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    06 September 2010
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    27 November 2014
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    24 November 2010
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 Elite Turbo Muin Fluid Direct Drive Trainer
Elite Turbo Muin Fluid Direct Drive Trainer
A new concept in Elite trainers; by replacing the rear wheel entirely your cycle's drive train directly drives the heavy duty 197 mm and 6 kg flywheel, removing all chance of slippage.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Powerful and yet quiet
Posted27 November 2014
Merton
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"I've used this product for a month now. Compared to a Tacx Satori and an old Ergo Basic it's quiet. My other flat mates don't notice me using it now, where as before the screeching from the tyres would drive them crazy. When in use the Turbo Muin makes a whooshing fan-like sound, it's not silent but the only other noise will be your chain and your heavy breathing.
I'm currently using it with a 12-23 cassette and 50-34 chain set with power meter. I prefer riding at around 90/95rpm so have not really had the need to use the large chainring. It is a bit like riding a Tacx Satori on resistance 7, only much smoother.
If you want to cut down on the noise then this turbo is for you. It I believe is the quietest available. However if noise is not a problem for you then I'd recommend saving your money and going for a Satori, Super Magnito, or a KK Rock and Roll."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, High Quality
Cons: Expensive, Bulky
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 BBB BTL-18S Tools and Tube Storage Bottle (Small)
BBB BTL-18S Tools and Tube Storage Bottle (Small)
This storage water bottle, with screw on lid, is ideal to organise your inner tube, tools, Co2 inflator etc and fits neatly into your water bottle cage.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great product for carrying spares in Winter.
Posted27 November 2014
Merton
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Having broken my micro saddlebag I decided to give this a go. I'm pleased with it. I can fit two road inner tubes, a chain tool, a tyre boot, a chain link and two tyre levers. It will be a bit of a squeeze to get anything else in there. It's also robust. Mine came flying out at speed and remained intact. I'll probably switch back to the saddle bag in summer but only because I will need the bottle holder!"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Rugged, Lightweight
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 Schwalbe Marathon Original GreenGuard Rigid Road City Tyre
Schwalbe Marathon Original GreenGuard Rigid Road City Tyre
The original archetypal high quality touring tyre has now been completely revised.
 
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Great for touring and commuting!
Posted25 April 2014
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Merton
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I managed over 10,000Km on the last one (700x25c). These give a slightly nicer ride than the previous version (Kevlar Guard). They have great grip in all conditions, even in the wet. No punctures so far, I had 4 or 5 with the last set, so I'm interested to see how they compare. The reflective sidewalls are a great feature too. If you want something lighter go for the Duranos, but for training, club runs, commuting, and audaxes I'm happy with using Marathons!"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Rugged
Cons: heavy
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 dhb Navo Baggy Short
dhb Navo Baggy Short
dhb’s Navo baggy short is the perfect alternative to lycra for those daily commutes. Offering a combination of comfort, low key styling and durability. Reflective detailing helps make sure you are seen.
 
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4 / 5
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Good for cooler days
Posted06 September 2013
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Merton
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I tried these out on a tour this summer. I found the fit great and they were comfortable for long hours in the saddle.
The material is best suited to spring or autumn, or those cooler summer days.
The pockets are a bit too small to be useful, but the key fob is handy, and the reflective trim is a great idea.
If DHB made them out of a different material (similar to that found in running shorts) I'd buy another pair."
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 Shimano 105 5700 STI Double 10 Speed Road Lever Set
Shimano 105 5700 STI Double 10 Speed Road Lever Set
105 Dual Control Levers feature a short-stroke ergonomic design for effortless shifting, ergonomic bracket shape, clean cable routing, giving better operation, lighter steering action and a clean handlebar area.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great product!
Posted17 March 2013
Merton
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I have owned 10 Speed Ultegra and Dura Ace shifters. These don't look as nice but they perform just as well. If you are not bothered by the slightly heavier weight, then buy these."
Pros: Great Value
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 Open Pave Evo CG Clincher Tyre
Open Pave Evo CG Clincher Tyre
Especially for those who cycle all year round, in every kind of road and weather conditions, including pavé and heavy rain, Vittoria decided to improve one of its most traditional models, the "CG", and raise it to the EVO level.
 
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Good product for special occasions
Posted09 March 2013
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Merton
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I would imagine these being great for Flanders and Roubaix thanks to the grip, comfort and confidence they give on tricky road surfaces. But if you are going to use them for more than a couple of times a week then you will need to replace them within a few months as they are not that durable. So great for special occasions, not for everyday use."
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 Ladies Transit Short Sleeve Jersey - 2011
Ladies Transit Short Sleeve Jersey - 2011
The Transit jersey is a discrete, casual fitting jersey with classic lines and the kind of technical fabrics you’ll find throughout the new Spring Summer dhb collection.
 
