Chesvegas
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    16 October 2009
  • Last Review
    18 May 2014
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    18 May 2014
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Chesvegas's Reviews
 
The Windslam Roubaix Jersey offers effective windchill defence, added warmth and all the features you need whilst out on your bike, making it the perfect layer for those cold Autumn/Winter road rides.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Great Jersey
Posted18 May 2014
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Fit / Size 
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Fit
Comes up small
Small
Comes up large
Chesvegas
fromSheffield
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Great cold weather Jersey. Good wind protection, although the wind and cold does still get in via the underside of the sleeves, which isnt' as well protected. However, it is the same area that aids with ventilation when climbing, so its a pretty good balance between the two objectives. Good quality zip. Comes up high round the neck for added warmth. Great value for money. Would definitely recommend and buy another one."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality
+2points
2of 2voted this as helpful.
 
 Cyclus Shimano Cassette Lockring Remover
Cyclus Shimano Cassette Lockring Remover
Shimano cassette removal tool
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
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Not Deep Enough
Posted27 June 2011
Chesvegas
fromSheffield
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Whilst this remover fits the cassette with the axle and cones still in the wheel it will not fit the the brake disk on the other side. Therefore to adjust the cones you are forced to unscrew the cone and nut on the disk side and remove them. Only then can you use this tool to remove the brake disk. Once the cassette and disk are removed you can service the axle and hub, setting up the cones to their appropriate tightness. The cassette then goes back on and can be tightened with the axle and cone nuts in place using this tool. But you can't tighted the brake disk, with the cone nuts on the axle. Very frustrating. A bit of a con to force you to buy two tools. If the tool were just a little deeper you'd be able to complete both jobs with one lockring remover."
Cons: Unadjustable, Poor Fit, not deep enough
0points
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 Alp X II Waterproof Cycling Jacket AW09
Alp X II Waterproof Cycling Jacket AW09
GORE-TEX stretch inserts on arms for maximum comfort, Slim fit, Ergonomic 3D fit, Raglan cut, High collar, ergonomically shaped, Adjustable collar with easy-to-operate cord stopper for one-handed use, Velcro fastening for separate hood, Zip tags for easy handling, Double flap to cover zip, Napoleon pocket with zip, Reflective logo on collar, Reflective inserts on front pockets, Reflective piping on front, back and sleeves, Pre-shaped elbows, Adjustable cuff, Hem-width adjustable by easy-to-use covered cord stoppers and elastic draw-cord, Press-stud fastening for cord on inside, Fold-away shirt tail, extra-long
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Fantastic Jacket
Posted22 November 2009
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Fit / Size 
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Chesvegas
fromChesterfield
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Brilliant, light weight, water proof jacket. Packs down to an incredibly small size, so is virtually unnoticeable in a backpack. I was out in a down pour at the weekend. No leaks. Performed brilliantly. My last (cheap) jacket was rubbish, quickly letting water through. This is 100% better by comparison. Also blocks the wind and keeps you warm. Its expensive, but worth the money. Buying cheaper kit is a false economy, as it doesn't work as well, whilst more expensive products will pay you back many times over during their lifetime."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
Cons: Expensive
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 Alp X II WINDSTOPPER Winter Cycling Gloves AW09
Alp X II WINDSTOPPER Winter Cycling Gloves AW09
WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell, Long wrist-cuffs, Silicone coated fingertips, Palm of hand with gel padding for maximum impact protection, Snap link for securing gloves, Elastic wrist, Velcro width adjustment at wrist, Reflective piping, Reflective logo on gloves
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great Winter Gloves
Posted16 November 2009
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Chesvegas
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Great winter gloves which are incredibly warm and comfortable, perhaps a little too hot for all but the coldest of days. Would definitely buy another pair. I wear them off the bike for winter walks as well as on the bike and they don't look out of place."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
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 Singletrack Baggy Shorts
Singletrack Baggy Shorts
Endura's top of the range, fully featured, durable baggy short
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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The Only Shorts You'll Ever Need
Posted07 November 2009
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Fit / Size 
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Chesvegas
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Fantastic pair of shorts, which look good and perform very well. Having the clickfast liner, which pops out, allows you to use these shorts with 3/4 or full length tights, so they can be used in the winter, if you don't want to look to "lycra". You can then use the liner under waterproof trousers etc. Very adaptable. The shorts have zip up vents, which are good on hotter days, although they are a little heavy for the height of summer. Whilst not water proof, they are good on muddy trails and are "splash" proof. I use all year round, just changing the lycra shorts / tights underneath them. If you had to buy just one pair of highly flexible shorts, then buy these."
Pros: Adjustable, Attractive, Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Rugged, Versatile
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 Gore Alp X III Thermo Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey
Gore Alp X III Thermo Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey
Slim fitRaglan cutSilicone print on shoulder area for abrasion resistance High collar, close fitFull length zip with semi-lock sliderZip-underflap and zip-portReflective logo in front2-part back pocket with lateral zippers2 side pocketsAdditional zip pocket for air pump
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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One Dodgy Zipper?
Posted04 November 2009
Quality 
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Fit / Size 
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Chesvegas
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"I have bought various Gore products in the past and have found them to be second to none. Unfortunately on its first outing and subsequent wash the zipper broke on the jersey, so I am awaiting a replacement. Hence the lower than average scores above. The zip issue aside, the jersey is very good. It fits well and keeps you nice and warm. It could however do with better under arm venting as I did sweat more than normal. Best for colder days. I'll see how the replacement gets on."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
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 Alp X II Pro Baggy Shorts SS09
Alp X II Pro Baggy Shorts SS09
"Hybrid pants: Mixture of shorts and tights. Ideal for technically challenging mountain bike tours where you don’t want the extra fabric catching on your seat but want the leisure look."
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Hybrid shorts
Posted16 October 2009
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Chesvegas
"The comfort and performance of lycra, with the look of baggy shorts. They do look a little strange, but performance is top notch. Expensive, but you get what you pay for. The pad shape and fit is excellent and shines during longer rides."
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
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Chesvegas's Answers
 
The Windslam Roubaix Jersey offers effective windchill defence, added warmth and all the features you need whilst out on your bike, making it the perfect layer for those cold Autumn/Winter road rides.
 

Where is the wind proofing

Are the sleeves windproof, or just the front?
The front, back and top of the sleeves are wind proof. However, its not windproof under the arm pits and on the underside of the arms. Wind does still get in here, but this same area aids with ventilation, so its a good balance between the two.
5 months, 1 week ago
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Chesvegas
Sheffield