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The ankle cuffs are made using soft supple leathers and reflective bead technology fabrics in a choice of several different colours and, sometimes, patterns. The result is a reflective cuff with more than a hint of rock chick attitude. These elevate the nerdy trouser clip and offer reflectivity, and therefore additional safety, coupled with a little bit of style. A winning combination as far as I’m concerned. They do reflect effectively as well, not just a token gesture.
The broad designs (£19) are more flamboyant and work best with trousers, whereas the slimmer cuff works well even on bare ankles, or around cycling tights. Either can be adjusted for wear as a wrist adornment if you like. Neither rubs unduly thanks to the good finish and soft leather, and both are adjustable for a good fit for most sizes of ankle.
The press studs that secure them are high quality, like the rest of the materials, and they're easy to use. They're made of brass so won't rust.
With cool looks and the bonus of added safety, these are a quirky and fashionable gift option, or you could buy yourself one in every colour. Just because you can.
Fashionable, funky, fun and functional
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Make and model: Cyclodelic ankle cuffs
Size tested: Narrow
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Designed to be trouser clips with a difference, adding reflectivity and style as well as protecting your trousers from the chain etc. Also look good off the bike.
Cool enough to want to wear them all the time, whether it's dark or not!
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes, very much.
Would you consider buying the product? Already have. For me and as a gift.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
Age: 37 Height: 1.65m Weight: 67kg
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, general fitness riding, mtb,
Lara has been riding bikes for longer than she'd care to admit, and writing about them nearly as long. Since 2009 she has been working as part of the road.cc review team whilst championing women's cycling on the side, most notably via two years as editor of the, sadly now defunct, UK's first and only women's cycling mag, erm, Women's Cycling.
Believing fervently that cycling will save the world, she wishes that more people would just ride a bike and be pleasant to each other.
She will ride anything with two wheels, occasionally likes to go fast, definitely likes to go far and is always up for a bit of exploring somewhere new and exciting.