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Old 10-19-20, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
its actually the newest trend in gravel. Itís a gravel bike that has semi slick tires and tight clearances for fast road riding. In order to achieve road bike speeds the rider can wear aero flannel.
I really like my flannel skin suit. It's great for those mid-winter TTs.
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Old 10-19-20, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by zen_ View Post
I swear every "gravel" product advert has some variation of this guy in it. I love this one because it looks like they photoshopped in the beard, hat and flannel on a stock photo of a roadie.

I think he may be my long lost brother from another mother...
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Old 10-19-20, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Danhedonia View Post
I am aware of a friend's brother who had a bad accident when his seatpost snapped during a ride; the broken-off seatpost caught a loose shirt and caused greater injury.
I'm curious to know how it was determined that the shirt contributed... but, regardless, none of the stuff being discussed is remotely that flappy; it's all more form fitting than your average off-the-bike apparel.
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Old 10-19-20, 11:48 AM
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$105 for leather gravel riding gloves? Last time I looked I could get some really nice (goatskin) leather gloves for half that!

Oh, I might have to take my wife out to dinner to get her to stich "cycling" on the gloves.
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Old 10-19-20, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
I didn't know those existed and now I'm going to order one..Thanks!
None of this is working out the way the detractors had hoped

This is what I have been wearing mtbing lately (for more warmth in the fall). A merino wool long sleeve and a gilet as a wind break and for the rear pockets. Problem is the Mona Vie graphics (no, I didn't sell the stuff). Would much rather have a long sleeve warmer flannel jersey with the back pockets. I too, wish more of my clothes had them. But... I am also cheap so I have to wait for a French gravel grinder deal

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Old 10-19-20, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
None of this is working out the way the detractors had hoped

This is what I have been wearing mtbing lately (for more warmth in the fall). A merino wool long sleeve and a gilet as a wind break and for the rear pockets. Problem is the Mona Vie graphics (no, I didn't sell the stuff). Would much rather have a long sleeve warmer flannel jersey with the back pockets. I too, wish more of my clothes had them. But... I am also cheap so I have to wait for a French gravel grinder deal

I figured it wouldnít

Iím a wool leather and brass kinda guy. I will admit though I had a fleece lined wind proof jacket and a pair of fleece lined tights.

in the end roadie stuff is boring
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Old 10-19-20, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Love this, but the price is steep. At $120 I'd be really tempted. I've got an REI/Co-op merino blend hoodie with rear pockets that I wear off the bike quite often (and for casual rides). Whenever I don't wear it, I miss those rear pockets and think that they should be on more of my clothes.

I bought a Pearl Izumi version of this hoodie in the spring when it was on sale and I love it. I was looking for something I could layer on top of other bike clothing for cold weather riding, but found it to be a bit too flappy for road riding. It is however great for more casual trail riding, and it's also the perfect light jacket for non-cycling when temps are 45-65F. The rear pocket is quite useful for non-cycling stuff.

https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/sho...die/p/19131801
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Old 10-19-20, 01:55 PM
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Now I need $200, because I couldn't possibly ride gravel in the same clothes I wear on pavement.
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Old 10-19-20, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
I figured it wouldnít

Iím a wool leather and brass kinda guy. I will admit though I had a fleece lined wind proof jacket and a pair of fleece lined tights.

in the end roadie stuff is boring
Well.. everything in its season.
I do long distance riding and layerwd road kit is the best performing, lightest system going. But, racing aside, it is somewhat fragile and not as protective off road. What I miss most is the rear pockets on more durable clothing... and definitely less graphics.

Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
Now I need $200, because I couldn't possibly ride gravel in the same clothes I wear on pavement.
Non non Mosieur. Buy the gravel clothes first. Then you will have the problem of needing to buy separate clothes just for the road.

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Old 10-19-20, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
Non non mosuir. Buy the gravel clothes and dare to wear it on the road.
That's even worse.
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Old 10-19-20, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
That's even worse.
Sorry edited that last bit while you posted. If I didn't know better I would think you did not like the new look
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Old 10-19-20, 02:41 PM
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The clothes are the easy part. It'll be months before I could have a beard like the guy in the picture!
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Old 10-19-20, 03:01 PM
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I bought some really nice deer skin leather gloves for about $ 25 dollars...and here we have gravel specific leather gloves for over $ 100 dollars, you're paying $ 75 extra just for the " gravel logo "
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Old 10-19-20, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
I bought some really nice deer skin leather gloves for about $ 25 dollars...and here we have gravel specific leather gloves for over $ 100 dollars, you're paying $ 75 extra just for the " gravel logo "
What is your point?
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Old 10-19-20, 09:07 PM
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I'm definitely keeping my eyes open for a pair of slim fitting (and i mean slim) over-shorts or gravel shorts and some kind of non-roadie shirt for my gravel/adventure rides, but these C de C items are not them. Style aside, they are too expensive and a long sleeve fleece jersey is too warm for my needs. The economics is simple, either I trash my nice road bibs and lightweight jerseys on the trails or buy something more durable. Also i have a vaguely greenish desire to fit with nature more. But I will hold out until i see the right thing. You'd think Patagonia would nail this.
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Old 10-20-20, 06:46 AM
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It costs a lot of money and time to dress like you donít care what you look like.

