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Old 12-26-11, 06:32 PM
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Pactimo.
Every time I think of Pactimo I think of Mark McCormack, and then I think of pain. BG can relate.
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Old 01-16-12, 12:25 PM
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First ride(s) in the Verge kit this weekend.
84 miles Saturday, lots of rough chip-seal. Sunny, temps starting at 50F going up to 60-ish.
77 miles Sunday, a bit warmer but quite windy.

Verdicts:
- jersey - love it. Quite stretchy, warm yet breathes.
- bibs - 84+77 miles on chip seal, no crotch grease (forgot), in January, yeah, my taint was a bit tired. But, still, great fit, like the longer cut of the legs, two thumbs up
- jacket - this is the big winner here - two-way zipper, big pockets, and I never felt the need to take it off, in a temp / effort range from "start in 45F shade" to "full throttle up a 60F wall".

Only concern is the bib fabric might be a tad on the thin side... we shall see how they wear out.
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Old 01-16-12, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
First ride(s) in the Verge kit this weekend.
84 miles Saturday, lots of rough chip-seal. Sunny, temps starting at 50F going up to 60-ish.
77 miles Sunday, a bit warmer but quite windy.

Verdicts:
- jersey - love it. Quite stretchy, warm yet breathes.
- bibs - 84+77 miles on chip seal, no crotch grease (forgot), in January, yeah, my taint was a bit tired. But, still, great fit, like the longer cut of the legs, two thumbs up
- jacket - this is the big winner here - two-way zipper, big pockets, and I never felt the need to take it off, in a temp / effort range from "start in 45F shade" to "full throttle up a 60F wall".

Only concern is the bib fabric might be a tad on the thin side... we shall see how they wear out.
This is like my Hincapie stuff - I do like the longer cut.
I find that the Hincapie skinsuits have longer cut on the arms which is great that way they can fit over my arms with me having to yank the elastics in the arms.
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Old 01-16-12, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
First ride(s) in the Verge kit this weekend.
84 miles Saturday, lots of rough chip-seal. Sunny, temps starting at 50F going up to 60-ish.
77 miles Sunday, a bit warmer but quite windy.

Verdicts:
- jersey - love it. Quite stretchy, warm yet breathes.
- bibs - 84+77 miles on chip seal, no crotch grease (forgot), in January, yeah, my taint was a bit tired. But, still, great fit, like the longer cut of the legs, two thumbs up
- jacket - this is the big winner here - two-way zipper, big pockets, and I never felt the need to take it off, in a temp / effort range from "start in 45F shade" to "full throttle up a 60F wall".

Only concern is the bib fabric might be a tad on the thin side... we shall see how they wear out.
Is it the Warsaw jacket?
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Old 01-16-12, 03:56 PM
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Is it the Warsaw jacket?
tag says made in Poland, Primo Light
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Old 01-16-12, 09:36 PM
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Warsaw is their warm jacket, which sounds different than what you have (I think). It's pretty thin, insulated, wind proof front, and with just one thin layer under it's good at 45 or so. I use it, with 2-3 layers, down to whenever I stop riding, i.e. 25 deg on the road.

I've never owned any of their lighter jackets, just their thick LS jersey (but it's not wind proof).
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Old 01-16-12, 09:42 PM
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Old 01-16-12, 09:49 PM
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My complaint with Verge is the zippers. Other than that, good enough.
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Old 01-23-12, 10:05 AM
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My new team is using Pactimo Summit stuff. How are people finding the fit? I tried on a medium and it seemed a bit loose. Normally mediums fit pretty well (a little tight but not restricting). The summit fit more like a club jersey. I'm pretty nervous about ordering a small though.
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Old 02-28-12, 03:29 PM
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Update: after the first couple rides on the Verge kit, the bibs looked like this:




Now, after a couple months of riding, the lycra is already wearing through.

Verge, after a lot of back and forth, has told us, "no" to any form of help / replacement, etc.

BTW I think it bears mentioning, this was not just a team kit order - our sponsoring shop ordered a full run of sizes, jerseys, bibs, jackets, etc, for FOUR bike shops who are stocking it now. This was a LOT of stuff.

