Get in Gear Ladies Cycle Jersey size 12

A stylish Ladies Cycle Jersey from the designs of Get in Gear!

The size I had [not for me mind you!] was a ladies size 12, this was the size I was told to order by a lady cyclist friend of mine who was going to model it for us, as she is a standard dress size 12.
She found it came up a bit on the snug side, so I would recommend ordering a size above your normal dress size, Get in Gear do advise this on their website "The women's jerseys are of a racing cut so please keep in mind that this means that they are are on the slim side."

Please bear this in mind when ordering.

 The design is fresh and bright, the quality of the printing is top draw, superb quality with no bleed over, the printing is not harsh and hard but feels natural to the touch, as if it woven into the fabric.
The screen printing is the best I have seen, in either mens or ladies, that includes some of the best known manufactures of Race-wear.

 Three deep pockets are ample size to keep your extra nutrition in.
Rounded and also reinforced.

 Quality Screen Print.

 A flexible quarter zip that fits up to the neck with a overlapping cover to stop the zip from catching the skin.

 The quarter front zip, ran smoothly with no snags on the review jersey.

Quoted on the Get in Gear website, they say "the Jersey is so light",  and this is true, every person who has felt it, their first comment has been,
"My god isn't it light"! 
Which also makes it super-breathable.
The Get in Gear Jersey comes with a Silicone hem gripper to keep the waistband firmly in place.

First thought's on the Get in Gear Ladies Jersey.

It is an extremely light jersey.
Great stand out design.
Great breathable material.
First class zip.
Nice deep rear pockets which are curved and reinforced.
But most importantly the quality of the manufacture is fantastic.

It came to me nicely packaged and the jersey was neatly wrapped in tissue paper.

A Top Quality Jersey from Get in Gear 


Lets see what it looks like on a Lady cyclist then! 

 Looks really nice!
It certainly makes you to stand out!

Loads of room in the curved reinforced rear pockets.

Thanks to Gina for trying this out, I could not have done this product review with out you.
[Well I could but I am more a 16 than a 12 !]

So Thank you Gina and also a Great big Thank you to Get in Gear team for letting us do this review for you.
I was really impressed with the styling and design, in fact everything about this Jersey has impressed not only me but also everyone who has seen it, if  Get in Gears Children and Men's jerseys are in the same class as this one, they are onto a "Winner" and I have no qualms about completely recommending their Cycle wear to any of you cycling folk out there.
If you want to treat yourself or family member to a top grade jersey take a look at there website, it could be one of the best things you ever buy.
Get in Gear do a superb line in Children's cycle wear, so if you have a budding Wiggins, Froome or Cavendish, click on to their web site for the newest designs, and quality products.

If you want to stock the Get in Gear range in your bike shop, head to the Get in Gear website for more details or give their Twitter feed a tweet on

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Main Website page here... 

In conclusion

What our lady cyclist had to say about the jersey after riding the Sportive UK Tour de Essex

The shirt was very comfortable though a little tight, it was very light and it stayed dry even though it was really warm out.


How well the Get In Gear Jersey looks out on the road!
Gina has just finished the Tour De Essex Sportive ride.
Think you all have to agree she does look good in the Jersey!

Another great review from RoadCC on there Children's Cycling Jersey. 

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Tyre Lever Challenge 2015

 Tyre Lever Challenge 2015

I am setting up a Challenge to find out which make and model of Tyre lever is the "Best Cycling Tyre Lever" on the market today for your money?

I shall be approaching bike suppliers and manufacturer's to see if they think their Tyre Levers are "The Best" on the market.

They will be judged on many different criteria including, strength, flexibility, size and not forgetting cost!

Why am I doing this? because a few days ago I went to change a tyre on my mountain bike and the tyre levers I had [practically new] broke, and I ended up using some old spoons! [for those of you who remember this way from years gone by]  your mums cutlery draw always had several bent spoons, or more likely several missing!
Do you know of a make that you feel would be up to the job! 
Let me know.

Could this be the King of Levers!

Some of the levers  up to the Challenge!

Tell me what your favorite lever is and I will try to add it to the 2015 Tyre Levers challenge.

