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The green isn't exactly the same shade as Cannondale Berzerker green but its fairly close.

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Specialized XC Lite Gloves

I bought them for their thinness and total lack of padding (OK, and the color). The complete lack of hand numbness after my first ride was amazing. At $35 (plus S/H and MA sales tax), they're much too expensive; but, when I divide the total cost ($43) by even 200 rides per-year, it's what -- 20 per-ride?

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Originally Posted by JBHoren
I bought them for their thinness and total lack of padding (OK, and the color). The complete lack of hand numbness after my first ride was amazing. At $35 (plus S/H and MA sales tax), they're much too expensive; but, when I divide the total cost ($43) by even 200 rides per-year, it's what -- 20 per-ride?

You're getting no numbness with the hands even though the gloves have little (or no) padding?
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Originally Posted by daihard
You're getting no numbness with the hands even though the gloves have little (or no) padding?
It's possible that his numbness went away, some people can't handle padding for some reason, we're all different. A problem could occur later in life though as he continues to ride with no padding and that's a possibility, note I didn't say this will happen, he could damage nerves in a hand or both hands, then he's going to have some real serious problems. See this: Cyclist's Hands: Overcoming overuse injuries
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Originally Posted by daihard
You're getting no numbness with the hands even though the gloves have little (or no) padding?
Originally Posted by rekmeyata
It's possible that his numbness went away, some people can't handle padding for some reason, we're all different. A problem could occur later in life though as he continues to ride with no padding and that's a possibility, note I didn't say this will happen, he could damage nerves in a hand or both hands, then he's going to have some real serious problems. See this: Cyclist's Hands: Overcoming overuse injuries
At age 63, I'm already "later in life"

I attribute the lack of numbness with the unpadded gloves to not leaning on the hoods and a lighter grip on the bars. I ride with padded bar tape (new SRAM), and the feel/feedback with these gloves meet my needs for control and hand-position "awareness". They encourage/help me to seek an improved fit and better body balance between pedals, saddle, and bars.

PS: Thanks for posting that link!

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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
It's possible that his numbness went away, some people can't handle padding for some reason, we're all different. A problem could occur later in life though as he continues to ride with no padding and that's a possibility, note I didn't say this will happen, he could damage nerves in a hand or both hands, then he's going to have some real serious problems. See this: Cyclist's Hands: Overcoming overuse injuries
Interesting info... thanks! I personally wear padded gloves and get no numbness after a long ride, but like you say, we are all different.
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I have gloves with padding and gloves without, personally, I prefer without as the gloves aren't as bulky on the hands.
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For the dual sport, a pair of 700x37 vittorria randonnuers. While not exactly a heap wider than the 32 bontragers I had on, they do offer a bit more cush.
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Right now it's in the entry hall. Don't know if I'll find a better place for it, but it sure is nice to be able to SEE the bike and not have it flopping around, and not having to crawl on the ground....

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That should take care of the 4 hour battery life problem in the Fly6. We'll see how this little tail-light/camera combo goes.
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Assos Zegho. Seems people love to hate them but , wow, they are dang good!I even came home early from my ride so I could do a back to back mini rides with my old Oakley Pro M Frames, just to make sure I wasn't fooling myself. I kinda wanted to dislike them because they cost so much, but this is one of those, it's not what you pay, it's what you get, scenarios. If I had one concern, it's that I didn't think they would be dark enough on a bright summer day. The head to head proved they were up to the task...just. I think that might be part of the plan though to see as much as possible without interference. I am a bit of a mole person too, I squint on overcast and rainy days, too bright!
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took advantage of the BOGO sale with specialized ... 700x24 S-Works Turbo's on the way.
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For redhatter

could you get a lipstick battery charger and a short USB cord... could fasten it under your seat...or even in the saddlebag.

for my garmin, I use the lipstick battery taped to my stem.. can charge my garmin or my virb.. whichever needs it if I am doing a gran fondo or other long rides.
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For redhatter

could you get a lipstick battery charger and a short USB cord... could fasten it under your seat...or even in the saddlebag.

for my garmin, I use the lipstick battery taped to my stem.. can charge my garmin or my virb.. whichever needs it if I am doing a gran fondo or other long rides.
This is true, but I'm already carrying a 10Ah battery pack for everything else so it just makes sense to mount a small USB power supply to convert 12V down to 5V for the tail light. 10Ah should keep that lamp blinking for, well, probably weeks if just on its own…
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Just ordered a new wheelset! Shaved 500g of weight off my bike at $485!! Will post pics as soon as they arrive, hopefully before next weekend so I can take them out on my saturday morning ride.
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westernbikeworks had their classics sale and for some reason Sportful Total Comfort Bibshorts were 89.99 (instead of 179.99). I picked up 2 pairs. They are by far the best and most comfortable bibs I've ever worn, and that includes doing 200 + mile rides w/ an all carbon (no padding) saddle.
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Almost bought the same tires from Wiggle but they only had 23s and I run 25s. Ordered some Crud Roadracer mk2 fenders and I'm waiting for those, as well as pedals, to get both of my bikes up and running for the season. Also received my first pair of bibs yesterday, had my fenders come in they both would have been put through their paces in the rain today.
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