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rollinslow
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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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by RTW

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).

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Kjetil
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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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by corky

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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by ico

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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I'd guess in the spring, corky.
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by ico

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

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

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by kookie

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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by Stoffa

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

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by UpFromOne

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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by RTW

UpFromOne wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:40 pm
And yet another apparel naming rant:

eiSeNHerz

HaSHoogi

Assos not even close to Ibis' catchy "Hakkalugi".
Go on. I’ll bite. How would you name products? What system would you use?

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