Tag : Product Review

15 Jun 2015

Product Review: fi’zi:k Aliante R3 K:ium Saddle

My name is Wesley Eslick, I am a 20 year old South African riding on the SoCalCycling.com Team in California, USA. I have been fortunate enough to ride the new fi’zi:k Aliante R3 K:ium saddle for 2015. It’s Italian look as well as it’s non slip patch which sits towards the back of the saddle has made for a really comfortable ride and sleek design not to mention. The fi’zi:k Aliante R3 K:ium comes in at a very light weight […]

08 Feb 2015

Product Review: FSA Energy Stem

FSA (Full Speed Ahead) is well known for making fancy carbon components for your bike. However, sometimes you’ll come across something special and a hidden gem amongst the multitude of carbon components on the market these days. FSA has a hidden gem with the Energy line of products using aluminum and titanium parts for a surprisingly high end product that is actually lighter and stiffer than most products that are at a higher price point and the FSA Energy line […]

09 Sep 2014

Product Review: Sugoi RS Jersey & RS Pro Bib Short

Since my foray into cycling four short years ago, I have worn, trained in, raced in, suffered in, and succeeded in over a dozen different brands of cycling clothing. So, when it comes to a review of the quality cycling clothing of Sugoi, my opinion is based on the cumulative personal experience of riding in each brand of clothing. Being outfitted with the full Sugoi clothing wardrobe by the SoCalCycling.com Team for the 2014 season means that the kits and […]

17 Jun 2014

Product Review: ROL C50 Carbon Tubular Wheelset

ROL’s C50 Carbon Tubular wheels perform in any condition with the agility and stiffness comparable to any other high-end carbon tubular wheelset. From laying down serious watts to railing a hard corner, these wheels do it all. The depth allows for aerodynamic efficiency while not carrying too much extra weight. As a great all-rounder, these wheels can be used in mountainous terrain to climb and descend. Another aspect to the C50 is that they hold up to extreme stresses such […]

09 Jun 2014

Product Review: fi’zi:k Antares R1 Braided Saddle

Last year I was riding the fi’zi:k Arione saddle during the race season. I found it to be fairly heavy and not as comfortable, so this year I was hesitant when I was given the fi’zi:k Antares R1 Braided saddle to race on. Half way through the season and some 3,200 miles later, I have been very happy with the saddle and my pessimistic expectations have been proven wrong. Weight I am fortunate to have the carbon rails and carbon shell […]

19 Jul 2013

Product Review: ROL Wheels D’Huez Wheelset

Silence is golden. This saying applies in many facets of life and it’s true in regard to cycling equipment too. Sometimes the best equipment is good precisely because it’s quiet, trouble-free, and performs exactly as it’s supposed to which allows the rider to focus on nicer things like lovely scenery or the sight of a fawn dashing away into the pines while meandering along on a recovery ride. Or pondering how long a saliva string can get before it breaks […]