Marv Knows Products


Yes the title is an outrageous steal from one of my favourite Saint’s songs ‘Know your product’.  However, I’m buying new kit fairly regularly and can offer a somewhat unbiased view.  I’m not sponsored and none of the online or physical Bike Shops I’ve bought stuff have given me any incentives.

However if someone somewhere wants give me free stuff I’m sure I can cast aside my journalist’s/bloggers scruples pretty quickly 😉





Date Reviewed

Bontrager Velocis MIPS Helmet     4 and half Marvs for an excellent helmet.  12/04/2018
Livelo Sydney and the Swift Carbon Ultravox   4 1/2 out of 5 Happy Marvs for the rental service
4 out of 5 Happy Marvs for the rental bike
 2XU Ignition Top  20160823-2XU-Ignition-Top  4 ½ Marvs 🙂 out of 5.  Its a very comfortable high visibility top if you can find the original orange version.  23/08/2016
Proviz Reflect360 Gillet 20160823-Proviz-Relect360-Gillet 5 Marvs 🙂 out of 5 – its an outstanding piece of commuter kit.  23/08/2016
Bontrager Velocis winter gloves Bontrager Velocis gloves, the silicon grip is clearly evident on the fingers and thumb.  3 1/2 out of 5 somewhat happy Marvs  24/06/2016
Bellweather Windstorm winter gloves Bellweather WindStorm gloves are soft and comfortable but are not water resistant. I think the distribution of silicon grip is a bit suspect as well.  4 out of 5 Happy Marvs  24/06/2016
Ritchey Carbon Pro Seatpost  2015-Ritchey-Carbon-Seatpost  4 out of 5 Happy Marvs  28/12/2015
Campagnolo Zonda Clincher Wheelset  20150814-Zondas-BR  Initially 2 Marvs now 4 out of 5 Happy Marvs  14/08/2015
Bontrager RXL Waterproof Softshell Shoe Cover  20150720-BontragerOvershoes-1   4 out of 5 Happy Marvs  21/07/2015
Shimano R107 shoes and 105-5800 SPD-SL Pedals  20150701-Shimano-Shoes+Pedals  2 out of 5 Happy Marvs  01/07/2015