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Altura Womens Synchro Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey Reduced from £40 Online £9.95 £2 delivery. @ Merlin Cycles £11.95

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New women's specific jersey for the serious road rider. What can you expect from the Altura Women’s Synchro Short Sleeve Jersey? Soft touch, high wicking quick dry stretch fabric Women’s specific mul…
Jase79 Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago3 Comments
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Thanks OP, bought one in both colours.
Small saving on postage with an energy bar for £1.30?
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Shame they have a £2.00 delivery charge when postage is FREE for goods costing £10.00 or more!
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Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm Sunglasses - £109.99 merlincycles

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White and Navy available. RRP £180. Free postage. As worn by Mark Cavendish (if you're bothered?!) 2-4% Quidco depending on customer type.
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Millet Sports

Might not be exactly the same but £85.40 at Millet Sports. Just add to basket and the extra 30% will come off. Oh and I think someone mentioned 10% quidco
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SPD cycle shoes & M520 pedal bundle £37.55 @ merlin cycles (free del)

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I managed to get one of the Triban 3 bikes the other day in my size and thought about shoe wear. Cheap was the order of the day as not ventured out in a road bike before (mtb rider) and thought I'd ge…
windta1ker Avatar2m, 4d agoFound 2 months, 4 days ago24 Comments
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Great deal and still active. Just bought the package - thanks OP.
Bought the bundle. Great price!
I'm still not convinced anyone needs these unless they are a serious athlete, they don't seem to make me cycle any faster and not being able to move your feet position on pedals at different points on your ride can make for uncomfortable cycling. Yes they can give you a bit more oomph when sprinting but overall I can't see the point of clipping in. If you do though, it's worth getting the pedals which are normal on one side (shimano m324s are one type I think), so you can at least use your bike to pop down the shops without having to put special shoes on!

It's not so much a question of need, I know many riders who use clipless because they prefer the feel of them which ultimately improves the riding. The pull on upstroke benefit is commonly repeated but it's not true, you can get a longer pedal cycle on clipless but cyclists don't pull up on the pedals and if they did, it's actually less efficient. Similarly the performance benefits of clipless systems are usually massively overstated, I was getting told I'd be over 30% faster on clipless compared to flats but the actual gains are much smaller. I do see the benefits off road when going on rough terrain as there's no risk of a slip but that risk can be reduced with a decent shoe/pedal and being attached to the bike in unpredictable riding brings its own risks.

I this is a great package for people who want to try out clipless pedals but for those getting on well with flats, don't feel you have to change. I regret being pushed into clipless pedals (and wasting a lot of money on the system) and more so not changing back to flats sooner, even now I still get told I should change to clipless pedals so I can go much faster or better yet, people being shocked at events I could do a decent pace on flats.

John
I'm still not convinced anyone needs these unless they are a serious athlete, they don't seem to make me cycle any faster and not being able to move your feet position on pedals at different points on your ride can make for uncomfortable cycling. Yes they can give you a bit more oomph when sprinting but overall I can't see the point of clipping in. If you do though, it's worth getting the pedals which are normal on one side (shimano m324s are one type I think), so you can at least use your bike to pop down the shops without having to put special shoes on!

You don't need to think about feet position, or focus keeping your foot on the pedal. It can relieve muscle aches by using upstrokes if parts of your legs get tired. You just attach and focus on everything else. Obviously take care when stopping :)


Edited By: rev6 on May 25, 2016 19:57
I'm a big fan of clipping in to pedals. It just makes the whole process more fluent and fluid. These pedals are decent for starting out with (I have about 4 sets of them and these were my first ever set of clipped in pedals). That said I still use flats for technical riding so just swap between them.