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Posted31 July 2012
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Merton
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Bought this for someone and they loved the quality, colour and fit. Was worried about the size of the pockets, but they're a good size, so no problem. It's a bargain."
Pros: Great Value, Good Fit
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 ZipVit Sport ZV7C Caffeine Energy Gel - 24 x 60ml
ZipVit Sport ZV7C Caffeine Energy Gel - 24 x 60ml
ZV7C Caffeine Energy Gel takes the highly effective ZV7 Energy Gel formula and 'supercharges' it with a synergistic blend of caffeine and Tyrosine.
 
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Tastes like antibiotics!
Posted31 July 2012
Merton
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I'm regretting the decision to buy these. Wished I'd gone for Torq. If you're doing a TT or a hard sportive the last thing you want to consume is something that tastes like medicine. They taste awful ("blackcurrent" flavour).
On a positive note the BBE on this batch is not for another two years... should be enough time to get use to them!"
Cons: Expensive, horrible taste
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 Bib Short Bundle
Bib Short Bundle
T FI.Uno_S5 The T FI.Uno_S5 six-panel bibshort is specially cut to contour to the body while in the cycling position. To provide optimal comfort during training rides and when racing, T FI.Uno_S5 incorporates the new FI.Uno_S.5 insert, which is slightly thicker than the FI.13_S5 insert. Temperature range: Summer 22 - 32°C New improved 6-panel, ASSOS AEPD II cut (Advanced Ergonomic Pattern Design) F1.Uno S5 Insert One piece insert for better comfort High density foam insert protecting ann contact points New exclusive ASSOS Type A.360 multidimensional compression Spandex A mesh net insert in-between the braces provides stability by preventing bib-short movement Carbon fibre mesh Elastic Interface: no-friction insert Roubaix Knee Warmers Fashionable, soft, comfortable, warm. Combine kneeRubi knee warmers with ASSOS bibshorts to transform them into a 3/4 length bibknicker equivalent. kneeRubi are perfect to wear during cool spring and early autumn, or at the beginning of a ride. Assos Chamois Creme ASSOS Chamois Crème makes long rides more enjoyable and comfortable, by reducing friction and preventing bacterial and fungal infections on your skin. Apply a thin layer of Chamois Crème to your skin and padded insert before you ride.
 
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Comfortable
Posted18 June 2011
Merton
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"These shorts are probably the most comfortable that I have owned. They are expensive but you're paying for quality, r&d and after sales services (if required). I haven't tried the cream yet but the knee warmers are long enough to keep the thighs warm, which is a good thing as there is less chance of them falling down."
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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 Rema Tip Top Vulcanising Solution
Rema Tip Top Vulcanising Solution
Vulcanising Solution for vulcanisation of tube patches, valve patches and rubber base valve repairs.
 
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5 / 5
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Posted18 April 2011
Merton
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"It works well with patches and gives lasting results."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality
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 Continental Travel Contact City MTB Tyre
Continental Travel Contact City MTB Tyre
The Travel Contact is the best choice for touring riders or commuters who ride on and off road and who's priority requirement is puncture protection.
 

What valve does the inner tube use?

Does the inner tube supplied have a schraeder valve? Or is it a presta?
Mine came with the presta valve.
3 years, 10 months ago
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Merton
London
 
 Continental Travel Contact City MTB Tyre
Continental Travel Contact City MTB Tyre
The Travel Contact is the best choice for touring riders or commuters who ride on and off road and who's priority requirement is puncture protection.
 

Reflex

Is this the Reflex version?
The one I received didn't have the reflective strip.
3 years, 10 months ago
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Merton
London
 
 Continental Travel Contact City MTB Tyre
Continental Travel Contact City MTB Tyre
The Travel Contact is the best choice for touring riders or commuters who ride on and off road and who's priority requirement is puncture protection.
 

Is this tyre sold individually or as a pair?

Here, it's individual.
3 years, 10 months ago
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Merton
London
 
 Continental Travel Contact City MTB Tyre
Continental Travel Contact City MTB Tyre
The Travel Contact is the best choice for touring riders or commuters who ride on and off road and who's priority requirement is puncture protection.
 

Can these tyres be used with a Schrader inner tube?

Yes, as well as Presta.
3 years, 10 months ago
by
Merton
London
 
 Garmin Edge 500 Black GPS Cycle Computer
Garmin Edge 500 Black GPS Cycle Computer
Designed for performance cyclists, Edge 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation, so you can get the most from your training and racing.
 

Does the gamin edge 500 work with apple mac computers

I use it with Mac OS X 10.4.11 and have had no problems.
4 years ago
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Merton
London
 
 dhb Windslam Roubaix Long Sleeve Jersey - 2012
dhb Windslam Roubaix Long Sleeve Jersey - 2012
This jersey offers greater warmth provided by the internal checked fleece.
 

Does it have a zipped pocket?

Yes, a small one on the back pocket (right side) - big enough for keys and change.
4 years ago
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Merton
London