VeloNomad
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    26
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  • First Review
    08 December 2009
  • Last Review
    31 March 2012
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
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  • First Review Comment
    30 March 2014
  • Last Review Comment
    30 March 2014
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  • First Question
    06 September 2010
  • Last Question
    03 June 2013
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  • First Answer
    25 October 2010
  • Last Answer
    31 March 2012
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VeloNomad's Reviews
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A reinforced soft bike case for safe and secure travel with your road or mountain bike. With smooth rolling wheels, frame padding, separate wheel bags and a collapsible upper, the Evoc Bike Travel Bag is perfect for riding holidays, races and flights.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Excellent bag
Posted31 March 2012
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VeloNomad
fromMelbourne, AU
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Not sure why the first review is 1 star. This is an excellent bag. I have done a full video/photo review here: http://www.velonomad.com/reviews/evoc-bike-travel-bag-review/"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Rugged, Adjustable
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 Zero Extreme Short Sleeve Base Layer AW10
Zero Extreme Short Sleeve Base Layer AW10
Designed to keep you ergonomic and fresh throughout any workout in fair and cold conditions. Makes you drier, lighter and faster.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Awesome
Posted14 April 2011
VeloNomad
fromMelbourne, AU
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
"Craft base layers are The Bizzness.
Nothing to add. Buy buy buy."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, Rugged, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
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 Active Run/Cycle Reflective Hi-Vis Safety Vest
Active Run/Cycle Reflective Hi-Vis Safety Vest
An essential safety item ideal for cycle commuting, running and any sporting activity in low light when visibility is key.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Go down a size
Posted14 April 2011
VeloNomad
fromMelbourne, AU
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
"Geez Craft are all over the shop with sizing.
I got an M, normally M in jackets etc, these are cut big.
Apart from that, excellent quality and construction."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
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 Pavé Short Finger Gloves
Pavé Short Finger Gloves
Fully featured cycling gloves with Shock absorbing gel inserts across all the palm pressure points to provide maximum hand comfort.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Pro cut, go up a size
Posted14 April 2011
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Performance 
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Appearance 
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Fit / Size 
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VeloNomad
fromMelbourne, AU
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
"Am normally XS in gloves. These are crazy small. Go up a size."
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit
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 Rain Bootie - 2010
Rain Bootie - 2010
Designed to offer the best protection against wind and rain together with a tight fit.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Undersized
Posted14 April 2011
VeloNomad
fromMelbourne, AU
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
"Normally I rock M in booties, these fail to cover Sidi 43s or Specialized SWorks 43s in size M.
Probably due to the weird cut.
Go up a size, which may affect the fit elsewhere.
Easy to get on and off, work ok, though no booties are properly waterproof.
Put together well with bash material at front and on heel. Craft thinks their design through, that is for sure."
Pros: Comfortable, Adjustable
Cons: Poor Fit
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 Red GXP Double Chainset 2011
Red GXP Double Chainset 2011
Red's aim is putting your power to the tarmac: Stiff, smooth, and strong, the SRAM Red Crankset is poised to dominate this season.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Awesome
Posted02 March 2011
VeloNomad
fromMelbourne, AU
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Finally upgraded my FSA SLK carbon compacts from 4 years ago to mens cranks.
Rode them on my new Look 586 last night - wow.
Got the 52/36 110bcd. Awesome.
They are coupled with Red rear D/R, Force front, Force shifters and soon to be Yokozunas.
With the Jagwire shifter cables that ship with the Look, they're fine."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
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 Bike Travelbag - 2010
Bike Travelbag - 2010
Only the handlebar, pedals and wheels need to be removed. A clever belt system on the inside keeps all the parts firmly in place and the fat padding and rubber reinforcements protect fragile components such as the groupset, fork and dropout. The specially reinforced side pockets for the wheels offer enough room for hefty 2.5 downhill tyres and they also provide more stability to the bag as a whole. The extra-wide tread, smooth running wheels and loads of convenient handles make the EVOC Bike Travelbag very comfortable to travel with. *Note: While this package is suitable for most bikes, it's advised that for road race bikes, the Evoc Road Bike Set is also purchased, for extra padding.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Cracking Bag
Posted06 January 2011
Quality 
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Performance 
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VeloNomad
fromMelbourne, AU
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
"This bag is the ants pants.
I've used a Scicon Aero Comfort Plus, Polaris Bike Pod and OEM bike pod.
This poops all over them on an overall basis.
Agility: excellent.
Weight: 9kg, not too bad.
Robustness: very well made, wheels especially. Loads of padding.
Protection: loads of padding, internal bracing to protect wheels. Bash guards on the corners.
Utility: no need to take seat or pedals off, handlebars only.
Lots of handles for baggage handlers and you.
Fits all size bikes.
Video comparison on tourdefrancetips.com as well, as well as detailed shootout between this bag, Aero Comfort Plus and bike pods."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, High Quality, Rugged, Adjustable, Lightweight, Versatile
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The Thomson Elite seatpost is the standard by which all other seatposts are judged.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Awesome
Posted04 January 2011
Quality 
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VeloNomad
fromMelbourne, AU
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
"Don't stuff around. Buy one. If on a roadbike be careful of the 240mm. Might be too short.
The adjustment is very clever. Once you get used to it, it is very easy to jusssst loosen the nuts and slide the seat fwd and aft without it tilting (like on just about every other seatpost).
The microadjust with fingertips on the nuts is genius.
My mate rocked these on his DH bike and never broke one.
Excellent engineering."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
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 Force DoubleTap Shift and Brake Lever Set
Force DoubleTap Shift and Brake Lever Set
One lever, one motion, one solution: The new SRAM Force DoubleTap Controls put the revolutionary competitive advantage of DoubleTap technology right at your fingertips.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good
Posted06 December 2010
VeloNomad
fromMelbourne, AU
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I would probably get Red if I had another chance. Whilst they are good, and the double tap mechanism great, they just don't have the same feedback from Shimano. I can't quite put my finger on it.
Perhaps with Red shifters mated to a Red rear DR instead of Force+Red, they might improve.
The hoods are a lot longer than Ultegra/Durace and lower. I prefer the Shimano hoods ESPECIALLY external cabling as the cable butts can be used to lightly actuate the brakes, but that's a subjective thing."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
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The new Force brake set from SRAM was designed with light weight, performance and streamlined aesthetics as our guiding principles.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Posted06 December 2010
Quality 
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VeloNomad
fromMelbourne, AU
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Swapping from Ultegra after 5 years I am shocked - SHOCKED - at how good these are, paired with Yokozunas.
They stop FAST.
Don't even think about it, get these."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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VeloNomad's Questions
 
