"My report is based on out of the box experience on a short training ride sans chamois. I was a little apprehensive, especially regarding the reported break in, but found, as a big boy just north of 100kg, the stiff leather very springy and compliant. Giving me almost zero butt hurt after, the admittedly short 20km, training ride. No chamois though! Even if the saddle never got any more comfortable I would be happy with my purchase.
The saddle appears to me to be very well built of high quality materials, true to tradition and not some modern 'interpretation'.
If you can deal with the weight E.g. You are not a pro climber, and maybe prefer a less flat saddle that you can push off from and have less than a flat back riding position I think this would suit. I'm not in the drops a lot so don't have much to report here. Titanium rails save weight if you must.
I can see the more lightweights having some trouble with the break-in, and maybe then it might be more questionable, but I am happy and would recommend this product and look forward to more kms of comfort.
Only whinge is rails are black, and if you want chrome you have to pay more than double for the titanium railed version. (or buy the version with the hole in it.)"
Pros: Attractive, High Quality
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Basic Bottle Cage
One piece injection moulded construction bottle cage
"Can't comment on durability, because I have not owned it long enough, though every aspect has so far impressed me. It works as advertised with my camelbak bottle - easy in and out, at a bargain price. I have no hesitation in recommending it."
"I bought the orange lens and I am happy enough with the purchase. These glasses are not the most stylish and feel pretty cheap (they are), but they do the job very well. I guess it depends on what you are after - you could buy 20 pairs of these or one pair of Oakley Jawbones. Not an exciting product but the do the job and I will probably buy some more with other lens types. They do include a great case."
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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Array Road Helmet
Deeply sculpted ventilation channels on the interior of the helmet liner rings cool air in through the front, passes it over the head and flushes warm air out of the rear ports to keep the air moving no matter whether you are bombing it at 30 mph, or huffing it uphill at single digit speed.
The Twin Axis Gear (TAG) fit system adjusts to your head on two axes, firstly for head circumference and then horizontally to better accommodate the position of your occipital lobe, (the sticky-out bit on the back of your head!).
For added comfort the TAG arms are co-moulded with soft rubber resulting in the most adjustable, comfortable and easy-to-use fit system ever. In-moulding is the process of bonding the helmet micro shell to its EPS foam layer to provide a sturdier, more solid helmet, allowing lighter weight design and bigger vents with no loss of strength.
This process was pioneered by Bell and is now the industry standard for all high-end helmets. All this technology, plus super comfy padding make the Array float on the head, leaving the rider free to focus on the road ahead
"Great Helmet. The fit is mega adjustable and although the weight figure (M - 320g) indicates it is no lightweight it does not feel heavy and has excellent ventilation. (I think) it looks sleek - no mushroom head. Compared to other Giro and Bell helmets I think I got a great deal. I am really impressed with this helmet."
Pros: Adjustable, Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, looks pro