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    21 September 2009
  • Last Review
    5 June 2013
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    19 June 2009
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    12 August 2017
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    16 October 2009
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    16 April 2014
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 howies Slipstream Short Sleeve Jersey
howies Slipstream Short Sleeve Jersey
A short sleeve cycling jersey with contoured panelling and a next-to-skin fit nylon fabric construction. Featuring integrated panels for increased ventilation rear pockets for storage of ride essentials.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Race fit jersey
Posted5 June 2013
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Fit
Comes up small
Small
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fromHertfordshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
" First off this is a tight fitting jersey but it is very stretchy so there is no flapping or spare material at all. Oddly for a cycling jersey the front and back are the exact same length so the pockets, which are small and tight, sit high. It is a warm jersey, best for spring and autumn with arm warmers when it gets cooler, but too hot for summer. The zip is too narrow and awkward to use with one hand. I like wearing it anyway because it looks good and feels good. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality
Cons: poor zip, back too short
+3points
3of 3voted this as helpful.
 
 DeFeet Armskins - Arm Warmers
DeFeet Armskins - Arm Warmers
Sleek arm warmers with a seamless build for comfort and a breathable fabric blend.
 
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1 / 5
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Poor fit
Posted5 June 2013
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Comes up small
Small
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fromHertfordshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
" I got the sm/m size and they are too long and too tight and a bit bulky. I can't even return them because you have to to cut them out of the packet just to try them on.
Traditional lycra arm warmers are better anyway.
"
Cons: Expensive, Poor Fit
-1point
0of 1voted this as helpful.
 
 Continental X King ProTection Folding MTB Tyre
Continental X King ProTection Folding MTB Tyre
The X-King (26") is a super fast, nevertheless has good grip thanks to its BlackChili compound with ProTection tubless ready casing. Developed with the Topeak Ergon mountain bike team & despite pronounced studs, the X-King rolls smoothly & quietly.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great tyre
Posted17 March 2011
fromLancs
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" This tyre rolls really quick and yet grip is good. I am using it on the rear for the wet weather and it seems to be just as quick as a race king but with loads more grip. If you don't like tyres that slow you down this is what you need. "
Pros: Rugged, High Quality, fast
Cons: Expensive
+1point
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 Swan MTB Mudguard
Swan MTB Mudguard
Rear Mudguard - The 70mm wide Swan rear mudguard has a unique tool free fitting system that allows multiple adjustment and compatibility with any combination of seat post (25 to 32mm diameter) and wheel size, so you can be sure that whatever bike you attach it to, the Swan will keep you mud free. Pe...
 
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Pretty good.
Posted17 March 2011
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fromLancs
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" This mudguard is easy to fit and stays put when tightened. It looks ok and does it's job. It can be removed quickly and easily. "
Pros: Great Value, Adjustable, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
0points
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 Castelli Viva Thermo Headband AW13
Castelli Viva Thermo Headband AW13
A high stretch winter headband with a Thermoflex fabric construction for protection against the cold. Featuring a raw cut lower edge to avoid bunching under your helmet.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Not warm
Posted28 November 2010
fromLancs
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" This fulfills it's remit of being low bulk and it doesn't affect the fit of the helmet but it just isn't warm enough for my ears in the cold winter weather. Only good for milder days when a thicker one might be too warm. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Lightweight, low bulk
Cons: Expensive, not very warm
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
 
 Race King Protection Folding Mountain Bike Tyre
Race King Protection Folding Mountain Bike Tyre
The Race King (26 x 2.0 or 2.2) has presented itself as any talented newcomer in the best possible manner: With victories.
 
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5 / 5
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Very fast
Posted23 July 2010
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fromLancs
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" When I put these tyres on I was amazed how much faster they were than any other tyre I have used. Not only are they fast on and off road but they are grippy too. They are ideal if you have to ride on tarmac to get to your trails as they do both very well. I`ve done about 100 miles and no punctures or signs of wear yet. "
Pros: High Quality, Rugged, Lightweight, Versatile, fast
Cons: Expensive
0points
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The strong aluminum ribs secure the bottle whilst providing simple on-the-bike access.
 
