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    Fugujack price ??

    Any good deals on the Assos Fugujack winter jacket? Seems the prices some are asking for are absurd?

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    They can be had for $425 new on eBay. I've met this guy personally at a bike show and he's legit.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ME:B:FSEL:US:1

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    Quote Originally Posted by farawayrider
    Any good deals on the Assos Fugujack winter jacket? Seems the prices some are asking for are absurd?
    Have a look at the Hincapie Force. It retails at $250, sells on eBay for around $100, not any on there right now though. It is warm and suprisingly breathable. Nice reflective piping too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heliskyr
    They can be had for $425 new on eBay. I've met this guy personally at a bike show and he's legit.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ME:B:FSEL:US:1
    $425 for a cycling jacket? It better zip itself for that price
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    I don't own one myself, but have tried them on. *Very nice* fit and Assos quality is without peer. Plus I love the Euro fit that you get with Assos. That being said, I'm a huge fan of my Assos Airblock jacket (which was a lot cheaper) for temps 35-45F as long as it's not raining hard. That's when the fujujack would be better as it has full coverage of the airblock fabric.

    It is a lot of money, no question. Then again, if it gets you on the bike on days you wouldn't normally ride, maybe it's worth it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heliskyr
    It is a lot of money, no question. Then again, if it gets you on the bike on days you wouldn't normally ride, maybe it's worth it?
    You can get a nice set of rollers for that price, which you can use in any weather- not as much fun as actually riding, though.
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    That is true. I have rollers and a fluid trainer, and no matter how hard I ride indoors I always am more satisfied after a ride outside...

    Though here in Seattle, sometimes that requires major force of will to roll outside in the pouring rain and cold.... which is why I have the rollers and the fluid trainer! The right clothes can make it a little more tolerable though.

    It would be nice if the Assos stuff cleaned your bike after a ride in the rain. Then it would REALLY be worth the $$!

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    have one in my closet--where do you ride?

    Although it may be the gator--predecessor to fugu. I also live in the seattle area (west side of the sound)--never use it here. used it in DC for sub-20 degree F rides with salt-melt on the roads (car spray, not rain). The jacket is thick and warm--too warm. even at 15-18 degrees it was hot. I can't imagine using it in wet weather because then it is by defintition warmer or else it would be snow.

    Essentially I found it was a perfect thing for super cold rides--blocks wind completely. I used it with a coolmax t-shirt at 12 degrees in DC--that was warm once i warmed up. I could have ridden forever except my feet can't last at those temps.

    If you are in the single digits to teens it is great, but even then you could get a wind/waterproof jacket for far less and layer under it. Down into the 20s here i use a descente element jacket--vented full length on the sleeves and back vent too--wear a single long sleeve jersey (thin or thick depending on the temp). 20s is pretty rare, but after 10 minutes i am comfy. was worried rain would get in the sleeve vents, but so far i have been fine.

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    I've always found that it wasn't the jacket (or pants) that kept me from riding in the cold. I never had a problem keeping the chest area warm. I find it is usually the face, hands and feet that are the limiting factor.
    I think the reasons for getting a fugu, if you can afford it, are:
    super nice looking
    super quality
    super fit - *** Note, that if you are fat, and I don't mean 40" waist fat, I mean if you are in the 5'8 to 6' area, and have a 34 - 36 waist, you might not be so comfy in assos clothing.
    Similar for upper body. If you have a lot of muscle (or fat) on the upper body, the chest won't fit you well, and the size you'll need to fit around your chest (even a 42 chest) will likely have arms that are way too long for you.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibson00
    super fit - *** Note, that if you are fat, and I don't mean 40" waist fat, I mean if you are in the 5'8 to 6' area, and have a 34 - 36 waist, you might not be so comfy in assos clothing.
    Similar for upper body. If you have a lot of muscle (or fat) on the upper body, the chest won't fit you well, and the size you'll need to fit around your chest (even a 42 chest) will likely have arms that are way too long for you.

    Cheers
    I wish more clothes were like that. Whenever I get anything long enough (sleeves and core) its always has way too much room in the body. Very few people sell medium tall stuff

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