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    20 April 2013
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    01 February 2016
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It is vital when installing modern high performance components to ensure they are torqued correctly. The Park Tool 3/8" Ratcheting Torque Wrench 12-60nm is ideal for fitting a wide variety of components to the correct torque.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Quality Overpriced Limited Application
Posted01 February 2016
JieF
fromAustralia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"QUALITY? Park Tool makes some of the best quality bike tools on the market. With that in mind the 'big clicker' scores top marks. However, users need to calibrate the wrench periodically.
OVERPRICED? Definitely the wrench is overpriced [not necessarily a Wiggle issue]. Torque wrenches of a similar nature are available at significantly less cost. The internet will reveal this.
APPLICATION? Cyclists' components tend to be within torque ranges LOWER than 12nm. Crank arms [Shimano etc.] can be 12nm or a little more. For seat posts. saddle-clamps and many other components [especially carbon/carbon or carbon/alloy-interfaced components] the wrench will be inapplicable as these commonly do not require torques above 10nm.
In such circumstances it is always advised that gripper paste would be used and the MAX torque avoided.
SUMMARY: If you need to torque components with pressures of 10 – 60 Newton Metres (88 – 530 inch pounds) range this wrench will last a lifetime. If you need a wrench in the lower ranges the Park Tool TW5 (3nm-15nm) is available. However, though some of us prefer Park Tool tools a more affordable wrench may be a better use of one's funds many of which come with a selection of commonly-used sockets."
Pros: Durable, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
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Quick release chain link for use with KMC, Shimano or SRAM chains with a specific Campagnolo version.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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A Trusted Link
Posted01 December 2015
JieF
fromAustralia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"The KMC 10 Speed Chain Link is a trusted link. Why Shimano do not ship an equivalent link with new chains has been a gripe of riders for years. KMC has come to the rescue with a trustworthy, trouble-free, and quality product.
There are TWO links in each pack. This means you can pop the spare into your kit with your multi-tool when riding just in case you have some issues. Puncture repairs are one issue but breaking a chain when riding will need a link or you are stranded high and dry [or soaked to the skin!].
The link easily installed, though not so easily removed. Installation involves aligning both sides of the link when popped on and a little force will 'snap' it on securely.
Removal will require some brute strength in your hands. Alternatively, when without Master Pliers just tap the link in the right direction with the right weight and it will slide off.
These links are great for those thorough chain-cleaning sessions which are much easier when the chain is off the bike. Yes, there are Chain Scrubbers which clean the chain on the bike, but there is no chain cleaned so well as one cleaned when off the bike degreased in an ultrasonic degreaser IMO.
Wiggle's price is excellent and the service is first class.
The KMC 10 Speed Chain Links or the 11 Speed equivalent is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
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The winter training jacket of choice for Tinkoff-Saxo pro cycling team. Designed with a race fit, breathability for performance and Windstopper® insulation for cold-weather protection.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Superb Quality Windstopper Jacket
Posted04 September 2015
JieF
fromAustralia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I have used this jacket over the winter wet and windy months.
No jackets are 'waterproof' but some are windproof. Cyclists, like other athletes bleed moisture from within so staying fully dry is a chimera, though wicking fabrics help immensely.
As the image shows there is a classy reflective strip on this jacket, front and back. It is a nice touch.
There is also silicone gripper around the lower waist area to keep everything where you want it. Just like the Pro's version there is a name label on the inside back neck area.
The jacket is warm down to 2°c and a little lower when worn over a base layer and/or jersey. In all the months I have been wearing it I have never had cold neck, arms or back. The various fabrics used in the jacket keep you cozy.
