I would suggest this as a very good but not terribly exceptional outer shell…. I would have expected a much nicer pad in the bibs, and a structure that didn’t put a seam in an area where the body articulates during pedaling.
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The Northwave extreme GTX 2 XCM shoes were some of the best of its class that I have tried, perhaps the best. The good far outweighed the concerning points and I can see no problems using these through several seasons of “transitional” or even mild winter use.
Chrome Cycling Gloves: Quick Review- by Grannygear I have said before that it seems a good glove might be the hardest thing to make in cycling clothing. Seemingly simple, but seldom done well, most gloves pinch or bind or squeeze or over do. Enter the simple glove. Chrome even has a simple name for them: […]
Northwave Extreme XCM 2 GTX Shoes: Getting Rolling – by Guitar Ted Several years ago a “winter oriented company” based in Minneapolis, Minnesota sent out a pair of cycling shoes for me to test which were very unusual at that time. They were kind of a mash-up of a cycling shoe and a bootie, or […]
Showers Pass Hi-Line SS Shirt and Cross Country Shorts: Quick Review- by Guitar Ted The gear we use as cyclists often leaves others with no doubt about our chosen passion for two wheeled adventures. However; there are times when not looking the part may be advantageous, desirable, and even more comfortable. Grannygear looked at some […]
Danny Shane Cycling Clothing: Quick Review- by Grannygear “Danny who?” That was my response to a request for us to review some cycling clothing by a company called Danny Shane. I had not heard of them, but It turns out I have been missing some fine clothing with a mix of bold fashion, high function, […]
Bolle’ B-Rock Sunglasses: Quick Review- by Grannygear and Guitar Ted This review is a tag-team affair! Both Grannygear and Guitar Ted were able to check out this model of eye wear from Bolle’. You may have also seen the review on the Bolle’ helmet here, and these glasses were a part of that. Read on […]
Bolle’ “The ONE Premium” Helmet: Quick Review- by Guitar Ted & Grannygear Helmets are required equipment that riders must wear for almost any bicycling event out there. (Yes- there are some that do not require helmet usage.) So, you probably own a helmet and most of you reading this probably wear a helmet for most […]
Shimano XC-5 Shoes: Quick Review- by Guitar Ted Recently I “blew out” my favorite shoes for riding gravel. They were an old pair of Shimano mountain biking shoes which were really never meant to be ridden on gravel roads. That said, they excelled, in my opinion, at doing just that. They had a simple, three […]
Bont Vaypor G Shoes: At The Finish- by Guitar Ted The seasonal changes we experience put this final verdict on the Bont Vaypor G shoes off the burner and on hold for a few months. One thing these shoes are not and that is Winter capable in the Mid-West. So, I pushed pause and started […]