where to get some 'away from the norm' cycling clothing.

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where to get some 'away from the norm' cycling clothing.

Postby ton » 17 Apr 2013, 8:09pm

looking for some nice and tidy cycling clothing.
not wanting anything technical from the likes of endura/altura type brands, and rapha is too small.
looking for some nice three quarter trousers and some nice smart t shirts.

any ideas greatly appreciated.
enjoy it, it only last a short while

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Re: where to get some 'away from the norm' cycling clothing.

Postby Swallow » 17 Apr 2013, 8:19pm

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Re: where to get some 'away from the norm' cycling clothing.

Postby gaz » 17 Apr 2013, 8:34pm

T-shirt wise most of the "technical" offerings from the outdoorsy brands should be suitable. IMO Rohan look and feel smarter than most
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Postby pioneer » 17 Apr 2013, 9:44pm

Gaz, are Rohan still going? Haven't heard or seen anything of thiers for years.

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Re: where to get some 'away from the norm' cycling clothing.

Postby gaz » 17 Apr 2013, 9:51pm

Mr Google, he say yes. http://www.rohan.co.uk/

My local store closed a few years back but I haven't worn their stuff out yet. :wink:
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Re: where to get some 'away from the norm' cycling clothing.

Postby ton » 17 Apr 2013, 9:56pm

there is a rohan shop in Leeds in the Victoria Quarter.
some nice clothing but a bit more walking specific.
i have found some bontrager commuter trousers which are ideal, not too pricey also.
enjoy it, it only last a short while

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Postby mattsccm » 18 Apr 2013, 6:40am

there are a few companies catering for the trendy "urban cyclist".Swerve being one of them. That sort of manufacture seems to be reveiwed on Road CC a bit. there is another, Vulpine, as well. Nice smart kit that is tailored for bikes. Needless to say, as this is a very small market the prices can be high.

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Re: where to get some 'away from the norm' cycling clothing.

Postby dbascent1986 » 18 Apr 2013, 7:29am

+1 on Vulpine, but as said a bit pricey, but very well finished

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Re: where to get some 'away from the norm' cycling clothing.

Postby Ayesha » 18 Apr 2013, 8:28am

Buy the best waist shorts you can find and go to SportsWorld to buy some 'ordinary' clothes to hide them.

Don't make the mistake of spending over £100 on a pair of fashionable trousers, just to be bumped off onto the pavement and they get permanently damaged.
Get a pair of £15 Adidas training 3/4 length trousers, with stripes down the side.


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Re: where to get some 'away from the norm' cycling clothing.

Postby stewartpratt » 18 Apr 2013, 4:56pm

I can vouch for these - got several pairs and use them for commuting and general use. Light, dry in no time, pack small, secure pockets.

http://www.mountainwarehouse.com/mens/t ... 0&cl=BLACK

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Postby Cunobelin » 18 Apr 2013, 8:59pm

TKMaxx is your friend

I picked up some Craghoppers Kiwi Stretch Pro trousers and 3/4 for silly low prices last year and they are superb for cycling

They always have stacks of gear that is outdoor / cycling suitable

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Re: where to get some 'away from the norm' cycling clothing.

Postby loafer » 19 Apr 2013, 10:21am

ton wrote:looking for some nice and tidy cycling clothing.
not wanting anything technical from the likes of endura/altura type brands, and rapha is too small.
looking for some nice three quarter trousers and some nice smart t shirts.

any ideas greatly appreciated.


great stuff from these guys http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/ last long and hard wearing and not to pricey.. :D

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Re: where to get some 'away from the norm' cycling clothing.

Postby byegad » 19 Apr 2013, 10:27am

Depending on how hard you work while cycling running or walking clothing serves very well. I use Paramo, Rohan and Montane among other makes. All of them are good.
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Re: where to get some 'away from the norm' cycling clothing.

Postby RickH » 19 Apr 2013, 7:11pm

Rohan still have stock in their "Souk" (discontinued stuff reduced) of some sizes of their "Cadence Polo" - looks like a zip front polo but with a cut more for cycling & with a small rear pocket for odds & ends.

Aldi running shirts are good (& cheap) - but sometimes the designs are too sporty rather than plain it just depends on what they come up with. It may be worth taking a look at their Bamboo Base Layers that were in yesterday's (18th) specials.

Plenty of choice of shirts at Go Outdoors from £2.57 (plus £5 for a discount card if you don't already have one). 3/4 length trousers too.

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