The jacket successfully keeps the wind out even when hammering down the steepest descents.
The fit is 'Pro'. This means it is a snug fit. I prefer a looser fit in Castelli [XL] and in this jacket I am the same [chest 105cm]. The XL fit is perfect for me over a base layer and jersey. If you want a looser fit then a 105cm chest might be better with an XXL fit.
The zipped front is top quality, in fact, the garment is quality throughout. The sleeve inner cuff is gently elasticated with an outer over-cuff giving protection from rain running into your gloves/hands.
The neck collar is superb letting you zipp up and keep out the cold around your neck.
There are three pockets [none zipped] in the jacket which is a plus. However, the placing of the pockets is somewhat higher than other jerseys and jackets I have tried. Thus you need some flexibility dipping into those pockets while in the saddle.
The pockets are well designed and keep your items secure.
On the washing machine front, I have washed this jacket a multitude of times [in a cold wash!] and no loosening, fading, bleeding issues at all.
The regular price is not cheap, I however, took advantage of a massive Wiggle offer.
Did I say this already? This jacket is superb! If you can bag Wiggle's great discount then this jacket is one buy you won't regret.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 5 STARS DESERVEDLY."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality
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 dhb Active Long Sleeve Base Layer
dhb Active Long Sleeve Base Layer
A technical first layer for light insulation. The dhb Active Long Sleeve Base Layer has a wicking construction and odour-resistant polygiene treatment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Great Layer at a Great Wiggle Price
Posted01 September 2015
Quality 
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Appearance 
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Fit / Size 
4 / 5
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JieF
fromAustralia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"This base layer is at a budget price for a higher than moderate quality.
The layer is warm enough to ride with under a jersey and/or jacket down to around 3°c. Without wrapping up some more you may be a little cold.
The fabric is good though not as good as top end base layers.
It is light and robust. It does not bleed in the wash [assuming you follow the instructions].
The back is not a long as some other layers so if you are long-bodied you may want to consider that.
The sizing is about right according to the chart though if you want a lose fit you should go one size up.
At this price the layer is a bargain and at Wiggle service how can you complain. Buy a few.
"
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Great Value, Lightweight, Rugged
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The ASV Roubaix Bib Tight combines branded, highly technical fabrics and refined striking graphics for the perfect cold weather, winter training bib tight.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Superb at this Price
Posted11 August 2015
JieF
fromAustralia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I needed some warmth around the hip and leg areas and this tight did not disappoint. It is comfortable down to 4°c anything lower and you will feel the chill and especially if you add wind-chill.
The chamois is not as good as my preferred maker [Sugoi] whose chamois even beat Castelli's top of the line insert. However, this DHB chamois is good for 80km without any discomfort.
The leg length is a little long in its sizing. I wear the M and my inseam is 82 cm. The zips are good quality as is the general quality of the fabric. The tight is not water proof which is no issue for me here in sunny Aus.
In general, I did not expect the quality to be so good but at Wiggle's discounted price it was very good value."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Great Value
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Assos have designed a new sock that is perfect for the cooler days of late autumn and the first days of winter, the Assos habiSock_evo7. Designed to keep your feet warm and sweat free as temperatures fall.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Socks? Great!
Posted11 August 2015
JieF
fromAustralia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Can one rave about a pair of socks? Well, yes, when they are as good as these.
Like all Assos kit they are top quality, no bunching at the toes, no over-tightness at the ankle.
A well knitted sock worth the discounted price from Wiggle, no worries.
"
Pros: Great Value, High Quality
