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by max1234
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Lanzarote & Wind Speed
Replies: 29
Views: 1912

Re: Lanzarote & Wind Speed

I did three rides there last week and as others have said the roads are great and the drivers very considerate, but constant 20mph winds make going out of Playa Blanca difficult. The ride back is fun though! The signs on the Femes climb only apply to the last section after the Maciot roundabout. I d...
by max1234
Tue Mar 12, 2019 07:10 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Lanzarote & Wind Speed
Replies: 29
Views: 1912

Re: Lanzarote & Wind Speed

I think you're right about possible agro from drivers. Does anyone know if there is much else worth doing near Playa Blanca? I'm going for a family holiday and will only have time for rides of about 40 miles, but do want hills.
by max1234
Mon Mar 11, 2019 15:05 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Lanzarote & Wind Speed
Replies: 29
Views: 1912

Re: Lanzarote & Wind Speed

The no cycling signs are bad news as i am going to Playa Blanca next week. The Strava Femes segment is showing activity in March so hopefully the ban is not being taken too seriously.
by max1234
Fri Oct 19, 2018 08:43 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Kickr core
Replies: 40
Views: 3432

Re: Kickr core

I have the Kickr Core (got if from Sigma Sports), it's a great trainer. I previously had the 1st gen Kickr and the core is so much quieter. I also have the climb and it does add a lot if you want to do hilly Zwift rides. I'm not sure of the grounds for saying it has been universally dismissed as mar...
by max1234
Tue Sep 18, 2018 08:34 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Specialised S-Work 7 road shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Specialised S-Work 7 road shoes

I have a pair and think they're great. They are quite narrow but have more toe space than the previous version. There's a long thread about them on weight weenies which should answer any questions https://weightweenies.starbike.com/foru ... 3&t=148732
by max1234
Mon Sep 03, 2018 17:27 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Zwift set up with iphone?
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Re: Zwift set up with iphone?

If you follow a course it will automatically select your turn at junctions but you can also do that yourself. Once you try Zwift it’s easy to get the hang of it. This website has everything you need to know https://zwiftinsider.com
by max1234
Mon Sep 03, 2018 14:53 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Zwift set up with iphone?
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Re: Zwift set up with iphone?

It's easy, you just login to Zwift through the phone and pair the trainer etc. I keep the phone handy on a stool by my front wheel so I can change direction. Zwift with a Kickr is great; being on a turbo really shouldn't be that much fun!
by max1234
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Zwift set up with iphone?
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Re: Zwift set up with iphone?

I use an iPhone 6 with Zwift and a Kickr and it works perfectly. You can mirror to the TV using one of these https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/product/MD826ZM/A/lightning-digital-av-adapter?fnode=85 together with a DVD cable. It allows you to charge your iPhone at the same time which is essential for lo...
by max1234
Wed Nov 01, 2017 14:04 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Anyone have a rapha discount code?
Replies: 25
Views: 5496

Re: Anyone have a rapha discount code?

When you look though their website you should see a 15% off with your first order offer
by max1234
Mon Nov 07, 2016 15:40 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Rapha Pro Team softshell Mk 2?
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Rapha Pro Team softshell Mk 2?

I like it a lot, it's far better than the first version. It doesn't breathe as well as the normal pro team jacket but it does have better wind protection, a nice fit, and you never have to carry a rain jacket just in case. I am using for all types of rides without any issues, you just need the right...
by max1234
Sat Dec 19, 2015 06:48 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Alternative to Fulcrum Racing 1
Replies: 24
Views: 2702

Re: Alternative to Fulcrum Racing 1

Wouldn't the Racing Zero be the obvious option? They're £517 at Wiggle http://www.wiggle.co.uk/fulcrum-racing-zero-alloy-clincher-wheelset/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=5360662925&ci_src=18615224&ci_sku=5360662925uk&utm_source=google&utm_term&utm_campaign=UK_PLA_Compon...
by max1234
Wed Oct 14, 2015 15:19 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: High quality, 3 season jacket - Ashmei or Rapha
Replies: 74
Views: 5518

Re: High quality, 3 season jacket - Ashmei or Rapha

The Rapha Hardshell is great but it's not a three season jacket; it's for the worst winter weather. The proteam jacket's more suited for three season use as it can be paired with different base layers as the temp changes.
by max1234
Sun Jul 12, 2015 05:49 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Shops in London
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Shops in London

Bespoke have Trek bikes - both the Boone and Domane are listed on their website. They also had the Madone on view, though I think that's in their docklands shop.
http://www.bespokecycling.com/blog/posts/madone-2016-first-impressions
by max1234
Mon Jun 01, 2015 20:06 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Cafes to avoid...
Replies: 26
Views: 4609

Cafes to avoid...

by max1234
Thu May 21, 2015 17:53 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Bike Box Hire in London
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Bike Box Hire in London

Velo sport in Putney rent them out
by max1234
Wed Apr 29, 2015 08:51 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Fizik saddle test shops in SW London?
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: Fizik saddle test shops in SW London?

Cadence performance in Crystal Palace could be worth a try. They offer saddle testing - see link below.
http://www.cadenceperformance.com/bike-fitting/
by max1234
Thu Apr 02, 2015 15:16 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Climbing Wheels
Replies: 32
Views: 2372

Re: Climbing Wheels

The new Ardennes "Black" are being promoted with much better braking. I don't know how good the improvements actually are, but it may may them an even better option, especially in the wet.

http://www.hedcycling.com/ardennes/arde ... nnes-black
by max1234
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: HED Ardennes FR
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: HED Ardennes FR

I have these wheels and think they're great. Combined with Schwalbe one tubeless the ride is excellent. It took a bit of experimenting to get the right pressure (about 75/80 psi - i'm 72kg), but once that was sorted it's an amazingly smooth ride. That's really noticeable on bad roads where you seem ...
by max1234
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Summer tyres? (using Conti GP 4 Seasons at moment)
Replies: 28
Views: 1347

Re: Summer tyres? (using Conti GP 4 Seasons at moment)

[quote=" Any experience with Veloflex Masters?[/quote]

They feel great, a really nice and fast tyre to ride on, but the puncture resistance is rubbish. I gave up on them very quickly.

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