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    31 August 2012
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    8 July 2014
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    14 September 2012
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    13 November 2013
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    18 November 2012
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    14 September 2012
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    21 November 2013
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 dhb Long Sleeve Momentum Jersey
dhb Long Sleeve Momentum Jersey
Super soft, ultra warm, there will be no stopping the momentum! Mid-weight slim fitting, fully featured cycling jersey.
 
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Essential winter clothing
Posted19 September 2012
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fromLeicester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" I have worn this a few times now due to the recent colder weather and am most impressed. I have bought a few dhb products now and find this is the same good quality that I associate with the brand. The zip functions well and the pockets are large and accessible.
I was kept warm and comfortable, with no bunching or riding up at the waist and arms. Unlike some jerseys I have owned this one seems to fit so well that it is easy to forget you are wearing it.
I am 5'10", 11 1/2 stone, 32" waist and 40" chest. I ordered both medium and large but the large fitted best. My experience with dhb is to go up a size from normal with jerseys based on my stats.
In fact the only criticism I can offer about dhb products is that the logo isn't bigger and flashier, but I suspect that makes me a saddo, and it wont matter when I am being kept warm this winter. "
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
+2points
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 Castelli Diluvio Overshoes
Castelli Diluvio Overshoes
Light, weatherproof overshoes with a 3mm Neoprene construction and thermo welded seams to seal out the wind and rain. When your training plan pitches you against torrential rain and freezing cold, Diluvio (Flood) overshoes keep you dry and in control.
 
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For Fashionistas
Posted15 September 2012
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fromLeicester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" These kept me fairly dry and warm during a recent ride where there was much rain lashing about. It seems to me that the neoprene will let a small amount of water through but not enough to be concerned about, and think this is how neoprene works anyway with wetsuits.
I am size 42 in Shimano road shoes and L/XL fits well, they go on easy just don't force them. Think these will do the job this winter and have not noticed any holes or other problems in the handful of times i have worn them.
I am a sucker for the castelli logo, which on these overshoes screams out 'look at me'! "
+2points
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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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Top marks to dhb for this jacket
Posted14 September 2012
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fromLeicester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" Wore this jersey for the first time today during an early morning 50 miler. It really does what it says in terms of keeping the wind out. I felt, comfortable and warm- cocooned even- but not to the point of overheat.
I opened the chest zips at one point and that cooled my pits down nicely. The arm and collar lengths of the large size are perfect for me.
I am 5'10", 11 1/2 stone, 32" waist and 40" chest. I ordered both medium and large but the large fitted best. My experience with dhb is to go up a size from normal with jerseys based on my stats.
This will be my go-to winter jacket "
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
+15points
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 Pace SuperRoubaix Windproof Padded Bib Tight
Pace SuperRoubaix Windproof Padded Bib Tight
Our warmest Super Roubaix Bib Tights for coldest conditions. This premium product is a platform above our award winning dhb Merston range, featuring windproof knee panel and Italian Super Roubaix in the body - the daddy of winter brushed fabrics.
 
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Excellent quality product
Posted14 September 2012
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fromLeicester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" Wore these today for a 50 mile morning ride and was most impressed. Very comfortable and warm, the knee fabric certainly keeps the cold off. The pad I must say is every bit as good as the one in a certain swiss brand of shorts I have, but at a much cheaper cost.
They look and feel great on, no bunching or pressure felt behind the knees. The zip is low enough to make things a lot easier when it comes to stops
I am 5'10" tall with a 32-33" waist and medium fits perfectly. my experience with dhb is go up a size with jackets but stick with your regular size with shorts and tights. "
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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 dhb Core S Jersey
dhb Core S Jersey
A competitively priced Roubaix jersey for cyclists who are starting out in winter.
 
