Herbie
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    15 June 2009
  • Last Review
    07 May 2016
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    10 June 2015
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    02 September 2010
  • Last Answer
    22 April 2015
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Herbie's Reviews
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The Superfeet Blue insole provides all-purpose performance. Long-lasting support packed into a thinner, high-performance insole to help improve the fit of a wide range of footwear.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Really superb for firming up old cycle shoes
Posted07 May 2016
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Ideal stiffening and comfort, and just right thickness for replacing cycle shoe insoles after a couple of years. give good but tired old shoes a new lease of life."
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
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Start fast and finish strong on the heavy-duty shock absorption and legendary support that make the original Superfeet Green their most famous insole.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Great replacing running or walking insoles
Posted07 May 2016
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"These are great for replacing the insoles in running or walking shoes - firming up previously weakening insoles and giving a much more comfortable step. Tried for cycling shoes and these are just that bit deep/bulky, so go for the 'blue insoles' which are thinner if you might find the same."
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
Cons: Bulky
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The Racing Ralph Evolution cyclo-cross is the perfect racer. In the third generation of the Racing Ralph everything is designed for speed from the PaceStar triple compound.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Performed superbly on very varied CX terrain
Posted08 October 2015
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Performed superbly on a very varied Adventure Cross sportive, with surfaces of loose rocks, thick mud, greasy grass descents, dusty trails, gravel, road and felt good, without loss of traction nor great friction on smoother surfaces."
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality, Versatile
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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The number 1 bottle cage in the pro peloton, a true design classic which is also self-adjusting. These cages were used by over half the starting riders in the Tour De France, including Mark Cavendish, Thor Hushovd, Bradley Wiggins and Cadel Evans.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Light, good hold, and kind on bottles
Posted27 September 2015
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"These light and stylish bottle cages really hold the bottles well, without making it difficult to get them out. I have them on TT, RR and CX bikes as they are ideal for all situations. Bonus is they don't muck up the bottles as much as others, esp. alloy ones!"
Pros: Adjustable, Attractive, Durable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight, Rugged, Versatile
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 Wiggle Water Bottle 800ml
Wiggle Water Bottle 800ml
An easy to grip, 800ml Water Bottle with an ergonomic shape that fits in all bottle cages. The large opening makes it easy to refill and clean.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great bottles and cheap - real value & quality
Posted03 September 2015
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Bought one pair and tested out on a sportive - don't leak, and have wide neck making getting drinks powder in much easier. Like the slightly rubberised mouth piece as this is easier to pull out with teeth and seals well when pushed back in on rides. Seem to fit well and stay in cages on rough roads. If you like a good quality straight forward bottle these are ideal and great value."
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
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 dhb Lite Seamless Short Sleeve Base Layer
dhb Lite Seamless Short Sleeve Base Layer
A zoned knitted base layer designed to keep you cool and dry in transitional weather. The knit construction generates permanent moisture wicking for effective moisture management.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Despite not being compression it is very close fit
Posted22 August 2015
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Performance 
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Appearance 
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Fit / Size 
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Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"As these weren't labelled compression items I wasn't expecting them to be quite so tight fitting - despite being XXL they are tiny out of the packet, and although they are very stretchy I was after something different to the plethora of compression offerings."
Pros: High Quality, Lightweight
Cons: Poor Fit, Unattractive
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This colour touchscreen GPS bike computer offers in-ride challenges through Garmin Connect™ segments. Features preloaded Garmin Cycle Map, round-trip routing, wireless uploads and live tracking.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Can't believe how much I love this
Posted16 August 2015
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Really love the Garmin Edge 1000 - having only had basic bike computers up until now, I really have taken to using the Garmin - recording trips, following downloaded or self created courses courses, reusing previous routes as courses, reversing courses - love all the different screens, and the screen is so easy to read in all different lights using the display auto-level."
Pros: Attractive, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality, Versatile
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This handy bike handlebar mount allows you to place your Garmin Edge cycling computer in front of your bars. This puts the Edge in a position optimised for easier viewing and increased safety.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Great functionality, bit expensive
Posted16 August 2015
Herbie
fromGuildford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Great functional mount for Garmin, providing a firm and secure fixing, that is quick and easy to mount and remove the Garmin."
Pros: Attractive, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
Cons: Expensive
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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
Avg 4 / 5 from
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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Herbie's Questions
 
Track every aspect of your performance with the Tom Tom Multi-Sport Cardio GPS Watch and Sensor Pack. Analyse your efforts in detail to help improve your training and maximise your performance.
 

Can this device easily be charged on the move?

I want to be sure that I can use this device for more than 8-10 hours max that it says - i.e. on a ride can I charge it mid-ride from a portable battery pack like the Anker Mini?
1 year, 2 months ago
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Herbie
Guildford
 
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 Cateye Velo Wireless Cycling Computer
Cateye Velo Wireless Cycling Computer
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 year, 4 months ago
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Herbie
Guildford
 
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 year, 4 months ago
by
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.
1 year, 10 months ago
by
Herbie
Guildford
 
 Cateye Velo Wireless Cycling Computer
Cateye Velo Wireless Cycling Computer
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.
2 years, 4 months 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.
2 years, 4 months ago
by
Herbie
Guildford
 
 SKS Race Blade Clip On Mudguard Set
SKS Race Blade Clip On Mudguard Set
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.
2 years, 9 months ago
by
Herbie
Guildford
 
 SKS Race Blade Clip On Mudguard Set
SKS Race Blade Clip On Mudguard Set
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.
2 years, 9 months ago
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Herbie
Guildford
 
 SKS Race Blade Clip On Mudguard Set
SKS Race Blade Clip On Mudguard Set
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.
2 years, 9 months ago
by
Herbie
Guildford
 
 SKS Race Blade Clip On Mudguard Set
SKS Race Blade Clip On Mudguard Set
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.
2 years, 9 months ago
by
Herbie
Guildford
 
 SKS Race Blade Clip On Mudguard Set
SKS Race Blade Clip On Mudguard Set
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.
2 years, 9 months ago
by
Herbie
Guildford