Received and fitted today. Fully boxed retail version of these for anyone wondering, with really high quality cables. There is a switchable cam in each lever to set it for either MTB V-Brakes or road calliper or road disc brakes. They come preset for V-brakes so you will need to change the cam if your are using a road bike. Bit of a faff, don’t lose the tiny screw holding the cam in place and fit the cable into the lever first as you won’t manage it after. very happy with them for the price, way better than the budget offerings. They are a very dark green colour rather than black, suits me but some may not like that.
I have more Onkyo AV Receivers than I have a use for, so I keep one on the bike with the power cord wrapped around the seat post and if I start going too fast I use it as an anchor.
I assumed that hotukdealers are too hard core cyclists to need minor things such as brake levers.
They would work, but might not be optimal. MTB cable levers often have a cam so that they pull in more cable faster. I got a full set of alloy v brakes, levers, pads and cables direct from Clarks on ebay for about £15 so unless you need to match a Tiagra groupset you might as well look elsewhere, particularly if you are using v-brakes.
OK if you just want to spin your legs with no resistance, but my one lasted less than ten minutes before it started smoking and died. The image of an MTB mounted to it with an off-road tyre is just ridiculous.
There's boatloads of these "HOMCOM" deals posted daily on here by HUKD staff. It's a cheap Chinese knockoff brand. Every thread is laden with complaints. Those things don't really mesh well, do they?
Actually, I found this myself and Homcom had nothing to do with it. So maybe you can retract that?
Morr HOMCOM rubbish. This site is plagued by kickbacks for "Pepper".
The long one (LS-8000) is long enough to attach two bikes to one stand and is very beefy. Actually, the other one is just a little bit thinner and shorter, but not much really, sometimes I can't tell them apart unless I put them side by side.
Can I ask which on guard specifically?
Back down to 18.82. Been using this for a couple of months and has worked a treat. Locking can be a bit fiddly sometimes, but generally fine once you get the hang of it. Left my not terribly expensive bike out for a few hour stops and no one's tried to cut through or pick yet!
Up to £24.99 now
I have this one, decent shackle, the cable is very useful, but the lock itself is very flimsy and takes a bit of wobbling to put the key in or out. Recently bought an Onguard (two actually) and the lock feels so much better on these. The shackle is considerably thicker as well. They're not much more expensive, around £20-£28 depending if you need the cable or not.
bit late to the party on this, this came saturday - first ride out and not really sure about these... see my Strava screenshot - pedalling at 192 cadence? this was cycling uphill, up a rough gravel track - contacted Coospa already, offer of partial refund and they forward deets to their technical people apparently.
I have nothing personal invested in this post. I am, however, concerned at the sheer amount of negativity from some people who comment and spend an inordinate amount of time trying to rubbish things, for very little purpose. Any post regarding cycling equipment, especially, is immediately rubbished by a small minority. Are they paid to do this, I don't know. If you look at their previous activities, they rarely post anything positive, but have an opinion on everything.
Ah! Lots of people seem to like the free 20p detergent SuperSaverMe sample, where folks are literally giving away private details, that is over 2k heat. You shouldn't be so personally attached to a deal, or be so defensive. The problem is, your argument is basically that you don't know or care about accuracy, which is fine, it's your money. But several Amazon reviews have also called out accuracy, and someone else on this thread also commented about random high spikes. This site should never become a mutual back patting exercise, which it seems you want it to be.
I tend to not spend too much time researching or testing cadence sensors. I'll leave that to others, with more time. Lots of hukd users seem to like this one, judging by the heat added, so I'll carry on using it.
For this price or close to, you CAN get accuracy though. Recording accurate pedal rotation doesn't require 'aerospace' accuracy. Magene S3+ with 15% off today (often can be had for £16.99 with another £3 off voucher) this is pricier than usual https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magene-Cadence-Cycling-Bluetooth-Wireless/dp/B087PDPNMF and this was down to £10.99 for a few days https://www.amazon.co.uk/CYCPLUS-Cycling-Bluetooth-Magnetless-Waterproof/dp/B085VTC3YQ This is a pretty average price for a below average product - sorry! You can spend similar money and get accuracy - so why wouldn't you?
