Cheap Bike Jerseys Cheap? Can The Best Bike Jerseys be Cheap?

Are Cheap Bike Jerseys Cheap? Can the Best Bike Jerseys not cost an Arm-and-a-Leg?

It depends on if you are getting a cheaply made jersey, that is simply priced accordingly, or if you are getting a quality, pro-style jersey with quality zippers and gel grippers for a very competitive price.

If you are describing CELL Bikes Jerseys, we’re definitely talking about the latter!

Have a look at ‘pro’ jerseys and compare them to ours, and chances are, the only thing ‘pro’ about them is the price!  If you’re in Sydney, look around, and you’ll find more and more bike riders with CELL Jerseys. Why? Try Value, Performance, Quality…take your pick!

CELL Bike Jerseys are also worn by serious road bike and mountain bike racers around Australia.  If you have pics of you competing in a CELL Jersey, send them in, and you’ll be online for all to see!

If you haven’t tried a CELL Jersey yet, what have you got to lose?

Fibre Flare Bike Light Review

Long-term review of the Fibre Flare bike lights.

Safety is always a concern with cyclists.  Being seen anytime is important but even more so at night.  The Fibre Flare optic light greatly enhances your visibility.

As with any product, ease of use will determine whether it’s something you leave at home or benefit from in your day to day riding.  Fibre Flare makes it easy with “batteries are included”.  It was simple enough to slip off the stretchable rubber end cap and drop in a battery on each end.  The ladder style bands slip onto a clip on each end of the fiber optic shaft.  At this point it’s simply a matter of deciding where to place the light.  It can be put on your seat stay, top tube, down tube, or even fixed to your clothing.

On one end of the light is a red circular indication that you press to turn the light on and off.  The first push turns the unit to a solid red and a second push will begin the eye catching flashing mode.  I would prefer a more tactile feel such as a bump or an indentation.  When using this light at night, it is sometimes difficult to see where to press the power switch.  Since both ends are identical you’re not sure where the power button is. Perhaps a different colored end cap would let you know where to find it.

The function of this light was outstanding even in the daylight. It was noticeable nearly a half a mile away. In the dark, my co-tester said the Fibre Flare was brighter than my flashing LED lights I had been using.  Fibre Flare is unique with nearly 360° visibility from the light.  It can be seen from several directions at once.  Obviously the tube that you mount the light against would block the view from that direction.

It is lightweight and flexible which added to my conclusion about this being a good product.  It has been unaffected by continuous pounding on a gravel roads and weather conditions including rain and snow for several months.  I have beaten up this light and it continues to work.  The durability leaves no question.  After my trial with the Fibre Flare, I knew I would purchase their two pack set of lights.  My intended use is one on each seat stay and one on either on my backpack or jersey.  Don’t laugh when I say I’ve been contemplating using this light on pets and children!

The brightness of this light is undisputed.  You literally can tell the difference between it and my other lights. It is much like seeing the difference between LED taillights on cars as opposed to standard filament bulbs.  I love things that are simple, functional, versatile and easy to use and maintain.  Fibre Flare meets all of these criteria. The added bonus is it keeps me safe!

Sourced from Roadcycling.com

Bicycle Rear Lights

Bicycle lights come in two varieties: dim, flickering things driven by dynamos which make your bike feel like the brakes are on, and battery-powered lights with a life measured in minutes, so heavy that they bend the lamp brackets. Right? Wrong.

In the 1980s, a lamp powered by ‘AA’ cells would have been a poor thing indeed. Incandescent lamps drained batteries at a staggering rate, so fast that rechargeable provided too short a duration to be useful. Alkaline batteries were available, but expensive. Most lights used heavy ‘D’ cells which required substantial built-on brackets.

Now, use of overvolted halogen lamps and LEDs (that is, ones run at slightly over the rated voltage, which produce more power at the cost of a shorter life) has revolutionised cycle lighting. The amount of light output per watt consumed is far higher, giving longer battery life and better vision.

TOP Tip

Rear Lights have two purposes: seeing, and being seen. The type of light required for each may be different. The solution is obvious: fit two types of lights. You’ll never get in trouble for having too many lights on a bike at night (please don’t take this as an invitation to fill your Yak BoB with batteries and do a Blackpool illuminations impression just to prove this Entry wrong).

