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Body Armor:
Crash Pads 1300
Crash Pads 2500
Crash Pads 6000

Gloves:
Cannondale Lobster Claw
Cannondale Pittards Gel
Cannondale Windshredder
Specialized Glove



Jerseys:
Cannondale Cadence
Cannondale Basic Essential
Castelli Race Jersey with Momentum Fabric
Domino Euro Series Women's Long Sleeve Jersey
Earth, Wind & Rider Wool Jersey
GORE BIKE WEAR TM Competition Jersey
Insport F700 DrySport Techno Jersey
Insport F869 Thermalayer
Mountain Hardwear Detonator
Pearl Izumi Women's Richter
Santini Cool Weather
Shebeest K2 Dryline
Shebeest Sleeveless Jersey and Striped Sprint Short
Sugoi Intent T
Sugoi Mezza Luna
Sugoi Regulator Women's
Sugoi Zip T

Shorts:
Cannondale Velocity Bib Short
Canari 6-panel Short
Domino Crash Series Bib knickers
Domino Crash Series Bib Tights
GORE BIKE WEAR TM Xenon Bib Shorts
Harlot Scarlet Knickers and Camen Shorts
Insport Men's J020 RTP Cycle Short
Insport Women's F050 RTP Cycle Short
Insport Short
Pearl Izumi Women's Kawaihae Short
Pearl Izumi Tri Short
Pearl Izumi Ultrasensors
Pricepoint 8 Panel
Santini CX Bib Tight
Shebeest 2191 SSS
Sugoi Gusto Bike Short
Sugoi Traverse Bike Short



Socks:
Rudy Cool Max Socks

Warmers & Wind:
Cannondale Morphis Shell
Cannondale Windproof Pants
Domino Euro Series Women's Wind Sheer Jacket
Domino Euro Series Women's Vest
Eastern Mountain Sports Core Fleece Jacket
Insport Mens J306 Cirrus Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Butter Beanie
Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket
Mountain Hardwear eXtend Featherweight Crew
Mountain Hardwear HyperDry Tights
Mountain Hardwear Synchro
Mountain Hardwear
Transition Zip T

Mountain Hardwear
Transition Featherweight Vest

Mountain Hardwear
Transition Featherweight Jacket

Pearl Izumi Arm Warmers
Pearl Izumi Women's Gavia Jacket & Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey
Pearl Izumi Men's Gavia Jacket
Pearl Izumi Men's Gavia Tights
Pearl Izumi Women's Gavia Tights
Pearl Izumi Men's MicroSensor Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey
Pearl Izumi Skullcap
Outdoor Research Balaclava
Shebeest 8030 Training Skullcap
Shebeest Wind Pro Tights
Sugoi Evaporator Jacket
Sugoi Hotshot Jersey
Sugoi MidZero Blur Tights
Trek Balaclava


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Rudy Project Cool Max Socks (Teknosock Rete)
Features:
  1. Super Fit System
  2. Breatheable Construction
  3. Lightweight Ergonomic Performance
  4. Advanced Textile Components
  5. Versatile for Casual or Extreme Wear
Rudy Project Cool Max Socks
click image for larger view

Reviewed by Garuch

Rating out of 10: 9
Price: $12.95
Supplied by:
Rudy Project
Can be found at:
www.rudyprojectusa.com

"Technically Cool" The Rudy Project puts this slogan on all their products. I was curious if it would apply to their socks as well. Sewn securely into a simple cardboard display hanger, the socks were described succinctly as Cool Max-Technically Cool Socks

If they are constructed of the same material that they are sewn into the cardboard with, not only will these socks be cool, but they will be indestructible as well.

Having extricated them from the cardboard, my initial inspection began. I found them well finished with comfortable seams that added no bulk whatsoever, the material was soft and silky to the touch. They should be comfortable...

They were! I don't know what else to say! Comfortable, dry and not bunched up. They did not ride down the heel, they stayed dry and comfy throughout the Babylon run and back, a hammer down ride that raised a sweat everywhere else.

