Herbie
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    15 June 2009
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    08 April 2014
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    02 September 2010
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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
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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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Meet HeatGear® Sonic: Under Armours’s newest and greatest baselayer innovation. These Shorts are supporting but not restrictive and won't let you overheat
 
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Excellent
Posted17 February 2014
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fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Have struggled to find comfortable and functional under shorts to wear under winter tights, but these are excellent for the job! Previously the shorts have been of questionable material, had unnecessarily thick padding, and had padding that shifted around. With winter tights having good padding themselves an under short needs nothing but good shape, flat seams and good material. These are just perfect in all those respects. Quality item."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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An affordable lightset from Smart containing the 7 Lux front light, with its tough construction withstanding extreme weather conditions, and the Smart 7 LED rear safety light.
 
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Incredibly good product for the price
Posted13 January 2014
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fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"These have a good beam, and have the all important side panel of light to ensure you are seen from the side as well. They are not so bright that you could use them for serious offroad dashes, but are very good road lights. They fit well, and are easy to remove and put on another bike or take with you. They a pretty lightweight and do last well on a set of batteries."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Versatile, 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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Great value 'get me home' light
Posted13 January 2014
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fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"This is very bright, fits and works very well. I'd give it 5 stars if it provided side illumination too, so that you were better visible from the side. Having said that as this is very bright it probably is pretty visible from side but could be a bit better."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Rugged, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
Cons: no side vision
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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).
 
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A good product made even better
Posted29 October 2013
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fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Have used race blades before, and really impressed with those which have worked well on various bikes for 8 years - so when i got a new winter bike naturally went for them again. These are even better looking, have the same easy and effective attachment, and even have some improvements: rubber drip-stop ends are a great optional addition, and there is a quick and permanent attachment mechanism. I've kept with the quick attachment for the moment, as this has worked well on my old pair for 8 years, and means they can be moved to another bike in 2 minutes. Oh, and BTW they work better than other quickie-guards, as they have a full curved profile, where others are a bit flatter and don't hold the water."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Versatile, 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 0.98 litres to 1.31 litres quickly and simply to provide plenty of storage for those ride essentials.
 
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Excellent, neat and bigger than it looks.
Posted26 October 2013
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fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Nice redesign from Topeak from the old wedge-shaped things that worked OK - but this is a great shape and provides plenty of space in a neat pack."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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Race day is all about maximum output and maximum efficiency-putting everything you've trained for into the race, and leaving it all out on the racecourse.
 
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Always liked the previous version, these are even
Posted13 October 2013
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Liked the previous version, but these are even better, with extra falt bed support for the feet - which really does seem to make them more comfortable and positive."
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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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.
 
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Best base layer I've ever bought
Posted19 July 2013
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fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Have had many base layers over the years, all claiming to be technologically advanced, some better than others. All do the job, and last. But bought a Craft base tee a year ago and though it pretty good functionally, but strange fit and with sleeves longer than those on any cycle jersey which was annoying so cut them off. This version sorts all that, so fit is great, and have really put his through the paces on A, the Stelvio at -2 deg C under several layers, and B, in the 124 mile Wiggle Magnificat - in both cases it kept you dry at the skin layer, and warming in cold weather, but ever so cool in 32 deg C. One draw back is that the white is just slightly grey, but hey, it's a base layer!"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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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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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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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.
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
 
A great value lightweight SPD compatible clipless road pedal with sealed bearing and cro-mo axle.
 

How do I use them?

I am new to cycling and am wanting clip in pedals rather than the toe strap ones. I am looking at the Shimano R077 Road Cycling Shoes and am wondering if I buy them and these pedals, they will work seamlessly. Do I put these on my bike and use as is and just clip my shoes in? Sorry about my limited understanding, much appreciated!
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Almost - with the pedals you will get some 'cleats'. These bolt to the bottom of the shoes you buy. The placing of these is quite sensitive so follow any instructions with the pedals about how to line-up your cleats. General rule of thumb is to try to put the cleat central (from side to side) on the shoe, and roughly across where the ball of your foot is within the shoe. After you have this basic position test the shoe/cleat combo out for comfort and adjust with 2mm movements, try again, until you feel it is right. Also best to have each shoe's cleat as a mirror of the other, unless you have a known difference between your feet, e.g. a size diff, twist, other damage/issue to allow for.
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Herbie
Guildford