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Old 11-24-09, 09:22 AM   #1
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Pactimo

This stuff any good? The team is switching to them next year, and away from the trashbag's and sponges from this year.
As some of you know, I'll be leaving the country and be on a foreign team, so this'll be my training and some racing kit.
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I was in a club that used Pactimo for a year. Most everyonr hated it. The fit was strange, the chamois was uncomfortable, the seams were in the wrong place and the color rubbed off. When we met with the reps before we went with them they had some samples but what we got wasn't the same at all. ymmv, but I would never wear that stuff again unless I absolutely had no choice.
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This stuff any good? The team is switching to them next year, and away from the trashbag's and sponges from this year.
As some of you know, I'll be leaving the country and be on a foreign team, so this'll be my training and some racing kit.

i didn't know.
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Old 11-24-09, 09:46 AM   #5
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Actually, over there, mail-order husbands are big...and waddaya know? I got bought.
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I have 4 Pactimo bibs from local club...for me theyre very comfortable. Im unaware of the the different 'models' they may have available but the ones I have are great. I think these are from 08.
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The Ascent bibs are horrible. The Summit bibs are more expensive and are much more comfortable, but still far from the best I've ever used.
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Hate it. bib sizes were off, imo.
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My team just switched to Pactimo. My opinion might change in the next several months, but so far, so good. Saying that, one or two of my teammates have had some problems with chamois coming unstitched and zippers falling off, but so far I've seen none of that and Pactimo seems to be willing to work with us on the issue.

Everyone's different, but the chamois on our bibs are fine for me (I think we have the ascent chamois). Not $200 bib fine, but adequate for long training rides and races. I like the fit of their bibs as well, but this is also subjective. Pactimo's size large is a bit smaller than Squadra's (our previous kit) large, but Squadra's large was a hair too big for me, so it all worked out. It's not as bad as Sugio, where it runs so small that I have to wear XL.

I haven't done a huge number of rides in the kit yet, though, so we'll see. So far I like the stuff better than our previous Squadra kit.

Oh, and they are on time with their stuff too. That's one of the big problems we've had with other kit suppliers. They advertised with us a guarantee that they would have the kits by a certain date else the cost is on them.
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Old 11-24-09, 11:34 AM   #10
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I was in a club that used Pactimo for a year. Most everyonr hated it. The fit was strange, the chamois was uncomfortable, the seams were in the wrong place and the color rubbed off. When we met with the reps before we went with them they had some samples but what we got wasn't the same at all. ymmv, but I would never wear that stuff again unless I absolutely had no choice.
This. On mine, the inseam was too short, the chamois was on par with a pair of cheap $30 shorts I bought once, the color faded noticeably after about 30 uses, and the stitching rubs places you really don't want rubbed by stitches!
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We have it. Mixed feelings. We have the highest level bib/chamois. Fit seems to change drastically season to season. We have about 3-4 years worth of gear we use interchangeably.

To clarify about the bibs - I find they stretch out very quickly for me. The chamois is more comfortable than I thought it would be. If I am going to go ride all day I don't grab my kit. 2-3 hrs or less and I do.

Decent quality gear for the price.
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To clarify about the bibs - I find they stretch out very quickly for me.
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I seriously thought I was losing tons of weight until I realized the bib fabric was stretching quite a bit. The jerseys our team has fit and breath well, but seem very easy to rip holes in when pinning numbers...
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I seriously thought I was losing tons of weight until I realized the bib fabric was stretching quite a bit. The jerseys our team has fit and breath well, but seem very easy to rip holes in when pinning numbers...
I ran 1 jersey from last August until this August and it looks like moths attacked it - there are so many holes from pinning.
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Overall my team didn't like it, but I didn't have any complaints. The material is super thin and silky (kinda like PJs), which I like. The skinsuit survived a couple crashes without ripping so I was happy.

Fit is weird, so trying on is must.
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Actually, over there, mail-order husbands are big...and waddaya know? I got bought.

Good for you. What's his name?
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Old 11-24-09, 04:14 PM   #16
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Good for you. What's his name?
Kum Stijn. He said he was looking for an inexperienced American boy to shave his back...

Thanks for the feedback all. It sounds like it's hit or miss, but compared to what we used this year, it's a godsend (is that one word?).
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Actually, over there, mail-order husbands are big...and waddaya know? I got bought.
Congrats what's his name?

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The Summit bibs and jersey's are absolutely great.
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+1 that the fit is..."different"
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