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 Alé Women's PRR Barbados Short Sleeve Jersey
Alé Women's PRR Barbados Short Sleeve Jersey
The Alé Women's PRR Barbados Short Sleeve Jersey brings high technology fabrics and refined ergonomics creating a finely tuned and styled ‘Pure Performance’ jersey for women.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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great jersey
Posted16 May 2015
fromCardiff, Wales
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Pro Performance
" Very stylish and well fitting
Useful zipped rear pocket
Material feels nice
Looks good
Dries fast
Stands out
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Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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 dhb Women's Vaeon Roubaix Padded Bib Tight
dhb Women's Vaeon Roubaix Padded Bib Tight
The Vaeon Roubaix leg wear uses a super soft fleecy performance fabric to offer reliable warmth through your Winter rides. (dhb Vaeon Roubaix - replaces dhb PACE Roubaix)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Fantastic value bib tights
Posted13 February 2013
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fromCardiff, Wales
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Female
Budget : Value for money
" I already had a pair of these for last winter and decided I needed to get another pair this winter due to increasing my milage on the bike this year. These are fab for the money!
I have a size 8, I'm 46kg, 5ft 2, 25 inch waist, 35 inch hips and these are a perfect tight fit. They have very good reflective detailing on the calfs , which are high enough not to be hidden when I put on my overshoes (as is the case with last years pair) also the ventilation has been increased on this line, on the back area there is more space for air to circulate so you don't over heat which is great.
The pad is comfy for about 2 hours max, I never leave the house without using some chamois cream also. And I mainly use these for my hour commute.
For the price I cannot believe how good these are! If you're a female road cyclist looking for a decent pair of winter bib tights, I strongly recommend these! (I am a 4th cat racer, been cycling for 2 years on road bike, average about 100 miles a week)
"
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit
+3points
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 Race EXP Air Rucksack - 2012
Race EXP Air Rucksack - 2012
This sleek, technical backpack is engineered for quick day tours with minimal baggage. If you need to take that little bit more with you, it has practical volume expansion options. Deuter Aircomfort back system effectively prevents heat build-up.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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A decent commuting rucksack
Posted21 December 2012
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fromCardiff, Wales
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" I've had this bag for almost 2 years now and it's still going strong, despite being involved in 2 crashes and some pretty horrible british weather!
I use it when I cycle to work, it holds a pair of shoes, a top, trousers (folded as small as possible) an emergency rain jacket in its stuff sack, a mini pump, puncture repair kit, multi tool, id - can be stored in either of 2 zipped valuable compartments.
Carrying this the bag is pretty much full. Although I could maybe squeeze in an extra top or something if I leave it expanded. I tend to let to cycle with it non expanded so I have the best possible view when performing a lifesaver.
The rain cover has been very useful indeed, its bright yellow and has a reflective logo on it. it's stored easily in the front of the bag in a zipped compartment.
I also use the helmet holder sometimes which is another nice touch.
I use the side mesh pockets to store my lights during the winter and gels/bars.
The bag is fairly heavy when on and loaded, it does have a steel frame so this is to be expected, I do always notice I have it on and my back still gets a bit sweaty, my baselayer deals with that though!
I am a slight female - 5ft 2, 45kg and the straps are way too long for me, I have to adjust them to their lowest and then fold the loose bits of strap around so they don't flap in the wind. You probably won't notice this if you're an average sized guy, but thought it worth a mention.
It's expensive yes but it does last and it is a quality bit of cycling kit, if you're going to be cycling to work, say 15 miles or less on a regular basis I'd say go for it.
When climbing with this rucksack on it does make you a bit slower even if thats by just a few seconds. When I get to ride without the rucksack I feel so much lighter! It's just something I have to use to get my clothes to and from work and for that it does the job very well indeed. "
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, High Quality, Rugged, Adjustable, Versatile
Cons: Expensive, Limited Color Choices
+2points
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 SealSkinz Mid Weight Mid Length Socks
SealSkinz Mid Weight Mid Length Socks
A medium weight, mid calf length waterproof sock. A fine merino loop pile lining gives the socks a soft feel and great moisture wicking with a breathable waterproof membrane for protection and dryness.
 