Alloy levers

Crankbrothers Speedier lever
Supplied by

Pro Form tyre tool

Power Lever XL

Raleigh levers from Wheelies Bikes

Saber lever for the Crank Brothers Speedier Lever. for the Raleigh levers.



 Halfords tyre levers
I can not find the link to the Halfords tyre levers, when I do I will update it for you all.
Thanks to the Harlow store for there contribution to the challenge.

Next up the Parktool tyre levers!
From Maddison UK

A Late comer to the Challenge is from DecathlonUK with there BTwin Tyre Levers


A new entry from my LBS Lee Vally Cycles!

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FR Front Race Mudhugger front mudguard review

Front Race Mudhugger Mudguard review

 The FR (Front Race) designed with World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.


 The FR stands for "Front Race" which means you are getting something special from the lads at Mudhugger, I have a front mudguard on review, if you have read my other Mudhugger Review you will know that I am pretty impressed with the pair on my Trek 29er, I love them,  they keep my bottom and back dry on the wet muddy rides, that also includes my light and seat bags, keeping them dry and mud free, but that is the pair fitted to the 29er.  How will this New addition to the Mudhugger stable work then, this is what I am about to find out!

Mudhugger sends the FR in a nice large box. 

 One FR Front Race Mudhugger mudguard 

Fixing is straight forward.

What is in the Box! 

1 x FR Front Mudhugger
4 x small cable ties
4 x large cable ties
1 x sticker
1 x Instruction sheet with links to videos  on "How To" fix the FR.
On first inspection of the FR, it does not look much different to the normal Mudhugger's, but you need to look again as  firstly they feel a bit lighter and secondly they are a bit longer.  On offering it up to the front wheel  you will see a difference in length and also a difference in profile compared to the older Mudhugger I reviewed previously.

The test bike I will use will be a Specialized Camber mtb bike, as it doesn't mind a bit of rough riding! 

 The Gap to fit the FR into! 

 Not much clearance on the Camber front fork.

The easiest way I found to fit the FR is as follows.... 
Take the 2 x small cable ties and pass them first through the top holes in the FR.

 Simply pass the 2 cable ties through the top holes

Leave these open.

 Next is to offer the FR onto the front fork, position the FR in place and loose tie the tie wraps to start with.

 It is recommended to use some Frame Tap to protect your paint work and frame on your bike
Available from the Mudhugger website 

 Next take 2 of the large cable ties and pass them around the holes on the side of the FR and loosely  connect them to the front forks.

 Once all are in place and you have made sure the clearance is good enough, tighten up the cable ties and test for any rubbing, if so just give the FR a twist and a pull to get it to adjust.

Would recommend Frame tape, not supplied in the box, well worth adding this to your order.
 All fitted! 

 Time for a test.

 Until I know the FR is in the correct place I have not cut off the ends of the cable ties.

 I was thinking of getting the hairdryer out to reshape the FR into place,

 Looks neat and tidy! A nice curve to the FR, and long enough.

 Out on the test ride and I had no problems with any rubbing anywhere, so I was very pleased with that.

 On the ride I did notice that stones were hitting the FR instead of the under frame.

 At the time of test the weather had been good, and the rain had kept off, so the ground was a lot drier that it had been in the past, so not much soft mud.

Went out on a towpath ride along the river bank, dry and dusty conditions but the track was stony, I could hear the stones flicking up onto the the FR, without the FR fitted I am pretty sure the stones would be chipping away at the paint work!

Loads of dust all around the bike frame.

 The FR Mudhugger looks the part!

How did the Mudhugger FR cope with a much muddier ride..

 Very muddy.

 Wet and muddy ride and plenty of grit around! 

 Plenty of dirt here! 

 Take a closer look around the front fork to see how well the FR has kept the dirt from getting there! 

 One of those kind of rides.
Over rough ground the FR did not seem to mind being shaken around and it did not slip out of place once, there was no rubbing or grinding, I can honestly say that I have not had to readjust the FR once whilst it has been fitted to the Camber!

How did we rate the FR by Mudhugger.

Easy to fit.
Easy to wipe clean.
Kept the dirt and grit from flying up and hitting the frame.
Nice looking front mudguard.








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