Bluepork
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    22 November 2009
  • Last Review
    24 September 2013
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    11 August 2010
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    27 October 2009
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    23 June 2014
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    28 July 2010
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 Spiuk Ventix Lumiris II Photochromatic Sunglasses
Spiuk Ventix Lumiris II Photochromatic Sunglasses
Very popular amongst competitors in different fields due largely to its extended arc shape that makes it extremely enveloping and protective. It adapts to a wide range of face shapes. Lumiris II lenses.
 
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very good value sunglasses
Posted24 September 2013
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fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Maybe its a feature of all photochromic lenses but they don't seem as dark as permanently dark glasses. Nevertheless these are great for cycling in changing light conditions, and significantly cheaper than your Oakleys. Comfortable too. "
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 dhb Aeron Cycling Short 2013
dhb Aeron Cycling Short 2013
The Aeron cycling shorts pack an amazing feature set at a very competitive price: premium Italian stretch fabric and refined fit furnished with the ‘Race LT’ CyTech Elastic Interface cycle pad. An excellent value cycling short without compromise.
 
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great value shorts
Posted20 June 2013
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fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Not quite as compressy as the aeron race shorts, but very good quality anyway. "
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By far the best cycle shorts I've used
Posted5 June 2013
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Fit
Comes up small
True fit
Comes up large
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I love the fact these aren't plain black, but they're not garish either. Very comfortable. High back, which I like too. "
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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 Schwalbe Marathon Plus Smartguard City Tyre 2013
Schwalbe Marathon Plus Smartguard City Tyre 2013
The Marathon Plus will master the challenge of everyday cycling life.
 
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4 / 5
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solid
Posted18 November 2011
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I'm on my second set of these tyres now. I'm not someone who is passionate about tyres, seeing them as a means to an end rather than something to get excited about.
I use these on a cyclocross on potholed city roads and canal paths. I can vouch for their puncture resistance. I had absolutely no punctures for months, until they started showing a bit of wear.
They are a very tight fit, so there is a chance you will damage the inner tube when putting them on, so be careful, and use plastic levers.
They are slightly heavier than some other tyres out there, so if you are manic about getting your racing weight down, you're gonna need something else! "
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Full Ozone cut out in the base. Eliminates pressure points in a comfortable gel saddle for touring or commuting.
 
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seriously, this is good
Posted12 July 2011
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I was getting a sore bum on my saddle that came with my Fuji Cross bike, after just a few days commuting. I spent ages researching all these expensive saddles and in the end, decided to go for this one, which isn't that much, and I'm pleased I did. I just did a 60 mile ride on it, and my bum is fine! Totally happy to recommend this one. "
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V8's use exactly the same body design as the V12, making them great value platform pedals.
 
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The best non-clipless pedal
Posted12 July 2011
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I have previously used ordinary cheapo caged pedals, and I've also tried powergrips. I just can't convince myself that attaching my feet to my pedals is worth it for commuting. Anyway, given that, these are hands down the best pedals going. My feet never slip on these, even in the wet. I can't comment on using these for off-roading, but for commuting and the occasional sportive these are great.
Only downside is the grease issue. They didn't come with nearly enough grease. I have more, but the syringe they came with was also really cra-ppy and broke after I filled one pedal. I had to buy another from a pharmacist, and I used an icing bag to fill that. A complete faff, but not something that will need repeating in a while. "
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, very grippy
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 Trail Hybrid/City Mudguard Set
Trail Hybrid/City Mudguard Set
An easy and quick solution, the Trail set provides awesome value for money front and rear mud protection, 45mm wide and suitable for 28" and 700c wheels.
 
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stylish mudguard
Posted1 June 2011
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I like these mudguards, because they do away with the metal supporting struts that always seem to rattle around on traditional longer mudguards. Equally, they don't spoil the look of my bike at all.
On the other hand, the attachment for the front mudguard didn't fit on my bike. I have used the suggestion of another reviewer on this site, and fixed the mudguard in place with a cable tie. So far, this has done the job fine all through the winter. "
Pros: Great Value, Rugged
Cons: Poor Fit
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Freshen up and give longer life to your chain with Park Tool's Bio ChainBrite Cleaner CB-4 fluid, which removes all kinds of dirt, grime and gummy deposits, leaving the chain and associated parts clean and ready to be lubricated.
 