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3 / 5
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Poor fit
Posted2 December 2012
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fromCardiff, Wales
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" I got these a few weeks ago. The fit is not very good at all. I am a size 4 and ordered the small size so thought they would fit well. However they are baggy around the ankle area as other reviewers have pointed out on here. I was disappointed this was true. They are also a bad fit arounf the toe area, too baggy.
I tested them in the bath and they are waterproof but of course if water gets in at the top, your feet will be wet. So I will be wearing them through winter but I know my feet will not always stay dry, only in mild rain they will remain dry with these. I also use overshoes as well as these.
They are fairly warm with overshoes and vented road shoes on in british Nov temp.
Useful as an extra protection against the rain but your feet won't always stay dry with them.
Also they are very expensive just for one pair of socks!!! "
Cons: Expensive, Unadjustable, Unattractive, Bulky, Poor Fit, Limited Color Choices
+1point
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High5 Energy Drink is a new generation sports drink for use during exercise. It contains key electrolytes and a carbohydrate formulation of maltodextrin and fructose in a ratio of 2:1.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Nice taste
Posted2 December 2012
fromCardiff, Wales
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" I have been using this for about 6 months now. It tastes nice and mixes easily within mins.
It is very refreshing and I believe it does make a difference to how I am feeling on a long ride of say 3 hours plus. "
Pros: tastes nice, mixes easily
Cons: Expensive
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The Crono Fluid uses a sealed hydrodynamic system that regulates the effort of the pedalling through a rotor submerged in oil. It smooth and quiet and the frame delivers total stability allowing you to train hard. Superb indoor trainer choice.
 
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4 / 5
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Quality turbo
Posted2 December 2012
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fromCardiff, Wales
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" I've had this turbo for nearly a year now and I like it! I actually like my turbo! lol It is fairly quiet in use, I use it over a turbo mat.
The only negative is the fact it has no resistance levels to adjust, you just use your gears. I don't mind this, I can still use it for intervals and time trial training fine, but I know a lot of cyclists prefer resistance so if that;s you, don't bother with this model, try another Elite model though as they are quality items!
This one is also very compact and attractive. It has nice black and red graphics on it and folds away neatly.
It is simple to set up also.
It is quiet enough to hear the tv over it at a reasonable volume. "
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, High Quality, Rugged, quiet for a turbo
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 dhb Ladies Merino L/S Roundneck Baselayer M_150
dhb Ladies Merino L/S Roundneck Baselayer M_150
This ultra fine merino wool is comfortable and smooth next to the skin.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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cheap merino !
Posted2 December 2012
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fromCardiff, Wales
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" This top is good at keeping me warm in winter and absorbing the sweat but it did get a hold in it within the first few weeks of owning. It now has about 4 small holes in it but I am still using it all the time as apart from that it is a great top!!! I guess that is what you get when you have cheap merino, but its still merino so you have the benefits of it keeping you warm even when sweating hard or if its raining, as merino is still warm even when wet.
Also I can wear it a good few times in a row and it won't get smelly and that is a huge thing as I sweat a lot! lol "
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, Versatile, Good Fit
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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A thick moisturising solution for comfort and reduced friction on endurance road rides. Apply to your seatpad on shorter rides or apply to both your skin and seatpad on epic sportives and stage races.
 
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3 / 5
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Chamois cream
Posted2 December 2012
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fromCardiff, Wales
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" Used this for a few months now. I can ride without using it but its nicer to use it! I like to use it to help keep the chamois pad in good condition more so than myself as I don't really rely on chamois cream.
It is good value as it lasts for ages. "
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable
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 Cateye HL-EL135 LED Black Front Light
Cateye HL-EL135 LED Black Front Light
The incredibly stylish but compact EL-135 is ideally sized to take pride of place at the front of your bike and weighs in at just 94g for a lightweight and long-lasting illumination performance.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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quality light
Posted2 December 2012
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fromCardiff, Wales
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
" I've had this light for a few weeks and I would recommend it for using on lit streets. I use it for a short 5 mile commute to/from work, all done on lit city streets and for that is is great so far.
It is quite bright considering its very small size. The battery is easy to replace. The bracket is super easy to install and it simply clicks on and off in a second.
It has flash and contant mode. I use it in flash mode and it has great side visibility too which is fab for junctions, roundabouts and just in general!
I've used it in the rain, it has been fine so far.
I use it with another front light which is of the same light output, I would quite happily use 2 of these , one on constant and one on flashing I think is a good lighting set up for lit streets. "
Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Rugged, Lightweight, Good Fit
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 Ladies Anakonda 12 Waist Shorts - 2012
Ladies Anakonda 12 Waist Shorts - 2012
No-compromise Womens' waist shorts with an infinity seatpad, viper lycra fabric construction with an anatomic cut for comfort on summer sportives and races.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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quality pair of shorts!
Posted4 August 2012
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fromCardiff, Wales
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Value for money
" I have a 25" waist and 35" hips and ordered the XS and the fit is perfect! First time using these shorts today for a gentle training ride and they are so comfortable and in my opinion look good. The length is perfect for me as I like my shorts to be not too far above the knee.
The waist band is very comfortable I did not notice it at all during the ride. If you're after a comfortable pair of good looking, high quality , top brand shorts then I'd say go for these!!
after all, comfort on the bike makes a huge difference to your overall performance and I would be more than happy enough to race in these! Also the delivery was very quick and great price, thanks Wiggle
"
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
+3points
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 Wilier 501 XN Shimano Mix 29er 2014 / Shop Soiled .....
Wilier 501 XN Shimano Mix 29er 2014 / Shop Soiled .....
The Wilier 501 XN 29er is a full carbon machine built without compromise for the cross country racer or trail enthusiast looking to upgrade. Quick and stable the 501 XN smooths out even the roughest of trails.
 

