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    24 October 2011
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    24 April 2015
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    7 July 2013
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 dhb Blok Bib Short
dhb Blok Bib Short
The dhb Blok Cycle Bib Shorts feature an Action 205 Lycra construction which offers a light compression effect, muscle support and freedom of movement for all levels of cyclists.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Great value bib shorts
Posted24 April 2015
fromGuildford, Surrey, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" These shorts are great value and the trim of blue and orange perfectly matches my club kit! The chamois is good quality and very good for the price. Comfortable and look good. "
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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 LifeLine Performance Hand Tool Bundle - Shimano/Sram
LifeLine Performance Hand Tool Bundle - Shimano/Sram
Everything you need to install and maintain your Shimano drivetrain. The LifeLine Hand Tool Bundle includes a professional quality Cassette removal tool, Bottom bracket tool, pedal wrench and chain whip. Ideal for new bike builds and overhauls.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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So much easier to remove he cassette
Posted1 September 2014
fromGuildford, Surrey, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Before buying these tools I had a cheaper all purpose bike set, removing the cassette was always a difficult thing to do. With these tools it's dead easy, I remove it regularly for cleaning, and checking wheel bearings. If you are into home maintenance of your bike you should have these (or something very similar) in your tool box. "
Pros: Rugged, High Quality
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 Fizik Superlight Handlebar Tape with Logo
Fizik Superlight Handlebar Tape with Logo
Fi'zi:k Superlight handlebar tape is super tough, stretch resistant and very breathable.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Very comfortable and looks good
Posted18 July 2014
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Performance 
5 / 5
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fromGuildford, Surrey, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" I have ridden with this handlebar tape to Paris, it was comfortable and grippy in both wet and dry conditions. This will be my standard handlebar tape, for all my road bikes going forward. "
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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 LifeLine Essential 17 Lumen LED Safety Light - Front
LifeLine Essential 17 Lumen LED Safety Light - Front
A super bright LED front bike light with a high grade lens and a precision CNC machined aluminium body. With continuous and flashing modes, simple operation and tool-less mounting, The professional LED light is essential for night riding and commutes.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
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High expectations, but poor build quality
Posted11 September 2013
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Fit / Size 
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fromGuildford, Surrey, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I first ordered a rear LED, for bright summer days riding under foliage, so cars might see me better going from bright to dark. I was initially very impressed with the brightness, quality of the milled aluminum body and for a great price. So I ordered a front LED too. Three weeks on both lights have broken! They are activated by pressing the lens, once for constant, twice for flashing and three times for off. After having ridden with them five or six times, once in the damp, both lenses have seized up and will not switch on/off or to flash. I am now planning to bin them and replace with Lezyne. "
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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 LifeLine Essential 8 Lumen LED Safety Light - Rear
LifeLine Essential 8 Lumen LED Safety Light - Rear
A super bright LED rear bike light with a high grade lens and a precision CNC machined aluminium body. With continuous and flashing modes, simple operation and tool-less mounting, The professional LED light is essential for night riding and commutes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great little safety light
Posted19 August 2013
Quality 
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fromGuildford, Surrey, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I was doing a Sportive the other day and even though it was bright sunshine I noticed heading under foliage how much darker it quickly became. The guys who were running a rear light were so much more visible than everyone else, I decided it really was a good idea.
This little light is bright, light weight and simple to use. The little 2032 button batteries last an incredible 150hrs on flash mode. The replacement cost on line was about £3.80 for the two required to run the unit. "
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Pump fits easily into cycle jersey back pocket
Posted19 August 2013
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fromGuildford, Surrey, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I wanted a small high power pump for when I pick up a puncture on a road ride. I had a Crank Brothers pump before but it was about 10 years old and wearing out. This pump is excellent, my only issue is that the pressure reader goes up to 100psi, I would prefer 120psi as that's the max inflation pressure for my tires. Build quality and finish are excellent. "
Pros: Durable, Attractive, High Quality
Cons: Not Enough Features
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Double-looped cable for use with all Kryptonite U-locks, disc locks and padlocks.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Essential wheel saver
Posted18 July 2013
fromGuildford, Surrey, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Along with your D Lock or Faggetaboutit chain and padlock you need this cable to secure your wheels and just make taking "your" bike as unattractive as possible. Also do register your bike with the bike register https://www.bikeregister.com/ "
Pros: High Quality, Rugged
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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
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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First trip a success
Posted12 July 2013
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fromGuildford, Surrey, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I heard that this case came up on the small side, but I watched a couple of videos on YouTube to see how others had packed there's. I have a 53cm road bike, and having removed, saddle/stem, wheels, handlebars, pedals, unbolted and wrapped rear derailleur in bubble wrap she went in with a bit of a shuffle around. the frame i surrounded in either bubble wrap or pipe insulation, and taped in place. Frame first, handle bars second, wheels third in the supplied bags and then seat and stem. It was a bit of a faff closing the case but nothing was moving inside once she was in. I traveled to the US, and when I came to re-assemble the case had traveled well and the bike was A1, so it did a good job...now for the return journey!! "
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight
Cons: Poor Fit, Limited Color Choices
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great Cycling Bib Shorts
Posted12 July 2013
Quality 
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Fit / Size 
5 / 5
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fromGuildford, Surrey, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I have owned these for some time now and have completed a number of long rides in them, I fine them extremely comfortable, and they fit very well. I actually bought a second pair as I liked them so much. "
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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 Fizik Performance Handlebar Tape
Fizik Performance Handlebar Tape
Breathable perforated bar tape with foam padding for a dry, cushioned and grippy feel on the flats and drops. Fizik Performance bar tape is ideal for endurance riding in hot conditions and is available in a range of colours to match your kit theme.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good tape
Posted7 July 2013
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Fit / Size 
5 / 5
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fromGuildford, Surrey, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Good tape in a nice range of colours, nice "feel" and wears well. "
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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BowlMonster's Answers
 