But really, this is not any more stupid than what some people go buy to get the right looks for Road or MTB.
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Old 10-20-20, 08:34 AM
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$100 jerseys and $175-200 shorts? Looks like the brand is going for the hipster consumer. A hard pass from me. I'll just use a combo of roadie kit and mountain biker kit when on my "gravel bike". Kinda like by current "gravel" bikes - 650b converted 26er drop bar Ibis 26er trek drop bar and Warbird, the actual gravel bike. I just grab whichever is at the top of the drawer or hanging up.
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Old 10-20-20, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Bingod View Post
I'm definitely keeping my eyes open for a pair of slim fitting (and i mean slim) over-shorts or gravel shorts and some kind of non-roadie shirt for my gravel/adventure rides, but these C de C items are not them. Style aside, they are too expensive and a long sleeve fleece jersey is too warm for my needs. The economics is simple, either I trash my nice road bibs and lightweight jerseys on the trails or buy something more durable. Also i have a vaguely greenish desire to fit with nature more. But I will hold out until i see the right thing. You'd think Patagonia would nail this.
So you can blend in when you're riding through the flannel forest??
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The more I look at this "collection" the more it seems like a spoof or parody. I had to check to see if this place was even real. What moron would actually buy this stuff? $180 for a pair of baggie shorts? $220 for a jersey that is not even Merino wool?
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Old 10-20-20, 12:07 PM
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Inspired by the deerskin gloves, and since the suede palm gloves I had when I crashed on gravel a couple of months ago might as well have been made of paper, I began to wonder if someone actually made cycling gloves from kangaroo leather.

And lo and behold, someone actually does:

https://hirzl.one/en/bike-en

I think I'll get a couple of pairs of those come spring (the "comfort" and the "tour" looks ideal).
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Inspired by the deerskin gloves, and since the suede palm gloves I had when I crashed on gravel....
What is your point? It could have happened on regular pavement too.
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Old 10-20-20, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
What is your point? It could have happened on regular pavement too.
Of course it could. It just so happened that it happened for me on gravel, and that the post about deerskin gloves made me think about perhaps getting something stronger than the suede palm ones I wore when I crashed.
And since kangaroo leather are used in the motorcycle industry for the best leather suits and gloves because it is so tear-resistant, it made me do a search for kangaroo bicycle gloves.

I don't have anything against gravel riders. In fact, I kind of feel a bit more kinship with those than the roadies.

Hint: Look at my bikes to the left of this post. I am not really in any of those "camps".

I was merely mentioning a crash I had recently which crushed (spiral fracture) the bone in the left hand that goes to the pinky, had me concussed, tore up my right knee, and, as it happened, tore up my right palm due to the fact that the gloves I was wearing wasn't protective at all when it came down to it.

But, yes, had I fallen on asphalt, I'd probably have broken my cheeck bone in addition to the (mild) concussion).

In short: I found the deerskin post helpful as it prodded me to look for better gloves than what I have previously been using.

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Old 10-20-20, 03:30 PM
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In the back of my closet I have a couple of nice L/S Pendletons that would be perfect for gravel or MTB and it cost me nothing as XMAS gifts. Who knew?
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Old 10-20-20, 04:36 PM
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I'm curious to know how it was determined that the shirt contributed... but, regardless, none of the stuff being discussed is remotely that flappy; it's all more form fitting than your average off-the-bike apparel.
Apparently his shirt tails wound up wrapped around the broken-off saddle, which had the jagged post-end beneath it. The jagged post end wound up stabbing him. He also got impacted by the part that remained in the frame, and it ruptured his bowel.

I'm going to guess that was not in his top 3 rides.
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Originally Posted by Danhedonia View Post
Apparently his shirt tails wound up wrapped around the broken-off saddle, which had the jagged post-end beneath it. The jagged post end wound up stabbing him. He also got impacted by the part that remained in the frame, and it ruptured his bowel.

I'm going to guess that was not in his top 3 rides.
That's awful, but it(or something similar) is also so unlikely to happen again, it seems confusing to dress based on the possibility of it happening.
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