DorsetMike
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    13 July 2013
  • Last Review
    18 February 2016
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    7 January 2015
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    7 January 2015
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    14 January 2014
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    13 January 2018
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    15 August 2013
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    21 April 2015
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DorsetMike's Reviews
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Lifeline road inner tubes are designed for 700C rims and are available in two sizes & three valve lengths. LifeLine inner tubes are made of high quality butyl rubber and air leakage tested to ensure excellent reliability.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Why pay more
Posted18 February 2016
fromWeymouth, Dorset, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" These tubes seem as good as any I have tried. At the end of the day a £5 tube will puncture as easily as a £1.90 tube. I have had only one failure out of the box caused by a faulty tube which isn't too bad. Pity these tubes no longer seem to be being sold in multiple packs but have to be ordered individually. You could save a few more pence buying 6 at a time. "
Pros: Great Value
Cons: not currently sold in multiple packs
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
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A great rain jacket
Posted27 November 2015
fromWeymouth, Dorset, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" Bought this for my wife. The jacket looks a lot better than on the website. More importantly it lives up to the claims and specifications. My wife has completed several rides of 40 miles or so wearing this jacket in very poor conditions and has remained dry throughout. Breathability seems excellent. It makes the jacket more versatile as it can be worn in cold and windy conditions without persperation build up. Clever design in that there is space at the rear of the jacket to allow for the bulge created by full pockets in any top worn underneath. Fit is snug with no flapping material. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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 Morvelo Leaves T-Shirt
Morvelo Leaves T-Shirt
Morvelo started with a simple box of t-shirts in 2009 and they remain one of the most popular products they produce. Everyone needs a tee to show their love of bikes. Morvelo have exactly what you need.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Top quality T shirt
Posted20 July 2015
fromWeymouth, Dorset, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" I was bought this item for a present and was pleasantly surprised by the comfort and quality of the T shirt. Unusual but not overstated design for those interested in cycling. Can be worn as casual clothing or for a short ride on the bike. Washes very well no shrinkage or fading. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality
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 LifeLine 16g CO2 Inflator Cartridges - Pack of 6
LifeLine 16g CO2 Inflator Cartridges - Pack of 6
Fast, convenient tyre inflation. LifeLine 16g CO2 cartridges are indispensable for puncture repair and pressure adjustments out on the roads and trails. Store in your saddle bag and pair with an inflator for easy inflation on the move.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Great value for money
Posted21 April 2015
fromWeymouth, Dorset, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" No problem with these cartridges at all. Used them with my Lezyne co2 pump. Had cause to use a couple in quick succession tyres inflated tom about 100psi. One word of warning, ensure you discharge any left over co2 from the cartridge before attempting to remove it from the inflator. I made this mistake and it was like a gun going off...beware. "
Pros: Great Value, Rugged
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The ultimate womans specific saddle. The self-shaping padding and the anatomical cutout make it the optimum solution for those seeking performance without compromising comfort. A saddle that can be used on any type of bike and any riding style.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
A saddle essential
Posted21 April 2015
fromWeymouth, Dorset, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" I ordered this saddle for my wife's new bike. She already has the saddle on her 'winter' bike. She intially tried the prologgo saddle that was fitted as standard to the bike but she maintains it was not a patch on the selle Italia for comfort on longer rides. Beautifuly constructed, duarable, fairly light and most of all comfortable. One of the best women specific saddles for the money "
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight
Cons: Expensive
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 dhb Slice 15L Rucksack
dhb Slice 15L Rucksack
A compact, 15L rucksack for riding the trails or commuting with a modest amount of gear. The dhb Slice 15L Rucksack has a slim design for a compact, nonrestrictive feel and high-vis finish for enhanced visibility in low lighting conditions.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Perfect for commuting/going to the shops
Posted2 March 2015