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Two options available for internal and external wiring. The junction is required for connection of rear mech, front mech, battery, and cable to battery indicator junction box with reliable and secure water resistant connectors. Cables sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Costly But Necessary
Posted14 July 2015
JieF
fromAustralia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Wiggle were way ahead of the competition on this item. Thank you Wiggle.
The Junction is a necessary connector when building your Di2 bike, commonly linking the battery unit, the cockpit, FD and RD. In this usage the Junction should be a plug and forget component in your Di2 system as there are no complex electronics in the Junction. It is simply a connecting block [ also it can be used at the handle bars to join multiple shifters prior to being connected to the A Junction].
I use a Junction to test/update/configure my Di2 system [using the Shimano SM-PCE1 PC Interface]. If you intend to troubleshoot your own system you will need this or an equivalent Junction to connect individual components, like the RD.
NOTE: you are advised to use the Shimano connecting tool [Shimano TL-EW02] when snapping your cables into this Junction, otherwise you run the risk of damaging your cables and creating an electronic headache for yourself.
Wiggle retailed the Junction at the best price."
Pros: Durable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight, Rugged
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 Pro Stealth EVO UD Carbon Handlebar and Stem
Pro Stealth EVO UD Carbon Handlebar and Stem
The Pro Stealth EVO UD Carbon handlebar and stem is a fully integrated UD Carbon stem-handlebar combination. The Carbon Monocoque one piece road stem and handlebar combination gives excellent steering precision whilst being lightweight and aerodynamic.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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The BEST Bars I Have EVER Used
Posted13 July 2015
JieF
fromAustralia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Yep, you read it correctly.
These bars will blow you away [ assuming you make the correct sizing-choice ].
The weight is light, super-light.
The road-buzz-elimination is revolutionary. Having used a number of bars on various frame-sets these are the BEST bars I have EVER used.
The Stem area of the bar is of an alloy-carbon construction giving outstanding strength and stiffness married to the benefits of buzz-reducing UD carbon.
One negative; the Pro Stealth EVO Computer Bracket is not 'oversized' so your computer mount will need to cope with a 26mm standard sizing. Garmin previously supplied a rubber bush to cope with this but the newer bushes are simply wrong for this 26 mm mount. Furthermore, the Garmin Out Front mount is off-set which means it cannot sit centrally. For the autistically-inclined this may be annoying but it is no deal-breaker.
The geometry of the bar is designed in such a way that the heel of your Triquetral Carpal and Pisiform Carpal bones of your hand nest in the bars perfectly. Do NOT make the mistake of wrapping your bars too heavily and lose the benefit of this design factor. Correctly mounting your Levers to these bars will result in a glove-like experience. Combine this with minimised-vibration due to the cushioning of the UD carbon and you have an OUTSTANDING PRODUCT.
Be careful to mount your Levers correctly. Shimano's geometry is designed in such a way that you need to fit your Levers at the appropriate angle to your Ulna and Radius. This issue is often missed by bike-shop fits. But if you get this right the comfort of these bars with the Shimano Levers will simply amaze you.
Additionally, these bars have cable routing. This adds to the comfort of the bar by eliminating the unevenness caused by cables.
The geometry on the bar-tops gives a significantly extended rest-area on the tops. Climbing or cruising along at speed your hands will rest comfortably, significantly more comfortably than 'oversized' or standard [26 mm] bars.
Some riders love a compact bar. I am one of them. I never have guessed that anything but a compact geometry would satisfy me. However, the 'Anatomical' geometry of the Shimano Stealth Evo bar is just superb. I don't need the [harder to find?] compact version. Every position in the bar is comfortable.
On the aesthetic side, these bars are beautiful. At least, they are in my opinion.
The big negative is the price. The economic pain is intense. However, if you can afford these bars buy them, you won't be disappointed. But REMEMBER, buy the correct size and be fastidious with your fit.
Enjoy."
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
 
