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 Castelli Aero Race 5.1 Jersey
Castelli Aero Race 5.1 Jersey
The most aero jersey Castelli have ever made evolves still further saving an extra 2 watts compared to the previous edition. Not only is this jersey aero it's also lightweight and very comfortable making it perfect for both racing and training.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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cool and aero
Posted27 August 2017
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" i've been wearing this a lot for long/hot rides, compared to a typical jersey it's considerably more comfortable once the temperature is into the 30s, i've hardly worn the other jerseys at all as this one is so much cooler to wear
pocket size is normal, unlike the tiny pockets on the climber's jersey!
i'd say it's more delicate than normal, needs a bit of care putting it on and especially when taking off as the arm grip area really hangs on once it's wet
compared to other castelli jerseys, it's snug, but that's to be expected for aero, it's cut to fit in position on the bike, standing it feels 'wrong' around the arms/chest
i take the same size as for a non-aero castelli, fit was ok for me
if you normally take size 'x' in a non-aero castelli, if that's already snug, then go up a size for the aero "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
+2points
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Speedplay's new user-friendly Zero walkable cleat offers exceptional off-the-bike rider functionality and performance. The system clips in as normal, but features rubberised covers around the cleat that stay on while you are riding.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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better than the standard cleats, but not as robust
Posted5 November 2016
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" compared to the standard cleats, stack height is slightly lower, i'm not convinced there's any useful aero advantage (at least not to me)
the walkability is the real attraction for me
the supplied screws are not the same as standard cleats, only one length is supplied and these are only just long enough for the adaptors, if you use the cleats with speedplay specific shoes the screws may not be long enough
if you use wedges or shims you'll need to buy longer screws, which is problematic as the heads on these are a bit bigger, but speedplay give no other option that i've seen for longer screws with the smaller head
the covers have survived a few months use, including on rough surfaces, what they don't like is twisting force, then they can detach, also, twisting seems to stretch them and they will not return to previous shape
the cleat buddies fall out very easily, i gave up on them
compared to standard cleats, the cover means there's slightly less feedback when clipping in, but not really a problem
pro
- walkable, no need to carry covers
- lower stack height
con
- supplied screws give no flexibility for shims/wedges, had to buy extra ones
- the covers are easily stretched/distorted
- cleat buddies are pretty much useless
"
+3points
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The Bont Vaypor S Road Shoe offers maximum cycling performance. With a monocoque carbon sole, every watt is guaranteed to be transferred to the road to propel you and your bike towards the winners podium! A racing cycle shoe without compromise.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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best road shoes i've had so far
Posted5 November 2016
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" i've used many road shoes over the years, most recently the last two versions of specialized s-works which i'd thought would not be topped
obviously fit/comfort is personal, and i use insoles with high arch support which do not match some shoes (i've tried lake cx402, they were really not a good match)
after moulding, the bonts are the best so far, switching back to the s-works i really notice the difference in comfort/fit
i found the oven moulding method was not effective (oven temperature checked with two different probes, even raising the temperature didn't help) perhaps because the shoes cool very fast. i switched to using a temperature controlled heatgun, this made it easy to perfect the shape
they feel light on the feet, ventilation is very good, staying comfortable even at high temperatures with noticeable airflow through the front (on cooler days toe or shoe covers are needed)
stack height is lower than the s-works, and they feel even stiffer
toe/heel protection is good, no sign of wear after a few months (though i wonder about availability of spare heels when the time comes)
i like the quick-release boas, no slipping, on the fly adjustment is easy to do
btw i also tried some 2015 vaypor + in the same size, but i found the toe box felt too low, the vaypor s had a bit more height "
Pros: Adjustable, Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
Cons: Expensive, Limited Color Choices
+4points
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1 - 3 repairs, depending on tyre diametre. A highly effective product for repair of flats of all TUFO tyres. Use only once a puncture has occurred, will deal with slightly bigger holes than the standard sealant.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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best i've tried
Posted20 March 2016
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" the tufo sealant works far better than others i've tried
it seems to contain fibres that bunch up at the hole and form a durable plug
takes about a quarter of a bottle to seal a puncture
