MattPower
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    11 September 2010
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    26 September 2010
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    23 November 2009
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    19 October 2010
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    26 September 2010
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    26 September 2010
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MattPower's Reviews
 
 Rally FR Leg Pads
Rally FR Leg Pads
With the highly successful launch of our 2009 armour program, Race Face proves once again to be a leader in the mountain bike protection biz for 2010.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great peace of mind...
Posted26 September 2010
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fromCambridge
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I use these for five or six hours each Sunday when playing Bike Polo. They are perfectly comfortable, even during the summer months. I've noticed them slip down slightly around the knees but I most likely bought them slightly too big. Having smashed my shins on my handlebars the week before buying these pads, they were a very useful purchase. "
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Comfortable, Rugged, High Quality
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 LifeLine Alloy Bottle Cage
LifeLine Alloy Bottle Cage
A simple and strong, classic designed bottle cage constructed from alloy.
 
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2 / 5
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Snapped within days...
Posted26 September 2010
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fromCambridge
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Mounted this on my bike only to have it snap within a few days of buying it. Poor quality. "
Cons: Poor Quality, Low Quality, Wears Out Easily
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The DeFeet Woolie Boolie 2, an upgrade from the Woolie Boolie, is the true workhorse of the DeFeet wool range. New features include an improved top cuff and sole, as well as compression in the arch of the foot for better stablisation.
 
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5 / 5
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Posted26 September 2010
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fromCambridge
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" These really are some great socks, feels like slipping your feet into a second skin. "
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit
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 dhb Elsted Bike Box
dhb Elsted Bike Box
The Elsted range - bags and luggage which are robust, resilient, durable and affordable
 
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3 / 5
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Heavy and Cumbersome
Posted11 September 2010
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fromCambridge
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Commuter
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" The one positive about this box, if you put your bike in it and pushed it down a flight of stairs I think it would survive...
As such there is a weight penalty and the castor wheels are particularly bad quality. The first flight I ever used this for (Easyjet flight to Berlin), the front wheels broke. One of them came off it's axle completely, one dislodged. Since it's impossible to contact DHB directly, I have been unable to obtain spare parts (and would I want replacement wheels if they are going to break again?)
The second time I traveled with this, I had to lift the front end for the entire journey and returning to Berlin again, this was an unbelievable hassle. When packed, the case is too heavy to lift up and down stairs – 30kg+ with a singlespeed bike – and there is no easy way to carry it with two people so you are reliant on there being lifts on your entire journey in train and subway stations, bus and coach stations, airport terminals etc. If you need to drag it any further than a couple of blocks you are going to be swapping your hands every 50m along the way. "
Pros: Durable, Rugged
Cons: Poor Quality, Bulky, Wears Out Easily, heavy
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MattPower's Questions
 
 Salsa CroMoto Rigid Forks
Salsa CroMoto Rigid Forks
Retrogrouches rejoice! The Salsa CroMoto Fork is the perfect complement to your Ala Carte main course.
 

Are these forks designed for 700c wheels?

I would like to use them on a Polo bike.
9 years, 8 months ago
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MattPower
Cambridge
 
 Carradice Nelson Saddle Bag
Carradice Nelson Saddle Bag
Two pockets , Medium size bag , 15 litres capacity , Available in black
 

Will this be compatible with a Brooks Saddle?

I've had some trouble buying saddle bags in the past due to the different saddle rails on a Brooks B17 Saddle. Will this fit?
 
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Pendle Saddle Bag
4.6 out of 5(21)
 
 
 
 
 
10 years, 3 months ago
by
MattPower
Cambridge
 
 Satori High Power Folding Magnetic Turbo Trainer
Satori High Power Folding Magnetic Turbo Trainer
The Satori is the warm-up trainer for Pro Tour teams. A super power trainer with a number of impressive innovations.
 

Do I have to use Quick Release compatible hubs to use this?

I ride a fixed gear with Paul Comp hubs. The rear hub has an internally threaded aluminium axle with allen headed bolts to fasten the wheel. I can't tell from photographs or descriptions if this will work.
 
Products related to my question
Satori High Power Folding Magnetic Turbo Trainer
4.5 out of 5(38)
 
 
 
 
 
10 years, 7 months ago
by
MattPower
Cambridge
 
MattPower's Answers
 
 dhb Elsted Bike Box
dhb Elsted Bike Box
The Elsted range - bags and luggage which are robust, resilient, durable and affordable
 

700c

Does this box take 700c wheels and will the wheel sleeves take 700c wheels?
Yes although only with skinny road tyres. It's a good idea to remove your skewers.
9 years, 9 months ago
by
MattPower
Cambridge