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Kask Bambino TT helmet review

The Kask Bambino helmet is an expensive aero helmet. Despite its price (£299) it has become quite popular, probably because of its use by Sky procycling team. The logic is that Sky must have spent quite a bit of money on wind tunnel tests. If it’s good enough for the likes of Froome and Wiggins, […]

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Cheap inner tubes

After a double puncture, I bought a new spare inner tube from a local bike shop. It was £5.95. I saw this offer of £18.99 for 10 inner tubes, so I bought. They arrived in one day, and they just come in small plastic bag with no label. I haven’t actually used in a wheel […]

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Zipp 808 Firecrest review

I’ve had a pair of Zipp 404 since 2006. They are a good versatile wheelset. They are lightweight 1,250grams – so I was able to use in hillclimbs for several seasons (Until I got some Zipp 202s), but the deep rim profile is also aerodynamic. 404s are a good all rounder. The Firecrest 404s are […]

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SIS 1 litre wide water bottle – review

For this years 100 mile TT I was worried about carrying enough water. I’m pretty thin and generally don’t feel the heat, but dehdyration can be very costly.  I was still hoping to get by without relying on a helper. This means trying to work out how to carry enough drink for four hours. Earlier […]

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Oakley Radarlock review

I was sent a pair of Oakley Radarlock for review. They retail at a whopping £176.00.  I wouldn’t pay that amount of sunglasses for fear I would lose them. But, I was happy to get a free review copy. I wear glasses pretty much all year. If I go out on a ride, you always […]

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Cycling Science – review

Cycling Science is a book with lots of data and investigation into the science behind cycling – aerodynamics, power, stability, materials. I was sent a free review copy by Frances Lincoln publishers and quite enjoyed reading it. Firstly, the cycling book market is quite crowded. It’s always hard to come up with something new, Cycling […]

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Cycle Products of the Year

The good, the bad and the superb. A look back at new products I’ve bought over the past year. Think of it like those end of year Prize awards which are all too common at this time of the year, but without the embarrassing speeches. Overall Best Product of the year – Assos Uno bib […]

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Torq Energy Bars

Torq energy products review

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Torq Recovery Products

Recently, I received three new Torq recovery products. I’ve been using them for past couple of weeks. Torq Recovery Torq Recovery Plus.  A hot cocoa drink – which is designed for more intense training sessions – designed to be taken twice a day. TORQ Energy Natural Organic – higher in carbohydrates. Based on a flavourless […]

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Best Padded Cycling Shorts

Best Padded Cycling Shorts

There are a few Eureka moments in cycling. – Like when you can master the art of cycling no hands, when you realise you can actually cycle three miles to work and still live to tell the tale, when you realise it’s an awfully lot more comfortable to wear proper cycling shorts than jeans and […]

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Topeak Pocket Race Mini Pump

The Topeak  Race Rocket mini pump can pump tyres unto 120psi, but still fits in to your back pocket. I bought this in Ramsbottom Cycle Shop. I went to buy a track pump (because I’d forgotten to bring). They didn’t have a track pump but I left buying this on the basis that it blows […]

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