Biking Accessories: Gloves, Arm and Knee Warmers
All of mine have now fallen apart. So off to get some more accessories like gloves and knee warmers:
* Bicycling.com – Castelli Ambros Gloves. These aren’t in production anymore. At least I can’t find them. The equivalent look like Castelli Simple Gloves. $25 so they are quite a bit. I ended up getting some $10 AXO, but they literally fell apart the second day. So much for being cheap.
* “Pearl Izumi GReptile Gloves”:http://www.roadcycling.com/reviews/pearlizumigreptileglove.shtml. A good review here with some grippy stuff on it.
* “Defeet Kneekers”:http://defeet.com. These are good ones. Also “Cold Lizard”:http://coldlizard.com has a nice set on sale now for $17. Same for Knee warmers. Also, I like the “Cold Lizard”:http://coldlizard.com Knee Warmers even more. They are heavier material. Feel nicer and typically, if you get them on sale less than the Kneekers.
* “Sunglass Reviews”:http://www.roadcycling.com/reviews/ and “Road Bike Reviews”:http://www.roadbikereview.com/Eyewear/PLS_1628_912crx.aspx. Of course, my natural inclination is just to get the Oakley Pro M’s because Lance wears them, but at least someone did some reviews. I did get them via “eBay”:http://ebay.com from an unauthorized dealer I’m sure, but the price difference was phenomenal. In any case, they are wonderful. Got the Hybrid S lenses. These are a little small for me. I still need a clear and a yellow lense for these.
* “Rudy Project Tayo”:http://www.roadcycling.com/reviews/rudyprojecttayo.shtml. Got great reviews when they came out two years ago now. Now most sunglasses don’t have a lower rim so that visibility is incredible. I got my last set at “Eyesave”:http://eyesave.com and also for “Get Rudy”:http://www.getrudy.com/pages/tayo.html. The “Kynox”:http://www.roadcycling.com/reviews/rudyprojectekynox.shtml seems to be the replacement, but my old lenses don’t fit it 🙁
Other miscellaneous stuff:
* “Specialized PVO Pump”:http://www.roadcycling.com/reviews/specializedpvopump.shtml. I actually have one and it got a good review in bicycling.com as well. Super small but just for Presta Valve Only (PVO) get it. Super small.
* “Selle Italia SLR”:http://www.roadcycling.com/reviews/selleitaliaslr.shtml. A good review of this 135 gram saddle. I completely agree. Amazingly comfortable, but it does wear out fast.
* “Giro Pneumo”:http://www.roadcycling.com/reviews/giropneumo.shtml. There are lighter ones out there now, but I’ve had this for a year and it works super well.
Finally some reviews of stems now that I have got the Easton EC-90 31.7mm bar:
* “Time Monolink Pro HM”:http://www.active.com/story.cfm?story_id=408. This is 125 grams and is expensive but shouldn’t have the durability problems of magnesium.