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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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.
I’ve owned the Cube Analog Disc 2012 Mountain Bike for a few months now and since buying it, threatened to write up a personal review on my experience as an owner. Well, here it is at last…
I’m pretty new to mountain biking / cycling, having owned bikes in the past but never really giving them serious attention. However, this all changed when I bought a Diamondback Stealth a couple of years ago and really started to enjoy getting out on the trail and getting fit. I set myself a weight loss goal, and once achieved I decided my present would be a new bike. I looked at the Vitus range of mountain bikes, and really fell for one of their 2012 range, but the reviews I read of it made it sound too different to my normal riding style, so I abandoned lusting after it and stopped looking.
Well, after a while I went back to searching for a bike that had all the things I was looking for and finally found the Cube range. After a little more research, some online research (which didn’t yield many results) and talking to a sales assistant in a local bike specialists I decided to order a Cube Analog Disc 2012 as my treat and Diamondback replacement. After some initial stock issues I ended up buying the bike online and took delivery a few days later.
So, for the last couple of rides I’ve been wearing my other halfs Specialised helmet that she was given by her brother (he used to be part of the cycle police in London) to see if I can get used to wearing one. While I’m still not 100% comfortable with it, I’ve decided to invest in one of my own. I originally ordered a SixSixOne Recon XC/Trail Helmet, but found it to be bloody huge!
I ended up looking like a bit of a mushroom head and quickly sent it back! I’ve now replaced it with the Met Crossover Road/MTB helmet that is considerably smaller.