FrenchTrekkie
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    19 August 2011
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    24 May 2019
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    25 August 2010
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 Morvelo Zero Hoodie
Morvelo Zero Hoodie
A soft hoodie with a full length hidden zipper. Ideal for keeping you warm between rides.
 
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Comfortable, good looking jacket
Posted13 October 2013
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fromFrance
Country : France
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" The first thing I noticed about this jacket when I opened up the bag was that the drawcords for the hood were white, as was the internal material around the zip. This is different to how the jacket appears on the Wiggle illustration - the jacket has grey drawcords. I hate the white drawcords so have removed them!
Other than that the fit is good - I normally take a size medium but ordered a small based on the Size Guide and the jacket is still very roomy. The material has a soft cozy feel to it and it is a smart looking jacket for casual wear. Ideal for relaxing in away from the bike. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices, white drawcords
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 No8 Tour De France Short Sleeve T-Shirt
No8 Tour De France Short Sleeve T-Shirt
If you are a follower and fan of the world renowned Tour de France you will love this retro inspired cotton t-shirt.
 
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Nice material, peculiar fit
Posted5 July 2013
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fromHaute-Vienne, France
Country : France
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Made from a very soft slightly stretchy material, this t-shirt looks great and I'm enjoying wearing it.
I normally take a medium (my chest size is (96cm/38") and this Medium fits me great across the chest, although the sleeves are very short and the neck is big. Definitely a continental look..... "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable
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 dhb Team Wiggle Honda Bib Short
dhb Team Wiggle Honda Bib Short
As the official team kit supplier of the Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling Team, dhb are proud to present the 2014 Wiggle Honda Padded Bib Short.
 
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Great quality and very comfortable
Posted3 July 2013
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fromFrance
Country : France
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Fantastic pair of shorts - they look great and feel really high quality. Not only that, but they are quite long in the leg compared to other shorts of the same size, which I like. I'm 172cm, 69kg and the Medium fit me perfectly. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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 dhb Team Wiggle Honda Short Sleeve Jersey
dhb Team Wiggle Honda Short Sleeve Jersey
As the official team kit supplier of the Wiggle Honda Women's Pro Cycling Team, dhb are proud to present the 2014 Wiggle Honda Team replica short sleeve jersey.
 
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Superb quality and very comfortable
Posted3 July 2013
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fromFrance
Country : France
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" I received the shirt and bib-shorts last week and used them yesterday for the first time on a 2.5 hour ride in 27 degs C and high humidity. The combo was very comfortable, handling perspiration and ventilation very well, and I was delighted with the performance of the material.
The fit is fantastic - I'm 172cm tall with a 96cm chest and the medium size strip fits me perfectly. It is race fit though, which I like and wanted - so no flappy material. If you like a looser fit go at least one size up.
Overall the strip has a quality, up-market feel. And it looks fantastic as well! "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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 Shimano M088 SPD Mountain Bike Shoes - Wide Fit
Shimano M088 SPD Mountain Bike Shoes - Wide Fit
Fully-featured Mountain Bike shoes with a wide fit last for riders with high insteps or high volume feet. With a supple synthetic upper, convenient buckle closure, stiff sole and durable tread, the M088 is ideal for all your off-road adventures.
 
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Super comfortable and great quality
Posted18 June 2013
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Country : France
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Comfortable straight out of the box. I originally purchased the standard width but found them too narrow for me. I have a fairly standard shaped "British" foot and the fit on the standard size was very cramped. Lengthwise though they are true to stated size on both versions.
Its an attractive shoe which has held up well to MTB duties, including far too much off the bike work pushing and carrying up slopes and across muddy stretches. Overall a big recommendation, although bear in mind they have a mesh upper in parts which lets the smallest amount of water in. "
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Versatile, Good Fit
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 Vice MTB Seat Post
Vice MTB Seat Post
Versatile and outstanding strong, Easton's affordable freeride/all mountain post is compatible with 7mm or 8mm saddle rails.
 
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Typical Easton quality
Posted2 April 2013
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Country : France
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Very easy to fit and adjust on my MTB. Great build quality and the graphics look great on the post. Only had it a little while so can't comment on long term durability, however it certainly feels like it will last. "
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Rugged, Adjustable
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 dhb 2 pack - Light Weight Cycling Sock 8cm
dhb 2 pack - Light Weight Cycling Sock 8cm
Get fully kitted out with the new summer dhb unisex cycling socks. Packs available in 2 options: Blue & Black/White, Red & White/Black
 
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Very comfortable and look great!
Posted2 April 2013
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Country : France
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" I bought one pair of each colour and am absolutely delighted with the socks. They are very comfortable, wash well and look great. And superb value for a pair of Coolmax Socks, another excellent dhb product. "
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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 dhb Vaeon Roubaix Padded Bib Tight
dhb Vaeon Roubaix Padded Bib Tight
The Vaeon Roubaix padded bib tight uses a super soft fleecy performance fabric to offer reliable warmth through your Winter rides. (dhb Vaeon Roubaix - replaces dhb PACE Roubaix)
 
