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    27 July 2010
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    27 July 2010
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withnails's Reviews
 
The Corsa CX (clincher version) gives exceptional grip, comfort and speed and is the worlds best-known tyre and features 320 TPI Corespun casing that confers a uniquely supple ride and gives exquisite handling.
 
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4 / 5
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Excellent race tyre
Posted18 July 2013
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withnails
fromWoking
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
"Fantastic feel, speed and grip thanks to the high thread count, it really does feel as smooth as riding a tub. The only downside is that the tread wears quickly, especially on the rear, and so these are really best reserved for the 'best' bike or for racing only."
Pros: High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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 Thermolite Winter Socks
Thermolite Winter Socks
Thermolite contains a hollow core polyester weave that traps an insulating layer of air for warmth and cushioning, perfect for fighting the chill on cold winter rides.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good quality and does the job
Posted19 October 2011
withnails
fromWoking
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
"Great value and a good fit. Ideal for Spring/Autumn riding but in Winter you'd still want overshoes."
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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 RideOn Professional Derailleur System
RideOn Professional Derailleur System
New cable set for use with road bikes and developed with Pro-Team input. The choice of the top six finishers at this years Tour de France (2009).
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Slick gear changing
Posted08 June 2011
withnails
fromWoking
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"This system has made a noticeable difference to the shifting sharpness of my Ultegra groupset. And provided you take your time and look at some of the installation videos on youtube you'll find that it's not difficult to install. It isn't cheap, but it's very good quality and I'm hoping that the sealed system will give it a long life."
Pros: Durable, High Quality
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Two highly puncture resistant training tyres with unique grippy winter compound tread complete with presta tubes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Bullet proof clinchers
Posted15 April 2011
withnails
fromWoking
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"For a small weight penalty these tyres have made punctures a distant memory. It's hard to be certain whether it's good luck or the strength of the tyres but after nearly 1000 miles I've not had a single puncture, despite some terrible roads around Surrey that would normally yield a puncture every 250 miles or so.
If you're obsessed by weight then you probably won't like these, but as an all-round trainer, commuter and sportive tyre these are hard to beat."
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Good Fit
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 Magnetic Workstand Parts Tray
Magnetic Workstand Parts Tray
Lifeline magnetised parts tray
 
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5 / 5
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Saves a lot of swearing!
Posted22 February 2011
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fromWoking
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"A magnetic bowl may feel like a luxury when an old ice cream tub makes a good receptacle for your nuts and bolts. Having used it though, and having each metal part stay firmly stuck to the bowl makes repairs and fettling that little bit less stressful. A luxury perhaps, but definitely a useful one."
Pros: High Quality
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 Fold Up Hex Wrench - AWS-10
Fold Up Hex Wrench - AWS-10
The AWS-10 combines all the popular sizes in one convenient, super tough fold-up. Each hex is made of 8650 industrial strength chrome vanadium tool steel with chamfered tips to ensure a positive, accurate fit.
 
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5 / 5
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Solid, high quality
Posted22 February 2011
withnails
fromWoking
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Like all the Park Tools I own, this is well made, solid and feels as though it will last many years. A definite improvement on cheapie allen keys. Possibly a bit heavy to keep in a light tool bag, but perfect for the shed."
Pros: Durable, High Quality
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Machined aircraft aluminium presta valve extenders with rubber seal.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Quality product
Posted03 February 2011
withnails
fromWoking
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Well engineered, perfect fit and looks good. If you need an extender, this is probably as good as you'll need."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
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The Continental Grand Prix series of racing clinchers is the top choice of serious race bike specialists all over the world, and has been for many years. The latest incarnation is the Grand Prix 4000S.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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High quality clinchers
Posted24 January 2011
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withnails
fromWoking
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"It's not especially helpful to review of tyres within a few weeks of purchase as so far they've shown hardly any wear and they've not had any punctures. But it's obvious that they're high quality and it feels as though they have lower rolling resistance than my old Armadillos. On wet and greasy roads they also appear to be grippier and so give more confidence."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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Analysis, inspiration and innovation are the key words behind the development of the Tao, the Tacx superlight streamlined bottle cage. The shape of the bike and its technical components inspired the designers.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Well designed cage
Posted27 July 2010
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fromWoking
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
"I bought this cage as I was after an unbranded design and couldn't justify spending over £50 for carbon fibre models.
The design is well thought out and plastic-edged metal frame avoids scratches to your bottles while keeping them firmly in place.
Like all cages the bolts have a tendency to work loose if you're using the cage a lot, but otherwise no complaints about this cage - it's light, reasonably cheap and good looking."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Lightweight
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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withnails's Questions
 
Bottom Bracket Unit for use with Primato Advanced Track chainset.
 

Compatibility with Langster Steel?

I'd like to use the Miche BB and cranks with my 2011 Specialized Langster Steel, however the BB is labelled as 103mm. Would this Miche one be too big and ruin the chainline?
3 years, 2 months ago
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withnails
Woking
 
withnails's Answers
 
Two highly puncture resistant training tyres with unique grippy winter compound tread complete with presta tubes.
 

Winter Road Tyres

I'm looking to buy either a set of Continental Ultra Gator Duraskin Road tyre or Vittoria Corsa Evo CX . These would fit on Mavic Kysrium Elite wheels, where these have a fairly deep rim. Any suggestions as to which one I should go for? Thanks
I can only comment on the Gators but I've used these for over 2,000 miles through the winter and spring without a single puncture or tear. You won't be disappointed.
2 years, 10 months ago
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withnails
Woking
 
 RideOn Professional Derailleur System
RideOn Professional Derailleur System
New cable set for use with road bikes and developed with Pro-Team input. The choice of the top six finishers at this years Tour de France (2009).
 

Will these work with Shimano Tiarga groupset?

They will, but the Tiagra is Shimano's budget groupset and spending this amount on cables is probably not the best value upgrade. I'd consider upgrading the groupset to a 105 first.
2 years, 10 months ago
by
withnails
Woking
 
The Continental Grand Prix series of racing clinchers is the top choice of serious race bike specialists all over the world, and has been for many years. The latest incarnation is the Grand Prix 4000S.
 

Is this just one tyre: i.e. do I need to order two for my bike?

They come singly - you'll need to order two
3 years, 2 months ago
by
withnails
Woking
 
Analysis, inspiration and innovation are the key words behind the development of the Tao, the Tacx superlight streamlined bottle cage. The shape of the bike and its technical components inspired the designers.
 

What size bottles

can the Tacx Tao Ultralight Bottle Cage take?
I'm using both 500 and 700ml bottles without any problem.
3 years, 8 months ago
by
withnails
Woking