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1 / 5
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Disappointing
Posted10 March 2010
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fromLancs
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" I`m afraid this is not great as either a bottle cage or a pump holder, as a cage it sits too low on the frame which looks untidy and can be a problem if you want to carry two bottles.As a pump holder it is nowhere near as good as the original, it doesn`t hold the pump as tight and the pump is almost touching the frame so will ratle against it on the move. Not Lezyne`s best effort by a long way . It weighs 50g. "
Pros: holds the bottle well
Cons: Expensive, bolt holes should be lower
0points
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 DeFeet Dura Cycling Gloves
DeFeet Dura Cycling Gloves
A versatile seamless, full-fingered glove with a close fit for just about any cold-weather activity. Dura gloves can be worn as a glove liner in cold conditions or alone on mild morning rides. A year-round essential.
 
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3 / 5
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No warmth
Posted20 December 2009
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fromLancs
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" There is no way this is a winter glove, it`s just not warm enough, but it looks and feels good and it`s a good glove for the spring and autumn. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable
Cons: too cold
0points
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 ICS Blinking Rear Light
ICS Blinking Rear Light
ICS compatible design clips directly to Fi'zi:k or SR saddles. Stylish design profile complements sportive style saddles.
 
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Neat
Posted11 November 2009
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fromLancs
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" This little light is great, it weighs nothing and slots into your fizik saddle very tight.
I think it is plenty bright enough to be used as the only rear light on your bike although it possibly blinks a bit too fast. I wouldn`t like to be behind it if I was prone to epilepsy.
"
Pros: Attractive, Good Fit, Lightweight
Cons: flashes a bit fast
0points
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 Third Hand Cable Puller
Third Hand Cable Puller
Lifeline have brought us this cable puller to ease the stress of pulling cables through
 
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5 / 5
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Nice
Posted16 October 2009
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fromLancs
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I don`t really know how they work but they make tightening cables so much easier, what`s not to like? "
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AntC's Questions
 
D16 CNC machined mech hanger to fit various models including Bianchi, Trek, Kona, Cube, Orange, Rocky Mountain, Ghost, Focus and more.
 

Will it fit a Tifosi CK7 ?

3 years, 1 month ago
by
AntC
 
 COSINE 32mm Alloy Clincher Road Wheelset
COSINE 32mm Alloy Clincher Road Wheelset
Durable, agile and aerodynamic. With a lightweight build (1485g), 32mm aero profile and sealed cartridge bearings, COSINE 32mm clinchers excel on all-weather training rides, steep twisty sportive climbs and high paced club rides.
 

Do they have brass nipples ?

4 years, 10 months ago
by
AntC
Hertfordshire, UK
 
 Drylete Headband
Drylete Headband
 

What is the height of it at the front?

9 years, 10 months ago
by
AntC
Lancs
 
 Torque Key 2011
Torque Key 2011
Properly install your Ritchey carbon bars and stem without fear of over-torquing. This Torque Key uses a M4 bit and is pre-set to 5Nm (maximum recommended torque for Ritchey carbon bars and WCS stems).
 

Click?

Is this supposed to click at 5Nm?
10 years, 6 months ago
by
AntC
Lancs
 
 Code 5 OE Rear Disc Brake with 185mm Rotor
Code 5 OE Rear Disc Brake with 185mm Rotor
Rear disc brake with a large 185mm rotor in moss grey
 

Can you use this with a 160mm rotor?

10 years, 8 months ago
by
AntC
Lancs
 
An upgrade/replacement pump head and hose featuring Topeak's TwinHead connector and long length hose.
 

Does this work with a blacburn air tower 2?

11 years ago
by
AntC
Lancs
 
 WCS Alloy V2 Wet Black Seat Post
WCS Alloy V2 Wet Black Seat Post
Dependability, smooth infinite adjustment, elegant finish and optimal strength-to-weight ratios are the hallmarks of Ritchey seatpost design. Even when Tom has already set the industry standard, his mind is contemplating alternative solutions and variations on his own themes. Another classic Ritchey...
 

What`s the setback on this?