If you were to buy Shimano cleats you can pay £5-10, these pedals are usually £15-25 depending on where you look. No idea how good the shoes are but as a deal for the pedals, cleats and shoes it all looks good.
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Shimano Deore m615 Hydraulic set - front + rear brake levers + calipers £62.50 @ Merlin Cycles

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Great disc brakes at a great price. I have these, upgraded from tektro mechanical, a ridiculously huge improvement, easy to fit straight from the box in 10 minutes. Or £52 - see comment #4. - steve25…
royaltee Avatar2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago11 Comments
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powerbrick
clemf
I bought them from this ebay listing http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-BR-M615-Brake-/162062063957 a few months back. They were new, but not in packaging. £25.99 each, either front or rear - so £52 for the set. Really good upgrade from the clarkes ones I had.
are they some kind of OEM brake since does not have the grey accents of the retail pics
I'm afraid I have no idea. They weren't packaged a box or anything. The certainly seemed new and unused, no marks on them. Don't know if they are gray import or old stock. Could be fake for all I know, but seem the real deal to me.
100% positive feedback on 8000 sales, doubt they're fake
powerbrick
clemf
I bought them from this ebay listing http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-BR-M615-Brake-/162062063957 a few months back. They were new, but not in packaging. £25.99 each, either front or rear - so £52 for the set. Really good upgrade from the clarkes ones I had.
are they some kind of OEM brake since does not have the grey accents of the retail pics
I'm afraid I have no idea. They weren't packaged a box or anything. The certainly seemed new and unused, no marks on them. Don't know if they are gray import or old stock. Could be fake for all I know, but seem the real deal to me.
clemf
I bought them from this ebay listing http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-BR-M615-Brake-/162062063957 a few months back. They were new, but not in packaging. £25.99 each, either front or rear - so £52 for the set. Really good upgrade from the clarkes ones I had.

are they some kind of OEM brake since does not have the grey accents of the retail pics
tranceazure
great brakes.have these on my trance.have the slx on my other bike.no difference at all.the standard pads they come with are rubbish.same with slx pads.shimano organic.change them for some serated pads from superstar or urberbike and your on to a winner.as it happens the new xt brakes got a poor review the slx from last year win the test.and the deore are basically the same brakes as slx without reach adjust turn knob.shimano slx and deore are fantastic.a combo of both is good.the slx cassette is much better than deore cassette tho.if i qas on a budget id have deore brakes chainset mecs and chain and slx cassette and shifters.which can be had for 30 from merlin
Yeah m8000 xt out of box aren't so great, bled up correctly they are quality, I prefer them to slx m675 which as you say are equivalent to these m615,
Although both brakes work supurb and friends who have these m615 are more than happy,
I've seen an article for some new slx m7000 coming out and they look identical to the new xt, pearlescent finish,
Depending on your brake levers and shifters and whether you want your shifters attached is probably the main reason to go higher spec,
The m675 are ispec b, which you can attach the majority of 10 speed shifters ,
I planned to upgrade to 11 speed In the next year hence buying the xtm8000 I can do that with the ispec ii compatibility .. Why oh why did they need a different join
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/shimano-launches-new-11-speed-slx-groupset-and-xt-goes-di2.html

Edited By: whatyadoinsucka on May 12, 2016 06:13
great brakes.have these on my trance.have the slx on my other bike.no difference at all.the standard pads they come with are rubbish.same with slx pads.shimano organic.change them for some serated pads from superstar or urberbike and your on to a winner.as it happens the new xt brakes got a poor review the slx from last year win the test.and the deore are basically the same brakes as slx without reach adjust turn knob.shimano slx and deore are fantastic.a combo of both is good.the slx cassette is much better than deore cassette tho.if i qas on a budget id have deore brakes chainset mecs and chain and slx cassette and shifters.which can be had for 30 from merlin
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Fulcrum R-Torq RS Chainset 39/53 10sp carbon crankarms 170-172.5 & 175mm RRP £380 now £79.99 at Merlin

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This seems a stonking price for a carbon crankset. Apparently similar or identical to Campagnolo Record from a couple of years ago, it is about the same price as you'd pay for a Tiagra or 105 crankse…
juux Avatar2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago8 Comments
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Heat for the description
morrig
edwardo1973
10 speed only???
Think will wait till 12 speed comes along has to be better.

prob best to wait for the 12-speed to goto £39.99...
edwardo1973
10 speed only???
Think will wait till 12 speed comes along has to be better.
Haha like the coffee remark. So presumably I won't actually notice any performance difference with this on other than nice thoughts?
Could buy a house and 2 horses for that.
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Altura Raceline Comp Cycling Jersey - £24.95 @ Merlin cycles

