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    12 June 2009
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    23 October 2009
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    21 November 2009
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 Strada Front Light
Strada Front Light
Rated best of test and best value light for 2010 by Cycling Plus magazine (UK - issue 228, Sept09.)
 
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Best light ever!!
Posted19 November 2009
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powenb
"This light is superb!
It has a wide and spot, that creates the perfect light for full speed night time riding.
I also use mine with a Joystick on my head for MTB riding, although it's upto the job on it's own.
The bar fitting is also spot on!!
Top marks!!!
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A pair of wheel skewers available in various colours.
 
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Does the job, very nicely!
Posted19 November 2009
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"These are great.
Much more ergo. than the previous Hope QR.
Colours are great.
Not the lightest, but perfectly upto the job, and excellent value.
Top marks!!!
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Pros: Attractive, Durable, Great Value, High Quality
Cons: not the lightest
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 Earnley Round Neck Long Sleeve Base Layer
Earnley Round Neck Long Sleeve Base Layer
The new dhb baselayers have been redesigned for 2009 and have a new super comfort fit and the amazing Nanobon fabric. The Compton baselayer is available in a round neck and zip neck option.
 
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Top product!
Posted19 November 2009
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"This is a much nicer top than the previous DHB base layer, which is still a very good item.
Very soft, and comfortable.
Top marks.
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Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality
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 Power III Cycling Shorts SS10
Power III Cycling Shorts SS10
"Another classic piece: These bibtights are made for medium trips. The mesh on the back guarantees a good fit and extra ventilation."
 
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Top product!!
Posted12 November 2009
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"These turned out to be so comfortable I bought another pair.
They are very light, the mesh bib is very comfortable, and the pad is superb. They are also really good value as they feel like a pair of shorts from the higher end of the market.
The appearance is nice also, as the different panels are a very slightly different black.
I've given these full marks.
Actually while they are in stock, I may even buy another pair!!
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Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
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 Power Thermo Unpadded Bib Tights AW09
Power Thermo Unpadded Bib Tights AW09
6-panel cutThermo-stretch inserts below knee for more freedom of movementFlat-lock seamsFront zipZip-underflapElastic bracesHigh-cut backMesh insert in back for optimum ventilationColored inserts on sides of trouser legPre-shaped kneesFootstrap for perfect fitReflective logoReflective inserts on sid...
 
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Top tights
Posted09 November 2009
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"I love Gore products!!
When these arrived I wondered if they would be warm enough because the fabric seems quite thin. But BOY! are they warm.
The fit is great, and the stirups stop the legs from rising up.
I don't think it is fair for the previous poster to mark it down for having no pad. You shouldn't have bought them then, as they say they don't come with one, and that isa good thing because you can use your favourite shorts under them which will add another layer for warmth.
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Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, no pad
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 Buff 09
Buff 09
A genuine Buff product – highly breathable, astoundingly versatile – it is made from a fast wicking material which helps keep you warm and dry while riding.
 
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How versatile can you get?
Posted23 October 2009
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"Brilliant product!!
Can be used in so many ways.
My only gripe (which isn't one really) is I wish it came in other colours also, cos I'd like two or three!
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Vittoria Pit Stop Tyre Sealant is a quick and efficient way of getting back on the road after a puncture. No removal of tyre or tube necessary. Pure Latex foam in a pressurised aerosol container.
 
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Best pump/sealant
Posted23 October 2009
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"This is better than other products for the same purpose.
Pumped up my front 700/23c and sealed it...perminantly!!
Now I just have to add air.
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 Road Overshoes
Road Overshoes
A waterproof neoprene overshoe with super-smooth styling designed for road cycling
 
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Wet feet = Warm feet
Posted23 October 2009
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"Being neoprene, they are not waterproof.
They let water in, but use it to keep your feet very warm.
They are quite thick and therefore bulky and you do look like you're going windsurfing, but it's a small price to pay.
Highly recommended!!
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A must-have for urban night riding. The new TL-LD610 is slimmer and brighter than its predecessor, with five LEDs and three modes that maximize your visibility.
 