Heads vary enormously in shape. Most helmets (even cheap ones) are adjustable in different ways (though this one gives no details). there's unlikely to be a direct link between price and what happens to be comfortable for you. Fit is very important for safety though. Same for motorcycle helmets and, presumably, ski helmets, etc.
i don't like anything heavy on me head and i noticed that bicycle helmets come in all different weights and the lighter ones are more expensive. that is the first thing i look for when i look at a bike helmet. i can't remember where it was, but i was in a shop selling cheap bicycle accessories local to me to try out a bike helmet, and it was really uncomfortable and heavy, which puts me off wearing a helmet as that was my first try of any bicycle helmet. i do think that you get what you pay for when it comes to bicycle helmets. the more expensive ones will fit more comfortably and will be lighter.
I bought one from Lidl recently (one with a rear light which is convenient) but found it quite heavy and the shape is odd - it's more round as opposed to the natural oval shape of a head. For £10 it's an ok purchase.
I stand corrected, good video. However I'll keep using mine I think. That's a huge pair of bolt cutters and he needs the lock to be at a certain angle so he can use the floor for leverage. Something to think about when locking the bike for sure!
Colleague of mine and I went out to get his wife’s bike she’d lost the key to the lock; locked outside The Centre MK, broad daylight, we took an angle grinder to it for 2-3 mins and no one said a word to us, sad.
Bikes kept in the house for exactly that reason now :(. My poor shed.
Lol I've seen peeps locking one spoke on their quick-release front wheel... But yeah to be honnest: if they want it, they'll get it. A lock is only a deterent influencing the time and effort factor in thief X's choice to nick your ride. As @StudentGrant suggests your best bet is to ride a bike not worth their time or even better lock your bike next to a better looking bike for local thieves (in my area that means locking next to a sickeningly colourfull full sus mountain bike).
Yes, but it depends on the hardness and thickness (and cross section) of the U-lock. The thicker the shackle the less deep it will fit into the jaws and the lower the leverage advantage, but that isn't the case with hydraulic cutters. I've read that a 18mm hardened shackle is too thick to cut in a pair of 4 foot Record bolt croppers and a properly hardened 16mm lock like a kryptonite new york would take a lot of effort, also the hardened steel will damage the jaws and a thief with bolt croppers is more likely to target 13mm locks and less if they are a decent brand.
Don’t know the site but price seems decent for ultegra shifters and emption x35 rear hub: uk.ciclimattio.com/s/bianchi/impulso-e-road-2021/?id=40417&v=GBP&m=69344&d=270949
Unfortunately I haven’t seen anything not even remotely close. Your best chance is finding an ex-demo/ex-display electric road bike however you need to be fast and check from time to time, some sites (already OOS) https://www.southforkracing.co.uk/bikes/electric-bikes/wilier-cento1-hybrid-ultegra-electric-road-bike-medium-ex-demo__50794 https://www.certini.co.uk/bikes/electric-bikes/ex-demo-2019-cube-agree-c62-sl-disc-hybrid-electric-road-bike--56cm__69329 Just search in google ex-display road electric bike and one day you might find a bargain
Awesome deal, wish I had seen it earlier. Does anyone have any other similarsuggestions?
Did you get yours?
I just got mine today; bike looks amazing; lightweight, Shimano ultegra, store even dropped some mudguards for free (no pedals though). Looks slightly different that the pictures (2020 model) Handlebar tape is red for example. But be careful, I noticed the bike was new but the battery-motor fazua module was used with some wear marks. And when connecting to the phone it says it has 250km. So the motor is a replacement or spare from other. I’m contacting the store regarding that.
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It is great at letting you know there is a car behind you, but the light output and battery life does not compare to a £30 ish moon nebula rear light. The only time I think it is any use is when cycling with a buddy, you can be 2 abreast and then quickly drop to single file way before you can hear the car......and before anyone starts I know you are allowed to cycle 2 abreast.
totally agree ,great bit of kit....the my opinion the people who diss this product are the people who dont like paying for safety
I have the Radar and its a great bit of kit, expensive i admit and it tells you how many cars are behind you which is a great feature. it works with my garin edge and also i have a wahoo bolt and it works with that as well. the bike computer beeps and clearly tells you how many cars are behind you and how far they are. i have used bar mirrors which are cheap and effective ,but in my opinion the radar is a great bit of kit.
Regardless of it alerting you that a vechle is behind you, they will still overtake you leaving inches to spare and put the fear of God up you just like they always do 😡
I voted hot, I got a 820 explorer from CEX for £85 about a month ago but I really like the look of these
But not close to the level of detail that some require. Tbh I knew this would go cold but also know that some keen cyclists want this device and money saved is money saved! (y) (y)
Yes they are probably spending more money developing and updating the software but still there are many free or low cost options for software on google play store.
