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08-10-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,525
Posted By sw20

I like to do Box Hill after Barhatch Lane, makes...

I like to do Box Hill after Barhatch Lane, makes Box Hill seem flat :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 744
Posted By sw20

I used to suffer from lower back pain around the...

I used to suffer from lower back pain around the 35-40 mile mark, I shortened my stem by 10mm and fixed it, never had an issue since!
08-10-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,525
Posted By sw20

I live in the Surrey Hills so have been fortunate...

I live in the Surrey Hills so have been fortunate or unfortunate to have ridden all of these, the top 10 and the ones that didn't make the list! Some great climbs and views!...
07-17-22, 02:30 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 4,724
Posted By sw20

I'm from the UK, these are my cycling pants ...

I'm from the UK, these are my cycling pants
https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-czjuat90w4/images/stencil/1024x1024/products/874/1455/Bike%20Shorts%20front%20lg2__22953.1526752232.jpg?c=2
06-29-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By sw20

I use Swisstop Flash Evo Black Prince on my...

I use Swisstop Flash Evo Black Prince on my carbon wheels, can't say I noticed any difference in stopping power compared to my alloy wheels. My carbon wheels have only seen dry weather though!
05-23-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,084
Posted By sw20

If your buddy does this, he's not your buddy

If your buddy does this, he's not your buddy
04-29-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,382
Posted By sw20

Buying a used bike in the dark is not a good...

Buying a used bike in the dark is not a good idea.... as you found out.
04-26-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,892
Posted By sw20

wut?

wut?
04-02-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,360
Posted By sw20

I tried rock n roll gold after all the good...

I tried rock n roll gold after all the good reviews, I thought it was the worst lube I've used! Chain sounded bone dry after using it! Best dry lube I've used is Muc Off C3
03-23-22, 01:38 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 44,169
Posted By sw20

I found this to be the worst lube I've used, used...

I found this to be the worst lube I've used, used it a few times and had the noisiest drive train everytime, sounded like the chain was completely dry. Switched to Muc Off C3 Ceramic which IMHO is...
03-23-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By sw20

Strava

Strava
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By sw20

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/prime-rr-50-v3-carbon-cli...

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/prime-rr-50-v3-carbon-clincher-wheelset?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=103635754&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=base&gclid=CjwKCAjwoduRBhA4EiwACL5RP26DNjgMT...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,427
Posted By sw20

I've always ridden 28s but recently upgraded to...

I've always ridden 28s but recently upgraded to 19mm internal and 27.5mm external wheels. I went with 25s and can say I haven't noticed any difference in comfort whatsoever.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By sw20

Thanks guys, Evos it is then.

Thanks guys, Evos it is then.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By sw20

Brake pads for 27.5mm wide rims

will be fitting my new wheels soon but need to get some brake pads, what carbon brake pads are you guys using? I have been looking at the Swisstop Flash Pro Black Prince and the Flash Evo, the only...
02-13-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 913
Posted By sw20

my Ultegra lasted 2k before it started creaking,...

my Ultegra lasted 2k before it started creaking, ended up replacing with a new one, hoping it last longer than the last one!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By sw20

I have a speed sensor on my rear hub and can...

I have a speed sensor on my rear hub and can honestly say I haven't noticed any imbalance whatsoever.
01-14-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By sw20

I had a Cat Eye Strada Slim before getting my...

I had a Cat Eye Strada Slim before getting my Garmin, never had any issues with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,763
Posted By sw20

My go to winter bibs: ...

My go to winter bibs:
https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/shop/mens-core-winter-tights-with-pad/product/CPD02XXBLK
11-21-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By sw20

Ordered plenty from both Wiggle and Pro Bike Kit,...

Ordered plenty from both Wiggle and Pro Bike Kit, never had any issues with either, a lot of stuff from Wiggle came faster than expected and PBK have some really good deals!
11-12-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,494
Posted By sw20

https://d2d22nphq0yz8t.cloudfront.net/4190f681-07c...

https://d2d22nphq0yz8t.cloudfront.net/4190f681-07cb-43aa-92d2-6096b01e7b62/https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/media/catalog/product/s/l/sl_r_hero_image_cropped.jpg/mxw_2048,f_auto
11-03-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,262
Posted By sw20

I just bought these, got them in the sale for...

I just bought these, got them in the sale for £420, haven't fitted them yet as will save them for the summer, but couldn't resist as they were cheap and had really good reviews!...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By sw20

I have these and they kept my feet warm...

I have these and they kept my feet warm throughout the UK winter, I sized up and they are still a PITA to put on and take off, in heavy rain my feet got wet but i suppose they're not really designed...
10-26-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,455
Posted By sw20

just seen this on youtube, looks like there...

just seen this on youtube, looks like there should be enough for track pump!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O86iW2TqZS4
10-24-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,455
Posted By sw20

65mm would be the ideal solution but I can't find...

