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These gloves get five stars because they keep me riding in the winter cold. I've tested in the extreme weather up McKenzie Pass during heavy rain and snow. These are very good gloves for cold weather riding. The windproof quality is excellent. Light precipitation rolls off. If you are looking for a waterproof glove Assos sells one for over two hundred dollars. The neoprene cuff integrates over the Ultraz jacket cuff keeping the cold from creeping in. Easily able to shift the Di2, computer and phone electronics take more effort due to the bulk. The outer shell is very durable. The gloves have a nice amount of insulation to give the gloves loft for heat retention and protection during the descents. There is a small soft section on the index for a nose wipe. If it is cold outside, 30s-50 F, I am wearing these gloves while riding.
Like other reviewers, I did not like these shorts on the first few rides. The chamois edges can bunch or crease and cause some chafing. I decided to start using and hand washing every day, hoping to soften up the chamois material around the edges a bit. This has worked great for me. They are a very comfortable fit now, especially after 75 rides and washings. Just take a little extra time to get the chamois edges fit around the inner legs and groin without pinching folds and you're all set for a long, comfortable ride.
Not the cheapest on the market of course, but the absolute perfection on your head. Fits well under the helmet andï¿½ you feel absolutely nothing afterwards. No rubbing, no heating, no itching, no nothing. Absolutely nothing. Actually the first time I wore one, I got into the shower after the ride and it was still on my head! So I bought two more from Bike Tires Direct. Do NOT put in washer. Just wash lightly and rinse under the shower head and it will be dry by the next morning.
I use this and all other cycling caps to protect my bald head from the sun, from the cold and, in the hottest months, to keep the sweat from coming into my eyes. This one is probably the best quality cap I've ever had, but the "one size fits all" doesn't really work here. The cap really is equivalent to S and M sizes. So, if you use L (or bigger) for your head stuff, you'll feel this cap is quite tight. Maybe it'll give out a bit with use, but right now (I've used it a couple of times and I've washed it as many times) I feel as if someone were putting pressure around my skull. Again, this has nothing to do with the top-notch quality of both materials and craftsmanship. Just wanted to warn anyone with a big melon like mine.