20 Aug 2018 08:35
Thanks for the recommendations everyone,
some good looking stuff there.
I don't have an unlimited supply of money though.Where to look if i'm after something a bit more budget friendly for basics/under-layers etc/socks etc.
20 Aug 2018 09:33
Castelli and Sportful are owned by the same parent company and made in the same factory. Got a few bits of both and despite the price difference, I can't tell the difference in quality or materials.
Sportful No Rain gear is excellent, kept me warm and reasonably dry through several very cold wet rides where others were cursing their kit.
23 Aug 2018 09:39
Any intel on when Brooklyn Machine Works might come back?
5 Sep 2018 18:18
Any recommendations for mudguards for road bikes?
6 Sep 2018 12:03
Mudguards on road bikes are shit so depends on whether or not you want to be able to take them off when you don't need them.
Raceblade pro's are the only detatchable ones I've used (on my best bike) and they are ok but did need a massive amount of fiddling with to set them up in such a position they didn't rub (25mm tires but not much clearance on my frame). They do also move a bit during the ride but still would recommend.
For a more permanent solution, had SKS chromoplastics on my winter bike for a couple of years until I trashed them and they were really good but again a bit of a ballache to fit - needed a hacksaw to cut them to size before fitting…
Replaced them with Portland Design Works full metal fenders which were expensive but excellent quality and look decent so happy with them.
7 Sep 2018 16:24
Rapha has this thing on instore.
30% off core jersey + bibs combo.
8 Sep 2018 15:19
Those 'Giro' socks. Any truth to 'One size fits all'? Aren't you UK 11 like myself?
Also thanks everyone in this thread. Cobbled together some decent kit based on the recommendations here. Mostly rapha and sportful bits. Glad I asked because most stores are full of lairy overpriced shite..
16 Oct 2018 20:01
Rapha selling on Wiggle now.
Lost its prestige (if it hadn't already)?
posted 16 Oct 2018 22:25, edited 16 Oct 2018 22:25
rapha was dead years ago with the sky contract
(obviously I still wear it though and yes the products are very good imo)
17 Oct 2018 11:34
Loving the retro jerseys on Prendas, anyone know what the quality is like?
Ordered some winter socks from there which are great.