ekynoxe
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    25 June 2009
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 LifeLine 16g CO2 Inflator Cartridges Extra Value 24 Pack
LifeLine 16g CO2 Inflator Cartridges Extra Value 24 Pack
Fast, convenient tyre inflation. LifeLine 16g CO2 cartridges are indispensable for puncture repair and pressure adjustments out on the roads and trails. This 24 Pack offers the best value of all our multipacks.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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As it says on the tin...
Posted18 March 2016
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" Forget buying those by the pair, they work just as the expensive branded ones. "
Pros: Great Value
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 Morvelo Hemisphere Gilet
Morvelo Hemisphere Gilet
With four pockets and windproof, water resistant fabrics, the Morvelo Hemisphere Gilet is incredibly versatile and ideal for all year round use. A mesh rear panel removes excess heat and it can be folded and stored in a jersey pocket.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Fantastic gilet!
Posted18 March 2016
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" It has all the required attributes! Windproof at the front and breathable fabric at the back, 3 pockets and a hidden, zipped one as well. High collar to keep the neck warm, and and excellent, snug fit with no flapping! Perfect! "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
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The GripGrab WorldCup Short Finger Gloves use a combination of DoctorGel® padding, a ventilated palm, and a high-performance breathable backing material - to provide superb comfort and control.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Wrong sizing and bad rubbing on knuckles
Posted18 March 2016
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" Following other comments, I ordered a size under (as well as my normal size), and the smaller of the two was the correct fit.
The pad isn't too thick and the the elasticated cuffs are nice on the wrist without velcro straps to rub.
However, if the the vented upper is a nice idea, the internal edge and stitching horrendously on my knuckles, to the point they were bleeding after a 100K ride.
Too bad, as the rest of the glove is great
"
Pros: Attractive, Good Fit
Cons: rubbing heavily on knuckles
+2points
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 GripGrab Racing Full Finger Gloves
GripGrab Racing Full Finger Gloves
Racing is the ultimate lightweight glove for mountain-bike racing. Race proven and developed in cooperation with some of the best riders in the World. The favoured choice of many World Cup riders.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Really comfy and not too hot
Posted18 March 2016
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" Really comfortable gloves for those days where it's just not war, enough for race mitts, or for cross/MTB.
Unlike the short finger version, the sizing was my normal size, and they do fit correctly.
"
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit
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 KMC X11-EL 11 Speed Chain (Gold)
KMC X11-EL 11 Speed Chain (Gold)
A lightweight Gold 11 speed chain featuring the Double-X Durability and X-Bridge technology. The chain is compatible with all 11 speed road and MTB systems and is also NON-directional in design.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good looking chain
Posted18 March 2016
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" It pimps the bike a bit, but the coating doesn't really last. Normal wear and tear probably. There's nothing different than a non-gold chain other than the colour I believe, so other than for the initial looks, it's a bit pointless. "
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Will stop slow leaks and punctures. This Solution converts standard (non tubeless) tyres to tubeless. Also works with any tubeless tyre or tubular tyres. When properly used, it will seal up to 1/4 inch punctures.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Can't fault the install process, easy to use
Posted18 March 2016
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" My first time with sealant and the install with a syringe through the valve was easy, and without any leak or mess.
I had a puncture that didn't seal shortly after, but I think it was because it was too big.
Since repaired, the tires have almost lost no pressure at all!
"
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 Morvelo Ride Everything Cap
Morvelo Ride Everything Cap
A cycle cap is a classic, portable and essential accessory keeping the sun and rain away from the eyes. Easily folded and placed within a pocket, it can be used all year round to protect from the elements.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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By far the best cap I've ever had
Posted18 March 2016
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" Unlike many other caps I have tried, this one is just deep enough to feel good on my head, without touching my ears.
The visor also flips nicely up and down, without deforming the rest of the cap which is often the case, moving the helmet about.
It also feels very sturdy and not some flimsy knock-off.
Perfect cap!
"
Pros: Adjustable, Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality
-1point
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 LifeLine Carbon Headset Spacer Kit, 6 Pack
LifeLine Carbon Headset Spacer Kit, 6 Pack
Add a premium finish to your carbon road or mountain bike with this set of 6 lightweight LifeLine carbon fibre headset spacers.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Looking good and does the job.
Posted29 December 2015
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" I don't think they're really full carbon as the edges of the one I received were very white, suggesting glass fibre as well, but that's just being picky. Those work well, and the edges are nicely trimmed. "
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Genuine Shimano bleed tool for maintaining your Shimano M575 hydraulic Disc brake system.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Works perfectly well with RS685 levers!
Posted28 December 2015
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" Despite its name, this works really well with the RS685 STI mechanical levers.
The plug makes it a doddle to remove the funnel when you're done bleeding the caipers, with minimal spillage.
Oh, and don't expect a yellow one. Mine was white.
"
Pros: Good Fit
+1point
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Stan's Rim Tape can be used to make rims airtight or used as a lightweight rim tape on any rim (1 roll = roll will tape (5) 26" rims, (4) 29" rims or (2) road clincher rim).
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good seal and strong.
Posted28 December 2015
fromLondon
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" It can take a good pull to make sure it's tight on the rim, and sealing seems very good so far.
If the centre of your rim is a bit too deep, it might wrinkle a bit there, but that's not a problem as long as the edges are firmly on the rim.
"
Pros: Good Fit
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ekynoxe's Questions
 
