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    28 January 2012
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    02 January 2013
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    12 February 2012
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    28 January 2012
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longshins's Reviews
 
 Computer Mount for Garmin Edge
Computer Mount for Garmin Edge
A precision-made secure and adjustable mount for your Garmin Edge which positions the Garmin computer display below the top of the handlebars, centred and in-front of the stem, giving the user an improved ergonomic view and being more air resistant.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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You need this in your life
Posted02 January 2013
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Performance 
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longshins
fromNorwich
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : New to sport
Gender : Male
"No messing about if you have been lucky enough to own a garmin 200, 500, 800, you need to give that computer the mount it deserves.
The standard mount is ok but not ideally positioned this k-edge mount fits perfectly in front of the stem nice and secure.
I read a few reviews mentioning about damaging the fixing of the garmin but they must have cured the problem as mine is fine.
If l could pick at one thing it's the price but as other reviews have said the cost of this is nothing compared to the computer or other cycle parts. It looks cool it is cool no messing about trat yourself to one. 100% awesome piece of kit.
"
Pros: High Quality, Adjustable, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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The SL-K is designed to be light and strong. It is 3D forged then CNC machined from AL2014. A carbon fibre composite 4-bolt front clamp and chromoly hardware ensure low overall weight.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Matches nicely with my seat post
Posted31 December 2012
longshins
fromNorwich
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : New to sport
Gender : Male
"This stem is fantastic value for money as l said before it matches my seat post a treat. I love the look of the FSA products next up matching handlebars and crank."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, High Quality
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 dhb Trace Bib Short
dhb Trace Bib Short
Complement the Trace Jersey with these matching Trace sublimated Bibshorts to complete your outfit.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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great bib shorts
Posted28 January 2012
longshins
fromNorwich
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : New to sport
Gender : Male
"These bib shorts are value for money
Having looked on the site for numerous bib shorts l finally took the plunge and purchased these.
They are well priced and the comfort and quality isn't compromised with such a low price.
the grippers are great and do there job well also the pad is very comfortable over long rides and the seams are all correctly placed around the pad.
"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, Good Fit
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 Vittoria Zaffiro Rigid Clincher Tyre 2013
Vittoria Zaffiro Rigid Clincher Tyre 2013
Zaffiro is recognised everywhere as the training tyre for the serious rider.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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great budget road tyre
Posted28 January 2012
longshins
fromNorwich
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : New to sport
Gender : Male
"Brilliant budget road tyre.
My bike had these tyres on when l purchased it in August last year
The only reason why l am changing a tyre so soon is because l have shredded it on the turbo trainer!!!!!
If l was to grumble about anything it would be that they are very tight to get on & off the rim."
Pros: Durable, Rugged
Cons: very tight fit
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 Wheel Cleaning Brush
Wheel Cleaning Brush
A soft-to-medium bristled brush to aid you in cleaning your wheels from brake dust and winter grim.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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handy brush
Posted28 January 2012
longshins
fromNorwich
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : New to sport
Gender : Male
"This is a must have to clean you cycle with.
Nice soft bristles that don't loose there shape in the first wash
"
Pros: Rugged, High Quality, Versatile
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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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A must to keep your bike clean
Posted28 January 2012
longshins
fromNorwich
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : New to sport
Gender : Male
"Don't bother looking at any other cylcle cleaner this is a must have for anyone who rides either on or off road."
Pros: High Quality
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Warm breathable Arm warmers with Castelli's advanced Nano silicone treatment for fantastic water resistance. Nano Flex fabric behaves just like Thermoflex fabric in dry conditions, but provides unbelievable water repellency when it starts to rain.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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super quality arm warmers
Posted28 January 2012
longshins
fromNorwich
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : New to sport
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"A brilliant set of arm warmers.
looked at a few diffrent brands and opted for these and i'am not dissapointed at all.
If l was to comment on one thing l would say they are a little bit to long but this is better than being to short!!!!
l am 6ft 6" tall and have long arms and there is still plenty to go.
As most people cost is a big issue but these are priced brilliantly and you can see the quality in these arm warmers good quality grippers
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Pros: Comfortable, Rugged, High Quality
Cons: little bit too long
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 Spindoctor Essential Workstand
Spindoctor Essential Workstand
This workstand offers a four point base giving excellent stability and can be set-up in a matter of seconds.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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brilliant work stand
Posted28 January 2012
longshins
fromNorwich
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : New to sport
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"This work stand is a must for anyone who wants to look after the bike properly.
I used to struggle cleaning and maintaining my cycle until l finally took the plunge and purchased this work stand.
Its quick to put up and easy to secure your cycle too
Anyone who wants to tinker and adjust their cycle needs to buy one of these.
Super fast delivery from Wiggle aswell."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Rugged, Versatile
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longshins's Questions
 
 Racing 5 Clincher Wheelset 2012
Racing 5 Clincher Wheelset 2012
Designed to be used on a daily basis and for training purposes. An great product offered by Fulcrum® that guarantees an excellent performance/price ratio.
 

what is the weight limit on this set of wheels

im 6ft 6 inches and weigh 108kg would these wheels hold up on british roads
2 years, 5 months ago
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longshins
Norwich
 
longshins's Answers
 
 dhb Trace Bib Short
dhb Trace Bib Short
Complement the Trace Jersey with these matching Trace sublimated Bibshorts to complete your outfit.
 

Sizing

I am 6'6" tall with a 34" waist so XXXL or M, depending which I choose to go by! How stretchy are the straps and would I be okay with L or XL
Hi there l am also 6ft 6" and 36" waist
l wear a pair of XL shorts
they are a little bit tight on the shoulders but if l went larger they would be loose else wear.
2 years, 6 months ago
by
longshins
Norwich
 
 dhb Trace Bib Short
dhb Trace Bib Short
Complement the Trace Jersey with these matching Trace sublimated Bibshorts to complete your outfit.
 

What is the sizing Ike

Hi , I am new to the bib style cycling shorts , what Is the quality like on these ?
Also what is the the sizing like , I am a 36 waist and 5ft 8

Thanks
Hi i'am 6ft 6" 36" waist and l wear an XL
if that is any help if l was completely honest the XL is a little tight on the straps but if l went for a pair of XXL these would be to big around my legs and waist
The only reason these are a little tight is due to the length of my back.
The pad is super comfortable l have done a few 50-80 milers with no discomfort

Hope this helps.
2 years, 6 months ago
by
longshins
Norwich
 
 Spindoctor Essential Workstand
Spindoctor Essential Workstand
This workstand offers a four point base giving excellent stability and can be set-up in a matter of seconds.
 

is this stand suitable for carbon frames

looking to buy a workstand. if you reply asap and stand is ok for a carbon frame i eill order 1, if stand is not can you advise on one other.
many thanks.

best regards

craig
Hi there yes l would say this will be ok for a carbon frame.
All l would say is where the clamp comes round onto your down tube just put a piece of cloth between the frame and clamp to protect the paint.
2 years, 6 months ago
by
longshins
Norwich