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    01 November 2011
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laager's Reviews
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The GripGrap Optimus Gloves utilise Waterproof and Windproof OutDry® Technology to offer the best protection against wet and cold conditions. The design, characterized by simplicity and subtle details, ensures warm and cosy hands all winter.
 
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2 / 5
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A step DOWN from the Polaris
Posted29 November 2017
laager
"Seems GriGgrab has chosen to cut costs on their premier gloves. The Optimus is supposed to be a direct replacement and upgrade to the Polaris.
Rubbish.
The Optimus only has 180 degrees of elastic at the cuff (inside only) so it doesn't seal as well as the Polaris. The lack of articulation on middle and ring finger is minor but noticeable. Most noticeable is the cuff. It's smaller. Tighter. This gives less room to get a jacket cuff under it before being maxxed out. Plus, the expansion gusset is unlined (so is now a cold entry point). The Polaris has a fully lined cuff, including the expansion gusset.
One must also note that GripGrab's sizing is not small (length and width), but uncomfortably accurate. This means that their maximum measurements indicate the absolute maximum size that will physically fit in the glove. They do not mean that the size is actually comfortable t that size. Fingertips right at the end of a full finger glove receive compression which adds up to discomfort over time, even if they feel comfortable off the bars. Plus, in winter, that also means cold finger tips. A person at the outer limits of size (within a cm) is far better off sizing up. A glove marginally large is usable. A glove on the limit or too small is useless.
If it's going to be really, really cold there is no way you can run a liner inside without sizing up again. They are a close fitting glove at the best of times.
That said, they are absolutely wind and waterproof plus being pretty bloody warm. They have been soaking wet outside and not a drop making it inside. Above 5 degrees you will sweat. Below -3 and you should probably go for the Nordic lobsters (which are utterly sensational).."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality
Cons: Expensive, Poor Fit
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The new Centuro is a stylish revision of the standard 860 Steel-o-flex. Abus have combined it with the very flexible 19mm thick Steel-o-flex cable that's also impressively resistant to sawing attack.
 
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4 / 5
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Heavy but seems good.
Posted05 May 2013
laager
"One would need to be keen to carry this as it's quite heavy. Flexibility is good. Seems sturdy. Only time will tell if it defeats a theft attempt."
Pros: Rugged
Cons: Expensive, Bulky
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 Cork Gel Bar Tape
Cork Gel Bar Tape
The highest quality, Italian-made cork tape with a integral Gel layer for extra shock absorption.
 
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Cheap but not nasty.
Posted05 May 2013
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"Good tape. The white is easy to clean and it lasts very well indeed. Over 5,000 miles on each set of tape on current bikes with no signs of needing to be replaced."
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Rugged
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Cassette combinations of 12-25 and 12-27. Eleven sprockets to win. All sprockets in steel with Nickel-Chrome treatment.
 
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Good value mountain cassette.
Posted05 May 2013
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"Beats chewing out an SR cassette on a trainer, especially at around a third the price of SR."
Pros: Great Value
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 Camelbak Podium 710ml Water Bottle
Camelbak Podium 710ml Water Bottle
The revolutionary Podium is the squeezable bottle for the 21st century.
 
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Tight fit in many cages.
Posted05 May 2013
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Width
Narrow
Wide
Wide
laager
"Fits fine in cages that have the ability to expand a little. Bottle diameter is fractionally larger than standard water bottles."
Pros: Durable, High Quality
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 Vittoria Pair of Tyre Covers
Vittoria Pair of Tyre Covers
In order to prevent damage and premature aging, Vittoria have developed a special "UV shield" material (cover) that blocks 100% of harmful UV rays, thus protecting the tyre. Hook and loop fastening makes installation and removal quick and easy.
 
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Useful for protecting tan sidewalls from UV.
Posted05 May 2013
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"Handy if you run multiple tubular wheelsets. Tan sidewalls degrade with UV exposure."
Pros: Adjustable, Good Fit
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 Campagnolo EPS Cable Tool
Campagnolo EPS Cable Tool
Campagnolo's official tool for removing EPS cables. This tool is essential for anyone intending to replace or cut their EPS cables and any serious cycle enthusiast already knows that Campagnolo produce the very best components.
 
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Only needed if you are completely uncoordinated.
Posted21 January 2013
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laager
"This tool is well made and works well but completely unnecessary if you have fingers smaller than an elephant's foot. Separating Record and Super Record EPS cable connectors is not difficult and doesn't require a special tool."
Pros: High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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 KMC Chain Link Pliers
KMC Chain Link Pliers
Workshop pliers for quick removal of joining-links in chains.
 
