A. J. Hodgson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (99 of 104)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 240,251 - Total Helpful Votes: 99 of 104
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The medium size Monza is 55-59cm, 17 Mar 2012
I've just broken my previous helmet in a nasty accident. When I look at the damage on the helmet there is no doubt in my mind that I would have suffered a serious head injury had I not been wearing it. Instead I've escaped with a broken finger and some cuts and bruises. The most expensive road cycling helmets tend to be lighter than cheaper helmets and have more vents or bigger vents making for a less sweaty experience. This mid priced Giro helmet is a good compromise for people like me who on the one hand don't want to spend 150 on a helmet but on the other hand dont want a 20 sweat inducing helmet without enough vents in it. The Giro Monza has a plentyful 21 vents and is only slightly… Read more
5.0 out of 5 stars Bye bye to rattling bottles, 10 Jun 2011
There were three reasons why I decided to buy a new bottle cage. Firstly I was fed up of the constant vibrating and rattling of the bottle in my previous bottle cage. Secondly, the previous cage (a wire titanium one) was making a right mess of my bottles. Okay, so most cages are going to scratch the logos on the bottle. That's likely to happen no matter what cage you buy. The constant sliding in and out of the bottle will scratch its surface. However, there was an additional problem with the titanium cage. The titanium was rubbing off onto the bottle making silvery black marks all over it which were hard to remove. I was getting sick of having to vigorously scrub the bottle and wipe off… Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun item for the cycling fan, 13 Feb 2011
On recieving this model the first thing I noticed was how weighty and robust it is. There Isn't much chance of it breaking or falling to pieces (although one spoke had come out of its hole). Almost everything on the model is metal. The rubber parts are the tyres, saddle, hand grips and pedals. There is a plastic wire from the pretend dynamo to the pretend headlight and the headlight has a plastic disk cover over its opening. Everything else is metal. The chain is my favourite part. It's a real metal chain with pivots and links exactly like a real bike chain. How cool is that!?. I thought the chain would be one piece of moulded rubber rather than individual pieces of metal. Everything on the… Read more