Thursday, October 30 2008, 12:00 AM
Bottomless CL Day!
Sick deals back to back all day long.
ceasar, where have you been? Freeride shorts, yessum, relatively often, Sombrio mostly.
Any chance the 4-pack Cutter tubes will go back up?
Do you think it really works to ask for stuff? Surely some one reads this thing once in a while right?
Throw up some more freeride shorts. I've been looking for a pair.
Pick a set...any set
Mavic R Sys
Easton EC70 SL
Don't worry, I'm fairly well-versed in hijo-speak so I was following.
Forgot the smiley. =) No offense is taken.
Also forgot that sarcasm doesn't come across in written word.
CL... bike stand please...
re: "please stop the collective forum leg hump"
Once again, I wish to sincerely aplogize to anyone who may have been offended by my previous comments. It appears that my statements may have been misinterpreted. No sexually inappropriate innuendo was intended. I was merely making fun of Nicole's enormous flippers.
Agreed. Snug, but without hotspots/pressure. FWIW, I can't wear the Sidi's either. I've got a medium volume, but squarish foot. Time and PI shoes work well for me though.
And please stop the collective forum leg hump.
You'll most likely only get to her ankle.
This is not to be contrarian -others have voiced the same opinion Kage expressed, and everyone's feet are different- but for what it's worth, I've worn both Aerators and Aerlites and I'll add what is only my opinion, so don't fret.
I'll preface this by saying, first, that it's often said the Northwave last is accommodating of a relatively wider fore-foot.
I don't notice much of a difference (if at all) in fit between the Aerator and the Aerlite, but I should probably say that I wear a US11.5 -12 running shoe, and size down to a 44 Northwave (that's US11). Also, the Aerlite venting upper design seems a little more supple in conforming to the foot than the former Web Power Cage design of the Aerator.
You don't need toe room, or any extra space in a cycling shoe, IMO. A cycling shoe shouldn't fit like a runner. Fit shouldn't be uncomfortable, but it should -ideally- be precise. More like a ski boot, let's say. That's analogous because in both instances (the cycling shoe and the ski boot) you want the footwear to be a conduit for the transmission of pedaling or edging force, respectively. The paramount concern being that it should do this as efficiently as possible.
I would say that there is a difference between the Aerator MTB and Aerator Road shoes. Northwave MTB shoes are just a bit more accommodating- they're sized in consideration of the fact that you're more likely to walk in them.
So... Nicole, are we talking Amazonian tall? Do you drive a convertible, or can you fit inside a regular car with a roof on it?
All Hail Nicole! All Kneel And Tremble Before Her, You Who Are Of Little Stature!
I've tried on the newer Aerolites and they seem to have a narrower/shallower toeboxes than the older Aerators. Much closer to a Sidi type of fit.
"Say... Nicole (if that's even her real name) must have some humongous, ginormous feet, huh? Just sayin."
I laughed out loud at that. But, yeah, pretty much. I'm tall so I figure I need long (but dainty, of course) plank feet to stay upright.
I have both Specializeds (NOT women's specific) and Louis Garneaus (women's specific) in 43 that fit. But my feet swim around in the Northwaves of the same size.
Oops. Dainty though- no doubt. Didn't see your follow-up there, Nic.
I really enjoyed The Chief's "You might be a CL Junkie if..." jokes today, and I'm just tryin' to be funny, Mr. T. I appreciate the reviews- they're very helpful, especially in lending perspective, and in the cumulative, and with a grain of salt. In context, other words.
Say... Nicole (if that's even her real name) must have some humongous, ginormous feet, huh? Just sayin.
It showed they had Boonen's yesterday, and today it is not even on the website... how about posting some Aerlite 3's instead.
Well, I like how they look -- they're flashy, carbon-ified, and all that jazz. However, they just don't fit. The toe box is way too wide for my feet.
...brilliant hijo. Love your guidelines. Seriously.
(and here I was thinking to include the suggestion to be objective. What fun is there in that?)
Hey Nicole. You don't like those?
I have a NIB pair of Northwave Aerator 3s in a 43 I'd sell to someone. I just haven't gotten up the ambition to ship them back to CL yet.
re: making a review
...yeah, what Mr. T said- be effusive... but be vague, if at all possible. Try to include over-reaching, blanket statements based upon your own highly subjective opinions.
Feel free to use your review in a thinly-veiled attempt to rationalize your purchase- rationalize it to yourself, I mean. And again- be effusive. Indulge yourself! You're bound to feel better about it if you manage to project your own rationalizations onto others.
Apply appropriate jargon liberally, if at all possible- it makes your review seem more legit.
Alternately, appear to be more hip by posting a more colloquial-type review. Include whoo-hoo's or similar. Your way too cool to use nerdy jargon. Be wary, though- if you're not current in the latest slang you may risk having your rant dismissed out of hand by someone even cooler than yourself.
Also, it's customary to start reviewing it right away- don't waste any time. You don't have to wait until you use it- if you wait until then... well, you might never use the freakin' thing at all and then where will you be? You'll hardly feel so justified in spouting off about it after an extended period of time has elapsed and you still haven't used it. That's a missed opportunity, and it's a shame. After all how much did you shell out for that stupid thing in the first place? You don't want to be exposed as a poseur in your own review. Yes, it's best to let everyone know what you think right from the get-go.
Perhaps above all else, be emphatic. Use lots of exclamation points, it shows that you know what you're talking about. You intend to use it eventually, so -if it's apositive review- tell us how you intend to use it (if it ever comes to that) and how you imagine it might work out for you. If it's more of a negative review, don't hold back. Start by making a list of all the reasons you're not even going to try it.
Finally, don't be concerned about posting your review under the wrong item- anyone paying attention will figure that out.