"I have the Cosine Carbon 45mm wheels and these pads work really well with them. If set up correctly they stop well and do not screech. They wear pretty quickly but they are also very reasonably priced so it is not really important. Ok in the wet too... Well as good as carbon rims are in the wet anyway."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality
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Castelli Premio Bib Shorts
Extra support for your most challenging rides the Premio feels like a second skin, comfortably snug around the legs, hips and buttocks. A Progetto X2 Air seat pad ensures all day comfort while carefully placed, minimal seams, avoid pulling or chafing.
"These shorts have a quality feel to them and are comfortable whilst on. The pad is good and keeps its shape and form for a long time (I've had it in other models) However I fail to understand why they are so much more expensive than the other shorts in the range, they do not appear to be significantly better made than the others. I am also not really a fan of the raw cut leg hem.They are also very long in the leg I have 34" legs in trousers and they reach right to the knee! Regarding the general fit - I am 76kg and 6ft in height with a 33in waist. XL fits well. ((comfortable but aero fit)"
The PowerTap P1 pedal system features a simple, intelligent & uncompromising design that provides accurate power reading from both legs (& total). With no pods to attach, the electronics are contained within the body of the Look Keo compatible pedal.
"The PowerTap P1 Powermeter pedals the second powermeter device that I have owned, the first being the Garmin Vectors. I sold the vectors as the power readings were erratic and kept dropping out, additionally they were a load of faff to swap between bikes or to re-install after removal. The Powertap P1s are a totally difference case they are stunningly simple to install and swap between bikes and provide smooth seemingly accurate readings. The difference in cornering clearance on them is negligible and if your good technique will not present a problem, the additional weight is similarly unnoticeable. They have dedicated shoe cleats that are similar to Look Keo cleats they appear to wear well and they engage and disengage from the pedals without issue. The batteries last well I have done about 40 hours on the first set. There is a comprehensive review available on the internet by DC Rainmaker, an expert on all cycle related electronics. Have a look for yourself. I cannot recommend these enough. They are expensive but the design and quality is evident."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Versatile, reliable, simple to fit
This long sleeve jersey has been designed for Spring/Autumn conditions. It features an ergonomic cut and fleeced stretchy fabric, providing you with just the right amount of warmth and comfort. Ideal for a modern and eye-catching look.
"I bought this jersey in the blue/fluro combination and I must say that it looks stunning. It is bright but not gaudy with the bright colours making you visible in falling light conditions. The quality of the actual garment is in my opinion equal to other items I have from both Assos and Castelli. The fit is similar to Castelli, I have a 39" chest, weigh 76kg with moderately muscular shoulders/arms and the XL is a perfect racing fit. I am 183cm tall. I have bought the shorts to complement this jersey and I will certainly be considering further purchases from Ale."
Pros: Good Fit, High Quality
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Ass Saver Extended
The Ass saver Extended is perfect for Road cyclists. The pro peloton (Lotto-Belisol, Belkin), continental teams, and development teams have all adopted and used Ass Savers in recent years for training and racing.
"I hate mudguards even on a winter bike. They are a complete pain, they usually rub the tyres and require constant adjustment if you change wheels and tyres regularly. For me this is the answer, it provides Just that bit of cover from rear wheel spray to prevent squidgy shorts but can be fitted and removed in seconds. I have even recently seen them being removed from the team car window in the Giro! It doesn't provide anything like the cover from a full mudguard but it comes without the hassle. The extended size gives much better cover than the standard Assaver which I feel makes little difference. Additionally it is strong and cheap. What's not to like!"
"I bought these to take the chill off on cold mornings. They fit well and are brilliant value, especially at the discounted price. They were a bit too lightweight for me so I am sending them back. For info I am 6ft - 77kg and the medium fits ok"
Pros: Great Value, Good Fit
Cons: thin material
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Kask K10 Dieci Road Helmet
A pure bred Road Race helmet made with the finest Italian craftsmanship. The Dieci features the Kask Up & Down fitting system for an exceptional fit and a unique synthetic leather chin strap for soft, un-abrasive securing.
"I bought this helmet to replace my Giro Atmos. In terms of quality it is in a different league with minimal areas of exposed polystyrene and the best straps and rear retention system I have ever seen on a helmet. When you put the helmet on it immediately feels comfortable and secure, even without the strap done up! With the strap fastened you are wearing something that feels as if it would really provide protection in a spill. That said it is stil really light, comfortable and in seconds you forget you are wearing it. The only very slight niggle is the ends of the arms of my Oakley Radars touch the sides of the rear retention system touch and although you can wear them perfectly ok it is slightly irritating. I wouldn't change the helmet on that basis but may consider different sunglasses next time! All in all a great buy albeit still expensive for a polystyrene hat with no VAT!... Highly recommended."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
"I had a bit of a crash! Ripped a huge hole in my Assos shorts - Oh well I thought I'll just buy a new pair - Not at £160 I won't - So I started to look at alternatives. That's how I came to these on Wiggle and decided to give them a try. Well, I can honestly say unless the price of Assos shorts plummets I will be sticking with these. Tthe quality is excellent - All the stitching is neat and strong. The material is great quality but the best bit is the pad - Long spells seated at tempo no problem. Just the right amount of padding in the right place with no bulkiness. Oh and the price - under half the price of Assos Milles. I am 6' tall and about 12 stones - Large fits me like a glove. Great shorts."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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Squadra Due Jacket
A lightweight packable shell, ideal for stuffing in your pocket in-case of rain on those showery days
"I really like Castelli - I find that there clothing generally fits me really well and is of excellent quality. Castelli usually sits towards the upper end of the expense scale and this item is therefore an exception but this is for a reason. Despite being of the usual Castelli fit and design this jacket is quite flimsy and thin. It does not have the Castelli substantial feel and gives the impression that it will not last too long. That said I did a 100 mile sportive in it 2 weeks ago the weather was chillier than I had anticipated and I only turned up with a race jersey and arm warmers and this saved me. It kept me warmer and thwarted a couple of light showers. It packs up really small and takes up very little space in a jersey pocket. I'd definately recommend as a 'take along just in case' Jacket just don't expect too much for the price paid.."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, Great Value, Lightweight
Cons: Low Quality, flimsy material
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Altura ProGel Bib Shorts 2013
Performance lycra cycling shorts for summer days out on the saddle. Featuring cool mesh bibs and a ProGel Seatpad for cushioning and comfort on long endurance training rides.
"I bought these shorts as training shorts to save my really expensive shorts from excessive wear caused by turbo training etc. These shorts make me wonder why the premium shorts are so much more expensive! The quality at this price is exceptional. The stictching is neat and the material is a not too shiny and has a quality feel. I ordered a large size and they are a perfect fit (I am 6ft and 12 1/2 stone). On the bike the pad is comfortable and not too bulky. Great for at least an hour on the turbo. In all you couldn't reasonably expect more at this price point - Highly recommended."
Three words have emerged as the theme for the new Dura Ace system: Speed, Smooth and Strength. Speed and Smooth leads to effortless shifting, improved braking operation, and enhanced ergonomics. Strength is focused on the critical need for light weight without sacrificing rigidity, durability or pre...