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  • First Review
    25 September 2010
  • Last Review
    11 December 2019
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    4.5
 
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  • First Question
    27 August 2013
  • Last Question
    23 May 2020
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    25 September 2010
  • Last Answer
    1 July 2014
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BristolBird's Reviews
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The Safer Bike Bell from Trigger Bell is the most convenient and safest way to let pedestrians know you are approaching. Plus, its design means you don't need to change your grip on the handlebar when you're using it.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Loud, easy fit, <£10, can brake & ring together!
Posted11 December 2019
fromBristol
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" I've bought, fitted and tried various bells and this is the best yet, costs less than a £10 not £40. It's loud. Properly loud. Can be fitted to all bikes, including road bikes hoods and goes by the brake lever! All instructions can be found on the trigger bell website. Fitting takes 5 mins max. Fitted trial purchase onto my hybrid and will buy additional ones for mine and the Better Half's other bikes. "
Pros: Adjustable, Attractive, Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight, Rugged, Versatile
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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The Muc-Off 3 Cleaning Brush Set provides a versatile selection of high quality brushes, designed to remove stubborn dirt without damaging your bike.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good brush set
Posted21 April 2019
fromFishponds
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" Three brushes are enough to keep my bikes clean and well maintained. Solid, well made brushes. Rubberised edges are a good addition. I'll be using these for many years. "
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Rugged, Versatile
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 dhb Blok Women's Lightweight Mesh Sleeveless Baselayer
dhb Blok Women's Lightweight Mesh Sleeveless Baselayer
A fully open mesh base layer to keep you cool and dry in warm conditions, with a dash of colour for total coordination. The dhb Blok Women's Lightweight Mesh Sleeveless Baselayer's knit construction allows for permanent moisture wicking performanc
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Breathable baselayer
Posted21 April 2019
Quality 
4 / 5
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Value 
5 / 5
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Performance 
5 / 5
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Appearance 
5 / 5
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Fit / Size 
4 / 5
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fromFishponds
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" I have two of these now, reasonably priced (especially when on offer), breathable and good cut, though I've had to go a size up as they are quite small. Good length means it stays tucked into my shorts. Dries very quick after washing and very light weight, so great for bike packing.
Haven't bought the equivalent item in a more expensive brand so unable to compare. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Durable, Great Value, Lightweight, Versatile
+1point
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Selle Italia designed its Diva Gelflow Racing Saddle to fully support the female anatomy and to offer high performance over long distances.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Comfy and versatile
Posted21 April 2019
fromFishponds
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" I love this saddle and now own four. It's as good sitting upright on my folding bike as it is when I'm tucked in on my road bike. I've done many all day endurance rides Inc 100 miles. The long cut out is great as it means you can get into many comfortable positions and is also great when I'm in jeans popping into town.
Wiggle do plenty of deals on this, so if you have some time, then wait for the next deal to pop up.
Used to be available in black and white versions (have the white on a white bike) but I haven't seen the white on sale for a while. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons: Limited Color Choices
+1point
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 Pro Cycling Trumps 2018 Women
Pro Cycling Trumps 2018 Women
The classic game that you love with your favourite female cycling heroes of 2018
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Finally, female pro-athletes!
Posted4 January 2019
fromBristol
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" A good set of Top Trumps for females and males alike to enjoy. Lizzie is in her British Champion kit, Chantal Blaak is in her Rainbow strips and yes, it is possible to hold the Anna van der Breggen card and lose it.... unfortunately. "
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight
