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Shreddy Mercury

Shreddy Mercury

Shreddy Mercury

Shreddy Mercurywrote a review of on October 15, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These things shift and feel great. There is a satisfying click feel with each shift. Compared to Sram shifters, the trigger to shift down the cassette is not as ergonomic, but I got used to it.

Be cautious with the ispec mounts because in order to rotate the shifters around the bar, you must also rotate the brakes as it is no longer independent. moving the shifters horizontally along the bar is independent, but you're still limited. Unless you have really extreme positions, this shouldn't be an issue. I have no problems with the limits of the adjustments, but some may, so be cautious. Also, if you want to convert these to the bar mounts, Shimano does not sell them, so you're stuck trying to find someone who will sell them to you who have converted over to ispec from their regular bar mounts.

I got these to clean up my bars and this does this perfectly.

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Shreddy Mercurywrote a review of on October 15, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Over the years, I've found the ODI Ruffians to be perfect for my hands and I understand they're popular, so this review is for people who are already fans of the Ruffians.

These are thicker than the Ruffians, so if you like the thickness of the Ruffians, I would not recommend these. Unlike the Ruffians, the TLDs have more pronounced grip nubbins, which seems like they would last longer because of this, but may be uncomfortable compared to the Ruffians. It will take a lot longer time for these to become "smooth" because of this.

Because there is more rubber on these grips, they are slightly softer, which may add some comfort to some.

As for grip, they are grippy with gloves and they remain grippy throughout my ride. When Ruffians wear and the texture smooths out, they tend to get a little more slippery, but I dont think these will have that problem.

Otherwise, they are as advertised and do a great job if your hands prefer something larger and softer than Ruffians.

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Shreddy Mercurywrote a review of on May 4, 2014

5 5

I have typically used black superfeets for insoles and they have worked well. I wanted more arch support than what was in the Superfeet, but I would have to compromise and get an insole that was thicker in the superfeet to have adequate arch support. With these, I can fine tune the arch support and still keep the thin insole.

I also use Giro shoes, so it was a no brainer and fitting these insoles in their own shoes were perfect, not that trimming for other shoes would be an issue.

Changing the arch support is easy and the velcro holds the support in place and doesn't move.

I had foot pains with the stock insoles, but have had no pains during 15-20 mile mountain bike rides. Time will tell on how comfortable they are during longer rides, but initial impressions are great!

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Shreddy Mercurywrote a review of on May 4, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I ordered this helmet without even trying it on or seeing it in person and was pleasantly surprised how well it fit my head and how comfortable it was. My head also fits specialized and fox helmets for reference.

I was actually surprised by the ventilation compared to other helmets that have more vents.

Things that can be improved:
1) The adjustment hardware on the straps below the ears are not "locked" in place after the initial setup, so it comes out of adjustment if your backpack hold your helmet by the straps when transporting.
2) I with the helmet strap release on the back of the helmet wasn't a push to release. There are times when going down rocky terrain where my backpack comes up and releases the strap making my helmet loose in the worse scenario. I've adjust this strap to fit higher on my head and made a couple of adjustments on my backpack, which has reduced this significantly, but there are times that it still happens.

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Shreddy Mercurywrote a review of on November 16, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Be careful. The seams on the front rubbed against my nipples, which as you can imagine would be very uncomfortable on a long ride. I didn't get to use it on the trail because the rubbing bothered me so much. If the seams don't rub you on the wrong place, I can see this being a decent summer jersey if you don't mind the rubbing seam against your body.

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