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Old 10-02-12, 10:08
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+1 for all above -- especially flat seams and something gentler than the silicon grippers (i have delicate skin that is easily irritated).
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Old 10-03-12, 00:06
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Raingear that isn't plasticky feeling.
Softshell layering system that is loose and warm below freezing.
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Old 10-04-12, 23:21
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+1 for all above -- especially flat seams and something gentler than the silicon grippers (i have delicate skin that is easily irritated).
Our club's new Louis Garneau bib-shorts have a wide strip of different/heavier spandex in lieu of the gripper elastic. It works well and is comfy. I also have some old Descent bibs that have a similar arrangement. More comfy than the gripper elastic for sure; and I haven't had any problems with them "riding up". And they don't leave a textured "trench" in your leg!

Unfortunately, the chamois pads in the Louis Garneau bibs (claimed to be their top of the line) just rub me raw after about 4 hours. 6 hours the other weekend had me bleeding a little! Ouch!
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Old 10-05-12, 15:24
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Jerseys and tights that are waterproof (or, more realistically, water repellent) but highly breathable and no warmer than regular gear.
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Old 10-05-12, 17:06
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What makes cycling clothing difficult is the range of speeds we encounter. Going up a steep hill, we might be doing 10-12 mph, generating a bunch of heat and sweat. Then we go do down that hill at >35 mph, coasting and generating no heat. In the cooler months, all the sweat we produce going up the hill chills us when we go back down that hill.
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Our club's new Louis Garneau bib-shorts have a wide strip of different/heavier spandex in lieu of the gripper elastic. It works well and is comfy. I also have some old Descent bibs that have a similar arrangement. More comfy than the gripper elastic for sure; and I haven't had any problems with them "riding up". And they don't leave a textured "trench" in your leg!

Unfortunately, the chamois pads in the Louis Garneau bibs (claimed to be their top of the line) just rub me raw after about 4 hours. 6 hours the other weekend had me bleeding a little! Ouch!
Have you tried using some chamois cream? Sounds like you might need it...
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Old 10-09-12, 17:32
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Have you tried using some chamois cream? Sounds like you might need it...
In all the years I've cycled I've never used cream, nor needed it, until those particular bib-shorts. I find the idea of being all damp and squidgy appalling.
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Old 10-09-12, 20:27
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something that doesn't make me look fat.

EZ to take a leak with bibs

EZ access to pockets on back of jersey?

as a start

bring back the leather chamois
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Old 10-11-12, 16:27
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bring back the leather chamois
Oh god, no! Those things were terrible.
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Old 11-18-12, 10:13
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in terms of look and fashion it ought to be more Jil Sander than Tommy Hilfiger :d

the functional aspects dont need so much attention as the look and feel - if you wanna charge high end prices then you are searching for classic colours and fine features - if you dont i think we have what we already need

one obvious thing is the cycling shorts / bibs - the offerings on colour really arent what they should be and if you are doing other clothing in various colours then suitable partners have a place
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