(lol) Me too! I have to say they’ve been fantastic so far - can run at least 20 psi lower so super-comfortable and somehow less rolling resistance too. Tubeless now on all my 3 bikes and not going back!🤞
Tubeless? I haven't tried them on that set up, maybe worth a try but I hope u haven't just jinxed urself ;)
Quite the reverse, 4000s2 were puncture magnets for me. A friend did LEJOG on 5000s without a single puncture. I also have 5000 TLs now for several hundred miles with no punctures. Most reviews say they are better for puncture protection. Normal price though.
Agree with this, a friend recently got a nasty tear from some sharp stuff and the tyre is pretty chewed up. Obviously this has a lot to do with luck as well. If you can find the GP4S grab them. The 5s are excellent and fast but are a little more fragile than their older siblings. I think I paid around £73 from Merlin this time last year for my 5s.
I think most people who have experience of the gp4000 and 5000 will say the 5000 is a marginally faster rolling tyre at the expense of puncture protection. Personally I'd stick with the 4000 with the state of roads near me. Price is fair, amazon do price these around £34ish per tyre
Posted 3rd AprPosted 3rd Apr
4iiii Precision 2.0 3D Power Meter - 105 R7000 - £254.15 delivered using code @ ProBikeKit£254.15 Free P&P Free
Jeeez. The Garmin Rally are expensive. Almost half the price of the wattbike lol.
Maybe share where it's cheaper?
Waiting for the "You can get a whole crankset for that" comments... but wait... nowadays you almost can't :D
The Vectors have just been replaced by the Rally so expect some deals. Whilst the Vectors have had issues they are ‘largely’ fine. I have friends that have had no troubles at all. It is worth noting that the only pedal to accept Shimano SPD-SL are the new Rally’s. prior to the launch of these all other pedal power meters were for Look cleats. Fine if you are using Look, which I don’t and didn’t realise until doing my research.
Thanks so much for the infos. I almost sold my Trixter 1000 but it has some sentimental value and I just don’t want to part with it. My mate has a wattbike and it is great, to be expected for the price. I was wondering why so many Vector 3 are on the market especially Ali express. I’ll have a look at the other pedal you mentioned. I have an iPad already or run it on my shield and TV. For me it is just to kill boredom and want to see when I do the Tour de France with a one pack ;).
Posted 22nd FebPosted 22nd Feb
Sea Sucker Talon QR 1-Bike Fork Mount Rack Delivered with code £264.99 @ ProBikeKit£264.99£289.999% off Free P&P Free
Beware the Muc Off Wet lube, it’s a dirt magnet and you’ll be visiting black gunk central if you don’t clean your chain regularly!
They kill poor, ineffective bearing grease, not all grease. If you want a grease that won't wash out easily you should try Interflon Assembly grease. It has a water washout of only 2%. It's designed to be effective even with trail dirt and sand. We do a great demo where we apply our grease in a petri full of water and add sand. Still adheres to the surface of the glass and does not make a scratching sound. Try that with Muc-Off. Fin grease aerosol is a good one to try as it can even penetrate into cased bearings! Completely agree mind, pressure washers are a bike mechanics worst nightmare!
The elbow grease stuff in poundland is a good substitute for muc-off ime.
I've got the worx, battery one, I had some battery powered kit already so made it an easier purchase.. few power levels, so can make it safe for the bike, or blast the crap off the tyres. Plus portable so can take on a trip.
Posted 21st FebPosted 21st Feb
Seesence Ace Smart bike light rear £17.99 at ProBikeKit£17.99 Free P&P Free
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Just received 1 a day after I saw this deal, had 2 in the basket and the deal expired next morning but my order still went through. great price for the a light that has any+ so can connect to Garmin for auto on. fingers crossed it survives the rain
Liked it so much I bought a second one! Great bargain
I went on a 20 mile ride yesterday using this light. I have no idea if the break light worked but I had no issues being seen and was given a lot of space from other drivers. It is indeed very, very bright.
No I don't either once you've set them up most the features you don't need the app for. Except theft alert and crash alert
Ordered a couple, they seem great for the money. Not sure what would get close at this price. I had trouble updating one of them - seemed to cut out mid-firmware update and i had to re-install the app for it to continue, but all good now. I doubt I'll be using the app to control them - just use it in 'dumb' mode, can't see that I'll be missing that much?
Decent price makes an oval almost the same price as an Ultegra equivalent - would be a really good bargain if they came with the bolt covers as well which will set you back a further £40. Interesting that Froome was allowed to ditch the sponsored Shimano rings and ride these for many years. I cant believe that was permitted without carefully weighing up the pros and cons of foregoing commercial interest for a performance gain. He is on back on round ones in California though.
I had biopace on my raleigh team banana back in the late 80's, that trend didn't last long. I don't run Absolute Black chainrings, happy with the round ones 👌
As if a huge company like Shimano only tried it one way during development, and this little company just stumbled across a better way. Hmm. You still have to turn the cranks. If you want it easier on your knees just change to a lower gear. Feels a bit different but makes little difference overall otherwise they would become the standard on all bikes, but they’re not.
How heavy would this flywheel be? You may as well have an ebike with regenerative braking!
Yep. I remember oval rings on late eighties and early nineties MTBs.
Posted 9th JanPosted 9th Jan
Fulcrum Racing 5 C17 Tubeless Disc Brake Wheelset £227.99 at ProBikeKit£227.99 Free P&P Free
Tubeless and narrow rims are not a great combination......learned through bitter experience.
Yep. Lower number generally better for Fulcrum.
I was a bit worried that I bought the 4’s earlier this week and these were better and cheaper! The 4’s are more aero and the 5’s are better for crosswinds/hills. Living in the Fens and I would have considered these due to the crosswinds! Not the lightest but it’s pretty strong.
Posted 9th JanPosted 9th Jan
Fulcrum Racing 4 Disc Brake Wheelset & Continental Gatorskin Tyre & Tube Bundle - Shimano £304.89 at ProBikeKit£304.89 Free P&P Free
Been looking at hunt, Mavic, Zipp, and Cannondale options. A really good deal would push me.....
I have a Cannondale synapse di2 that has a set of Mavic Ksyrium on there. Great wheels but I’m after something a bit more aero.
Basically I need to release some funds and have some very expensive wheels on my summer time trial bike that I want to keep and so am looking at a way of making money off my training bike disc wheels which I could sell for around 350. That probably sounds stupid when I should sell he summer bike wheels and make more money. But it is a project and I just want it to be the sexiest thing it can be! So I'm in the hunt for good wheels at the mo and I am keen not to overspend so hope this helps people or starts a conversation that points me towards the holy grail of wheels which is sub 500 gram carbon wheels for sub 500 quid. The wiggle ones are tempting me but mine weigh 1435 and I don't want to sell them!
MsX98 do you work for probikekit or are you in the look out for cycling deals? I’m after a pair of Zipp 202’s or Cannondale knot 45’s or similar if you come across any. Disc CL if possible.