Herbie
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    15 June 2009
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    22 April 2014
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    02 September 2010
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The Progression Roller features progressively sized surfaces that provide variable pressure to muscles.
 
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Very good for post-rdie self-massag
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fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Advised to get a foam roller by my physio, and having borrowed a cheap foam one, thought I'd go for this deluxe one. Once you get used to the approach of letting your weight provide the pressure, this works incredibly well. Muscle fatigue is vastly reduced. I've had a bad back for years and have used a rolled up towel to affect relief for some time, but this is also useful for relief of back pain."
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Versatile
Cons: Expensive
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The Vaeon Roubaix unpadded 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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Superb quality tights, warm but light
Posted22 April 2014
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fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Have some really warm, padded tights from a top make, which are supposed to be shaped, but are really restrictive. These i bought for cold but not freezing days, when I will padded shorts underneath. The fit and shaping of these is superb, and the light material is slightly fleeced, making them very warm for their thickness."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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The Vaeon Roubaix leg wear 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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Superb quality and fit, light but warm
Posted22 April 2014
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fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Really like these - the first 3/4s I've had. They are really well shaped, almost tailored, and fit very well. The slight fleecing makes them warm, but they are thick and bulky. Great for those in between days, where you want to keep the chill off your knees. I cannot imagine more expensive and flashy makes being any better - these are superb."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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Water-resistant, flexible silicone body, integrated clipping feature, quick-release mounting. Visible up to 600 metres. 12 HOT colours (look out for random special colour releases).
 
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A good quality back up light
Posted22 April 2014
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fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"This is a very bright and good quality back up light, but don't be tempted to use it as your only front light. It does not have great side visibility, but in emergency or as a back up it is very good. Small, light, and easily and securely attached."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Not Enough Features
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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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Great value good quality pedals
Posted22 April 2014
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I like these being double sided, and a good all round pedal for all my bikes (road, MTB, hybrid, spin). They locate with the cleats very easily, and have a fair amount of float without feeling loose. The only draw back is the slight lack of total support under the foot. This is minor though, and the convenience of the same double sided pedals installed on all my bikes is such a plus."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Adjustable, Versatile, Good Fit
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These Ultegra brake blocks will also fit 105/RX100/Exage.
 
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Very good quality brake pads for all road bikes
Posted22 April 2014
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fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Apart from being just a little deep (i.e. they can wear towards the tyre - so watch this), they are very good quality brakes pads."
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Adjustable, Good Fit
Cons: wide/deep
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You've been performing well but fatigue is starting to set in. Your energy levels are low and you need to fuel up fast.
 
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If they were just a bit better value would be 5*
Posted22 April 2014
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Had some of these on a sportive and knew they were great - so now have a box so I can have a packet in my pocket every sportive! So digestible and good flavour, plus they seem to add a bit when gels/drinks have started to fail."
Pros: High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons: Expensive
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A pre-contoured construction offering a superior fit made from super stretch, brushed Italian Fabric. (This product was formerly the dhb Pace Roubaix Knee Warmers.)
 
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Great shaped Knee Warmers at great price
Posted08 April 2014
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fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Not quite sure why I would buy other more expensive makes when these really do a great job, and have certainly come on a lot since the old tubes of lycra with elastic top and bottom. These have superb comfortable shaping, stay up well without cutting circulation."
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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Pack of 5 high quality inner tubes. The Continental quality road inner tube is a must have cycling essential for 700c bike wheels.
 
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Good value inner tubes that keep their pressure we
Posted27 March 2014
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Buying a batch of 5 makes these good value inner tubes, and they seem to hold their pressure well."
Pros: Durable, Good Fit
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Penetrating lubricant with PTFE and contains no CFC's. Great for displacing water. Ideal for derailleurs, cables, brake levers etc. Also a great frame polish.
 
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Optimal lubricant
Posted17 February 2014
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fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"There is a fine line between being too thick and claggy, and being too thin and easily washed away - GT85 hits that fine line perfectly."
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Rugged, Versatile
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The Velo Wireless has a great new look regarding the screen and body. The screen is enlarged making it easier to view the display and with one button control makes this computer very easy to use.
 

Can I buy the attachments for a second bike?

I already have the Cateye velo wireless on one bike but now I have 2 bikes & want to be able to swap Cateye from one to the other.
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Yes - but they are nearly as much as the original computer with fixing kit - and as this is a very good value one I tend to just buy several computers and have them as spares or set for kms to use abroad etc.
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Guildford
 
Meet HeatGear® Sonic: Under Armours’s newest and greatest baselayer innovation. These Shorts are supporting but not restrictive and won't let you overheat
 

Какая степень (класс, мм*рт) компрессии на данном белье?

