TerryMTB
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    3 March 2014
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    18 November 2017
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    2 August 2014
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    3 March 2014
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TerryMTB's Reviews
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 Elite Drivo Direct Drive FE-C Smart Trainer
Elite Drivo Direct Drive FE-C Smart Trainer
Smooth and quiet with unparalleled interaction, the Elite Drivo Direct Drive Smart Trainer is the ultimate training companion. Get all the metrics you need delivered with pinpoint accuracy to help you reach your ultimate goal.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Elite Drivo
Posted18 November 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Wanted:
Thru axel compatibility : Comes in the kit (not all makers supply this)
Good hill resistance : 25% (I think, and more than I would need)
High wattage : 2000 Watts (way more than I can put out but means the control is there)
I've done my research tried the competitors out, and down to price and what's supplied in the box (comes with ANT+ dongle) I went for the Drivo. The unit has been up and running now for a couple of weeks and all seems good. The main problem I have is that the unit rocks and walks when I hit 600W efforts (short bursts only). To counteract this I plan to use a mat under the bike and unit (not tried it out yet). Don't forget the additional items required for smart trainer use Laptop, TV, Tablet holder more water, drips on floor etc. The supplied software is OK and works to a reasonable level, but getting Zwift, Trainer road etc working is where the benifits begin. I'm currently using Zwift and plan to start a 12 weeks winter program soon, so next year after winter I'm ready to assault my targets right from the off. This meeting next year targets is my main aim of getting the Turbo, I do not ride on the road when it's cold and wet.
If Elite ever read this please get you software together and what would be really great is a maintenance mode on the trainer so I can set my gears up properly on the trainer (it's hard work trying to spin and test gear changes on the trainer). Expect this is because of the massive flywheel.
Buy the trainer and use it either with the supplied software or better still a third party app "
+2points
3of 4voted this as helpful.
 
 Vittoria Road Inner Tube
Vittoria Road Inner Tube
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 
5 / 5
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Nice light inner tube
Posted18 November 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Seemed to work fine but did manage to pick up more flats than I normally get. Tube is light so you need to weigh this in against thicker tubes. "
0points
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High5 Energy Drink Caffeine Hit is intended to be used as a pre-training buzz drink or during hard sessions, when you need to dig deep and stay focused. It's powerful, legal and proven in the toughest races.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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High5 Xtreme (all the cals and caffeine too)
Posted18 November 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Very rarely do I use this, it is only used on my bigger rides i.e. over 60 miles or in a specific effort. Tastes Ok and mixes well (at least shaken by the ride). I react to caffeine so try to keep it's use down. Would recommend this product for big efforts only! "
0points
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With PowerBar 5 ELECTROLYTE Pink Grapefruit Tablets you can mix yourself a zero calorie sports drink which provides the body with the 5 main electrolytes and 75mg and caffeine in the same ratio they are lost through sweat.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Nice flavour and seem to dissolve well
Posted18 November 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Was really just trying them out I normally use Zero's but wanted to try something else (well you need to mix it up a bit). Dissolves well and tastes ok "
0points
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This smooth-shifting SRAM chain is equipped with PowerChain II Technology to ensure the most consistent ride possible.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Nice general use chain
Posted18 November 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Works great on the MTB.
Wiggle said I need additional input for my review. It's a chain and it works great - Need I say more "
0points
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SRAM PG950 9 Speed Cassette with Power Glide II Technology.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Cured the chain skip on my MTB
Posted18 November 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" It's a consumable item, don't forget you will probably need to replace the chain as well "
0points
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This bespoke tool is ideal for removing and replacing Presta valve cores.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Nice solid bit of kit
Posted18 November 2017
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Always nice to have one of these in the tool box, too fiddly to try and not use it when required. I keep mine in the puncture repair box or I'll lose it!! "
0points
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The Wahoo RPM Cadence Sensor - Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ can be mounted in seconds, paired with your device and set up to track essential and accurate cadence data.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Wahoo RPM Cadence
Posted15 February 2016
Quality 
5 / 5
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Value 
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Performance 
4 / 5
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Appearance 
5 / 5
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Fit / Size 
5 / 5
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fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" To be fair I only used this unit a couple of times before selling it on (I bought a Garmin bundle). It worked great and recorded well on my old GPS unit. It still going well on my friends bike. "
-1point
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 Sportful Total Comfort Bib Shorts
Sportful Total Comfort Bib Shorts
The name says it all; The Total Comfort Bibshort was designed to provide the perfect long distance riding experience using Sportfuls most cushioning seatpad, lycra ceramic fabric and mesh straps.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Sportful Total Comfort Bib Shorts
Posted15 February 2016
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" Very comfy for the longer rides and the shoulder straps are great. Would very much recommend these shorts. I bought them for the Wiggle Magnificat sportive and a couple of other long rides. You really do notice the difference in the quality. Might be a lot of money butt (lol) your worth it. PS Used cream with these as well, buy some and give it a go! "
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality
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 High5 Selection Pack
High5 Selection Pack
The High5 Race Pack includes everything you need to stay fuelled, hydrated and focussed on race day. The pack has been put together as a performance sports nutrition program for events helping you with all your nutritional race day requirements.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
High5 Race Pack
Posted10 December 2015
fromHampshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Bought these as they were on sale. After use I'm not sure they have the same impact as some of the other gels I have used. They were however good value, not sure if I would buy at full price. Also I don't need another bottle which is a little on the hard side for me as I like to force feed the water by squeesing the bottle. "
Pros: Great Value
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TerryMTB's Questions
 
 Hope PressFit 46/24mm Ceramic Bottom Bracket
Hope PressFit 46/24mm Ceramic Bottom Bracket
The PressFit46/24mm bottom bracket allows you to use a chain-sets with 24mm axles in Pressfit30 frames making it ideal for Shimano, Race Face and others. The machined aluminium cups holds ceramic cartridge bearings in stainless races.
 

Compatility with Specialzed Camber Comp Carbon

Is this BB suitable for the above bike and also are the bearings serviceable or replaceable. I've read online that the BB is a one time fit and that the bearings are replaced when required? Any help would be gratefully received. My BB listed by Spec is PF30 BB
Regards
Spec rider with noisy BB
6 years, 8 months ago
by
TerryMTB
Hampshire, UK
 
TerryMTB's Answers
 
 Hydrate and Perform Sports Drink Mix - 400g
Hydrate and Perform Sports Drink Mix - 400g
An Isotonic drink mix with a dual action formula to meet your energy and hydration needs during intense exercise.
 

How much powder do I use for cycling? Should I have a scoop with the product or is 3 tablespoons enough?

I used 2 level scoops in my 750ml bottle, other bottle had Zero tablet (one) in it. Winter road ride over 56 miles
7 years, 1 month ago
by
TerryMTB
Hampshire, UK