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Old 02-05-06, 08:06 PM
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Anyone know of any discounts at velowear.com?
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They run specials all the time. Sign up for their e-mail list and you get additional savings and notification of sales, etc..

Velowear (Voler) is great. Great-quality bibs for $50, hard to beat.
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Join a bike club that gets their clothing made at Voler. You'll get an automatic discount when buying from Velowear, after registering on their site.
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Originally Posted by 'nother
Velowear (Voler) is great. Great-quality bibs for $50, hard to beat.
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I just got 3 pair of closeout bibs from them - something like $44 and change a pair. The fit is excellent, and they are very comfortable on long rides. Quality stuff at discount prices.
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I heard about Velowear a little too late, there are all sold out of my size.
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good stuff...got a quality jersey for $39
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Does anybody have a link to the team discount thing on velowear.com? I saw it on a sticker pack from my team shorts and but I can't find them anymore. I just want a link to where I can register for it.
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How is their sizing? If I'm a "Medium" in typical US clothing stores, will I be a medium there, or Large?
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Originally Posted by DerekU2
How is their sizing? If I'm a "Medium" in typical US clothing stores, will I be a medium there, or Large?
Bike clothing is designed to fit a lot more closely than the stuff in typical US clothing stores. Voler fits about the same as the the US brands you usually find in bike shops. There are size charts on the Voler web site.
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Originally Posted by DerekU2
How is their sizing? If I'm a "Medium" in typical US clothing stores, will I be a medium there, or Large?
Example - I have a 36" waist, and wear a Performance brand Men's Large shorts and bibs. I used the size chart on the Velowear site and ordered the Voler Large, and they are a noticeable more snug - but they actually fit better than the Performance bibs and provide more support. So, I think their sizing runs on the smaller side of things. They do have a "guaranteed fit". and provide a mailer to send back the garments for exchange if you're not happy.

I'd say get whatever your regular size is.
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i really like their ion pads on shorts
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Originally Posted by mike9903
I heard about Velowear a little too late, there are all sold out of my size.
Go back in a week or so. They re-stock frequently. And anyway, even without the sale price, the stuff is pretty inexpensive compared to PI, Castelli, Assos, etc. . . . Heck, even their most expensive/highest quality bibs (Voler Elite, w/Ion pad) is only $100 -- it's hard to touch PI for that.

Quality-wise I can only compare to PI, and it's comparable or better (I like the Voler pads better than PIs, but that's a kind of personal thing).

Fit-wise, I find Voler a bit on the snug side but it's not drastically different from regular brands (everything varies anyway). They have a pretty good exchange policy too.
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This is sweet! I got home from work today and I received my catalog from Voler, with it came a 15% off my first purchase as well as $10 off $100 or more! Talk about good timing!
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Go back in a week or so. They re-stock frequently. And anyway, even without the sale price, the stuff is pretty inexpensive compared to PI, Castelli, Assos, etc. . . . Heck, even their most expensive/highest quality bibs (Voler Elite, w/Ion pad) is only $100 -- it's hard to touch PI for that.
fyi - Pearl Izumi has 3 models of shorts for under $100 (Quest, Attack, Ultrasensor). Standard Voler shorts are similar in quality to PI Attack, which do cost a little more than Voler, unless you can find them on sale.
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Originally Posted by johnny99
fyi - Pearl Izumi has 3 models of shorts for under $100 (Quest, Attack, Ultrasensor). Standard Voler shorts are similar in quality to PI Attack, which do cost a little more than Voler, unless you can find them on sale.
fyi he was talking about bib shorts... and voler also has rampant sales and closeouts, such as full tights with a pad for $55 if you're on the email list. And if you find voler on sale, you can get a pair of shorts for $25-$30.

and my voler shorts are more comfortable than my PI shorts anyways.
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love voler.....
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I like my $45 velowear ion pad shorts more than my $120 PI microsensor 3d shorts
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