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MrW
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2512 posts since 1/8/11

3 Jun 2019 12:13
Need a new s/s jersey, preferably plain / minimal design but good quality, preferably under £100. La Passione gear any good? Looking at a PSN or Rapha Pro Gear.
swede
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7877 posts since 21/3/09

3 Jun 2019 12:27
you cant get PNS stuff for under £100 unfortunately Sad
swede
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7877 posts since 21/3/09

3 Jun 2019 12:27
go rapha or la passione
wembly
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286 posts since 15/1/13

3 Jun 2019 13:01
PNS quality is real good although no jersey under 150 pounds

check out the Rapha Pro Team Training Jersey, perfect for warm/ hot summer days
MrW
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2512 posts since 1/8/11

3 Jun 2019 14:28
Ta, went for the Rapha Pro Team training jersey.
swiftus
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745 posts since 1/7/09

3 Jun 2019 15:58
What's the deal with PNS?

Designs look bang on average, at that price point I'd go Cafe Du Cycliste
swede
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7877 posts since 21/3/09

3 Jun 2019 16:30
owned by the guy who started wood wood. need to pay for that DANISH aesthetic my guy
wembly
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286 posts since 15/1/13

3 Jun 2019 16:43
PNS founded back in '14 but on the rise the last two years since they started working with ambassadors and getting their stuff into not only bike related stores like END., farfetch etc.

tbh fitting is quit shit sometimes if you are not 1.80m and weigh 60kg but quality wise they are great! BEST bibs out there imo
shields88
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370 posts since 25/5/11

4 Jun 2019 08:02
I have had both PNS and CDC stuff and I much prefer the look and fit of the PNS stuff.

Wembley you tried ASSOS bibs? My pair of them, can't remember the model right now, are the most comfortable I've had by a mile.
swiftus
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745 posts since 1/7/09

posted 10 Jun 2019 11:29, edited 10 Jun 2019 11:29
Just did London - Newhaven - Dieppe - Paris this weekend (with what seemed like a million other cyclists). Left on Friday afternoon, arrived Saturday evening.

Despite the shitty weather, late ferries, fake GPX files…loved it. Planning on doing another Europe journey soon, maybe to Amsterdam?

If anyone has done Euro trips and has routes, please share!
Fläsket
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3578 posts since 14/8/04

15 Jun 2019 15:04
very cool! were you carrying your gear on your bike or credit card touring?

been doing some camping in the city thanks to the flood waters closing off parts of the park chains.

tracklocross nationals Cool
wembly
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286 posts since 15/1/13

18 Jun 2019 12:16
a question for the bike packing dudes here: we want to travel from Dusseldorf to Paris in July to visit the TdF final (around 500 kilometer). what you guys recommend: a frame bag or a saddle bag? it's my first long distance ride with a one night stay in paris so I have not that much clothes with me. and what kind of brand? been looking at apidura for a while - any good?
illwill
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3533 posts since 17/5/04

posted 18 Jun 2019 13:53, edited 18 Jun 2019 13:53
Panniers would make more sense if you have the mounts and aren't going off road.
mikon_nikon
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59 posts since 10/12/16

18 Jun 2019 15:09
wembly wrote: a question for the bike packing dudes here: we want to travel from Dusseldorf to Paris in July to visit the TdF final (around 500 kilometer). what you guys recommend: a frame bag or a saddle bag? it's my first long distance ride with a one night stay in paris so I have not that much clothes with me. and what kind of brand? been looking at apidura for a while - any good?

what bike will you ride? i've used the apidura saddle and handle bar bags for several rides of similar distance, and have been really pleased with them (on both a classic geometry Ti frame and a carbon racer). i was skeptical about the handlebar bag (assuming it would make riding in any wind awkward) but it's never really bothered me. i ride in the Netherlands though, so maybe i have a higher threshold with the wind…
Fläsket
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3578 posts since 14/8/04

22 Jun 2019 14:11
Can't go wrong with Apidura or Revelate Designs.
Burt
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5430 posts since 3/1/10

22 Jun 2019 22:15
Fläsket wrote: …been doing some camping in the city thanks to the flood waters closing off parts of the park chains.
Cool
Burt
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5430 posts since 3/1/10

posted 11 Jul 2019 20:28, edited 11 Jul 2019 20:28
Upgraded my Scott MTB to a 2019 model sales bargain (400 quid off with Cycle Scheme and price reduction so comfortable to live with the colour!). Fresh from picking it up so excuse the spoke reflectors…
doug.
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1650 posts since 12/6/10

posted 11 Jul 2019 21:42, edited 11 Jul 2019 21:42
colour is rad, no need to worry about it. will look even better covered in dirt Cool

p.s obligatory 'needs dropper post' comment
Burt
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5430 posts since 3/1/10

posted 11 Jul 2019 22:04, edited 11 Jul 2019 22:04
Cool thanks, doug.

Tried a dropper on a Marin I once had (got nicked!) and never got along with it but yeah, I get the advice. Got some things (pedals, saddle, Garmin) to chuck on it from my Scott but other than that I'll just go with it.

It's an upgrade but not that much of an upgrade if truth be told, just newer and sparkly Sticking out tongue
swiftus
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745 posts since 1/7/09

15 Jul 2019 20:23
Thoughts on POC Octel helmet vs Kask Mojito X?