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Old 07-24-09, 02:18 AM   #1
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Who makes casual club jersies that still perform?

I have plenty of jersies but they are all race fit and race "looking" from Pearl Izumi, Craft, etc. Today I wore a Rapha Club jersey on a singlespeed ride (casual, not a race) and it was fun. It was nice not to have something so tight one and it looked casual too, like I wasn't out there trying to go fast, but just riding my bike. I like that it still wicks moisture and still utilizes a "technical" fabric.

With that said, besides Rapha, who else makes fun club fit jersies? I read that PI makes some but they all look "race-y" to me.
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I like that it still wicks moisture and still utilizes a "technical" fabric.
Can someone please provide the definition of "technical" fabric in the context of clothing for bicycling? My impression is that it means a branded or trademarked name for polyester blend fabric.
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I wear merino wool t shirts when i go cycling; excellent moisture wicking "technical fabric" and just looks like plain t-shirt so doesnt look like you trying too hard
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Performance makes some nice casual fitting, but technical fabric jerseys.
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Can someone please provide the definition of "technical" fabric in the context of clothing for bicycling? My impression is that it means a branded or trademarked name for polyester blend fabric.
I just mean any fabric that wicks. In other words not cotton. I am not trying to ruffle any feathers. It could be Dri-Fit, or any other brand. I don't care.
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C9 by Champion (tm), available at Target(tm), makes the Tech Training Polo(tm), which is essentially a polyester wicking t-shirt with a collar and buttons. It works very well and doesn't look "bikey" or "technical" at all. Cost is under $20.

Of course, if you are looking for something hipper than a polo shirt...well, I'm not the appropriate resource.

Note - avoid Target's Golf Polo(tm). Although they are also make of wicking material, they are made of heavier material which is not as appropriate for biking when it's warm out, IMO.
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Eddie Bauer has a nice "sport shirt". Picked one up at their outlet store for $16.99. Very comfortable, loose fit, zipper collar. Doesnt have pockets unfortunately. They have them in long sleeve also.
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Fox makes or used to make a great jersey called te newsboy...
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Swobo wool jerseys are fairly causal and they work really well. One single disadvantage is that you shouldn't really stuff the rear pockets with heavy items. Bulky is fine but heavy items tend to make the jersey sag a bit.
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