john21twice
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    28 September 2010
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    12 May 2014
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    15 March 2011
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    20 December 2010
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    10 March 2014
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john21twice's Reviews
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Possibly the strongest lock of its type and a firm favourite in high crime areas. Every area of the Granit 1000 construction has been specifically hardened making it enormously resistant to all forms of physical attack.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Big Chunky bike lock
Posted12 May 2014
john21twice
fromPerth, Perth and Kinross, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"I use this to lock my bike in the garage and for that it does a great job. This is a really heavy lock so I wouldn't fancy carrying it around but for locking a bike in the garage this isn't an issue."
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The original natural energy bar. Every Clif bar is packed with a healthy mix of whole grains, protein and fibre, but not with fat, perfect to keep you going whatever your activity.
 
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4 / 5
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Big fan of Cliff bars
Posted12 May 2014
john21twice
fromPerth, Perth and Kinross, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Peanut butter is really nice.
Provides energy and the taste is great, which ticks all the boxes."
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 High5 IsoGel Mixed Flavour - 25 x 60g
High5 IsoGel Mixed Flavour - 25 x 60g
IsoGel is a great tasting sports fuel for a burst of instant energy. It has a lighter drink-like consistency for easy consumption and absorption.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Happy to Recommend
Posted12 May 2014
john21twice
fromPerth, Perth and Kinross, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"First things first, the taste is good and they provide energy. Next they are easy to open and easy to drink as the gel isn't very thick.
Only small issue is they are 60g a gel so slightly bigger than some of the others."
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This is a thick glove for worst winter conditions. An integrated waterproof membrane, makes sure you stay dry inside. Hollow fill insulation provides fantastic warmth. Articulated cut helps to reduce bulk.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Nice and Warm
Posted10 March 2014
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john21twice
fromPerth, Perth and Kinross, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"These are very warm gloves and perfect for cold winter rides. Hands nice and warm during very cold winter rides. The grip on the palms is very good in the dry but when it gets wet it doesn't work.
Apart from that a very good pair of gloves"
Pros: Great Value
Cons: Bulky
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The Vaeon Roubaix padded bib tight uses a super soft fleecy performance fabric to offer reliable warmth through your Winter rides. (dhb Vaeon Roubaix - replaces dhb PACE Roubaix)
 
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4 / 5
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Good Value Tights
Posted13 January 2014
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john21twice
fromPerth, Perth and Kinross, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Follow the Wiggle size guide and you'll get the right size. Needed a new pair of tights to replace an older pair of wiggle tights that were damaged on a patch of ice. Older pair were slightly nicer as the shoulder straps were wider and more comfortable. These are good value for money and a great buy for use during the winter when there is a chance of falling off on ice. Why spend a small fortune on something that may get ripped?"
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, Good Fit
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IsoGel is a great tasting sports fuel for a burst of instant energy. It has a lighter drink-like consistency for easy consumption and absorption. The classic sachet with a rip-off top makes it ideal on the move for cyclists and runners alike.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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One of the better Gels
Posted06 January 2014
john21twice
fromPerth, Perth and Kinross, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Not too thick or sugary so easy to swallow. The taste isn't overpowering."
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EnergyBar is a healthy snack with a balance of simple and complex carbohydrate from fruit, grains and nuts that taste great
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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These have everything, Taste & Energy
Posted06 January 2014
john21twice
fromPerth, Perth and Kinross, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Great tasting, seem to provide energy when required, what more do you want. Could munch them all day!"
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The dhb Merino cycling sock has a slim and lightweight feel but offers exceptional warmth to weight ratio.
 
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3 / 5
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Quality a bit of a let down
Posted18 January 2013
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john21twice
fromParis
Country : France
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"These are good value Merino socks but they don't last that long. Mine lasted for about a year, which isn't that good as they were only used a few times. My cotton M&S socks last much longer but they don't keep my feet warm.
They performed well and I would purchase another pair if they are significantly cheaper than the competition."
Pros: Good Fit
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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EnergySource is a new generation sports drink for use during exercise. It contains a carbohydrate formulation of maltodextrin and fructose in a ratio of 2:1 and key electrolytes.
 
