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Old 08-22-16, 09:54 AM
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Jersey + Cycling Kit suggestion needed

Hi Everyone,

I am looking on amazon and ebay for some fall and winder cycling kits. As a beginner they seem affordable to me. I have never bought kits from both these sits or worn one.

what are some good amazon and ebay sellers to buy kits from? If you have bought one from these sites can you please let me know the seller name, shipping time and quality?

Thank you!
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Old 08-22-16, 11:20 AM
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Unless it's an actual purchase from Amazon that you can return, I'd steer clear. You're better off finding an REI or Performance bike shop near you so you can try stuff on. Cycling clothing is nefarious for wildly varying degrees of fit.
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Old 08-22-16, 12:11 PM
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Cycling Apparel, Bike Shorts, Bike Jerseys by Aero Tech Designs

Reasonable prices, quality products, returnable, Made in the USA
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Old 08-22-16, 12:17 PM
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What Trojan said. I have about three different sizes in my closet for biking jerseys, just depending on the vendor and the cut. The one time I ordered cycling tights online they were a bit small, albeit serviceable, and the only reason I did so is they were too good of a deal to pass up. I'd recommend Nashbar if you insist, they generally have quite a few sales that it can make the gamble more worthwhile. I'd stay far away from eBay, unless you find someone dead reliable, most of the Chinese junk on there anymore isn't even worth the cut rate prices they ask.

Once you know what brands and sizing in them you like, it isn't so bad, but until you sort it out it can be a gamble.
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Old 08-22-16, 12:20 PM
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Good input! Yes i understand ebay is a big hit or miss.

I was looking at amazon seller https://www.amazon.com/Breathable-Bi...ng+jersey+kits
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Old 08-22-16, 12:25 PM
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the ebay stuff can be good quality, but size up, the asian sizes are very small. so if you usually wear a large, get an XL. a friend of mine has ebay bibs and says for the money they are great. I've personally purchased several jersey's from ebay, but I usually buy used nice jersey's from american sellers only. you can get really cool high quality jersey's for like $10-15.

try to connect with some local bike people. I've gotten my best kit from other local riders who sold me very lightly used high quality jersey's for like $5-10 each. buying good quality shorts and getting to try them on first is pretty important, and worth the investment. jersey's you can cheap out on if you want.
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Old 08-22-16, 01:08 PM
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Just a thought, for cold weather, you can do something like this: FACTORY SECONDS: Nashbar Mansfield 2 Chamois Tights
and this: Pearl Izumi Select Thermal Jersey - Closeout

Wait for a 30% off Nashbar coupon (which come out every week or two if you are on their email list), and be right in the price range of the Chinese stuff with items of a known quality and known returnability (individual shops on Amazon may not accept returns, pay attention to that)
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Old 08-22-16, 02:36 PM
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Performance may be higher than online but quality products, good service, points, sales, bonus points!
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Old 08-22-16, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by rs23 View Post
Hi Everyone,

I am looking on amazon and ebay for some fall and winder cycling kits. As a beginner they seem affordable to me. I have never bought kits from both these sits or worn one.

what are some good amazon and ebay sellers to buy kits from? If you have bought one from these sites can you please let me know the seller name, shipping time and quality?

Thank you!
User morevalue on ebay / strongbiker.com sells previous season Louis Garneau custom program sizing samples. They ship USPS from Florida which only takes a few days to the US west coast, and are high quality.

voler.com is now selling off their 2016 size samples, and recently introduced a lower cost line. Made in the USA with high quality.

Note that sizes vary between companies. Look at the size charts.

Note that there are various fits. Historically we had "race" and "club" with the former looser, although Louis Garneau has a lot more.

Chamois vary between different shorts/bibs from the same maker. Some may work better for you, some may not work for rides more than a few hours.

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Old 08-22-16, 03:30 PM
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Bluejeans or cargo shorts; T-shirt; Tennis shoes; Ride. Problem solved.
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Old 08-22-16, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveQ24 View Post
Performance may be higher than online but quality products, good service, points, sales, bonus points!

That I can return what doesn't fit to the store and get my money back is a plus for me.

Nobody stocks things any more. Everything has to be purchased online, sight unseen, without the ability to try anything on. /rant.

So I'm going to purchase expensive shoes in two different sizes, have them shipped to the local Performance store, and return the one that doesn't fit on the spot.