65mm would be the ideal solution but I can't find any inner tubes that are 65 or even 70mm. Will buy a 60mm and see if that works for my track pump, out on the road I use co2 and have a Specialized...
10-19-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,455
Posted By sw20

60mm or 80mm presta valves for 50mm rims?

what length presta valves do everyone use for their 50mm rims? just bit the bullet on some new wheels so need to new tubes!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,815
Posted By sw20

Because I could buy a brand new carbon R8000...

Because I could buy a brand new carbon R8000 equipped bike for around £2000, why would I buy a beat up bike that cost 5K when new unless it was immaculate and looked after?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,815
Posted By sw20

If I was spending 2k on a bike I would buy new....

If I was spending 2k on a bike I would buy new. If I was buying a used bike for 2k, that bike would have to be immaculate regardless of what it cost when new!
10-06-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,506
Posted By sw20

I swapped my aluminum seat post for a carbon one...

I swapped my aluminum seat post for a carbon one and noticed zero difference in comfort! Dropping tyre pressure was far more effective and a hell of a lot more cheaper!
09-28-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,655
Posted By sw20

my Garmin 530 performance bundle, wish I had...

my Garmin 530 performance bundle, wish I had bought one sooner!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By sw20

I bought new shoes via mail order, make sure...

I bought new shoes via mail order, make sure whatever retailer you are buying from have a good return policy! The first pair cost me £15 to return, luckily the 2nd pair I ordered had free returns,...
09-09-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By sw20

Another vote for Garmin, really impressed with my...

Another vote for Garmin, really impressed with my 530 so far, if that is out of your price range what about the 1st gen Wahoo Bolt? In the UK you can get the Bolt for about £45 more than the Bryton.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,442
Posted By sw20

bikedataone has some interesting looking apps

bikedataone has some interesting looking apps
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,495
Posted By sw20

I had some Corsa G+ and they were puncture...

I had some Corsa G+ and they were puncture magnets! Getting 4 punctures on a single 40 mile ride was the final straw! I swapped them out for some GP5000's never looked back since!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,453
Posted By sw20

I bought a bike without test riding it, I spent...

I bought a bike without test riding it, I spent ages comparing geometry charts to check they were similar to my current bike before buying though!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,442
Posted By sw20

Received my 530 performance bundle yesterday and...

Received my 530 performance bundle yesterday and took it for a quick test ride, have to say very impressed so far, cadence, speed and hr monitor all setup easily, set up of unit itself was a little...
08-31-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,002
Posted By sw20

I do fast downhills on both the hoods and the...

I do fast downhills on both the hoods and the drops, some are quite bumpy and have never had an issue on either. I have to admit that braking is noticeably stronger from the drops though.
08-30-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,002
Posted By sw20

When I got my first road bike I spent most of my...

When I got my first road bike I spent most of my time on the hoods, and if I ever got down in the drops it would be literally for 30 seconds before getting back on the hoods. When I upgraded my bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,442
Posted By sw20

I've just ordered a 530, really wanted a Bolt V2...

I've just ordered a 530, really wanted a Bolt V2 bundle but stock issues and negative reviews made me go for the 530, if there had been lots of good reviews I would've waited for the Bolt. DC...
08-23-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By sw20

I prefer the core jersey to the classic! The...

I prefer the core jersey to the classic! The lightweight summer jersey is super comfy too!
08-23-21, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By sw20

I have the core bibs and they are very comfy,...

I have the core bibs and they are very comfy, they use the same pad as they classic kit ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By sw20

I used to suffer with really bad back pain after...

I used to suffer with really bad back pain after about 2.5 - 3 hours in the saddle, I tried stretching, core exercises nothing worked, I ended up trying a 10mm shorter stem, best £10 I ever spent! No...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,442
Posted By sw20

Thanks for the updates, the UI and button layout...

Thanks for the updates, the UI and button layout is what is pushing me to the Bolt, I also prefer the look of the Bolt but like all of the additional features of the 530, how much I would actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,442
Posted By sw20

Thats good to hear, think I'm leaning towards the...

Thats good to hear, think I'm leaning towards the Bolt just for the ease of use, I also like prefer the look of the button layout, but I'm sure tomorrow I'll lean towards the Garmin for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,442
Posted By sw20

About to bite the bullet on either the 530 or...

About to bite the bullet on either the 530 or Bolt V2, still undecided on which one, never had a gps bike computer before so nothing to compare it with! Am leaning towards the Bolt because of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,735
Posted By sw20

Another vote for GP5000!

Another vote for GP5000!
08-03-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,199
Posted By sw20

I have a pair with boas and another with laces,...

I have a pair with boas and another with laces, once they're on, I've never needed to adjust either pair, the boas are quicker to put on. The pair with laces have a elastic strap on the tongue to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,912
Posted By sw20

Steer well clear, but give me your friends...

Steer well clear, but give me your friends contact details :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,318
Posted By sw20

Thanks! will give this a try 👍

Thanks! will give this a try 👍
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,318
Posted By sw20

I had fully degreased the chain before applying,...

I had fully degreased the chain before applying, I also let it sit over night before riding, admittedly I probably lubed the middle of the chain rather than the sides, maybe I wiped too much off too,...
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