Genuine Shimano bleed tool for maintaining your Shimano M575 hydraulic Disc brake system.
 

Will this fit ST-RS685 levers?

5 years, 3 months ago
by
ekynoxe
London
 
 Kids Pinocchio Cycling Shorts
Kids Pinocchio Cycling Shorts
Stretchy short to ensure a comfortable fit for your young ones while they ride. The kid specific seat pad and 4-panel fit add to the comfort factor, making these shorts a very snug fit.
 

Wrong sizing guide

Hello, the size guide looks to be for adult men. Could a correct size guide for kids be added to this product please?
Thanks
7 years, 7 months ago
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ekynoxe
London
 
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Genuine Shimano bleed tool for maintaining your Shimano M575 hydraulic Disc brake system.
 

Will this fit ST-RS685 levers?

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Actually, it IS compatible and works well. It's also not yellow as pictured...
5 years, 3 months ago
by
ekynoxe
London
 

Is it a pair or single battery?

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That's a single one.
6 years, 10 months ago
by
ekynoxe
London
 
The Ultegra 6700 cassette comes with an alloy carrier and advanced Hyperglide sprocket profiles for even smoother, lighter and faster shifting.
 

change from 39/53 11x25 to 39/53 11x28?

Hi I'm currently riding the Giant TCR Advanced SL4.

I currently run a 39/53 double crankset with a 11x25 rear cassette.

I need more options while climbing steep gradients, but don't want to lose speed on the flats and downhills.

I was thinking about changing the rear cassette to 11x28 and keeping the crank as the 39/53.

Would this work and would I need to change any other components?

Thanks in advance.
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You'll need to make sure your rear derailleur can take sprockets up to 28 teeth.
Do you have a 105 / ultegra / dura-ace rear mech?

With 105, only the RD-5700 is ok for 28 or RD-5700-A for up to 30
With ultegra, only the RD-6700 is ok for 28 or RD-6700-A for up to 30
With Dura-ace, only RD-7900 is fine for 28.

I personally swap between 25 and 27 on my ultegra/dura-ace ones with 39x53 at the front, but never tried 28.
However, you'll find plenty of reports that 28 is fine with any short cage rear mechs (except the dura-ace RD-7700 which goes only to 26), and I know of some who run it successfully. It's probably at the very limit of what the RD can do, though, so not to use too much in that configuration.

The one thing you'll need to be more careful about though is your chain length as it may be too short for the extra sprocket size.

After you checked this, just be careful when shifting to not be "big-big" or "small-small" and you should be fine.

Happy climbing!
7 years, 5 months ago
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ekynoxe
London
 
Constructed of durable, fibre reinforced Composite Matrix material for a high-strength, low weight bottle cage with the greatest value.
 

High5 750ml bottles

Does anybody know if these will take the High5 750 ml bottles?
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That's what I use with mine. So yes it does!
7 years, 5 months ago
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ekynoxe
London
 

Tacx QR Skewer can I use it when riding on the road?