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Useful to complete a toolkit
Posted21 January 2013
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"Pretty straightforward tools. Best to get both. No idea how they perform but can't really see they would be anything other than adequate for the task."
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 Brake Pads for Carbon Rims
Brake Pads for Carbon Rims
A set (pair) of carbon brake pads for use with the Mad Fiber wheels. Mad Fiber stipulate that you have to use these pads with their wheels or warranty is void!
 
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One of the best carbon pads one can buy
Posted05 November 2012
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laager
"Exceptionally good cork based pads. Outstanding braking on Madfiber's own rims and almost as good on competitor's rims (Lightweight Gen III). More progressive than Corima Reds.
Woeful in the wet, just like all other cork based pads on composite surfaces.
They glaze a bit too easily so popping them out for a quick freshen up on a rasp every now and then returns them to as new performance."
Pros: High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive, Wears Out Easily
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Better used in another application.
Posted17 October 2012
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"Convenient for punctures but not as strong as the good ol' orange and black patches one glues on. Prone to allowing the tube to balloon through a minor cut.
However, they are more useful as cable rub patches. Nearly clear, so almost invisible. Sacrificial, won't damage paint. Provides just enough protection. More elegant than Jagwire cable sleeves."
Pros: Lightweight, Versatile
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laager's Answers
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Shimano compatible freehub body for the Fulcrum Racing 3, Racing 1, Racing Zero, Racing Speed, Racing Light and Red Wind XLR only; 17mm axles.
 

Are these compatible with Fulcrum Racing Zero Limited Edition?

I plan to upgrade my groupset from Shimano tiagra 10 speed to SRAM force 22 with 11 speed.
Yes, it will fit.
3 years, 6 months ago
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laager
 
Shimano compatible freehub body for the Fulcrum Racing 3, Racing 1, Racing Zero, Racing Speed, Racing Light and Red Wind XLR only; 17mm axles.
 

will this suit a 2011 fulcrum zero?

Hi just seeing if this suits a 2011 fulcrum zero wheel?
Yes, it will fit.
3 years, 6 months ago
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laager
 
Shimano compatible freehub body for the Fulcrum Racing 3, Racing 1, Racing Zero, Racing Speed, Racing Light and Red Wind XLR only; 17mm axles.
 

Swap over racing 1 2012 hub with these to be compatible with 11 sp

I currently have the 2012 Racing 1 wheel. I'm moving across to 11 sp and understand that the 2012 Racing 1 wheel is not compatible. Do I simply swap over existing hub with this to run with 11 sp?
It will fit a Racing 1 perfectly.
3 years, 6 months ago
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laager
 
Shimano compatible freehub body for the Fulcrum Racing 3, Racing 1, Racing Zero, Racing Speed, Racing Light and Red Wind XLR only; 17mm axles.
 

Fit Campagnolo Bora 80s

Will this fit a Campagnolo Bora Ultra 80 rear wheel and then be able to run a Shimano 11s cassette on it please?
Yes. Campagnolo now only makes one HG freehub for the OS axles and it fits Fulcrum and Campagnolo wheels.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Black Ultra Torque bottom bracket cups for the new 11 speed Super Record Ultra Torque chainsets.
 

Can these Super Record cups be used with the Fulcrum R Torq RRS double chainset?

Yes. Same part, just different printing.
4 years, 6 months ago
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laager
 
Black Ultra Torque bottom bracket cups for the new 11 speed Super Record Ultra Torque chainsets.
 

Are these compatible with Super Record 11s 2010 crankset?

Yes.
4 years, 6 months ago
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laager
 
A handy combination of chain whip and sprocket remover that is heat treated body to minimise bending and flexing.
 

Can i use this to remove my Miche fixed track sprocket?

No. Chain on whip is too narrow.
4 years, 10 months ago
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laager
 
Genuine Campagnolo Ultrashift Ergo brake lever hoods available in two colours: Red, White.
 

Will these hoods fit 2010 10 speed veloce?

If the shifters are Ultra-Shift the hoods will fit.
5 years, 1 month ago
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laager
 
Park's chain whips hold the cassette/freewheel in place while you remove the lockring.
 

does it fit with campy 11s?

Si.
5 years, 7 months ago
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laager
 
 Vittoria Removable Valve
Vittoria Removable Valve
Full removable alloy valve, red anodised in colour with the Vittoria logo. Designed for 320 TPI tubulars, Rubino Pro and latex inner tubes.
 

What do I require for 101mm deep section wheels?

Have just bought a set of Vittoria Corsa evo's to go with a set of planet X 80/101 wheels. The 110mm extension does't seem quite long enough for the rear wheel, leaving only 10mm sticking out.
Can I put a short extension on in addition to the 110mm extension?

thanks
Stu
Yes, but underneath as the Vittoria extensions do not have a removable core.
5 years, 8 months ago
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