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brandtwrote a review of on September 21, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

After searching for a easy inexpensive way to run tubeless the orange seal rim tape and sealant were the setup I chose. The rim tape was easy to install and the roll covers enough to cover two 700c tires easily with extra

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brandtwrote a review of on July 9, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got these to throw back in the alloy kit I already have. Seem to hold fine at around 75-90psi from my experience and referencing other reviews. It's nice not to have to mess around with glue and waiting for it to dry, the trade off seems to be not quite as good of a seal especially with higher psi

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brandtwrote a review of on April 22, 2014

4 5

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

I purchased these gloves after returning my Castelli super nano's ( the seam split ) The CW 5.1's are bulky and cumbersome in comparison, but by no means are they a poor quality or heavy glove. I like them a lot, they are fairly windproof I felt like some of the air was let in near the ends of the fingers and the liner and the outer glove seem to slide around a bit. Glad I purchased them on sale. Plenty warm for me to ride into the 30's with winds.

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brandtwrote a review of on April 16, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Haven't had to use them yet, but from what other reviews say they work well and will at least get you home. The case is nice and slim, fits nicely in my saddle bag.

These patches work well as long as you take the time to follow the instructions. After a rash of flats I've had to use more of these than I'd care to but they are easy to use and quick, just make sure you don't get any wrinkles in the patch ( obviously ) still running a patched tire 300 miles later with no problems

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brandtwrote a review of on April 13, 2014

4 5

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

The RAP-21 has everything you will probably need to get you home if your bike comes apart. The light is a gimmick, not bright enough to illuminate anything. It's a great idea, just doesn't function. It's surprisingly light weight due in part to the shorter bits. All in all it's a handy tool that carries most of what you'll need in a light and well styled package.

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brandtwrote a review of on April 9, 2014

4 5

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

This jacket is incredibly warm and cuts the wind everywhere, magic. The large was cut looser on me than expected. I used Castelli's sizing chart ( 5'10" 170lbs. With a 40in. Chest ) which is fine considering it's a winter jacket and layering is possible but perhaps not necessary with how warm this jacket is. Note; I seem to run warmer than most. Didn't seem to ride up no matter my positioning, powering up climbs or down in the drops. My only complaint is when I unzipped to dump some heat the jacket parachuted on me, wasn't a huge deal just something I noticed. Styling and craftsmanship are killer.

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brandtwrote a review of on April 9, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These gloves are a bugger to get on, but once there they fit incredibly well and have great "feel". Take time in working the cuff over your hand as other reviews have mentioned and you will be rewarded. I haven't got to test out the bottom of the temp range yet but my hands were warm on a 1 hr. Ride in 50f degree weather with some gusty winds not that my hands felt the gusts even in the evening shadows.

I've now ridden with these gloves a total of four times and the seam on the outside edge of my pinkie finger has split, thoroughly disappointed because I really like them they have been warm in the upper 30's on my morning commute and comfortable on my way home with temps in the 50's. I'll return them and try again.

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