Select Shimano Category Group
2017 Specialized Roubaix just passed 38,000 miles and this is the third back rotor for the bike. I live in Sparks, Nevada, and enjoy many significant downhill decents in the area. Good braking is a necesity when decending from Ebbetts and Monitor Passes, and I find these rotors prevent brake fade. I weigh 200 lbs and the back rotor is only 140 mm so it gets severly punished. I stayed with the Dura Ace model as I prefer black to the silver of the Ultegra version. It will last for several years so I am willing to pay a little extra. Overall a good rotor.
I would never ride with sandals, or flip-flops after the accidents and falls I've had. After reading the reviews, I took a chance on these. They are the most comfortable biking shoes I have ever had! My feet are secure, and much cooler than usual. As an extra bonus, the pretty part of my socks are visible, so my clothes match my kit!
It's been some time since I looked at these types of pedals. The last time I did was 13 years ago when I turned a road bike into a tri bike. Same set up, but it's an easier access for a new Canyon gravel bike. Easy to purchase, but easier to return/exchange due to a poor milling on a pedal. No hassles due to living in the PDX area for a pick up. This is my go to bike store! I'm looking forward when they have a discount day at the store like they did pre-COVID when I purchase supplies for my wife and my bikes.
They call this 36mm size a climbing wheel, but with big Midwest crosswinds here, these wheels are the perfect choice for all around riding too. Light and fast on the transitions and rock solid. I ride 130 to 170 miles a week, and these wheels have livened up my solo workouts and group rides. I also use them on gravel running 32mm Continental 5000 TR tires at 50psi. These wheels are the perfect blend of size, quality and appearance (the subtle graphics really pop with transparent tires). I expect to be riding these wheels for many years.