Owain73
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    23 November 2013
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    30 September 2019
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    23 November 2013
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    29 June 2015
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Owain73's Reviews
 
 Shimano Ultegra RX800 11 Speed Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra RX800 11 Speed Rear Derailleur
With a clutch mechanism that removes unnecessary movement in the derailleur cage and holds chain tension, you can expect precise and accurate shifting from the Shimano Ultegra RX800 Rear Derailleur over rough surfaces.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great product
Posted30 September 2019
fromThetford, Norfolk, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" This replacement rear derailleur has, thanks to the clutch, virtually stopped chain slap and dropped chains! "
Pros: High Quality, Rugged
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Great value for money and superbly designed, these lock on grips must be the best value for money available today. Sold as a pair and available in a range of colours.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Comfy grips
Posted21 May 2019
fromBury St Edmunds
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Easy to fit grips, comfy to use, but not much padding for those wanting a wider grip "
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit, Great Value
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 Fizik Performance Handlebar Tape
Fizik Performance Handlebar Tape
Breathable perforated bar tape with foam padding for a dry, cushioned and grippy feel on the flats and drops. Fizik Performance bar tape is ideal for endurance riding in hot conditions and is available in a range of colours to match your kit theme.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Great tape!
Posted23 February 2016
Quality 
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Performance 
4 / 5
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fromThetford, Norfolk, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Good quality bar tape, easy to apply. Looks great and very comfy. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, Great Value
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great winter top
Posted13 January 2016
fromThetford, Norfolk, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" This is a great winter top, more a jacket than a jersey. The cut of the fabric when upright takes some getting used to as it digs in under the arms, but when on the bike the comfort is excellent. Windproof and reasonably waterproof, most of the time I only need a base layer underneath. It's a warm jacket, so even on cold rides it's performed excellently. "
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
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 Shimano R540 SPD SL Sport Pedals
Shimano R540 SPD SL Sport Pedals
Excellent value SPD-SL compatible road bike pedals for a secure interface with your cycling shoes. Supplied with 6 degree float cleats and sporting a wide profile, Shimano PD-R540 are the perfect introduction to performance road cycling pedals.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Great product
Posted29 June 2015
fromThetford, Norfolk, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Easy to fit, stops wear and tear to your cleats (and stops you sliding about) "
Pros: Good Fit
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 Jagwire Road Pro Complete Gear and Cable Kit
Jagwire Road Pro Complete Gear and Cable Kit
Unyielding performance and powerful braking are the hallmarks of the Racer kit. Designed specifically for road bikes the Racer kit will provide consistent & smooth shifting and amazingly powerful braking.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Great product
Posted24 May 2015
fromThetford, Norfolk, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Good Cabling system, easy to follow instructions, the only downside was the front brake cable wasn't long enough for my disc brakes, it'll be fine for standard brakes. "
Pros: Great Value, Adjustable
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 Shimano WH-R501 Clincher Wheelset
Shimano WH-R501 Clincher Wheelset
The WH-R501 wheelset is a great value clincher wheelset from Shimano with a aerodynamic anodised 24 mm profile rims.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great wheels at the price
Posted18 February 2015
fromThetford, Norfolk, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" A good set of solid training wheels. Having hit a few potholes in the dark, they're pretty bombproof too. An absolute bargain at under £100 for the set. "
Pros: Durable, Good Fit
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The GatorSkin is the ultimate wire bead training & racing tyre where puncture protection is priority. Using the latest technology against flats the GatorSkin range uses an aramid breaker and Duraskin® sidewall ProTection.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great tyre
Posted23 November 2014
fromThetford, Norfolk, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Very good tyre, grips well in poor conditions, and having just ridden the Wiggle Royal Flyer, were one of the few who didn't get any punctures! "
Pros: Versatile, Good Fit
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great fit!
Posted19 August 2014
fromThetford, Norfolk, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Very comfy bib shorts, with good padding where needed. I recently cycled 100 miles without any problems. The wide band around the thighs gives a firm, but not too tight feel. Highly recommended. "
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Unadjustable
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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.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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great product!
Posted23 November 2013
Quality 
5 / 5
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Value 
5 / 5
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Performance 
5 / 5
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Appearance 
5 / 5
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Fit / Size 
5 / 5
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fromThetford, Norfolk, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" A very well fitting jersey. The fleecy lining means that when coupled with just a base layer is sufficient on cold Autumnal days.three rear pockets hold all you'll need, phone and keys fit nicely in the zipped pocket,too. "
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, Good Fit
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 Shimano R540 SPD SL Sport Pedals
Shimano R540 SPD SL Sport Pedals
Excellent value SPD-SL compatible road bike pedals for a secure interface with your cycling shoes. Supplied with 6 degree float cleats and sporting a wide profile, Shimano PD-R540 are the perfect introduction to performance road cycling pedals.
 