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Great quality cycling jersey . Available in red or black in all sizes. Usually £64.99 and next cheapest I can find is £35
souljacker Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago17 Comments
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Bazza71
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Bazza71
Merlin, sometimes cheap, but worst customer service I've experienced in a long time. I'll stick to Wiggle, CRC and Evans.
Never had a problem myself, really fast delivery too
Agree, but when a simple £12 chain didn't turn up, they refused to refund, or even send a replacement until 14 working days had passed, and then when that had passed, told me I had to wait until RM returned due to their system entering the wrong address. All other places I've had similar issues with replaced or refunded no questions asked. Shame, as I've had decent deals from them, but proof of the pudding is when things don't go as planned.
Ah right, must admit I've never had to deal with customer services as everything I've ordered turns up next day, I use them a lot as they have some great deals on, but I suppose if something did go wrong and I had an issue like that it would put me off, fingers crossed it doesn't because it's the place I buy most of my cycling gear now :)


​Hope it's a one off for others sake, but as there's so many other online cycle stores now, they're off my Xmas card list. :)
Bazza71
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Bazza71
Merlin, sometimes cheap, but worst customer service I've experienced in a long time. I'll stick to Wiggle, CRC and Evans.
Never had a problem myself, really fast delivery too
Agree, but when a simple £12 chain didn't turn up, they refused to refund, or even send a replacement until 14 working days had passed, and then when that had passed, told me I had to wait until RM returned due to their system entering the wrong address. All other places I've had similar issues with replaced or refunded no questions asked. Shame, as I've had decent deals from them, but proof of the pudding is when things don't go as planned.
Ah right, must admit I've never had to deal with customer services as everything I've ordered turns up next day, I use them a lot as they have some great deals on, but I suppose if something did go wrong and I had an issue like that it would put me off, fingers crossed it doesn't because it's the place I buy most of my cycling gear now :)
souljacker
Bazza71
Merlin, sometimes cheap, but worst customer service I've experienced in a long time. I'll stick to Wiggle, CRC and Evans.
Never had a problem myself, really fast delivery too


Agree, but when a simple £12 chain didn't turn up, they refused to refund, or even send a replacement until 14 working days had passed, and then when that had passed, told me I had to wait until RM returned due to their system entering the wrong address. All other places I've had similar issues with replaced or refunded no questions asked. Shame, as I've had decent deals from them, but proof of the pudding is when things don't go as planned.
Bazza71
Merlin, sometimes cheap, but worst customer service I've experienced in a long time. I'll stick to Wiggle, CRC and Evans.
Never had a problem myself, really fast delivery too
Macdory
pete1696
Oh god, this has reminded me that the MAMIL's are going to be coming out soon in the coming summer months
Is that a problem?

For many who can't avert their eyes in time, yes!
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Merlin Performance PR7-R Road Bike + kit bundle (everything you need!) £499.95 merlincycles

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Merlin Performance PR7-R Road Bike - 2016 The PR7-R keeps the ethos of the original PR7 - incredible bang for buck - but where that bike is an everyman all-rounder the PR7-R is more focussed on perfor…
mattrixdesign2 Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago28 Comments
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[quote=BesfordThat's an excellent experience but (excuse the cynicism) I suspect they wanted you to accept a quick payout rather than pursue it further and cost them more. I've had similar experience with a non-fault car accident. No problem if you're unhurt and happy with the result though.[/quote]
Yeah, happy for a quick payout. Like I said, I need a bike for work and my only damage to my body was bruising. The lady was very apologetic, not intent just bad infrastructure on a road that is notorious for near-misses anyway. If I didn't already have a lot of the parts in to replace bit on my bike anyway then I would have been £100 up so I see it as a result. I have a steel frame too so it can take some hammer.
geeadamg
Besford
Insurance paid out within a week - wow!
Yeah, I was very impressed and would recommend LV who her insurance was with (this may sound like a Craig David song) but the accident happened on a Friday, she contacted her insurance and admitted fault same day. Had a missed call Saturday, they were closed Sunday. Spoke to claim person Monday, I emailed them with damage Tuesday, they confirmed Wednesday and I got the cheque Friday almost coming through the door at the exact time of the accident previous week.
That's an excellent experience but (excuse the cynicism) I suspect they wanted you to accept a quick payout rather than pursue it further and cost them more. I've had similar experience with a non-fault car accident. No problem if you're unhurt and happy with the result though.

