With many hybirds ( shoes or bikes) you seem to get the worst of both worlds. An item not really suited for anything. Not true with the Brooks ASR's they handled mud sand gravel hills roots and asphault very well.
I've read a lot of bad reviews for this product that I attribute to operator error. (Norman Stadler uses this exact model...if it really sucked as bad as these other reviewers say, would a pro Ironman champion with unlimited funds use this? Come on now). Yes, if you fill it all the way to the absolute top of the bottle you will get your drink all over you. So leave some room at the top...my training route has some very rough roads and train tracks, and I have never spilled a drop of fluid. The comment about the straw not being long enough is easily solved by attaching the desired length of vinyl tubing, available at any hardware store. I love this thing & recommend it. I will say the negative comments about the sponge are spot on, though - that thing is ridiculous.
I have an upgraded race mtn bike now, but I still love this bike!
I have purchased four different pairs of this shoe. I went over 2 years without being able to find a shoe that my feet and body liked. I finally stopped in at a speciality running store and tried on nearly a dozen different shoes before settling on the Kayanos. Since then I haven't changed models at all. I do ALL my training runs and have raced every distance in them without problems.
I have now trained with mine for over 9 months and also raced an HIM, IM and several other tris while wearing it. I enjoy the GPS function, though I don't use it as much as I should. The 305 has so many different functions that one will probably never utilize everything (e.g. auto partner, alerts, auto timed laps). However, I enjoy the comfort of knowing that if I wanted, I could upload a map and having something like directions on the 305. To me the possibilities are nearly endless with this product.
Overall a good deal. I actually got them cheaper by having some coupons and gift cards, but I would buy them again.
I love this bike!
Overall I am thrilled with the performance and huge help the 305 has been to my training over the last year.
You know a bra has done it's job when you get to the finish line and realise you didn't even think about it once in the entire tri!
I have seen a few people retro fit the top with a home made cover. If you are handy and have the time, I think it could work well. Not for me.
will continnue to buy as long as they make it.
Overall 2 thumbs up
A great jacket, with one poor feature. However the pluses outweigh the single minus; it was a good purchase and I am overall very pleased with it. I'm counting on this to get me through many low-light, wet and windy runs!
it is a good product.
Don't bother, there are major flaws in this product.
I highly recommend this trainer about all the others that I researched. Feature for feature it was the best on paper and now that I have used for over a month, Kinetic delivered what they promised-- an exceptional mid-price trainer.