Toothpuller
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    01 March 2010
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    14 May 2013
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    01 March 2010
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    26 March 2010
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    06 June 2012
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The Velox rim tape is light and sticks well so it won't get pushed into spokes when you pump the tyre up.
 
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Posted14 May 2013
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Toothpuller
fromNew Forest
Interest : Road Cyclist
Gender : Male
"I've been using this stuff for more than 20 years.
Does exactly what it should, easy to apply, fit and forget. And it ain't heavy either...
NB, first roll I was sent had lost it's "stick", Wiggle replaced immediately."
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Machined aircraft aluminium presta valve extenders with rubber seal.
 
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3 / 5
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Don't fit my rims
Posted06 June 2012
Toothpuller
fromNew Forest
Interest : Triathlete
Gender : Male
"Good idea, but don't fit through my Planet X aero rims...
Shame you have to open the pack to find out :("
Cons: Poor Fit, didn't fit
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 Core Race Suit 2012
Core Race Suit 2012
Perfect for: Entry level/all round triathlete looking for race/training essentials athletes/teams looking for price point tri gear; Triathletes who like the colourways, style options and performance materials which are durable and comfortable.
 
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Beware suits with front zips
Posted06 June 2012
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Toothpuller
fromNew Forest
Interest : Triathlete
Gender : Male
"This does exactly what I wanted.
Size Large for a 6'3" 80-85kg 'athlete' fits well.... even holds in my gut.
But I was warned at my last race that in all British Triathlon races, racing with the zip anywhere but fully done up can result in disqualification! Stupid rule 22.5, but now wish i had bought a suit with a rear zip..."
Pros: Comfortable
Cons: if only the zip was at the back
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The Polar S1 Footpod combines inertial technology and DSP (digital signal processing), which combines accurate speed and distance. The Polar S1 Foot pod is included with RS200sd, S625x, and available as an option with RS200 and S725x.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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long term review! Used with S625x
Posted13 September 2011
Toothpuller
fromNew Forest
Interest : Triathlete
Gender : Male
"I have had this for over 4 years....
Unlike one of the other reviews I find it to be great - accurate once calibrated (I just adjusted it once I had run a few races which were measured, never bothered with the official track style calibration), has the odd strange reading, but no more than GPS does (compared to a Garmin I have used). Running in wooded areas as I do, it is far superior to GPS.
Only gripe is that the washer/seal broke, but I made a new one from silicone, and thats fine 3years on. I regularly run through deep puddles/streams and it's never leaked yet.
And although the light chnages to warn you of low battery, if it's a long run, the warning may be too late, and it's dead before you get home (runs >60mins)
(PS I am not linked to polar in anyway, but I'd buy the new version when this or the watch eventually dies!)"
Pros: Durable, High Quality, accurate
Cons: Unattractive
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Short version of the popular Power-stud 6 bar-ends. One piece forged alloy.
 
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1 / 5
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too short for me...
Posted25 July 2011
Toothpuller
fromNew Forest
Interest : Road Cyclist
Gender : Male
"Wiggle sent me these in error when I ordered a pair of Tioga Power Studs XS Bar Ends.
These are around 120g per pair, 28mm in diameter but only project 52mm away from the handlebar (total length of ~78mm). For a pair of barends to grab and use for attacking climbs they are just too small (and I don't have big hands).
They might be of use to rest your hands on as an alternative position, but you don't need barends to rest here - not sure who these are aimed at except kids with tiny hands. But well made..."
Cons: too short to be useful
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One piece forged alloy bar ends with 45° bend
 
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3 / 5
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too small for me...
Posted25 July 2011
Toothpuller
fromNew Forest
Interest : Road Cyclist
Gender : Male
"I don't have big hands, but found that the bend was too close to the handlebar, so couldn't get a comfortable position to hold.
The top bent section is also too small to hold as a forward position.
138grams a pair, 28mm in diameter, but only 60mm from front of bar to bend of bar end, so way too short to get my hands on... 100mm top to bottom in total.
Not to my style, but if your hands fit, they'd be fine.
Well made tho..."
Cons: Poor Fit, Limited Color Choices, too small to fit my hands comfortably
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Short, alloy stubby bar ends especially popular with city riders.
 
