"The material on this latest incarnation of the aeron bib shorts is much thicker and coarser than previous (and unlike anything I've seen before). Maybe so that the 'light weight' shorts, in comparison, are light weight!. Fit and look is great. I'm 6'1", 33 waist, 78 Kg and tried both large and medium (I used dhb large before but they seem to have increased the sizing from when I first used). I opted for the medium which are snug but once on the bike feel great. The pad density is good and I've ridden for 4+hours with no problem. There does seem to be some occasional rub from the outer edge of the pad/sewing, perhaps made worse as they do get sweatier than other shorts I've used. On one pair I own, once riding, the pad appears to be off centre which is annoying (quality control?) and reduces comfort."
"I bought this so I could use my Powerdrive XL light on another bike. Compared to the original mount, it's bulky being a lot bigger in width and length (it sticks forward more). Because of this it needs to be mounted quite a bit further away from other handle bar items e.g. my Garmin mount to allow room for the Garmin to be fitted and removed. There simply isn't enough room on the handlebars without removing extra handlebar tape exposing the narrower section of the bars. I'm going to try and source an original size mount."
Cons: Poor Fit, Unadjustable, too big
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Morvelo Rip'r Bib Shorts
These Rip'r bib shorts provide exceptional rider comfort thanks to the lightweight mesh bibs, PGE leg grippers, Power Lyrca (used in it's manufacture), & the dual layer perforated chamois. Performance, comfort & durability guaranteed.
"I bought these to match a Rip'r top. Together they look great.
I'm 186cm, 79kg, 33" waist. I'm usually a large in DHB #although DHB size chart would suggest medium or even small!#. Initially I tried medium and large in these. The medium wouldn't go over my legs, the large were very tight. They are meant to be compressive but the seams were straining! Eventually I got the extra large which fitted. The wide band around the bottom of the legs was looser fitting than the rest of the leg meaning that, if my legs had been any smaller, they would have been flapping. The first few rides in these they seemed very slippery on the saddle compared to other shorts. The pad in these is very comfortable, protecting from chaffing, although after 100 miles there was a bit of numbness/aching."
"I bought these hoping for dry legs in the rain, unfortunately not the case. On first use, with just road spray, they did seem to stay relatively dry. On next use with wetter roads the spray gradually went through, particularly on the lower leg until eventually they seemed to offer no protection. In rain, after about 10 minutes they were obviously not keeping the wet out at all. This happened first around the knees but eventually they were wet throughout although perhaps they weren't as soggy as other leg warmers might be and therefore perhaps warmer. Unlike on some DHB leg warmers I have, with a couple of seams down the sides, these have one thick seam running down the back of the leg. I found that, unless I positioned the leg warmers very carefully, on longer rides the seam started to rub behind the knees, over the tendons. This meant I had to rearrange them fairly regularly to avoid more serious problems. As others have commented, they are fairly long although this is better than too short! I'm 186cm, 79 kg, with good sized legs and I tried both medium and large. Medium were too tight around the legs so I kept the large."
The High5 Race Pack includes everything you need to stay fuelled, hydrated and focussed on race day. The pack has been put together as a performance sports nutrition program for events helping you with all your nutritional race day requirements.
"This is a bargain at the reduced price. The individual items would cost a lot more. The gels, especially the caffeine + ones, are great for stuffing in jersey pockets for that boost when energy starts to drop or for that hill you when you want a little extra."
"These cables are a fraction of some of the others available and work just fine. I would just recommend keeping a check on them - My last rear derailleur cable lasted 3,700 miles (however many gear changes that is) but then snapped at the shifter with no warning. I guess this would be similar for other makes."
"This is a fantastic gilet for keeping the chilly air off the body for those early starts. I wore it on the Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior for the first 30 miles and it was great. It packs up very small and fits in a jersey pocket with plenty of space to spare. I'm 6'1", 38" chest and the medium fitted fine over a base and a summer jersey, with enough room to fit over bulging jersey pockets. If it was a couple of inches longer it would be perfect.
Some have said that it flaps around the neck at speed but this is minimal when it does happen."
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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Airstream Mitts Short Finger Cycling Gloves
Versatile cycling gloves with modern styling and a breathable mesh/lycra back for a close fit and cool feel. The hard wearing synthetic leather palm adds grip and protection with padding to help absorb vibration from the roads.
"I bought these to replace some old Airstream mitts. These aren't as good as the old ones. The gel padding areas have been reduced significantly meaning that there now isn't enough to fully protect the whole ulna and palm area. I've found the pressure points are now either right on the edge of, or off, the padding. riding on the hoods and the padding just isn't there. The little tags to pull the gloves on are gone, as are the loops on the fingers to help you get them off. Updated maybe, improved definitely not. I'm disappointed."
"I bought this to wear as an alternative to a completely windproof jacket. From the description I expected it to be reasonable thickness roubaix with good thermal properties but it's actually thinner than a cheaper grid style (non-windpoof) roubaix top that I have. The windproofing works well enough but due to the relative thinness and mesh on the back I got gradually colder during a 56 mile ride as the dampness built up. I was wearing a HH short sleeve and a merino longsleeve underneath which, with afore mentioned cheap grid style roubaix proved very comfortable. The moisture barrier pocket would be ok but 1. It's not attached at the bottom/inside the main pocket so comes out easily/turns inside out. 2. It's got an MP3 player earphone hole (and in the main jacket) - Who would listen to music in the ear when on the road? - you need full awareness of your surroundings if you want to stay alive (apart from the possible cycling without due care and attention charge). The jersey is very long at the back (strange design) but ok. Mine had a stitcging issue on both sleeves in virtually the same place, where the quality/line of stitching resulted in the what looks like pulled threads that I will need to fix to be confident."
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight
Cons: Limited Color Choices, not as warm as expected
I have Avid juicy 3's on 160mm rotors on a 2009 Rockhopper. comp disc. Which type of pad is the direct replacement - Sintered, Organic, Organic with Alu back plate? The Specialized spec. just says 'alloy backed disc pads'
A high quality cycle legwear bundle with a 30% saving on full retail price. Made from a warm, fleecy and high stretch lycra fabric, dhb Vaeon Roubaix shorts and tights offer the thermal coverage you need to keep up your mileage over autumn and winter.
Are both these items the padded versions?
Are both these items the padded versions? or is the bib tight unpadded?
Can you buy replacement lenses for the Pro Triple glasses?
NO. I asked similar and was told no. I hadn't had mine long, and the lugs on the lenses, that hold them in the frame, were breaking. Luckily Wiggle replaced them. My latest pair have done the same, I won't be buying again.