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chain cleaning fluid
Posted5 January 2011
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fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Does the job. Nothing more to say................. "
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 Park Tool Cyclone Chain Scrubber CM-5.2
Park Tool Cyclone Chain Scrubber CM-5.2
For fast and efficient maintenance, the Cyclone Chain Scrubber CM-5.2 will work hard and smart to get your links gleaming for the best possible performance, clean after clean.
 
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chain cleaning device
Posted5 January 2011
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fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I've not used any other chain cleaner, so I'm probably not the best person to give a detailed review. I've used this once and it did the job.
One word of warning, which is that it is a very messy job, especially when you come to empty the gadget at the end. "
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 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!
 
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Posted23 November 2010
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Age : 35-44
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Previously, I've only ever owned lights in the sub £30 range. I thought I'd step up and I'm pleased I did. I ride with one of my older cheaper lights and the Hope Vision 1 mounted on my handlebars, and there's simply no comparison. On well lit roads, there's not really any advantage to the Hope, but as soon as you get off the beaten track, the difference is staggering. Before, I was riding cautiously, struggling to see the potholes. Now with the Hope on full beam, it's like having a car headlight.The difference is literally "night and day"!
It's worth mentioning that you screw the clip which holds the light to the handlebars to the light, rather than the handlebar. This is different to other lights I have owned previously. It means that the clip is likely to get caught on things when chucked in a bag, but conversely, it is very easy to adjust and to secure on the bike. I was impressed with how securely the clip held the light in position. I have not needed to adjust the light even over the bumpiest journey.
I can't comment on any issues relating to battery usage because I'm still on my first set.
The only negative is that the Hope doesn't give out any light to the side - it''s very much a light to see by, rather than a light to be seen by, so if you are worried about being hit at a t-junction by a rogue driver, you'll need something else. "
Pros: Great Value, Adjustable, very bright for the money
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Bluepork's Questions
 
 

Is there any chance the white bit would go see-thru if it rains and I'm wearing these?

Hope not, lol!
6 years, 3 months ago
by
Bluepork
London
 
 dhb Powerguard Compression Tight
dhb Powerguard Compression Tight
Effective for both extra support during exercise or to aid muscle recovery, the dhb Powerguard Compression Tight offers an impressive compression effect and outstanding freedom of movement.
 

Are these designed with cycling in mind?

What I mean is, do they have a higher cut at the back of the waist, or am I going to be struggling with them slipping down if I wear them for cycling?

And is there a version with a pad?
6 years, 4 months ago
by
Bluepork
London
 
 Piston 200 Compression Tight - AW10
Piston 200 Compression Tight - AW10
A high quality compression tight made from Sugoi's Piston fabric (200) and Power Mesh. An extremely well made garment that is low weight, breathable and provides strong and durable compression.
 

I am size 33" waist. Should I go for the M or L size?

 
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Piston 200 Compression Tight - AW10
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10 years, 2 months ago
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Bluepork
London
 
 Craft Zero Extreme Long Sleeve Base Layer SS09
Craft Zero Extreme Long Sleeve Base Layer SS09
Designed to keep you ergonomic and fresh throughout any workout in fair and cold conditions. Makes you drier, lighter and faster.
 

why are the white ones described as "white/energy"? Is that just a colour difference, or does the "energy" part mean anything?

 
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Craft Zero Extreme Long Sleeve Base Layer SS09
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10 years, 11 months ago
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 Spiuk Ventix Lumiris II Photochromatic Sunglasses
Spiuk Ventix Lumiris II Photochromatic Sunglasses
Very popular amongst competitors in different fields due largely to its extended arc shape that makes it extremely enveloping and protective. It adapts to a wide range of face shapes. Lumiris II lenses.
 

Suitable for running?

I'm looking for sunglasses that will be comfortable for cycling but that will also be suitable for running - how well do these glasses cope with the additional head movement and sweat?
Best answer
I don't run, but I think these would be fine. They fit tightly, but comfortably. I've never been worried about them dropping off when I look down to check my gears.
7 years ago
by
Bluepork
London
 
 Spiuk Ventix Lumiris II Photochromatic Sunglasses
Spiuk Ventix Lumiris II Photochromatic Sunglasses
Very popular amongst competitors in different fields due largely to its extended arc shape that makes it extremely enveloping and protective. It adapts to a wide range of face shapes. Lumiris II lenses.
 

