Craft Bike Race socks  £7.99

7/10

Nice technical bike socks but the black ones are classier

Weight 25g   Contact  www.bigskyagencies.co.uk/

by rob_simmonds   December 18, 2010  

Craft socks

I do like a nice sock. There's nothing worse than spending a ride with seams chafing or a loose heel riding up. There's no danger of that with these Bike Race socks from Craft, Swedish masters of technical sportswear.

There are no seams and they fit snugly. Not only that, they also boast the Craft Climate Control System. It's not quite air conditioning for feet but Craft claim that these socks will either keep your feet warm when it's cold or cool when the going gets sweaty. More like a thermos flask, perhaps? I'm always faintly amused by the Science Burble that companies attach to products, although as these are a comfy and pleasant pair of socks, I'm not going to argue.

Styling is very plain. I'm not enough of an Essex boy to properly appreciate the white sock look (Goth black is more my style) but as sports socks go, these are pretty good.

Sizes are S to XL.

Verdict

Nice technical bike socks but the black ones are classier

road.cc test report

Make and model: Craft Bike Race socks

Size tested: Medium, white

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Blurb says:- "The Craft Bike Race Sock is simply a highly comfortable and well fitting bike sock that is perfect for either training or race day. Whether you are of the opinion that white is the only choice for racing, or indeed that Lance Armstrong black is the only colour to be seen in, your feet will be happy for many a long mile / kilometre."

I say: - So Lance owns black now?

Rate the product for quality of construction:
7/10
Rate the product for performance:
7/10
Rate the product for durability:
7/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
8/10
Rate the product for value:
7/10

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes - but not in white

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 40  Height: 5\' 8  Weight: er....86kg

I usually ride: GT Rave - singlespeed conversion  My best bike is: Guess SC1 scandium

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed,

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