Battery Rear Lights

At the basic end, we have again the standard ‘C’ or ‘D’ cell tungsten lamp. As a rear lamp, it’s quite acceptable, if not outstanding. As with front battery lamps, you can buy a range of tungsten and halogen rear lights of steadily increasing brightness, some of which can be powered off rechargeable lighting systems.

Super-bright LEDs appear to be the choice for most riders, both for visibility and for battery life. The best of these will give considerably more light than an incandescent lamp (much less energy is wasted in heat), and fitting a pair to the carrier of your bike should make you visible to even the most nyctalopic (or night-blind) motorist.

Most LED lights will flash (chasers are the most visible of all). If you are hit from behind and you have flashing Rear Bike light , you will be held at least partly to blame – even though flashing lights have been scientifically proven to be more visible. Make sure your chosen LED light is British Standards-approved (or whichever body looks after safety standards in your country) as a rear light, and fit it using the correct brackets. Note: some LED lamps are BS-approved only when used with an optional fixed bracket; the type which clamp around the seat-pin don’t meet the standard.


This article is sourced from BBC Home UK

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Pictures are sourced from thirdwave-websites.com.

Pro Torque Wrench Review

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“Essential bit of kit if you’re a compulsive component swapper”

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The Pro Torque wrench should have a place in your toolbox if you care for your components and your safety.

With so much carbon and lightweight alloy kit on the scene, it has never been so important to tighten things to the correct torque. If the bolts on your components specify a torque value, they must be done up to that value. Not more, not less but that exact tightness. This means investing in a torque wrench and the Pro Torque Wrench from Shimano is a quality tool that you can wager your carbon frame on for its accuracy.

Covering a torque range of 3-15Nm the Pro Torque Wrench takes care of all the small delicate bolts used on stems, seatposts, 2-piece chainsets, etc – basically all the bolts except the big torque stuff like bottom brackets and cranks.

Dialling in the torque is easy: you simply pull the adjuster out and turn until the dial aligns with the desired torque reading. The tool has increments of 0.4Nm in a range of 3-15Nm with an accuracy of ±4%. This is more accurate than the torsion bar wrenches and the cheaper style of torque wrench with the graduated scale along the handle.

Best of all, the kit includes ¼ inch M3, M4, M5, M6 Hex, socket extensions and T25 & T30 sockets which should cover most of the bolts on a bike, although a T20 Torx could be handy for some.

It isn’t cheap and you can pick up a torque wrench for half the money, but you can also pay a lot more. With the Pro torque wrench you’re paying for quality and accuracy, so ask yourself: how much do you value your expensive componentry?

By Jez Loftus, Tech Ed

Australia’s Favourite Cycling Jersey…CELL Bikes Jerseys!

Bike Riders around Australia everywhere can be found riding CELL Cycling Jerseys! Why? Simple…because our jerseys offer the same quality as more expensive pro models, but at an affordable price! Cheap + Good = Bargain, and our cycling jerseys (and bike shorts) are the best value anywhere!

Why are our jerseys so cheap? First, don’t think of us as being ‘cheap’, just think of everyone else as being OVERPRICED and EXPENSIVE! We don’t put HUGE Mark-Ups on our own stuff, from clothes, bikes, and bike gear…we simply listen to what you want, make it, and sell it to you at a reasonable price so that everyone is happy!

We are bike riders just like you! We don’t drive fancy cars, live in huge 10 bedroom houses with a 5 car garage…we ride bikes to work, ride bikes for fun, and encounter the same bike related issues as you…which means that we live and breathe cycling! We price our things so that ‘real-world’ cyclists like you,  who don’t want to overpay for consumables like tyres, tubes, and cycling clothes can keep on riding without hurting your wallet.  Even if you ride only on the weekends, or once in a while…why overpay for the privilege to ride your bike?

CELL Bikes Cycling Jerseys represent our philosophy of giving bike riders what they want, at a price they can afford to keep riding! Remember, if you ride your bike instead of drive…you’re doing yourself, your health, the environment, and even your wallet a favour! We keep our prices low to keep you on the road!

-CELL Bikes