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    27 July 2010
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    21 February 2017
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    15 May 2016
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    27 July 2010
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    24 November 2012
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 Wiggle Super Series Le Tricolore Sportive 2017
Wiggle Super Series Le Tricolore Sportive 2017
The Wiggle Le Tricolore Sportive, previously known as the French Resistance, is one of our fastest-selling sportives. Bag a place on this ride as soon as you can for a ticket to one of the best overseas one-day bike trips there is.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Immense fun on the wrong side the road!
Posted21 February 2017
cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"2016 version was a very early start, but worth it for a great day out.
Extremely well organised. Coffee & croissant on the ferry and then you get to blast around France with its friendly natives and wonderfully smooth tarmac. The car drivers are so well behaved they risked having any accident rather than impede a bike rider!
Challenging but rewarding route."
Pros: High Quality, big fun
Cons: Expensive
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The 3T Ergonova Pro sets a new standard in comfort riding thanks to the egg-shaped section at the top of the bar. This gives a more comfortable grip for the hands especially over long distances. Looks great too with the black/white design.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good value nid range bar
Posted29 December 2016
cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Upgrade from the original stock bars.
Lightweight with a good profile. Only downside is I would have liked a deeper recess under the bar to run the cables. it only has a fairly shallow groove, so when 2 cables are used, they stand proud"
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Durable, Rugged
Cons: tricky cable run
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Muc-Off have now added Nano technology to their award winning cleaning formula. So why is Muc-Off with Nano better? Because the Nano sized particles contained in our revolutionary formula will remove dirt and grime with even less effort!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Top performance bike cleaner
Posted29 December 2016
Quality 
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Value 
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Performance 
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Appearance 
4 / 5
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Fit / Size 
5 / 5
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cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Keep your bike clean in a few easy steps....
1 - Spray,
2 - Agitate with brush
3 - Rinse off
4 - Go riding again.....
"
Pros: High Quality, Versatile
Cons: Expensive
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With an excellent warmth to weight ratio, the ASV Merino Thermal Cycle Sock has a heavy duty, slim fitting, construction for protection against the cold in winter.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Awesome!
Posted29 December 2016
cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Superb quality performance and price.
My "go to" winter socks. Warm, but not bulky. A perfect fit and attractive appearance - all for a perfectly reasonable price."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, Great Value
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Warm stretchy full finger gloves with a Thermoflex back panel and a Clarino synthetic leather palm for feel and durability on cool weather road rides. Ideal for fighting the chill in Autumn and early Winter conditions with no loss of feel and control.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
Avg 3 / 5 from
Good spring / autumn glove - but tight to get on.
Posted29 December 2016
cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Good quality and good looking glove. Fine for temps down to 3-4 degrees, but sweaty hands above about 9-10 degrees.
As with all Castelli gear - fit is an issue. Once on, the glove fits perfectly, but the cuff is very tight and it is a struggle to get the glove off & on - with serious risk of damaging the material.
Nice gripper palm pad, but would have liked some more padding"
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight
Cons: Poor Fit, Unadjustable
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Medium cut road cycling socks that have been designed for the ambitious road cyclist. Anatomically cut and multi contact padding to maximise comfort for each foot.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
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Comfy, but not durable
Posted14 September 2016
cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Nice comfy, well fitting and good looking socks, but disappointingly showed signs of wear very quickly especially at the toe end."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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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
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Performance 
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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
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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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 Zoggs Predator Printed Splice Jammer (2016)
Zoggs Predator Printed Splice Jammer (2016)
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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cw500's Questions
 
 dhb Aeron Super Light Short Sleeve Jersey
dhb Aeron Super Light Short Sleeve Jersey
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?

1 year, 4 months ago
by
cw500
Farnham
 
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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.
 

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.
4 years, 10 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!
7 years, 1 month ago
by
cw500
Farnham