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Products you LOVE and meet/exceed your expectations

Old 07-08-10, 04:29 PM
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Products you LOVE and meet/exceed your expectations

This is the companion thread to the "buyers remorse" thread, as I have not seen anyone else post it.

I will start....feel free to add your own list, with a brief explanation.

1. Halo Headband - works just like it should, and very comfortable, works especially well on these hot humid summer days.

2. Clipless Pedals (I like my looks but I suspect any of them beat toe clips/straps/slotted cleats)

3. Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires - Handle great and decent flat resistance.

4. Performance Ultra shorts - decent product at a great price, especially combined with sale and coupons, can be had for about 40 bucks.

5. Bikeforums.net - need I say more?

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Old 07-08-10, 04:43 PM
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5. Bikeforums.net - need I say more?
Yeah! Pay your membership fee, then all that changes!
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Old 07-08-10, 04:52 PM
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Specialized

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3T

Fizik

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Old 07-08-10, 04:55 PM
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Sram chains, pedros allen wrenches and other tools, zefal hp series pumps, fizik bar tape, vittoria tires...
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+1 on the clipless pedals

Mavic Ksyrium Equipes: I forgot the front wheel behind my mom's car after a race. She backed over the rim, and then went back over it so I could get it, and it's still true! I just had to do a minor true to the rear wheel after 2000 miles. Great wheels.
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Old 07-08-10, 05:05 PM
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Sedi shoes. My feet think they're having sex

Pedro tire levers. Unbreakable.
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Old 07-08-10, 05:07 PM
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Sidi Ergo 2 shoes. Saris Powertap Ant+ with the Joule 2.0. Scott Addict. Ultegra 6700. Zipp wheels in general. Dura Ace 2850 CL wheels.
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Old 07-08-10, 05:28 PM
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~SRM. Suffering before was never this much fun.
~Dura Ace C50 clinchers--not light, but slicker than owl poo at speed.
~Specialized Avatar saddle. I didn't think I'd ever find anything as comfortable as my well-worn Brooks B17, but...
~Dura Ace 7800 drivetrain & brakes. After 5 years and 25-30K miles, a few cable sets, a few more cassettes, and probably a score of chains, the shifters & derailleurs (f&r) are oxydized by the sea air and patina from wear, but still shift flawlessly with only minor adjustment & cleaning. I've had spares waiting in the wings for months now, but they don't seem to wear out.
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Old 07-08-10, 05:41 PM
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Oh yeah, I've been more than pleased by anything 600/ultegra or dura ace.
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Clipless pedals

garmin edge 705
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Craft WS Thermal Jacket
Smartwool socks
Specialized Body Geometry gloves
SPD-SL pedals
KMC chains
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
Sedi shoes. My feet think they're having sex

Pedro tire levers. breakable.
FIFY. Still. they're good levers. But I did break one a few weeks ago.
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I agree with all of the above and would add Pearl Izumi bibs and jerseys....they are not expensive and they fit.
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Old 07-08-10, 06:26 PM
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Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack. If your clincher tires are really difficult to get on your rim, this tool works wonders.
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Superfeet yellow inserts for my Sidis.

Clif Shot Bloks. Sits easy on the stomach.

My Barloworld full zipper jersey.
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cervelo s2, i'm loving the new ride.
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Vuelta wheels

Nashbar Premium bibs (longer inseam)

ViewPoint rear blinky for nighttime commute (got them for $4 each on sale at PB)

Macigshine headlight - there is nothing better if you're going $ per lumen
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Vuelta wheels

Nashbar Premium bibs (longer inseam)

ViewPoint rear blinky for nighttime commute (got them for $4 each on sale at PB)

Macigshine headlight - there is nothing better if you're going $ per lumen
+1 for the Magicshine, I accidentally left that off the list.
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In no particular order

1. Conti 4000S tires
2. SRAM Rival
3. Magicshine light
4. Halo skull cap
5. Capo jerseys and bibs
6. Assos FI Uno bibs
7. Keo Pedals
8. Sidi Genius 5.5
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eBay carbon frame and fork - amazing for $390
Voler bibs (from Hammer Nutrition) - great cheap bibs
Motobecane Outcast 29er - great bike for $350
Performance Bike Forte tires - works very well for the price
Performance Bike Forte wheelset - very durable and "light" for price
Bell Furio helmet - light and cheap, however, ventilation is never a big issue for me
$17 eBay Ti skewers (very light) - great for the price
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52t.

My whole bike actually.
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Performance Bike Forte tires - works very well for the price
+1. If I were concerned with weight, maybe not a good deal, but every model of Forte tire I've used has far exceeded expectations. Too bad they discontinued the VersaTrac.
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giant TCR frame: lighter, stiffer and somehow more forgiving than my old trek

pedro tire iron: yet to break it even on conti tires

forte inner tube: cheapie but goodie

conti gatorskin: ran over broken glass and all sort of sh-t, not even a mark on the rubber/flat

FSA compact omega: spending way more time on the drop vs ergo, 40bucks which is a steal

edit: neuvation r28 wheelset: 1500g, ran over tons of bumps, still true

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Old 07-08-10, 07:24 PM
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Continental Gatorskins and

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Michelin Lithion tires
Park floor pump
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