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    2 January 2013
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    16 October 2017
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    2 January 2013
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Girlonabike's Reviews
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The Assos H.laalalai waist short has been tailored to specifically fit the female body and features their improved version of the women's chamois. Designed for either outdoor (summer) or indoor cycling, the short offers exceptional comfort and fit.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Excellent cycling shorts for ladies
Posted16 October 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" Ladies - if you have never tried Assos ladies cycling shorts, then do so. Once you have the sizing correct, you will never look back. "
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
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This anti-puncture shield is placed between your tyre and inner tube. It is produced from Kevlar fibres that are spun together to produce a bullet-proof vest type shield for your tyres. Flataway is light and supple.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good product but can be tricky to fit
Posted22 June 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" I have used this before, but I found this really tricky to fit inside new tyres because of the silicone. You may have better luck and more patience. I did not have that problem with the old tyres so it's most likely down to the tyre finish not this protective tape. When you can get it to stick, they work well ! "
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Rugged
Cons: tricky to fit
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 Garmin Edge 1000 GPS Performance Bundle
Garmin Edge 1000 GPS Performance Bundle
The Garmin Edge 1000 Performance Bundle enables you to track your ride in ways you have always dreamed of. The Garmin Edge 1000 bundled with speed and cadence sensors. All ready to link to Garmin Connect.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Really Excellent Bundle
Posted22 June 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" This is a terrific Garmin. Yes it costs but its easy to use, and you can track your rides as well as see your progress. Connects into Garmin Connect etc. Really recommend "
Pros: Attractive, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
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 Speedo Elite Pull Buoy
Speedo Elite Pull Buoy
Speedo's training aids are designed to help you get the most from your swim workout. The Elite Pullbuoy is designed to aid development of upper body technique and improve strength.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Excellent Pull Buoy from Speedo
Posted18 May 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" Does exactly what it says on the packet.
Decent quality.
"
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, High Quality
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A year-round vest perfect for recreational cyclists. Easily coordinated with other apparel, it looks great on and off the bike. WINDSTOPPER® Active Shell is very breathable and doesn't give wind a chance. Your core stays warm without overheating.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great Windstop gilet - nice tailoring & for ladies
Posted8 May 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" Ladies - at last a gilet of great quality tailored for a woman's shape.
I bought the fluorescent yellow version & wear it over the top of a shirt or over a jacket when the weather is chilly. Really recommend. Another top quality product from Gore.
"
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Versatile
Cons: Expensive
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 Lezyne Steel Floor Drive ABS2 Track Pump
Lezyne Steel Floor Drive ABS2 Track Pump
Quick and easy to use, the latest Lezyne Steel Floor Drive ABS2 Track Pump features the new ABS2 chuck allowing you to use this on presta or schrader valves without any adjustment or disassembly.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
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Did not work from the outset
Posted31 January 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" I love the functional nature and design of Lezyne products, but I have been disappointed by their durability. I've had a number of their track pumps, and while they worked, they were superb. Sadly they failed too quickly for comfort - and in deed for the price I paid.
This specific track pump did not work from the outset. I returned it to Wiggle, who of course gave me a refund for a faulty product. Great service from Wiggle, but a sadly shoddy product.
"
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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Standard bolt through seat clamp from Hope and available in various colours and sizes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good solid seat clamp
Posted31 January 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" If (like me) you are a tiny bit ham-fisted, then this is the seat clamp for you - but tighten it using a properly adjusted torque wrench.
I have had several so called "light weight" seat clamps, but each one has proved to be disappointingly not durable to being tightened, undone and re-tightened more than a couple of times. Not so this HOPE Seat Post Clamp. It's wonderfully simple, beautifully made and works well. It's not the lightest of light, but it's not bad weight wise. Good quality product that looks nice.
Highly recommended.
"
Pros: Adjustable, Attractive, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Rugged
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The Topeak Aero Wedge Small provides low-profile, under the saddle storage in a durable, sleek and aero-constructed design. Carry your riding essentials like spare tools, tubes, snacks, cash, keys, a mini pump, and anything else with confidence.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
More roomy than it looks - fits well
Posted24 May 2016
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" I found this tubby bag to be well made, good looking and fits well. And not badly priced either. What more could you want ?
I can fit in 2 spare tubes, some tyre levers & a multi tool and there's a little more room left.
"
Pros: Attractive, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
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Packaged in sets of three, the Park Tool Tire Levers are made of glass-injected nylon to ensure long life and damage-free operation.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Light weight plastic tyre levers to carry with you
Posted30 November 2015
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" Not much to say, other than they are light and appear to be strong enough for the job. YOu can buy more expensive and metal tyre levers, but why bother - these work perfectly well. "
Pros: Great Value, Lightweight
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 Lezyne RAP 6 Multitool - Y8
Lezyne RAP 6 Multitool - Y8
Offering great value and performance in a lightweight and compact package, the Lezyne RAP 6 Multitool - Y8 is perfect for basic roadside repairs and adjustments.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Smalish multi tool
Posted30 November 2015
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" I was a little disappointed by this - but that's because I didn't read the tools list properly. Having said that it is a well made tool - like so many of the Lezyne products - but like most multi-tools, it is quite heavy. Having said that I would rather it was a bit heavy than wasn't strong enough and failed on me in use. My advice is to read carefully and make sure the tools listed for the multitool are what you need. It is small enough to fit nicely into your tubby bag. "
Pros: Durable, High Quality
Cons: bit heavy
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 Sidi Women's Wire Carbon Vernice Road Shoe - 2015
Sidi Women's Wire Carbon Vernice Road Shoe - 2015
The Women's Wire Carbon Vernice Road Shoe features all the outstanding quality and top end features that make Sidi a staple of cycle shoe excellence. With Soft Instep 3 Closure, Adjustable Heel Retention and Techno-3 dial for a detailed custom fit.
 