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5 / 5
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Buy for the taste
Posted18 January 2013
john21twice
fromParis
Country : France
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"This product isn't too sweet and makes a refreshing drink. The taste isn't too strong and leaves no after taste.
I can't remember how many grams are required for 750ml bottle but it seems to be more than some products so the 2.2kg tub doesn't last as long as you would think.
Lastly as an energy drink it works."
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The Windslam Gilet is great for when the weather starts to turn cold. Wear the gilet over your long sleeve jersey to maintain your core body temperature in weather down to 10 degrees Celsius (depending on layering and ride intensity).
 
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5 / 5
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Nice Gilet
Posted23 November 2012
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john21twice
fromParis
Country : France
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"The quality and fit of this gilet is fantastic (remember to order a size bigger than the size chart recommends). The windproof panels have a nice fleecy backing and the mesh at the back provides plenty of ventilations.
There are three rear pockets but for some reason these are set higher than normal making it very difficult to access them whilst on the move. This shouldn't be a deal breaker as this is a very good gilet.
One other thing the collar is very high, which I don't like but it's easy to turn down so not really a problem."
Pros: High Quality, Versatile
Cons: Poor Fit
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 Countdown Active Shell Vest - 2012
Countdown Active Shell Vest - 2012
A compact and protective vest with a Windstopper Active shell front panel to shield you from wind chill on quick descents and on cold windy days. The Countdown Vest packs down into a jersey pocket for the climbs or when the temperature rises.
 

Sizing Information

Are these gilets tights fitting? I am not sure if the Large or XL will be the right size for me. My chest size is 105 so the size guide recommends XL but I don't want a jacket that flaps about. Anybody got any suggestions?
3 years, 7 months ago
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john21twice
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This is a thick glove for worst winter conditions. An integrated waterproof membrane, makes sure you stay dry inside. Hollow fill insulation provides fantastic warmth. Articulated cut helps to reduce bulk.
 

Are these gloves washable and even machine washable.

As toasty as my gloves are, they stink and are not washable.
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Mine whent through the wash and are still OK.
7 months ago
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john21twice
Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK
 
The Windslam Gilet is great for when the weather starts to turn cold. Wear the gilet over your long sleeve jersey to maintain your core body temperature in weather down to 10 degrees Celsius (depending on layering and ride intensity).
 

Sizing

Is the guide realistic? I'm 5'11" with a 41" chest. Does the medium come up large or visa versa?
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I'm about the same size as you and went for the XL, which is a good fit especially if using the gilet over a thicker winter top. I have a 16" neck and the collar is a little tight and the arm holes are also cut very small.

I'm not racing snake or a fat boy, somewhere in the middle.

Great top.
1 year, 10 months ago
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john21twice
Paris
 
 dhb Signal Jacket
dhb Signal Jacket
The black SIGNAL jacket is the ultimate in 'discreet high visibility'.
 

Seam Problems

Hi, I have read that there are/were problems with the seams on these jackets. Is that the case or have they been fixed?
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I think there were issues with the earlier jackets. I sent mine back and it's been replaced with a new one and so far no problems so I would say there isn't a problem anymore.
3 years ago
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john21twice
Paris
 
The Craft Cool Mesh Superlight sleeveless base layer provides a superior cooling effect with a 3-dimensional ergonomic fit for freedom of movement during workouts in hot conditions.
 

Are these meant to be tight fitting?

Hi,

Are base layers meant to be tight fitting as in sticking close to skin like compression gear?

Cos my chest is 103cm.
Thanks.
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Yes they are.

I'm about the same chest size and ordered a large, which is too big. I purchased another one in small that fits like a glove.
3 years, 1 month ago
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john21twice
Paris
 
 Hometrainer Folding Tyre
Hometrainer Folding Tyre
Got a turbo trainer? Get one of these!
 

A tire or a pair?

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Just the one tyre.
3 years, 10 months ago
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john21twice
Paris