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    02 December 2013
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Socktrunk's Reviews
 
Long leverage cro-mo tyre levers designed for downhill or wire bead tyres.
 
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Great Quality
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Socktrunk
fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
"Another good looking, cleverly designed tool from Lezyne.
Tyre levers are not complicated but this has a couple of useful extra features to make it stand out. It's perfectly serviceable as a pedal wrench, light, robust and long enough to be an ideal tyre lever.
It's not clear from the pictures but this is a set of 2 levers and they come with a tiny neoprene sleeve to keep them together in your bag.
Ideal for commutes or longer rides!"
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Rugged, Lightweight, Versatile
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 SealSkinz Thick Mid Length Socks
SealSkinz Thick Mid Length Socks
A warm, thick, mid calf length waterproof sock with a padded toe, sole and Achilles for cushioning and comfort. The breathable waterproof membrane provides protection and dryness. Ideal for extreme cold, wet and snowy conditions.
 
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Windproof, waterproof, comfortable
Posted23 January 2014
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Socktrunk
fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
"I can't imagine commuting without these now, and I wear them every single day. That should give you an idea of how good they are!
I wear them over a standard sock, still inside the shoe. They fit without being bulky, but they make an enormous difference in terms of wind chill and water logging.
The only thing worth noting is that they take a while to dry after washing. That's to be expected though. All in all a top-notch bit of kit!"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality
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 Merino Short Sleeve Baselayer-Pack of 2
Merino Short Sleeve Baselayer-Pack of 2
An excellent value 2 pack of ultra fine merino base layers for effective insulation with a soft next-to-skin feel. The dhb Merino short sleeve is a warm, comfortable and versatile layering piece for cycling and aerobic activity in low temperatures.
 
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Warm and comfortable
Posted02 December 2013
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fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
"Soft, snugly-fitting, and fantastic value for the price. Warm, wicks well and doesn't smell.
I got the small and it's a great fit (6'1" and slim), it could be a bit longer in the body but it's definitely long enough to overlap the waistband of cycling shorts.
The material has stayed soft and non-bobbled through multiple (gentle) washes. This is cheaper than buying singles, and you'll definitely need more than one so it's a great buy!"
Pros: Lightweight, Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality
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An ultra fine merino base layer for effective insulation with a soft next-to-skin feel. The dhb Merino short sleeve is a warm, comfortable and versatile layering piece for cycling and aerobic activity in low temperatures.
 
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Comfortable and warm
Posted02 December 2013
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fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
"Soft, snugly-fitting, and fantastic value for the price. Warm, wicks well and doesn't smell.
I got the small and it's a great fit (6'1" and slim), it could be a bit longer in the body but it's definitely long enough to overlap the waistband of cycling shorts.
The material has stayed soft and non-bobbled through multiple (gentle) washes. Definitely a good buy."
Pros: Lightweight, Comfortable, Good Fit
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A low profile padded undershort suitable for commuters and multisport sessions.
 
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Subtle, comfortable shorts
Posted02 December 2013
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fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
"I got these to wear under normal clothes, although of course they would also work under unpadded tights, tracksuit bottoms and so on.
They're really comfortable, the pad is trimmed down but just as thick as a standard pad, and in fact just as comfortable. The overall quality of fabric, stitching etc is high, as you'd expect from the brand.
The shorts are very well cut, and quite subtle - under normal jeans they're basically invisible. They also look pretty much like normal boxers - they're not as long in the leg as the picture makes them look.
Definitely recommended for when you want that sweet chamois padding, but without the corresponding full-diaper appearance."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Good Fit
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Supplied with unique Lezyne tool wrap to keep your tool secure, clean and safe.
 
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Brilliant - and tiny! - multitool
Posted02 December 2013
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fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
"The photo doesn't do justice to how small this tool is, roughly the size of an adult male's thumb. It's the best pocket multi-tool I've come across, bar none.
The build quality is excellent - the usual nice Lezyne all-metal design. I've used it on some stiff bolts and there's no hint of weakening or loosening, even after a fair amount of use. The shape means you can get some decent torque for the size, and it's a satisfying weight for its size.
It comes with a fabric (leather...ish) loop that covers the heads, so the tool stays folded in and smooth even when its bounced around.
I'd definitely recommend it for anyone who wants a small, pocketable tall to carry with them while cycling. If you're looking for a small gift for the cyclist in your life, you definitely can't go wrong with this either."
Pros: Attractive, Lightweight, Durable, High Quality, Rugged
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The Osprey Momentum 22 has been designed with the avid bicycle commuter in mind. Whether the commute is beating city traffic or on rural roads avoiding highway speeds, these packs offer practical solutions for the bike commute lifestyle.
 