Edited By: Besford on Apr 18, 2016 10:50
Besford
Insurance paid out within a week - wow!

Yeah, I was very impressed and would recommend LV who her insurance was with (this may sound like a Craig David song) but the accident happened on a Friday, she contacted her insurance and admitted fault same day. Had a missed call Saturday, they were closed Sunday. Spoke to claim person Monday, I emailed them with damage Tuesday, they confirmed Wednesday and I got the cheque Friday almost coming through the door at the exact time of the accident previous week.
geeadamg
Merlin's bundles look OK. I'm torn right now of what to do. I was hit by a car last week and repairs are needed. Frame looks OK (steel) - insurance paid out £400 for replacement of bits (inc clothing & helmet) and I spent £40 so far cheaply getting it back on road and used parts I already had in stock. Then my crank fell off yesterday (right outside MI6 if you're spying - it may have looked like so elaborate snooping - it wasn't) so part of me is seeing these deals and thinking n+1 and sod fixing it up.
I need a bike for work and sanity. I like tinkering but looking at my options is feeling like chore. Guidance please HUKDs! New bike or fix up?
Insurance paid out within a week - wow!
winchman
smiggy
Also consider the £250 Ribble Prime for a beginner road bike.http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-prime/build/
What's not to like for £250, claris with a carbon fork. That's £50 cheaper than the Triban 500se and comes with better claris shifters.

It's a good deal, but don't you need to add pedals?
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Gianni Motta Primo Road Frame (size 62 only), £49.99 - Free Delivery @ Merlyn Cycles

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Road bike frame, one size only. ideal for building a bike for someone of a smaller size (partner, child etc.) Edit: the 52cm is out of stock, but the 62cm (??) is in stock.
Toastplex Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago10 Comments
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Great but for giants
Now when I clip you you'll at least look stylish hitting the deck. Heat!
OOS
Christopherson
All gone now but good spot
It's still in stock but in a 62cm Frame. That seems extremely large.

Edited By: Toastplex on Apr 11, 2016 18:50
All gone now but good spot
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2015 now out of stock but 2014 model @ £16.50 delivered! HOT!!!
bike noob here
how do these compare to Shimano 105 or ultegra?
HOT
bargain for some campags
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Smith Optics Forefront MTB Helmet - Various colours £65.83 - £79.00 (RRP £190) @ merlin cycles

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This helmet gets fantastic reviews and is available in 8 different colours. The Matt black ombré and Matt acid ombré are £65.83, the rest are £79.00. Cheapest price by far compared to othe retailer…
souljacker Avatar4m, 4w agoFound 4 months, 4 weeks ago4 Comments
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Went for the matt White large myself, just got delivered today, really good helmet, very light, absolute bargain at this price

Edited By: souljacker on Mar 02, 2016 16:40: .....................................
Bought matte white large. Cheers op
Matte black ombré out of stock, annoying as just what I'm after!
http://www.virtual-selling.de/Smith/Skibrillen/Collage/Smith_Forefront.jpg
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BMC Fourstroke FS03 Mountain Bike 29er Full suspension -£750.00 + £29.99 delivery (was £1650 ) Small only @ merlin cycles

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Great price for a good quality full suspension 29er. Only available in small
souljacker Avatar5m, 2w agoFound 5 months, 2 weeks ago12 Comments
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Expired already.
MAdam98
Brand new or second hand? Waiting list is HUGR now
Where does you look for second hand bikes. I live in the south west of UK.
Brand new or second hand? Waiting list is HUGR now
souljacker
It's still a great bike for £779.99, I'd have bought it myself if I hadn't recently bought a canyon, anyone after a full suspension 29er will find it hard to get a better deal than this

I'm not doubting that at all :)
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Altura Womens Synchro Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey + caramel chocolate sports bar £10.90 Merlin Cycles

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There is blue and red in loads of sizes! Just add this to get it over the free delivery threshold https://www.merlincycles.com/high5-sports-bar-55g-54104.html
CardboardCutout Avatar5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago2 Comments
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Pictures of it on a human being
http://road.cc/sites/default/files/styles/main_width/public/images/Altura%20Womens%20Synchro%20Short%20Sleeve%20Jersey/Altura%20Womens%20Synchro%20Short%20Sleeve%20Jersey.jpg?itok=kQLVCSO_
http://road.cc/sites/default/files/cropped/preview_500/images/Altura%20Womens%20Synchro%20Short%20Sleeve%20Jersey/Altura%20Womens%20Synchro%20Short%20Sleeve%20Jersey%20-%20pocket.jpg
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Altura Team Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey £19.69 @ Merlin cycles ( 3 colours to choose from)