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Super Jersey
Posted10 September 2012
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fromLeicester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Was a bit overcast and windy yesterday so wore this recently purchased jersey. I was really impressed with how comfortable and warm it kept me without overheating.
I am 5'10" tall, 40" chest, 32" waist and 11 1/2 stone. I ordered both a large and medium to see which size fitted best and the large was perfect. based on my stats I would advise go up a size on normal
The pockets were fine for the stuff that we all like to stuff in there and the zip feels sturdy and operated smoothly.
This jersey may not be top of the DHB range, but its performance is definately not bargain basement. "
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
+5points
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look good but wont stay still
Posted31 August 2012
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fromLeicester, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" The glasses look good and were quite cheap, but unfortunately they slide down my nose just enough to let light in over the top when sweat starts to break. I traded up from a pair from lidl which cost me 7 quid and they never moved so a little disappointed but would still recommend them- maybe I don't have a big nose.... "
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Lightweight
Cons: Poor Fit
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 KMC X10 Vivid 10 Speed Chain
KMC X10 Vivid 10 Speed Chain
KMC introduces the Vivid series, which is compatible with any 10 speed system and comes with a full nickel outer plate plus a coloured pin and inner plate (white or black). The X-Bridge system provides smoother and more precise gear shifts also.
 

number of links

I use an x10 chain on my Boardman with a 105 chainset and cassette and looking to replace soon.

What is the difference between a 112 and a 114 link chain?
8 years ago
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ballypete
Leicester, UK
 
 Mavic Ksyrium Elite S Alloy Clincher Wheelset
Mavic Ksyrium Elite S Alloy Clincher Wheelset
A perfect blend of lightness and strength that's the Ksyrium Elite S clincher wheels. Great for training or racing, these wheels are more than capable of taking the stress and strain you'll put them through. Fitted with Yksion tyres also.
 

back in stock?

Hi Wiggle,

when are you getting some more of these wheels in stock? Doesn't feel right going somewhere else to buy them!
8 years ago
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ballypete
Leicester, UK
 
 Garmin Edge 800 GPS Performance &amp; Navigation Bundle
Garmin Edge 800 GPS Performance & Navigation Bundle
Make the most of every ride with Edge 800 - the ultimate touchscreen GPS bike computer for training, touring and on the trail.
 

Does the heart rate monitor come with the soft strap

How is the heart rate monitor that comes with the performance bundle attach to the body? Does it come with the soft strap or another method.
8 years, 3 months ago
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ballypete
Leicester, UK
 
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 Castelli Estremo Winter Cycling Gloves
Castelli Estremo Winter Cycling Gloves
Designed for the coldest deep-winter cycling conditions. The Estremo Glove is constructed from a Gore Windstopper X-Fast fabric combined with a DWR water repellent treatment that will keep you riding your bike in all conditions.
 

sizing

Does the sizing chart accurately apply to these gloves by castelli ,as i take a large for most companies in jerseys but always have to size up to a x large with castelli ,does the same apply to their gloves?
Thanks Rick
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Hi Rick,
I also have to size up with Castelli from Medium to large, and its the same for me with their gloves- My hands are a medium in other brands of gloves but a large in Estremo- so in your case I advise you go for L/XL
7 years, 3 months ago
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ballypete
Leicester, UK
 
 Castelli Estremo Winter Cycling Gloves
Castelli Estremo Winter Cycling Gloves
Designed for the coldest deep-winter cycling conditions. The Estremo Glove is constructed from a Gore Windstopper X-Fast fabric combined with a DWR water repellent treatment that will keep you riding your bike in all conditions.
 

Rain?

Are they good in the wet?
West coast of Ireland Rain + wind.
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Hi tpn71

Yes they are good in both. as water resistant as my Diluvio gloves, but much warmer in sub-zero temperatures.
7 years, 3 months ago
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ballypete
Leicester, UK
 
 Castelli Estremo Overshoes
Castelli Estremo Overshoes
Pure protection for sub-zero temperatures, driving rain and Arctic winds. The Estremo overshoe features a rubber textured surface for weatherproofing, warmth and durability - seal out the elements and keep numbness at bay on long winter road rides.
 

