Monday, June 16 2008, 12:00 AM
Bottomless CL Day!
Sick deals back to back all day long.
man if you could post some jerseys like these in mens thatd be sweet.
Some one else reselling your deals
now if you get me the shoes i missed!
thanks for the info, trying to keep it straight with disparate charts.
your edit on sizing makes sense when i ordered from SAC and they had a 10.75, then an 11 (45). NW mtb shoes have differed a bit over the last 8 years too, but i had to 45 in case i got stuck with a tight shoe.
ah, what a saga...
keep'em comin' CLove
Agreed, its refreshing to see something other than carbon and spandex...
More new school please.
OI! man, if I am going to ride to the bar it's going to be on a beach cruiser for table topping curb cuts. (At least one direction) Way better for carrying after hours beer home as well.
Sweatshirts and wicked tight jeans cut off below the knee are not cycling gear and already have a home @ whiskeymilitia no?
not all of us smuggle plums.
What's the deal w/ the hoodie? What does that have to do w/ cycling? (Large rag to clean your chain?)
XTR man..... XTR.....
You know what? On second thought, Coloradocyclist.com's conversion chart isn't "wrong", and it may be not far off, either. I didn't mean to be disparaging- that was not my intent. But instead of "NW44 = US10.5", I'd be down with saying NW44 = US10.75-11.25. Hey, do you suppose this might have something to do with the abundance of US Online Retailers clamoring to get on the program, Northwave?
If you go to: http://northwave.com/usa/buyonline.php you'll only find 3 US Online Retailers of NW shoes. Two of them are NOT accurate, IMO, and unfortunately BC is in the majority on this one (doh!). By the way, BC used to list Northwave shoes by the 'equivalent' US size, which was even more ambiguous and confusing than what they do now, since EU sizes tend to fall 'between' US sizes. They don't do THAT anymore (thanks BC!). READ and understand the Disclaimer which accompanies their Footwear Conversion Chart. "This is a very general chart...Individual manufacturers may vary...this chart represents an average of conversions used by an assortment of our vendors." Northwave sizing is one particular example of one particular instance in which the BC chart is unfortunately useless and irrelevent. There are other sources for sizing info, of course. I'm including some sources of pertinent data here which I feel are ACCURATE. These charts are not all IDENTICAL, but they are not CONTRADICTORY, either. They're all consistent, bearing in mind that fit is subjective. I'm not including coloradocyclist.com (among others) here, for example, because in this case I think their chart is wrong. You might disagree with me on that. As always YMMV! Yes, Northwave's sizing seems counter-intuitive because it is unconventional, and much confusion follows from this. Yes, you will find contradictory sizing charts, and directly contradictory experiences/opinions of users abound in the forums, etc.
I'd recommend this first address (see below) for concise and helpful info. "They have big toeboxes and run wide." I would have added only the word "relatively". Note the conversion info at this address comes directly from the Trialtir (US Distributor) Rep. Coincdentally (or is it?) the rep's data leaves the most leeway- excepting the manufacturer themselves. Northwave seems to leave the subject wide open by not providing any sizing information on their site at all! Here's the bottom line (for me). Northwave size 44 feel (to me) like, and fit (me) like US Men's 11-11.25. If you want to know what Northwave says, good luck. My Northwave shoe boxes all say "NW44, UK10, US11, CM29".
go to: http://www.teamcyclist.com/store/viewchart.cfm?ChartID=17
My personal experience is that I wear 11.5 or 12 Montrail trail runners/ light hikers, depending on the particular model. I've been through countless pairs of Montrails in various models, and this is MY best personal reference to a non-cycling shoe.
I have Northwave Aerlite 3, Northwave Aerator Race, and Northwave Aerator MTB, all size 44. These 3 pairs fit consistently well. By that I mean I consider them a good fit for me. The MTB's are appropriately (because you're more likely to walk in them) a bit more roomy than the Road shoes.
I like my cycling shoes to be considerably closer fitting than trail runners or street shoes, but not as close fitting as ski boots. Close (precise) fit is good in a cycling shoe, but (unlike ski boots) they should still be comfortable. The advantage of a PRECISE fit is more direct transfer to pedal with less loss via sloppy foot/shoe interface.
I've been needing a new saddle for ages. one more time, please? pretty please???
What's the fit like on these jersey's I normally wear a large...
Thanks for the link. I read that review, but just wanted some other opinions.
Is the Rondine a good saddle, or would I be better off getting another one?
man, I've been waiting on this saddle for ever. Thanks for putting it up, CL
re: hey hey
I love kickstands.
Ya, great price. Its nice to see an actual bike component come up....those are few and far between.
Heres to hoping for more bike components, i'm sick of apparel.
I want wheels, brakes, handlebars, c'mon Chainlove!!!!
You guys ever going to put up some kickstands? I need to pick a couple up for my fixie bikes.
I have been in need of a new fizik saddle and this is a great deal! Only I am more in line to pick up an Aliante. I am tempted to pick this up for my secondary bike though for only 22 bucks!
Bad name, Castelli!
Though jersey's well thought out, it's