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 SLR XP 2005 SLR XP

Brand:  Selle Italia

Category: Saddles

" Affordable and light "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 28th Jul 2007 from Singapore

The Review
For weightweenies this is a very good buy.
But the carbon shell is not comfortable for long rides which i guess is a trade off for being light.
Anyways it is still a good saddle I would reccommend.

Strengths
It hurts the butt after 2 hours of riding.
No sideguards to protect against crashes, just tore mine :( .

Weaknesses
It hurts the butt after 2 hours of riding.
No sideguards to protect against crashes, just tore mine :( .

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
Giant roadbike CFR frame with DA/Ultegra drive train.

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 Quick Release Skewers 2005 Quick Release Skewers

Brand:  Tune

Category: Skewers

" Very good skewers but not that affordable "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 28th Jul 2007 from Singapore

The Review
It shaved off about 150 grams from my old steel skewers.
But the price is deadly but I was so happy I had extra money that time when I bought it.

One equation I learned when upgrading. :)
hehehe. 1 gram shaved off equals $1 to be spent

Strengths
Quite expensive for pair really.
The handle tarnishes after a while but not that obvious. Haven't tried to metal polish it yet

Weaknesses
Quite expensive for pair really.
The handle tarnishes after a while but not that obvious. Haven't tried to metal polish it yet

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
Giant CFR road bike with DA/Ultegra drivetrain

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Shimano close skewers
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 Estro 2007 Estro

Brand:  MET

Category: Helmets

" Nice helmet!! "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 28th Jul 2007 from Singapore

The Review
Good helmet at an affordable price. I intended to buy a selev helmet but I liked the form factor for this more striking and attractive.

Strengths
I have no where to place the long end of the chin strap. I just let it dangle at the side of my head. But a simple rubber band did the trick.

Weaknesses
I have no where to place the long end of the chin strap. I just let it dangle at the side of my head. But a simple rubber band did the trick.

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
Giant CFR roadbike with DA/Ultegra drivetrain

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 S2.0 2005 S2.0

Brand:  Soul

Category: Wheelsets

" Affordable and light wheelset "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 28th Jul 2007 from Singapore

The Review
For those weightweenies with a budget, well this is a good wheelset for you.
Newer version have stronger spokes as I was told.
I am not sure of this. Compared to my old Shimano r550. This feels less comfortable and feels stiff.

Strengths
High spoke count.
Not aerodynamically light
Small spokes make it harder to attach the magnet for the cyclometer

Weaknesses
High spoke count.
Not aerodynamically light
Small spokes make it harder to attach the magnet for the cyclometer

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
Giant CFR road frame with DA/Ultegra drivetrain

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Shimano R550
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 E-RDA-850D-LW / E-RDA-850R-LW 2006 E-RDA-850D-LW / E-RDA-850R-LW

Brand:  Minoura

Category: Trainers - Cycling

" nice trainer "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 30th Jul 2007 from Singapore

The Review
For budget cyclist this is a good choice.
If you have more cash to chuck in then find a quiter trainer so you ca use it while watching TV and not to disturb the other people in the house. Especially when you want to cycle in the wee hours of the morning. hehehe

Strengths
Quite noisy like a drill/vacuum cleaner when cycling even at the lowest resistance.
Had a hard time listening to the TV while on the trainer

Weaknesses
Quite noisy like a drill/vacuum cleaner when cycling even at the lowest resistance.
Had a hard time listening to the TV while on the trainer

Duration of product used
Not Sure

Bike Setup
Giant CFR with DA/Ultegra drivetrain

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 RXS CARBON (STEEL SPINDLE) 2005 RXS CARBON (STEEL SPINDLE)

Brand:  TIME

Category: Pedals

" Just good pedals "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 16th Nov 2007 from Hougang Singapore

The Review
Good pedals in aesthetic and functionality.

Quite similar to the clipping style of an MTB pedal so I didnt have any hardships reverting to road.

Large floating angle in my opinion is the disadvantage. But some riders prefer a large floating angle for comfort I think.

Strengths
Large float angle which will end up that you need to turn the pedal at a wider angle to disengage.

Dangerous in emergency situations.

Weaknesses
Large float angle which will end up that you need to turn the pedal at a wider angle to disengage.

Dangerous in emergency situations.

Duration of product used
Not Sure

Bike Setup
Soul Ti w/ Da drivetrain

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none, was on MTB pedal before
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