cw500
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    27 July 2010
  • Last Review
    25 March 2013
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    27 July 2010
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    24 November 2012
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cw500's Reviews
 
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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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 Rogue 2 Litre Hydration Pack - 2010
Rogue 2 Litre Hydration Pack - 2010
A versatile and streamlined bike hydration system. Built around an externally accessible reservoir, the Rogue is ideal for longer rides out.
 
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5 / 5
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Camelbak with space for stuff
Posted04 November 2010
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cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"My first Camelbak and it meets all my needs. Don't know why I took so long to get one. A sufficient fluid capacity for a good long ride and enough space for all the other gear you need on the trail.
Verstile - Enough space in pockets & pouches to hold a small pump, a couple of inner tubes, wallet, mobile phone. energy bar, multi-tool, keys (secured by clip) as well as a light jacket.
Comfortable - Once you get going you will forget it is there. Fits well, so that it doesn't feel loose whilst cycling, but provides ventialtion to avoid a sweaty back! Adjustable straps have ends secured by velcro to avoid flapping in the breeze.
Practical - Need a drink, Grab the tube & just take a slurp. No more bottles bouncing away on the downhill, no mud splattered nozzles!
Only gripe is that it can be difficult to work out how much fluid you have left in the bag."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Versatile, Good Fit
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A durable track pump with a high volume steel piston, a barrel mounted pressure gauge and a dual purpose head for presta and schraeder valves. Essential for high mileage road and mountain bike riders.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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The only pump you will ever need.
Posted08 September 2010
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cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"A great pump. Powerful and easy to use. Fits Scrader & presta. A large guage makes for accurate inflation."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, Versatile
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An update of one of the all-time greats, the PZT-2 Pizza Tool is bigger (for better hand position), better (super sharp, large diametre stainless steel cutting wheel cuts through even the toughest terrain), and stronger!
 
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4 / 5
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Fun....!
Posted08 September 2010
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cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"A Park tool that slices pizza - what more do want! Great as a present. Attractively presented and of the excellent quality you would expect from Park tools."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Rugged
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 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.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great Turbo............!
Posted27 July 2010
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cw500
fromFarnham
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Even with the instructions this turbo trainer is a bit tricky to put together, but once complete is a delight to use. The flexibilty of the frame seems strange at first but leads to a pleasant and comfortable ride. The magnetic resistance adjustment is very smooth.
Comes with a good warranty and spares are easy to acquire. A little bit pricey - but you get what you pay for.
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Pros: Durable, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Versatile
Cons: Expensive
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cw500's Answers
 
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.
1 year, 8 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!
4 years ago
by
cw500
Farnham