once a bottle is opened, it can dry out, so it's worth giving used bottle a good shake to check it's still usable, also the nozzle can get clogged, you can use the tie wrap that holds the valve core tool as a prod to clear it "
Pros: effective
+4points
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 SRAM Red eTap 11 Speed Groupset
SRAM Red eTap 11 Speed Groupset
Because it's a bicycle. It's supposed to be simple. The Wireless eTap groupset offers one of the aesthetically cleanest, most efficient shifting setups available.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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look no cables!
Posted20 March 2016
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" the packaging is stupidly wasteful, over 5kg of it! when i collected the box from wiggle my first though was that the wrong stuff had been sent
aside from that, very easy installation, though the instructions are only available online in pdf form, a curious omission considering the massive packaging and the multiple copies of other documents that were included
the shifters are a smaller than mechanical red, and after years of double tap the new shifting technique is going to take a while to become reflex, but operation has been flawless so far
after a few rides i noticed that the lower limit screw on the fd was catching the inside of the crank arm, i think it only happens during shifting to the big ring - the fd 'over shifts' then moves back in a bit - so i removed the screw and ground a couple of mm off the end to solve this
it's not mentioned in the description, but the box also contains brake cables and outers "
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, no cables, easy installation
Cons: wasteful packaging
+2points
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 Wippermann Connex 11 Speed Chain Link
Wippermann Connex 11 Speed Chain Link
Wippermanns unique and sophisticated 11 speed connectors are easy to open and close without any tools. Suitable for for use with Connex chains.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
easy
Posted20 March 2016
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" very easy to fit/remove
only slight quibble would be that the instructions could be printed a bit larger and clearer - it is supposed to be installed the correct way around, a single large diagram would've been better than the teeny words in multiple languages "
-1point
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
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completely waterproof
Posted4 December 2015
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" i chose my normal size for castelli gloves, xxl, these are much looser than usual castelli gloves
i though about exchanging for smaller, but they're not too loose and this way there's room for using liners on cold days "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality
-1point
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 Castelli Tempesta Leg Warmer
Castelli Tempesta Leg Warmer
Designed to wear with the Tempesta 3/4 pant these perfectly compliment that garment or they can be used with your regular shorts for added wet weather protection. Large reflective panels raises your visibility when the storm clouds roll in.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
tight
Posted4 December 2015
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" they work well, but the sizing is way smaller than normal castelli, and the size guide is wrong (results in too small)
i'm tall slim and c. 78kg at the moment, normally i'm L for castelli leg/knee warmers (i.e. what the size guide says), but trying to put on these in L was hopeless, at the thigh i was worried they'd rip if i pulled them up any higher, at the ankle i couldn't do up the zip
changed and got some XL, which just about fit, but i'd still prefer them a bit bigger, they're supposed to be zipped up on top of overshoes, there's barely enough slack to do it "
Pros: Attractive, High Quality
Cons: too small vs. size chart
+1point
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 Castelli Body Paint 2.0 Bib Short
Castelli Body Paint 2.0 Bib Short
The Body Paint 2.0 is Castelli's most comfortable and aerodynamic bib short to date providing exceptional rider comfort thanks to the advanced manufacturing techniques incorporated.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
the best got better
Posted25 July 2015
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" i liked the previous body paint bibs, but the pad in the 2.0 is even better "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
-1point
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 Castelli Core Mesh Short Sleeve Base Layer
Castelli Core Mesh Short Sleeve Base Layer
A minimalist base layer for fast, cooling moisture transfer and freshness on hot summer endurance rides. Fully open mesh holds the jersey off of skin and the resulting layer of air works to regulate body temperature.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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snug, light
Posted25 July 2015
Quality 
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Performance 
5 / 5
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Appearance 
5 / 5
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Fit / Size 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" compared to the previous mesh it's stretchier
good mesh. wicks very well "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
0points
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 Castelli Body Paint 2.0 Bib Short
Castelli Body Paint 2.0 Bib Short
The Body Paint 2.0 is Castelli's most comfortable and aerodynamic bib short to date providing exceptional rider comfort thanks to the advanced manufacturing techniques incorporated.
 