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Do the job....
Posted25 July 2011
Toothpuller
fromNew Forest
Interest : Road Cyclist
Gender : Male
"I was looking for a cheap pair of bar ends to try the old skool flat bar/bar end position I used to use last time I rode off road....
These are cheap, and do the job. Light (112grams for a pair), short (~82mm from front edge of bar to end of barend, 108mm total length) and skinny (only 21mm diameter), but for attacking hills and to give an alternate hand position they are fine.
Not much to go wrong!"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Lightweight
Cons: Limited Color Choices, may be too skinny for some
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Overall rating 
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do the job just fine
Posted21 June 2011
Toothpuller
fromNew Forest
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Gender : Male
"Along with cable ends, one of the most overlooked and borring parts of your bike.
But vital to stop the end of the bar taking a core out of you if you crash (and compulsory for racing).
At 99p, I'm not fussed if I lose one in a crash, very tight fit in my MTB bars (thats a god thing). What more do you need to know?"
Pros: Great Value
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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Value for money dual sided SPD pedal, a favorite XC mountain bike pedal. Super-compact and lightweight design for a multitude of cycling uses. Sealed cartridge bearing spindle keeps out water and mud for a smooth action, and makes for a durable pedal.
 
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4 / 5
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£20? can't go wrong
Posted16 June 2011
Toothpuller
fromNew Forest
Interest : Triathlete
Gender : Male
"A pair of SPDs for less than £20...
More gaps for mud clearing than my old M424s, but I've never had probs with mud clogging as I try not to put my feet down!
Seem light enough, and pretty bomb-proof so far.
If you like SPDs, they're great - only downside is that everyone else has them too...."
Pros: does what it says on the tin
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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 Flare Rear Light 2011
Flare Rear Light 2011
Talk of the Town. The Flare is so bright yet so dinky they will be stopping you just to have a closer look.
 
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5 / 5
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Too bright to look at!
Posted17 February 2011
Toothpuller
fromNew Forest
Interest : Triathlete
Gender : Male
"I was looking for a small very bright rear light for riding on unlit country roads. I saw a review of this in a CTC mag, which highly recommended it.
I wasn't disappointed - very bright, constant beam or pulsing (but never actually off). It's visible in daylight/fog/dusk as well as in the dark. Also has survived recent downpours, and off road rides too... Battery life seems ok, but the battery is an unusual size, so you won't find one in a garage if your light dies mid ride :(
Drivers give me more space, so it works.
Some people moan it points dlightly down, but it's so bright to point it directly at the car behind would be unfair, and will really annoy any other cyclist on your wheel!
So far I can't really fault it!"
Pros: Rugged, Lightweight
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The dhb M1 shoe is designed for the recreational mountain biker who likes the simplicity of a three strap shoe.
 

Can you get new insoles?

Can you get replacement insoles for these?

I like the shoes, but given they get wet almost every ride, they now stink, and some new insoles may help.....

Thanks!
2 years, 9 months ago
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Toothpuller
New Forest
 
The Arione's nylon carbon reinforced shell has Wing Flex™ which is designed for freedom of thigh movement supported with Kium rails. The Arione shape is flat, narrow and long which is ideally suited to Snakes.
 

Great saddle, anyone tried them off-road?

Anyone ever tried an Arione off road?

I use one on road, and would never try another saddle, but wonder if they are up to off road riding? I have heard of them cracking in 2 on road....

I use my road bike daily,so don't want to take the saddle of to try off road...
4 years ago
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Toothpuller
New Forest
 
Shimano SPD MTB Cleats: Available options are SH51, SH52 and SH56 to fit the vast majority of SPD pedals.
 

do these include nut plates?

Does this cleat set include nut plates? I am looking to buy shoes seperately (DHB M1), so do I need plates, adn do they come with cleats or shoes....

I aleardy have 424 SPDs
Thanks
4 years, 1 month ago
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Toothpuller
New Forest
 
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Premium cycling bib shorts from dhb at an astonishing price. Top-level ‘Tour Air’ Elastic Interface cycling pad from CyTech for serious sessions in the saddle. Moisture management ‘Field Sensor’ fabric deals with perspiration fast.
 

