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What would you recommend?

If people have found anything they've bought and would highly recommend then let everyone know here. My first one are my tyres, they're specialized armadillos. I've had these on my bike for a year now and not a single puncture. I cycle to and from work a couple of times a week, and it's 34 miles, I'm tempting fate now I know.

Here's someone elses review as well if you don't belive me.

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/2192/ ... g-puncture

If someone can recommend a road bike for between £1000-£1200 that would be great.

Nick expecting a puncture anyday now.


  • TesseractTesseract Posts: 280
    I'll second the armadillos, and also gatorskins.

    I used to get punctures just about every second ride, now use these for my training bike and like you, haven't had a puncture in ages.

    For racing I use Grand Prix 4000s tyres, great rolling speed and v. grippy.
  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    CO2 pump.

    I have seem people pumping their little hearts out on side of the road in race and training situations. I just turn the knob and 5 seconds later 100 PSI.
  • ZacniciZacnici Posts: 1,385
    Conehead, you have outblinged me - I was going to suggest ESS ICE glasses; all in one lense, interchangeable, smoke, amber and clear and as you can see from these videos should stop the odd stone chip from doing any damage.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS8FdYX6 ... re=related weapon handling skills leave much to be desired - he has to look to find the safety!!! - but it gets the point across.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7c18FdH ... re=related
  • jmurt71jmurt71 Posts: 46
    'Speed Lever' for getting tight fitting tyres back on the wheels after changing a puncture
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/search/cycle/7/ ... ed%20lever
    Always have a bit of a nightmare fitting Gatorskins back onto Fulcrum 5's, this little gadget gets it done in under 30seconds. Best fiver you'll spend.
  • SilverbackSilverback Posts: 131
    God I hate iphones. Just read about speed levers and another thread about running hats preventing sweat in the eyes and have spent £15 at Wiggle from a deck chair in the garden.

    Recommended purchase-most recent goodie were Zoggs medium hand paddles, they beast your upper arms and I'm definitely faster as a result. Just have to get over the odd looks from the blue rinse brigade at Herne Bay pool.
  • AtomicAtomic Posts: 126

    ZipVit ZV3 Recovery Drink Rapide in Chocolate.


    In fact I use (and like)most of zipvits products (Gels,Bars, energy drink), but the chocolate recoovery drink is the stand out product for me.

    I ran out of it for a couple of weeks and my legs were killing me the day after a hard session. As soon as I was back on it the pain disappeared.

    I have a big jar in my cupboard at all times and lots of little sachets of it stuffed in every bag I have.

    I can't praise it highly enough.
  • AtomicAtomic Posts: 126


    And you usually get free gifts such as water bottle, race belt or bag if you order from http://www.zipvitsport.co.uk
  • ZacniciZacnici Posts: 1,385
    Oh yes - Joe Blow Topeak Sport track pump - mega. Inflates a fully flat tyre in just a few pumps and easily goes to 125psi
  • ironkavironkav Posts: 259
    What co2 pump would anyone recommend?
  • AtomicAtomic Posts: 126
    Zacnici wrote:
    Oh yes - Joe Blow Topeak Sport track pump - mega. Inflates a fully flat tyre in just a few pumps and easily goes to 125psi
    +1 for this pump. Easily pumps up to 140psi in a few strokes.
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