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Carbon computer mounting system for Carbon Stealth EVO road handlebars. Full Uni-directional carbon computer mounting bracket with 26.0mm diameter.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
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Beautiful but Disappointing
Posted09 July 2015
JieF
fromAdelaide SA, Australia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"On the plus side, the Evo Computer Bracket, like the Stealth Evo Handlebar is beautifully made. It is also strong and comparatively light. But that is the pros.
The bracket will NOT mount your Garmin Edge using the Garmin Out Front Mount. The Pro Stealth EVO Computer Bracket diameter is too small for that. Nor will you find it easy to find a method of mounting a Garmin computer to your Stealth Evo Bar, though you can use the Garmin Standard Mount and place it on the stem, This, however, will not mount the Edge 'out front'.
The Pro Stealth EVO Computer Bracket does NOT come with fixing screws. The Stealth Evo bar comes with the fixing screws already in place.
So, unless you have a computer that will attach to a 26mm Pro Stealth EVO Computer Bracket this will be no use to you.
Even internet searching will leave you disappointed if you are looking for a suitable Edge mount that will attach to this Pro Stealth EVO Computer Bracket. I'm still trying to hunt down an Edge mount that will cope with this bracket.
Finally, this bracket is VERY expensive. There are cheaper solutions on the market which I may have to use if I am going to mount my Edge 1000 to a Pro Stealth Evo handlebar.
Looks like this will be a return.
A beautiful disappointment."
Pros: Attractive, Lightweight
Cons: Expensive, Unadjustable
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The Ultegra 6870 Di2 11 Speed STI road levers has improved ergonomics for easier access to shift buttons from the top of the hoods with cleaner wiring due to single wire E-Tube connections and full compatible with super SLR brake calipers.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Mind-Blowingly Good
Posted04 June 2015
JieF
fromAdelaide SA, Australia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Shimano's 6800 range of penultimate components are outstanding in design, build-quality and functionality.
They are what they are because of the drip-down from the Dura Ace series.
The ergonomics of these Shifters makes them very comfortable on long rides. Shimano have put massive effort into the design to maximise comfort. The 9070 series is slightly lighter and slightly narrower on the hood area. But the difference between the ultimate 9000 series and the penultimate 6800 series is marginal.
I have run both for some time and I can confirm that the 6870s are superb. I do run the Dura Ace 9070s on another bike.
The 6870s have two ports each. One port runs your gear shifts the other is a spare for R600 Remote Shifter Switches [highly recommended if you climb or run long rides on your bar-tops].
NB: The 6870s cannot run the R610 Sprinter Shifters as the R610s have a keyed connection which is different from the standard Di2 E-Tube connection. The 9070 Shifters have three ports and run the R610s and the R600s or TT Shifters if you need them. Additionally, the 9070 Shifters have a small button under the top of the rubber hood which when pressed will display drive-train data to your Garmin 1000 or another compatible ANT© device. The hidden buttons on the Shifters call up a signal from the SM-EWW01 ANT Wireless Broadcast Module [currently compatible with the Garmin Edge 1000, Mio 505, and the PRO SCIO cycling computers] and display data on your computer screen.
NB: When fitting your Shifters make sure your Radius and Ulna to Scaphoid and Carpal angle is set to maximal comfort or you will experience unnecessary stress. There is a personal element in this, of course, but the basics are about undue strain on your physiology. In simple terms the hand-to-arm angle must be correctly set with the roll of the handlebar or the benefit of the Shimano ergonomics will not do you much good. This is an area often overlooked on a shop bike fit.
Weight of Shifters is important to those riding professionally but this should be true for the enthusiast too. Why should the Pro's benefit exclusively!
The big [biggest?] advantage lies in Shimano's swapping mechanical design for electronic. Slightly firmer than a mouse-click these Shifters move your drivetrain to your chosen Cassette ring/Front Derailleur setting. There is little chance of mistaken selections due to the Shimano's design.
Personally, I love the Di2 system but I also love the non-electronic Dura-Ace system.
On the programming side, these shifters can be programmed to move all the way up/down the Cassette [multi-mode] by simply holding the lever. Also, it can be set to change a chosen number of cassette rings if you prefer. Your bike mechanic should be able to tell you all the iterations you can have.
NB: It is NOT the Shifters that are 'programmable'. The 'brains' of the Di2 system is in the REAR DERAILLEUR. That part of the drivetrain 'reads' the signals of the Shifters to make the adjustments you want. Also, because the shifters function as switches I have run 10-speed shifters with 11-speed drivetrains and Ultegra Di2 with Dura Ace drivetrains, but make sure you have the compatible Firmware on your component and do not use the post-February 2015 update as this will disallow the previously allowable interaction between 10 and 11 speed component and force you to be either all 11 speed or all 10 speed.
The Pros in the Giro d'Italia run 6870 RDs with 9070 FDs and Shiters because Shimano do not make a Dura-Ace Di2 Medium Cage RD. The Medium Cage [G-S] RD is made for larger climbing rings on your cassette, above 28t [the limit on the SS Cage] and unto 32t [the limit on the GS Cage].
Price-wise, these components are not cheap but in the world of penultimate/ultimate drivetrains you get what you pay for.
Wiggle, my first stop for bike and running gear, provides outstanding service with exceptional customer relations [I know this from personal experience] and solid prices.
If you are thinking of moving across to Di2 from mechanical you will not be disappointed and the Ultegra series is a right up there with Dura-Ace in quality.
This product is HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
Pros: Adjustable, Attractive, Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight, Rugged
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JieF's Questions
 