Tall sizes

I'm 6'4" with a 33" waist weighing around 14.5 stone. Has anyone else around this height and size bought these shorts - if so, which size fitted? Or have you found better fitting products elsewhere? Thanks!
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Sizing a bit odd, I'm 6'3" and 80ks (13stone). L fits the legs, bit short on the braces, XL fits torso, legs not tight enough.
1 year, 10 months ago
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Toothpuller
New Forest
 
Premium cycling bib shorts from dhb at an astonishing price. Top-level ‘Tour Air’ Elastic Interface cycling pad from CyTech for serious sessions in the saddle. Moisture management ‘Field Sensor’ fabric deals with perspiration fast.
 

Sizing question..

hey, im 6ft 1" but a 33 waist.. if i go by my waist size i would be a med but if i go by my height i'd be a large.. whats the best option?
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I ordered L and Xl to try 'em out... (6'3" and 80kg, 34" trousers).

L fits the legs, but is a tad short on the braces. XL fits torso, loose on the legs
1 year, 10 months ago
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Toothpuller
New Forest
 
 Grand Prix Folding Triathlon Tyre
Grand Prix Folding Triathlon Tyre
Great new triathlon or time trial tyre from the tyremeisters Continental.
 

Which is a more suitable tyre for an upcoming ironman 70.3 between GP4000 and GP triathlon tyre?

My main concern is not having to deal with punctures, am looking to complete the event am not too worried about small differences in time/weight.
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To complete, no real difference....

Both roll well, similar if not identical rubber, tread pattern makes no real difference.

Size of tyre (ie 20mm vs 23mm) may affect comfort, and aero-ness of wheels....
1 year, 10 months ago
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Toothpuller
New Forest
 
 Grand Prix Folding Triathlon Tyre
Grand Prix Folding Triathlon Tyre
Great new triathlon or time trial tyre from the tyremeisters Continental.
 

Continental GP 4000 v GP triathlon

These seem to me to be indentical tyres.Is this correct ?
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very similar but different tread pattern (not that it makes any difference).

Tri version has a nice flower on it 'cos it's meant to remind you of Kona...

GP4000 comes in different sizes too(ie not just 23mm)

I use both and like them...
1 year, 10 months ago
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Toothpuller
New Forest
 
The Polar S1 Footpod combines inertial technology and DSP (digital signal processing), which combines accurate speed and distance. The Polar S1 Foot pod is included with RS200sd, S625x, and available as an option with RS200 and S725x.
 

is this compatible with all the polar heart rate monitors?

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no

check with POLAR
2 years, 7 months ago
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Toothpuller
New Forest
 
Short version of the popular Power-stud 6 bar-ends. One piece forged alloy.
 

do they come with end plugs

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they have end plugs fitted in them, and come with a spare set for your handlebars...
2 years, 8 months ago
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Toothpuller
New Forest
 
Our top of the range triple lens sunglasses provide 100 per cent UVA and UVB protection.
 

How dark is the orange lens?

How much light does the orange lens cut out? lenses are usually rated iin %
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Can't give you a percentage, but they don't cut out much light.... More about eye protection and on a grey day, they make it much easier to begin my commute tho!
2 years, 8 months ago
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Toothpuller
New Forest
 
One piece forged alloy bar ends with 45° bend
 

What is the total weight of a pair of these?

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My scales weighed them at around 138g (allowing for packaging)
2 years, 8 months ago
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Toothpuller
New Forest
 
One piece forged alloy bar ends with 45° bend
 

What is the dimentions of these bar ends as in straight rise before the top bend ?

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I measured 60mm from fornt of handlebar to bend
2 years, 8 months ago
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Toothpuller
New Forest
 
 Flare Rear Light 2011
Flare Rear Light 2011
Talk of the Town. The Flare is so bright yet so dinky they will be stopping you just to have a closer look.
 

Does this fit a tear-drop shaped seat post?

And does it stay in position well?
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It is held in place by a rubber band style fitting. There is a notch at the back of the light to fit aero/teardrop posts, so it should fit ok, just depends on how big the post is front to back.....

I searched various forums before I bought it and several TT forums seem to rate it ok for aero posts....
2 years, 8 months ago
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Toothpuller
New Forest