mabever
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    16 June 2009
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    23 July 2014
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    17 November 2010
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mabever's Reviews
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EnergySource is a new generation sports drink for use during exercise. It contains a carbohydrate formulation of maltodextrin and fructose in a ratio of 2:1 and key electrolytes.
 
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5 / 5
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Like rocket fuel
Posted23 July 2014
mabever
fromEdinburgh
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"I've never mixed this product at the suggested concentration, it's too strong! Usually use 2-4 scoops per litre, which is a much nicer taste and means you can eat as well without needing to carry plain water."
Pros: High Quality
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The Rolls-Royce of mudguards; they are virtually unbreakable and very elegant. The stainless steel v-shaped stays make for easy fitting and quick release secu-clips are far safer than standard fixings.
 
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Excellent, two drawbacks
Posted09 August 2013
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mabever
fromEdinburgh
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"These are some of the best road mudguards available. The only downside is the length of time they take to fit and the lack of mud flap on the rear guard."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: hard to fit, no rear mudflap
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A versatile seamless, full-fingered glove with a close fit for just about any cold-weather activity. Dura gloves can be worn as a glove liner in cold conditions or alone on mild morning rides. A year-round essential.
 
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2 / 5
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Just a thin polyknited glove
Posted30 April 2013
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mabever
fromEdinburgh
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"There's nothing cycling about this glove. No padding, no reflectives. Just an over priced knitted style glove.
Ordered a small ladies, were massive."
Cons: Poor Fit, not for cycling
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 SealSkinz Winter Handle Bar Mitten
SealSkinz Winter Handle Bar Mitten
An exceptionally warm, waterproof, breathable and windproof glove with a ‘lobster claw’ construction. Split fingers provide good dexterity for braking and changing gears whilst minimising heat loss.
 
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4 / 5
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Warm, but not great for cycling
Posted30 November 2012
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mabever
fromEdinburgh
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"First off, these gloves are warm. Been using at -3°C with good results.
Lobster shape is a bit awkward for drop shifters like versa and shimano as you catch the smaller lever when operating the bigger one. Can't see this being an issue with campag. However, awkwardness is the price you pay for warmer fingers!
Cuff is quite chunky, plus side is it is quite long.
Downside is the lack of padding. There is a token extra layer of material on the palm, presumably for wear abrasion resistance. But nothing more. Seems a bit of an oversight on something in this price bracket. There is also no reflective detailing."
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit, warm
Cons: no padding, no reflectives
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 Lunar R1 Rear Light
Lunar R1 Rear Light
The brightest 1 watt rear light on the planet just got even brighter.
 
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5 / 5
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Super bright, poor switch
Posted30 November 2012
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mabever
fromEdinburgh
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Downside is the awkward switch, it's part of the case and isn't easy to operate. However, it does work and I suppose you can't turn it on accidentally!
The lamp is seriously bright, so be careful how you angle it or folk will run into the back of you through blindness. On the plus side, since I started using it, in conjunction with a strip cateye, I think I'm getting a little more room from drivers..."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight, bright!
Cons: difficult switch
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Portable hex key set with three size hex keys (4, 5 and 6mm).
 
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Solid and cheap
Posted30 November 2012
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mabever
fromEdinburgh
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Well made, easy to handle. Great that has three in one, so no need to juggle a few."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, Rugged
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The dhb Triple Lens Sunglasses are one of our best-selling products - and it's not hard to see why. They offer 100 per cent UVA and UVB protection and have a Hydrophobic lens coating to help repel sweat and water.
 
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4 / 5
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Great when on, hard to change lenses.
Posted19 October 2012
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mabever
fromEdinburgh
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"These are a good fit, and secure on the head. Can't really see the frames when wearing them and the lenses have good clarity.
Unfortunately it's really hard work to change the lenses and involves flexing the frame a large amount..."
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, Good Fit
Cons: changing lenses
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2.5 layer waterproof jacket, with Teflon coating, and fully taped seams. ‘Medium-fitted’ cut designed to be ridden in cold wet winter conditions.
 