Transfil is situated in the heart of France, at the base of the volcanoes where nature thrives in splendour. This region is also a genuine ground for innovation and know-how.
 

Why doesn't the item description have cable diameters?

It'd be useful if the cable diameter was shown
1 year, 1 month ago
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VeloNomad
Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
 
 Red GXP Double Chainset 2011
Red GXP Double Chainset 2011
Red's aim is putting your power to the tarmac: Stiff, smooth, and strong, the SRAM Red Crankset is poised to dominate this season.
 

What exactly is needed?

Maybe it would be useful if wiggle could provide a link to exactly what needs to be purchased with this crankset according to a few standard BB sizes.

E.g. I have a 2010 Spec Tarmac Pro, English 68, what cups do I need?
3 years, 7 months ago
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VeloNomad
Melbourne, AU
 
 Clif Bar Shot Electrolyte Powder Drink
Clif Bar Shot Electrolyte Powder Drink
CLIF SHOT is all about delivering great-tasting, scientifically-backed, and sustainably-produced products to performance athletes.
 

What sodium is in this? Is it NaCl or is it the full salt crystal (ie. natural sea salt)

 
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3 years, 10 months ago
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VeloNomad
Melbourne, AU
 
VeloNomad's Answers
 
A reinforced soft bike case for safe and secure travel with your road or mountain bike. With smooth rolling wheels, frame padding, separate wheel bags and a collapsible upper, the Evoc Bike Travel Bag is perfect for riding holidays, races and flights.
 

Is it includes a road bike adaptor set?

I read that 2012 version update includes a road bike adaptor set in other site. Is it?
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My understanding is that it does not.
2 years, 3 months ago
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VeloNomad
Melbourne, AU
 
 Bike Travelbag - 2010
Bike Travelbag - 2010
Only the handlebar, pedals and wheels need to be removed. A clever belt system on the inside keeps all the parts firmly in place and the fat padding and rubber reinforcements protect fragile components such as the groupset, fork and dropout. The specially reinforced side pockets for the wheels offer enough room for hefty 2.5 downhill tyres and they also provide more stability to the bag as a whole. The extra-wide tread, smooth running wheels and loads of convenient handles make the EVOC Bike Travelbag very comfortable to travel with. *Note: While this package is suitable for most bikes, it's advised that for road race bikes, the Evoc Road Bike Set is also purchased, for extra padding.
 

Is this bag suitable for a road bike?

Best answer
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Yes it is. Make sure you buy the road bike adaptor kit.
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3 years, 6 months ago
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VeloNomad
Melbourne, AU
 
 Genius 5 Pro Road Cycling Shoes
Genius 5 Pro Road Cycling Shoes
A mid range performance cycling show that uses the Caliper Buckle rather than the SL buckle (2009).
 

I wear a size 45 in Shimano cycling shoes, how would this compare to a SIDI Genius 5?

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I'm a 43 in Specialized S works but drop to 42 in Sidi.
3 years, 8 months ago
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VeloNomad
Melbourne, AU
 
Recommended for use with SRAM's Force and Rival groupsets. The new PowerGlide™ 1070 cassette offers an innovative approach to 10 speed cassette design.
 

If I change from 11-25 to 11-28 or 12-27 do I need to adjust the chain length?

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No but your D/R might need adjustment.
3 years, 8 months ago
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VeloNomad
Melbourne, AU
 
CLIF SHOT Bloks are the latest nutrition option for endurance athletes. Bloks come in chewable, 33 calorie cubes, making it easy to customise and track caloric and electrolyte intake during long outings and races.
 

Info about the clif shot bloks

I am tryign to source a seller of the cliff blok shots. I am confused by your description (you mention sachets)?

Can you confrim the actualy item description- ie is it 18 packets of the electrolyte chews that come in packets of 6 (total of 108 chews). Each packet Should be 60 grams net weight.

Can you confirm the packaging of each packet (ie is it in a long sleve or are they in a small packet)?

Thanks

Martin
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It's a long sleeve with little jubes in it
The sleeves come in like 18 per box.
3 years, 8 months ago
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VeloNomad
Melbourne, AU