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    14
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    27 July 2010
  • Last Review
    22 April 2016
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    27 July 2010
  • Last Answer
    24 November 2012
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cw500's Reviews
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Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm (DuraSoft Polymer) Bar Tape was created for superior comfort, optimised feel and control. 2.5mm thick for that extra bit of comfort and 82 inch rolls will fit any handlebar.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good looking & Ultra comfortable
Posted22 April 2016
Quality 
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Value 
4 / 5
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Performance 
4 / 5
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cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Very comfortable bar tape with a quality appearance that provides the perfect finish to your set of wheels. Previous set needed to be replaced after less than 1 year as it was getting worn through. Had done a good number of miles, but I had expected it to last longer."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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The DataTag Stealth is simple to fit and includes both visible and hidden identifiers including the latest state-of-the-art "stealth" UV etching that won't visibly mark you cycle and gives your bike a unique finger print.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
Avg 2 / 5 from
Not as good as the older systems
Posted22 April 2016
cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"3rd bike with Datatag protection, but the product seems to decline with each version. Now you get no chip, but a series of stencils & markers. The UV stencil application is a act of faith as you can't see an invisible stencil! The micro dots leave unsightly blotches. The QR sticker looks the business though."
Cons: Expensive, Not Enough Features, Unattractive
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An upgrade/replacement pump head and hose featuring Topeak's unique SmartHead connector and long length hose.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great upgrade
Posted22 April 2016
cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Excellent upgrade to my faithful topeak track pump. A bit tricky to get the hose swapped over, but the instructions were good."
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Rugged, Versatile
Cons: Expensive
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Exclusive to Wiggle. Get the most out of your swims with the Zoggs Predator Print Panel Jammer, offering ultimate performance and moulding to the contours of the body like a second skin, reducing drag for a more hydro-dynamic swim.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good looking, but tight on the thigh
Posted22 April 2016
cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Quality feel to these swimmers. Very stylish and certainly are low drag in the water. The are though very tight around my (road cycling) thighs. Not to the point of being uncomfortable, but you certainly notice it. The next size up would have been too baggy around the waist,"
Pros: Attractive, Durable, High Quality, Lightweight
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 Wiggle 600ml Water Bottle
Wiggle 600ml Water Bottle
An easy to grip, 600ml Water Bottle with an ergonomic shape that fits in all bottle cages. The large opening makes it easy to refill and clean.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
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Strange nozzle
Posted27 March 2015
cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"It is a water bottle! Not much you can say about it - except the nozzle has a strange edge to it that catches on you lip as you drink from it."
Cons: Low Quality, Poor Fit
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 Castelli Reversible 2 Beanie
Castelli Reversible 2 Beanie
A cosy beanie for post ride warmth. Can be reversed so you get the option of 2 designs, one side being soft fleece for ultimate warmth. Keep the Castelli vibe going at all times.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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A cool winter hat!
Posted27 March 2015
cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"A great winter hat. Comfy, warm and stylish. Very popular too. I've bought 3. The first was stolen, the second adopted by the misses. Keeping a tight grip on my third.."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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 Nike Anti Blister Quarter Running Socks (2Pack) - HO14
Nike Anti Blister Quarter Running Socks (2Pack) - HO14
The Nike Anti-Blister Lightweight Quarter Running Socks offer ultimate comfort with sweat-wicking fabric and mesh panels for maximum breathability and a light-as-air feel. A low-friction construction helps minimize abrasions while the miles pile up.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Good quality, but poor fit.
Posted25 March 2013
Quality 
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Value 
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Performance 
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Appearance 
4 / 5
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Fit / Size 
2 / 5
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Fit
Comes up small
Large
Comes up large
cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Socks are socks! These are good quality, but the sizing is a bit strange. Ordered my normal size, but these are very big with the heal up around my shin bone. Still quite comfy though!"
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality
Cons: Poor Fit
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 Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Designed for performance cyclists, Edge 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation, so you can get the most from your training and racing. Bundle includes Premium HRM, Speed and Cadence sensors.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great fully functional HR bike computer
Posted24 November 2012
Quality 
5 / 5
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Value 
4 / 5
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Performance 
5 / 5
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cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"This order was a warranty replacement. The 1st computer turned into a brick with a software update. Top marks to Garmin & Wiggle customer service for attempts to reset and eventual replacement.
The device is great. Lots of functions. Totally reliable as far as HR & cadence signal pickup. Send your data to Garmin Connect for sharing and analysis."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, High Quality, Rugged, Lightweight
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 WearLink+ Transmitter/Electrode Belt Set
WearLink+ Transmitter/Electrode Belt Set
For use with M-series and S-series heart rate monitors. Comfortable, lightweight textile coded WearLink transmitter/electrode belt set.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
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Comfy belt - but Polar system unreliable
Posted04 August 2012
Quality 
3 / 5
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Value 
2 / 5
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Performance 
1 / 5
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cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"The belt is comfy and a good fit, but I found the whole Polar system to be very unreliable and poor performing.
Had a Polar 200 CAD, worked OK initially, but then the speed sensor failed, then the HR sensor became unreliable. New batteries and adjustments did not improve matters.
I bought this sensor & belt to see if I could get the system working. I eventually gave up and went to a different manufacturer as recommended by my mates!"
Pros: Comfortable, Adjustable
Cons: Wears Out Easily, unreliable
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 Mini Pit Kit 2.0
Mini Pit Kit 2.0
Created for the mobile cleaning needs of riders on a budget starting with a reusable 11/2 gallon bucket.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Keep your bike shining!
Posted27 January 2011
Quality 
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Value 
3 / 5
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Performance 
3 / 5
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cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"All you need to keep your bike shining and clean.
Foam bike wash, degreaser, chain lube, brush, sponge, and cloth. Even the bucket is included. All your cleaning kit in one handy tub."
Pros: Great Value, Versatile, convenient, practical
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cw500's Questions
 
Taking the high performance of the standard Aeron jersey but use a lightweight mesh construction and fabric - the Superlight jersey will help you battle heat and gravity on your best rides of summer.
 

Does this jersey provide any sun blocking / UV protection?

2 months, 1 week ago
by
cw500
Farnham
 
cw500's Answers
 
 Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Designed for performance cyclists, Edge 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation, so you can get the most from your training and racing. Bundle includes Premium HRM, Speed and Cadence sensors.
 

How good is the Edge 500 in cloudy conditions?

There are no problems with clouds . The edge 500 can on occasions lose signal under dense tree cover, but usually very good and if it does lose he signal will regain it very quickly when back in the open.
3 years, 7 months ago
by
cw500
Farnham
 
 Sirius Soft Gel Folding Magnetic Turbo Trainer
Sirius Soft Gel Folding Magnetic Turbo Trainer
Tacx launches a new innovation! The Sirius is a striking cycletrainer featuring a "silent" action.
 

Can I use my 26 inch wheel mountain bike on the trainer?

Yes - I use my old MTB on this trainer. I've put a slick 26 x 2.1 tyre on the rear. There is loads of adjustment so could take even larger fat tyres. Would not recommend using knobbly tyres - the vibration & noise will drive you nuts!
5 years, 11 months ago
by
cw500
Farnham