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 Vittoria Corsa CX III Tubular Road Tyre
Vittoria Corsa CX III Tubular Road Tyre
Corsa CX is the world’s best-known and most-used cotton tyres tubular, the choice of champions: exclusive to Vittoria, the 320 TPI Corespun casing confers a uniquely supple ride and exquisite handling.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Very fast tyre but cuts too easy
Posted29 August 2015
fromBrighton, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Very fast tyre but cuts punctures easy. I ride with sealant now which helps a lot!! Still by this tyre every time although I always feel I should have spent the extra money and go for conti competition or schawblt (can't remember spelling) one tyre.
One day I will try something else! "
Pros: Comfortable, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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This tubular tape is the perfect, inexpensive solution for installing your tubular tyres.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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NOT FOR CARBON
Posted29 August 2015
fromBrighton, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Brought in haste for carbon rims. worked well enough but always had the thought of it rolling off under heavy braking. Caught myself always checking the rim temp. Still, rode london 100 with is and it was fine. No Alpine descents there though!! "
Pros: Good Fit
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great tyre, loads of grip and comfortable
Posted29 August 2015
fromBrighton, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Rode this in Grand Canaria for a week of hard riding. Great on descents and when climbing. Back tyre had seen better days after though. Couldn't recommend for commuting "
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight
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 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.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great product, works well
Posted27 July 2015
fromBrighton, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Had a flat before a race in some Vittoria Corsa 3, a standard occurrence I can assure you. Whacked some of this in and Vuala! One inflated tub. Went down around 12 hours later as expected but inflated again and it held pressure. Just follow the instructions and don't use it with tubes… it's for tubs! "
Pros: High Quality, Lightweight
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 ISM Adamo Century Saddle
ISM Adamo Century Saddle
100 milers or the weekend warrior rider. As its namesake suggests, this saddle works for distance riding and your bum will thank you after that long Saturday or Sunday workout.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Comfy Touring Saddle
Posted22 May 2014
Quality 
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Performance 
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Appearance 
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Fit / Size 
5 / 5
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fromBrighton, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" I first brought an ISM TT saddle after a recommendation from a friend and instantly loved it. You don't get any numbness and I actually felt an increase in power + my times actually came down. A year on I brought this saddle for my commuting/social ride bike with the thought that it would make the ride a little more comfortable. I was not disappointed!
Although some might think is sacrilege to park your backside on the millennium falcon, you have to put that out of your mind and just go for it. The wider tip pushed your knees out slightly and puts you in a great position. This saddle is really supportive and just molds to you. The only drawback with this saddle is that it is not leather. Maybe take a look at the others in the range as if you get caught in the rain, you're going to have a bad time... For all you fair weather cyclists though, this is the one! "
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality
Cons: not leather
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 Schwalbe Durano Plus Performance Folding Road Tyre 2014
Schwalbe Durano Plus Performance Folding Road Tyre 2014
Maximum puncture protection for race machines!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Solid Winter Tyre with Loads of Grip
Posted1 May 2014
Quality 
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Performance 
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Appearance 
4 / 5
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Fit / Size 
4 / 5
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fromBrighton, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" Great hard wearing winter tyre that's fast and has plenty of grip. Holds well even in wet. Raced quite a technical crit on these due to rain and I felt confident in corners etc.
I also use them as a commuting tyre and have not had a puncture on them even after around 2km. I did notice a cut though when cleaning my bike last night but as I say, after 2km, they're still in good shape! "
Pros: Durable, High Quality
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 Shimano 105 5700 Hollowtech II Double Chainset
Shimano 105 5700 Hollowtech II Double Chainset
105 Hollowtech II Cranksets are offered in Double, Triple and Compact versions all with a slim body line & smooth rotation giving optimum balance of light weight & stiffness.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Make the switch to short cranks!
Posted12 December 2013
fromBrighton, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Brought these as I had a mate convincing me to get shorter cranks (172.5 down to 165) so got these for winter riding instead of making the switch mid season and possibly spending a lot of money on some lighter cranks I don't get on with. The difference is amazing and I highly recommend changing if you've been thinking about it!!
These are a good price and good value but if you have a little more cash available, I have seen the new 4 arm Ultegra cranks for around 165-170 and they are super light!! "
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 Aqua Hood Mens
Aqua Hood Mens
Thermo-Guard technology provides warmth with maximum flexibility and stretch. This allows the hood to easily be put on as well as providing a snug and warm fit.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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More of a Spring hood
Posted7 December 2010
Quality 
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Performance 
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Appearance 
4 / 5
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Fit / Size 
5 / 5
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fromBrighton, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" This was purchased as an impulse buy and therefore I didn't read the description that well. I really required a much thicker hood for the colder months of September through December!!! I will not be swimming (sea) from now until early March when the water begins to warm up again so I'm hoping it'll be of more use then! "
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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 Vittoria Road Inner Tube Pack Of 10
Vittoria Road Inner Tube Pack Of 10
Pack of 10 inner tubes. The Vittoria road inner tube is a must have cycling essential for 700c bike wheels. Medium weight road inner tube with 2 valve length choices, 42mm or 51mm for deeper section rims.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Best Value I could find at the time
Posted30 November 2010
fromBrighton, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I purchased these as they seemed the best value for money at the time. They are inner tubes and are supposed to hold air in them and as it happens, these do exactly that! They also will fail to do that if something sharp manages to get though your tire or if you hit a pot hole at a high enough velocity. If you're looking for puncture poof tubes, I suggest you purchase new tires! "
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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 16g Non-Threaded Pack Of 6 CO2 Cartridges
16g Non-Threaded Pack Of 6 CO2 Cartridges
Innovations best value non-threaded cartridge.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
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Cheaper Cartridges Available
Posted30 November 2010
Quality 
3 / 5
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Value 
1 / 5
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Performance 
3 / 5
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fromBrighton, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" It is recommended by Innovations that you use Innovation branded CO2 cartridges along with their products and in no way am I suggesting that you should not do so. However, that being said, I have purchased exactly the same unbranded cartridges for other applications which in my opinion will do exactly the same job and furthermore are less then half the price! "
Cons: Expensive
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Deadi's Questions
 