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Compressport's Full Sock V2.1 built to be the ultimate recovery sock combining the best of its R2 calf guard with its Pro Racing Sock.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Own 2 pairs and about to buy the 3rd
Posted7 December 2018
fromBristol
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" These are brilliant coompression socks, slightly tricky to get over the calf but once one etremely comfortable and do exactly what they're supposed to do. Pulled calf sorted! They are roomy in the footbox, no toe squeeze with these, though they do run long across the foot, I had to go a length down. "
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
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 GripGrab Winter Cycling Cap
GripGrab Winter Cycling Cap
GripGrab's Windproof Winter Cycling Cap is perfect for cold and wet winter rides when you'll welcome the extensive coverage of the head and the added protection for both your ears and eyes. Flip the brim up and down to suit conditions and preferen
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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54cm head
Posted3 February 2018
fromBristol
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" I have a 54 cm head, and this was the only winter hat with a peak that was small enough for me (so many companies still seem to believe that one size actually fits all). It fits really well under my helmet and the peak does not impeed my vision. The peak fits well over my glasses (can't be fussed with contacts for a commute) and keeps most of the rain off the lenses and a quick wipe with my gloves shifts the bit of spray/rain that gets through.
The hat is warm and kept my head roasty through the sub zero commutes, however when the temperature creeps +5 celcius or higher, this hat is too warm. I never wore it for more than a 11 mile ride (not keen on long icy rides), but it folds up relatively well if you do overheat and need to swap for a skull cap.
Stylistically, and admittedly as I'm at the very bottom of the size range it looks riduculous on it's own, but it looks fine with a helmet on top. "
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
+1point
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The Under Armour Women's Mirror Breathelux Crop constructed from StudioLux fabric that delivers relentless support with a super-soft luxurious feel.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great support, really comfortable
Posted13 October 2017
fromBristol
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" Love these tights! They're really comfortable, the material is quiet thick, so offers great support - my legs and bum look fab! The waist band is very high so offers some tummy control too, and doesn't slip down either, unlike other tbrand of tights I own. The pocket on the back is well designed. I'm done 2 runs in them so far, a long and a mid length and willl be wearing them again tomorrow.
I am exactly on the split for S and M, and as I already have another pair of UA tights in S , I went S again and they fit really well. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality, great design
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 B &amp; W Wheel Bag - Single
B & W Wheel Bag - Single
Convenient and protective storage for your wheels. Ideal for carrying spares on race day and shielding your car boot from mud and grease.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Fits and protects road wheel very well.
Posted22 January 2017
fromBristol
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" I looked at reviews and descriptions for a long time before buying this and am very happy j made the correct choice.
It's padded which I wanted and many bags at this price, and higher, don't appear to be. I've normally put the wheel in with the squewer removed, then put it in the internal squewer pocket and the bag has always kept the wheel protected. I also had to take the bike on a 15 min drive to the bike shop and didn't take the squewer out, which was also fine with the central heavy duty reinforcement . Not that I'd do that on a journey any longer than that!
It also folds down to a reasonable size for storage.
Definitely recommended! "
Pros: Durable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight, Rugged
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 Evoc Road Bike Adaptor for Bike Travel Bag
Evoc Road Bike Adaptor for Bike Travel Bag
A protective adaptor for transporting road and track bikes in the Evoc Bike Travel Bag. The Road Bike Adaptor fits over your forks and lifts them to provide clearance, support and a snug fit against the sides of the bag.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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I use it on its own in the car.
Posted22 January 2017
fromBristol
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" Moving the bike inside the car from place to place for triathlons and sportives I was aware that my front forks were getting knocked. I don't have space for a full case so this is the perfect compromise. It protects my forks and also means I can take the bike out of the car and will stand up in the travel bag while I get the wheel ready. No more scratches! "
Pros: Durable, Good Fit, Rugged
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BristolBird's Questions
 
