What gadgets/products are underrated/overrated?

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Doner Kebab    pirate
11/10/2012 at 21:56

under rated -

a partner that lets you train xx hours a week and dont moan (too often)
knowing how to use HR training properly
having a brain the size of a walnut with the inability to recognise that you should really stop/slow the pace down
yellow and black lycra
people that inspire and get you motivated
kebab as a main source of protein and "essential" fats 

over rated -

crap magazines that recirculate the same old shite or publish the breakthrough "scientific facts" which will be overturned in next months articles
bikes that you cant afford - its always nice to blitz someone riding something worth more than your car
obstacle races
bieng able to spell on internet formus 

meface    pirate
11/10/2012 at 22:22


Perforamce Doping - all the cool cats are doing it



Taking what M..eface says seriously

Dustboy    pirate
12/10/2012 at 12:22


Talcum powder, clear transition boxes (I like them), neoprene hats, speedo cheapo goggles, DA C24 wheels, OMM 10L ruckies, Nuun, little gel bottles, ceramic bearings, specialized cycle shoes, leather gloves/saddles, Richmond Park once you "get" it.


the posh foods, Frostie bars and Asda own are just as good, gels not in little bottles, Aero bottles, full mask "tri" goggles, Schwalbe Ultremo tyres, great but they rot in 6 months, shit track pumps, specialized saddles (ouch), up their own arse LBS's

12/10/2012 at 15:14
Dustboy wrote (see)


Schwalbe Ultremo tyres, great but they rot in 6 months,

Dusty's opinion on tyres.
Schwalbe Ultremos rock. After nicking a pair from Muffin Top's bike, they did a horrible winter of hill training in north wales and were still fine for the race season. They are without doubt the easiest to change if you get a p*nct*re. Even survived t-boning a traffic cone at 28mph in IM Wales.

Dustboy    pirate
12/10/2012 at 16:41

Hmm STIL. Wonder if I have a bad batch then? They have perished all round the edges after being put on new in March (still on the bike as I am lazy) and I got a pinch flat going over a pebble (though to be fair, it did dent the rim as well). I wonder if the fact that they had been left in the garage over winter from October before fitting made them rot so easily?

Cortina5    pirate
12/10/2012 at 18:11

Maybe worth contacting Schwalbe? They did a recall a year or so ago for this kind of issue.

Where I had an overnight flat the rear tyre perished at the bottom. Other than that they seem ok.

12/10/2012 at 18:57

under rated





over rated



mates/friends/family/unfamiliar comments 'you cant do that - its impossible' ( yeah. watch me )

under appreciated

a partner that understands why the holiday is cancelled but the shiney bike and wetsuit are a necessity along with 15hrs of me time every week


power meters - seriously, for amatuers and plodders ?

gps/watch/computer - i want one BUT i cant explain why

EPO - even if I could afford Ferrari, would lance mind paying ?

Blisters    pirate
12/10/2012 at 21:56

Thanks for the top tip on Secialized saddles. If that's Body Geometry, my @rse is a funny shape. I think I really will invest in avoiding purple bum boils.

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