Favorite product(s) of the year 2022

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What are your favorite products of this year? I’ll go first.

- Veloflex Corsa Race tires: I absolutely love these tires. Even though they are being sold as “race” tires they have been surprisingly reliable for me with only 1 puncture over 5000km’s.

- Farsports Feder 45’s: Light, stiff, durable, pick 3.
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by blaugrana

There are many things I liked, but if I had to pick one, it would be the SKS Airchecker. Light and small enough, very reliable so far, and a lot more convenient to use than other pressure gauges I had tried without bleed valves. Probably some of the alternatives are just as good, but this has been fantastic so far. Also accurate down to 0.01 bar, which is important for CX, and to a lesser extent, gravel as well.
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Products I've heavily relied on in 2022:

Garmin Rally RS200 power meter pedals
Giro Eclipse helmet
3DBikeFit Throne RS saddle
Gaerne G.STL shoes
100% Celium long-fingered gloves
Skratch Labs Superfuel drink mix
Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR tires
Challenge Strada Pro H-TLR tires
Orange Seal sealant
Reserve Fillmore valves
Roka GP-1x sunglasses
CeramicSpeed UFO Drip lube


Products that didn't work for me:

Veloflex Corsa Race TLR tires
Michelin Power Cup TLR tires
PrestaCycle Uniblock cassettes
Universal Colours cycling apparel
Velocio cycling apparel
Nimbl Ultimate shoes

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Riding through the winter in the Pacific Northwest, and in the high mountains every summer rain or shine, my favourite is the same every year - the now discontinued and gone forever Shakedry jacket. Any brand will do, I have 7 Mesh.

And a shout out for my Factor Ostro. Try as I might I have been unable to find anything about it that I don't absolutely love.
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Orange Seal
Dynaplug Racer Pro
Lazer Vento Helmet
Rapha Powerweave Bibs
Saris MP-1 Rocker
Maurten 160/320
Roka SL1 and SL1x
Pearl Izumi AMFIB light gloves
Fizik Adaptive 00
2019 BMC TM01R
2002 Moots Compact-SL
2019 Parlee Z0XD
2020 Parlee TTiR

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- Lezyne 1300 XXL macro drive front light - easy to use, bright enough for riding in the dark

- Legwarmers. Been a winter bibs over normal bibs guy for 20+ years. Having had most of my stuff stolen, was forced to try legwarmers and works beautifully for me down to freezing temps

- saddle pressure measure tool at the fitter. Ergon pedal cleat tool.

- (and some of the chain waxing advice here)

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TobinHatesYou wrote:
Fri Dec 02, 2022 6:07 am
Products I've heavily relied on in 2022

Gaerne G.STL shoes
Sorry to highjack :mrgreen:
What's the fit (size) like compared with Specialized ? There are many close sizes between the 9 - 9 1/4 - 9 1/2...
And what didn't work out with the Nimbl ?

Louis :)

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TobinHatesYou wrote:
Fri Dec 02, 2022 6:07 am
Products I've heavily relied on in 2022:

Garmin Rally RS200 power meter pedals
Do you find yourself using cycling dynamics? I have the RS100 and just cannot bring myself to upgrade to 200 despite some good sales the other week. I just feel like I will use the cycling dynamics for a week and then never look at them again.
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LouisN wrote:
Mon Dec 05, 2022 3:19 pm

What's the fit (size) like compared with Specialized ? There are many close sizes between the 9 - 9 1/4 - 9 1/2...
And what didn't work out with the Nimbl ?

Louis :)

I'm the same size in Gaerne and Specialized. I consider both roughly true-to-size.

MilesG813 wrote:
Mon Dec 05, 2022 3:42 pm

Do you find yourself using cycling dynamics? I have the RS100 and just cannot bring myself to upgrade to 200 despite some good sales the other week. I just feel like I will use the cycling dynamics for a week and then never look at them again.

I look at the Cycling Dynamics page, but I don't use the data for anything.

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by basilic

Farsport Kaze rim brake wheels (without grooves).
I always had a prejudice against breaking on carbon rims. These things are great (not really in the rain, but I got caught only once).

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Nduranz nutrition, basically all of their products I tried were amazing, i.e. nrgy unit drink, zero drink, nrgy unit gel (unflavored is amazing) and nrgy unit bar (just don't recommend eating it if cold, it's hard as a rock, also needs quite some chewing, so not recommended during hard efforts).

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-hot melt wax
-connex link
-luck road cycling shoes
-bontrager rsl 51mm wheelset
-reserve fillmore valves

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My Tailfin Carbon Aeropack, Princeton Carbonworks Wake Wheels, and the Rapha Insulated Shakedry Jacket.

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by LouisN

I haven't purchased anything expensive the last few years unless mandatory. This year by far my favorite product has been my Hirame pump head.
Also Veloflex Pro Tour/Pro Tour Race (25 mm) tubs.
And finally, a 54T ratchet ring on DT240.


Louis :)

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by Vuong05

Favero Duo power meter pedals
Kask Protone Icon helmet
Selle Italia Boost Superflow Kit Carbonio saddle
S-Works 7 shoes
Haribo Gummy Candies
Continental Grand Prix 5000 tires
CeramicSpeed UFO Drip lube
MucOff C3 Ceramic Dry lube
100% S2 Sunglasses
Ciclovation Bartape
Biehler Apparel

Products that didn't work for me:

Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0 tires
Rock n Roll Gold Lube
Universal Colours cycling apparel
Rapha Pro Team Shoes
Shimano 902 Shoes
Current Stable. Evo (Storm Trooper) : 5.39kg | Alchemy Eros : Heavy (7.25kg) I Specialized Allez Sprint 2022 : Heavy (7.85kg)

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