Very happy with its performance on my second Triathlon Race. I'm planning to upgrade its tires to carbon aeros soon but I'll definitely be using this bike as a beginner triathlete for quite some time.
Good bike, a bit old now but great for a trainer or a spare bike. Not expensive, and kinda cool.
needs to be more water repellent (thus lighter) with less padding; quicker drying, etc., simply put.
Poor fit for me personally. Good price. As I needed a wetsuit quickly the freight charges for two orders added up as I did not have time to do an exchange versus refund. Then the cost of insured return freight increased tital freight costs.
So far, exactly what I was expecting and a few good things I was not. The cassette is an 11 speed and has one more low gear than my road bike (11/28 vs 11/25). So far however I have not had to use the 28. The combination of better aero and power means I am climbing better. More specifically, my lungs are working just as hard but my legs are not. I seem to have a lot more left after a climb that would fatigue my legs on my road bike.
On the flats I can really notice the difference in aerodynamics. I am riding one gear higher with slightly less effort. It feels really good.
Right now I am riding a bit slower on the down hill portions of my ride but that is by design. I am still getting comfortable with the speed an handling. Every ride feels a little better.
Bottom line, I love the bike. It's fast, smooth an I want to ride it.
The top of the prev generation Keo line (i.e. pre "Blade" pedals). A bit of a 'luxury' vs other Look pedals of the era but worth it if you can spare the $$. I got mine on a close-out sale.
I have waited for these to hit the market for a couple months and although I wanted them sooner, I am very happy with these pedals. I like the fact that there is not a one sided reading buying option, every set reads both sides accurately. Only had and used for a week but so far these are awesome and are another great Saris product.
Outstanding value clipless road pedals for beginners, budget-concious, and commuters.
I would recommend the Fluid2 to anyone looking for a bike trainer. Great value for the price and Saris/Cycleops stands by their product. Throw in a Trainerroad subscription, and you will definitely see improvements on the bike.
I absolutely love these wheels and would recommend them to anyone. Great value for the $. You will definitely notice speed increases on your bike leg.
Great shorts at a value price, no brainer solution to keep your shorts drawer stocked.
Excellent tri-shorts and very comfortable. Much more comfortable than the TYR shorts they replaced. Will definitely be buying De Soto for my next pair of tri-shorts.
A great, cheap entry-level aero helmet. The looks are okay (has a huge tail), but I do think it makes me faster. The helmet takes some time to get on, especially if you plan on wearing sunglasses. If I were choosing again, I might go with something else, but there really ins't anything near this price!
Great purchase. $100 for the cover seems reasonable and the cover has held up to years of training and racing. I use it in every race, and don't notice any extra movement with crosswinds.
As I bought the unit used, it was a great value and a definite upgrade from the Profile Design system. I would recommend it for those interested in upgrading, but in my opinion the price is a little high.
The main reason one would buy these pants is as a fashion statement. They are always a hit at group runs, and will add in some nice visibility for night time runs. I really love these, I just hope the reflective stripes hold up for a few seasons of use.