11 years, 3 months ago
by
AntC
 
AntC's Answers
 
 Shimano Ultegra 6800 Brake Caliper Set
Shimano Ultegra 6800 Brake Caliper Set
The Ultegra 6800 brake caliper set offer an ideal balance of light weight and stiffness with low profile aerodynamic Super SLR-EV Dual-Pivot design that provides superior brake performance and light action.
 

5700/6700 compatibility

Is this brake set compatible with 5700 and 6700 levers?
The brakes are the only 6800 part that Shimano say is backwards compatible with 6700.
6 years, 5 months ago
by
AntC
Hertfordshire, UK
 
 Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Brake Caliper
Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Brake Caliper
Long, fast descents demand confidence. Dura-Ace brakes deliver, with a new symmetrical dual pivot design and twin bearings reducing pivot friction and improving efficiency and controllability.
 

Will these brakes work with Shimano 600 STI ST-6400 Shifters

Have vintage Shimano 600 brakes, with the old 8 speed STI gears. Will the DA 9000 calipers work with the 600 STI ST-6400 Shift/Brake levers, or is the pull ratio incompatible? If incompatible, what are my brake caliper upgrade options keeping the ST-6400 levers?
No, it won't work properly. It's a different pull ratio.
6 years, 5 months ago
by
AntC
Hertfordshire, UK
 
 Shimano Ultegra 6800 Brake Caliper Set
Shimano Ultegra 6800 Brake Caliper Set
The Ultegra 6800 brake caliper set offer an ideal balance of light weight and stiffness with low profile aerodynamic Super SLR-EV Dual-Pivot design that provides superior brake performance and light action.
 

5700/6700 compatibility

Is this brake set compatible with 5700 and 6700 levers?
Best answer
Indeed, they are completely compatible.
6 years, 9 months ago
by
AntC
Hertfordshire, UK
 
 Truvativ Noir XC 3.3 Team Triple Chainset
Truvativ Noir XC 3.3 Team Triple Chainset
Noir mtb is the lightest and most refined collection that Truvativ offers. Best class weights. Stiffness that breeds confidence. Elegant look and feel. Noir is the only choice for the discerning racer.
 

which bottom bracket would i need for

SRAM TruVativ Noir XC 3.3 Team MT CARBON Crankset
Best answer
You can only use the GXP.
8 years, 7 months ago
by
AntC
Lancs
 
 1:50,000 Standard Edition
1:50,000 Standard Edition
Seamless OS Landranger 1:50,000 maps available for the whole of Britain. Use these detailed OS maps to plan walks, mountain bike trails, print your own maps and program routes and waypoints into a GPS. Not only that but you can also review your performance and actual route taken by importing a GPS ...
 

memory map southern edition

Is this compatible with a Garmin GPS60CSx
No.
10 years, 6 months ago
by
AntC
Lancs
 
 1:50,000 Standard Edition
1:50,000 Standard Edition
Seamless OS Landranger 1:50,000 maps available for the whole of Britain. Use these detailed OS maps to plan walks, mountain bike trails, print your own maps and program routes and waypoints into a GPS. Not only that but you can also review your performance and actual route taken by importing a GPS ...
 

can the map be downloaded onto a garmin etrex?

MEMORYMAP WON`T WORK WITH GARMINS.
10 years, 6 months ago
by
AntC
Lancs
 
The strong aluminum ribs secure the bottle whilst providing simple on-the-bike access.
 

Will this hold a micro floor drive pump (also by Lezyne)?

I would say not, it`s meant for the road drive and it doesn`t hold that very well, it`s too close to the frame too.
10 years, 6 months ago
by
AntC
Lancs
 
 Vision 1 LED Front Light 2012
Vision 1 LED Front Light 2012
This fantastic little light may just be the best addition to your night riding you can make as it a single high powered LED that pushes out 240 lumens on max power!
 

How does brightness/spread compare to say, a NiteRider MiNewt X2?

I'm after a good headlight for trails, and this looks like a bargain compared to the NiteRider gear. Is that just because it's in a single unit and doesn't include batteries? I'm not too fussed about run time or weight, so don't mind not having the Lithium-ion batteries.
Best answer
It`s a lot more than a light just to be seen by but the beam is far too narrow for trails and is more useful on unlit roads. It`s too heavy for the helmet though.
10 years, 11 months ago
by
AntC
Lancs