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Cube Peloton Pro Compact Road Bike 2013

I bought a Cube Peloton Pro Compact Road Bike 2013 (Black Anodised – Blue, 62cm (24.5″) 700c) from the highly recommended www.chainreactioncycles.com back in January, and have been really impressed. To be fair I suspect that any new road bike would have impressed me given that my last road back was a 3 gear Raleigh when I was 10 years old!

I have never been a great cyclist but I wanted to find an activity that I would be able to to do in my advanced years so the non weight bearing and low impact aspects certainly appealed. I have chronic long term injuries to my knee, shoulder, neck and back which are all kept (reasonably) under control when I stick to my pilates exercises but the knee in particular was a cause for concern when I bought the bike. I have been very pleased with how well it has stood up to the exercise: I think the pedals and shoes have been a major contributor, as has the lycra (in supporting my knee), and the general quality of the bike i.e.position, gears, weight etc.

I was never into athletics at school but if it has been an option the Triathlon would have been tempting: I was a very good swimmer, have the natural (when not fat) build of a cyclist (strong lower body, puny upper body), and while I have never been a great runner I could plod along for a long time.

I have one very specific goal in mind with the bike, but I am keeping my powder dry on that one for now, and long term I have hopes and plans to use it on a number of projects.

Being compulsive (and a big kid still) I of course had to go mad when it came to buying all the ‘other stuff’ that went with the bike for those that are as anal as I am about these things here is the list:

The Equipment

Shimano R550 SPD-SL Road Pedals

Shimano R078 Road SPD Shoes 2014

The Clothing

Boardman Pro Carbon Road Bike Helmet

BikeHut Mens Performance Bike Mitts

Dare 2b Mens Verticity Cycle Jacket

Primal Pink Floyd Prism Cycling Jersey

Santini Cycling Shorts

Endura Culottes

The Technology

Garmin Edge 510 Touchscreen GPS Bike Computer with Heart Rate Monitor and Speed/Cadence Sensor

Initial Photos

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