 Race Pro 18 Rucksack
Race Pro 18 Rucksack
The Race Pro 18 is an elite functional lightweight hydration compatible pack. The large stretch mesh pocket on the rear is multi-accessible for storage on the move. Includes a large stretch mesh pocket on the top for storage to more frequently accessed items. Minimalist design makes this pack ideal ...
 

Will this take a Deuter 1.5L bladder?

10 years, 7 months ago
by
Deadi
Brighton, UK
 
Deadi's Answers
 
 ISM Adamo Century Saddle
ISM Adamo Century Saddle
100 milers or the weekend warrior rider. As its namesake suggests, this saddle works for distance riding and your bum will thank you after that long Saturday or Sunday workout.
 

Width at front

How wide is the saddle at the front (or 'nose') from edge to edge?
Without measuring I couldn't tell you but you get used to the slightly wider fit very quickly. I also use the TT version which I find slightly too wide so I just got some zip ties and put it round the front on the mounting rails which pulls the tips in.
6 years, 10 months ago
by
Deadi
Brighton, UK
 
 Schwalbe Durano Plus Performance Folding Road Tyre 2014
Schwalbe Durano Plus Performance Folding Road Tyre 2014
Maximum puncture protection for race machines!
 

durano plus or marathon plus?????

Anyone rid both and which did they prefer? And is there much difference In the puncture protection?
Durano has must less rolling resistance, Marathon has more puncture resistance but not a great deal more but also preforms better in the wet. Depends on what you're looking for
6 years, 11 months ago
by
Deadi
Brighton, UK
 
 Shimano 105 5700 Hollowtech II Double Chainset
Shimano 105 5700 Hollowtech II Double Chainset
105 Hollowtech II Cranksets are offered in Double, Triple and Compact versions all with a slim body line & smooth rotation giving optimum balance of light weight & stiffness.
 

Difference between 52 and 53 tooth

Looks like wiggle are out of stock of the 39x53 (175crank) in black, so I was wondering if the 39x52 would be suitable for doing the job? i.e.. is it the same diameter as the 53 tooth. Im not too mechanically minded so I'm not too keen to adjust the front derailleur if I don't have to.
if you change from 53t down to 52t you might be able to get away without adjusting the front derailleur but I would strongly recommend getting it done. It will cause issues when shifting and could possibly result in the chain coming off. The derailleur should sit around 3mm off the chainring. I would recommend sticking with a 53 if that's what you've been riding on unless you find yourself never using the smallest gear on the back. Switching to a 52 might result in you spinning out from time to time.
7 years, 4 months ago
by
Deadi
Brighton, UK
 
 Shimano 105 5700 Hollowtech II Double Chainset
Shimano 105 5700 Hollowtech II Double Chainset
105 Hollowtech II Cranksets are offered in Double, Triple and Compact versions all with a slim body line & smooth rotation giving optimum balance of light weight & stiffness.
 

is it ok?

Shimano Octalink 105 5500 + Shimano - 105 5700 Hollowtech II + Shimano 105 5701 chain + Shimano - Ultegra 6700 cassette + Shimano 105 5700 back wheel hub
Octalink and hollowtech are different technologies so you cannot mix the two. If you wanted to use this crank (105 5700) and you currently have 105 5500, you'll have to replace your bottom bracket. Everything else should be okay.
7 years, 4 months ago
by
Deadi
Brighton, UK
 
 Vittoria Road Inner Tube Pack Of 10
Vittoria Road Inner Tube Pack Of 10
Pack of 10 inner tubes. The Vittoria road inner tube is a must have cycling essential for 700c bike wheels. Medium weight road inner tube with 2 valve length choices, 42mm or 51mm for deeper section rims.
 

what size inner tube do i need for my focus killer bee xxl

Inner tube size is dependent upon the tire and not the bike. You should have a look on the tire wall for the size. The max pressure for the tire will also be on there...
10 years, 4 months ago
by
Deadi
Brighton, UK
 
 Aqua Hood Mens
Aqua Hood Mens
Thermo-Guard technology provides warmth with maximum flexibility and stretch. This allows the hood to easily be put on as well as providing a snug and warm fit.
 

will an aqua sphere hood for mens fit 61cm head and not be too tight?

My head is approximately 61cm (just roughly measured with a ruler) and it fits nicely. Takes a bit of a tug to get on but comes off easily...
10 years, 4 months ago
by
Deadi
Brighton, UK
 
Body Glide's Anti-Chafing Balm is ideal for everyday work, travel & fitness activities including running. The balm is designed to protect you from chafing & skin irratation where clothing comes into close contact with skin.
 

use outside wetsuit?

Can be used on the skin as well as on the outside of the suit (outside legs of wetsuit, for example)?
As body glide is not a petroleum based product it will not damage your wetsuit. For this reason I cannot see why you couldn't use it on the outside of your wetsuit.
10 years, 7 months ago
by
Deadi
Brighton, UK