LFrank
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    31 August 2010
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 Elastic Shoelace
Elastic Shoelace
Lock Laces are an all-new, patented 'elastic shoelace and locking system' that feature specially designed elastic laces combined with a spring activated locking device. Lock Laces can be worn with all types of athletic shoes for sports or casual use.
 
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Posted4 November 2010
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fromTownsville
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Not much you can say about a few pieces of elastic cord, but they do exactly what they're supposed to do and hold your shoes on your feet.
I'm size 10.5UK and the laces fit the shoes perfectly. Shoes slide on easily for transitions and then come off just as easily.
Haven't had them for long, so not sure how they wear long-term yet, but so far so good. If it means I don't have to stop to re-tie my laces during a race, then I'm a happy man.
Dont spend hundreds of dollars on a snazzy aero helmet - spend a few bucks on a pair of these and save yourself roughly the same amount of time. "
Pros: Great Value, Good Fit
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 Flow Computer Ergo Turbo Trainer
Flow Computer Ergo Turbo Trainer
Any cyclist with a bit of experience knows that top performance requires more than a weekly training routine.
 
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Posted18 October 2010
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fromTownsville
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" With two training cyclists in the house, this trainer has done very well. It has probably had an average of approx. 3-4 workouts (up to around 10 hours) per week for the last 6 months and it's still going strong so far.
Setting up is pretty fast and simple, and you get the hang of making sure cords are out of the way of pedals pretty quickly.
The digital computer screen is brilliant with every piece of info you need. I also discovered (by accident) the display works with my polar HR monitor to display my HR on the screen along with cadence or power output - very handy for harder workouts.
Always feels sturdy and secure and feels 'realistic' when standing out of the saddle.
We did find the wheel clamp got quite stiff after a few months due to sweat etc erroding some areas slightly, but nothing a bit of silicon spray didnt fix.
Not the cheapest trainer, and some people would have a valid argument for prefering a fluid trainer over magnetic, but with the high level of adjustment and the added benefit of the digital display, this is worth the outlay if you don't mind the price.
Might be beneficial to buy a set of training tyres though, as trainers don't always wear the tyres symmetrically which can make riding interesting and somewhat unsteady if the tyres are getting heavily worn. "
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 Profile Aerodrink Bracket
Profile Aerodrink Bracket
A bracket that allows the Aerodrink system to be fitted to a wide variety of aerobars
 
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fromTownsville
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" If you have clip on aero bars or if you're like me and have them set slightly further apart than the pro's, these brackets are great. They fit to any width aero bars and hold the bottle nice and snug.
The only downside is the weight of the full bottle can occasionally make the bracket twist slightly, which means you might have to re-straighten things up after a particularly bumpy patch of road. not a major issue though and nothing a spot of glue in the hinges doesn't fix up. "
Pros: Durable, Adjustable, Good Fit
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 Zoggs Predator Flex 2.0 Goggles
Zoggs Predator Flex 2.0 Goggles
The Zoggs Predator Flex Goggle features 4 Flexpoint Technology™, delivering increased flexibility in the frame for maximum comfort and precision of fit. This goggle also features integrated UV and fogging protection.
 
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A bit disappointing
Posted31 August 2010
Country : Australia
" I tend to go through a lot of goggles while training, so it gives me an opportunity to trial a few different brands and styles.
I'd previously used the (old / basic style) Zoggs Predator and was happy with the fit, but they were really stiff, so I was eager to try the 'Flex' model.
The fit is a lot more comfortable and forgiving than the basic model, BUT they are terrbile for fogging up quickly. In fact I'd say that I've never used a pair of goggles that have fogged up so quickly.
For a style that is pitched to triathletes, I found it disappointing and would never use these in a race for that reason. Maybe ok for shorter distances, but no good for longer ones. "
Pros: Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Poor Quality, lenses fog up too quickly!
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 Sportful UK Rain Jacket
Sportful UK Rain Jacket
For the worst conditions out on the road the Sportful UK Rain Jacket is designed to keep you dry and comfortable. Using Hurricane 3 layer waterproof fabric you get maximum protection from the rain, with a hood for the most extreme conditions.
 

is this jacket lightweight; if not can you recommend a decent priced, waterproof jacket?

It really depends on your definition of 'lightweight'... it's not as light as a goretex active shell or a similar high-priced jacket, but it's also a fraction of the price. Breathability is also not as high as the more expensive jackets either. Packability of the jacket isnt fantastic - I have an XL and it would be too bulky to store in a jersey pocket while riding. All things said though, the fabric is quite soft for a jacket in this pricerange (I expected it to be far heavier) and I find it comfortable to wear while commuting. If you're looking for lightweight - look for the goretex (or equivalent), but be prepared to be spending (a lot) more $$.
4 years, 4 months ago
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LFrank
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Flow Computer Ergo Turbo Trainer
Flow Computer Ergo Turbo Trainer
Any cyclist with a bit of experience knows that top performance requires more than a weekly training routine.
 

does the tacx flow take 29er wheels?

The Flow will take 700cc roadie wheels, btu the extra bulk of the tyres might be the only issue. there is adjustment in the roller, but I think it might come down to how knobbly the tyres are.
8 years, 10 months ago
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LFrank
Townsville