Although we'd rather be skiing, the advantage of the late fall, cold weather riding is that my wife gets to wear this non-jersey riding top. It keeps her warm and stylish and wicks much better than the flannel it is modeled after. No more elastic waisted jerseys. Ahhhh!
I've been wearing Giro helmets for years and am thrilled to have upgraded to this one. The size adjuster is smoother and has more settings than prior helmets. Tons of venting and it is so light that you barely notice it's there. I just hope it offers the same protection if i bump my cabeza!
This bomber little light is just what you need to let vehicles know you're coming. The price is right and you can easily get it on and off the bike quickly to avoid the petty thieves. The only downside -- it loses charge if it sits. So, don't be caught in the dark, check it before you leave home!
Who would have thought that one day the large cog would be bigger than your brake rotor. I was skeptical of 1x for a long time but riding it on a long bikepack in Baja made me a believer. The jumps between gears are a bit big in some cases but the shifting is smooth and the low end gearing is great for hauling a loaded bike up long mountain passes
I used this shoe on a 300 mile Baja bikepack. The sole is stiff enough for good power transfer but also flexible enough for when walking around looking for Pacifico and fish tacos. The laces held my feet secure and the mess was great when the temps climbed.
Who would have thought to attach the baggies to a pair of bibs. Those guys/gals at Gore that is who. I love wearing bibs and I also wear baggies but sometimes the baggies slide down. These are sewn in a couple of strategic place to keep the baggies in place. Nice chamois and baggie short. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is the baggie legs are a little tight on me and ride up otherwise they are great.
Knee warmers will never garner the raves that a good pair of shorts gets. They do their job, keep you knees warm, and don't draw too much attention to themselves. That is what is great about the Giro Thermal knee warmers. They protect you knees when the temps drop, feel good on the inside and stay in place. The fabric resists snagging and tearing which is good when you are flying down your favorite singletrack.
I was a little apprehensive to purchase another pair of Hokas after my first pair wore out so fast but I am glad I purchased the Speedgoats. Light weight and just the right amount of cushion. The mesh uppers keep you feet cool in the summer.
I like my cycling clothing to be a little more fitted plus my seat doesn't go up and down. These shorts are the best fitting shorts I have found. Not too baggy or too tight. The fabric is incredibly breathable and the waits adjustments do not create a ball of fabric when tightened. The inseam length is perfect, right at the knee. The chamois is great for most rides under 3hrs but I put on a pair of bibs if going longer.