The Compressport R2 was the number one calf guard worn at the Ironman World Championships in Kona 2010. The Compressport R2 calf guard boosts your venous return, reducing the accumulation of toxins while increasing oxygenation to the muscles.
"My first purchase of any calf compression gear, and I'm still making my mind up as to whether they're worthwhile. They seem to help slightly with post-run soreness and I've been wearing them for recovery mainly.
These seem to lose some of their compression quite quickly however - I measured and purchased according to the guide, however feel they could have been a bit tighter. I would probably purchase one size smaller next time.
For what they are (two small thin strips of fabric), $40 is pretty expensive."
"These overshoes do the job, and seem reasonably well made, however they're not particularly attractive, and they're quite difficult to get on. I have size 46/47 shoes, so bought the XL size, and they're a struggle to fit."
Pros: Great Value
Cons: Unattractive, Poor Fit, Limited Color Choices
"Great for 0-10 degree rides. Comfortable, windproof and very visible. Possibly not warm enough for extreme cold, but they're perfect for Australian winter riding. Not too thick, so you still have plenty of dexterity while wearing the gloves."
"After three punctures in 6 weeks with Maxxis Detonator tyres, I switched to the Ultra Gatorskin, and have not had a puncture since (4 months). These tyres are the ultimate in puncture protection, and seem fast, with reasonable wet weather grip."