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4 / 5
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Generally very good
Posted11 May 2012
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mabever
fromEdinburgh
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"A good jacket, with a lean fit for those riders shaped like a cyclist. Sleeves are long.
Jacket is a little short in the back and a little long in the front. Could be improved also by having a draw-cord waist rather than elastic as this causes the jacket to ride up.
A shame there isn't much reflective detail on the jacket, but there is some.
Big plus is the high back to the collar. This is not a lightweight jacket, but if the weather's grim you'll be grateful you put it on when you left home."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Unadjustable, Limited Color Choices
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 dhb Vaeon Lycra Leg Warmers
dhb Vaeon Lycra Leg Warmers
The dhb Vaeon Lycra Leg Warmers are designed to offer warmth, high breathability and a greater resistance to cold conditions. (This product was formerly the dhb Pace Leg Warmers.)
 
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Too short
Posted11 May 2012
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mabever
fromEdinburgh
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"On the surface seems a good item, but only if you have short legs.
I bought the biggest size as I'm 191cm tall. The leg warmers were ~10 cm too short. More like 3/4 lengths if pulled up."
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Poor Fit
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 Crank Removal Tool
Crank Removal Tool
3 in 1 crank tool for use with square tapered, ISIS and Shimano Octalink.
 
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epic fail
Posted22 February 2011
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mabever
fromEdinburgh
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Crank extractor sheared off whilst trying to remove crank.
Fortunately there was enough protruding for me to take it out."
Cons: Poor Quality, Low Quality, Wears Out Easily
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mabever's Answers
 
EnergySource is a new generation sports drink for use during exercise. It contains a carbohydrate formulation of maltodextrin and fructose in a ratio of 2:1 and key electrolytes.
 

Would I pass a drug and alcohol test using this product

I have to have regular drug and alcohol test because of the nature my work would I pass these test using this product
Is this a joke? It contains carbohydrate, like potatoes and pasta do.
3 months, 1 week ago
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mabever
Edinburgh
 
EnergySource is a new generation sports drink for use during exercise. It contains a carbohydrate formulation of maltodextrin and fructose in a ratio of 2:1 and key electrolytes.
 

does this product contain caffeine? if yes, could you recommend a caffeine free energy drink?

No it doesn't contain caffeine. Just carbs and electrolyte.

http://highfive.co.uk/product/energy/energysource
3 months, 1 week ago
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mabever
Edinburgh
 
 Lunar R1 Rear Light
Lunar R1 Rear Light
The brightest 1 watt rear light on the planet just got even brighter.
 

How do you open this light to fit the batteries?

With a coin in the slot at the top on the red rubber band. Just pop it in and twist it.
1 year, 11 months ago
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mabever
Edinburgh
 
2.5 layer waterproof jacket, with Teflon coating, and fully taped seams. ‘Medium-fitted’ cut designed to be ridden in cold wet winter conditions.
 

Washing intructions (Wiggle - PLEASE read my question this time!)

I have asked this question before but it was NOT answered properly. I am NOT looking for a screen shot of what the care label says on the jacket I am asking some very specific questions:

What powder can be used to wash the jacket - Bio/Non Bio?

What special care should I give to retain the waterproofness - should it be ironed or should it be treated with a special waterproof product - if so which one?

Please don't just send me the info that is already attached to the jacket - this is important info which is missing from the packaging of your product!
To be on the safe side I wouldn't use anything with detergent in. Try nikwax tech wash or eco-balls. For reproofing you can't go wrong with nikwax tx-direct.
1 year, 11 months ago
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mabever
Edinburgh
 
 dhb Vaeon Lycra Leg Warmers
dhb Vaeon Lycra Leg Warmers
The dhb Vaeon Lycra Leg Warmers are designed to offer warmth, high breathability and a greater resistance to cold conditions. (This product was formerly the dhb Pace Leg Warmers.)
 

Will the large fit a tall bloke with larger thighs?

I'm 6"6 and have a upper thigh circumference of 25inches/64cm. Will the large be big enough? I'm not to concerned about the length it's more the circumference.

Cheers
It will fit your thigh diameter, but they will be way too short.
2 years, 5 months ago
by
mabever
Edinburgh
 
 Campagnolo 2000 Replacement Pair Of Inserts
Campagnolo 2000 Replacement Pair Of Inserts
Our Campagnolo 2000 insert pad was designed to fit Campagnolo® systems made after the year 2000
 

Will these fit Veloce?

Are these the correct pads for the standard, non-skeleton brakes?

Here: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Campagnolo_Veloce_10_Speed_Standard_Brakes/5360039724/
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I've veloce brakes from early 2005 that take pad inserts. If in doubt have a look and see if the blocks take a cartridge or if it's one piece.
3 years, 11 months ago
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mabever
Edinburgh