Herbie
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    15 June 2009
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    25 May 2015
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    02 September 2010
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    22 April 2015
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The Schwalbe Durano Plus offers maximum puncture protection for race bikes. This lightweight tyre features their SmartGuard belt that offers a unique level of protection for racing tyres. It's also their most puncture protected road tyre.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Great ride with reassurance of few punctures
Posted25 May 2015
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Great ride with excellent cross section that maintains shape in corners, great grip in wet, and has added bonus of the reassurance that there will be few punctures - originally bought for winter, but probably ride these all year now!"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality, Rugged, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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Sleek, aero shape wedge pack with positive locking QR buckle and high strength straps. Expands from 1.6 litres to 2 litres quickly and simply to provide plenty of storage for those ride essentials.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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A good bag but don't like the zip position
Posted01 May 2015
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"These bags are well made and work well as a whole. A little more expensive than some. However, the thing I really don't like with this Topeak design is the way the zip goes up and over, which ends up under the saddle and makes it really fiddly. The awkward angle also means that the zip frays it's edging as the zip is pulled at odd angles in a hurry during a puncture. Therefore these quality made bags suffer and don't last as long as they might."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Adjustable, Lightweight
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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 dhb Medium Saddle Bag
dhb Medium Saddle Bag
An extendable, aero shaped saddle bag for storing your bike repair kit and packable jacket. A water resistant rear facing panel helps protect your contents from road spray. Light not included - for demo purposes only.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Good, neat but sizeable bag
Posted22 April 2015
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Good value bag, which is somehow neat but still sizeable. The larger one comes up larger than equiv 'volumes' from other makes. This is a good bag. In all these wedge shaped saddle bags, the zip goes over the top at the back of the saddle - where the bags are smaller this means a very awkward route for unzipping up under the saddle - not the case for the larger ones like this where the zip is slightly behind the saddle and therefore not fouled by it."
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, Adjustable, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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Whether you lead an active lifestyle or an elite sporting career, the Wiggle Hydration Tabs can help you get the most out of your water and optimise hydration. Available in a choice of two great tasting flavours, blackcurrant and lemon.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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My preferred hydration tabs
Posted09 March 2015
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Have used various others before, and all do the job - these just taste good, and area bit more reasonably priced considering they all contain very little for their cost."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality
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The original archetypal high quality touring tyre has now been completely revised.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Excellent grip without causing unecessary drag
Posted30 September 2014
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"These tyres have excellent grip on trails and damp roads, but still roll well on smoother tarmac. Great for hybrids or for that Eroica bike!"
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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The new CN-10 Cable and Housing Cutter is a shop quality cutter designed specifically for use on all bicycle cables and housing, including hard-to-cut index housing.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Do the job well
Posted03 September 2014
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"These cutters cut cables neatly and do the job well, at a reasonable price."
Pros: Comfortable, Rugged, High Quality
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Positioned for minimum wind resistance and easy access these bags are ideal for triathletes or other riders wanting to keep energy food or other small items close at hand.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
Avg 3 / 5 from
Very useful but straps could do with better design
Posted24 June 2014
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I find this works really well, and the actual compartment of the bag is great design. However, the straps are not adjustable enough - they will go around all sizes of tubing: but the underneath straps don't do up tight enough on old steel frames, but work well on larger tubing; the headtube strap is low, and this means the bag flops aroundif fairly full and can be annoying (still functional), and for all my bikes (road, old.new, hybrid, MTB etc.) could do with being higher and so go around the steerer rather than the headtube and therefore hold the bag up better."
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons: Unadjustable, Poor Fit, Limited Color Choices
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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
Avg 5 / 5 from
Probably my favourite gel - gets me through
Posted24 June 2014
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I never got on with the original gels from anyone - they were all too gloopy or jam like, and it was an effort to take them. These, with greater volume are so much better, and very effective. I tend to use them towards the end of long rides and they help keep the fatigue and cramps away."
Pros: High Quality, Versatile
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A quality brake cable outer casing for effective and responsive braking. Compatible with both Road and Mountain Bikes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Perfectly good and fundctional cable outers
Posted05 June 2014
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Does the job well and good value. Fits old style frame eyes, which some modern cable outers are too thick for."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Adjustable, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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More elasticity, more comfort and the highest shock absorbing properties thanks to Vibra Absorb.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Quality comfortable bar tape
Posted05 June 2014
Quality 
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4 / 5
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Performance 
5 / 5
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Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Despite not being a gel bar tape this Cinelli product really does the job well. I t goes on easily and stays in place. It is very comfortable without needing the gel extra thickness. Sometimes the gel tapes move around a bit sooner and don't last as long."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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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.
 

Have the loss of contact problems been resolved?

With my current model on longer rides all data is lost due to a loss of contact. I'm told this was due to the cap not pushing the battery onto the contact and so a loss connectivity.
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Put it this way - I've never lost any data in 2 years now - and I have 2 of these.
1 month, 1 week ago
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Herbie
Guildford
 
 dhb Medium Saddle Bag
dhb Medium Saddle Bag
An extendable, aero shaped saddle bag for storing your bike repair kit and packable jacket. A water resistant rear facing panel helps protect your contents from road spray. Light not included - for demo purposes only.
 

Product dimensions?

Hi, what are the dimensions of his saddle bag? Thanks
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23 cm long, and claims 0.7L – 1L - but comes up larger than equiv from other makes - it's a good size but still neat.
1 month, 1 week ago
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Herbie
Guildford
 
The original archetypal high quality touring tyre has now been completely revised.
 

Can I use 700c x 28 to replace my 700c x 38

Hi I am looking to reduce some road resistance and making my Claude Butler 500 Urban a little more easy for the road. So hoping I can just swop these an use 700 x 28c ?
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This would be dependent on the wheel rim - the rim will have a max/min 700c tyre width that it recommends. Wouldn't like to speculate without knowing what the rim is.
7 months ago
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Herbie
Guildford
 
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.
1 year, 1 month ago
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Herbie
Guildford
 
 Under Armour HeatGear Sonic Compression Short - SS14
Under Armour HeatGear Sonic Compression Short - SS14
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.
1 year, 1 month 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 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.
1 year, 7 months 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).
 

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.
1 year, 7 months 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 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.
1 year, 7 months 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.
1 year, 7 months 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.
1 year, 7 months ago
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Herbie
Guildford