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    16 September 2011
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    18 February 2014
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    16 September 2011
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 dhb Vaeon Zero Padded Bib Tight
dhb Vaeon Zero Padded Bib Tight
dhb’s warmest Winter bib tight, built from the original MITI Thermoroubaix fabric, TEFLON coated, with large wind blocking membrane on legs. (dhb Vaeon Zero - replaces dhb PACE SuperRoubaix Windproof)
 
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4 / 5
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Don't pay over the odds for the branded.
Posted18 February 2014
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Fit
Comes up small
True fit
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fromBurton on Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" This is the warmest winter bib-tights I have. Simply awesome in keeping me warm. I've been riding in freezing conditions, kept me toasty warm. I'm 5'9", 80kg, medium-ish build, bought the M (Medium) which is a snug yet comfortable fit. It is. A little tight around the knee joints because of heavy Roubaix wind-slam fabric but not enough to spoil the ride.
One issue to be aware of, the base of the zipped jersey rubbed just above the crotch area causing Lycra abrasions. However, that's not the bibs fault.
A must buy if you want quality, winter bib-tights without paying over the odds for the name. You will NOT be disappointed.
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Pros: Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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 dhb Windslam Blade Long sleeve Jersey
dhb Windslam Blade Long sleeve Jersey
dhb form fit, Roubaix Lycra jersey with windproof front membrane and ventilation zippers. Designed for long hard riding in colder winter temperatures.
 
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5 / 5
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Another quality dhb jersey.
Posted9 January 2014
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fromBurton on Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" I'm 5'10", 13st, 40" chest and have a 32" waist. Yes,I know. Not exactly a form fit figure but I wasn't disappointed when I ordered a L.
A snug, yet a very comfortable fit. Almost makes me look good, even if I do say so myself!!! And when it comes to protecting you from the wind...what wind? I was just wearing a light thermal baselayer underneath the jersey. Very comfortable at temperatures of 3-9 degrees C and I'm more than confident it will provided warmth and comfort close to 0 degrees.
I have a much more expensive "Windstopper" jersey which is very generous lengthwise, I would describe it as more of a comfort fit but the dhb can't be beaten for quality, value and fit.
The vents, the fabric/material used are more in line with the "branded" makes and I sincerely believe that's what you'll be paying extra for....the name.
I believe I've found my ultimate winter jersey.
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Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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 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.
 
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Best value protection for your bike.
Posted9 January 2014
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fromBurton on Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" A little tricky to put together (easy to follow video on You Tube) but once assembled and fitted on your bike...WOW!!!
Made from light weight yet sturdy plastic provides more than adequate protection from the mud and grit on the road as well as protecting your back from wheel spray. It wraps itself snugly around the wheel and almost looks invisible from a distance.
Mudguards do make your best bike look a little strange, however, with the RoadRacer, rest assured that this is not the case.
I did fix them on my best but then put them on the bike which I originally bought them for, the winter bike.
In my humble opinion, provides superb overall protection having tried another well known mudguard. Yes, that did work partially by avoiding my back getting sprayed but that's about it. The bike was still caked in mud.
Now I can afford to wash my bike after 2-3 rides instead of 1.
Extremely satisfied that I bought this product .
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Pros: Great Value, Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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 Garmin Out-Front Bike Mount
Garmin Out-Front Bike Mount
This handy bike handlebar mount allows you to place your Garmin Edge cycling computer in front of your bars. This puts the Edge in a position optimised for easier viewing and increased safety.
 
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Awesome piece of kit
Posted28 October 2013
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fromBurton on Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Very well made, typical of Garmin. Makes my bike look the business. Did a lot of research before buying. There are two or three others out there but a Garmin product is for for a Garmin. Perfectly holds and positions the device in front of the rider. Just double check the handlebars size before buying but shouldn't be an issue for most. A little on the pricy side but worth it. "
Pros: Durable, Attractive, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight
Cons: Expensive, Limited Color Choices
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 Active Hydration Tablets Tube (Buy 1 get 1 FREE)
Active Hydration Tablets Tube (Buy 1 get 1 FREE)
Buy one tube and get another FREE! Pronounced 'noon' this handy little tube is a revelation in hydration - whether you're biking, running, swimming or generally building up a sweat
 
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Loving the taste.
Posted20 September 2013
fromBurton on Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" First time I've tried this particular brand. Went for the cola. Absolutely blown away with the taste... Superb. Is perfect for me for those swigs on long warm or ever cool ride.
Strongly recommend. Plenty of flavours to choose one.
Oh and the Buy 1 get one FREE, BARGIN !!!
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Pros: tasty
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Give your body the perfect combination of electrolytes and minerals for optimum rehydration after your workout with High5 ZERO hydration tablets. The light and refreshing sports drink can be taken pre and post exercise to reduce tiredness and fatigue.
 
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Perfect companion on a long ride or any ride.
Posted21 August 2013
fromBurton on Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Very pleasant tasting,'does exactly what it says on the tube' energy drink. "
Pros: pleasant tasting
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A DSP (DuraSoft Polymer) bar tape created for superior comfort, this Lizard Skins wrap gives an optimised feel and control.
 
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Quality comes at a price.
Posted20 August 2013
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fromBurton on Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I recently needed to replace the bar tape. After a lot of research settled for this Lizard Skins DSP tape.
Yes, it was expensive but the difference it makes once on the bars is phenomenal. Quite simply the best way to describe it would be that you won't need gel padded cycling mitts/gloves, it absorbs any rough road surface vibrations with ease.
It was three times more expensive than some bar tapes on the market, which is the only downside.
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Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
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 SealSkinz Waterproof Cycling Cap AW13
SealSkinz Waterproof Cycling Cap AW13
A classically styled, low profile, 3 panel cycling cap. The perfect all season cap for wearing under your helmet in wet weather.
 
