"Was bought these as a present. When i first opened them, was worried they would be too small, as had read a lot of stuff online about Castelli sizing. I'm 6ft, 33inch waist and 88kg (apologies for mixing metric/imperial) and had assumed i would need an XL, however the Large i was bought, whilst beign tight to get on have actually proven to be extremely comfy when in use (though toilet stops are a bit of a challenge). My real main concern though is the quality of them , the round red Castelli badges on the shorts had started to fall off after one ride and after the first wash (as per the instructions) the ones remaining had shrivelled and i had to pull them off. Also some loose threads, for the price i would have expected better. The other thing currently putting me off buying any other Castelli kit, is that seemingly every on with a bike at the moment is wearing Castelli stuff."
Manufactured from completely new materials, Eclipse inner tubes are not only lighter than anything else on the market but they also offer massively improved puncture resistance over conventional tubes too.
"Was sceptical at first, paying over £40 for an inner tube, seemed ridiculous. However once fitted my bike felt instantaneously different, faster and more willing to accelerate. They lasted 2weeks of hard riding in the Pyrenees with no punctures which just further convinced. I have admittedly had one puncture, but what ever caused that ripped a hole in my tyre as well, so not unreasonable that the tube would go (though has been subsequently replaced). If you can stomach the price, then go for it."
Lightweight Hi-Modulus Monocoque carbon frame and fork with attractive lines make this Italian thoroughbred almost irresistible to look at. This bike is much more than and "entry level" bike, the R838 is elegant and built with top quality cycling brands.
With this wheelset you are reaching the pinnacle of Mavic’s Carbon aero range. An 80mm full carbon deep-section rim, CX01 blades, aero flanged hubs, and Mavic’s Griplink/Powerlink tyres makes for an extremely aero set of wheels that are incredibly light.