 Fizik Superlight Handlebar Tape with Logo
Fizik Superlight Handlebar Tape with Logo
Fi'zi:k Superlight handlebar tape is super tough, stretch resistant and very breathable.
 

Bar plugs?

Does the tape include bar end plugs?
Yes it does inc bar end plugs
5 years, 11 months ago
by
BowlMonster
Guildford, Surrey, UK
 
 Garmin Edge 510 GPS Cycle Computer with Cadence and HRM
Garmin Edge 510 GPS Cycle Computer with Cadence and HRM
The touchscreen Edge 510 is designed for the competitive cyclist who seeks the most accurate and comprehensive ride data. It's tough, rugged, waterproof, has a 20-hour battery life and uses a touchscreen. Supplied with a cadence sensor and HRM.
 

Is a heart monitor strap supplied with the Edge 510?

yes it is
6 years, 10 months ago
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BowlMonster
Guildford, Surrey, UK
 
 dhb Elsted Bike Box
dhb Elsted Bike Box
The Elsted range - bags and luggage which are robust, resilient, durable and affordable
 

combination

how do you change the combination on the elsted box? thanks julian
Inside the case, behind the lock you will find a little switch. Move it from its default position to the other position and then enter your new combination code. once you have done that, move the switch back to its original position and you have the new code entered.
6 years, 11 months ago
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BowlMonster
Guildford, Surrey, UK
 
 Fizik Performance Handlebar Tape
Fizik Performance Handlebar Tape
Breathable perforated bar tape with foam padding for a dry, cushioned and grippy feel on the flats and drops. Fizik Performance bar tape is ideal for endurance riding in hot conditions and is available in a range of colours to match your kit theme.
 

Do i need 2 rolls of tape of 1 bike ?

Best answer
No one pack comes with two rolls of handle bar tape, two bar end caps and finishing tape...
6 years, 11 months ago
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BowlMonster
Guildford, Surrey, UK
 
 Garmin Edge 510 GPS Cycle Computer with Cadence and HRM
Garmin Edge 510 GPS Cycle Computer with Cadence and HRM
The touchscreen Edge 510 is designed for the competitive cyclist who seeks the most accurate and comprehensive ride data. It's tough, rugged, waterproof, has a 20-hour battery life and uses a touchscreen. Supplied with a cadence sensor and HRM.
 

Hi wiggle in description it states comes with out front mount is this the new k edge out front mount you have for sale on your site or similar plthank

I don't think so, but it is almost identical
6 years, 11 months ago
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BowlMonster
Guildford, Surrey, UK
 
 Garmin Edge 510 GPS Cycle Computer with Cadence and HRM
Garmin Edge 510 GPS Cycle Computer with Cadence and HRM
The touchscreen Edge 510 is designed for the competitive cyclist who seeks the most accurate and comprehensive ride data. It's tough, rugged, waterproof, has a 20-hour battery life and uses a touchscreen. Supplied with a cadence sensor and HRM.
 

UK - USA

Hi
Would a UK Edge 510 performance bundle work ok in the USA
Thanks
Yes, I have been using it for the last week in The Hamptons, at the top of Long Island, no problems.
6 years, 11 months ago
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BowlMonster
Guildford, Surrey, UK