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Perfect for any weather.
Posted20 August 2013
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fromBurton on Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I've used the cap on many rides, mainly when the weathers been slightly adverse. Fits perfectly under any helmet and I have 4 !!!. Quality waterproof material. Absorbs the sweat and manages to let air in, making it a true all rounder. The peak keeps the wind as well as the glare of the sun away from your eyes. It can easily be folded and kept in you back pocket.
The only negatives I would say is that it only comes in black and needs a wash under a running tap after every ride, purely because of the sweat (salt) absorption which leaves clear visible marks on the cap when dry.
One size fits all and highly recommended.
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Pros: Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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 O2 Road Helmet - Lotto-Belisol Team Colours
O2 Road Helmet - Lotto-Belisol Team Colours
A great value road helmet with the looks and advanced technologies from higher range models. The solid O2 design comes with the Lotto Belisol Team colours as worn by the team in the 2012 UCI Pro Tour Series.
 
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5 / 5
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A no brainer, a must have.
Posted20 August 2013
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fromBurton on Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" Quality, good looking and fitting product at this price....simply unbelievable. As per other positive reviews. Highly recommend. "
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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 Phantom Soft Shell Convertible Jacket - 2012
Phantom Soft Shell Convertible Jacket - 2012
A versatile convertible jacket with removable sleeves to form a short sleeve jersey. The Windstopper SoftShell construction offers total wind-proofing and water resistance. Ideal for all-day rides in changing weather conditions.
 
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Down-size when ordering.
Posted24 September 2012
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fromBurton on Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Arrived in the morning and returned the same morning. If you're a road bike rider then order a smaller size than what you wear. I normally wear a L size jersey, ordered an L in this and when I tried it on it was more like an XL.
I'm 5'10", chest 39-40. Fortunately ordered a M size as well (yet to arrive). Hopefully will be a better fit.
Generous material around the waist area. For a closer/slim fit....downsize.
As for the jacket, very very well made, quality material, smart design. The original price is expensive, reasonable at the sale price.
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Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality
Cons: Expensive, Poor Fit
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 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 my Mekk 2G Poggio P2.5?

Just want to know which would be the best option in regard to mudguards the Crud road racer or SKS Race blades?

I bought the Mekk from you in February 2013.

Thanks
Stuart
Hi Stuart,
You've more than likely got a set by now but having tried both makes that you've mentioned I'd go for the Crud 100%.
The Crud most definitely provides more protection for you AND your Steed.
6 years, 2 months ago
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1345BC
Burton on Trent
 
 Phantom Soft Shell Convertible Jacket - 2012
Phantom Soft Shell Convertible Jacket - 2012
A versatile convertible jacket with removable sleeves to form a short sleeve jersey. The Windstopper SoftShell construction offers total wind-proofing and water resistance. Ideal for all-day rides in changing weather conditions.
 

I am 5ft 9, quite broad, and weigh 83kg. Which will be a better fit - L or XL?

Many apologies, my reply should have said "returned the L as it was to big". Nevertheless an excellent jacket. Definitely try them both and you'll know which fits you best and you feel comfortable wearing and more importantly riding.
7 years, 6 months ago
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1345BC
Burton on Trent
 
 Phantom Soft Shell Convertible Jacket - 2012
Phantom Soft Shell Convertible Jacket - 2012
A versatile convertible jacket with removable sleeves to form a short sleeve jersey. The Windstopper SoftShell construction offers total wind-proofing and water resistance. Ideal for all-day rides in changing weather conditions.
 

I am 5ft 9, quite broad, and weigh 83kg. Which will be a better fit - L or XL?

Order both, you can always return the one that doesn't fit. I normally wear a Large so I ordered the jacket in L and M, returned the M as it was too big.
Wiggle have an excellent Returns System and top quality service. You definitely won't have any issues with Wiggle.
7 years, 6 months ago
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1345BC
Burton on Trent
 
 Astana Team Bib Short - 2012
Astana Team Bib Short - 2012
Summer weight bib shorts with a Nalini PTN1 seatpad and Astana Graphics as worn by the team in the 2012 UCI Pro Tour series.
 

can you give any sizing guidance?

SIZE CHART: MOA Team Bib Shorts 2010 - Euro sizing
Euro Sizing (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
1/2 Waist Circumference (cm) 31
32
34
36 38 40
Inseam (cm) 23 24
27
28
29
31
Leg Width (cm) 17.5
19
20 21 22 23
7 years, 8 months ago
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1345BC
Burton on Trent
 
 dhb Coloured Skull Cap
dhb Coloured Skull Cap
Warm and breathable cold weather headwear made from super stretch, brushed Italian Fabric.
 

I have a size 56 head - is this product too big for my head?

I'm measuring just above my ears. I assume this is the correct measurement?
You should wear this by covering your ears. I'm the same size (one size fits all, I believe) and it fits really well. Got mine in red. Happy Cycling.
8 years, 2 months ago
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1345BC
Burton on Trent
 
 Z100 2011
Z100 2011
The Z100 offers classic road performance for recreational riders who recognize and value a performance ride quality.
 

What size of bike is best for me ?

I am looking at buying a FElt z100, I am 5' 10". Inside leg 31"
Thanks
I'm 5'9.5" with a 32" (33" with bike shoes) inside leg, bought a 56cm Felt z100...perfect.
8 years, 6 months ago
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1345BC