Какая степень (класс, мм*рт) компрессии на данном белье?
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Это не экстремальные сжатия - просто комфортно и хорошо подходящее. These aren't extreme compression - just comfortable and well fitting.
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Guildford
 
RaceBlades - the innovative new guard for all race bikes. Almost invisible, this new guard system is the problem solution for all road racers looking for a functional but lightweight guard (225g for the complete set front and rear).
 

Will these fit a Boardman CX bike that is for road use only

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Because of the fitting mechanism I believe these will fit almost any bike - I have previously fitted them to: an old steel framed Olmo, a Dawes Giro 300 with oversized alloy tubes, a Trek 1500, and a Boardman Team Comp. The a new pair have just fitted to a Cinelli Alloy framed 2013 bike perfectly.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Guildford
 
RaceBlades - the innovative new guard for all race bikes. Almost invisible, this new guard system is the problem solution for all road racers looking for a functional but lightweight guard (225g for the complete set front and rear).
 

Hello, will these keep riders behind dry as well?

Hello, will these keep the peloton behind you dry as well? I know there is a "long" version of these but they are only available in silver.
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This new version has a rubber additional drip-stop addition on each mudguard, and will increase their protection of the rider behind. They keep riders behind as well protected as full mudguards, as they drop down behind just as far. What they don't do is keep the back wheel from flicking water low and forward as they don't continue round to the seat tube - so, riders behind, and your bum stay dry, but in extreme your feet might end up a bit wetter than with full mudguards - though, in extreme the front wheel splash usually soaks feet not in waterproof overshoes whatever guards you have. Essentially these work well for group riding.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Guildford
 
RaceBlades - the innovative new guard for all race bikes. Almost invisible, this new guard system is the problem solution for all road racers looking for a functional but lightweight guard (225g for the complete set front and rear).
 

will these fit a Boardman CX bike that is for road use only with 25mm gatorskin tyres fitted?

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Because of the fitting mechanism I believe these will fit almost any bike - I have previously fitted them to: an old steel framed Olmo, a Dawes Giro 300 with oversized alloy tubes, a Trek 1500, and a Boardman Team Comp. The a new pair have just fitted to a Cinelli Alloy framed 2013 bike perfectly.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Herbie
Guildford
 
RaceBlades - the innovative new guard for all race bikes. Almost invisible, this new guard system is the problem solution for all road racers looking for a functional but lightweight guard (225g for the complete set front and rear).
 

will these fit my sensa romagna?

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Because of the fitting mechanism I believe these will fit almost any bike - I have previously fitted them to: an old steel framed Olmo, a Dawes Giro 300 with oversized alloy tubes, a Trek 1500, and a Boardman Team Comp. The a new pair have just fitted to a Cinelli Alloy framed 2013 bike perfectly.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Herbie
Guildford
 
RaceBlades - the innovative new guard for all race bikes. Almost invisible, this new guard system is the problem solution for all road racers looking for a functional but lightweight guard (225g for the complete set front and rear).
 

Will these definately fit a Trek Domane 2013

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Because of the fitting mechanism I believe these will fit almost any bike - I have previously fitted them to: an old steel framed Olmo, a Dawes Giro 300 with oversized alloy tubes, a Trek 1500, and a Boardman Team Comp. The a new pair have just fitted to a Cinelli Alloy framed 2013 bike perfectly.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Herbie
Guildford
 
A super cooling short sleeve base layer with 8 channel fibre structured construction. Ideal for activities with a high sweat rate due to low thermal insulation and very efficient evaporation cooling.
 

167cm (5'7"); 38-39" Chest (96-99cm) and 73-75 kg - Correct size is?

I would like to know correct size (not in the position to try them prior or the additional costs for return). Going by Assos, size chart S is suitable for persons 160-169cm; however no other measurements are noted. Are these a comfort, slim or relax fit and will they accomodate small changes in weight and chest.
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I'm a little larger, but the fit is comfort rather than slim. So fitted without being sprayed on!
9 months ago
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Herbie
Guildford
 
A Swiss product, Swissstop offers the best braking performance in all conditions High performance compound for carbon wheels. Excellent stopping power wet and dry with superior modulation and low pad wear rates.
 

Are pads different for front and rear wheels?

The reason I ask is that one pair of left and right pads both have the same set of numbers on them, and the other pair of left and right pads both have a different set of numbers on them.
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No - same brake shoes front and back - so same blocks/inserts.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Herbie
Guildford
 
A great value lightweight SPD compatible clipless road pedal with sealed bearing and cro-mo axle.
 

Have only just started cycling. Will any cleat and shoe fit these pedals or do I have to purchase specific accessories?

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the cleat will come with the pedals, so automatically match the pedal. The shoes should state that will take Shimano SPD cleats/pedals - most do.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Herbie
Guildford