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by clubsport
Wed Sep 11, 2019 13:42 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Winter frameset
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: Winter frameset

They're out of stock in anything bigger than a 52cm frame, I'd need a 56cm. Emailed them and they said a new model will be launched later in the year but no news of when. Back to the drawing board. Unless I went with the Dual which is carbon and only slightly over budget, not sure what the real wor...
by clubsport
Thu Jun 27, 2019 08:37 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Cero AR30 wheels. Any users?
Replies: 21
Views: 1529

Re: Cero AR30 wheels. Any users?

How wheels roll can best be considered against another set of Benchmark wheels or on a group ride . You have to take into account weight, aero etc.... So benchmarking against your own wheels on a given route is probably the better metric? So they 'roll well' when compared to a series of indefinite ...
by clubsport
Thu Jun 27, 2019 08:21 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Cero AR30 wheels. Any users?
Replies: 21
Views: 1529

Re: Cero AR30 wheels. Any users?

Tks Philbar72, I don't need that kind of hassle with the Hunt bearings! My only concern with the Ar24 is the hubs and importantly the spokes are of a lower quality compared to the AR 30, I'm not sure this would help with the flex and out of true issues. To be fair these wheels do appear to be value ...
by clubsport
Thu Jun 27, 2019 07:46 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Cero AR30 wheels. Any users?
Replies: 21
Views: 1529

Re: Cero AR30 wheels. Any users?

I have a set I use fairly often, they roll well for the price. My only real issue is that they need "truing up" more than any other wheels I have used. I am around 80kg, there can be quite a bit of flex on hills until the spokes are re tightened. I am also considering the Hunt Aero for my ...
by clubsport
Fri May 24, 2019 07:58 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Best £60 Helmet ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2093

Re: Best £60 Helmet ?

The one that fits you well and you feel comfortable with. The only thing to do is go various cycle stores and try a few on within your price range. I went to buy a Kask protone, a great helmet, but it didn't suit my head shape, so I ended up buying a cheaper Bontrager Mips based on trying it for siz...
by clubsport
Tue Apr 23, 2019 16:13 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: MIPS Helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: MIPS Helmet

I recently bought a new road helmet. Looking around I was surprised at how reasonable the increased cost of a Mips equipped lid was compared to the regular version.
I bought a Bontrager as it fitted well and it was only £15 more compared to the non Mips equipped version.
by clubsport
Tue Apr 16, 2019 15:12 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Wheel choice
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: Wheel choice

No affiliation, but this seems like a good deal? https://www.slanecycles.com/mavic-ksyrium-pro-ust-wheelset-2018-p-28745.html?language=en&currency=GBP&fo_c=303&fo_k=d74f8b8716320c2471f17c911bbd39aa&fo_s=gplauk&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-tXlBRDWARIsAGYQAmfzAy8gtpYS4jrGr-RxzwL9qKUCLTH7M8_EuNUw...
by clubsport
Tue Mar 19, 2019 21:51 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road Bike Recommendations - Budget £2,000 - £2,500
Replies: 57
Views: 3188

Re: Road Bike Recommendations - Budget £2,000 - £2,500

I'm a bit taller with a 32 inside leg and ride a 56cm R3.
The thing is, the R3 has a relatively long top tube compared to my other 56cm road bikes.

I think you may be "between" sizes, as it were, so you may go toward the 54cm mentioned above.
by clubsport
Tue Mar 19, 2019 13:46 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Commuter wheelset
Replies: 22
Views: 1421

Re: Commuter wheelset

I have used Rs11 and Aksium Elite for knocking around on.
Either are fine for the purpose, I quite like the easy servicing on the RS11 hubs and have seen them on sale for £100 for the pair over the last few months.
If Rs11 came up at a good price, I would probably buy those.
by clubsport
Fri Mar 15, 2019 18:30 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: £200-£250 wheelset for Cannondale Synapse
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: £200-£250 wheelset for Cannondale Synapse

Cero Ar24, only about £190, lightwight and great value for money. You can not beat lightweight/cost ratio than these I reckon.. But for me too less spokes for commuting.. but it depends what's the OP commuting looking like.. They are good for the money, but need looking after, I'm not that heavy, u...
by clubsport
Thu Mar 07, 2019 18:09 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Which lightweight alloy wheelset
Replies: 20
Views: 2725

Re: Which lightweight alloy wheelset

It was the hubs that finished off a set of my Cero's rather than the rim wearing down.
by clubsport
Mon Feb 25, 2019 17:53 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Wheels for climbing with....
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Wheels for climbing with....