A light and very responsive clincher front wheel from Shimano. This wheel is ultra-light, fast and uses a mixture of carbon and alloy in it's manufacturing techniques.
 

1.3 mm or 0.7 alloy wall thickness

Does this wheel have 1.3 mm or 0.7 alloy wall thickness?
1 year, 2 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 

6061 light alloy?

Is this Zero 2 stem made from 6061 light alloy like the Zero 1?
2 years ago
by
JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Ultegra 6770 Di2 Groupset (Internal Wiring)
Ultegra 6770 Di2 Groupset (Internal Wiring)
For the past four years, professional riders have been riding Shimano Dura-Ace components with Di2 electronic shifting technology over the highest mountains, the worst cobbles and through the most extreme weather conditions imaginable.
 

Chainring Combinations 50/34 change over 53/39

Is this Groupset available with the 50/34 x 172.5mm option?

If not, is it possible to buy the 50/34 set of rings and fit them on the Ultegra Crank supplied with this 6700 Di2 Groupset to make this a "compact" crankset?
Thanks.
2 years, 3 months ago
by
JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Cyrano Carbon Seat Post
Cyrano Carbon Seat Post
Super light carbon seat post with ultra low-profile upper clamp designed to compliment the most stylish Fizik's saddles. The seat post offers greater fore to aft adjustment than other seat posts, easier installation and one-finger adjuster wheel.
 

31.6 x 270 Actual Length of Post

Hi I currently use a 300 mm post which is nearly fully extended and I wondered if the 270 mm would be long enough. Will Wiggle be retailing the 31.6 x 330/400 in the future?
2 years, 4 months ago
by
JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Ritchey WCS Link Seatpost
Ritchey WCS Link Seatpost
The Ritchey two-bolt post reinvented - Lighter, more compliant and more versatile than ever
 

Carbon Saddle Compatible?

Is this post compatible with a carbon rail saddle, for example the Fizik Arione R1?
2 years, 4 months ago
by
JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
The Arione R1's carbon thermoplastic composite shell and braided carbon rails reduce weight and increase saddle stiffness with Wing Flex™ designed for freedom of thigh movement. The Arione shape is flat, narrow and long and is ideal for Snakes.
 

RITCHEY PRO

Is the R1 compatible with the RITCHEY PRO 2B seat post?
2 years, 5 months ago
by
JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
The Arione R1's carbon thermoplastic composite shell and braided carbon rails reduce weight and increase saddle stiffness with Wing Flex™ designed for freedom of thigh movement. The Arione shape is flat, narrow and long and is ideal for Snakes.
 

Sizing Chart

Hi, Can you have the dimensions of the saddle, please? Or, if there is a sizing chart can you direct us to it.
Thanks.
2 years, 5 months ago
by
JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Wire Vernice Air Vent Carbon Road Shoes
Wire Vernice Air Vent Carbon Road Shoes
The Sidi Wire represents the peak of fit, function and performance for the fastest riders on the planet. Featuring a Carbon Vent sole, Tecno 3 Monofilament closures and a beautiful perforated Vernice upper for added ventilation on hot summer rides.
 

Sizing of SIDI compared to Mavic Shoes

Hi,
In Mavic Zxellium Road Shoes I take a 43.1/3 which oddly translates in the chart to a UK9. I say oddly because I commonly wear a UK8 [depending on the brand].
If I were to purchase a SIDI equivalent that appears to translate into an EU 45, a size I have never worn. If this is accurate SIDI's shoes must be small made?

One does not wish to send shoes back and forth with associated extra cost.
Since I wear the Mavic 43 1/3 what size would you advise I should buy in a SISI shoe?
And would I need to bear the return postage cost if the shoe size was wrong?