Girl1992

I have a junior road bike will these fit?
Yes, the majority of bikes use the same pedal thread, so all pedals should fit all bikes!
5 years, 6 months ago
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Owain73
Thetford, Norfolk, UK
 
 Shimano R540 SPD SL Sport Pedals
Shimano R540 SPD SL Sport Pedals
Excellent value SPD-SL compatible road bike pedals for a secure interface with your cycling shoes. Supplied with 6 degree float cleats and sporting a wide profile, Shimano PD-R540 are the perfect introduction to performance road cycling pedals.
 

Can you alter the angle on the cleats?

Yes, just loosen the cleat bolts on the bottom of the shoe, adjust the angle and re-tighten
5 years, 6 months ago
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Owain73
Thetford, Norfolk, UK
 
 Shimano WH-R501 Clincher Wheelset
Shimano WH-R501 Clincher Wheelset
The WH-R501 wheelset is a great value clincher wheelset from Shimano with a aerodynamic anodised 24 mm profile rims.
 

No rim tape?

My rims arrived with some sort of a blue plastic liner. Is that something new they do now in place of traditional rim tape?
Yes, that's the new rim tape style. I had the same on my old wheels, too.
5 years, 10 months ago
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Owain73
Thetford, Norfolk, UK
 
The GatorSkin is the ultimate wire bead training & racing tyre where puncture protection is priority. Using the latest technology against flats the GatorSkin range uses an aramid breaker and Duraskin® sidewall ProTection.
 

Having just had my first puncture and with winter now here can I swap my 23mm tyres for 25mm Gatorskins & still use the same rims & tubes ?

Yes, shouldn't be a problem
6 years, 1 month ago
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Owain73
Thetford, Norfolk, UK
 
The GatorSkin is the ultimate wire bead training & racing tyre where puncture protection is priority. Using the latest technology against flats the GatorSkin range uses an aramid breaker and Duraskin® sidewall ProTection.
 

Best width for hybrid

I have wide hybrid tyres on my bike currently, but keen to replace for something a bit thinner and more puncture resistant. I ride around London so dont want to go too thin with the terrible roads, and i'm not too fussed about speed.

rims are 622X17
current tyre is 700X45C

I was thinking 32s, but could I get away with narrower?

Any advise would be great.
I think they do a 27mm wide version that should fit ok
6 years, 1 month ago
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Owain73
Thetford, Norfolk, UK
 
The GatorSkin is the ultimate wire bead training & racing tyre where puncture protection is priority. Using the latest technology against flats the GatorSkin range uses an aramid breaker and Duraskin® sidewall ProTection.
 

How many miles would you expect these tyres to last for?

Had these tyres for a few months and (touch wood) no punctures yet. Just wondering how long they might last for before wearing out.
My last set lasted 1200-1400 miles
6 years, 1 month ago
by
Owain73
Thetford, Norfolk, UK
 
 dhb Core S Jersey
dhb Core S Jersey
A competitively priced Roubaix jersey for cyclists who are starting out in winter.
 

Another sizing question

I am tallish (180cm) but pretty slim (36" chest, 31" waist). The Small looks like it would be too short but the Medium to big. Which would you suggest?
Medium, I went for a small, but was a tight fit( I'm a 32" waist)
7 years, 1 month ago
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Owain73
Thetford, Norfolk, UK