BlackpoolChip
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    21 May 2010
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    27 July 2015
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    21 May 2010
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    30 November 2012
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Genuine replacement Shimano BR-6700 R55C3 cartridge type brake shoe set.
 
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5 / 5
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Brake Shoes
Posted27 July 2015
BlackpoolChip
fromChester, Cheshire West and Chester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Good replacement pads, effective on non carbon wheels"
Pros: Durable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality
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ZERO is the new electrolyte drink from High5; it's virtually calorie free (1.4 cal per 100ml) and has a light refreshing taste.
 
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5 / 5
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Drink tabs
Posted27 July 2015
BlackpoolChip
fromChester, Cheshire West and Chester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"I like these tabs as they give the rehydration benefits I need whilst adding a pleasant but subtle taste to the water. Also so easy to use, I also use them when not on the bike."
Pros: Great Value
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Fluid, anatomically designed bib short with Action 205 and Carbon Fibre performance stretch fabrics, contrast styling and state of the art Elastic Interface Giro Air chamois.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Aeron Cycling Bibs
Posted27 July 2015
BlackpoolChip
fromChester, Cheshire West and Chester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Great fit and accurate to the size guide. Comfortable and great pad. Great quality and value for money as you would expect from dhb"
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
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The High5 Race Pack includes everything you need to stay fuelled, hydrated and focussed on race day. The pack has been put together as a performance sports nutrition program for events helping you with all your nutrional race day requirements.
 
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5 / 5
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Race pack
Posted27 July 2015
BlackpoolChip
fromChester, Cheshire West and Chester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"I don;t race but bought this as it has a grange range of High 5 products to try and is excellent value for money"
Pros: Great Value
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The new design also allows better cable routing with less friction (especially on frames with a slanting top tube). Other features include an adjustable tension return spring and toe-in adjustable brake shoe.
 
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5 / 5
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Ultegra 6700 Brake Calliper
Posted27 July 2015
BlackpoolChip
fromChester, Cheshire West and Chester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"As you would expect, excellent quality, excellent stopping power, excellent value at this price!"
Pros: Adjustable, Attractive, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
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Match your Vivofit to your outfit with these Garmin Vivofit 2 Wrist Bands. With a huge range of exciting colours Garmin have got you covered whatever your style.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Replacement Wristband
Posted27 July 2015
BlackpoolChip
fromChester, Cheshire West and Chester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"My partner uses these wristbands for her vivofit 1. It doesn't fit exactly but fits well enough be fully secure, the screen visible and the button still function ( you can hardly tell its not a Vivofit 2)
The fastener is infinitely more secure than the old one. No chance of losing this one!
"
Pros: Adjustable, Attractive, Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight, Rugged, Versatile
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 Altura Night Vision Evo Jacket
Altura Night Vision Evo Jacket
A great choice commuter jacket at an exceptional price to help you prepare for the winter months. The Altura Night Vision Evo Jacket gives you 360 degree visibility with highly reflective trims and an integrated i-Lume LED rear light.
 
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5 / 5
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Evo Jacket
Posted08 May 2015
BlackpoolChip
fromChester, Cheshire West and Chester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"As with all Night Vision items the reflective markings work brilliantly lighting you up like a flare when caught in headlights. The Jacket is excellent quality, fit is generous so don't be tempted to oversize. Plenty of pockets, pit vents, good length. There is nothing to not like about this jacket. Its excellent. ( oh and fully waterproof too!!!!)"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Rugged, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
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 Elite ElastoGel Front Wheel Riser Block
Elite ElastoGel Front Wheel Riser Block
An indispensable accessory for a perfecting your position on the bike giving you a more natural feel to your training with a Elastogel insert for ensures maximum stability and vibration absorption for the front wheel.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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ElastoGel Travel Front Wheel Riser Block
Posted24 April 2014
Quality 
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Performance 
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Fit / Size 
5 / 5
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BlackpoolChip
fromChester, Cheshire West and Chester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Excellent high quality product, perfect for the job"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Rugged, Good Fit
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The Man Gel Flow (with cutout) is a highly comfortable saddle that features manganese rails, a rear suspension bridge - that offers a flexible shell in addition to the saddles perfect anatomic profile & padding that gives great support for the sit bones.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Man Gel Flow Saddle
Posted30 November 2012
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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BlackpoolChip
fromBlackpool
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"The slot in the middle of the saddle does do its job in offering relief where it is supposed to. However, the edges of the slot are very hard and actually do cause discomfort after a long day in the saddle. I did LEJoG recently and set off with this saddle on the bike. After 2 days I swapped it for a conventional saddle to provide relief from the ridges, 2 days later swapped back and so on. Obviously this is an extreme ride and I had no problems at all whilst doing the odd full day training running up to the ride."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight
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 For Goodness Shakes Procovery Kit
For Goodness Shakes Procovery Kit
Experience For Goodness Shakes Recovery with this complete Sports Recovery Kit. This kit is the pefect way to sample all four flavours, Includes 8 sachets in mixed flavours and a 750ml Water Bottle.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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For Goodness Shakes
Posted15 July 2012
BlackpoolChip
fromBlackpool
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"As always the service was excellent. I have used the product for a number of years now and still maintain that it is excellent. One of the easily mixed, very nice tasting shakes after a session on the bike or in the gym and no aches and pains afterwards.
The bottle design has been changed and is much easier to clean than the old one.
"
Pros: Great Value, High Quality
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The Crono Fluid uses a sealed hydrodynamic system that regulates the effort of the pedalling through a rotor submerged in oil. It smooth and quiet and the frame delivers total stability allowing you to train hard. Superb indoor trainer choice.
 