Thanks for any guidance you can give.
2 years, 9 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Cosmic Carbon SLE Clincher Wheelset 2013
Cosmic Carbon SLE Clincher Wheelset 2013
The Cosmic Carbon SLE wheels are aerodynamic, light and have an unbeatable rolling resistance, and features Mavic’s Exalith 2 rim technology and enhances braking efficiency. An outstanding and proven wheelset made for the serious roadie or climber.
 

Mavic Aksion 700x23c Tyres + Shimano 105 x 10 Cassette

Will Mavic Aksion 23c Tyres slip on to these wheels?
And will a Shimano 10 speed Cassette fit?
2 years, 9 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Mavic Ksyrium Elite S Alloy Clincher Wheelset
Mavic Ksyrium Elite S Alloy Clincher Wheelset
A perfect blend of lightness and strength that's the Ksyrium Elite S clincher wheels. Great for training or racing, these wheels are more than capable of taking the stress and strain you'll put them through. Fitted with Yksion tyres also.
 

Quick Release Skewers Included?

Are the quick release skewers Included and what make are they?
2 years, 9 months ago
by
JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
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With a unique four-arm spider and Hollowtech II construction putting strength just where its needed, the FC-9000 chainset sets new standards for stiffness and low weight.
 

Compatability

Hi,

I currently have a Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Crankset in the standard 53x39.

If I wanted to move to a compact set up, is this as simple as buying and having this new chainset fitted (by a qualified bike mechanic!)?

Many thanks
Top 25 Contributor
Top 25 Contributor
Having run the standard and compact Shimano 9000 series cranks, it is cheaper to simply install compact rings on your 9000 arm. You simply unbolt and swap them out. Easy and cheaper.
Wiggle supply 9000 chain rings at excellent prices and with FREE delivery!
4 months, 4 weeks ago
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JieF
Australia
 
With a unique four-arm spider and Hollowtech II construction putting strength just where its needed, the FC-9000 chainset sets new standards for stiffness and low weight.
 

Is the Dura Ace 9000 compact chainset compatible with Cannondale aluminium PF30 BB cup, BB30 Bearing

Top 25 Contributor
Top 25 Contributor
Dura Ace 24mm cranksets can be installed on BB30 frames like the Cannondale EVO etc.
The Cheaper option is the Wheels Manufacturing adapter which is a non-metallic insert that bushes the BB30 to a 24mm spindle like Shimano's 9000 and 6800 series.
The more expensive [$150 approx] and better option is the Wheels Manufacturing Outboard BB. This uses a high quality, lightweight aluminium shell that screws together and houses Enduro bearings with a 24mm diameter. You can choose angular, standard or ceramic bearings.
I used the non-metallic version to start but the Outboard shell [for Press-Fit BB30s] was creakless, yes, CREAKLESS in a carbon frame. You will need a torque wrench to install the shell to the correct torque.
The Dura Ace crankset is superb, stiff, light and comparatively stylish. Also, Stages Power can supply a power meter to your crank arm length, if you are a power meter user.

Additionally, Wiggle's price point and customer service is superb.

Hope this helps.
 
Products from my answer
Stages Cycling Dura-Ace 9000 HollowTech II Power Meter Crankarms
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 months, 4 weeks ago
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JieF
Australia
 
The Shimano Ultegra 6800 Tubeless/Clincher wheelset, slightly heavier than the Dura Ace model, offers technology that delivers excellent performance. Rolling nicely and smoothly across the tarmac, these are ideal for racing and/or everyday riding.
 

Will this wheelset also work with an 8 speed cassette?

Keen for this to work with my winter bike too.
Top 25 Contributor
Top 25 Contributor
The wheelset includes a spacer 1.85 mm and is compatible with 8-11 speed set ups.
When running an 11-speed the spacer is NOT used.
5 months, 1 week ago
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JieF
Australia
 
The Shimano Ultegra 6800 Tubeless/Clincher wheelset, slightly heavier than the Dura Ace model, offers technology that delivers excellent performance. Rolling nicely and smoothly across the tarmac, these are ideal for racing and/or everyday riding.
 

Will I need a spacer to fit a Shimano 105 10 speed cassette?

Best answer
Top 25 Contributor
Top 25 Contributor
The Staff answer is INCORRECT.