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Good price for an excellent long sleeve cycle jersey from altura. Available in blue, red or yellow Now reduced from £22.50 to £19.69 this weekend only (4/3/2016)
souljacker Avatar5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago12 Comments
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This has now been reduced further this weekend only to £19.69 with 12.5% off at checkout
itsmeuk
What is the sizing like
They are a sport fit so if you want it not too tight go one size up, that's what I did anyway and it fits me fine
What is the sizing like
Thanks, OP - Mine arrived a couple of days ago. Nice quality and perfect for the current weather. Heat added.
frakison
stanno
Matching kit it is! Cheers OP.
It's inevitable.... we all do it!!! :)
I must be the odd one out cause I never have! Tend to buy red gear, my bike's blue.
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Sensa Romagna Special @ Merlin Cycles £528.99 including delivery RRP £829

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I posted this around 6 months a go when it was £599. They now have sizes 52cm,56cm & 60cm @£499 I bought one at the previous price and absolutely love it. Cheapest bike you're likely to find with 105…
Andy JC Avatar5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago16 Comments
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sold out!
H2Nut
Brilliant deal!
How does it compare to the 'Merlin FF1 105 Mix Road Bike' @ £549.95 ?https://www.merlincycles.com/merlin-ff1-105-mix-road-bike-84204.html
Do you think it is worth spending an extra £50 for the Shimano 105 5800 that comes with the Merlin FF1 ?
Not worth paying for a extra two gears and better tyres and it looks better.
Brilliant deal!

How does it compare to the 'Merlin FF1 105 Mix Road Bike' @ £549.95 ?
https://www.merlincycles.com/merlin-ff1-105-mix-road-bike-84204.html

Do you think it is worth spending an extra £50 for the Shimano 105 5800 that comes with the Merlin FF1 ?
56cm now sold out. Only 52cm and 60cm left...
I just checked My Quidco & I have £19.96 confirmed for my Sensa, so delivery charge works out at under a tenner.
I had called Merlin about their delivery charge as I only live 6 miles from them & was initially annoyed with the charge, they said they are sorry, but do not have click & collect available at the moment.
So I bit the bullet & ordered. After opening the box & seeing the Sensa ,I am more than happy I paid £509 in total. <38):)
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Northwave Celsius Arctic 2 GTX MTB Boots £109.99 @ merlin cycles

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Fantastic winter mtb boot, keep your feet warm and dry this winter, I've got a pair of northwave myself, 3 hour ride last week and feet were fine Available in black/blue or fluorescent yellow
souljacker Avatar6m, 2d agoFound 6 months, 2 days ago8 Comments
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I got mine just before Xmas from Winstanley Bikes when they were doing them for £85 for the Artic model or £75 for the ordinary ones. Makes a hell of a difference finishing a ride with warm,dry feet. Have my trusty Sealskinz underneath too....nice and toasty.......
catherton
Really suffering with cold feet, how good are they?
my mate just got them, went out last week mtb'ing in minus 1 celsius for 2 1/2 hours at 8pm,
my feet were pretty cold in shimano gtx winter boots, after 2 hours, my mate said they were superb, and very warm
ThatTechGuy
Can this graphics card run Crysis @ 140fps? Oh wait, I forgot, this isn't argos.
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Can this graphics card run Crysis @ 140fps? Oh wait, I forgot, this isn't argos.
catherton
Really suffering with cold feet, how good are they?
Very good, ive got the Celsius gx 2 boot and my feet have been fine, much better than my old shimano winter boots, these are supposedly warmer than the ones I've got.
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shimano m520 spd pedals £14.99 at merlin cycles

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Shimano spd pedals for 15 quid. Just bought for my hybrid bike to go with my 10 quid aldi cycling shoes (also picked up today at Rochdale Edinburgh way branch where there are plenty left). Cheapest I…
utdmorgan Avatar6m, 4d agoFound 6 months, 4 days ago19 Comments
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Anyone recommend some cheap shoes compatible with this?

