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by below average cyclist
Cycling Enthusiast
Austin, TX
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Toasty and a sweet sweet chamois!!!

This may be lengthy:

First of all, I HATE riding in the cold. Like I'm that guy who is always the first one to bust out the winter gear and feel that I'm particularly whiny and sensitive to the cold. With that in mind, I must say that these tights are spot on. They are pretty warm and the inner fleece is definitely thicker than other heavier tights I've owned (Louis Garneau, Sportful) and the AmFIB stuff does a decent job at blocking the wind. Now mind you that that AmFIB stuff is fairly abundant so it may feel a bit restricting at first, but if you're like me and hate cold winds than you'll really appreciate it. The bib straps at first seemed very flimsy but after about 15 rides I'm convinced they're sturdy enough and basically feel invisible on my skin (over a base layer). The chamois is AWESOME IMO. Now everyone is different but this chamois to me is excellent and it's probably one of my favorites ALL TIME. The rear pockets are great and pretty much invisible. They hold things very well and don't look like you're wearing a cargo system on your back. They can hold my wallet (Rigid wallet), keys, 2 candy bars (snickers) and probably a few CO2 cartridges if I wanted to stuff it. I would definitely buy again. I've ridden in 35-45 deg weather with 10-15 mph winds and 50-90% humidity (that's the cold that makes your bones ache) for 3-5 hours and they kept me warm. And did I mention that chamois?? Totally comfort even after 5 hours (but that's my bum, not yours)

Reviewed 3/4/2021
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by Tee
Spokane
Not quite what I'd hoped for. A pricey gamble.

Coming from a great pair of fizik gravel shoes, I wanted a knit shoe as I have a hammer toe which rubs raw on longer rides. Was hoping the combo of a stiff sole and knit upper would do the trick. These shoes are STIFF as one might imagine having carbon soles, but I've had them for a few months and ridden probably about 4-500 miles in them and I�m really struggling to get them where I want them. Still having my feet fall asleep and the knit is not nearly as pliant as I�d hoped it to be. They are solid, and will probably end up as my MTB shoes. I have been packing them with newspaper to try and pack them out a bit in the front of the shoe. The foot bed seems shaped in a way that my feet (ball) hurt after a ride with my fancy orthotic inserts I use for riding. Seems like there is some type of ergonomic shaping that doesn't fit my foot well. For short rides they've been great. Stiff, solid and great power transfer. For longer rides I�m still not sure about them. Might also have been nice to have two separate adjustments (front of foot and one higher on top to allow for wider feet), especially at this price, but they are what they are.

Reviewed 2/22/2021
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by TeeArgh
Cycling Enthusiast
Spokane, WA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome cold weather bike glove

I was wanting a low profile, cold weather glove and these have fit the bill. I'd say on their own, they keep my hands comfy while on a decently strenuous ride down to about freezing, or low thirties with wind. Below that, I need to add some merino wool gloves underneath, and that keeps me warm down to about 20F. The gel is minimal, but better than no padding. I normally wear XL gloves, and was a little worried that XL in these might not allow me to fit a thin pair of gloves beneath, but that isn't the case. I also picked up a pair of the Giro merino wool gloves to pair with these, and they've been great mates for one another. From my experience, if you're peddling at a decent rate and getting the blood pumping, these gloves do well to insulate and protect from the elements down to around freezing. If colder, or you're doing a more casual jaunt, I'd expect needing a little extra insulation, or up the heart rate to get warmer. Otherwise, I see myself getting some good miles in with these in the shoulder seasons or in inclement weather. They're light weight as well, so no problem throwing them in a jersey pocket if the sun comes out.

Reviewed 2/16/2021
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by Matt
Portland
Great all purpose generic bib

Needed something reliable with no flashy graphics that went with all my team kit and other jerseys. These bibs are so supple- laser cut edges are kinda rad- they disappear on me. Chamois is a bit sparse but still solid.

Reviewed 11/12/2020
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