The Good: ODI Rubber and lock rings
Classic wavy grip style
Long grip length
Includes bar plugs
The Bad: Shifters hit grip flange
Outer grip lip catches in lock on bolt
Small lock on bolts
The Good: Lots of cooling vents
Rear head cover
The Bad: dial retention system weak
awkward visor adjustment
matte finish scratches easily
No camera mount
The Good: Source D|vide delivers. It is easy to fill, easy to clean, the tubes are great and easy to connect disconnect from the reservoir (with a click system) and fits well on my Shimano U4E backpack. No odd plastic flavors after a while, nothing! I've read the secret lies on the glass like technology. The construction quality seems really good and you don't even feel that you have 2 L of liquid on your back. The huge opening is great to refill and you can even stick your hand fully to clean the isotonic reservoir. Source says that if you only use water and you just need to refill and go, no need for a throughout cleaning. Rides are now much more comfortable and you don't feel the urge of having big sips of each reservoir, it is so balanced!
The Bad: Not exactly bad, but I feel that the valve kit needs some time to get used to, and probably some work around. You bite and suck like in most of the systems, but then you have to twist (mouth or hand) to close it, as it might drip a little. Camebak big bite is still a winner, but, on the other hand, it has no mechanism (built in) to prevent from dripping (and it will happen eventually). I think the reservoir would be perfect with an extra hole on the bottom to help hanging it to dry upside down. Source still doesn't sell this as kit (with a backpack), so if you buy a Source backpack you will have an extra reservoir... The reservoir comes with no accessories in comparison with other reservoirs from the same brand ex: magnetic clip, dirt shield (to stop dirt from getting in contact with the valve), weave covered tube for insulation. Still nothing that affects performance. I love it.Overall Review: I have used Camelbaks since the 90s and since followed the widespread of other brands and solutions. I went all these years on and off using water or isotonic but lately, because age and heat, I've been using isotonic drinks and water (two bottles) on my Zaskar (transformed to be some kinda of a road bike) and I feel much better having two drinks instead of just one kind. With that I thought the possibility on doing the same with my trail bike. The thing is I didn't want to use bottles or a bottle and hydration, and every time I used isotonic only on my Camelbak it was a pain to clean. I decided to search for a solution and I found it, Source D|vide is definitely a great buy but I wouldn't mind paying a little bit more if It came with other accessories.
The Good: looks awesome, fits pretty good, very cool to wear under a jersey, protection covers areas they are supposed to cover well.
The Bad: side velcro straps could be more robust. top of the spine plate sticks straight upOverall Review: As soon as I saw this I new I had to try it. I hate pressure suits and wanted something that fits under a jersey but covers these exact areas. It's super lightweight, and not hot to wear at all compared to most body armor. I went with the large/xl and it fits well, it tends to ride up when riding. The side velcro straps could be a little stronger maybe. The biggest problem with this design is that the spine plate sticks straight up in the back behind the neck. It makes it hard to fit a jersey, but the biggest problem is that when you have you helmet on and are going downhill, the back of the helmet hits it and tends to Read More »
The Good: Fits true to size, nice shoulder and back protection
The Bad: hot, bulkyOverall Review: Ordered this to try to find something for easier riding days. It fit's really well and seems really well made. However it is really hot. It's also a lot bulkier that I thought it would be. I ended up returning it because my 661 core saver fits better under a jersey and has more protection.
The Good: WEIGTH its nice
The Bad: The rear Suspension broked easlyOverall Review: Every things is ok ecept the rear suspension frame i have two and both are broke.
The Good: This gloves is sucess to take people's attention
The Bad: Pretty hard to be found in IndonesiaOverall Review: Okay, first of all, the design is awesome. I feel so many eyes are wacthing on me with this gloves. My friends are asking about this gloves. To be honest, Royal gloves are pretty hard to be found in my country, Indonesia. I was looking at online shop for this gloves. I picked the Small size and this gloves is perfect in my hands. My first impression about Royal 2015 Victory Gloves; Awesome! I got this gloves just about two or three weeks ago, and wear this for three times. For now, this is the best gloves that I have ever had; both on design and also performance. One thing, just my opinion; I really love with this gloves, Read More »