Best Bike Related Purchase 2012

by Super Domestique   December 10, 2012  

I did this last year and it went down well so thought I would make an early start as I am struggling to pin point one.

What was your best cycling related purchase this year?

It can be a bike, parts, tools, books, clothing/kit, event tickets, etc.

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Aero wheels. I'm soooooo glad I ignored all the negativity and blew my tax rebate.

posted by robdaykin [160 posts]
10th December 2012 - 16:58

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My Gore Windstopper jacket-lifesaver in this weather.

Nevman

posted by nevman [17 posts]
10th December 2012 - 18:26

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Lezyne mini floor pump. 100 psi no problem at the road side Big Grin

posted by Canis Cibo [57 posts]
10th December 2012 - 20:07

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The obvious one would be a very lovely Dedacciai frame and fork at 54% RRP but on a more prosaic level I finally (nearly) completed my workshop with the tools I've been missing, borrowing or bodging around: pedal spanner, chainwhip + cassette socket, BB wrench. Just the truing stand next..

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posted by joemmo [779 posts]
10th December 2012 - 22:54

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Im with you notfastenough. My best buy this year are the lovely Ksyrium Equipes. Sooooooooooooooo good

nige

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posted by formereve [65 posts]
11th December 2012 - 2:29

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Northwave fahrenheit shoes - I can feel my toes Big Grin
Kinesis TK3 .... soooooooo comfy Big Grin

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [679 posts]
11th December 2012 - 13:29

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i purchased an isaac meson di2 earlier and what a dream to ride

posted by issacforce [204 posts]
11th December 2012 - 21:39

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+1 for the overshoes..... Bettered ever so slightly by the cosy Buff on these cold morning commutes Smile

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posted by colhum1 [98 posts]
12th December 2012 - 2:06

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Rainlegs - great buy. Keep the worst of the rain off you and keep your bits from freezing when it's dry but cold.

posted by FMOAB [229 posts]
12th December 2012 - 3:28

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My Gore windstopper gloves - toasty warms hands all the time!

posted by djgorey [37 posts]
12th December 2012 - 8:43

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Not so much a purchase more like a prize

A Specialized Sirrus Comp 2013, only questions is do I keep it and sell my Carrera TDF or not. Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

posted by Johnty [4 posts]
12th December 2012 - 20:49

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that's easy for me.

my lovely 2013 specialized tarmac sport road bike Big Grin

posted by racefaceec90 [46 posts]
13th December 2012 - 9:02

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OK, I can now confirm that my best bike related purchase.....Not only of 2012 but my life is on route.

An Ice Sprint FSX Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
13th December 2012 - 11:54

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Nice one Keith.

I guess I have to say my Tarmac - a great bike and amazing VFM.

In terms of little bits of kit though....hhhmmmm......the Wellgo Mg1 pedals in orange for my HT but that isn't road based so for the road stuff I would say it's between:

1) Cyclist mag - really enjoying the 2 issues I have had so taken out the 3 for a fiver sub. (again if anyone has issue 1 or 2 that they are chucking out please let me know as I will send an SAE for it)

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2) Garmin Edge 200 - good price, looks cool and so much easier to swap between bikes/set up than 'normal' bike computers.

posted by Super Domestique [1592 posts]
13th December 2012 - 13:51

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Gkam84 wrote:
OK, I can now confirm that my best bike related purchase.....Not only of 2012 but my life is on route.

An Ice Sprint FSX Big Grin

Awesome stuff!

If I could have, say, 6 bikes, would it stop me drooling over others that I don't have?

posted by notfastenough [2957 posts]
13th December 2012 - 14:42

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Super Domestique wrote:

I guess I have to say my Tarmac - a great bike and am
1) Cyclist mag - really enjoying the 2 issues I have had so taken out the 3 for a fiver sub. (again if anyone has issue 1 or 2 that they are chucking out please let me know as I will send an SAE for it)

I did have them, I'll check to see if I threw them out or not.

If I could have, say, 6 bikes, would it stop me drooling over others that I don't have?

posted by notfastenough [2957 posts]
13th December 2012 - 15:05

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notfastenough wrote:
Super Domestique wrote:

I guess I have to say my Tarmac - a great bike and am
1) Cyclist mag - really enjoying the 2 issues I have had so taken out the 3 for a fiver sub. (again if anyone has issue 1 or 2 that they are chucking out please let me know as I will send an SAE for it)

I did have them, I'll check to see if I threw them out or not.

Thanks - I did ask the publisher but they are out and won't be getting more.

posted by Super Domestique [1592 posts]
13th December 2012 - 15:09

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Love my New kona Zing Deluxe but its gotta be the SPEEDPLAY pedals, so much freedom, security and stability. I can really trash the pedals now.

posted by Farky [177 posts]
13th December 2012 - 16:37

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My Swrve mid-weight WWR 3/4's shorts.

Much better than my old Rapha 3/4 and been brilliant in the winter with long socks.

Though second favourite is my Rapha merino collar!

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
13th December 2012 - 18:40

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Just thought I would bump this back to the top as there is still some of 2012 left.

posted by Super Domestique [1592 posts]
19th December 2012 - 12:33

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Good idea of the bump!

Oh' lots of things this year, but my favourite - My K2 aerolites...

Sweet! Big Grin

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq144/Jammo/b2_zps68cbcf1e.jpg

Regards,

Trikeman. Wink

Grunt, puff, pant and groan goes the old man - but he gets there in the end. ;o)

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posted by trikeman [348 posts]
19th December 2012 - 18:10

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Looks good trikeman, even more impressive are the snap on tools in the background.

posted by Super Domestique [1592 posts]
19th December 2012 - 18:21

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Hmm.

Specialized BG's - Crackin'

Cervelo S1 (!) - Absolutely bloomin' crackin'

Castelli Aero Race Bibs - Comfy

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
19th December 2012 - 18:34

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moonshield light. This really helps get you seen.

posted by ilovemytinbred [164 posts]
19th December 2012 - 18:42

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A few things for me - making the transition from MTB to CX to road bike, I got a Van Nicholas Mistral for my LeJog, which has been phenomenal so far.

Overshoes - who's have thought that summer cycling shoes don't have to be freezing in the winter?!?

Garmin Edge 500 - easy to set up (i.e. turn it on) and even easier to transfer between bikes.

posted by AlasdairMc [3 posts]
20th December 2012 - 0:50

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Race entry fees...I'll never be a 4th cat again for as long as I live Big Grin

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
20th December 2012 - 3:26

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Northwave winter boots. I have warm and dry feet plus I don't mangle a set of overshoes every three months on my commute.

Sealskinz lobster gloves. They take a bit of getting used to but I have warm hands at last!

An Exposure flare rear light, small, tough and really bright.

Entry to the Dartmoor Classic and the Fred Whitton 4 Seasons. The Classic was brilliantly organised and the Fred is just an incredible, epic day out on the bike.

Ah! Condor

posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [307 posts]
20th December 2012 - 11:41

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Gore Phantom Windstopper jacket. Fabulously versatile bit of clothing. Snapped up as a bargain in Wiggle's sale

posted by keef66 [29 posts]
20th December 2012 - 11:56

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A big lock, as I moved from the sleepy (Ayr)Shire to Edinburgh!

posted by jezwebb [1 posts]
20th December 2012 - 12:39

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Giro Factor shoes (in the sales) Dead comfy.

Or a 2010 Spesh Element jacket (also in sale!) very toasty and very well made.

Or one of the Sufferfest vids which are currnely making turbo sessions more bearable.

posted by chris75018 [94 posts]
20th December 2012 - 12:58

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