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Yes, it's a standard skewer with just the adjustable barrel being the right shape to fit in a tacx turbo trainer.
8 years, 1 month ago
by
ekynoxe
London
 
 Hydrate and Perform Sports Drink Mix - 400g
Hydrate and Perform Sports Drink Mix - 400g
An Isotonic drink mix with a dual action formula to meet your energy and hydration needs during intense exercise.
 

How much powder do I use for cycling? Should I have a scoop with the product or is 3 tablespoons enough?

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I use only one scoop most of the time, two if I really need a bottle of concentrated drink, but never, ever, the "recommended" 3 scoops.
It makes the drink very hard to get down for me (I'm doing long distance triathlon and push hard on the bike =) )

3 table spoons seems way too much for a 750ml bottle, but it depends on your taste and what you can stomach.
8 years, 6 months ago
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ekynoxe
London
 
The GatorSkin is the ultimate wire bead training & racing tyre where puncture protection is priority. Using the latest technology against flats the GatorSkin range uses an aramid breaker and Duraskin® sidewall ProTection.
 

What inner tubes are best with ultra gatorskin?

I've been recommended ultra gatorskin road tyres as have been suffering with multiple punctures. I have a Specialized Allez Sport. What width tyre do you recommend 700x23 or 25? Also what are the best inner tubes to go with them, and what pressure do you suggest to use them at ?
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23 or 25? Not much difference really. I'd say that if you want a bit more comfort, go with 25s.

For inner tubes, you can definitely use ANY road inner tube you want! 18-25 are perfect for both tyre sizes.
The gators aren't particularly light, so they're best for training/winter riding.

I use them on my commute bike or in winter for the extra protection, but I really don't bother with specific tubes. You certainly don't have to buy conti tubes, but they might be cheaper than others!

I love my tires hard, and I always max them out. It's written on the side of them: 120psi or 8.5 bars for the 23s. You'll pick up less punctures that way.

Don't worry too much about the tubes, as long as they're pumped right up, you'll be fine.
8 years, 7 months ago
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ekynoxe
London
 
 Strada Double Wireless Cycle Computer
Strada Double Wireless Cycle Computer
The ultra popular Strada Wireless is now available with an extra 9th function - Cadence.
 

Can the handlebar mount be removed after its attached?

I was wondering if the handlebar mount be removed after its attached and then reused on another bike? Or is it a one shot fitting that has to be broken to be removed?

Many thanks
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Yep, it's a very practical "screw-on" item. It's not fixed with tie wraps like other models, and it takes no tools a only a minute to move it between bikes if you need.
The sensor and magnets, however, are mounted with tie wraps.
8 years, 7 months ago
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ekynoxe
London
 
The GatorSkin is the ultimate wire bead training & racing tyre where puncture protection is priority. Using the latest technology against flats the GatorSkin range uses an aramid breaker and Duraskin® sidewall ProTection.
 

Direction tread on gatorskin tyres

Hi , just bought and received 700x23 Continental Gatorskin from Wiggle. Does it have a rolling direction? I've noticed the "tread" could be put on either way.Im doing the London Brighton this weekend so an early reply would be great. Cheers
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Yes they do, although I've ran mine "the wrong way around" by mistake without problems.

There should be a print on the sidewall next to where all the max PSI and other tyre info are, with an arrow and the word "ROTATION".
This is not yellow or in ink, but rather moulded as part of the sidewall so it could be tricky to see. Use a light flat on the tyre wall to see the shadows :) Always works!
8 years, 9 months ago
by
ekynoxe
London
 
 Yokozuna Reaction Cable System
Yokozuna Reaction Cable System
A high-octane cable system optimized for today's brake and drivetrain systems. Featuring RapidWire Compressionless Technology & Jet Lube Housing.
 

HOW MANY SETS OF CABLES FOR A BIKE. GEARS & BRAKES?

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2 brake cables, 2 gear cables, 2 brake housings + a little ont for the rear brake link, and 3 gear housings for handlebars and rear mech. Plus all the ferrules and housing endings. That should cover any bike I think!
8 years, 11 months ago
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ekynoxe
London