I can't argue with that, is there something to be said for software and the weekly updates? Much like the apple model of one software for one product and that having longevity and somewhat justifying the cost.
My point is the price of manufacturing vs the retail cost is so huge. I think it was a Garmin model that is based on a low cost Mediatek chip that probably only costs $1-2 and the rest of the product has no special components and yet retails at around £200 yet probably costs only about $15 or so to make. It's like margins even Apple would be impressed with. There are more expensive components that go into a £30 smartphone like an Alcatel. Just seems like another product for cyclists that has exploitative margins and pricing.
So you do. Tbh I have Hope cranks and they're more than enough, but thanks!
You get the included tool to take off the double and replace with a single, far cheaper than buying just the arms even before selling on the spares
Yeah not much difference, I got a set as I’ve always wanted some and to shorten crankset on my main bike and I’m passing over the kit onto my hardtail XT seems to be £130-140 everywhere for arms, (Merlin £150 with Cr) so not that much more if you sell on the double crankset and spare tool Slightly lower weight and look snazzier
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Was briefly tempted by this but I already have XT cranks and I can't really see any benefits to XTR apart from very slight reduced weight? I did want to switch from 175mm to 170mm but I can get XT cranks for £105 so think I'll just go with them.
I use a £35 device that record my gforce/jumps etc it then uploads to Strava with the data. I love touchscreen zoom function etc, just wear the right gloves. Like I say I’ve had one, still have the watch and navigation/interface/software is crap in comparison to the phone apps, sure the device is robust but it offers me nothing more than I already have Albeit I’ve a £600 iPhone 11 which ideally I replace with something else
You order from Garmin website? I've had no money taken or email saying estimated shipping times. I know they said 5-8 weeks on ordering but espected some kinda correspondence saying something (skeptical) . I don't mind waiting just seems odd thats all.
You don’t have to faff with gpx. This Garmin automatically syncs your rides and your routes with Strava when it finds your Wi-Fi, you don’t have to press a single button. The screen is always on for you entire ride. Not many phones will last for hours with the screen on permanently especially when they get older. Also you can wear any gloves you like as no touchscreen and you can switch screens etc without letting go of the handlebars if you have the remote - great for MTB. Does the phone tell you how long your jumps were and where you did them on a map?
- phone is higher resolution and brighter, which phone are you comparing too? - battery lasts just fine, I can plug mine into my bike also, if I was really worried I could take a small battery pack also - speed, even apps like Komoot record speed automatically although I use a little £35 device that clips onto the wheel and it records far greater detail than any of the other Garmin sensors - I keep mine in the frame, if you’re doing proper mountain biking it’s likely your going to come off so why risk on bars Other - gps is laggy - you have to faff with gpx download/upload - you can’t edit/alter journeys easily if at all - everything you do comes from either a phone or pc first - it has no phone/4g connection For £200 you could buy a dedicated phone for this application with a huge battery and use that instead, get some sort of PAYG sim or something cheap I think if your road biking and riding in long straight lines it might be okay but I found it buggy and annoying at how basic it was, it can’t talk only beeps and the mapping software is just terrible. I do have a Garmin 6 pro solar watch but I don’t even take this with me anymore. I could I’d I wanted pair the phone app with a Bluetooth headset like aftershockz which is bone conductive and not even need to look at the phone for directions Best info I find from apps is the elevation data, knowing how much there is to go on a climb or what the descent is going to be like. I’d rather break £200 laggy 8bit gps than my phone ofc, but you have your phone with you ultimately anyway, so if I was super worried I’d stick it in the bag and use the headset instead and have no display as it would literally tell me turn left xyz The only thing Garmin has over phones is collision detection, that is useful but I could wear my watch however I never go without friends normally who also have collision detection :p
Good enough for me. I've just ordered the 530 aswell just now ... Can't wait.
I can't see it. Any specific jersey is the offer on?
Got my helmet yesterday. It's actually pretty good for a basic helmet, looks the part and quite comfortable. Straps are a bit long though which requires some faffing about to get them into three right position. Overall not a bad buy for the price.
There is deal on Planet X buy a jersey get a free helmet sorry haven’t got a clue how to post deal on here
The two tones look absolutely class. Whilst I don't have one, I recently bought a Carnac Crois LED and I've been very impressed. Nicer (and much lighter) than my MET helmet that I paid double the amount for. Support a British business, have some heat (y)