Newly-discovered kit you'd recommend to anybody.
Steve Peat Fender for me. This, combined with a crud catcher, means that a contact-lens wearer like myself can ride all year round without steamy glasses. They look a bit “special” but they’re absolutely brilliant.
Most of my MTB group now use them. You can spot the non-believers in the pub after our group rides – pink-eye and faces covered in mud!Posted 3 years agohatterSubscriber
Pearl Izumi Divide Shorts, wore them for the first time last night.
I’ve been a Sugoi Gustov man for quite some time but I think these may have changed my mind. The outers are cut pretty much perfectly and as for the liner, it was like having my hairy saddlebags cupped by angels!
Only downsides is that there isn’t much by way of pockets and they’re be a bit breezy for colder weather, but as non-sweaty comfortable ‘performance baggies’ they’re damn near perfect.Posted 3 years agonemesisSubscriber
Not quite newly discovered – I’ve had them a year – but Bont shoes. Most people think they’re hideously expensive but I got my A3s for £100 and they’re fully heat mouldable,just a little heavier than the posh models.
The current ‘bargain’ model is the Riot at £100 or so online. If you have awkward feet like mine that never suited any other shoes, then these are well worth the cash.Posted 3 years agopasstherizlaMember
My bikes are fantastic and in the grand scheme of things they’re all fairly new, only been riding since April 2011. Been through 5 bikes in that time and have just bought a 6th. Met some of the best mates I’ve ever had and enjoyed some really lairy experiences.
On a less emo tip… Mucky nutz. ESI Chunky. Bloody brill.
Oh edit… And tubeless.Posted 3 years agobikebouyMember
Gary_M – Member
What’s so comfortable about the empires over a ‘normal’ fastening road shoe? Interested as I quite like the look of these.
Well the leather they use isn’t the same as my Factors for a start. Whilst I really like my Factors (having been a SidiBouy for years) I bought the Factors just over 12mths ago and they’ve been bloomin niiiiice, however I fell in love with the Empires and bought the Orange ones. Now then, the leather they use is softer, the laces when you tighten them up just seem to clasp your foot a little better, certainly around the toes, and the sole is a better grade carbon and the padding around the ankle is softer too.
They’ve been the go to shoe for me since I bought them a month ago.
I don’t think they’re expensive at all, in fact they’re cheaper than my Factors.
And anyway, I do a mass of road riding and I know what I like.
HTH 😆Posted 3 years agoz1ppyMember
It always been possible to fit a SKS shockboard to a Lefty EddieB & is a much better mudguard.. those SP fenders look daft (main reason why hard-as-nail mtb won’t fit any mudguard) and are easily equalled by a Mucky Nutz Bender fender on normal forks & surpassed by adding a Crud Catcher front mudguard to your downtube.Posted 3 years ago
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