The Grand Prix 4000S has had a facelift. The 4000S II gets a Vectran breaker for unsurpassed puncture protection and Continentals advanced BlackChili compound for lower rolling resistance and increased grip.
"Ordered a large, I would say I'm a medium but with certain brands you need to go up a size. Fit is good, medium would have been too racing tight fit. Got this slightly cheaper with Wiggle discount, than on Morvelo sight."
They may not be the most glamorous part of your cycling wardrobe but socks are vitally important for ride comfort and keep your kit game tight. Morvelo use Skin-life and Coolmax fabrics to ensure your feet remain fresh and comfortable as you ride.
For days where you're due a high-intensity training session or need shelter against the wind when the temperature is yet to plummet, the dhb Aeron Lightweight Windslam Gilet offers you targeted protection for best comfort in autumn & spring.
"Usually buy castelli but wanted to try a different brand. I've been disappointed with Dhb products in the past, but this does what it says on the tin. Sizing is accurate, looks good and good access to back pockets through the slits on either side."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit
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Altura ProGel Cycling Shorts
The Altura Progel Waist Shorts are a multi-panelled high stretch short, designed to ensure you stay comfortable in the saddle due to the Progel padded insert and comfortable silicone leg grippers.
"I purchased size medium, being 68kg and 5 ft 10 in. I use them on the trainer , comfortable fit, not sure the pad would stand up to more than an hour and half ride though. They have a long back to the short so would be fine for commute to work, your back would not get exposed to the elements. No draw string around waist.
Lightweight performance race gloves with a gel padded palm for shock absorption and vibration damping on long distance road rides. A mesh panel back and ventilated palm provide cooling airflow and breathability in hot conditions.
"Just purchased second pair, first pair two and a half years old, but still use. Size is accurate, gel padding still good and washing machine friendly. Tried a pair of Lizzardskins, rubbish took ages to dry and after two months they ripped apart taking them off. so went back to Gore."
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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Alé Classic Stelvio Bib Shorts
The Stelvio is a classic mountain pass, snaking it's way up to 2,757m in the Northern Italian Alps. Alé, being an Italian company, have created the Stelvio bib shorts celebrating this iconic mountain road
"Looks good, first ride was a three hour ride, pad looks this but is very comfortable. Only moan is the mad sizing. I'm 5 feet 11 inches , medium build, had to order an "extra large". Ordered the matching jersey also had get an extra large."
The Velocissimo GT bib shorts offer exceptional fit and comfort thanks to the 10 panel construction, Kiss3 seatpad, Giro3 leg grippers and the Affinity Lycra. An everyday short that stands up against competition way above its cost.
What's the difference between the Velocissimo and the Velocissimo Due bibshorts?
The Velocissmo where slightly short in the leg, didn't feel right on me.