I suspect that these socks will be quite durable. My literal struggles with the thread sewing them into the hangar pack were sufficiently robust so as to cause me concern about pulling the weave. I needn't have worried the weave withstood my abuse perfectly. I will report back after a few washings to let you know how they do in time... but for now 9.0


Reviewed by SPDrecrd
Rating out of 10: 10

My expectations of 'Sport' socks were fairly low. My impression was that 'Sport' socks were a gimmick at best. I generally wear some medium thickness, black, green toe, cotton socks. They do just fine by me. I have tried other brands of specialty socks with poor results such as: foot pain, foot muscle cramps, etc. This is not to mention the fact that the $10 that the 'Sport' socks cost could have bought me like 3 pairs of my generic black cheapo socks.

But some interesting findings came from a test run with the Rudy Project Cool Max socks. The first thing you notice is that the Rudy socks are a thin membrane of material almost like a stocking. So, it occurred to me that they were not meant to add padding for comfort but sheerly to wick moisture and stabilize temperature inside the shoe.

A lot of European riders don't wear socks. I think it is the belief that if you are wearing a quality riding shoe, you want to enjoy the characteristics of the shoe, not the shoe through a big fat sock. Well, these socks borrow from that mindset in that you can truly enjoy the comfort afforded by a well made pair of shoes. Which in this case was a pleasure. I got to experience the best qualities of my shoes. Of course, if you are riding with shoes that aren't so comfortable, you may have issues.

The thinness of the Cool Max membrane of these socks actually works. The other specialty socks I have used did not because they were too bulky to allow for air flow. Which makes it evident that when Rudy developed these socks they actually had real world cycling in mind.

The bottom line, they are a pleasure to wear.
Rudy Project Cool Max Socks (Teknosock Rete)
Features:
  1. Super Fit System
  2. Breatheable Construction
  3. Lightweight Ergonomic Performance
  4. Advanced Textile Components
  5. Versatile for Casual or Extreme Wear
Rudy Project Cool Max Socks
click image for larger view

Reviewed by Garuch

Rating out of 10: 9
Price: $12.95
Supplied by:
Rudy Project
Can be found at:
www.rudyprojectusa.com

"Technically Cool" The Rudy Project puts this slogan on all their products. I was curious if it would apply to their socks as well. Sewn securely into a simple cardboard display hanger, the socks were described succinctly as Cool Max-Technically Cool Socks

If they are constructed of the same material that they are sewn into the cardboard with, not only will these socks be cool, but they will be indestructible as well.

Having extricated them from the cardboard, my initial inspection began. I found them well finished with comfortable seams that added no bulk whatsoever, the material was soft and silky to the touch. They should be comfortable...

They were! I don't know what else to say! Comfortable, dry and not bunched up. They did not ride down the heel, they stayed dry and comfy throughout the Babylon run and back, a hammer down ride that raised a sweat everywhere else.

I suspect that these socks will be quite durable. My literal struggles with the thread sewing them into the hangar pack were sufficiently robust so as to cause me concern about pulling the weave. I needn't have worried the weave withstood my abuse perfectly. I will report back after a few washings to let you know how they do in time... but for now 9.0


Reviewed by SPDrecrd
Rating out of 10: 10

My expectations of 'Sport' socks were fairly low. My impression was that 'Sport' socks were a gimmick at best. I generally wear some medium thickness, black, green toe, cotton socks. They do just fine by me. I have tried other brands of specialty socks with poor results such as: foot pain, foot muscle cramps, etc. This is not to mention the fact that the $10 that the 'Sport' socks cost could have bought me like 3 pairs of my generic black cheapo socks.

But some interesting findings came from a test run with the Rudy Project Cool Max socks. The first thing you notice is that the Rudy socks are a thin membrane of material almost like a stocking. So, it occurred to me that they were not meant to add padding for comfort but sheerly to wick moisture and stabilize temperature inside the shoe.

A lot of European riders don't wear socks. I think it is the belief that if you are wearing a quality riding shoe, you want to enjoy the characteristics of the shoe, not the shoe through a big fat sock. Well, these socks borrow from that mindset in that you can truly enjoy the comfort afforded by a well made pair of shoes. Which in this case was a pleasure. I got to experience the best qualities of my shoes. Of course, if you are riding with shoes that aren't so comfortable, you may have issues.

The thinness of the Cool Max membrane of these socks actually works. The other specialty socks I have used did not because they were too bulky to allow for air flow. Which makes it evident that when Rudy developed these socks they actually had real world cycling in mind.

The bottom line, they are a pleasure to wear.
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