If you live in a region similar to ours, you know that winter saddle time can be a painful affair. And if you think that you're going to get in those base miles without covering up your soon to be frozen feet, you're sorely mistaken. We rely on the Castelli Ultra Shoecover to keep our toes connected to our feet in the bowels of winter's gloom. Using patented fabric that blocks winter's harshest elements, the Ultra Shoecover is a staple for anyone that it isn't satisfied with only riding four months out of a year.While some fabrics claim to be windproof, no one produces a more rigorously tested fabric than W.L. Gore. That's why Castelli's Ultra Shoecover is made from Gore's patented WindStopper X-Fast 2 material. This microfleece fabric not only warms and repels water, but as its name suggests, it completely stops the wind's chilling effects. To further ensure that no cold or water infiltrates the cover, the Ultra Shoecover uses an anatomic design with a high cuff and waterproof rear zipper. Castelli also included reflective detailing throughout the cover for safer riding in low-light conditions.The Castelli Ultra Shoecover is available in sizes from Small to XX-Large, and in the color Black.
I thank anyone in advance for replying. I was forced to retire from marathon running due to a partial knee replacement. I was told I could cycle as much as I want by my Orthopedic doc. So, therefore I have chosen to take up Ultra cycling. Unfortunately, I am still rehabbing my knee and have no ex ... Read More »
Yesterday I received a new set of Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Clinchers. I bought the wheelset because of good reviews and it seemed to fit my requirements. The first thing I did was put them on a truing stand and that's when the disappointment set in. The front wheel was not true at all. I' ... Read More »
Just wanted to share my recent experience (roughly 500 miles worth) of riding on these wheels. Just a little background on the reviewer: I am 5' 10" and ~200 lbs (90kgs) with a background in track sprinting. Most of my weekday rides are <1hr and my weekends usually involve 40-50 mile rides. I lov ... Read More »
Hello, I have been thinking about getting a new frame,
and for now, I plan to keep my shamal ultra.
I mainly ride hills, so I would want a lighter frame and no aero-effect is needed.
So of all those great frames, which frame looks best with shamal ultra?
[I mean Design-wise lol]
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So I hear real cyclists ride 53/39. Well, fake cyclists, announce yourselves! Only those with less than 50 teeth up front may join. You guys and gals riding 50/34 compact are neither real or fake. You're in the purgatory of cycling.
46/34 with 12-28 out back. No real mountains around here, m ... Read More »