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Fantastic quality, great features, superb value
Posted8 February 2013
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Country : France
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" A massive recommendation for these tights. I have used them regularly at least 3 times per week for the last 3 months or so. Generally they have been used in the temperature zone 4-10 degrees C, any cooler than that and I need a thicker tight, and any warmer than that I use shorts/leg warmers.
Having read other reviews I went for a size smaller than my normal (ie Small as opposed to Medium). I am 172cm height, 31" waist, 29.5" inside leg and the Small fits me like a dream.
The pad is comfortable, and there are some excellent feaures like the ankle zips which are reasonably chunky and offset to the side of your leg, so easy to use. Fantastic kit - recommended! "
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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 Cyclus Headset Press
Cyclus Headset Press
Cyclus tools are used by professional mechanics and good bike shops the world over.
 
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Excellent value, doe sth ejob really well
Posted8 February 2013
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Country : France
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" How often do you fit new headset cups? Not very if you are like me! However, when you do a job like this, you want to be confident the tool is going to do the job.
This headet press feels good in the hand and inspires confidence. The instructions that come with it are pretty poor but really, it is a pretty simple tool to use. It fitted my new cups with ease, precision, and confidence. Excellent buy, great value for money in comparison to other headet presses. "
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Rugged
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 Presto Bib Short - 2011
Presto Bib Short - 2011
Racer Looks, Surprising value. With its list of features, this could be the top-of-the-line bib short.
 
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2 / 5
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Inccurate sizing and poor quality
Posted19 August 2011
Country : France
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" First impressions of these shorts were poor. The glossy logos on the side of the shorts looked like they wouldnt last long in the wash, and things just got worse when I put the shorts on. The vest part of the shorts cut into my shoulders, and although I'd purchased a size large (I'm 172cm tall and 70kg weight so normally take a medium) the shorts felt more like size small. Overall the product has a poor quality feel and certainly didnt live up to the price I paid relative to other I talian shorts I have used in the past. "
Cons: Low Quality, Poor Fit
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 Castelli Exclusive Pro Edition Nanoflex Bib Short
Castelli Exclusive Pro Edition Nanoflex Bib Short
A perfect short for changeable but milder weather conditions where water resistance is a real bonus when showers strike. Keeps you drier and maintains comfort for longer when getting in the hard miles.
 

Size – 5’7” 70kg 98 chest

What size is correct for 5’7” 70kg and 98 chest? I wear Assos in Small. Is this bib short a relaxed, comfort or competitive fit?
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I'm 5'8", 65kg, 94cm chest, and the Medium fits me perfectly. They are quite long in the leg, which I like.
4 years, 11 months ago
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FrenchTrekkie
France
 
 dhb Vaeon Zero Padded Bib Tight
dhb Vaeon Zero Padded Bib Tight
dhb’s warmest Winter bib tight, built from the original MITI Thermoroubaix fabric, TEFLON coated, with large wind blocking membrane on legs. (dhb Vaeon Zero - replaces dhb PACE SuperRoubaix Windproof)
 

Hi, I'm 5'7", 30" waist, 29" inside leg, 136 pounds. What size please?

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HI, I'm 5'8", 30" waist and 29.5" leg, 65kg, I bought the small size and they are a perfect fit.
5 years, 11 months ago
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FrenchTrekkie
France
 
 dhb Team Wiggle Honda Bib Short
dhb Team Wiggle Honda Bib Short
As the official team kit supplier of the Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling Team, dhb are proud to present the 2014 Wiggle Honda Padded Bib Short.
 

Same as Aeron Pro Bib Shorts?

Are these essentially another colour option of the dhb Aeron Pro shorts, or are the materials different, with extra team magic built in? Some of the panels look like a different fabric - is that the case, or is the contrast just black and grey colour sections?
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I've got the Aeron Pro and Wiggle Honda shorts and they are different material. The WH top and shorts are superb - the material is super lightweight, moves moisture out quickly, and the fit is a racing fit, which I like. I've had lots of positive comments from other riders on appearance as well - definitely recommended!
6 years, 4 months ago
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FrenchTrekkie
France
 
The Ultegra 6700 cassette comes with an alloy carrier and advanced Hyperglide sprocket profiles for even smoother, lighter and faster shifting.
 

Will a Shimano Ultegra 6600 short cage rear mech be able to cope with the 28 large sprocket on the 11-28 6700 cassettel

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In a word, no. I have a Dura Ace 7800 short cage rear mech and fitted an Ultegra 11-28 6700 cassette (replacing a 12-25). Although the chain shifts smoothly onto the cassette, there is the occasional shudder and click in the rear derailleur, which sounds awful and isnt comfortable. Better to stick with the max 27t cassette recommended in the Shimano tech docs!
9 years, 2 months ago
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FrenchTrekkie