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    11 October 2011
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    29 September 2014
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    23 February 2012
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 Lezyne Femto Drive Rear LED Light
Lezyne Femto Drive Rear LED Light
The Femto rear is an affordable yet brilliant compact "be seen" light. Engineered alloy body is light weight (31g with strap) and tough with long lasting, high polished and anodised finish.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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excellent little light
Posted29 September 2014
stephc
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
"i stick it on the back of my helmet and it's great for making sure you're seen. havent tried it in the rain so no idea if it'll last through a british winter."
Pros: Great Value
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 Shimano PD-M520 Pedals
Shimano PD-M520 Pedals
Value for money dual sided SPD pedal, a favorite XC mountain bike pedal. Super-compact and lightweight design for a multitude of cycling uses. Sealed cartridge bearing spindle keeps out water and mud for a smooth action, and makes for a durable pedal.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
easy to fit and value for money
Posted29 May 2014
stephc
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
"fitted this onto my commuter bike which does 20 miles a day and they work just fine. no issues."
Pros: Great Value
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 Science in Sport GO Energy 1.6kg Tub
Science in Sport GO Energy 1.6kg Tub
Go Energy is an ideal energy source for use during sports performance. It's unique composition is more effective at providing energy, is not as sweet as standard glucose and stays in the body for less time which means less stomach upset.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
tasty and just what you need on a long ride
Posted29 May 2014
stephc
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Value for money
"i got the orange flavour and it's good tasting, not too sickly sweet and if you follow the mixing instructions, just the right consistency for easy drinking. all the fuel you need for a long ride."
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 Park Tools Puncture Repair Kit Super Patch
Park Tools Puncture Repair Kit Super Patch
Superb value for money
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
high quality
Posted29 May 2014
stephc
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
"sure it's a bit more expensive than others, but these are really strong levers (my last ones snapped) and have a good "hook" bit. the super patches are the best inventions for fixing punctures, simple and fast"
Pros: Great Value, High Quality
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 PowerBar Recovery Drink 1.2kg Tub
PowerBar Recovery Drink 1.2kg Tub
Fast acting carbohydrates re-energise your muscles.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
great tasting and seems to work
Posted29 May 2014
stephc
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
"i do seem to recover faster if i take this after an intense workout, and the taste is fantastic - it almost tastes like a real chocolate milkshake even if mixed with just water. prob taste a lot better with milk and ice and in a blender."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality
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 dhb Regulate Light Arm Warmers
dhb Regulate Light Arm Warmers
A super-stretch, lightweight arm warmer for extra coverage and support to your arm area. Dual-face silicon elastic grippers ensure a secure, hassle free fit between your arm, arm warmer and jersey. Perfect for the warmer seasons.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
perfect for spring or (british) summer mornings
Posted29 May 2014
stephc
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Value for money
"thin but keeps my arms sufficiently warm. a little bit too long for me (i'm 5'2 and got the smallest size)."
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, Lightweight
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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 Finish Line Ceramic Wet Lubricant 60ml Bottle
Finish Line Ceramic Wet Lubricant 60ml Bottle
Ceramic Wet is so unique and leading edge its been patented! Breakthrough ceramic-bonding technology that coats your chain to prevent wear and corrosion and then cushions it chain with a blanket of pure synthetic racing oil.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
Avg 3 / 5 from
Does the job
Posted29 May 2014
stephc
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Value for money
"Can't really see why the ceramic lube is better - my chain is greased just the same as the cheaper stuff. Still, it does the job."
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 Toe Clips
Toe Clips
Another pedigree product from Zefal. Their heritage shines through on the toe clips and straps (sold seperately).
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
Avg 3 / 5 from
Does the job well
Posted23 February 2012
stephc
"This pair of toe clips saw me through my first triathlon, it's good enough for beginners, enables a fairly smooth pedal stroke. Having tried being properly clipped in with SPD pedals though, I have to say that the toe clips can't compare! But it's a good starter kit if you're not sure about spending a bundle on proper pedals. Easy to assemble but on small bikes, the front of the toe clips often threaten to catch my front wheel when I turn."
Pros: Durable, Great Value
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 Bodyglide Skin Formula Regular 36.9g
Bodyglide Skin Formula Regular 36.9g
Skin Formula is a unique all natural skin lubricant created to stand up to rubbing and moisture, prime causes of skin irritation. It helps stop skin trouble before it starts, and it helps avoid the need for first aid products.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Easy to use, works wonders
Posted23 February 2012
stephc
"Strongly recommend using this to help get wetsuits off in a hurry. Buy a big tube as you will be using a lot of it. Rub around the ankles and wrists."
Pros: Great Value
0points
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 Ladies Synchro Short Sleeve Jersey - 2011
Ladies Synchro Short Sleeve Jersey - 2011
Re-styled version of the best selling close fit women's summer jersey in soft stretch fabrics.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Good quality and value
Posted23 February 2012
stephc
"Has handy pockets at the back, wicks away moisture well, zip doesn't chafe, lovely colours. Combine with a base layer and it's good enough for cycling in autumn."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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 Sirius Folding Cycle Trainer
Sirius Folding Cycle Trainer
The Sirius Cycle Trainer is a striking trainer featuring a "silent" action and a Soft-Gel roller.
 

Help! It is rubbing all the rubber off my back tyre!

Anyone know what might be going on here?
I've just used this 2 or 3 times and loads of tiny shreds of rubber are rubbing off the back tyre.. there is a noticeable bald-line on my back tyre now..
I am definitely still in the amateur/weakling category of cyclists, so this isn't due to some super-hard power-riding.
Any advice is much appreciated.
Best answer
you need to buy a training tyre and swap it when you go on the turbo trainer vs. the road. i got the zaffiro one. they are hard wearing.
2 years, 9 months ago
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