I have both DA C24 and Ksyrium Elite S,I am biased toward climbing. Personally I think the Shimano are worth the extra money.

I don't know what to buy next though as the DA are good, but dated tech these days?
by clubsport
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: CERO AR24 EVO New wheels-first impressions..
Replies: 14
Views: 6062

Re: CERO AR24 EVO New wheels-first impressions..

Is there a max weight on these, couldnt see anything on the web page for them. Any noticeable flex when out of the saddle? Going to give them a call later today when i get a chance. Thanks D They roll well and are a good buy for the money. I am 82-84 kg and have had mine trued up a couple of times,...
by clubsport
Tue Feb 12, 2019 19:43 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Di2 or disc brakes?
Replies: 84
Views: 3194

Re: Di2 or disc brakes?

Joe Totale wrote:How about getting the Ultegra mechanical one and saving a load of cash which could be spent or more magic wheels?


Exactly what I did, not once have I thought, I wish this changed gear or stopped quicker, but now rolls better as I upgraded the wheels.
by clubsport
Mon Jan 21, 2019 15:24 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mavic QRM Rear Axle.
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Mavic QRM Rear Axle.

I hope this qualifies as Road Buying Advice? Does anyone know where I might be able to find a replacement Mavic QRM Rear Axle as used on Aksium wheels. I have called around and a major (helpful) cycle store have been able to order one from Mavic, but this is likely to take a few weeks to come from F...
by clubsport
Sun Jan 06, 2019 22:04 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: My last road bike
Replies: 26
Views: 2121

Re: My last road bike

Colnago sounds good, but how does it fit?

I am younger than you and went for a Cervelo R3 as it has a slightly less "racey" geometry than the R5, so I thought it might suit me for a few years?

I would jump on a few bikes and see if you are comfortable.
by clubsport
Mon Dec 31, 2018 09:27 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: swapping tyres is it much of an upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 1055

Re: swapping tyres is it much of an upgrade

I prefer the durability of GP race over 4000, I don't really notice much difference in performance, both in 25mm sizing.

I also use 4 seasons in the winter and they are slower, yet more durable than both race and 4000.

I would try the new Conti 5000 when the UK weather improves.
by clubsport
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: alloy climbing wheels: DT swiss, mavic or shimano
Replies: 27
Views: 3208

Re: alloy climbing wheels: DT swiss, mavic or shimano

For once I have owned and ridden most of the wheels mentioned and usually buy wheels with climbing in mind. My default favourite climbing wheel is the Da c24, light, stiff and roll forever! I bought a bike with Ksyrium Elite S, which I sold as they were not as good as the DA and were expensive compa...
by clubsport
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bib Shorts Under £100
Replies: 28
Views: 1744

Re: Bib Shorts Under £100

I have a few pairs of bib shorts from Aldi to Assos, for the money I think Decathlon 900 bibs are a good buy for fit, comfort and durability. they are around £45.
by clubsport
Sat Dec 15, 2018 20:01 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 105 v ultegra pedals
Replies: 25
Views: 1276

Re: 105 v ultegra pedals

SloppySchleckonds wrote:
clubsport wrote:I picked up some Ultegra 8000 carbon pedals in the black Friday sales for a price less than some ask for the 105.

The Dura Ace are lighter, but the Ultegra hit the sweet spot between cost and specification for me.


Sigma had them for £58




That is a great price for Ultegra pedals! :)

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