fromWeymouth, Dorset, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I bought this for my wife to commute to work. I have also used the rucksack for occasional shopping trips. It sits very comfortably on your back with no lateral movement (which can occur wih non cycling specific rucksacks). The back padding allows circulation of air to help prevent heat and moisture buildup across your back. I was intially concerned that the rucksack would be on the small side at 15L but it is plenty big enough for normal day to day use. Managed to fit in a litre of milk, a cauliflower, aubergine and iK of onions with relative ease. All in good condition on arrival at home. Also good safety decals which reflect well at night. Maybe not fully waterproof (can always buy a cover) but great value for the price. "
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Rugged, Adjustable, Lightweight, Versatile
+2points
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 dhb Windslam Short Sleeve Base Layer
dhb Windslam Short Sleeve Base Layer
For the ultimate protection against windchill in extremely cold conditions, the dhb Windslam Base Layer has a high performing windproof front facing panel to combat the elements.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
A winter essential
Posted2 March 2015
Quality 
5 / 5
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Value 
4 / 5
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Performance 
5 / 5
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Appearance 
4 / 5
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Fit / Size 
4 / 5
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fromWeymouth, Dorset, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" This is a very versatile piece of kit. It can be worn to build up base layers e.g. with a merino, and provide addtional windstop effect or could be worn under short sleeve top in the spring to give windslam protection. Very comfortable with a slight compression fit. The material feels very comfortable next to the skin with the back providing good wicking. Maybe a little expensive but a great addition to your cycling kit. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive, Limited Color Choices
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 SRAM QuickView Garmin Computer Mount
SRAM QuickView Garmin Computer Mount
The SRAM QuickView Computer Mounts features an all-new design optimized for off-road or road use while retaining the simple and secure 1/4 turn twist mount interface.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
A cheaper alternative
Posted2 March 2015
fromWeymouth, Dorset, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Although titled a chepaer alternative, I still think this mount is relatively dear for what you get, hence one star docked for value for money. Having said that, it is a good quality mount, significantly cheaper than the overpriced Garmin equivalent, and appears to be of equal quality. Why pay more? "
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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The cannibal is designed to devour your bottle just as it's namesake used to devour his opponents. The huge entry point allows very easy insertion, especially in race situations when you need to get your bottle stowed quickly.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
Avg 2 / 5 from
Tight fit
Posted12 November 2014
fromWeymouth, Dorset, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I would suggest this item is more suitable for MTB use than road. On the face of it the 'expandable' cage idea seems a good one but in practice it doesn't really work because most water bottles a fairly flexible. There is no doubt that the cage holds the bottle very securely so much so in fact that you can pick the whole bike up by the bottle without it coming out of the cage (not a carbon bike by the way). I bought these for my wife's bike and she can hardly get the bottle out of the cage at all. Probably designed with Godzilla in mind! Looking a little closer at the design I would suggest the problem lies in the shape of the spigot which fits into the groove of the water bottle. In my view it is too sharp and prevents bottle release. Shame because the wide opening is useful. "
Pros: Attractive, Lightweight
Cons: Poor Fit
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 SealSkinz Women's All Weather Cycle Glove AW13
SealSkinz Women's All Weather Cycle Glove AW13
Lightweight, waterproof, windproof and warm, the SealSkinz All Weather Ladies Cycle Gloves set the standard for all-round, all season technical cycling gloves. They also feature pressure point palm padding for extra rider comfort.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Size not as expected
Posted20 November 2013
Quality 
4 / 5
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Value 
3 / 5
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Performance 
3 / 5
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Appearance 
4 / 5
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Fit / Size 
1 / 5
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fromWeymouth, Dorset, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" Although these gloves fitted my wife's hands (in small), her fingers did not reach the end of the gloves leaving unfilled spare material at the end of each finger (her fingers are not particularly short). It does seem that despite being Ladies specific, the finger length of the glove is not proportional to the palm size. I cannot comment on performance of the gloves as they were returned for a refund. The gloves do look of high quality though. "
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight
Cons: Poor Fit, Limited Color Choices
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DorsetMike's Questions
 
