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    $185 and this ugly Santini jacket is yours


    Normally $370

    love the Bonktown description
    Since we donít speak Italian, we canít tell you exactly what materials make this jacket better than pasta in Palermo. However, itís a Santini and has warm lining and a weather-resistant shell, so it must be pretty dang sweet.
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    Fugly.

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    does that come with a backpack?
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    No, but it does come with a bullet.



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    It might look ok on a bike (what the heck are those circles on the back?) but I'd never wear it anywhere else. $185? Fairly steep and I wouldn't buy it. I wouldn't even consider buying it for $50 unless I really needed one and was willing to put up with the looks because performance and price trumped everything else I was comparing it to. I've got a pair of yellow (actually two pair, road and mtn) bike shoes. At least my yellow mtn shoes match my bike. My yellow road shoes don't match anything. But, they fit really good, have nice stiff carbon soles so I don't get hotspots and they were cheap. I put up with yellow because they do more for me than anything else I could have bought in the price range.
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    At first glance I thought you said mullet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel Erickson
    At first glance I thought you said mullet

    Damn. I should have. that would have been more witty, but I went with dark.


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    my first thought: "reflective target for cars to aim at!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomk96
    does that come with a backpack?
    No, but it ought to come with a free bowl of soup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel Erickson
    It might look ok on a bike (what the heck are those circles on the back?) but I'd never wear it anywhere else. $185? Fairly steep and I wouldn't buy it. I wouldn't even consider buying it for $50 unless I really needed one and was willing to put up with the looks because performance and price trumped everything else I was comparing it to. I've got a pair of yellow (actually two pair, road and mtn) bike shoes. At least my yellow mtn shoes match my bike. My yellow road shoes don't match anything. But, they fit really good, have nice stiff carbon soles so I don't get hotspots and they were cheap. I put up with yellow because they do more for me than anything else I could have bought in the price range.
    I bought a florescent yellow Pearl Izumi Jacket that is nice for colder weather from Bonktown a while back--I think it was about $60. Don't know how this one could be a lot better. You really don't need the "waterproof" feature in the winter IMO. If you're riding in the rain then you'd be wearing a rainjacket instead.

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    Unless it's a cold rain. Every April I go with a bunch of buddies on a tandem century. I've been caught in 38F rain on several occasions. Warmth without bulk while staying dry is nice. Got a buddy with a really lightweight shell that color. He stands out, that's for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel Erickson
    Unless it's a cold rain. Every April I go with a bunch of buddies on a tandem century. I've been caught in 38F rain on several occasions. Warmth without bulk while staying dry is nice. Got a buddy with a really lightweight shell that color. He stands out, that's for sure.
    I have a Castelli rainjacket in yellow also, but it doesn't breathe well so I only wear it if it's raining or cold enough that I won't sweat too much. If it's warm rain a vest is all I usually need.
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    Rant on: WTF is it with bike clothing mfg'rs and "reflective accents" ???

    I mean, you sell a BLACK and BLUE jacket, for WINTER riding, then they put tiny little reflective bits. Yeah that's really gonna help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    I bought a florescent yellow Pearl Izumi Jacket that is nice for colder weather from Bonktown a while back--I think it was about $60. Don't know how this one could be a lot better. You really don't need the "waterproof" feature in the winter IMO. If you're riding in the rain then you'd be wearing a rainjacket instead.

    try a northern European winter with weeks on end of 35F and rain.
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    It would make a nice halloween costume. Just need a motorcycle helmet and a feaky looking weapon.
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    Ya, und maybe ve'll stomp on it and squoosh it.
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    I didn't know anything could cost more than Assos or Ralpha.

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    That weird circle thingy on the back looks a bit like a bio-hazard warning but less cool.
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    Don't you people know nothing? The back is a depiction of an lithium atom, atomic number 3. It is the lightest metal and is what your bikes should be made of.
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    I think it'd be aight on the right torso.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138
    I think it'd be aight on the right torso.
    No. It wouldn't.
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