Yes, try the Shimano M065 SPD shoes, I have the previous version and they've been great. Merlin sell them, or if you want to try them on in store, then Evans also sell them. About £40

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-m065-spd-mountain-bike-shoes/
Anyone recommend some cheap shoes compatible with this?
Yes the pedals will fit both road and MTB chainsets. You will need SPD compatible cycling shoes to go with the pedals.
Are the fixings standard fire road bikes? I'd be wishing to use these with my triban 3, if any if the pro cyclists could advise would be appreciated.
Unclipping is easy with systems now in the days gone bye had shoe plates and clip and straps,so had lean down to loosen the strap and then lift your shoe out of the pedal slot.That was especially fun with a fixed wheel bike.
Mind last summer had a Look cleat come loose that jammed ,had to use my right foot to unmount with the left one still in pedal.
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Shimano SLX M675 mtb disk brakes £74.95 @ Merlincycles

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Great price for a set of decent brakes. Just brought the set below (deores) for a similar price. merlincycles.com - rodman
mudhead Avatar6m, 2w agoFound 6 months, 2 weeks ago48 Comments
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avid brake review
And for fairness a review of Avid brakes of roughly equivalent spec
If you search all the other brake reviews on bike radar Monzer you will notice a lot of the reviews of various Avid systems mention set up, bleeding and levers pulling to the bar issues
There is no denying Avod had a pretty rotten couple of years recently which coincided with Shimano really getting their braking systems sorted
brake review

Hopefully help people fight past 'opinion'

(Of course a magazine review is just another opinion)
I counted 6 people that recommended Shimano then got bored. I forgot that I originally posted this deal to get a demographic of who uses which brakes.

As I said, all these replys are just other people's opinions, which I personally value much more than any magazine review.
mudhead
Well from a personal experience as 90% of the other members on this conversation have stated, avids are a pain to setup and keep running true.
I don't think it's a fair statement to say other members are being lead up the garden path by people, who have an opinion from experience, as do you Monzer. You prefer Avids, fair play to you.
At the end of the day, you buy the brakes on the post at a cheap price (which is what we are all here for) stick them on your bike and for the majority of people here there will be an improvement.

90% of what? 3 people? I hate to teach you statistics but erm.. that isn't a good sample size.

You'd be better off looking at reviews and posts on mtbr.
urbanaspect
I have elixir r with a 185 g3 clean sweep rotor and adapter up front and a 160 at the back. Would this be a straight swap for front and rear? I could go back to 160 at both ends....
I did some research and saw a post about overhang of the rotor with a 185 and avid rotors being thicker than shimano. Thoughts appreciated.

What matters is the rotor diameter - if you've got 185 I think you'll need a Shimano post adaptor and a new disc to suit the caliper - Shimano use 180mm. I ran into this when I bought a 183mm Hope disc, thinking I could use my 180 Shimano post adaptor. Nope, disc fouled on the caliper and I needed to buy the Hope post mount adaptor. You'd need the Shimano post mount adaptor for 180mm rotors (or whatever you end up buying) and the appropriate disc. It's only Avid who work(ed) with the 185mm rotor.
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Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance Folding MTB Tyre - 27.5" from Merlin cycles only £17.50

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Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance Folding MTB Tyre - 27.5" Nobby Nic’s third generation has arrived. The most competent MTB tyre on the market. Loved my touring and mountain riders all around the worl…
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29er version (with cube logo) £10.03 plus shipping £4.57 from Germany, I tend to buy multiple tyres and bulk buy with a few friends from this German site
Hans dampf can be real cheap too
http://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/schwalbe-nobby-nic-draht-29x2.25-cube-edition-497236
Niche size? I would say 60-70% of half decent mountain bikes produced now are 650b (27.5 inch). Nice price but the performance lite skin versions of these do puncture easy.
Great tyres, great price but niche size. Great find for people running 650b
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Funkier Waterproof Cycling Rain Jacket from Merlin cycles only £24.98

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Funkier Waterproof Cycling Rain Jacket - Clearance 100% nylon waterproof Full waterproof zipper Raglan long sleeve 1 rear pocket with flap Reflective piping Armpit air opening with zipper (mesh fabric…
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check out Muddy Fox's website. They have w'proofs on sale for £15.