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Last Post 04/14/2022 11:13 AM by Cosmic Kid. 1 Replies.
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Dale

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04/14/2022 10:34 AM
Time to refresh the kits and pitch some that are dated, worn out (read: crashed in), and are logo'ed up with former team names.

The price of name brand gear has gotten stratospheric and as much as I like the look of Rapha and a bunch of others my cheap nature just won't allow me to drop that much on 135 grams of polyester.

I still have some industry connections so I added a few Giro and Gore-tex items which are really nice.

On a whim, and I liked the look, I ordered in three Neopro jerseys. $40 each as opposed to $130 to $170 for name brand.
The silicone grippy area on the bottom hem isn't quite as big as on the others and the zipper is one grade lower. The seam at the top of the pocket is a zig-zag, the other brands have a double row of stitching. Not sure that's any big deal though.
I generally wear a race cut medium and these might be slightly looser through the shoulders but not by much.
The fabric appears as good with mesh panels under the arms and down the sides, seams well sown, pockets are spot on, and the jersey is about an inch longer which I like... easier to get into the pockets. Reflective panel on the bottom of the middle pocket

Haven't tried the skinsuit, winter jacket, or bibs but based on the jersey I won't hesitate to buy this brand.

https://neoprocycling.com

No commercial connection, just a non-biased review.
It won't hurt my feelings if you hate the stuff
Cosmic Kid

Posts:4209

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04/14/2022 11:13 AM
I'll check 'em out, thanks.

I've become a bit of a fan of Le Col....if you participate in one of their Strava challenges, and time it with one of their sales, you can get some premium stuff pretty cheap. I think I got a pair of their Pro Shorts for ~$105 and their Pro Aero jersey for ~$70. Also a full set of warmers (arm, knee and leg) for ~$70.

Also, if anyone is interested in a new computer, you can get a screaming deal on the Hammerhead Karoo 2 right now by using the code SRAM_TESTRIDER. ~$240.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
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