The Shimano RS81 C35 carbon clincher wheelset is a highly functional road racing wheelset that meets the demands of today's amateur riders. The Carbon and alloy clincher rim is both light weight and rigid whilst delivering top-end performance.
"I wanted a set of reliable wheels for my 'best' bike so opted for these based on reviews. I have to say that I'm not disappointed. They roll well once upto speed. I wouldn't say they feel the quickest uphill but then again I'm not a mountain goat. They also look the part and I'm happy that I opted for them"
Lezyne's Road Caddy is a compact saddle pack that tucks nicely under the saddle. A large nylon strap secures the caddy to the saddle rails. Clamshell design opens to provide easy access with an elastomer internal pocket for storage.
"I needed another after my other brand had ripped. The Lezyne is slightly more pricey but well worth it. Robust and a good strap to secure in place. I can fit a tube, multitool (Lezyne also), a rescue pack and a tyre lever. I know saddle bags divide opinion but I don't like carrying stuff in my jersey - that's for food and cash and I always need two bottles - I'm a thirsty one so this is ideal."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight, Rugged
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dhb Active Short Sleeve Base Layers
A technical first layer for light insulation. The dhb Active Short Sleeve Base Layer has a wicking construction and odour-resistant polygiene treatment.
"I needed another short sleeved base layer after dropping a size and opted for this as it was on sale. However it has quickly become my go to one for all occasions. Good wicking and warmth - fits well - not much more to say really other than a great product at a great price."
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality
The clincher version of the Pavè CG tubular is hand-made and provides excellent grip and performance, thanks to the "open tubular" construction. It's a tyre well suited for Autumn/Winter riding both in wet and dry conditions.
"Great performing tyre. Grip the road well but still have good rolling resistance. Haven't punctured yet with 500m of riding and seem to be wearing well. Will definitely be my tyre of choice for the Flanders sportive next year"
For Goodness Shakes has been re-engineered to provide Gold Standard Sports Recovery nutrition to athletes after the toughest race or training session. The new PROCOVERY formula delivers world class performance as well as world class taste
"I took a number of these to Italy recently and after lots of climbing rides which made me suffer and plant my feet after I got of the bike, these were my saviour. They are easy to mix and really help you recover quickly in order to get out the day after. I've had chocolate and vanilla previously and it is a toss up between which is my favourite suffice to say I will be using them much more"
"If you are like me and need to eat and drink a lot whilst exercising then this could be for you. I'm sure there are plenty of technical reviews as to why however for me they really work. I did the test of ride a route without this and ride a route with this and I didn't feel the onset of fatigue with it as I did without it. Obviously there are plenty of other factors that could have affected this but a run into Wales which normally mullers me was made a bit more bearable using these. They have a 'funny' consistency somewhere between water and milkshake, but it isn't unpleasant. Summer fruit is my preferred one"
"I already had the bib shorts and knee warmers so purchasing the leg warmers was a no brainer. Great quality material, good grippers and nice fit. I'm 33inch inside leg with not the widest legs and I bought the medium and they fitted fine. As with all DHB items, medium seems to fit me better whereas other brands it tends to be large."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
The Elan 210 Carbonium is made from a Cordura material with 0.21 litres of storage for an inner tube and multi-tool. A simple hook and loop fitment means you can also switch it from bike to bike in seconds.
"If you want a small saddle bag that can hold a tube/lever/small multi-tool and a rescue box then this is for you. Military precision required in packing this in but it can be achieved. It fits well under the saddle and the appearance doesn't spoil the bike aesthetics. Not much more to say really."
Pros: Great Value, Lightweight, Good Fit
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Garmin GSC 10 Wireless Speed/Cadence Sensor
Most cycle orientated Garmin GPS's have a speed and cadence feature, you will need this Garmin GSC10 Speed/Cadence Sensor to make use of this.
"I bought this to replace two GSC10's that failed within a week of each other. Common factor-they don't like wet conditions and obviously this winter was very wet so be warned. Prior to this I'd been using them daily for 2 years without any problems-so when it is dry(ish) they work fine. It would be useful if Garmin could change the mounting system so it could be swapped amongst bike more easily - others are doing this. I guess I'll just have to stock up on zip ties."
Pros: Good Fit
Cons: Expensive, Wears Out Easily
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Lezyne Zecto Drive LED Light Set
The Zecto Drive LED light-set, sets the new standard in rechargeable, high-visibility lighting and brings added safety to every cyclist at an affordable price.
"Great set of lights with a number of modes. Very bright and allow you to be very visible. You get about 5hrs usage on the flashing mode. As usual - great build quality with Lezyne products and the coloured led around the edges that shows battery level is a nice touch which also enables you to be seen from side on. The only grumble I have is with the front light and fitting it - it s a bit fiddly if like me you run your bar tape very close to your stem and have gear and brakes cables to manoeuvre around"
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Rugged, High Quality, Lightweight