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Originally Posted by Suyi View Post

Rapha has been tweeting a code, T8EU25, for 30% off their merino base layers this week (up to the 14th). That's cheaper than their bundle price if I'm doing the math correctly. Their V-Necks Tees are good right?
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

In my opinion, Rapha is nice but way overpriced.

I have a long relationship w/ Rapha goods (my team was sponsored by them for the last three years) and after having ridden in all kinds of bike kit for dozens of years, I can say emphatically that most of what Rapha makes is massively nicer than 90% of what the rest of the cycling world puts out.

-Baselayers are excellent. On par w/ Icebreaker and nicer than Smartwool. Cut for cycling, so longer in back and shorter in front, which makes them less than ideal to wear casually (Icebreaker gets the nod there) but in terms of fit, hand and performance, they rock. Well worth the price, esp. at 30% off.
-All hardshell and softshell layers are awesome. I will gladly elaborate on the ones I own/have used in PM if any one cares for that info.
-City Riding collection has some fantastic pieces. I find all their items in this category to fit better than any of the Outlier stuff I've tried (seriously weird fits there IMO) even tho I love what Outlier are doing and some of the fabrics they are using.

/end cycling derailment...
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*derailleument
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Originally Posted by oboy_oboy View Post

I have a long relationship w/ Rapha goods (my team was sponsored by them for the last three years) and after having ridden in all kinds of bike kit for dozens of years, I can say emphatically that most of what Rapha makes is massively nicer than 90% of what the rest of the cycling world puts out.
-Baselayers are excellent. On par w/ Icebreaker and nicer than Smartwool. Cut for cycling, so longer in back and shorter in front, which makes them less than ideal to wear casually (Icebreaker gets the nod there) but in terms of fit, hand and performance, they rock. Well worth the price, esp. at 30% off.
-All hardshell and softshell layers are awesome. I will gladly elaborate on the ones I own/have used in PM if any one cares for that info.
-City Riding collection has some fantastic pieces. I find all their items in this category to fit better than any of the Outlier stuff I've tried (seriously weird fits there IMO) even tho I love what Outlier are doing and some of the fabrics they are using.
/end cycling derailment...

Agreed - way better stuff than Assos for example which is just as expensive, but is the same lycra crap everyone else is selling. Frankly I have never regretted buying a Rapha jersey.

Not sure about the newer stuff that is coming in that copies off of the Rapha wool thing, like SAS, etc.
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Extra 20% off at Haven with SIXYEARSOLD

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Sale at Nomad with extra 10 off "12DAYS"
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Thank you! Trying to decide what to get from Haven now.

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Originally Posted by afixedpoint View Post

Sale at Nomad with extra 10 off "12DAYS"

they've got some sns herning. I didn't check sizes.
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Ill pass on the rapha for now.. bought 6 packs of Nike Tailwind V-necks when they were $26 a pop
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http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF559_1_40000000001_-1
Allen Edmonds $1 Shoe Polish. Free Shipping + Tax.

Paid $3.22 for 3 bottles. 1xMocha, 2xSaddleBrown.
No Walnut or Black.

Edit: Replacements laces also on sale for $0.50
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Junya with code + sale still more expensive than Euro retailers, wtf.
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oboy, can you recommend their backpack?
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Originally Posted by oboy_oboy View Post

I have a long relationship w/ Rapha goods (my team was sponsored by them for the last three years) and after having ridden in all kinds of bike kit for dozens of years, I can say emphatically that most of what Rapha makes is massively nicer than 90% of what the rest of the cycling world puts out. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
-Baselayers are excellent. On par w/ Icebreaker and nicer than Smartwool. Cut for cycling, so longer in back and shorter in front, which makes them less than ideal to wear casually (Icebreaker gets the nod there) but in terms of fit, hand and performance, they rock. Well worth the price, esp. at 30% off.
-All hardshell and softshell layers are awesome. I will gladly elaborate on the ones I own/have used in PM if any one cares for that info.
-City Riding collection has some fantastic pieces. I find all their items in this category to fit better than any of the Outlier stuff I've tried (seriously weird fits there IMO) even tho I love what Outlier are doing and some of the fabrics they are using.
/end cycling derailment...
So you don't actually pay for your Rapha gear? wink.gif Seriously, though, I trust your judgement on it. Considering the amount of miles you likely put on a bike, any little improvement on gear can have a big impact. With cycling, though, I have always been of the opinion that I could be a much better rider before I should ever think of buying a $5000 bike or $200 jersey.
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

With cycling, though, I have always been of the opinion that I could be a much better rider before I should ever think of buying a $5000 bike or $200 jersey.

I recently heard Grant Petersen talk about this. His new book seems like it's worth the read.
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Spend the ~$600 for a PowerTap if you want to be hardcore about training, anything else is just a quality of life improvement.

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^Although I used to race, I am not serious about training.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I recently heard Grant Petersen talk about this. His new book seems like it's worth the read.
Sounds like I should pick up a copy. Seriously, some of the most fun I have had lately is riding to work or around town on my 30 year old road/commuter bike that I recently built up. My racing bike is a 20 year old Italian steel frame that I built up in grad school and periodically upgraded the components on. It's fairly lightweight, and a cushy ride.

OK, sorry, no more derailleument!
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