Assos apparel questions

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g32ecs wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:50 pm
Lafolie wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:37 pm
I think Assos has lost their way. Been superseeded whilst they were snoozing . Q36.5 are so much tehnically better !
While I dont agree on this fully, I'm now on the hunt for the older stuff as NOS pop up on eBay or the factory outlet once in a while. I need to replace my S7 NeoPro bibs now and in search of a replacement. I'm not really interested in new T Mille as my "daily driver"

I also want a Bonka jacket again.

Most my Assos pieces are from the S7 and S5 lines. I really think the S5 was excellent although I have yet to own an S5 bib.
The NeoPro and the T.mille are pretty much identical, so if you were happy with the former, you’ll have no problems with the latter.
Your cycling kit is one size too big!

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by rollinslow

Does anyone know if the Bonka Cento (heavy winter jacket) is being discontinued? Or is Assos just waiting to resupply their stock of sizes?

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Bonka Cento still exists in the Prof Black version, but really you would be better served with a Mille GT Winter Jacket Ultraz if you need that level of insulation. I got rid of my Bonka very soon after getting the Ultraz. The materials are newer, and the aesthetic is far more pleasing (IMO).
Your cycling kit is one size too big!

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I dig the looks of my white BonkaCento.

Rumor says there’s a new spring/fall RS jacket coming. Modern textiles in such a jacket would be nice. Wind block, water repellent, close racing fit. Rather that than a Ritterkapsel for me.
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Kjetil wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:51 am
I dig the looks of my white BonkaCento.

Rumor says there’s a new spring/fall RS jacket coming. Modern textiles in such a jacket would be nice. Wind block, water repellent, close racing fit. Rather that than a Ritterkapsel for me.
Any idea when?..... weather is deteriorating here so I’m interested in a new jacket

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Looking for an early winter bib tights and HabuTightsMille_s7 could be suitable, but are they discontinued now? Is there a new model for early winter weather?

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There is the Mille GT Winter Tight
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/assos-mille-gt-winter-tights/
However this isn't terribly different to the HabuTightsMille_s7

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Your cycling kit is one size too big!

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I'd guess in the spring, corky.
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RTW wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:23 am
There is the Mille GT Winter Tight
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/assos-mille-gt-winter-tights/
However this isn't terribly different to the HabuTightsMille_s7

R
I thought they are a bit warmer as they use RX Heavy instead of RX Medium fabric used in HabuMille.

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ico wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:26 pm
RTW wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:23 am
There is the Mille GT Winter Tight
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/assos-mille-gt-winter-tights/
However this isn't terribly different to the HabuTightsMille_s7

R
I thought they are a bit warmer as they use RX Heavy instead of RX Medium fabric used in HabuMille.
From the Assos web site (marketing stuff):

"Mission accomplished, as our product team filled the gap between our arctic-ready Bonka bibs and the milder Spring/Fall Knickers."

I'm waiting for the Bonka tights (when in stock) and probably these if the Habu is discontinued.

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I'm curious how warm those new Bonka bibs will be. I need to do a winter gear inventory soon, I have some stuff from when I used to live in the cold but it has been a little while since I've needed most of it.

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Also interested in the new Bonka tights. I do find the price of 390 euros a bit bonkers though.

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Anyone else having nav problems with the new U.S. site?
https://us.assos.com

Can't even sign up for the newsletter, on 3 different browsers.
And haven't seen the chat live yet.

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by UpFromOne

And yet another apparel naming rant:

eiSeNHerz

HaSHoogi

Assos not even close to Ibis' catchy "Hakkalugi".

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Nevermind the funky fonts.
Eisenherz = Iron heart
Hashoogi = Ain't got a clue. Weird Swiss dialect word for falling leaves? Much catchier than Mille GT Winter Jacket anyway. I really like that these wonky garment names are still around.
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