AFlesher
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    5 October 2012
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    26 May 2016
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    6 April 2014
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    11 February 2013
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AFlesher's Reviews
 
 dhb Blok Short Sleeve Jersey - Micro
dhb Blok Short Sleeve Jersey - Micro
The dhb Blok jersey offers you the wow factor we know you love as well as fabulous performance on your favourite rides. Bold, bright, distinctive as well as designed to perform you're bound to stand out amongst the crowd.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
Avg 3 / 5 from
Nice Jersey but watch the SIZE
Posted26 May 2016
fromWiltshire
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I have several XXL size jerseys but this ine is way, way short of fitting at all. Fortunately, I can give it to my son otherwise it would have been returned.
It is a really nice Jersey but I would think you may need to order at least 2 sizes up from what you would normally have. "
Cons: Poor Fit
0points
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 Vittoria Rubino Pro Tech Folding Clincher Tyre
Vittoria Rubino Pro Tech Folding Clincher Tyre
When road conditions are not ideal... sidewall-reinforced Rubino Pro Tech is your choice!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
Avg 3 / 5 from
Good tyre if you know what you're doing
Posted30 May 2014
fromWiltshire
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I bought a pair of these to replace a pair of the same specification on my road bike. These tyres have a rotational direction BUT they did not have any indication on them (arrow etc.) to indicate the correct rotation. Fortunately, the pair I was replacing did have the rotation marks so I was able to ensure that the new tyres were fitted correctly.
There is no doubt that these are good tyres but the lack of a rotation mark is clearly a manufacturing fault.
Perhaps next time I shall buy a slightly different spec.
"
Cons: no rotation marks
-4points
2of 8voted this as helpful.
 
This all-in-one model is an excellent Token pedal for powering your way to track-racing domination.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Nice pedals
Posted28 May 2014
fromWiltshire
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" If you don't want to go to the trouble of buying clip pedals and shoes then here is a good alternative. These give a good improvement in efficiency over flat pedals and allow you to exert some force on the upstroke part of the cycle. A good improvement to the bike for not a huge amount of money. "
Pros: Comfortable, Adjustable, Good Fit
+3points
3of 3voted this as helpful.
 
 Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Designed for performance cyclists, Edge 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation, so you can get the most from your training and racing. Bundle includes Premium HRM, Speed and Cadence sensors.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Great Product but one let down
Posted11 February 2013
Quality 
4 / 5
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Value 
3 / 5
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Performance 
4 / 5
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Appearance 
4 / 5
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Fit / Size 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
fromWiltshire
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" This is the second Garmin Edge 500 I have bought this year. Obviously, if I hadn't been delighted with the first one then I wouldn't have been buying another. Just the one let down, the included "Premium" HR Monitor strap is a poorer (and I suspect cheaper) version of the one that came with my first purchase. The chest contact pads are part of the elastic strap and I feel these are likely to fail as the strap stretches with use. Also the transmitter sits on the strap rather than being integrated with it. So, despite this being a great product, I am a bit disappointed that even though I paid more this time I feel the product is a little inferior. Please also note that the Edge 500 is being replaced by the Edge 510 shortly. "
Pros: great functionality
Cons: not as robust as the former package
0points
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 Rocktape Wide Tape (5cm x 5m)
Rocktape Wide Tape (5cm x 5m)
Rocktape 2" Tape has been designed for performance enhancing training. From CrossFit Athletes through to the weekend runner, Rocktape's ability to reduce pain and improve movement will leave you to allow your full performance to shine through.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
5cm RockTape
Posted5 October 2012
Quality 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Value 
4 / 5
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Performance 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
fromWiltshire
Age : 55-64
Gender : Male
" I had a knee injury making it difficult to walk, especially up/down stairs. Use of this tape (watch online video to see how to apply) greatly assisted with the support of the injured knee and allowed it to continue to be used whilst recovery took place.
Take care not to stretch the ends of the tape when applying - as instructed, otherwise it will not stick in place.
Excellent product for assisting with any sports injury, but, remember, it is not a substitute for consulting a medical professional.
"
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AFlesher's Questions
 
 Science in Sport GO Energy Bar - Box of 24 x 65g
Science in Sport GO Energy Bar - Box of 24 x 65g
The nutritious high energy snack that is ideal for athletes and people with active lifestyles.
 

Choice

These boxes are all by specific flavour. I'd really not want to have 24 bars all the same flavour. Have you thought about offering a mixed box of all flavours?
7 years ago
by
AFlesher
Wiltshire
 
AFlesher's Answers
 
 Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Designed for performance cyclists, Edge 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation, so you can get the most from your training and racing. Bundle includes Premium HRM, Speed and Cadence sensors.
 

How many Cadence meters do i need and is it easy to swap between bikes?

You probably need a GSC10 for each bike. I find that monitoring Cadence on road rides is not that useful as you often need to either stop or change gear. So when on my road bike I simply use the GPS to allow the Edge to work out speed etc. On my Turbo trainer the GSC10 is invaluable and it is well worth monitoring Cadence here. Horses for courses really. Edge will hold profiles for a number of different bikes - you just tell it which bike you're on.
8 years, 2 months ago
by
AFlesher
Wiltshire
 
 Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Designed for performance cyclists, Edge 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation, so you can get the most from your training and racing. Bundle includes Premium HRM, Speed and Cadence sensors.
 

The product description mentions the product contains a heart rate monitor. Does it include the strap for the monitor?

The product description mentions the product contains a heart rate monitor. Does it include the strap for the monitor?
Yes it does.
8 years, 2 months ago
by
AFlesher
Wiltshire
 
 Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Designed for performance cyclists, Edge 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation, so you can get the most from your training and racing. Bundle includes Premium HRM, Speed and Cadence sensors.
 

Does the edge 500 come with preloaded maps, particularly for Australia?

Are there any compatibility issues for use in Australia?

Also can I use the HR monitor when I am running?
The Edge 500 doesn't hold maps - just routes. If you really need it to hold a map then look at the 800 series.
8 years, 2 months ago
by
AFlesher
Wiltshire
 
 Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Designed for performance cyclists, Edge 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation, so you can get the most from your training and racing. Bundle includes Premium HRM, Speed and Cadence sensors.
 

Will I need a plug adaptor to use the AC adapter in Australia?

Does the AC adapter come with a UK plug on it? If so I guess I'll need a plug adapter to fit Australian sockets.

But it can also be charged through the USB from a computer right?
The mains plug came with a main unit with 3 or 4 adapters to allow different plug/pin configurations. I do not know whether an Australian version plug is included. The USB lead also charges the Edge from the PC. I have only ever used the main to charge my Edge once in the year I have owned it as the PC keeps it topped up while I am uploading/downloading data and routes. A full charge should keep the Edge alive and working for around 15 hours. I have never seen mine drop its power reserve less than 70% on more than half day rides.
8 years, 2 months ago
by
AFlesher
Wiltshire
 
 Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Designed for performance cyclists, Edge 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation, so you can get the most from your training and racing. Bundle includes Premium HRM, Speed and Cadence sensors.
 

Cadence and speed sensors - both wireless and does speed work on rear wheel?

Yes, the GSC 10 sensor sits on the chain stay and picks up a signal from both the pedal crank (for cadence) and a read spoke (for speed). There is no trouble with wireless loss at this distance as there are with some other wireless speed sensors which force you to monitor the front wheel to avoid wireless drop out.
8 years, 2 months ago
by
AFlesher
Wiltshire
 
 Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Designed for performance cyclists, Edge 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation, so you can get the most from your training and racing. Bundle includes Premium HRM, Speed and Cadence sensors.
 

Does this product allow a route to be pre-loaded prior to a ride and then navigate you around that route?

Yes it does. Routes can be either designed on Garmin Connect (online) or Garmin Training Centre (local PC) or learned from a previous ride.
8 years, 2 months ago
by
AFlesher
Wiltshire
 
 Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Garmin Edge 500 Red with Premium Heart Rate and Cadence
Designed for performance cyclists, Edge 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation, so you can get the most from your training and racing. Bundle includes Premium HRM, Speed and Cadence sensors.
 

Does this edge 500 Red give accurate outside temperature . In the same way that the 800 does..

I have never checked the temperature measurements made on the edge. For my use, temperature is of secondary importance and provides only an indicator of whether it was a hot, warm, cool or cold day on which I took the exercise (i.e. bike ride). Being a degree or two adrift wold not bother me.
8 years, 2 months ago
by
AFlesher
Wiltshire