What year are these?

I think they are 2014, but it hardly matters because they are great. by far the most comfortable, supportive and great looking road shoe I ever had.
4 years, 4 months ago
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Girlonabike
Hampshire, UK
 
 Knog Blinder Road 4 LED Rear Light
Knog Blinder Road 4 LED Rear Light
With the Knog Blinder Road R, Knog introduces its first generation of Hi-powered bike lights specifically designed for road cycling. Delivering a colossal 70 lumen strobe on the rear, they're the first Blinder lights of their kind to give riders
 

What should I do when the "rubber" band wears out?

So far as I can see, the answer is, either find a snazzy way to tape it to your bike without blocking the LEDs, or maybe get some tough rubber bands and put them around the seat post and try and strap the light on that way. Failing all other creative ways of lashing the lamp to your bike (which may not be too handy if you want to re-charge it regularly !), then I'm afraid you may have to place it on a shelf and gaze wistfully at it, or just throw the thing away.
The rubber strap on mine broke very quickly, so I am deeply not impressed with this feature of an otherwise nice little lamp.
4 years, 6 months ago
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Girlonabike
Hampshire, UK
 
 Knog Blinder Road 4 LED Rear Light
Knog Blinder Road 4 LED Rear Light
With the Knog Blinder Road R, Knog introduces its first generation of Hi-powered bike lights specifically designed for road cycling. Delivering a colossal 70 lumen strobe on the rear, they're the first Blinder lights of their kind to give riders
 

Non-circular seatpost

Will this fit ovalised seatposts like those on the Giant Defy and TCR.

Teardrop in section with apex of drop at rear.
This probably would because of the rubber. HOWEVER ... and this is a big however, the rubber strap on mine fell apart after a very short period on the bike (just a couple of months, for which most of the time the bike and the lamp were in a darkened room !). To my knowledge the strap was not over stretched, nor was it exposed to anything which would degrade the rubber so quickly.
Once the strap is broken, you are basically stuffed, as there seems no way to repair it. Suggest not to buy this.
4 years, 6 months ago
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Girlonabike
Hampshire, UK
 
 Gore Bike Wear Women's Baselayer WINDSTOPPER Shirt
Gore Bike Wear Women's Baselayer WINDSTOPPER Shirt
This shirt is ideal for windy, cooler days. The combination of materials ensures rapid moisture wicking and protects against wind chill when riding.
 

