March 24, 2014
by Greg DeMuth / As The Wheels Turn
There are only three points of contact for the human anatomy on a bicycle – and only one that spells the difference between a good day, and a not so good day. Pactimo’s Raptor bib shorts may be the difference between a good day, and a very good day.
Until recently, I’ve been a die-hard Castelli man. After discovering their Free Aero Race bibs I thought my quest for a happy tush had come to an end. Though comfortable, there have been a few durability issues unbecoming of this price point. Most irritating is that the Castelli logos begin to peel off after a few months – leaving an unsightly mottled white circular glue patch that attracts lint and hair. Everyone knows that sharp kit makes you go faster, and this resulted in a speed reduction of 2 Kph. On the more serious side, I’ve also had chamois seams blow out after only 3 months of use. But to give credit where it’s due, Castelli quickly replaced the garment NQA.
Enter Pactimo…a cycling clothing manufacturer based in the Denver metro area that offers both custom and retail lines. After campaigning to be one of their brand ambassadors Pactimo sent me a very generous 30% off coupon: which I used for my 2014 kit purchase.
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About Greg DeMuth
Greg DeMuth loves the twilight-zone feeling that comes around mile 85 in a century ride, being stretched out over his bike and relaxed. His personal subplot of pedaling a bicycle 4000 to 5000 miles a year “flows out of a thing the Bible calls perseverance. There are long hills of apparent heartbreak, times of struggle as I pedal into a stiff headwind, special times where the journey becomes so precious…all part of the race of faith.” A Lutheran pastor from Northern Minnesota, Greg works in his community in support of Habitat for Humanity, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, and our local alternative pregnancy center. He regularly blogs about cycling. You can read more http://skinnysaddle.wordpress.com.