size information

Hi, I'm 5ft 2 and notice this is a size small but not sure of the exact dimensions and whether it would be suitable for my height, can you confirm the frame size please

many thanks
4 years, 7 months ago
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chasingLegends
Cardiff, Wales
 
 Crud RoadRacer Mk2 Mudguard Set
Crud RoadRacer Mk2 Mudguard Set
The Crud RoadRacer Mk2 Mudguard Set is a lightweight mudguard set designed to fit road bikes with tight clearances and without mudguard mounts.
 

Will these fit a Giant TCR road bike? Thanks

8 years ago
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chasingLegends
Cardiff, Wales
 
 Squalo Road Cycling Helmet - 2012
Squalo Road Cycling Helmet - 2012
The LAS SQUALO is a lightweight, compact, aggressively styled cycling helmet that is unmistakably European, combining an innovative design with an aggressive and modern technical line.
 

Is this lid meant to come with the summer pad set?

as mine just came with the winter pad set with the bug mesh.

Thanks
8 years ago
by
chasingLegends
Cardiff, Wales
 
chasingLegends's Answers
 
 Squalo Road Cycling Helmet - 2012
Squalo Road Cycling Helmet - 2012
The LAS SQUALO is a lightweight, compact, aggressively styled cycling helmet that is unmistakably European, combining an innovative design with an aggressive and modern technical line.
 

Does this helmet or any of the LAS helmets come with visor?

Hi, this helmet does not come with a visor
8 years, 1 month ago
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chasingLegends
Cardiff, Wales
 
The Topeak Aero Wedge provides convenient under the saddle storage in a durable, sleek and aero-constructed design. Carry your riding essentials like spare tools, tubes, snacks, cash, keys, a mini pump, and anything else with confidence.
 

is this bag waterproof?

Best answer
Hi, no this bag is not waterproof, it is at best light shower proof, so if you carry your phone in it, use a waterproof cover as I do!
8 years, 1 month ago
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chasingLegends
Cardiff, Wales
 
The Topeak Aero Wedge provides convenient under the saddle storage in a durable, sleek and aero-constructed design. Carry your riding essentials like spare tools, tubes, snacks, cash, keys, a mini pump, and anything else with confidence.
 

Will this bag to fit......?

Spare tube
Multi tool
Tire leavers
CO2 canister and inflator
smart phone
cards and cash (not a huge amount)
Hi, this bag will fit: one tube, multi tool, tyre levers, phone and cards and cash, may be a bit of a squeeze to fit in the co2 inflator and canister but you could try, or maybe opt for large size, hope this helps! I just carried my mini pump in jersey pocket
8 years, 1 month ago
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chasingLegends
Cardiff, Wales
 
 Winner Sport Sunglasses
Winner Sport Sunglasses
Sleek performance sunglasses with shatterproof polycarbonate lenses, tough Grilamid frames and flexible contact points for comfort. Supplied with additional lenses for a range of conditions. Essential protection for your eyes at high speeds.
 

Is the nose piece adjustable?

I've got a flat nose so I need an adjustable nose piece.
Hi, yeah the nose piece is adjustable, but the arms are not. The nose piece is black rubber and can be adjusted to fit the shape of your nose. hope this helps! They are a great value pair of glasses!!
8 years, 1 month ago
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chasingLegends
Cardiff, Wales