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Old 02-27-09, 03:40 PM   #1
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Experinces with PerformanceBike Apparel/Outerwear?

I'm looking to replace the fleece jacket I'm using now with something else that isn't falling apart , and hopefully won't for a while(the zipper on mine is nearing uselessness). Performance is having some end-of-season deals it looks like, and the Performance Secolo II seems like it would be a good replacement. Has anyone has experience with outerwear from Performance? I have some glasses from their brand and I think they work great and I'm hoping the same for their clothes.
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Old 02-27-09, 03:42 PM   #2
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I have had good luck with all my performance stuff. Im fairly undemanding of things, but nothing is wearing out prematurely.
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Old 02-27-09, 03:54 PM   #3
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90% of my bike clothing is Performance brand. It's been just fine. Good stuff.
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Old 02-27-09, 03:55 PM   #4
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I live in my performance gear. I have a winter jersey and a vest. I have worn the vest nearly every day for 3 years now. Still going just fine. I think they are a great value.
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My performance winter togs are 12 years old and still hanging in there.
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Old 02-27-09, 04:41 PM   #6
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I really like my Performance Nantahala cold weather jacket. I've also have a couple of their Century jerseys - these work for me as well.
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Old 02-27-09, 04:45 PM   #7
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Batt22 I have that same 12 year old sherpa jacket. I love that thing. I was thinking of writing Performance and telling them they need to do another batch of those before mine wears out (though it isn't even close).
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My favorite cycling shorts are my Performance gel shorts. Only complaint is that the stitching for the chamois has come out in a couple of places. Even so I still like them much better than my Trek shorts.
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BKbrouwer, I remember getting that jacket at the close out price.
It's the lightest and warmest jacket I own. I only wear it when the
the streets are plowed clear. Never wanted it to look all mangled
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Old 02-27-09, 07:33 PM   #10
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Batt22 my wife gets tired of hearing me say "how freakishly warm" it is.
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Old 02-27-09, 10:37 PM   #11
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I use performance elite bike shorts year round. During the cool months in southern cal, I add knee warmers or leg warmers (Hind or PI) which are almost given away at sales in the spring. The Performance elite shorts have smooth flat seams, the nylon lycra fabric is fairly beefy and the chamois doesn't feel like a diaper but it's enough to keep me pretty comfy on my typical 30 to 50 mile rides. They have good clothing sales a few times a year, especially in January when the regular $64 Elite shorts were marked down to $45, and then they had a 10 percent off of everything sale dropping the price to about $41. I can get three pair of the Elite shorts at $41 each for the price of just one or two of the big bling brands that aren't much better.
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I've got a baselayer and some shorts from them. They are a serious bargain.
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I've got a Tundra II jersey that I use 3/4 of the year, 4 days/week and it has held up great for 3 years.
I retired a pair of Century Gel bibs before I could wear them out, and I have a pair of Ultra bibs going on a second season and 6000 miles. There's only minor wear to the stitching that holds the chamois in place, where the most saddle rub occurs.
They source a quality tailoring house for the stuff they stamp their logo onto.
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I have a closet full of performance gear. Most of it lives up to expectations. As for fleece, the perfomance fleece pants are great! I also like the fleece jackets. sales and closeouts can be real bargains at Performance.
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Old 02-28-09, 12:05 PM   #15
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Like everyone else that has responded, most of my apparel is Performance, and it has definitely performed. High quality, great value, great return policy. What more could you need?
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Old 02-28-09, 12:09 PM   #16
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I have jerseys,gloves,booties and a jacket all are great. No problems.

My Performance Century chammis shorts (nongel) are another story, after several washes (on gentle cycle with just other bike stuff), the stitching for both pads came out along the edge. I fixed that with some extra stitching. Then after 3 more months I now have a special 1" crotch air conditioning hole, no big deal in the winter w/pants over them. Spring/Summer thats another story.

I heard that the Elite stuff is now really PI gear. Either way come april I am buying 2 pairs of PI shorts.
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Didn't like their shorts.
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If you really want cycling clothing then the best would be the Angel Man Jacket from Finnochio Gear.
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