The description doesn't mention whether the trainer folds, does it?

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Yes, folds flat, very easy to store
2 years, 8 months ago
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BlackpoolChip
Blackpool
 
The Crono Fluid uses a sealed hydrodynamic system that regulates the effort of the pedalling through a rotor submerged in oil. It smooth and quiet and the frame delivers total stability allowing you to train hard. Superb indoor trainer choice.
 

Fit with Boardman Hybrid Comp?

Hello,

Will this trainer fit the Boardman Hybrid Comp bike? Tyres are 700x28.

Thanks!
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Yes it will, no problem
2 years, 8 months ago
by
BlackpoolChip
Blackpool
 
The Crono Fluid uses a sealed hydrodynamic system that regulates the effort of the pedalling through a rotor submerged in oil. It smooth and quiet and the frame delivers total stability allowing you to train hard. Superb indoor trainer choice.
 

Can you use this turbo trainer using a fixed wheel bike?

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Yes, will react just like on the road though, so don't suddenly stop peddling!!!!!!!!!
2 years, 8 months ago
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BlackpoolChip
Blackpool
 
The Crono Fluid uses a sealed hydrodynamic system that regulates the effort of the pedalling through a rotor submerged in oil. It smooth and quiet and the frame delivers total stability allowing you to train hard. Superb indoor trainer choice.
 

Is anything else required?

Do you need to buy anything else or can indoor training be done with this alone?
Thanks
Daniel
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You will want to get a riser block for the front wheel. A yellow pages will do but a proper block will hold the wheel properly when putting in some efforts.
2 years, 8 months ago
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BlackpoolChip
Blackpool
 
The Crono Fluid uses a sealed hydrodynamic system that regulates the effort of the pedalling through a rotor submerged in oil. It smooth and quiet and the frame delivers total stability allowing you to train hard. Superb indoor trainer choice.
 

Do I have to use the supplied skewer?

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You can use your wheel skewers but as these are probably light weight it would be too easy to bend them when tightening the clamp so I wouldn't recommend it.
2 years, 8 months ago
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BlackpoolChip
Blackpool
 
The Crono Fluid uses a sealed hydrodynamic system that regulates the effort of the pedalling through a rotor submerged in oil. It smooth and quiet and the frame delivers total stability allowing you to train hard. Superb indoor trainer choice.
 

Can I use the provided skewer for normal road use?

I'd like to know if I can use the provided skewer for normal road cycling or if it is to be used only on the trainer.

Thanks
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Yes, I do sometimes if I can't be bothered changing it.
2 years, 8 months ago
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BlackpoolChip
Blackpool
 
The Crono Fluid uses a sealed hydrodynamic system that regulates the effort of the pedalling through a rotor submerged in oil. It smooth and quiet and the frame delivers total stability allowing you to train hard. Superb indoor trainer choice.
 

Is it safe to use carbon frame bikes on this turbo trainer?

I have bought a Cube carbon road bike and the instruction booklet says it shouldn't be used on "so called fixed rollers(Tacx, Elite etc.)", which I take to mean any turbo trainers. It says it can lead to damage in the vicinity of the dropouts/rear assemby of the frame. Don't know if they are being over-cautious but don't want to risk it if there is any chance of damaging the frame.
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Although I use a carbon Cube on my trainer I only do so when doing gentle training sessions, just in case. I use my aluminium Cube Attempt when doing hard sessions.
2 years, 8 months ago
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BlackpoolChip
Blackpool
 
The Crono Fluid uses a sealed hydrodynamic system that regulates the effort of the pedalling through a rotor submerged in oil. It smooth and quiet and the frame delivers total stability allowing you to train hard. Superb indoor trainer choice.
 

what does this weigh in the box please ? Is 10.5kg correct ?

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Yes its quite solid but this gives great stability. It does fold up reasonably small though and is easy to store.
Brilliant bit of kit!
2 years, 8 months ago
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BlackpoolChip
Blackpool
 
The Crono Fluid uses a sealed hydrodynamic system that regulates the effort of the pedalling through a rotor submerged in oil. It smooth and quiet and the frame delivers total stability allowing you to train hard. Superb indoor trainer choice.
 

Will my bike fit on an Elite Crono Fluid ElastoGel trainer

I have an old Claude Butler road bike with with 700c wheels on large flange Campag Record hubs with a 5 speed block and Campag Record gears. Q/R skewer 150 mm long 5 mm diameter. Inside rear forks measure 120 mm. Outside measure including gear attachment 136 mm
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Yes, the clamp has a lot of adjustment
2 years, 8 months ago
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BlackpoolChip
Blackpool
 
The Crono Fluid uses a sealed hydrodynamic system that regulates the effort of the pedalling through a rotor submerged in oil. It smooth and quiet and the frame delivers total stability allowing you to train hard. Superb indoor trainer choice.
 

Can you tell me if this model can be used on a bike with disc brakes?

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Yes, no problem at all
2 years, 8 months ago
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BlackpoolChip
Blackpool