Value for money dual sided SPD pedal, a favorite XC mountain bike pedal. Super-compact and lightweight design for a multitude of cycling uses. Sealed cartridge bearing spindle keeps out water and mud for a smooth action, and makes for a durable pedal.
"Value for money. They're Shimano, so they're going to work. I've had a couple of pairs now that have had developed issues with the bearings. I binned one pair. The other pair developed a creak which I eliminated by squirting lube into the pedal.. You can buy a tool to strip and grease them, but at this price it's simpler to get a new set."
Pros: Great Value
Cons: Wears Out Easily
0of0voted this as helpful.
Deda Dog Fang
This component is installed on most professional riders bikes and keeps the chain from falling in case of an over-shift, can be a race saving product.
"This is a cheap tool that should work well but is let down by being made from the wrong stuff. Shimano recommend 40Nm torque to tighten the lock ring on my rear cassette; at about 30Nm, the teeth on this remover started to shear off. Luckily no damage to the bike was done. I guess the reason it's so cheap is that it's made from easily machined aluminium instead of steel. Next time I think I'll spend the extra cash and get a pricier one."
Cons: Wears Out Easily
2of2voted this as helpful.
Gravity Mitt Short Finger Cycling Gloves
Padded cycling mitt for essential hand protection and additional grip.
Turn your bike into more than a fair-weather friend with the help of a Mag trainer. The perfect solution to getting in a ride when it's too cold, wet or dark to go outside, the Mag sets up quickly and easily for on-the-spot spins.
"I wanted an entry level turbo and was not disappointed. The machine is set up easily enough, although the instructions are a bit light, and attaching the resistance unit was a bit fiddly. Quality and build appear good, although I have done less than 5 hours on it so far. I was pleased that there is more than enough resistance for me, so that I can use the bike gears to vary my workout between warmup/down to hard intervals without finding any limits. I expected some noise and vibration from a cheaper machine, and there is some - I use it in my garage, but wouldn't want to put it in a bedroom or an apartment without additional vibration damping such as a thick mat."
Do I need to use the trainer skewer, can't I just pop my bike on?
The lever end of the skewer fits in a slot on the trainer. So unless your bike skewer lever is the same shape, you need to use the skewer. But it's easy enough to swap over, leave the wheel in the bike and just slide the skewer out & replace.