 LifeLine X-Tools Performance Track Chain Whip
LifeLine X-Tools Performance Track Chain Whip
A high quality bespoke tool for removing/installing fixed gear and track bike sprockets. With a lock-ring removal head, chain whip and grippy moulded handle, the LifeLine Professional Track Chain Whip is for essential track bike builds and ratio changes.
 

10 speed cassette?

If it's compatible with an 11 speed, does that mean it's ok to use it on a 10 speed cassette? Thanks
3 days ago
by
BristolBird
Bristol
 
 Knog Skink LED Rear Light
Knog Skink LED Rear Light
Water-resistant, superslim, flexible silicone body, integrated clipping feature, quick-release mounting. Low Battery warning indicator. Visible up to 600 metres.
 

How do I change the battery?

I can't work out how to get the silicone case off.
Any tips any one?
Thanks
5 years, 7 months ago
by
BristolBird
Bristol
 
 Osmo Acute Recovery for Women - 380g (16 servings)
Osmo Acute Recovery for Women - 380g (16 servings)
Osmo Acute Recovery for Women maximises exercise recovery by giving your body the right nutrients after a training session to start the recovery process.
 

Is it suitable for vegans?

6 years ago
by
BristolBird
Bristol
 
 TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch w/HR/Cad/Speed/Altimeter
TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch w/HR/Cad/Speed/Altimeter
Meet your new training partner, the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch built with the Multi-Sport athlete in mind, light weight and with a tough, clear, easy to read screen. One touch button control, vibration alerts and a 10 hour battery life.
 

How big is it? It looks much smaller than the Garmin 310 and 910s, is it?

6 years, 8 months ago
by
BristolBird
Bristol
 
BristolBird's Answers
 
 Topeak TourGuide Handlebar Bag
Topeak TourGuide Handlebar Bag
Affordably priced, medium sized handlebar bag with positive locking, quick release 2-piece handlebar bracket and a mounting device for a cycle computer.
 

Does the bag fit a Specialised Allez 2010?

I have a Specialized Vita and without the inserts it fits great.
5 years, 10 months ago
by
BristolBird
Bristol
 
 TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
Meet your new training partner, the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch built with the Multi-Sport athlete in mind, light weight and with a tough, clear, easy to read screen. One touch button control, vibration alerts and a 10 hour battery life.
 

Does this watch have an open water swimming mode? (i.e not just for counting lengths). If not, do any of the TomTom's have this feature?

No, though that's my only issue with it.
5 years, 10 months ago
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BristolBird
Bristol
 
 TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
Meet your new training partner, the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch built with the Multi-Sport athlete in mind, light weight and with a tough, clear, easy to read screen. One touch button control, vibration alerts and a 10 hour battery life.
 

Can you load cycle routes and use it for navigation?

No, it's purely for training and knowing where you've been.
5 years, 10 months ago
by
BristolBird
Bristol
 
 Zone3 Women's Venture Wetsuit - Wiggle Exclusive
Zone3 Women's Venture Wetsuit - Wiggle Exclusive
The Women's specific Venture wetsuit was designed by Zone3 specifically for Wiggle. It is an exclusive wetsuit which combines performance, comfort and speed and all at an amazing price.
 

Difference between small/medium and medium??

I bought the small/medium size but it was way too small which is odd because I'm 5"2 and 60kg. The chest in particular was very tight. The problem is that the medium only changes the height and I'm worried that the large is going to be far too big! Any advice as to which one would be better or should I simply try a different suit?
You may have a wrongly labelled suit. I'm 5'5" and 63kg and my small medium is perfect. I tried on the small originally but that was just too tight.
5 years, 10 months ago
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BristolBird
Bristol
 
 Zone3 Women's Venture Wetsuit - Wiggle Exclusive
Zone3 Women's Venture Wetsuit - Wiggle Exclusive
The Women's specific Venture wetsuit was designed by Zone3 specifically for Wiggle. It is an exclusive wetsuit which combines performance, comfort and speed and all at an amazing price.
 

What size

Based on the measurements
Chest 104 cm
Height 163 cm
Weight 65kg
waist 93 cm
butt 102 cm

What size would you recommend?
You sound similar to me in size. Try the small medium.
5 years, 10 months ago
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BristolBird
Bristol
 
 Zone3 Women's Venture Wetsuit - Wiggle Exclusive
Zone3 Women's Venture Wetsuit - Wiggle Exclusive
The Women's specific Venture wetsuit was designed by Zone3 specifically for Wiggle. It is an exclusive wetsuit which combines performance, comfort and speed and all at an amazing price.
 

Size?

Hi,

Height 1.82cm weight 70kg chest 95cm.

I have tried a large Speedo wetsuit and the legs come up to my knees! Would this one be better?

Thanks
Probably not. I'm 5'5" have a SM and it's 3/4 length on me. They are supposed to me short in the leg though to get them off quicker. I tried on the Orca, that had longer legs.
5 years, 10 months ago
by
BristolBird
Bristol
 
 Ortlieb Back Roller Classic Panniers
Ortlieb Back Roller Classic Panniers
A no-compromise waterproof rear pannier with an air-tight roll top closure system and the simple and secure QL1 mounting system. Ideal for long distance bike tours and excursions.
 

Will these fit on a Bontrager back rack I?

The top clips can be adjusted for 3 sizes by inserting the moulds that come with the bags. Will fit frame diameters between 8mm and 16mm.

Top clips and bottom hook can easily be slid to the required position with an allen key.
9 years, 8 months ago
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BristolBird
Bristol