megamiles
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    29 June 2011
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The Ultegra 6800 11 speed cassette is the new offering from Shimano enabling you to use wider ratios. The lightweight HG-EV cassette has rigid alloy sprocket carrier for reduced weight and better shifting performance, even under demanding gear changes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Excellent 11 speed cassette
Posted29 November 2015
megamiles
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Beautifully made and finished, super smooth shifting and quite cassette. Does need to be used with the matching Shimano 11 speed chain for optimum results. Available in a wide of cassette ratios."
Pros: Attractive, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
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The ultimate safety Light. Fibre Flare uses the latest super-bright fibre optic technology in a flexible tube with multiple attachment options. Versatile design allows this product to be mounted on seat posts, chainstays, bags or clothing.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Rear Light
Posted29 November 2015
megamiles
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I used the Fibre Flare safety light on the this years PBP 2015, and the riders I rode with found it very effective and non dazzling for them, unlike much brighter LED rear lights.
I did my own trials, and found the light can be seen very easily from 100m and still effective at 200-300m
The light uses standard AAA batteries, and for PBP 2015 I fitted lithium types which lasted for the whole time of extensive night time riding.
The attachment was sufficient, but could have been better thought out. It does however allow easy swapping between bikes."
Pros: High Quality
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 LifeLine Road 10 Pack of Inner Tubes
LifeLine Road 10 Pack of Inner Tubes
Great value 10 pack & new for 2015, Lifeline road inner tubes are designed for 700C rims & are available in two sizes & three valve lengths. LifeLine inner tubes are made of high quality butyl rubber & air leakage tested to ensure excellent reliability.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Value Inner Tubes
Posted02 June 2015
megamiles
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"A good general purpose inner tube, not the lightest but more than adequate for general riding and light touring use. I found that the valve core can not be removed which was a little annoying. Good value so fair enough."
Pros: Great Value
Cons: valve core not removable
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The new PW-4 Professional Pedal Wrench is designed for heavy shop use. Two 15mm wrench openings are oriented at 30 degree and 45 degree angles so the user can always achieve the best mechanical advantage, regardless of the pedal position.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Excellent pedal wrench
Posted17 March 2015
megamiles
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"A professional workshop tool for removing and fiting pedals to/from cranks.
The long handle affords good leveage to remove pedals with ease. The head is narrow to fit the 15mm pedal fixings and comes with two openings that make removal and fitting easy."
Pros: Comfortable, Rugged, High Quality
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Ideal pedal for recreational riders who commute & tour. Ideal as a first clipless pedal due to the adjustable cleat tension, this means you can start off with loose tension for extra easy engagement & release, & turn up the tension as you progress.
 
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5 / 5
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Great combination SPD pedal
Posted17 March 2015
megamiles
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Ideal for any bike where flats and SPD style cleats need to be used. Rugged enough and sufficiently light to use on an MTB or indoor trainier/spin bike."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality
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 Park Tools Oversize Adjustable Saw Guide
Park Tools Oversize Adjustable Saw Guide
The Park Tools Oversize Adjustable Saw Guide is the perfect tool for making straight cuts in oversized and aero shaped tubes. Ideal for seatposts and steerer tubes.
 
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4 / 5
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Simple and effective
Posted17 March 2015
megamiles
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Ideal for accurately cutting bars in either aluminium or carbon, such as handle bars, seat posts or forks or steerer tubes."
Pros: High Quality, Rugged
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 SealSkinz Handle Bar Mitten
SealSkinz Handle Bar Mitten
100% waterproof, breathable and windproof mittens.‘Lobster claw’ mittens are designed with dexterity in mind, fingers are grouped to minimise heat loss. Created for cycling in the coldest and wettest conditions.
 
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4 / 5
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Cold Weather Cycling Gloves
Posted24 February 2015
megamiles
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Nothing worse than cold hands or feet on the bike.
Ideal for low temperature riding when fingered gloves leave your hands and fingers cold.
I use them with a fingered liner glove and they are very good, if a bit stange to begin with. The double finger 2 + 2 + thumb design keeps the two fingers warm, and are an improvement on the 3 + 1 + thumb style which leave the isolated finger getting cold.
No rain use so far, but they should be good for light showers."
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit
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 Tacx Jockey Wheels with Stainless Steel Bearings
Tacx Jockey Wheels with Stainless Steel Bearings
Fits Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo systems. Uses stainless steel bearings.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Great upgrade and ideal for CX racing use
Posted26 November 2014
megamiles
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Replaced the more primitive sleeve and pressed disc set up used in Shimano 105 rear mech finding it was getting stuck and clogged up with this season wet and muddy cyclocross racing.
I rode potentially the muddiest CX this weekend and these jockey wheels were really great, and keep turning freely.
I found the plastic inserts a bit fiddly and it would be nice to have a slightly better solution. Anyway, they work and don't cause any issues even with far more demanding CX use."
Pros: High Quality
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 Shimano XT PD-M780 XC Race Pedals
Shimano XT PD-M780 XC Race Pedals
XT SPD's are designed to take the rigours of offroad competition whilst also being perfect for cross country trail riding. The pedals are lightweight & feature a forged alloy body, chrome-moly axle & a revised cleat interface for increased stability.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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MTB Pedal
Posted21 March 2014
megamiles
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"An excellent light weight, durable SPD style pedal that has been put to use on both cyclocross and cross country MTB.
Both pedal sets have seen more than their fair share of mud and water and still spin perfectly. Bearing sealing is very good and they survived numerous power/jet wash cleaning."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Rugged, Lightweight
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 Fulcrum Racing 5 CX Clincher Black/White WheelSet 2014
Fulcrum Racing 5 CX Clincher Black/White WheelSet 2014
Racing 5 road is the starting point. The "CX" acronym -saved for sports that don’t like clean roads- hiding inside the hub: a double coating that seals the bearings’ base guarantees smooth performance and long life, even under extreme conditions of use.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Excellent winter or CX wheel
Posted16 January 2014
megamiles
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Solid but light weight wheel with good double sealed bearings ideal for wet weather or CX muddy/wet conditions.
Wheels are straight and true, and roll freely. Wiggle price for the wheelset was excellent, should have bought 2 sets !"
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, High Quality, Rugged
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 SealSkinz Handle Bar Mitten
SealSkinz Handle Bar Mitten
100% waterproof, breathable and windproof mittens.‘Lobster claw’ mittens are designed with dexterity in mind, fingers are grouped to minimise heat loss. Created for cycling in the coldest and wettest conditions.
 