Is a Size 40" size Large as per your size chart?

This is a fitted garment. It is tretchy but if you want something loose then this prob isn't for you. That said I find this version of the windstooper undershirt soooo much more comfortable than the old version. This is tight & fitted but very comfortable.
5 years ago
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Girlonabike
Hampshire, UK
 
 Assos armWarmers_S7
Assos armWarmers_S7
With the introduction of S7, the legendary Assos Armwarmers have been completely re-engineered. The Improved anatomical cut adheres better, stays in place and follows your movements. 2 different fabrics keep you warm and cozy in cold conditions.
 

Could you please provide sizing information?

I bought a M/L. I am a ladies size 12/14 and would normally wear Assos ladies M or L - depending on the item. If you have really skinny arms you might choose a smaller size, but if you are not the proverbial "racing snake" build then opt for comfort, and rather buy the larger size if in doubt. You can always swap it if you did make the wrong choice.
5 years ago
by
Girlonabike
Hampshire, UK
 
 Gore Bike Wear Women's Baselayer WINDSTOPPER Shirt
Gore Bike Wear Women's Baselayer WINDSTOPPER Shirt
This shirt is ideal for windy, cooler days. The combination of materials ensures rapid moisture wicking and protects against wind chill when riding.
 

Would the female size 44 fit a male 34" waist

Would this product on offer also fit a male, if the sizing matched
These are really close fitting garments. I think a womens size would not be shaped well for a man. I would suggest you bite the bullet and buy your man a man's version. Whilst small men and women might get away with inter changeable garments, its unlikely that in bigger sizes this will be possible.
5 years ago
by
Girlonabike
Hampshire, UK
 
 Assos Women's H FI.Lady S5 Waist Shorts
Assos Women's H FI.Lady S5 Waist Shorts
ASSOS performance in a lady’s cut and style. ASSOS H FI.Lady_S5 shorts have a shaped waistband, which is flat at the front and elasticated at the back, for comfort and gentle support.
 

Is the padding larger in area in the medium size than the small size? I've got one pair in the small size which fit but I find the padding a bit short

I wonder if that suggests that maybe you should be looking at the medium size ? As the shorts are lycra, they of course will stretch to fit, but as you are finding out, the pad is proportionate to the shorts size.
For my size, I could get away with a medium, but I've stuck with a large because the pad protects me where I need it. Don't be afraid to try a larger pair and see for yourself.
5 years, 1 month ago
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Girlonabike
Hampshire, UK
 
 Assos Women's H FI.Lady S5 Waist Shorts
Assos Women's H FI.Lady S5 Waist Shorts
ASSOS performance in a lady’s cut and style. ASSOS H FI.Lady_S5 shorts have a shaped waistband, which is flat at the front and elasticated at the back, for comfort and gentle support.
 

Half way between sizes

I have 95cm hips, which is exactly half way between S and M. Which size would you suggest I purchase?
Assos is always a bit on the small side so would always suggest to go for the larger.
6 years ago
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Girlonabike
Hampshire, UK
 
 Ladies UmaJack 851 Windproof Jacket
Ladies UmaJack 851 Windproof Jacket
Ladies high collar, full front zip jacket made from Assos's 851 windproof air block fabric giving wind protection on the arms, chest and stomach areas.
 

What size should I wear?

I bought an IntermediateEvo Lady long sleeve jersey in XS size and find it suits me perfectly. I ordered a S size Uma Jack and find it a bit loose over my trunk whilst it fits my shoulder width. Should I order for a XS Uma Jack then? My body measurement is half way between a XS and a S size. Thank you.
I find Assos sizes rather small and you should rather err on getting a size larger than you might buy in other (cheaper) brands, rather than smaller. What I do if in doubt is to buy two sizes and try them on, keeping the one which fits best.
Remember with a winter jacket you will need to layer underneath, so a little slack is quite likely to be filled by those layers.
6 years, 7 months ago
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Girlonabike
Hampshire, UK