MikF
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    12 July 2013
  • Last Review
    19 May 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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MikF's Reviews
 
Constructed in a soft-touch waterproof fabric for comfort, featuring loads of reflective trim and an integrated i-Lume LED; this a great choice for a commuter jacket.
 
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You WILL be seen!
Posted19 May 2014
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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.
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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.
 
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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.
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Pros: Comfortable, Adjustable, Lightweight
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Effectively holds the sprockets when removing the cassette lock-ring. Also removes freewheel sprockets and is 7, 8, 9 and 10 speed compatible.
 
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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.
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Pros: Great Value, Rugged
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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.
 
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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.
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Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Unadjustable
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 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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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
 
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?
5 months, 1 week ago
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MikF
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
 
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
6 months ago
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MikF
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
 
MikF's Answers
 
Constructed in a soft-touch waterproof fabric for comfort, featuring loads of reflective trim and an integrated i-Lume LED; this a great choice for a commuter jacket.
 

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.
2 months ago
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MikF
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
 
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'
9 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 ago
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MikF
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK