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gsdwnhllfstwrote a review of on September 13, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had a Wahoo Kickr (1st generation) which I really liked. It was a bit noisy and I live in an apartment. My wife was complaining about the noise from the other rooms - so I decided to swap it out for the Neo. (This was before the Kickr Gen 2 came out - which is supposed to be substantially more quiet). I like this machine marginally better than I liked the Kickr.
Pros:
- Virtually silent
- Works like a charm
- Looks like a rocket ship - so cool
- Realistic feel when riding over cobbles and planks - also cool
- Feels more "life-like" due to magnet drive vs. flywheel on Kickr. Makes downhill more realistic

Cons:
- A little tougher to mount my bike than it was with the Kickr
- Price
- Setting up and breaking down takes longer and is slightly awkward due to a lack of a handle and the way the legs open and shut. It's not easy to break down and to move around. But if you just leave it in one place - no big deal.

I would give it a 5 if not for the breakdown/setup issue.

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gsdwnhllfstwrote a review of on June 29, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had a Feedback Sports stand that I loved. It was a seatpost clamp stand. It was awesome. Alas, I purchased a new road bike that has disc brakes, a seat-tube mast, and thru axels. The clamp would not work with the mast (it could easily crack if over-torqued), so I sold the old stand and purchased this. As was my old stand, it's a well engineered thing of beauty - as one would expect from Feedback Sports. It's easy to use, strong, and I love the spinning capability. Here is the downside:
1 - It takes longer to set up and break down
2 - Mounting the bike by removing the front tire is a PITA
3 - My thru axle is a 12mm, and I needed to purchase an adapter to fit (another ~$20).
For a quick fix or bike wash, nothing beat the old stand. However, as more and more road bikes will have thru axles and disc brakes - it was inevitable.

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gsdwnhllfstwrote a review of on June 8, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The first time I wore this, I was not sure what to expect. It was from 50 - 60 degrees outside and I also wore a light base layer underneath. Was not cold at all - and not warm, either. Perfect. Just what I was looking for. I have other L/S jerseys but they are more fleece-y and when I perspire, they don't wick well. Also, they do not block wind. This jacket/jersey does both I think it's a jack-sey. Buy it and enjoy.

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gsdwnhllfstwrote a review of on April 8, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I started using this many years ago. Got fed up paying the price. Tried some others. This winter, I did a lot of indoor Zwifting and developed private area problems. Went back to Assos. Much better. Thank you. Not leaving you again.

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gsdwnhllfstwrote a review of on October 24, 2016

4 5

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

I saw this helmet on GCN and the guy said that it was really good for cold weather because you can l close the vent making it aerodynamic AND keep the wind out. So I bought the helmet. I always wear a size large in every helmet I've ever owned. When I tried it on, it would not go over my head. Darn! What the heck, right? I returned it. My LBS was surprised it would not fit because he said it was actually pretty roomy. He asked, "Did you open it up?" I asked, "What"? "Did you pull the adjuster knob down"? So, there's an adjustment knob assembly at the back of the helmet that you need to pull down and open up so that you can get it on your head. Duh-oh! When I pulled it down and opened to adjustment knob, it fit like a charm. The problem in that the first time I wore it, when I went over bumps, the air vent door rattled! It sounded like something in my front end was rattling - but it was the helmet door! The good news is, it's comfortable, fits well, looks pro, and gives you a ventilation option. The bad news: it rattles when you hit a bump.

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gsdwnhllfstwrote a review of on May 4, 2016

3 5

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

Was a little disappointed in the fit. Along the chest, there's a band of fabric between upper chest and neck that fits oddly. Of course...it would be my body, but none of my other jerseys fit me this way. Weird thing is that the zipper is metal, but the zipper is plastic. Not sure about its potential longevity. well, with Competitive Cyclist's return policy, I will give it a chance... Maybe I'll like it more as I use it...

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gsdwnhllfstwrote a review of on April 3, 2016

5 5

I know that everyone is different, and when it comes to cyclists, our differences are extraordinarily different. For me, this is the best chamois I've ever sat on. Period. It is a bit thicker than most, but it's so comfortable! If you don't mind a chamois that's on the ticket side, Todd is the one you want. As far as sizing goes, yes, the short ribs small. Smaller than the Castellis I usually wear. Order a size up. BTW, after I used these sorts a few times, I bought another one.

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gsdwnhllfstwrote a review of on March 13, 2016

5 5

I purchased this jersey after having purchased it's matching bib short. I saw the short at a substantial discount and bought it for indoor training as you can never have too many unmatched bibs when you train a lot, right? Well, the shammy on those shorts is amazing, and the fabric was great. The gripper was also superb - wide but not biting. So, I figured, maybe I take a chance on the jeresy and make it a kit. Glad I did. Did I mention it also looks great?

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gsdwnhllfstwrote a review of on June 18, 2009

1 5

It's great to have 19 tools, but if the shaft of the hex tool is too short to enable you to adjust your seat screws because the tool is so wide that there is insufficient clearance -- so that you'll need to do 1/4 turns instead of 1/2 or 3/4 turns -- you'll get frustrated (like I did), and wish you had a different multi-tool. In short, I would suggest a slimmer multi-tool which actually has tools that are USABLE! Great to have 19 tools...but better to have 6 or 9 that you can really USE!

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