Do these come standard with photochromatic lenses, or do they need to be ordered separately?

They come with
7 years ago
by
Bluepork
London
 
 dhb Aeron Cycling Short 2013
dhb Aeron Cycling Short 2013
The Aeron cycling shorts pack an amazing feature set at a very competitive price: premium Italian stretch fabric and refined fit furnished with the ‘Race LT’ CyTech Elastic Interface cycle pad. An excellent value cycling short without compromise.
 

Are theese shorts transparent?

Just wondering b4 i commit to buying them. I really don't want ma bits out there!! I see a lot and i don't want to be seen :)
Haha. I don't think anyone wants their bits to be visible when they're out riding!

I have the black shorts, and I can confirm that they're not so lightweight as to be see through, even when stretched. However, the fact is that any lycra shorts are figure hugging and its possible that shapes would be visible, depending on how you arrange yourself!

That said, I'm not keen to try the white ones on a rainy day...
7 years, 3 months ago
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Bluepork
London
 
V8's use exactly the same body design as the V12, making them great value platform pedals.
 

How many are in a package? i.e. is this for 1 pedal or 2?

2
9 years, 2 months ago
by
Bluepork
London
 
 Cateye Rear Carrier Mounting
Cateye Rear Carrier Mounting
Designed to let you use Cateye lights on a rear carrier.
 

How do you fit this to the carrier? What other bits are needed or are they supplied?

It comes with a bunch of screw holes. Hopefully, you can align these with relevant holes in your rack.
9 years, 10 months ago
by
Bluepork
London
 
 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!
 

Following on from the other question, is this light good enough to light up unlit back roads enough to ride at decent speed?

Of course, the answer to this question depends on what you mean by a decent speed. However, I would say "yes"!
9 years, 10 months ago
by
Bluepork
London
 
 Earnley Cycling Shorts
Earnley Cycling Shorts
The Earnley range - quality kit at unbeatable prices. One of our best-selling products, the dhb Earnley Cycling Shorts are exceptionally comfortable and affordable.
 

Size of cycling shorts

I seem to be between sizes with regard your cycling shorts - im 5foot 8 inches with a waist of 33 inches do i go for small or medium?
Kind regards
Same with me. Go for medium. Cycle shorts tend to be tight but stretchy anyway, but if you go for the smaller ones, you might find the waist band a little too restrictive.
10 years ago
by
Bluepork
London
 
 Lock'N'Roll QR Antitheft Skewer - Pair
Lock'N'Roll QR Antitheft Skewer - Pair
Award winning innovative new protection for your bike! The Lock N'Roll security skewer system from Zéfal is as astoundingly simple as a strong deterrent and security proposition. Complete Skewer set.
 

Are these are easily defeated?

I read that these are easily defeated on several cycling forums:

1. By a magnet.
2. By brute force by twisting the quick release 180'
3. By another easy method?

Is this correct? is it possible to bypass this security by these simple methods? I have asked this question of Zefal on from their website and have received no response.

Im just asking this as this is what the biking community is saying in all their forums. I would like to buy these but it is no point me or any other customers buying these if our security is going to be compromised - not a good result for all.

We (the community) are not looking for the standard 'well if a thief really wants your bike' response, but specifically related to these skewers and the above 3 questions.

Thanks and we look forward to your trustworthy advice!
I was so concerned by your question that I just went to have a go at stealing my own front wheel.

In answer to question no.2, this is not possible if the skewers have been fitted correctly. Part of the mechanism stops you from doing this.

I guess brute force can overcome any physical mechanism - it just depends how much force is necessary. I don't think you could force the mechanism by hand, and I'm not going to try destroying my own bike with a hammer or anything!

Also, in response to the standard "well if a thief really wants your bike" response, I think the key is just to make your bike less susceptible than all the others it's parked with. If you were out looking to steal a bike, I reckon that you might have a pair of wire-cutters with you, but not a hammer (assuming that even works). On that basis, I'm happy with the product.

I haven't got a magnet here (at work) so I'll try to answer that question later on.
10 years, 2 months ago
by
Bluepork
London