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jer826 wrote a review of on July 22, 2009

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I recently purchased the FT60 for cycling training. The first few times I use it, the max hr value recorded during my training sessions was over 214 bpm. However, I never saw a value higher then 184 on the wrist unit and 214 is much higher them my max hr. I contacted support about the erratic HR readings and gave me an faq link with some tips. Unfortunately, after trying several tip, none seemed to help. I also found it odd that they publish a long list of things that cause disturbances between the wrist unit and the hr transmitter (below).Disturbances may occur near high-voltage power lines, traffic lights, mp3 player, overhead lines of electric railways, electric bus lines or trams, televisions, car motors, bike computers, some motor-driven exercise equipment, cellular phones, or when you walk through electric security gates. Microwave ovens, computers and WLAN base stations may also cause interference. To avoid erratic readings, move away from possible sources of disturbance.Seem unlikely that you can avoid many of these sources of disturbances while cycling (bike computers, car motors, electric lines, traffic lights, cellular phones). Maybe Polar needs to add an option to change the frequency in such cases.The other annoying thing I noticed about the FT60 is that you can not select the wrist display to display between hr only and hr and % max hr in the same screen during training. This can only be selected during setup settings and is not easily changed on the fly during training.

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jer826 wrote a review of on May 31, 2009

5 5

I recently purchased two of these cages for my new Cannondale Synapse carbon 3 road bike. The cages are lightweight, strong and look sharp. The water bottles slide in and out of the cage easily and are held in tight by a small rubber foot at the bottom of the cage. I have also noticed that vibration is not a problem for these cages. The only complaint is that when tightening the cage bolts during installation, the carbon cage twists and must be realigned after the bolts are secured.

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jer826 wrote a review of on May 31, 2009

5 5

I Recently replaced the stock Maxxis Columbire tires on my Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 bike with a pair of the Hutchinson Intensive Kevlar Hardskins. These tires weigh about 15g more then the Maxxis. However, the Hutchinson's have a much smoother and quieter ride. Traction and high speed stability on dry roads is very good. I don't have enough mileage on the Hutchinson's to rate the mileage claim (6000km) or puncture resistence. However, so far I like them very much.

8/10/10 Update - I have been riding the tires for 8500+ miles and have not had a single flat! I have been getting about 5000 miles on the front tires and 2500 on the rear. Had one rear tire that got a snake bike (likely a sharp rock) in the sidewall that had to be replaced early. The tire didn't blow but must have damaged some cords in the sidewall enough to create a bulge. Great training tires though! Maybe a little heavy for racing.

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jer826 wrote a review of on May 27, 2009

5 5

I shopped around quite a bit before selecting this helmet. This one seemed to fit my mellon the best and was lite and confortable. The helmet keeps your head cool on hot days and has good air flow. Some of the veins are reenforced with carbon, which adds strength and looks sharp. Great value for the money compared to other high end offerings. I have a medium, which weighs 310g dispite the Bell site claims of 280g.

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jer826 wrote a review of on May 27, 2009

5 5

I have both full fingered and fingerless Elite Gel Vent Gloves. Both are lite weight. The full fingured gloves keep your hands worm whem it's cool and the fingerless gloves stay cool when it's warm. Nice snug fit. However, I found that the sizing chart seems to be off by one full size. I measured a Large but the XL fits perfectly.

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jer826 wrote a review of on May 27, 2009

5 5

I have both full fingered and fingerless Elite Gel Vent Gloves. Both are lite weight. The full fingured gloves keep your hands worm whem it's cool and the fingerless gloves stay cool when it's warm. Nice snug fit. However, I found that the sizing chart seems to be off by one full size. I measured a Large but the XL fits perfectly.

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