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    24 August 2009
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    25 January 2010
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    23 May 2013
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    21 October 2010
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Salomon’s iconic running shoe that brought speed to the trails! Light, fast, and featuring a super precise fit, the SPEEDCROSS 3 can provide the ultimate grip in any conditions.
 
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fromAdelaide
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"great shoe, lots of grip, no laces is good
lots of comments about shoes
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Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality
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A simple water resistant pouch that can be used to carry your cycling essentials. With room for a spare tube, multi-tool and smart phone the Caddy Sack fits in your jersey pocket for convenient and organised storage.
 
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keeps phone dry and working
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fromAdelaide
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"holds gels , spare tube, phone and tools . Fits nicely in jersey rear pocket . good investment"
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 Podium 710ml Water Bottle
Podium 710ml Water Bottle
The revolutionary Podium is the squeezable bottle for the 21st century.
 
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works well
Posted24 December 2013
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fromAdelaide
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"the non drip lid works well , keeps water a bit cooler on a hot day"
Pros: Durable, High Quality
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Built from 2XU’s ECO MESH, engineered from 100% recycled polyester, this essential Top delivers unparalleled moisture management.
 
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great exercise top
Posted24 December 2013
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fromAdelaide
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"breathes really well, good fit and quick drying, I use for weight sessions"
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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A handy combination of chain whip and sprocket remover that is heat treated body to minimise bending and flexing.
 
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workshop quality
Posted24 December 2013
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fromAdelaide
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Park tools make the best tools available for bikes. Works well , lots of leverage"
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, High Quality, Rugged
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 Paris Roubaix Organic T-shirt
Paris Roubaix Organic T-shirt
Showcase your cycle swagger with Velolove's cool 'Monuments' range.
 
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good quality t shirt
Posted16 September 2013
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fromAdelaide
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"good fit, well made and full of organic goodness. worth a look if you need a t-shirt .."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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Replacement cleats for Shimano SPD-SL Pedals. Available in three options, Red which offer a fixed foot position with no float, Yellow which allows 6° of float, or Blue which allows 2 degrees of float.
 
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go for the blue
Posted16 September 2013
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fromAdelaide
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I tried the blue cleats as I have used the yellow ones in the past.
I prefer the reduced float for better power transfer , seems more efficient..
Shimano SPD Not as good as speed play pedal system, but easier to walk on , so good for commuting.
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Pros: Durable
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The GEM 2.0 is a fully rechargeable front light. This compact front light can be recharged directly from your MAC or PC via USB connection.
 
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good commuter light
Posted06 September 2013
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fromAdelaide
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"very compact unit, rechargeable via usb
good for commuting. wont blind the car drivers
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Pros: Lightweight, Great Value
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Heavy weight winter cycling sock, with Thermolite polyester fibres aimed to keep your feet as warm as possible, in colder conditions.
 
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great winter socks
Posted22 July 2013
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fromAdelaide
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"usual DHB quality, great winter sock
help prevent painful frozen toes
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Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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The ultimate control even in the worst conditions. Bonus kit includes grips, collars and end caps.
 
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great grips that say put
Posted26 June 2013
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gmack
fromAdelaide
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"these guys make the best grips,
they stay put and great grip
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Pros: Durable, High Quality, Rugged
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gmack's Questions
 
A spacious saddlebag with 0.55l of storage for tools inner tubes and all your riding essentials. Featuring the roller 2.1 system for quick and easy fitting.
 

multi tool to suit 550 bag

this bag has a plastic slot for multitool to fit in . Does anyone know what tool fits in this section ? it doesn't look very big
1 year, 2 months ago
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gmack
Adelaide
 
 Brake Pads for Carbon Rims
Brake Pads for Carbon Rims
A set (pair) of carbon brake pads for use with the Mad Fiber wheels. Mad Fiber stipulate that you have to use these pads with their wheels or warranty is void!
 

Is this option for shimano

i have dura ace brakes ? pads required
1 year, 2 months ago
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gmack
Adelaide
 
 Virtue 1 2010
Virtue 1 2010
Whether you’re racing through the night at a 24-hour event or you’re looking for an edge on your local trails, Virtue One has the technology to make you faster.
 

re Fox 32 RLC 120mm travel is this a through axle ( if so what diamater) or conventional drop out

 
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4 years, 5 months ago
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gmack
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 Katana Ladies Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey
Katana Ladies Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey
The Katana range is the top quality range from Briko featuring a front made of highly breathable fabric assembled with the Synthesis project technology. This results in extreme softness, good flexibility and a jersey that weighs 20% less than other pieces of clothing. An insert in Seamless ...
 

What colour is the briko womens Katana Cadilac

I can see the white top pictured , not sure about the cadilac?
thanks
 
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4 years, 5 months ago
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gmack
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SRAM PC991 9 Speed Chain with PowerChain II technology.
 