Needless to say, I hereby revoke any recommendation for Verge gear.
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Old 12-19-12, 02:06 PM
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The team I ride for used Louis Garneau in the past. They ordered our new kits through Curve in Boulder, CO. The samples I tried on had a nice fit and seemed durable. I'll update once they arrive in February.
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Old 12-19-12, 02:20 PM
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We are going with Champ-Sys this year.
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Old 12-19-12, 05:39 PM
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get excited for saddles soars out the wazoo
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Old 12-23-12, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
Not sure about the Casetelli link, but I tried on a speed suit and have one on order.
Hope you ordered 3 sizes larger than you wear in any other brand, but I assume you're aware of this since you tried it on and all. Castelli fits so freaking small it is ridiculous.

I do love the race jersey from Castelli because it fits like a glove.
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Old 01-15-13, 12:48 PM
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Our team is switching over to JLVelo this season. Have heard some good things and will report back in March when the kit comes in.
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Old 01-15-13, 12:52 PM
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The JL Velo stuff is ok, but I liked Castelli better. My bibs are dethreading in the crotch area after 5-6 months of racing (whereas my old Castelli stuff lasted through two seasons).
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Update: Our kits are great. Best fitting bibs I've owned. Everything looks clean and professional. Apparently Team Elbowz feel the same.
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Old 06-02-13, 06:22 PM
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My team is now using Cutaway gear, it's actually the best kit I've ever put on, minus jersey sleeves that can be a little irritating in the armpit area. My collegiate team kit is from Starlight (both companies are local to VA), the cutaway stuff is MUCH nicer.
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Old 06-02-13, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
We are going with Champ-Sys this year.
Only good things to report after six months. Only change I would make is to order the summer weight stuff instead of the regular.
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Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
get excited for saddles soars out the wazoo
And disintegrating zippers.
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Old 06-03-13, 11:41 AM
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We went with Capo. I'll report back once we've has some saddle time with them but from all the previous reviews, it should be top notch stuff. Really reasonably priced, too (IMO).
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Hope you ordered 3 sizes larger than you wear in any other brand, but I assume you're aware of this since you tried it on and all. Castelli fits so freaking small it is ridiculous.

I do love the race jersey from Castelli because it fits like a glove.
My team switched to Castelli for this year. I have a San Remo speedsuit, a couple other things on our second order. No complaints about small sizing from me - I'm a small guy. But it's not actually small enough: the speedsuit shorts are absurdly long. Castelli's idea of "size small" seems to be a guy of about my waist, chest, arm size, except about six inches taller (I'm 5'5", and I'm not a stocky guy, I'm a pretty slender build). And I'm not blown away by the durability of their high-end clothing. Seems delicate, already some loose threads and pilling a bit after less than three months. Giordana remains my favorite combination of fit, feel and quality so far. But I've got some mid-range Castelli pieces coming that may be tougher.

It's worth adding: the material that makes up the back of the Castelli San Remo and the Aero Race jersey is so thin that you have to fold your used gel and energy bar wrappers very carefully, because they poke you through the fabric. Never experienced anything like that before. The plus side of that is, the stuff feels very cool in hot weather.

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Old 06-03-13, 12:02 PM
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I had a Champ-Sys team kit from a few years ago that was poorly manufactured and I didn't like the chamois. Recently though I bought a new Champ-Sys kit from my old college and it's much better put together, and more comfortable. We might put a custom kit order together for my company, as a marketing thing, and if we do it I will use champ-sys based on value. There are better kits but it's totally fine for the price IMO.

All told I have 3 Verge kits, 2 Volers, 2 Champ-Sys, and one Alchemist. The only one I would actively not recommend is the Alchemist. Sizes are odd, durability is poor, and the price is high.
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My team uses Jakroo.

They're all for discounts if you team has any potential. They sponsor many UCI teams, cashcall, Firefighters, canondale, etc.

Bibs are okay, they run quite short, think of 80's gym shorts, short. The jerseys are killer. Literally the best quality jersey I've EVER had.
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