FruityPhil
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    17 October 2012
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    13 November 2014
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    02 September 2013
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 Castelli Sottile Due Waterproof Vest
Castelli Sottile Due Waterproof Vest
Made from extremely lightweight and wind resistant material, this waterproof vest has mesh panel under arms for increased ventilation and a 5mm zipper to make it extra easy to slip in or out of while riding.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Bit flappy above the shoulders
Posted13 November 2014
FruityPhil
fromEngland, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Excellent but slightly flappy around the top of the shoulders / neck. I wouldn't race in it or do anything where top efficiency is important, but that probably goes for most gillets."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight
Cons: flappy
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 Castelli Nanoflex Water Resistant Arm Warmers
Castelli Nanoflex Water Resistant Arm Warmers
Warm breathable Arm warmers with Castelli's advanced Nano silicone treatment for fantastic water resistance. Nano Flex fabric behaves just like Thermoflex fabric in dry conditions, but provides unbelievable water repellency when it starts to rain.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Brilliant arm warmers
Posted24 February 2014
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FruityPhil
fromEngland, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Love these. Nice and warm but don't get too hot when you're working hard. Use them for winter training an cyclocross racing as well.
Only minor complaint is that the length is pretty generous. Much better than being too short though!"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight
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 Schwalbe Ultremo ZX Evo V-Guard Folding Road Tyre 2013
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX Evo V-Guard Folding Road Tyre 2013
As tyre designers, Schwalbe say the Ultremo is the pinnacle of their ambition. ZX - The best ULTREMO ever!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good for racing, not for training
Posted02 September 2013
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Fit
Comes up small
True fit
Comes up large
FruityPhil
fromEngland, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I've gone through a set of these tyres pretty quickly. The light weight and low rolling resistance is noticeable and I'd recommend them for racing or time trials, but for training and club rides they are not durable enough. The rubber gets cut too easily and I've had more punctures with them than I'm used to."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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 Exposure Joystick with Helmet Mount & Lanyard Front Light
Exposure Joystick with Helmet Mount & Lanyard Front Light
The Joystick is an Exposure classic. Small and compact the Joystick is ideally used as a helmet light, although its versatile enough to be used on the handlebars, as a hand held torch or even as a head mounted running light.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Best light ever
Posted05 April 2013
Quality 
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Fit / Size 
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FruityPhil
fromEngland, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Pricey but very very good. I use it on medium or high brightness most of the time, and lasts several hours before needing a recharge. Feels very well built, and I've used it in heavy rain with no problems at all."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Rugged
Cons: Expensive
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 Headband
Headband
For use with your Joystick or Spark front light.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Brilliant, use it all the time
Posted05 April 2013
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Fit / Size 
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FruityPhil
fromEngland, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I've ended up using my Exposure Joystick loads with this headband. Walking the dog at night, getting something from the shed in the dark, it's fantastic. Only negative point is that it looks a bit 80s - would have prefered a more subtle design. Feels like it will last a long time and the velcro is strong."
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, High Quality, Rugged, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
Cons: Unattractive
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 Science in Sport GO Electrolyte 1.6kg Tub
Science in Sport GO Electrolyte 1.6kg Tub
Science in Sport GO Electrolyte is an ideal energy source during sports performance in the heat. Providing fast hydration and sustained energy before and during sport.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Tasty
Posted05 April 2013
FruityPhil
fromEngland, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Tastes good, seems to give a good endurance boost and keep cramp at bay. Watermelon flavour goes down very well."
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 High5 Bottle Bundle
High5 Bottle Bundle
Experience the taste of some of the high5 drink products with this complete kit. Includes various drink sachets in mixed flavours + 750ml water bottle.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good value, nice bottle
Posted17 October 2012
FruityPhil
fromEngland, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I would have been happy with the bottle on it's own for this price so the included gels, electrolyte tabs and energy drink sachets make this really good value. Bottle feels good quality and the energy products I've tried so far are all fantastic."
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 LifeLine 9 Speed Chain Whip
LifeLine 9 Speed Chain Whip
Fantastic value chain whip for simple cassette removal, ideal for use with the Lifeline Campagnolo or Shimano cassette lockring tools
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Does the job well, also with 10 and 8 speed
Posted17 October 2012
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FruityPhil
fromEngland, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Made it very easy to remove 10, 9 and 8 speed cassettes (all Shimano or Sram)"
Pros: High Quality, Good Fit
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 Cassette Lockring Removal Tool
Cassette Lockring Removal Tool
Lifeline's cassette lockring tool is designed as an all in one unit to make the fitting and removal of cassettes simple.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good value, does the job well
Posted17 October 2012
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FruityPhil
fromEngland, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Made very easy work of removing a Shimano 105 10-speed, Shimano Ultegra 10-speed, Sram X-9 9-speed and an old Shimano 8-speed cassette."
Pros: Great Value
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 Fixer F11 Bracket for Saddle Wedge Bags
Fixer F11 Bracket for Saddle Wedge Bags
For standard saddle rails. Allows for quick and secure attachment of Topeak Wedge Bags.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Fitted perfectly
Posted17 October 2012
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Performance 
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FruityPhil
fromEngland, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I have two mountain bikes and one saddle bag that I needed to be able to put on either. The extra bracket means I don't need to keep unscrewing and re-screwing it! Note that this won't fit most road bike saddles as it's too wide."
Pros: Durable, Rugged, High Quality, Adjustable, Good Fit
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 Schwalbe Ultremo ZX Evo V-Guard Folding Road Tyre 2013
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX Evo V-Guard Folding Road Tyre 2013
As tyre designers, Schwalbe say the Ultremo is the pinnacle of their ambition. ZX - The best ULTREMO ever!
 

How well do these tyres perform in the wet?

Where I live, the roads can be wet a lot of the time, so having tyres which handle well in the wet is essential.
They are fine in the wet. I used them in all different conditions, just have to go easy on the brakes when there is water on the roads and take corners sensibly.
1 year, 3 months ago
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FruityPhil
England, UK