At least Performance and REI allow me to do that. I don't have to schlep to the post office or UPS and ship something back.
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Old 08-22-16, 03:39 PM
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Voler cycling apparel is made in the USA and is in most folks budgets and sizing is true to size.
—> USA Made Cycling Apparel - Premium Quality Road and MTB Technical Apparel
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don't buy bike clothes unless you have the body for it.

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Voler cycling apparel is made in the USA and is in most folks budgets and sizing is true to size.
> USA Made Cycling Apparel - Premium Quality Road and MTB Technical Apparel
I have been happy with Voler also, worth a look.
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Old 08-22-16, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rs23 View Post
Hi Everyone,

I am looking on amazon and ebay for some fall and winder cycling kits. As a beginner they seem affordable to me. I have never bought kits from both these sits or worn one.

what are some good amazon and ebay sellers to buy kits from? If you have bought one from these sites can you please let me know the seller name, shipping time and quality?

Thank you!

i have to full kts from these guys and they have worked well for me. i goi one size bigger than i would buy in store and it fits great. for the price of one pair of bib shorts ($70 @ LBS) i can get 2 full kits and the feel just as good.
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Old 08-22-16, 04:25 PM
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Try shopping for last years' models of decent stuff; more likely to get quality at a decent price. eg. Sierra Trading or perhaps here, which seems (curiously) to overlap somewhat with Sierra Trading, but is part of the Comp Cyclist family:
Men?s Bike Clothing - Cycling Apparel & Accessories - Up to 70% Off | Steep & Cheap
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With Amazon, I look for items marked "fulfilled by Amazon", regardless of the vendor. That usually means better overall service. The very few problems I've had with incorrect items being delivered were from independent vendors who do their own shipping. I've had only one such problem with Amazon fulfillment, which they offered to remedy (but I forgot to make the return/exchange within 30 days, so that's my fault, not Amazon's).

And about a third of my cycling purchases are through Nashbar. No complaints. Good items, good values, good shipping and responses to customer service calls. As other folks mentioned, just keep an eye open for their frequent special discounts. Bundling items to reach the $49 minimum for free shipping makes it more cost effective. Usually items arrive sooner than promised.

I stopped using ebay years ago when their fees made it unprofitable for independent small businesses selling small, low cost items. Last time I bought anything through ebay was 2008. Just not interested anymore since they stopped being a bazaar for interesting and unique items from independent sellers and turned into just another outlet for mass merchandising by major vendors.

In terms of specific brand names of cycling apparel, I've bought only a few items: Nashbar brand Lancaster shorts (great design, so-so execution and manufacturing quality -- the Velcro tabs are pulling loose); Pearl Izumi baselayer shirt and Canyon shorts (top notch quality in every way, well worth the money, and often bargains when discounted for closeouts); Shimano Storm Jacket (excellent value); Louis Garneau (very good values in mid-tier apparel); AeroTech (excellent values in USA made padded shorts).
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Originally Posted by FXjohn View Post
don't buy bike clothes unless you have the body for it.
Do buy bike clothes so you're comfortable enough riding to do it lots. Buy big club fit bike clothes if you're large, and extra small race fit when you're a genetic outlier like professional climbing specialists.

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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
That I can return what doesn't fit to the store and get my money back is a plus for me.
Voler allows returns for any reason, only requesting that clothes (including shorts) come back clean.
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Originally Posted by DaveQ24 View Post
Performance may be higher than online but quality products, good service, points, sales, bonus points!
Quality varies, and next model year products may come from different vendors that are better or worse.

I had a couple pairs of Performance shorts turn transparent in less than a season. That doesn't compare well with other brands which last hundreds of washes with the leg grippers losing their tenacity and chamois developing holes long before that happens.

OTOH, the store brand jerseys I bought from them held up fine and the heavier non-thermal long sleeve jersey was objectively nice.

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Originally Posted by Mark Stone View Post
Bluejeans or cargo shorts; T-shirt; Tennis shoes; Ride. Problem solved.
Umm no.

Originally Posted by FXjohn View Post
don't buy bike clothes unless you have the body for it.

please
Gee thanks
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Performance bike and Voler are my go to
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Umm no.



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I have these
Men's Fleece Thermal Cycling Pants Padded Bike Bicycle Outdoor Sports Tights FP | eBay
New Fleece Thermal Winter Cycling Long Sleeve Jersey Bike Casual Shirts 7 Color | eBay

I highly recommend these for cold weather riding. I'm have sort of a cold nature and I've riding down to 30 degrees with these (single layer) comfortably. When I bought them I hadn't yet started wearing bibs, I plan to buy a couple more sets up in bib style before cold weather but I'll happily buy more of the bib version.
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