MikF
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    12 July 2013
  • Last Review
    04 December 2014
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    26 December 2013
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    10 February 2014
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    12 July 2013
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    19 May 2014
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MikF's Reviews
 
 Garmin Edge 810 GPS Cycle Computer with Cadence and HRM
Garmin Edge 810 GPS Cycle Computer with Cadence and HRM
The touchscreen Edge 810 is designed for the cyclist who wants it all — navigation and advanced training capabilities in 1 device. The unit is rugged, waterproof and has a 17 hour battery life and comes supplied with a speed cadence sensor & HRM.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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A serious and comprehensive piece of kit
Posted04 December 2014
MikF
fromLeeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Seriously good piece of tech, does absolutely everything you could expect and more.
The only things missing out of the box are maps (I used the free Open StreetMap ones) and a micro SD card for storing maps, courses and activities.
Along with the HRM and Cadence units, the only other thing you may want if you're looking to be pro level is power monitor, but all after marlet will work using ANT+ connection to the 810
Love it.
"
Pros: High Quality, Versatile
Cons: Expensive
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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.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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You WILL be seen!
Posted19 May 2014
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Fit / Size 
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Fit
Comes up small
Large
Comes up large
MikF
fromLeeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Even without the high reflective trim elements, this is one jacket that you won't miss.
A bit on the baggy side so better for commuting / MTB than road cycling but hey - it's a proper all weather jacket and not a shower proof to be stuffed in a back pocket.
"
+2points
2of 2voted this as helpful.
 
 Deuter Speed Lite 10L Rucksack - Hydration Compatible
Deuter Speed Lite 10L Rucksack - Hydration Compatible
An ultra light sports pack for the fast-footed athlete. Experience virtual weightlessness when mountain running, ski tour racing, cycling marathons, Nordic walking or even when sprinting to catch that bus.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Perfect day pack size
Posted03 October 2013
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MikF
fromLeeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Tried three or four different packs but this is a star. Big enough to get a 1.5 litre waterpack, bit of food, waterproofs or a spare layer, but not so big that things are rattling around loose.
Having a safe zip compartment for keys, wallet and phone also very useful.
"
Pros: Comfortable, Adjustable, Lightweight
+3points
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 BBB BTL-11 TurnTable Chain Whip Tool
BBB BTL-11 TurnTable Chain Whip Tool
Effectively holds the sprockets when removing the cassette lock-ring. Also removes freewheel sprockets and is 7, 8, 9 and 10 speed compatible.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Suitable for 11 Speed cassettes
Posted15 July 2013
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MikF
fromLeeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Description on Wiggle says "7, 8, 9 and 10 speed compatible"
Description on the packging and BBB website says 7 - 11 compatible
So its the cheapest 11 speed chain whip by a good margin.
"
Pros: Great Value, Rugged
+3points
3of 3voted this as helpful.
 
 Campagnolo Scirocco 35 Clincher Wheelset
Campagnolo Scirocco 35 Clincher Wheelset
The Scirocco 35 features a new 35mm deep section rim that is aerodynamic and yet easy to handle in a strong cross wind. It is also responsive and light, but packed with all the advantages of a standard clincher rim with an aluminium braking surface.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great value Campy Wheels
Posted15 July 2013
MikF
fromLeeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"These are identical to the Fulcrum Quattros which are £50 more expensive which seems odd given that Fulcrum are owned by Campagnolo and are seen as the entry level..
Not a 'con' as such but worth noting that the wheels don't come with a cassette lockring.
"
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Unadjustable
+1point
2of 3voted this as helpful.
 
 Grand Prix 4000s Tyres and Tubes Bundle
Grand Prix 4000s Tyres and Tubes Bundle
Versatile road tyres based on the Continental black chilli compound. With an ultra low rolling resistance and a Vectran Breaker Puncture resistant band, the Continental GP4000S is perfect your entire season on the roads. Supplied with 2 tyres and 5 tubes
 
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4 / 5
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Still good value
Posted12 July 2013
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MikF
fromLeeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Had this bundle previously, and althoughthe price has gone up slightl;y it still represents great value."
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MikF's Questions
 
 Cinelli AVS Gel Pads
Cinelli AVS Gel Pads
Gel Anti Vibration System is a special shaped padding made of "Technical Gel" which can be placed on the surface of the bars or over the grooves.
 

Are the pads compatible with Cinelli Neo Morphe bars?

As per question - are these compatible with Neo Morphe bars which have a non-standard profile?
10 months ago
by
MikF
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
 
 Elite Qubo Wireless Digital Trainer
Elite Qubo Wireless Digital Trainer
Qubo digital is an ANT encoded, electronically-adjusted magnetic roller controllable by the head unit using wireless management. Guaranteeing control and performance, it keeps every moment of your training monitored and follows you in your progress.
 

Do you need special tyres

Hi,
Have seen that similar TACX trainers recommend using their 'blue' tyres. Is there a similar requirement for the Elite?
Or should I just use standard tyres?
Assuming that any 'slick' will reduce noise?
Thanks
11 months ago
by
MikF
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
 
MikF's Answers
 
 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.
 

Is it bulky? Could you stuff it in a pocket when weather improves?

You would NOT be able to fit this in a standard cycling jersey back pocket. I have a http://www.wiggle.co.uk/deuter-speed-lite-10l-rucksack-hydration-compatible/ and it takes up half the space, allowing for a spot of lunch and usual spares.
7 months ago
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MikF
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
 
 Deuter Speed Lite 10L Rucksack - Hydration Compatible
Deuter Speed Lite 10L Rucksack - Hydration Compatible
An ultra light sports pack for the fast-footed athlete. Experience virtual weightlessness when mountain running, ski tour racing, cycling marathons, Nordic walking or even when sprinting to catch that bus.
 

What are compatible water bladders?

e.g. would a 'Camelbak unbottle' (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/camelbak-unbottle-2-litre-hydration-reservoir/) go well with this?
Not if it was full :)
I used a 1.5l unbottle in mine quite happily but the 2l is too "tall" but if you didn't fill it completely it would go in but you'd maybe have issues with the 'hanger'
1 year, 2 months ago
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MikF
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
 
 Grand Prix 4000s Tyres and Tubes Bundle
Grand Prix 4000s Tyres and Tubes Bundle
Versatile road tyres based on the Continental black chilli compound. With an ultra low rolling resistance and a Vectran Breaker Puncture resistant band, the Continental GP4000S is perfect your entire season on the roads. Supplied with 2 tyres and 5 tubes
 

Are the valve stems fully threaded or smooth shafts?

Fully threaded
1 year, 5 months ago
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MikF
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK