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 Topeak iPhone 4/4s Drybag
Topeak iPhone 4/4s Drybag
A great way to keep your iPhone handy for communication or to use as a GPS during longer rides. Available in White or Black.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Dry iPhone in a bag
Posted24 February 2013
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Value 
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Performance 
3 / 5
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Fit / Size 
4 / 5
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fromShrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Topeak have designed and produced an effective solution if you wish to use your iPhone as a bike GPS.
Waterproof, at least in the rain showers and mist I been through, and secure, at least on the dumpy pot holed A and B road I ride on.
Well worth the money... Still invested in a Garmin 500 as iPhone battery not up to the longer rides :-)
Now use this to stay in touch with the real world on rides.
Worth noting as with all 'smartphones' if your wearing gloves you can not use your touchscreen. Though without the gloves accuracy os slighty reduced in the Topeak, but not annoyingly so. "
Pros: Great Value, Good Fit
Cons: Bulky
+1point
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 Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
The ultimate safety Light. Fibre Flare uses the latest super-bright fibre optic technology in a flexible tube with multiple attachment options. Versatile design allows this product to be mounted on seat posts, chainstays, bags or clothing.
 
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5 / 5
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RESPECT on a bendy stick
Posted8 November 2012
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fromShrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Having fitted this to the rear of my Rixen Kaul rucksack and set it to strobe, set out on my usual glommy 12.5 mile commute through urban streets and down fast A roads.
Imagine my atonishment when cars, vans, trucks and BUSES, were leaving their lane to overtake me !!!!
If I had to try and empirically test this, I'd say I have gained another metre of riding space at least since fitting this.
Having just riden the 12.5 miles back in the dark, it works as well, if not better. The more thinking time you give drivers the more respect thier able to give you.
Cycle in the dark....get one. Oh and its bendy :-) "
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, High Quality, Rugged, Adjustable, Versatile, bright
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 Schwalbe Durano Plus Performance Folding Road Tyre 2014
Schwalbe Durano Plus Performance Folding Road Tyre 2014
Maximum puncture protection for race machines!
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
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Reflective but not reassuring
Posted3 November 2012
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fromShrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" Wanted winter tyres with reflective sidewalls, these do that, at a price.However the 25mile daily commute doesn't feel as nice as it used to.
Tyres are quite heavy and feel unresponsive at times, not as confident leaning the bike as usual. They just dont feel as 'sticky' as my usual cheap Bontagers :-( they also look 'tired' after only 300 miles or so, I've little faith they'll make it through the winter.
In summary, expensive, and hardwork! I'm buying a fibreflare rear light and hoping these wear out quick. "
Pros: reflective sidewalls
Cons: Expensive, unresponsive
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 Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
The ultimate safety Light. Fibre Flare uses the latest super-bright fibre optic technology in a flexible tube with multiple attachment options. Versatile design allows this product to be mounted on seat posts, chainstays, bags or clothing.
 

Could the Fibre Flare shorty be mounted on a Rock Shock Tora fork?

Good question, all comes down to size, has the lower section of the suspension got about 12cm of height to seperate the fixing bands.

Reckon the bands themselves would stretch but may well be at thier limits.... but we all know the double ziplock trick :-)
8 years, 5 months ago
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TCATDave
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
 
 Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
The ultimate safety Light. Fibre Flare uses the latest super-bright fibre optic technology in a flexible tube with multiple attachment options. Versatile design allows this product to be mounted on seat posts, chainstays, bags or clothing.
 

Are there 1 or 2 flares in the mini?

The picture shows 2 flares, but the details do not indicate quantity.
Picture now shows four, in all the optional colours :-) You get one in the pack, your choice of colour!
8 years, 5 months ago
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TCATDave
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
 
 Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
The ultimate safety Light. Fibre Flare uses the latest super-bright fibre optic technology in a flexible tube with multiple attachment options. Versatile design allows this product to be mounted on seat posts, chainstays, bags or clothing.
 

Are blue or green road legal?

I thought you were only meant to use such coloured lights if you're a response vehicle or doctor respectively.
Correct, red to rear, white to front, yellow can be used for pedal reflectors front and rear.
8 years, 5 months ago
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TCATDave
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
 
 Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
The ultimate safety Light. Fibre Flare uses the latest super-bright fibre optic technology in a flexible tube with multiple attachment options. Versatile design allows this product to be mounted on seat posts, chainstays, bags or clothing.
 

How long is this Flare Shorty Light?

The lit section is about 10 cms long, the total about 15 cms. Think the product details give the external dimensions :-)
8 years, 5 months ago
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TCATDave
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
 
 Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
Fibre Flare Shorty Side Light
The ultimate safety Light. Fibre Flare uses the latest super-bright fibre optic technology in a flexible tube with multiple attachment options. Versatile design allows this product to be mounted on seat posts, chainstays, bags or clothing.
 

Is it waterproof?

Water resistant I'd guess... the information in the pack mentions checking the batteries compartments at each end after it gets wet.

Certainly dealing with road spray fine, and silicon rubber caps are firm and seal well.
8 years, 5 months ago
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TCATDave
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
 
 Schwalbe Durano Plus Performance Folding Road Tyre 2014
Schwalbe Durano Plus Performance Folding Road Tyre 2014
Maximum puncture protection for race machines!
 

Will these tyres fit my bike

I have Mavic Cosmic Elite 700 x 23 on my road bike and I'm looking for a good quality puncture resistant winter tyre - will these fit my wheels?
Using Mavic Equpe 700 and these went on fine with my usual plastic tyre levers and a bit of vocal persuasion :-)
8 years, 5 months ago
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TCATDave
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK