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why pay BIG $ for a jersey?

Old 06-03-19, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Here it is. Definitely a BIG $ jersey.

https://thecyclingfever.com/products...cycling-jersey



I'm tempted to get one.


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Old 06-03-19, 12:52 PM
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I buy fancy jerseys to fuel the smug in those who don't.
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Old 06-03-19, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I can be comfortable in any shorts or pants that fit. I can ride 100 km in street pants, and then ride the next day, and not complain. The only reason I wear bibs is because I'm not a plumber.

I set a lot of my PRs in my most aero jersey.
Do you live in a hot humid climate? You may have a tough hide, but it will catch up with you -- I assure you.
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Old 06-03-19, 01:37 PM
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I work hard and make good money, so I have the extra to spend for the more expensive jerseys. There is a big difference in quality.
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I make good money without working hard and I buy cheap jerseys.
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Old 06-03-19, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by hschonzeit View Post
The suggestion to buy last year's race shirt is probably the most cost effective, but I'd feel awkward riding with a race shirt that I didn't earn.
What on earth is a "race shirt"?
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Classic 41 comment thread. 5 pages of arguing/justifying jersey prices, with a healthy dose of hot air.
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Old 06-03-19, 04:20 PM
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FWIW, I received an Assos jersey as part of a birthday gift from my wife this year. Excellent overall quality but sadly not as breathable as my Castelli jerseys. I don't think I'm particularly sensitive to these things, and it's definitely noticeable. Still much more breathable than a t-shirt or compression gear.
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Old 06-03-19, 04:45 PM
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It depends on what you will use the bike for. If you do not race there are plenty of durable reliable bikes for less than $200. And you can upgrade them if you know how. I upgraded the wheel brakes on my $130 Genesis bike with a disc brake because I liked the disc brake on the front so much. It took a bracket and two pieces of angle aluminum to mount the caliper, but ebay has calipers with enough adjustments to make it work as well as the factory front disc brake.
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Originally Posted by cthenn View Post
Classic 41 comment thread. 5 pages of arguing/justifying jersey prices, with a healthy dose of hot air.
On the other hand, its an opinion thread, so there is no right or wrong answer. Only individual justification.
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Old 06-03-19, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by drbarney1 View Post
It depends on what you will use the bike for. If you do not race there are plenty of durable reliable bikes for less than $200. And you can upgrade them if you know how. I upgraded the wheel brakes on my $130 Genesis bike with a disc brake because I liked the disc brake on the front so much. It took a bracket and two pieces of angle aluminum to mount the caliper, but ebay has calipers with enough adjustments to make it work as well as the factory front disc brake.
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Originally Posted by drbarney1 View Post
It depends on what you will use the bike for. If you do not race there are plenty of durable reliable bikes for less than $200. And you can upgrade them if you know how. I upgraded the wheel brakes on my $130 Genesis bike with a disc brake because I liked the disc brake on the front so much. It took a bracket and two pieces of angle aluminum to mount the caliper, but ebay has calipers with enough adjustments to make it work as well as the factory front disc brake.
Thinking outside the box for sure!
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Old 06-03-19, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by cthenn View Post
Classic 41 comment thread. 5 pages of arguing/justifying jersey prices, with a healthy dose of hot air.
I recommend the Rapha Pro Team Flyweight for hot air.



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Old 06-03-19, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by atjurhs View Post
hi guys,

i gotta wonder why pay BIG $ for a jersey? there are plenty of nice looking jerseys on eBay for $20, and then there are those that cost $140
I tried the cheapies. I gave them away. The fit and look were laughable. I wear long, short sleeve colorful athletic wear. Works for me.
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Originally Posted by Cycle Tourist View Post
I tried the cheapies. I gave them away. The fit and look were laughable. I wear long, short sleeve colorful athletic wear. Works for me.
Wow, is that a 40 spoke front wheel?
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Originally Posted by atjurhs View Post
hi guys,

i gotta wonder why pay BIG $ for a jersey? there are plenty of nice looking jerseys on eBay for $20, and then there are those that cost $140
I don't wear big money jerseys because those companies pay me a fee to not wear their gear.

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Is there a question?

Originally Posted by atjurhs View Post
hi guys,

i gotta wonder why pay BIG $ for a jersey? there are plenty of nice looking jerseys on eBay for $20, and then there are those that cost $140
Why would this need to be a thread?
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For me, the higher end jerseys tend to be a more technical fabric that flexes better, breathes better, compresses better, and if you have any sense of style in your bike and gear, they look better too.

Oh and (except for an unpleasant surprise from an expensive POC jersey) they also resist funky funk funkadope better too... as long as you hang them to air out before tossing in the dirty bin, you launder correctly, and you attend to your own hygiene.

Of course, I started out w/ a $20 yellow performance jersey, so never forget, life is a journey. Enjoy it, don't sweat the past, and you do you. Any cliches I missed? Feel free to chime in.

Oh yeah, and I just ordered this kit from my bud who has taken his kit design chops and started his business @ ostroy.com


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Oh, I kinda like that.
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Originally Posted by CoachPerry19 View Post
Why would this need to be a thread?
Because you know, that's what this is.

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And I will pay even BIGGER $ if cats are involved in the design.
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Originally Posted by nycphotography View Post
Oh and (except for an unpleasant surprise from an expensive POC jersey) they also resist funky funk funkadope better too... as long as you hang them to air out before tossing in the dirty bin, you launder correctly, and you attend to your own hygiene.
Cool pic, nice looking kit. But I'm posting to agree with the bold. It's real obvious driving home from a ride on a hot day.
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I ride in everything from flyweight rapha jerseys, to lower end generic jerseys, to button ups, to t-shirts depending on the ride and temperature. There's a time and place for everything
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There's a time and place for everything
Even the fabled "jorts and wife beater" kit?
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