The Felt VR40W is a womens specific 6061 aluminium allroad frame design complete with a Shimano Tiagra derailleurs, an FSA crankset with super-compact gearing and hydraulic disc brakes.
 

Mudguard mounts

Your product data says this bike has mudguard mounts. I can't see any signs of these in the illustrations on your website. Where are they located please, and what guards would be a good fit?
8 months ago
by
DorsetMike
Weymouth, Dorset, UK
 
 Vittoria Rubino Pro Folding Clincher Tyre
Vittoria Rubino Pro Folding Clincher Tyre
The popular all-rounder Rubino Pro has the perfect mix of features for most amateurs, with the endurance for the toughest challenges. These tyres are robust and have a 150 TPI nylon casing, & a technical tread pattern + a long life tread compound.
 

Tyre sizes

Are you no longer stocking this tyre in a 700x25 size. It is not shown anymore.
2 years, 7 months ago
by
DorsetMike
Weymouth, Dorset, UK
 
 Felt Women's ZW5 105 2014
Felt Women's ZW5 105 2014
The Felt ZW5 boasts a carbon frame and fork and Shimano 105 components (20 gears) so whether your plan is to ride on your own, participate in centuries or do your first race, this is one bike with the versatility to shine everywhere you go.
 

Size

Have you any idea if you will be stocking this bike in any other sizes. In particular 45cm frame?
4 years, 4 months ago
by
DorsetMike
Weymouth, Dorset, UK
 
 Felt Z6 2014
Felt Z6 2014
The Z6 is a feature-packed bike without being expensive. The frame is built from Felt's Endurance Road UHC Performance MMC carbon fibre to yield a bike that stands up to hard efforts without losing all-day comfort. This bike will set you new goals.
 

cassette ratios

Your spec sheet suggests the cassette on this bike is 12-30 whereas the Felt website and several other UK suppliers are stating Shimano 12-32 for the 2014 model. Is this a typo or is your model being fitted with a different cassette?
4 years, 8 months ago
by
DorsetMike
Weymouth, Dorset, UK
 
DorsetMike's Answers
 
 dhb Slice 15L Rucksack
dhb Slice 15L Rucksack
A compact, 15L rucksack for riding the trails or commuting with a modest amount of gear. The dhb Slice 15L Rucksack has a slim design for a compact, nonrestrictive feel and high-vis finish for enhanced visibility in low lighting conditions.
 

Rain cover or not?

One reviewer says the rucksack comes with a rain cover, another said it is not waterproof, so which is correct?
No rain cover came with mine. No it's not waterproof but would withstand a shower.
3 years, 5 months ago
by
DorsetMike
Weymouth, Dorset, UK
 
 LifeLine 16g CO2 Inflator Cartridges - Pack of 6
LifeLine 16g CO2 Inflator Cartridges - Pack of 6
Fast, convenient tyre inflation. LifeLine 16g CO2 cartridges are indispensable for puncture repair and pressure adjustments out on the roads and trails. Store in your saddle bag and pair with an inflator for easy inflation on the move.
 

Will these work with Lezyne products?

Yes that what I use them with
3 years, 5 months ago
by
DorsetMike
Weymouth, Dorset, UK
 
Shimano have developed the RT82 sole to offer the stiffness and sleek profile of a road shoe with convenience of an SPD design. This creates a lightweight, road style shoe perfect for high mileage touring and recreational applications.
 

Euro size 43?

Euro size 43 is usually a UK 8.5 to 9 in the outdoor industry, but size chart on Wiggle says 43 is an 8 on the RT82 shoes - can anyone clarify this please?
I am normally a UK 9 to 9.5 and ended up with a size 46 which fits me reasonable well
5 years, 1 month ago
by
DorsetMike
Weymouth, Dorset, UK