Bean
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    16 June 2009
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    27 May 2010
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    28 August 2013
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Bean's Reviews
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 Jagwire Hyflo MTB Hose Kit
Jagwire Hyflo MTB Hose Kit
HyFlow® Quick-Fit hoses feature a pre-installed universal adapter at the caliper end of the hose. The universal adapter connects to the 0 degree Banjo fittings found in Jagwire’s Quick-Fit Fitting Kits designed for many popular systems.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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easy to fit, great performance
Posted28 August 2013
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Bean
fromSomerset
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"fitted these to my avid xx brakes after the original hoses became blocked (apparently a known problem with avid xx so beware if you have these) and caused a lock up due to hydraulic lock. Easy to fit and sealed perfectly, performance much better than original hoses."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Rugged, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
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 Junior Futura Biofuse Goggles SS13
Junior Futura Biofuse Goggles SS13
An evolution of Speedo's legendary Futura goggle, offering superior vision and Speedo BioFUSE technology
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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excellent child fit goggles
Posted03 May 2013
Quality 
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Bean
fromSomerset
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"my 11 year daughter loves these as the smoked lens option keeps the sun out, they seal perfectly and look cool"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, Rugged, High Quality, Adjustable, Good Fit
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The new Ultegra HyperGlide 10-speed cassette comes with an alloyn carrier. Special sprocket profiles for even smoother, lighter and faster shifting.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good Value
Posted29 February 2012
Bean
fromSomerset
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"This performs perfectly and is good value compared to dura ace and only sacrafices a few grams. Have used with SHRAM and Shimano chains no problems"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Rugged, High Quality, Lightweight
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Fits Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo systems.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Fit and work well
Posted11 January 2012
Bean
fromSomerset
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"These were a good fit for my XT 9 speed and work perfectly."
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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 Running Belt SS12
Running Belt SS12
Zipped compartment for keys, smart phones, mp3 players3 bottles 170 ml eachBottles are dishwasher safeReflective details for better visibilityAdjustable elastic strap with hook and loop closure85% polyamide 15% OP360 grammes
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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usefull long run training belt
Posted29 December 2011
Bean
fromSomerset
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"works well with the weight evenly distributed between the 3 bottles and allows for different drinks in each. Fits me fine at 34 inch waist"
Pros: Comfortable, Adjustable, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
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Recommended for use with SRAM's Force and Rival groupsets. The new PowerGlide™ 1070 cassette offers an innovative approach to 10 speed cassette design.
 
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5 / 5
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Good option for price/ weight compared to red.
Posted10 October 2011
Bean
fromSomerset
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Only about 10g heavier than the SRAM RED and workes just as well at less than half the price."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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To alleviate poor shifting and uneven train wear, most manufacturers recommend chain replacement at or before 1 percent stretch.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Works Well
Posted10 October 2011
Bean
fromSomerset
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"This is nice quality and works well but a bit pricey for what it is."
Pros: Durable, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
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 Girls Lucky Bay Flyback Swimsuit SS11
Girls Lucky Bay Flyback Swimsuit SS11
Ultra soft, Up to 120 Pool Hours, 80% Nylon/20% Lycra, Comfort, Soft and forgiving fit
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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My Daughter loves this
Posted22 August 2011
Bean
fromSomerset
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"My daughter is very happy with this and all her friends think it is great, looks good quality as well and so far is wearing very well"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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 MX1 Jammer SS11
MX1 Jammer SS11
Features:, Fina approved, Manufactured from revolutionary new chlorine proof fabric – DOW XLA fibre, Ultimate shape retention , Technically designed to fit and feel like a second skin, Silicone gripper on legs for comfort and fit, High UV protection UPF 50+, Designed to provide tension and controlle...
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good Value and Quality
Posted10 June 2011
Bean
fromSomerset
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"These fit well, feel comfortable and so far are not fading or stretching after about 40 hours pool training"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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 Bike Safe Bike Box
Bike Safe Bike Box
This high quality case has an ABS strike-proof shell moulded around an aluminium frame. The shell is double thickness around the wheels on the bottom corners for added strength. The wheels are free running with reinforced axles.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Large but poor locks
Posted18 May 2011
Bean
fromSomerset
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"This is one of the biffest boxes so there is plenty of room and the bike is well protected using the internal frame but the locks are just rubbish, difficult to close and don't feel secure. Also I had trouble coming back from lanzeroti as the box was to big to fit even into the oversize x ray so i had to empty the whole box...doing battle with the locks again. So good price plenty of romm but will drive you mad at the airport"
Pros: Great Value
Cons: Bulky, Low Quality, Poor Fit, difficult to close locks
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 Jagwire Hyflo MTB Hose Kit
Jagwire Hyflo MTB Hose Kit
HyFlow® Quick-Fit hoses feature a pre-installed universal adapter at the caliper end of the hose. The universal adapter connects to the 0 degree Banjo fittings found in Jagwire’s Quick-Fit Fitting Kits designed for many popular systems.
 