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The best
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"Simply the best rear light I have ever used or seen."
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 Grand Prix 4 Season Fold. Road Tyre (2) and Tubes
Grand Prix 4 Season Fold. Road Tyre (2) and Tubes
2 Top level racing clincher with exceptional winter and wet condition performance with a Duraskin® cut-resistant layer from bead to bead and 2 extra Vectran breakers help increase puncture protection complete with presta inner tubes.
 
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They get my vote!!
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"I have these in 23c mounted on my commuter/winter bike.
So they are used all year round, and get through a fair few miles!!
They are great.
Fast rolling, grippy, had 2 punctures in 2 years.
Only problem is, they are quite pricey, and the cotton strands in the side walls unwind after a while.
But they are perfect for what they are meant for...All 4 Season's!!!
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powenb's Questions
 
The dhb ASV Merino Thermal Cycle Sock has a heavy duty, slim fitting, 18cm construction with the thermal properties you would expect from the merino fibre. With an excellent warmth to weight ratio, it provides protection against the cold in winter.
 

What is the length of these please?

3 months ago
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Multi panel bibshort with a Regular Fit designed for medium to intense training activities. The holes improve transpiration and quick dry. LG STABILITY SYSTEM™ 50mm leg gripper distribute the pressure on the leg and keeps the garment in place.
 

Can you tell me what the inseam of these shorts is please?

4 months, 1 week ago
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Identical in technical specification to the Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling team, ASV is the ultimate apparel for racing and elite level athletes. Light and aerodynamic, the ASV Bib Short combines branded, highly technical fabrics and refined striking graphics.
 

Are these the same leg length as the DHB Aeron Pro?

4 months, 1 week ago
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powenb
 
To extend standard valves when using deep section rims.
 

Does this extend by 70mm or is it 70mm including the thread?

4 years, 2 months ago
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 Fast Forward F9R Carbon Tubular Wheelset 2013
Fast Forward F9R Carbon Tubular Wheelset 2013
A full carbon tubular wheelset with 90mm DARC profile rims and high quality FFWD hubs.
 

Are the decals on FFWD wheels under a clear coat, or can they be easily removed?

4 years, 4 months ago
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 Bucket Saddle 2011
Bucket Saddle 2011
Bucket saddle - inspired by 80's saddle design, the Bucket saddle has been created to fuse maximum comfort and style into an affordable seat ready for any fixed gear aficionade or retro style cyclist.
 

Does 7mm rails mean it will still fit normal seatpost clamps?

4 years, 11 months ago
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 Mythos II Thermo Tights AW09
Mythos II Thermo Tights AW09
Flat-lock seams, Adjustable elastic waistband with flat cord, Zip pocket on back, Zipper with semi-lock slider and reflective piping on lateral hem, Mesh insert in knee bend for optimum ventilation, Gripper elastic on bottom hem, Reflective logo on side , Reflective print for more safety
 

Would these be OK to cycle in if wearing a pair of padded shorts underneith?

I like the fact they have lots of reflective sections.
4 years, 11 months ago
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 Oxygen IV Waterproof Cycling Jacket AW09
Oxygen IV Waterproof Cycling Jacket AW09
For road cyclists who are not afraid of rain.
 

I know this is difficult to answer, but do you think the Orange is 'hi-viz' enough to been seen while commuting?

 
Products related to my question
Oxygen III Gore-Tex Waterproof Cycling Jacket
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4 years, 11 months ago
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 Bucket Saddle 2011
Bucket Saddle 2011
Bucket saddle - inspired by 80's saddle design, the Bucket saddle has been created to fuse maximum comfort and style into an affordable seat ready for any fixed gear aficionade or retro style cyclist.
 

Does 7mm rails mean it will still fit normal seatpost clamps?

Yes. 7mm is the standard size for saddle rails.
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powenb