need different pads, and no trouble stopping efficiently in wet or dry. The valve stems rattled but it's an easy fix with electrical tape. These are my first aero wheels and I had some trepidation about crosswinds, but it's more a matter of getting used to the different handling than being a danger. When winds are over 15mph I may use my regular front wheel, at least until I've fully adapted to different feel of aero wheels. I'm small and need an advantage in headwinds, and these deliver. I'm looking forward to trying them in the mountains. Hoping braking holds up on long descents, but based on short rolling descents I'm not expecting a problem.

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on January 3, 2017

5 5

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

I live in Southern California but strongly dislike feeling chilly, so I finally got a proper base layer. Used this in rainy, windy 50 degrees under a waterproof jacket, and also under a regular kit in sunny, windy 50. Kept me nice and toasty, as I prefer. Might be too warm for some in moderate temps, but just right for temps under 50. Sleeves nice and long, hem tucks thinly into bibs and not too long.

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on December 10, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I wanted a particular color unavailable in XS, but I read that it runs small so I sized up. Unfortunately it was way too big for me. Baggy around the middle and very long sleeves, and XS isn't available in a color I want. But the size S fit my husband (6' 150lbs.) so well except for the shoulders that I got him one for Christmas, in size M. It's an excellent garment and I wish it was available in my size in a color I like, and I'd recommend it.

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on September 21, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Mavics are the only jerseys that fit me with no wind drag, even at the neck and arms, and hold their shape. They are very form fitting but not tight (as in restricting or unflattering) at the waist and shoulders. Black is great, but hoping for more classic colors like true red and royal blue.

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on November 10, 2015

5 5

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

I'm so glad I tried this style of leg warmer. They stay up during the entire ride, without any unsightly elastic digging in. They are warm without feeling like blankets, lightweight but don't let the wind in. I think the key is to wear them with properly fitting bibs; if you don't have to struggle a bit to get into your bibs, they may be too loose to keep these up. I'm a 5'3" 117 lb. female and the size 0 is a perfect fit for me; the ankle is tight and the length is exactly right, so that size may not fit many men.

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on August 3, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got the white with red stripes and gray mesh. If you ride in hot weather, you need this jersey. It fits closely with a nicely nipped in waist. No flapping, but ventilation panels let plenty of air in. I was afraid the elastic hem would be a problem but it stays in place with no adjusting during a ride. Excellent pockets; low with a side zip on one. Order according to your measurements rather than size in street clothes. This needs to be a close fit.

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on August 3, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A customer service rep at Competitive Cyclist recommended these to me, and I like them so much that when I accidentally made a duplicate order, I kept it so I'll always have one if the other is in the laundry. The right size is very important; if it isn't somewhat difficult to put these on, they won't look good or provide compression. I tend to order up a bit in street clothes. 25" waist = 26 jeans. I've learned that with cycling clothes, they need to fit your measurements as accurately as possible. I'm 5'3", 117-120 lbs. and the XS is a perfect fit. They never need to be fiddled with or tugged at or adjusted during a ride. The legs stay in place, the straps don't move, and the placement of the waist/tummy panel is blissfully comfortable. The padding doesn't have any inexplicable ridges and in spite of fitting like a wetsuit, they don't cut or bind anywhere. The white leg band is very flattering. One caution I'd give is that the straps in XS fit me perfectly, but I think they might be too short for anyone over 5'5".

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on December 3, 2014

4 5

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

The sale price was too good to pass up, so I got this in Folio (acid green). I'm 5'3", 115lbs. and the XS fits snugly. There is no wind flap at all, which is what I look for in a jersey, but it isn't binding or cutting. The color is surprisingly flattering to my pale skin, and I suspect it would look even better on darker skin tones. The matching arm warmers are a great idea that I hope catches on. They're the same material as the jersey so they aren't suitable for seriously cold weather, and may be used as arm coolers if you wet them down before a summer ride. The only reason it gets 4 stars is because it's a bit short in front. I prefer high waists or bibs but if you favor lower cut shorts, this could be a problem.

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on August 28, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Very comfortable for summer. Cut to form but not tight; doesn't flap in the wind but allows airiness on very hot days. I normally wear a small but should've gotten XS. One of the few jerseys that doesn't ride up, perfect length. If there were 3 standard pockets rather than 2 bizarrely high ones, it would be perfect. It's inconvenient to have to reach so high to access the pockets while riding.

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on June 2, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got these for my husband and after one wear and wash, one of the leg bands came off. We didn't have the receipt. I called and CC will ship out new ones with no shipping charge, and I'll get a refund when I return the defective ones, again with no shipping charge. Excellent customer service! My husband loved these. He's 6' 155 and got a medium. Perfect fit, and great comfort on a 3 hour ride. Got them in black & white and they couldn't look better.

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on June 2, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got the white one for my husband. On the advice of a previous review, I got the large. He's 6', 155. It's a bit loose around the middle but a medium would've been too short. The white with red & grey looks great, and he says it's cool and comfortable. He broke it in on a 3 hour ride on a hot day.

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on June 2, 2014

4 5

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

I took the plunge and got my first white shorts. The fit is outstanding. Comfortable and unbelievably flattering. However, the white is so transparent that a light tan birth mark on my upper thigh is visible...the panels covering the more private areas are somewhat opaque, but still cause me to fear arrest for public indecency. Rather than return them, though, I'll just ride faster so no one can see me, because I know these will be excellent on the very hot days to come. The short length is new to me and I'm astounded that there is no sausage leg. The padding is perfect. If they go on sale again I'll be sure to get them in a more modest black.

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on May 21, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are warm enough for my mild climate and stay in place. I don't know what it's like to ride in temps below 50 degrees so I can't say if these would work for that, but I find them too warm for all but the chilliest days here.

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on May 21, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I thought I'd have to try a few to find the right ones, but these were the first I tried and will be the last. Very flattering fit, and the most comfortable bottoms I have. Wish I could wear them all year but it's too hot here. The padding is just right. I'm 5'3" and they hit right where my calf muscles start to show.

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Sandra T.wrote a review of on May 21, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

They do the job, and they taste good. If you're expecting the flavors of a finely aged Gruyere with perfectly ripened figs, you'll be disappointed. If you want to gulp down something that keeps you going without side stitches (if you're prone to them as I am and can't eat solid food on a ride), these are the best. They aren't sickeningly sweet and the candy flavors are above average for this sort of thing. I get the variety pack and like all of the flavors. That "foodie" business has no place in utilitarian calorie consumption for the sake of fast energy absorption.

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