Is everything included required for fitting?

Are all the fittings included for fitting to Avid Elixir 5's? What other tools are required?
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you have to buy a separate fittings kit for your brake model, wiggle stock these. I fitted to avid xx no problem just need a good pair of cutters and normal tools. helps if you buy an avid bleed kit as well although these are a bit pricey they make bleeding a lot more efficient.
11 months ago
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Bean
Somerset
 
Fits Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo systems.
 

do these have 11 teeth

my current shimano 105 has 11 teeth need to confirm same
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Yes 11 teeth, should fit fine as they come with a whole range of bush sizes to suit all shimano 9 and 10 speed mechs
2 years, 7 months ago
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Bean
Somerset
 
Fits Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo systems.
 

Tracx jockey wheels is £16.19 each or per pair

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\just bought some and they came as a pair upper and lower.
2 years, 7 months ago
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Bean
Somerset
 
Recommended for use with SRAM's Force and Rival groupsets. The new PowerGlide™ 1070 cassette offers an innovative approach to 10 speed cassette design.
 

Will this cassette (either 11-28 or 12-27) work with an SRAM Red short cage rear mech and a FSA compact chainset (50-34) ?

Will this cassette (either 11-28 or 12-27) work with an SRAM Red short cage rear mech and a FSA compact chainset (50-34) ?

thanks!
Nick
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Yes, i'm using it with a shram red short with 11-26 and still plenty of movement left for your option and save £100 compared to a shram red cassette and only 10g heavier.
2 years, 10 months ago
by
Bean
Somerset
 
 RS300X Running Heart Rate Monitor
RS300X Running Heart Rate Monitor
For recreational athletes. You're already on the right track in your training.
 

can you swim wearing the chest monitor strap

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I have swum wearing the strap without any problems but I'm not sure if polar guarantee it for this
3 years, 2 months ago
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Bean
Somerset
 
 RS300X Running Heart Rate Monitor
RS300X Running Heart Rate Monitor
For recreational athletes. You're already on the right track in your training.
 

if i bought the polar RS300X with only the whatch no extras, would it still tell me the speed or distance i am running at ?

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No it doesn't. I would recommend a gps watch for this, there are some good buys on older Garmin models arouns.
3 years, 2 months ago
by
Bean
Somerset
 
 WCS Echelon V2 Road Pedals
WCS Echelon V2 Road Pedals
Keo™ compatable road pedal.
 

Ritchey WCS Echelon V2 Road Pedals compatability with shimano cleats

Hi
can anyone please advise:
are these pedals compatible with Shimano SPDSL Cleats SM-SH11

thanks.
User submitted photo
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No but they are compatable with look keo2
3 years, 3 months ago
by
Bean
Somerset
 
 Premium Heart Rate Monitor Soft Strap
Premium Heart Rate Monitor Soft Strap
The new HRM soft strap, which is rugged enough to withstand swimming.
 

compatible with Garmin Edge 705?

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yes, please see my answer to similar question
3 years, 3 months ago
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Bean
Somerset
 
 Premium Heart Rate Monitor Soft Strap
Premium Heart Rate Monitor Soft Strap
The new HRM soft strap, which is rugged enough to withstand swimming.
 

is this compatible with an EDGE 705?

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Yes I use it with my 705 but you do have to re-link and then it doesn't pick up the original belt so it seems that the codes or whatever are different but to be honest once you've used the new one I would never go back to the original as this is so much better
3 years, 3 months ago
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Bean
Somerset
 
The Pool-Mate is the only fully automatic lap and stroke counter for swimmers. It will work with all major strokes, all abilities of swimmer and all sizes of pool over 15m.
 

Does it beep to tell you when you have reached a certain amount of laps?

Does anyone know if you can set the watch to tell you when you reach a certain amount of laps? I like the idea of it counting the laps but I dont want to keep stopping to look at how many I have done?
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No, or at least not that I have found, but apart from that it does work great.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Bean