Sizing for Sidi shoes

Should I go for XL or XXL when I have size 45 in Sidi Ergo 3?
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Hi R1CH,

you gotta go for XXL, anything smaller you wont get it on your shoe.
7 years, 3 months ago
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ballypete
Leicester, UK
 
 Castelli Exclusive Diluvio Shoe Cover 16 Stealth
Castelli Exclusive Diluvio Shoe Cover 16 Stealth
The Diluvio comes with a 16cm cuff to protect the lower leg from wheel spray and the opening on the bottom is designed to work with a Road shoe.
 

how low cold can it resist ( to what extent can these covers keep the frost out),

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hi Urguy,

These are excellent overshoes, but 0 degrees C and below and cold will get into your toes after half an hours riding
7 years, 3 months ago
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ballypete
Leicester, UK
 
 Castelli Estremo Overshoes
Castelli Estremo Overshoes
Pure protection for sub-zero temperatures, driving rain and Arctic winds. The Estremo overshoe features a rubber textured surface for weatherproofing, warmth and durability - seal out the elements and keep numbness at bay on long winter road rides.
 

What size in this product would best match a Carnac size 44 shoe? Thank you!

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Hi Nimax

go for the largest size possible XXL. I am size 42 shoe and they L/XL only just fits.
7 years, 3 months ago
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ballypete
Leicester, UK
 
 Castelli Estremo Overshoes
Castelli Estremo Overshoes
Pure protection for sub-zero temperatures, driving rain and Arctic winds. The Estremo overshoe features a rubber textured surface for weatherproofing, warmth and durability - seal out the elements and keep numbness at bay on long winter road rides.
 

Size for Lake CX236C

Hi I ordered the Estremo size S. Following the guidelines it told me that I should ordered S. Turned out S is too small.

I'm wearing Lake CX236C size 40.

Which size of the Estremo I should go for?

Thank you so much for the help/
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Hi mysrh,

you will need the medium at least with the size and model of shoe
7 years, 3 months ago
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ballypete
Leicester, UK
 
 Castelli Gabba Windstopper Rain Jersey
Castelli Gabba Windstopper Rain Jersey
A fully protective wind and waterproof jersey built from the latest innovation in fabric technology; Windstopper X-Lite Plus. Tested and developed by the Cervelo Test Team, the Gabba jersey is a breakthrough in comfort and wet weather protection.
 

Sizing Help pls

I am 5' 11", 32 inch waist, 37 inch chest, What size jersey would I need?
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Hi Designman,

Your stats are thereabouts the same as mine and I find the large fits perfectly, and allows a baselayer or jersey to be comfortably worn underneath
7 years, 3 months ago
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ballypete
Leicester, UK
 
 Castelli Prima Glove
Castelli Prima Glove
Road cycling gloves with a breathable and high wicking coolmax fabric construction. Featuring a silicone grip palm for a more connected feel and conductive touch technology fingertips to allow for convenient use of touch screen devices during activity.
 

Under gloves

Can these be worn as under gloves to the castelli diluvio gloves?
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I would not advise you to wear an underglove with the Diluvio neoprene gloves. If the gloves are not a snug and tight fit then you have the wrong size. It is the neoprene contact with the skin that makes damp hands feel dry-and keeps them warm
7 years, 3 months ago
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ballypete
Leicester, UK
 
 Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Sunglasses
Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Sunglasses
Flak Jacket XLJ sunglasses take clarity and innovation to the next level with the latest in performance technology. World-class athletes drove Oakley to create innovation after innovation, including interchangeable lenses with unbeatable optical clarity.
 

Are these also suitable for women?

I'm finding it very hard to find a decent pair of women's glasses, would prefer Oakleys and these look ideal but wondered if they would be too large for a woman's face?
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There isn't a great deal of difference between the male and female specific glasses particularly, other than the size of the nose bridge which is narrower on female models.

The main factor is the difference between the bone structure of male and female faces. To sum up, what really matters is the size of your face. Would advise you try a pair on at your LBS first.
7 years, 8 months ago
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ballypete
Leicester, UK
 
 

Data Cards for Garmin Edge

Do I need to buy data cards for the UK & Europe for the Edge 810
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Everything you need is supplied with this bundle. I bought one recently and with the maps supplied was able to navigate from John O'groats to lands End without getting lost once.
7 years, 9 months ago
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ballypete
Leicester, UK