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WTF is happening to roadie outfits/brands? more flashy more expensive?

Old 04-17-24, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
That opens another can of worms; which is faster, sans serif (less weight) or italics (more aerodynamic)?
this isn’t c+v, so i think you know the answer ….
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
That opens another can of worms; which is faster, sans serif (less weight) or italics (more aerodynamic)?
i prefer wingdings... it shows a very symbolic character.
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I have zero issue with “more flashy”. Flashy to me means greater visibility.

My mid-level price preference, which combines flashy with a moderate price is NeoPro. Well made and fits like a glove.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
All of my cycling jerseys have shrunk over time, although only around the midsection.
That's good news. Cycling should make your body's midsection shrink anyways!

Joking aside, I find that my jerseys will become ''slack'' with time. I used to be fatter in winter and leaner in summer so that explained it, but I now maintain the same weight & fat % all-year long and I am experiencing the same thing.
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Originally Posted by eduskator
Joking aside, I find that my jerseys will become ''slack'' with time. I used to be fatter in winter and leaner in summer so that explained it, but I now maintain the same weight & fat % all-year long and I am experiencing the same thing.
Are you putting your jerseys in the dryer? That can kill the fabric's elasticity.
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my 60-year-old dad bod is not looking good in club kit lately. I had to order an XL (Giordana) this year for the first time. But I swear in the past our club kit was not race cut, but club cut, which makes a difference in the midsection.
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I started off with cheap stuff and found it was much better than my old gym shorts and underwear and the jersey wicked sweat far better than that cotton t-shirt. Later, I tried bibs and wondered why anyone would ever wear anything else.

Taking advantage of sales, I was able to try more expensive brands and found that yes, they did feel and fit better to me. If anyone is wondering what the fuss is about with expensive kit, just be on the lookout for sales at the end of the season.

Now, I'm at the high-end Castelli, Assos-on-sale level and having a blast riding my bike. I have no desire to go higher but if I was riding more often and/or had more disposable income, I might be inclined to give some of the pricier kit a try.

I prefer wool base layers when it gets colder; absolutely love my Castelli Gabba jersey with a wool base layer and arm warmers. That gets me through most of the brutal winters we suffer down here in Alabama. https://www.mapmyride.com/profile/121215/activity_feed

As for style and color, I wear what I like. Pro team jerseys and bright colors. Except the shorts have to be black.
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That meme made me laugh out loud.

Even as a 90s teenagers I never understood large logos. Like a sweatshirt with a monster GAP logo on the front.
Or a long-sleeve t-shirt with an Abercrombie running down both arms.
Just seemed weird. Would rather have no logos/advertising or spend my money on tailoring.
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I think MAAP was one of early adopters of big (or numerous) logos

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Cycling jersey design and cost has always ranged all over the place. Some of designs from the 80's and 90's were downright bizarre.
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Originally Posted by Garthr
Cycling jersey design and cost has always ranged all over the place. Some of designs from the 80's and 90's were downright bizarre.
The 80s for me was a low point in general fashion trends. Anyone remember one piece pastel coloured ski suits of that era? There was one old guy still rocking one of those on our local hill until quite recently. It was quite a statement piece!

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Originally Posted by Aubergine
The Rapha news is interesting.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
(Now we can all wait for someone to argue that their $20 AliExpress jersey is definitely 'just as good' as a Rapha or Assos jersey, even though they're too smart to have ever tried either of the latter two.)
Raises hand.

Amazon Jerseys and lately ones from Primal that I get on sale for about $30
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Originally Posted by prj71
Raises hand.

Amazon Jerseys and lately ones from Primal that I get on sale for about $30
Yes, I recall that we've been through this in a previous thread -- and you indeed argued that your cheap jerseys are just as good as the high-end jerseys, even though you've never tried the latter and hence have no idea what you're talking about.

Kind of weird that you would want to admit to that again.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Are you putting your jerseys in the dryer? That can kill the fabric's elasticity.
That's funny. I have one pair of cycling shorts that's about 20 years old and the elastic part of the fabric is all that's left
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
That's funny. I have one pair of cycling shorts that's about 20 years old and the elastic part of the fabric is all that's left
"Elastic part of the fabric" -- curious.

Typically, all of the fabric in cycling shorts is elastic. Lycra/Spandex/Elastane are the brand names for the fabric used.
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Very entertaining. Thanks for posting - read some other of his blogs
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Originally Posted by Koyote
Yes, I recall that we've been through this in a previous thread -- and you indeed argued that your cheap jerseys are just as good as the high-end jerseys, even though you've never tried the latter and hence have no idea what you're talking about.

Kind of weird that you would want to admit to that again.
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Very entertaining. Thanks for posting - read some other of his blogs
Yeah, it's a good morning read. I don't always agree with him but his opinions are usually worth thinking over.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
Yes, I recall that we've been through this in a previous thread -- and you indeed argued that your cheap jerseys are just as good as the high-end jerseys, even though you've never tried the latter and hence have no idea what you're talking about.

Kind of weird that you would want to admit to that again.
I believe you are not recalling correctly. I have a few jerseys from the higher end companies, but don't find them to be any better than my lower priced ones as far as comfort and fit. If I found the high cost jerseys to be better I would definitely buy them!!!

My outlet jerseys from Primal have been awesome!!!
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Originally Posted by prj71
I believe you are not recalling correctly. I have a few jerseys from the higher end companies, but don't find them to be any better than my lower priced ones as far as comfort and fit. If I found the high cost jerseys to be better I would definitely buy them!!!

My outlet jerseys from Primal have been awesome!!!
I think I recall it correctly. Your definition of "higher end" is not very high end.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
I think I recall it correctly. Your definition of "higher end" is not very high end.
My recollection is that they were "high end" from many years ago. The fit and fabrics of modern high-end jerseys have improved quite a bit, in my observation.
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