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    20 June 2009
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    02 October 2013
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    21 March 2012
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Description, 72% polyethylene, 24% polypropylene, 4% thermoplastic polyurethane., Wide opening: Convenient for filling and adding sports drink mixes or ice., Easy-grip screw cap: Large, grooved surface makes it easier to tighten and remove., Tapered bottom: Easily slips in and out of bike bottle cag...
 
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Posted02 October 2013
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crx165
fromLondon UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Excellent!
Perfect size great for on bike & to hold while running.
Never leaked and great flow while drinking.
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Pros: Great Value, Attractive, High Quality
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 Response Shorts
Response Shorts
Aiming to hit the sweet spot between stylish commuting and great cycling features. With the response tour short you have a multifunctional short that is on one hand cycling specific, but on the other a really stylish short for everyday commuting.
 
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Poor sizing
Posted01 June 2013
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Fit
Comes up small
Large
Comes up large
crx165
fromLondon UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Sizing came up 2 sizes too large and the crotch pad was useless, made of very thin material."
Cons: Expensive, Unadjustable, Low Quality, Poor Fit, Limited Color Choices
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An aerodynamic shaped cold-forged aluminium cage with a one-piece design and integrated bracket.
 
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Excellent Alloy bottle cage
Posted01 June 2013
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crx165
fromLondon UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"In this world of Camelbacks, etc this was a refreshing purchase - strong, robust, looks cool, works as it chould."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit
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 IsoGel Mixed Flavour - 25 x 60g Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!
IsoGel Mixed Flavour - 25 x 60g Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!
Buy One Mixed Flavour IsoGel and Receive Another FREE! 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.
 
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Excellent does what its meant to.
Posted01 June 2013
crx165
fromLondon UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I'm sure there is a highly technical way to explain - but I have a feeling its a convoluted placeabo. Either way they work a bit."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality
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High quality seat post shim machined from aluminium sleeve
 
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Good fit, good quality
Posted22 February 2013
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crx165
fromLondon UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Does exactly what it's designed to. Doesn't slip, good fit."
Pros: Lightweight, Good Fit
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Stem shim for 1 1/8" stem to fit 1" steerer.
 
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A tube of alloy with a cut in the side
Posted21 March 2012
crx165
fromLondon UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Difficult to be creative & eloquent - but its a nicely finished piece of kit for riders like me (0.0001%) who have a 1" threadless steerer but want to use a modern 1.125" stem. As you would expect quality from Thomson (some would say with a price to match) - but does the job perfectly with no fitment issues. One potential issues for other buyer is its not hugely tall, not 100% sure on the downsides of the shim being less than the stack height of the stem clamp, but maybe concentrated stress risers? strength of clamping force? stem may not tighten enough?
So 10/10 (or 5/5) for the product but check stem compatibility first."
Pros: High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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 Tomac Small Block 8 DTC Folding MTB Tyre
Tomac Small Block 8 DTC Folding MTB Tyre
The Tomac Small Block 8 is an ultra grippy, fast rolling tyre for cross country use.
 
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Dry weather do it all
Posted05 May 2011
crx165
fromLondon UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Very good tyre as a general all rounder in dry conditions. Good light tyre and great grip, sturdy but flexible carcass. I regularly use it on the road, where it is still very good, despite not being designed for tarmac. Relatively quiet and surprisingly fast.
Good price and Kenda's range seems to all be very good."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile
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Turn your bike into more than a fair-weather friend with the help of a Mag trainer. The perfect solution to getting in a ride when it's too cold, wet or dark to go outside, the Mag sets up quickly and easily for on-the-spot spins.
 
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Lazy Girlfriend training aid
Posted16 September 2009
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crx165
fromLondon UK
Age : 25-34
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Bought this for my girlfriend as I was finding it very hard to get her out on the bikes. As 30-somethings life and work often get in thye way of any kind of exercise routine, and London isn't really the place for a new cyclist to learn road craft - hence the purchase of CycleOps Mag Trainer.
Assembly was very easy, I was impressed by the quality of construction. Very stable and sturdy when in use, even while cranking hard during interval training. The adjustment range is good enough for both my girlfriend and I - opposite ends of the fitness spectrum.
Highly recommended for a budget turbo trainer over the winter months or if you are lazy like my girlfriend :-)"
Pros: Adjustable, Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Rugged
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 Sponge Handlebar Grips 2011
Sponge Handlebar Grips 2011
Secure clamp design with anodised and etched aluminium clamps. Low profile knurled pattern rubber. Available in white, black, pale blue and grey. 130mm long.
 
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Budget clamp-ons
Posted20 June 2009
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crx165
fromLondon UK
Age : 25-34
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"These are great value for money, when the competition are close to double the price. Best used with gloves as the harder compund can be slippy with bare hands. These are a great diameter for an average hand size. If you have big hands they could be a little on the narrow side. Clamps are good and strong and haven't slipped, although there is a slight creak when really manhandling the bike. The grips are comfortable with or without gloves, without feeling like you are holding two large sausages! Overall good grips at a better price than most."
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Great Value
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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crx165's Answers
 
 CycleOps Classic Mag Turbo Trainer
CycleOps Classic Mag Turbo Trainer
Best value magnetic trainer on the market.
 

Can I use a Trek 6500 hardtail with this trainer?

Yes 95% of 26"+ wheeled bikes will work, as long as you have a QR (quick release) rear wheel. But change to a slick rear tyre, otherwise its very noisey.
2 years, 7 months ago
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crx165
London UK