When running this wheelset with a 10-speed drivetrain you MUST use the spacer or your chain will not line up with the Rear Derailleur.
Shimano instructions inform you that you MUST USE THE SPACER with a 10-speed set up.

The spacer slips onto the hub BEFORE you install the cassette.

Make sure you do not over-tighten the cassette retaining ring. Always use a quality torque wrench.

Enjoy.
5 months, 1 week ago
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JieF
Australia
 
Carbon computer mounting system for Carbon Stealth EVO road handlebars. Full Uni-directional carbon computer mounting bracket with 26.0mm diameter.
 

Comes with fixing screws?

Hi

Does the computer bracket come with screws to attach the handlebars?

Thanks
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This time does NOT come with fixing screws. The screws come with the bar not the Computer Bracket.
6 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
The Ultegra 6870 Di2 11 Speed STI road levers has improved ergonomics for easier access to shift buttons from the top of the hoods with cleaner wiring due to single wire E-Tube connections and full compatible with super SLR brake calipers.
 

Do the shifters come with the etube cables for the handlebar?

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No, not as standard.
8 months ago
by
JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
The Ultegra 6870 Di2 11 Speed STI road levers has improved ergonomics for easier access to shift buttons from the top of the hoods with cleaner wiring due to single wire E-Tube connections and full compatible with super SLR brake calipers.
 

Brake cables

Are brake cables included with these shifters
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No. Nor are E-Tube wires.
8 months ago
by
JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
The Ultegra 6870 Di2 11 Speed STI road levers has improved ergonomics for easier access to shift buttons from the top of the hoods with cleaner wiring due to single wire E-Tube connections and full compatible with super SLR brake calipers.
 

Compatible with 6770 group?

Hi,
I've got a complete standard 6770 group and a broken lever, can I use this 6870 lever? According to the Shimano Compatibility Chart it seems to be compatilbe, but I'd like to get this confirmed by you guys if possible.

Shimano Compatibility Chard: http://e-tubeproject.shimano.com/pdf/20140807_compatibility_chart_en.pdf

Thanks a lot!
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This will work fine. Just make sure you update the firmware on your components to make them 'talk'. You will probably need to update each component individually before they will all talk.
This means you local bike shop will spend a bit of time on them, in all likelihood.
Or, if you are nearby come and I will do it free.
Enjoy.
8 months ago
by
JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
The winter training jacket of choice for Tinkoff-Saxo pro cycling team. Designed with a race fit, breathability for performance and Windstopper® insulation for cold-weather protection.
 

Sizing

Hi I am 6'3 with 40 inch chest and wondered what size would be best for me so i get the correct arm length. Also what is the temperature range of this garment compared to say the partial windstoppper jacket?
Cheers
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You are over 190 cm and 101 chest?
I recommend a Adidas shell jacket in fluro which will fit nicely in XL. The Runner's version is superb for this kind of high-visibilty daylight cycling.
Remember 'hi vis' is not the same as reflective. Reflective will light you up like a Christmas Tree at night the high visibilty make you noticeable [like the workman on the roads] during daylight.
Wear a Craft base layer [XXL for you] to wick away moisture and additional layers if you are cold. The Castelli Flanders long sleeved base layer [XXL] is superb in cold weather and wicks away moisture superbly. The Flanders is my favourite long sleeved base layer. For hot, hot days, [like here in Aussie] I wear a mesh base layer. The Craft Cool Mesh is great for this.
Beware of the Castelli Core Mesh Short Sleeve Base Layer, it is VERY short in the body length, even when ordering a size above your normal. Castelli are known for their 'small fitting'.

Hope this helps.
See below for suggestions of layers.
8 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
Shimano 5800 11 speed Chain, 116 link. This new 11-speed chain uses previous years Dura Ace technology and Shimano's low friction surface treatment Sil-Tec, to reduce friction.
 

Chain pin?

What chain pin would I buy for the 105 11 speed chain?
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For cleaning, maintenance and general ease of use you would do well to buy KMC SpeedLink. This lets you remove your chain for proper cleaning and re-lubing.
See below.
 
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9 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia