Category - Kit & Caboodle

The Cycle Show 2014 – Birmingham NEC

Review: DMR V8 Bike Pedals

DMR V8 Pedal
As the owner of a couple of Cube mountain bikes, I’ve got used to the fact that you need to change the pedals out as the ones fitted to the sub £1000 bikes are generally a load of crap! So, on the latest Cube, I’ve stripped the factory installed scrap metal and replaced them with a nice set of DMR V8’s in black. The DMR’s have a pretty cool design with a few adjustable grub screws along with the permanent spikes that help keep your feet in place when riding along.

As a cyclist, I’ve never felt particularly comfortable with Cleats and having my foot attached to the pedal. I much prefer the ability to simply lift my foot up and seperate it from the bike without arsing around twisting and clipping and generally making the process far too convoluted for my liking.

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Cube Analog 29ER Mountain Bike Review

Let me start this review by saying that I am slightly biased based upon my owning the Cube Analog Disc 2012 for 2 years and only replacing it due to the bike being stolen. I absolutely loved the Analog Disc, and without it being stolen I can’t imagine I would have replaced it any time soon. That said, it was stolen and I needed to find a similar quality and specified replacement for the £6-700 mark. For me, it seemed logical to go for another Cube due to the level of satisfaction found in my previous model. So, after a fair bit of searching and reading the very sparse reviews on the Cube range of bikes, I decided to move to a Cube Analog 29ER as it was of a very similar specification to the aforementioned Analog Disc 2012.

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Product Review: Zoom MT-106a Bar Ends

Zoom Handlebar Ends

So I’ve had the Zoom MT-106a bar ends on the bike for a couple of weeks now and had the opportunity to give them a good testing in various conditions, wet, dry, muddy, etc. I feel like it’s a good time to offer a brief review of the product from a practical usage point of view as well as from a quality point of view.

So, firstly I’ll go over the quality of the product.

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