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Excellent commuter/ day trip rucksack
Posted02 December 2013
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Socktrunk
fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Budget : Quality first
"Fantastic rucksack, and well worth the money. Here's why:
It's really well made. The fabric is hard-wearing but light, and the zips and seams are all solid and well-built.
There are three main zip pockets: the first (closest to your back) is a padded laptop one, with a zipped internal pocket that's perfect for papers or a tablet.
The second is the large main one, but has an internal mesh separator with three pockets on. That means you can divide clothes from papers, for instance, and then also have your phone, wallet, and a small toolkit held firmly in place.
The front pocket has a keyclip and two in-built pockets as well as a pen-holder. It's ideal for snacks, keycards or gloves.
The fit is excellent. The rucksack has a semi-rigid mesh back, so your back doesn't get sweaty.
There are two compression straps that mainly work on the big middle pocket, and two outer mesh pockets for bottles or gloves. These have elasticated edges but are spacious below, so they hold stuff in even when you're in motion.
There's a small chest strap and a larger waist one, but if you chose not to use either of these they don't dig in or get in the way. There's a small zipped key pocket on the right strap too; not big enough for a phone but ideal for even the bulkiest of keyrings.
At the very bottom of the bag there's a concealed, hi-vis raincover rolled up in a zipped compartment. This is invaluable for when it rains, it covers the whole bag and stays on firmly (since it's elasticated).
It's big enough for a weekend trip if you pack light, and definitely spacious enough for a day out or commuting with a bag full of work clothes.
The grey colour is relatively subtle, with reflective highlights, and the lines of the back are slim and well-cut. It's definitely one of the better looking cycling rucksacks out there!"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Versatile
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Socktrunk's Answers
 
A low profile padded undershort suitable for commuters and multisport sessions.
 

Which Padded Undershorts?

Will be travelling. Not taking cycle gear, but bound to spend a few hours on rental/borrowed bikes. Which Padded Undershorts most comfortable under jeans/regular shorts for riding and walking about?
These are a pretty good combination of subtle and padded - the chamois is relatively small and thin, but definitely fine for any rental bike use.

It's basically invisible under jeans (unless you're wearing proper painted-on ones!). The shorts themselves are quite small and close-fitting, like a boxer brief.

I wear them under jeans whenever I need to ride in civilian clothes, and they haven't let me down yet.
7 months ago
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Socktrunk
London, UK
 
Long leverage cro-mo tyre levers designed for downhill or wire bead tyres.
 

Is it really strong enough to remove pedals?

Normally pedal spanners are big and burly - will this bend?
I've used this on a few sets of sets of pedals now (some CB Eggbeaters and a couple of different MTB pedals) both putting them on and taking them off. Never had any problems with bending at all - they seem pretty tough!
7 months ago
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Socktrunk
London, UK
 
Long leverage cro-mo tyre levers designed for downhill or wire bead tyres.
 

clarity requested: sold as pair or not?

Leyne link which claims "sold as pair": http://www.lezyne.com/en/products/tire-repair/tire-levers#!saber-lever-chromoly
Yes, these come as a pair, with a small neoprene sleeve to hold them together.

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Sí, estos vienen como un par, con una pequeña funda de neopreno para mantenerlos juntos.
7 months ago
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Socktrunk
London, UK
 
The Osprey Momentum 22 has been designed with the avid bicycle commuter in mind. Whether the commute is beating city traffic or on rural roads avoiding highway speeds, these packs offer practical solutions for the bike commute lifestyle.
 

Does this model have the U-lock front mesh pocket?

Most the photos I have viewed of the Momentum 22 (including Osprey's official website) show the product without a front mesh pocket despite Osprey saying it now has a U-lock front mesh pocket.
I bought mine in December last year and I can confirm that it does not have a front mesh pocket for a U-lock.

It'd be a nice addition, but you can easily fit a U in the laptop compartment or the main bag if necessary. Hope this helps!
7 months ago
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Socktrunk
London, UK