Sprintech Sports rear view mirror review.

 Sprintech Racing.

http://www.sprintech.eu/index.php/en/products/sprintech-racing

Rear View Mirror for the road bike.


I came across the Sprintech range at the London Bike Show, on the stand was a reflector that caught my eye, I got chatting with Manula on the Sportech stand who offered me a chance of doing a review on the reflector for them, I jumped at the chance to do a review  that screams safety, and the reflector was screaming loud enough! So with contact details changed waited for a delivery, and sure enough, all the way from Sweden came a box with Cycle mirrors and the reflector in.

On review here we have the Sprintech Racing adjustable drop bar rear view mirror.

The Racing comes in various colours to blend in with your frame and bar tape, so take a look at the nice colour range on there website here... http://www.sprintech.eu/index.php/en/products/sprintech-racing



Colors: Black, Blue, White, Yellow.

Whats in the box: 2 x Rear mirrors, 2 x mounting sockets.

Fitting: Took me literally 5 minutes to fit, so very easy to fit.


Process: Remove the end cap on your drop bars, place to one side.





Sprintech recommend you moisten the plug before inserting it in to the end of the bars,  push it all the way home.

Remove plug.

Moisten and inset new plug.

Moisten.

Push all the way home.


Fit the right hand side mirror,

Adjust once on the bike.


Out on a ride the mirror stays in the place it has been adjusted to.

A quick glance down to see what is behind you.

Easy to adjust to your riding position. 

VERDICT: Personally I like to ride with a rear mirror of some description, I feel it makes my ride a bit safer knowing what is coming up behind before I move out to pass or over take a parked car, etc, so I am used to looking in a rear mirror, either attached to my helmet, arm or bike....

Fitting: One of the easiest mirrors to fit, no real problem with the fitting to my drop bars on the bike.
Adjustment: Easy adjustment, simply move so you can see the road behind.
Color: The Springtech comes in various colours, so pick one to suit your bike frame, personally I liked the black one as it does not stand out to much.
Comes in a pair, Left and Right fitting.



The mirror works in the same way as a car rear view mirror, it may take you a bit of time to get used to looking down quickly to check what is behind, I found I had to tilt my head a bit more than I am used to, taking my eye off what is in front of me, pretty sure I will get used to this maneuver of the head.
Object appeared a bit smaller than I would have liked to see in the mirror, but at least I knew they were there as opposed to not knowing with out a the mirrors. 

Make cycling safer with the Springtech rear mirror, 


Springtech Racing video link.

Price: Found it pays to shop around, Amazon have them on there site around £31.00 + free postage, so shop around.

Contact Details:Email info@sprintech.eu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sprintech-1594351060879655/ 

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MYKLOPS Rear cycling mirror review.

 MYKLOPS

REAR VIEW MIRROR 

£19.99+pp

For cyclists.

http://www.myklops.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/myklopsmirror/?fref=ts 

From the London Bike Show on the 14/02/2015.

Passed by the stand of the MYKLOPS rear view mirror and knew I had seen it before! but where, I could just not remember, so I got chatting with the designer, and owner of the MYKLOPS rear view mirror, and he offered me one to do a review on, offer accepted and here we are with the MYKLOPS rear view review, find out how I get on with the MYKLOPS. 


I ride with a rear view mirror most of the time, I can see the benefit of a rear view mirror, it takes a lot of convincing people to use one, but once they do, they tend to not go out with out it!

The MYKLOPS is a little bit different to other rear cycling mirrors on the market, in the way it is worn on your wrist just like a wrist watch, you then open the lid and pull the arm out and position the mirror to suite the bike your on, straight bar, drop bars, seems it will be suitable for any type of bike out there.

Worn on the wrist just like a watch,

Open the cover and pull out the arm and adjust!

Not too sure how we will get on with this rear cycling mirror.

I will be updating the review when I have tested the MYKLOPS further, made from plastic, so will see how well it stands up to the pace!

Worn on the wrist.

Open the lid, slide the arm out to extend the mirror and adjust the bevel top in to position. 




Once adjusted the Myklops stay firmly in place.

Safe, now you can see the car behind .
Going off road, I found it was not needed, so a quick flip and the mirror was put away!

Found a lot of interest in the Myklops rear view mirror.

Ideal if you are a Lady cyclist for the applying of the lipstick for the ride!
Everyone who tried the Myklops said how easy it was to put on and adjust.


Verdict: When I first came across this at the London Bike Show, my first thought was cheap plastic, and would not last long, well that was back in February, and I have been playing about with the Myklops ever since, from  road rides with a top speed of 30mph the Myklops did not move (Down Hill) to rides in the woods, tow path rides, and lots more, the mirror is as good as when I first placed it on my wrist, so why has it taken me four months to test it, basically I ride when I can, and have used the Myklops when I can, have found this to be a lot better than it looks, not that it is a ugly duckling, it does the job right, you can see very clear the traffic behind you, ideal if you go out on a group ride as ride leader to check the riders behind, even if you go out with the wife or girlfriend, you will never ride off in to the sun set and leave them behind, out on the road, you will see cars well before you hear them making the ride a lot safer...
Check out the Myklops website, if your lucky enough to be near the Brighton Baker Street Bike store them, they stock them, pop over to Myklops Facebook page for a chat....

Cycle safe with the Myklops rear view mirror. 

WORTH THE INVESTMENT! 


You can find Myklops here on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/myklopsmirror/?fref=ts 



Stockists: Baker Street Bikes Brighton

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baker-St-Bikes/122436401276380?ref=ts&fref=ts








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Crivite Chain Cleaner from LIDL

 Crivit Chain Cleaner review.

Price £3.99 from LIDL

Whats in the Box:
1 x Chain cleaner.
1x Degreaser.
1x Oil.

Description: 3 rotating brushes which easily clean most standard bicycle chains without dismantling or spraying dirt onto braces, rims etc Grease and biodegradable cleaning agent included, both 50m.

Cage with 3 rotating brushes and removable lid.

Chain degreaser, Chain oil.


Nice and new rotating brushes.


 How to use: I found the Chain cleaner very easy to use on the chain, you will find a clamp that holds the lid in place, remove this and fill the reservoir with degreaser.







 Place the unit on to the bottom section of chain, hook the the arm behind the jockey wheel, and replace the lid, I found it best to have your gears in the small sprocket first of all.

Fill reservoir with degreaser.



Close lid, secure with the clamp.

Pedal backwards, use one hand on the chain cleaner to steady it as you pedal backwards at a slow pace.

Brushes get in to your chain very well removing all the old muck in the gaps of the chain.

How about that then! Well impressed on a machine that does not cost the earth.


Once the chain is cleaned, dry off and apply oil, job done! 

Conclusion:  For the price of the unit I was impressed with the way the chain at the end of the cleaning process, the brushes manage to get in to the links and remove any grit laying there.
Found it easy enough to fill and place on the chain.
Clamps held the lid in place well enough.
Keeps the mess to a minimum making cleaning relatively easy.  (Wife will be pleased).
5 minutes was the time it took me to clean the chain.


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