Size again

I'm 5ft 9 with 31 inch waist and 36 inch chest. Should I go for medium or large please? Thanks
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i'd try large

btw these bibs are so stretchy there's room to be out by a size and they'll still be ok
4 years, 3 months ago
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sungod
 
The K-EDGE chain catcher is a precision component that enhances the overall function of your drive train while protecting your valuable frame.
 

bonjour est il compatible avec les plateaux compact?merci

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oui
5 years, 4 months ago
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sungod
 
When training hard you need to replace everything you are using up during big sessions. The High 5 Recovery Drink contains the crucial protein and BCAA's your body needs to get back to 100% and ready for the next big event.
 

Sugar Content

Why is the sugar content so high in the chocolate version compared to the Banana/Vanilla where as the carbohydrate content is similar?
Best answer
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it's about the taste

cocoa is quite bitter, to make it palatable to most people dextrose (aka glucose) is used to sweeten as well as provide carbs

maltodextrin isn't a sugar, but it is just chains of glucose molecules, the longer the chain the less sweet it tastes

it is metabolised almost as fast as glucose, because as you digest it, the chains are broken down to produce glucose

so maltodextrin is used where the metabolic impact of glucose is intended but without the sweet taste
5 years, 4 months ago
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 Castelli Aero Race 5.0 Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey SS14
Castelli Aero Race 5.0 Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey SS14
The Aero Race 5.0 jersey is the most aero jersey Castelli have ever made weighing in at 98g (large). The Velocity Dry fabric used also makes the jersey dry extremely fast and the compression band around the waist also keeps the pockets in place.
 

Size up due to pro fit and aero?

My measurements fall exactly on the XL size of Castelli (105cm chest, 93cm waist, 186cm height), confirmed with other non aero Castelli products.

I wonder if the specific jersey, as being aero and pro fit should be treated sizewise differently, size up or not?
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i take a medium in this and in other race cut castelli jerseys, measurements about midway between medium and large

sounds like you should get xl

it's cut for riding position, goes tight upright, so don't judge fit off the bike

when you get it, keep the tags on until you've checked fit in case you need to return it, wiggle are good about this
5 years, 4 months ago
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sungod
 
 Veloflex Arenberg Tubular Tyre
Veloflex Arenberg Tubular Tyre
All-purpose tubular ideal for rough terrains like rough roads or cobblestones paved roads.
 

Is this tire the same as the Veloflex Roubaix but just with black instead of tan sidewalls?

From the specs, it looks like the only difference is the Roubaix has tan sidewalls but the Arenberg has black. Ideally, I'd like to go for black sidewalls so would choose the Arenberg if it has all the other qualities of the Roubaix (which was recommended to me).
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yes
6 years, 4 months ago
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sungod
 
Vulcanising Solution for vulcanisation of tube patches, valve patches and rubber base valve repairs.
 

What glue should I buy to fix tears in my wetsuit?

I have finger rips from putting my wetsuit on and need to seal them before they wear through. Is there a special glue I should buy? Will puncture repair glue work?
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no

wet suits are neoprene, get a proper wetsuit repair kit, for a small nick you can use black witch

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/mcnett-black-witch-adhesive-28g/
6 years, 4 months ago
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sungod
 
 Vittoria Pit Stop Tyre Sealant
Vittoria Pit Stop Tyre Sealant
Vittoria Pit Stop Tyre Sealant is a quick and efficient way of getting back on the road after a puncture. No removal of tyre or tube necessary. Pure Latex foam in a pressurised aerosol container.
 

will it fit over and work with a vittoria tubular valve extender

I have 50mm carbon rims and want a quick efficient puncture solution. Some of these things have screw on valves which won't work on valve extenders.
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yes, pistop injects through the valve, presses on, extender is irrelevant
6 years, 4 months ago
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sungod
 
 

is the padding detachable and washable?

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yes
6 years, 4 months ago
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sungod
 
 Speedplay Zero Series Cartridge Bearing Set
Speedplay Zero Series Cartridge Bearing Set
Cartridge bearing for the Zero range of pedals. Kit contains 4 bearings (all 12mm in dia (2 x 4mm width and 2 x 5mm width).
 

Does the kit include the O-Rings?

Speedplay recommend replacing these when doing the bearings.
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no, o-rings are in the pedal rebuild kit

but the old o-rings are usually ok
6 years, 4 months ago
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sungod
 
 Speedplay Zero Series Cartridge Bearing Set
Speedplay Zero Series Cartridge Bearing Set
Cartridge bearing for the Zero range of pedals. Kit contains 4 bearings (all 12mm in dia (2 x 4mm width and 2 x 5mm width).
 

Are these the correct bearings for light action steel pedals too?

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yes
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