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William H.

William H.

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William H.

William H.wrote a review of on April 17, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Thanks competitive. This is the best wheelset of the past 20 years. I have ridden dozens of wheelsets over the years and the only ones that can compare are the mavic reflex rims/ dt 240 combo.

Smooth is the word for these wheels.

These days race bikes are so stiff and every year new models of wheelsets get stiffer.

A stiff carbon/alu race bike would be a perfect race pair with these more forgiving hoops.

I always race with these wheels no matter what the situation. I have the option to use enve/edge, zipps and other high end sets, and I always choose these.

Yes, these wheels have a great heritage and will impress every knowledgable rider in the field, but what really matters is how well they do in a race. That said, put me on the start line of my most important priority A race of the season, and I want these wheels on my bike.

This set is also good for cross races though ideally, the rim would be a couple mm wider.

Wheels are smooth, stable, serviceable, balanced, and with excellent hubs.

I will never purchase another Road Race wheel set other than a reflex rim set up. I have absolute confidence in these wheels for all rr situations and terrains.

Not to mention that taco-ing one of these is far less expensive than taco-ing the enves on my TT bike.

PS I have conti competition tubies glued on.




William H.

William H.wrote a review of on April 17, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This helmet (like almost all helmets produced to be sold in the USA) is CPSC certified meaning you can use it in USA cycling races.

(FYI some euro helmets have a different certification, and there has been debate over whether the Euro certification satisfied USA cycling officials, I think there was a recent rule change over this)

I got the high viz color which is great to help you stand out on a busy road. Its the correct color for high-viz. Its not just yellow, but highlighter yellow which really stands out.

I think the fit is excellent (aka perfect) and does not fit high (though my girlfriend always says I have an oddly shaped head, she's wrong).

I wear a L in Bell and also L for this helmet.

Ventilation is also solid not quite as good as my bell sweep r, but more then good enough.

One issue is that there are no vents where you can place your sunglasses. You'll have to store them on your jersey somewhere.

Also this helmet does not have a "ratchet" or clicking adjustment system on the back to dial in the fit. It uses a stretchy fabric instead. That design it works very well and keeps the helmet snug but not too snug.

The price is right too, no need to spend 3x on something fancier. Cool, comfortable helmet that would not look out of place in a race.