Riding an Ecatrike recumbent due to old age. Century rider 50+yrs. Now? Too old, 80!
Never like bike shoes that slipped and slide walking around.
Can afford any choice. Long search for a good, not awesome, shoes. Due to large weight loss, 90lbs, tried 12 instead of 13 (47). Three rides later toe rub. Sadly tossed 12s. AND bought same shoe 13! Not sexy race look BUT "Function follows Form"!
Put shoes on load trike, drive 20, 30, 40 miles then start ride Sacramento Valley. Wear all day, NO slipping, comfortable, and nice looking.
The Switchblade is the Patton Tank of bike helmets, which, after a brain injury resulting from a crash last year while wearing a top-of-the-line road helmet, was just what I was looking for. The chin guard is easy to remove. The helmet can be properly snugged with the turn of a dial. The visor is fairly functional. Ventilation is adequate for cool weather. All those are good features. But the hemet is heavy, and hot. I doubt it is going to get worn much during our Missouri summers. That's bad. And the chin strap is a wonderment. Instead of a buckle it requires you to thread one end of the strap through two D-rings. Just about impossible with gloves, darn hard with bare fingers. And it is covered with a soft fleecy fabric that can't be removed for cleaning or because it's just too darn hot out. The chin strap is most definitely a bad thing--after a crash I can imagine having to cut it to get out of the helmet. All that said, I bought the helmet and I'm keeping it. The safety ratings are excellent and the helmet fits so well I don't notice the extra weight. I'd say, if you like things easy-peasy and are buckle-dependent then don't buy this helmet. But if you are a serious cyclist with a real concern for safety, then it might be good choice.
This is probably one of the most comfortable helmets i have Fits like a glove the adjustment knob is easy to get to on the fly it provides excellent coverage the only drawback it's a little heavy but for the extra protection it provides I will overlook the weight issue Great as the temperatures fall it's warmer then a typical helmet If it goes back on sale I would highly suggest buying it or even at the regular price as usual bike tires direct had the best price when it was on sale
I got these shoes to be for my daily commute. I wanted a shoe with reasonable pedaling stiffness, decent flex for walking, and looks good enough for office work. These fit the bill very well. I find them very comfortable to wear all day and got plenty of compliments about their appearance. My feet did not get cold until the temperature got below 45f and they will not keep your feet dry in the rain. I have overshoes for cold wet days. All in all they are great and I would buy them again.