PC991CrossStep or Hollowpin Chain - What is the difference

Previously I have been using PC991 HollowPin chains and have been extremely happy.
Inadvertently this time I ordered the PC991 CrossStep (Both 9 speed).
What are the practical differences, and which is best?
Perhaps the CrossStep supersedes the HolowPin chain?
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hollow pins are slightly lighter , but are not as strong .
5 months, 1 week ago
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gmack
Adelaide
 
 Elite Run Tee - SS13
Elite Run Tee - SS13
Ergonomic construction for total freedom of movementSuper-cooling effectVentilation panels at sweat zonesBonded seams for a skin-like feelingExcellent moisture transportUPF 50
 

Would I be a L or XL ? I am 191cm tall, chest is 103cm, waist is 82cm,

the Standard craft run tee which is available in multiple colours is too short and too tight round chest , thanks
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Go with the xl
7 months ago
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gmack
Adelaide
 
A handy combination of chain whip and sprocket remover that is heat treated body to minimise bending and flexing.
 

Can I use this for Campy 11-speed?

Can I use this on campy 11-speed cassette?
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yes will work
7 months ago
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gmack
Adelaide
 
Replacement cleats for Shimano SPD-SL Pedals. Available in three options, Red which offer a fixed foot position with no float, Yellow which allows 6° of float, or Blue which allows 2 degrees of float.
 

Cycled with straps for a year, blue or yellow?

I adapt quickly to new styles of cycling, so wondering if buying yellow cleats would work out expensive because I’d need to buy blue ones shortly after.

What would you recommend?
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i have tried both, i would go for the blue as I prefer less float , there is no difference engaging, but easier to disengage as you don't have to twist the foot as much . Just set up your shoe nice and straight with the knee travelling in a comfortable position.
I would recommend a bike qualified fit andt a good bike shop to get everything set up efficiently.
10 months ago
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gmack
Adelaide
 
Shimano SPD MTB Cleats: Available options are SH51, SH52 and SH56 to fit the vast majority of SPD pedals.
 

Listing "states no cleat Nuts"

Packaging states Nut included.
Arent the cleats screwed into shoe via a 2 bolt/screw per cleat scenario?
Listing is ambiguous. I am about to purchase a new pair of shoes, pedal and was planning on 2 sets of cleats.
Do I need to purchase cleat nuts/bolts/screws....?
Could you please confirm that my proposed order will be a-ok.
Regards
Steve

Shimano A530 SPD Single Sided Touring
Shimano M088 SPD Mountain Bike Shoes
Shimano SPD MTB Cleats SH 51 type
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you wont need nuts they screw into shoes
10 months ago
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gmack
Adelaide
 
Shimano SPD MTB Cleats: Available options are SH51, SH52 and SH56 to fit the vast majority of SPD pedals.
 

Will these cleats suit the Shimano M980 XTR MTB race pedals?

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yes
10 months ago
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gmack
Adelaide
 
The GEM 2.0 is a fully rechargeable front light. This compact front light can be recharged directly from your MAC or PC via USB connection.
 

Does it come with a charger?

The description says it can be charged from the USB port of a PC/Mac, but does it come with its own dedicated power supply/charger, for when you're not near a computer?
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just need a PC with usb plug or usb charger / tv with usb port.
10 months ago
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gmack
Adelaide
 
The GEM 2.0 is a fully rechargeable front light. This compact front light can be recharged directly from your MAC or PC via USB connection.
 

Is this light suitable for lighting up unlit roads/trails?

I'm a road cyclist and now that winter and darkness are fast approaching I don't only want to be seen I also want to see something myself. Therefore I need a product that throws strong light. Is this one of them?
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very small light , only good for commuting . You need the big brightlights for fast trail work
10 months ago
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gmack
Adelaide
 
Heavy weight winter cycling sock, with Thermolite polyester fibres aimed to keep your feet as warm as possible, in colder conditions.
 

Are these thicker/warmer than the dhb Winter thermal socks?

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not real thick socks, still warm socks but the winter are more suited real cold mornings
11 months ago
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gmack
Adelaide
 
Speedplay pedals are incredibly lightweight thanks to intelligent engineering. The engagement mechanism is housed in the cleat, not the pedal, allowing you to have a double sided pedal with one mechanism (rather than one on each side of the pedal).
 

Please confirm: Comes with cleats? Will it fit my shoes?

Hello Wiggle,

1. ) Does the Chrome-Moly pedals come with cleats already and ready to be bolted on?

2. I have a Specialized Comp Road shoes and uses a 4 bolt system. Will these pedals work and fit my shoes?

Thanks, Wiggle.
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comes with cleats, i would recommend you get some cafe covers to protect the cleats when you walk on the shoes
will fit any 3 bolt road pedal set up
1 year ago
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gmack
Adelaide