The Line model from Giant is actually a development in conjunction with the Giant racing team and aimed at enduro mountain bikers. These types of shoes typically have more foot protection and a nod to walk-ability and with that, traction off the bike. Giant felt as though these might also be traits a gravel road rider might be interested in.
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Reggie appeals to my non-serious side with their fun approach to cycling, not taking things too seriously or with a truck load of pretense. Yet, they seem to deliver the goods, allowing me to have a good riding experience in fine clothing. It’s a nice mash-up.
I am willing to bet that many of us rarely think too much about our socks. If you are one of these folks, you don’t know what you are missing. A great pair of socks can make your ride so much better.
My experience with Endura technical clothing has been mostly from the MTR line of gear which is a bit race focused or at least fast performance, if you will. The windproof front jerseys and snug shells have been well used and enjoyed over time, holding a permanent place in my closet.
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.
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, […]