Use with STI levers?

Road.cc loved this glove but said it was difficult to use STI levers with them. What's the verdict of owners?
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I use them on STI levers no problem !
1 year ago
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megamiles
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 SealSkinz Handle Bar Mitten
SealSkinz Handle Bar Mitten
100% waterproof, breathable and windproof mittens.‘Lobster claw’ mittens are designed with dexterity in mind, fingers are grouped to minimise heat loss. Created for cycling in the coldest and wettest conditions.
 

What do the sizing measurements mean?

Do I measure around the hand or top to bottom?

Thanks, Steven
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Measure around your hand.
1 year ago
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megamiles
London
 
It's a common sense design that provides a functional advantage for high performance cyclists. The K-EDGE chain catcher is a precision component that enhances the overall function of your drive train while protecting your valuable frame.
 

What is the difference between this version (the pro) and the standard version?

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The pro version allows you to independantly adjust and set up the front mech. Once you are happy with the shifting performance you can then fit the chain catcher and set its position with its own lock screw.

With the standard version, your one front mech bolt holds both the mech and the chain catcher, so you need to get two rather different things aligned and set up. Its a bit of a faff doing it this way, so the pro is much easier and gives better perfomance as each part is set up independantly !
1 year ago
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Ideal pedal for recreational riders wanting to commute or tour. Combines SPD mechanism on one side and a concave stable platform pedal body on the other, you can ride with cleats or normal shoes.
 

Black colour is available? Thanks.

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Alas no, but the A600 are the darker Ultegra Grey
1 year, 2 months ago
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megamiles
London
 
 Garmin GSC 10 Wireless Speed/Cadence Sensor
Garmin GSC 10 Wireless Speed/Cadence Sensor
Most cycle orientated Garmin GPS's have a speed and cadence feature, you will need this Garmin GSC10 Speed/Cadence Sensor to make use of this.
 

is it compatible with garmin edge 810?

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Yes !
2 years, 1 month ago
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megamiles
London
 
 Fulcrum Racing 5 CX Clincher Black/White WheelSet 2014
Fulcrum Racing 5 CX Clincher Black/White WheelSet 2014
Racing 5 road is the starting point. The "CX" acronym -saved for sports that don’t like clean roads- hiding inside the hub: a double coating that seals the bearings’ base guarantees smooth performance and long life, even under extreme conditions of use.
 

Front and rear wheels?

Might be a daft question cause it does say wheelset, but you photo shows the one wheel. This is a set of wheels? i.e. front & rear. Thanks
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Wheelset means front / rear wheel
2 years, 3 months ago
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megamiles
London
 
It's a common sense design that provides a functional advantage for high performance cyclists. The K-EDGE chain catcher is a precision component that enhances the overall function of your drive train while protecting your valuable frame.
 

I have a Kuota Kharma Evo and would like to know if this chain catcher will fit?

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Have found this catcher to work fine on Road, TT and CX bikes that use a Braze on fit
2 years, 7 months ago
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megamiles
London
 
 Tacx Sweat Cover 2014
Tacx Sweat Cover 2014
For protecting your bike from sweat drips while on the turbo trainer.
 

Does this product fit a Triathlon/Time Trial bike (Boardman Air TT)?

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Will work with any bike
2 years, 7 months ago
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megamiles
London
 
 Garmin Edge 800 GPS Performance & Navigation Bundle
Garmin Edge 800 GPS Performance & Navigation Bundle
Make the most of every ride with Edge 800 - the ultimate touchscreen GPS bike computer for training, touring and on the trail.
 

Does the 800 show outside temperature and is it accurate.

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The internal sensor is accurate, but does have a long time constatnt. Meaning if the EDGE is kept inside prior to ride, it will initially show the inside ambient temperature then move to the outside temperature at a rate of about 1 deg/minute. Once at the outside temperature the variations do track faster.
3 years, 4 months ago
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megamiles
London
 
 Garmin Edge 800 GPS Performance & Navigation Bundle
Garmin Edge 800 GPS Performance & Navigation Bundle
Make the most of every ride with Edge 800 - the ultimate touchscreen GPS bike computer for training, touring and on the trail.
 

HRM compatible with Forerunner

Is the heart rate monitor with the EDGE 800 compatible with the Garmin Forerunner so I can get my heart rate from the EDGE on the bike and forerunner when running?
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All recent Garmin HRM use the ANT protocol and will work with Forerunner and Edge devices without any issue.
3 years, 4 months ago
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megamiles
London