Rubbish kit that slips under the radar.
Any cycling glove that’s branded waterproof, yet to find one that is. In fact most clothing that’s ‘waterproof and breathable’
Endura zips – utter shite.
Latex tubes – after 20 years of wondering if they are worth it I got some for my road bike. Felt no different to normal tubes but deflated themselves overnight, so they can’t even do the one job they are supposed to. Cack.
Latex tubes use some air overnight but they don’t deflate fully. Is it not normal practice to top up tyres before a ride, it is for me.Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Gary_M – Member
Any cycling glove that’s branded waterproof, yet to find one that is.
Perfect Curve! Well OK, not actually a cycling glove, it’s a windowcleaner’s glove. But it’s incredibly warm, imperviously waterproof, I have terrible circulation so my hands freeze in winter except in these badboys they sweat. And stink.Posted 3 years agooldgitMember
Humvee’s never had a pair that ever completed a ride. Mine had the wrong size inner short attached. Second pair were the most ‘token’ attempt at a short. Popper came out. Gave up and wore with my own inners, zip broke that ride.Posted 3 years ago
Lot’s of broken KCNC stuff in my garage, including two bits that broke or didn’t fit on assembly.crashtestmonkeyMember
Endura use some cheap weak generic version of the press stud, all mine and everyone I know who has ’em has the waistband pop open all the time (and no I’m not chunky, breathing in is enough to do it).
+1000 for gloves with linings that come out with your hand, got some £30 Enduras (possibly a pattern here) that do this, like cheap market stall winter gloves did when I was a kid.
Lezyne pumps are brilliant.
Elite Sior bottle cage. Holds bottle so tightly I was worried I’d strip the bosses out the frame.
Some green michelin DH/FR innertube I bought in Morzine; punctured first ride and found whatever it was made out of patches wouldnt stick to it, so it got binned on its first day 🙄
Aldi track pump. What air did go in on the downstroke got sucked out on the upstroke. Head such a tight fit you risked tearing your valve off with it. And on the 3rd attempt at using it the handle came off. No quibble return policy thankfully.Posted 3 years agodoncorleoniMember
saint PD-MX80 pedals. No wonder they are always discounted. Absolutely love them when they work, big platform and if you remove washers under studs, very grippy.
On my second set due to play developing in the bushing. Stripped down and rebuilt numerous times (one a week now) to make them last.
Problem is not with the cup and cone bearing arrangement – I like cup and cone and easy to adjust in the saint pedals. It’s with the crappy seal and plastic bush on the axle I have issue with. The bush wears and the o ring seal pinches on the lip of the axle just before the thread. This allows water ingress and kills the bush. It’s a weird size and bonded into the ally pedal assembly.Posted 3 years ago
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