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    Quote Originally Posted by BCSaltchucker View Post
    I was using Funkier and one set of Assos bibs. But then I took a flyer on some Aliexpress bibs from a chinese vendor. They were actually a better fit, good chamois. Been riding them exclusively ever since. Price was around $15 each, I bought 3. (also a pile of jerseys, even 3 custom printed jerseys for about 15-20 ea. these are made by the makers who actually make the brand name stuff sold for 4x as much in the West)
    Would you be able to share a link to the seller?

    I have a Pearl Izumi factory store near by, and there are 25% coupons in the local free papers from time to time, but custom jerseys ... for $20 ... that appeals a lot.

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    I can try to look up the vendor with the custom jerseys. It was a year and a half ago or so, and these vendor listing keep popping up and disappearing. something like this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014...ceBeautifyAB=0 beware chinese sizing is small like italian sizing, but they do offer dimensions of each size which worked for me. I feel the bottom elastic is typically a bit tighter than it should be, but features nonslip grip fwiw.

    this is the exact kit I just received yesterday. rode with the bib shorts, and they are the best feeling beest fitting shorts I've ever had. a little better cut than the last few from China which were darned good. The jersey is meh, I will likely not use it. But I mean $20 shorts
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCSaltchucker View Post
    I can try to look up the vendor with the custom jerseys. It was a year and a half ago or so, and these vendor listing keep popping up and disappearing. something like this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014...ceBeautifyAB=0 beware chinese sizing is small like italian sizing, but they do offer dimensions of each size which worked for me. I feel the bottom elastic is typically a bit tighter than it should be, but features nonslip grip fwiw.

    this is the exact kit I just received yesterday. rode with the bib shorts, and they are the best feeling beest fitting shorts I've ever had. a little better cut than the last few from China which were darned good. The jersey is meh, I will likely not use it. But I mean $20 shorts
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Cycl...74eb4c4dyWKUAH
    Thanks, that's really helpful. I'll hold off until the new year, but there are some great looking designs for no money at all. So much feedback on there too.

    I'd heard that Specialized were trying to get this stopped for their branded stuff, but I did see some other brands that look interesting to get ''clones'' of. Once this catches on more, this will surely be terrible for Voler and all these others trying to sell essentially something not much better, but wanting 5 to 10 times the price. The Rapha-philes will still want their stuff

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNS1938 View Post
    Thanks, that's really helpful. I'll hold off until the new year, but there are some great looking designs for no money at all. So much feedback on there too.

    I'd heard that Specialized were trying to get this stopped for their branded stuff, but I did see some other brands that look interesting to get ''clones'' of. Once this catches on more, this will surely be terrible for Voler and all these others trying to sell essentially something not much better, but wanting 5 to 10 times the price. The Rapha-philes will still want their stuff

    Thank you
    What slightly worries me, is the computer version of the shirt vs what looks like the actual shirt. Pretty appalling .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNS1938 View Post
    Thanks, that's really helpful. I'll hold off until the new year, but there are some great looking designs for no money at all. So much feedback on there too.

    I'd heard that Specialized were trying to get this stopped for their branded stuff, but I did see some other brands that look interesting to get ''clones'' of. Once this catches on more, this will surely be terrible for Voler and all these others trying to sell essentially something not much better, but wanting 5 to 10 times the price. The Rapha-philes will still want their stuff

    Thank you
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    This one is funny! https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2018...c-c4be36147cfb

    And what message exactly is the 5th picture from the top on this one trying to convey?
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    I just bought a pair of Fox bibs for $80 that were worth $150 new. I can't say I'm impressed. The chamois pad is really narrow.

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    You can spend a lot of money on shorts/bibs, but do you really need to? sometimes not! I really like the Pearl Izuma shorts and bibs, they are one of the few companies that still offer a high quality product and haven't taken the road to far higher prices as most have done, and the bibs get 4 to 5 star ratings on reviews...but of course that's all personal opinions but the chances are fairly good you would also like them. The Pearl Izuma Quest Splice cost around $70 which is a good price for a product like that, you can order direct or from Competitive Cyclist if you prefer, the cost is the same regardless where you get them from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1500SLR View Post
    I just bought a pair of Fox bibs for $80 that were worth $150 new. I can't say I'm impressed. The chamois pad is really narrow.
    Is it because you are riding mountain bike shorts on a road bike?

    The best value in bib shorts, without question, are store returns. Top of the line fancy bibs being blown out for 60-80% off because they're returns and well, some people are really grossed out by that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9W9W View Post
    Is it because you are riding mountain bike shorts on a road bike?

    The best value in bib shorts, without question, are store returns. Top of the line fancy bibs being blown out for 60-80% off because they're returns and well, some people are really grossed out by that.
    I absolutely do not disagree. I just want to add, from the “no way” crowd? If bibs could be washed hot and dried hot, then sure... But wash cold and hang dry? Not a fecking chance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBL450 View Post
    I absolutely do not disagree. I just want to add, from the “no way” crowd? If bibs could be washed hot and dried hot, then sure... But wash cold and hang dry? Not a fecking chance!
    Actually if you wash hot and dry hot you'll ruin the padding, the stretch band, and the Lycra. If you read the washing directions, all of them say to wash in cold water and do not use a dry, or tumble dry on air only with no heat. Also they tell you not to use fabric softener. Todays laundry detergents are design to get rid of bacteria in a cold wash as crazy as that sounds; but what most people don't realize is that it takes between 140 and 158 degrees F to start to kill bacteria, most home hot water systems only go between 115 to 130, so what you thought you were doing by washing on hot wasn't working anyways! But it was working at destroying your kits.

    Returned shorts and bibs...only if the package wasn't opened, there is no guarantee that the person that tried them on didn't first put on a pair of underwear just in case they wanted to return it, so I too would frown on buying a opened pair of shorts or bibs.

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    PI Pro bibs are nice when they are on sale - I don't buy apparel unless it's heavily discounted though - like 40% or more off.

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    I really like Voler bibs. They're all I wear.

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