BensonH
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    30 May 2012
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    2 April 2018
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New name but the performance you love, the Gabba long sleeve becomes the Perfetto long sleeve because that is what these garments are - perfect! This jersey offers so much adaptability in one garment you really could use it all year round.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
Avg 3 / 5 from
It would be great if I actually received the item
Posted2 April 2018
fromHadleigh, Suffolk
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Like it’s predecessor, the Gabba, it is a fantastic piece of clothing that really does the job in keeping dry, warm and being wind proof. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
-3points
0of 3voted this as helpful.
 
 Castelli Free Glove
Castelli Free Glove
A great cycling glove for everyday riding. Stylish and available in three colours, it features a Clarino palm with gel padding and a cool mesh back of hand with added reflective piping.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Usual Castelli Gloves Quality
Posted15 July 2014
fromHadleigh, Suffolk
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Usual good looking/attractive design. It fits well size wise but poor build quality.
Having owned 4 pairs of Castelli gloves, one thing has become clear is that the stitching is very poor and flimsy on all of them, they come loose very quickly. The padding is not as comfortable as one would expect for a pair gloves of that price range.
Disappointing! "
Pros: Attractive
Cons: Low Quality, Wears Out Easily
0points
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 Castelli Diluvio All-Road Shoecover
Castelli Diluvio All-Road Shoecover
Road cycling shoe covers with Neoprene insulation to keep your feet warm and dry during wet/cold weather conditions. Featuring a 16cm cuff to protect your lower leg from wheel spray and reflective detailing for increased visibility.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Posted15 July 2014
fromHadleigh, Suffolk
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Good fit, rear full zip and complete opening at the bottom with Velcro fasteners make them easy to put on and take off, and not get ruined by the cleats like the previous generation of Diluvio. Although not great with keeping water out from underneath.
The reflective piping works very well at night, good visibility for other road users.
Bought them in the sale so value for money but full price would make them too expensive. "
Pros: Attractive, Adjustable, Good Fit
0points
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A simple yet effective way to park your bike. Features a safe and durable design and fits all bike designs including models with disc brakes.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Posted15 July 2014
fromHadleigh, Suffolk
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" I use it for the bike I ride most days as it is easier than my wall mounted ones. It serves the purpose but one of my bikes only fit at a slightly tilted angle due to the angle of the seat stay. "
Cons: Expensive, Unadjustable
-2points
0of 2voted this as helpful.
 
 Castelli Prologo 3 Short Sleeve Jersey
Castelli Prologo 3 Short Sleeve Jersey
Understated and iconic, the Prologo 3 features dual-layer stratus, providing exceptional moisture management to keep you dry. The versatile fit, aided by cooling mesh across the shoulders, ensures this is a good choice for all comfort and cooling needs.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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My favorite Summer jersey
Posted2 April 2014
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fromHadleigh, Suffolk
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Simple and classic design with the Castelli touch. It is lightweight, comfortable and fits well.
It keeps me dry and cool during the hotter months of Summer. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
 Castelli Free Aero Race Bib Short - Team Version SS14
Castelli Free Aero Race Bib Short - Team Version SS14
The award winning Aero Race short has been developed and refined over 4 years of Pro Tour testing. This version is the current team bib short and features a red leg gripper and Castelli wordmark on the side panels.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Good bib-shorts but...
Posted2 April 2014
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fromHadleigh, Suffolk
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" On the whole, they are comfortable and fit well with the usual eye-pleasing design as you'd expect from Castelli.
Definitely notice the extra comfort of the Progetto x2 air pad compared to the Kiss 3 pad in my Velocissimo Due bib-shorts.
Being a die-hard Castelli fan, I have noticed the quality is dropping on all their products in the last couple of seasons, especially with stitching and their logos (they are peeling off after a number of washes).
Not sure it is worth the hefty price tag as it is getting close to Assos price territory. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality
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Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm (DuraSoft Polymer) Bar Tape was created for superior comfort, optimised feel and control. 2.5mm thick for that extra bit of comfort and 82 inch rolls will fit any handlebar.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Not the chepaest but it is worth the money!
Posted2 April 2014
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fromHadleigh, Suffolk
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I was introduced to Lizard Skin DSP Bar Tape a couple of years ago and have not used anything else since.
Despite being one of the more bar tapes in the market, you do get your money's worth in quality, durability, comfort and grip. It wipes clean easily with a damped cloth with is handy. "
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
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 Castelli Velocissimo Due Bib Shorts
Castelli Velocissimo Due Bib Shorts
As the benchmark in mid level bibshorts, the Velocissimo Due leads the way in styling, function and quality. An everyday short that stands up against competition way above its cost. Prepare for victory!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good quality bib short
Posted24 January 2013
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fromHadleigh, Suffolk
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" A typical Castelli garment... pricier and better looking/design than other brands. You get what you pay for.
The shorts are a good/snug fit with very comfortable padding.
"
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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 Sottile Waterproof Jacket
Sottile Waterproof Jacket
Essential in changing weather conditions, the Sottile Jacket gives you waterproof protection in a lightweight package that fits easily into a jersey pocket.
 
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5 / 5
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Excellent waterproof jacket
Posted24 January 2013
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fromHadleigh, Suffolk
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" Lightweight, easy to fold/roll-up and stuff into a jersey pocket.
Very good fit and also very warm. Definitely keeps the water out - but also keeps the sweat in on a warmer day.
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Pros: Durable, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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 dhb Trace Short Sleeve Jersey
dhb Trace Short Sleeve Jersey
The Trace jersey uses a polyester fabric treated with an anti bacterial process and has natural wicking properties. Also, buy the Trace Bibshort to complete the outfit.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Not a bad jersey
Posted24 January 2013
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fromHadleigh, Suffolk
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Good looking jersey/design. Value for money.
Very snug fit but expected the material to be more robust/durable.
"
Pros: Attractive, good value
Cons: not as durable as expected
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The Joe Blow Max II is a great performing track pump that is superb value for money. providing efficiency and accuracy throughout its pressure range, the whole way up to 120 psi.
 

Once pumped, is the pump easy to disconnect from the inner tube valve?

I currently have a pump which is very hard to disconnect after pumping and it is ripping my inner tubes apart when i have to yank it off once its pumped. Plus it means my hand flies into the spokes which are bladed and this is not a pain free experience.
Very easy to attach and detach with a locking mechanism.
6 years, 5 months ago
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BensonH
Hadleigh, Suffolk