Assos apparel questions

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TonyM
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biwa wrote:
TonyM wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:09 am
I am using the Assos leg warmer Evo S7 in the whole winter so up to -2C together with the Tiburu S7 bib. Works well for me.

Only if it is raining and cold I use the Sportful no rain or Castelli nanoflex bib & leg warmer.
Does it stay up on the thighs during the ride? And which size did you get for your build? Thx
Yes they stay up. The best leg warmers on the market IMHO.
Left leg and right leg have a different shape etc...

I am 171cm and 67.5-71kg (summer, winter). I usually use the size I.

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biwa wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:01 am
Can anyone that has experience with their evo7 leg warmers comment on their quality and functionality? For colder weather rides, I'm debating getting the leg warmers or another full tights.
Yes, I have a couple pairs of these. They are very good. The key is to make sure that both they and the bibs that go over them are tight fitting. If anything is loose they may not stay in place. When everything fits properly they are perfect. They flap that extends up the thigh is brilliant. It allows one to wear regular bibs intead of thermal bibs on colder days. As for temperature range I'd say down to the freezing point if you are riding hard. Otherwise down to about 5 celcius. Over 10 - 12 celcius and I prefer knee warmers. Again it depends just how hard you are riding.

As to sizing, I am 183 cm and 79 kg with decent quads and size 1 works perfectly.
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RTW wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:53 pm
ryanw wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:13 pm
L.BONKATIGHTS_S7 - Ultimate freezing weather bib tights, super expensive.

LL.MILLETIGHTS_S7 AKA LL.bonkaTightsMille_S7 - Bloody freezing conditions like the above, but less technical garment (cheaper).

HABUTIGHTSMILLE S7 - Cold conditions.

LL.HABUTIGHTS_S7 - Same as above but more technical garment hence the big price increase.
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How about really simplifying the labeling? Summer - Spring/Fall - Winter as the base for labeling nomenclature and leave it at that?

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velomane wrote:
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:23 am

I meanwhile ride with front and rear flashing lights in the winter and the summer since I live in Canada (that was not necessary where I previously lived in Germany and in Switzerland)
Hey Tony,

Is this a comment about the local motorists? I've been riding with a rear flashing light for a few years now. Can't trust the locals to pay attention to what's going on ahead of them i.e. me on a bike.
Yes better safe than sorry...

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@RTW: Thanks for listening to the customers!
Many brands don’t do that anymore and that explains why they slowly lose market shares...

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RTW wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:53 pm

Would you like a job?
Lol, I'm good thanks mate! Just dumbing it down for all (myslelf included).

Still loving my Equipe Evo bibs but definitely looking to purchase some 3/4s and some full winter tights.

Just bought a pair of your Bonka socks to see how they compare to Woolie Boolies etc.

Your Bonka gloves are they best I've ever used. Nearly £100 here in the UK but worth every penny!
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I would simply naming e.g. jackets like this (and the same would got for tights):
- spring/fall jacket
- early winter jacket
- winter jacket

Can’t understand why complicating woth any other names is necessary. I got the naming before mille line showed up. Understand it somewhat now as well but would really simplify it even further.

In terms of fit and technical development you guys are in a league of your own though :)

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GaBa wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:22 pm
I would simply naming e.g. jackets like this (and the same would got for tights):
- spring/fall jacket
- early winter jacket
- winter jacket

Can’t understand why complicating woth any other names is necessary. I got the naming before mille line showed up. Understand it somewhat now as well but would really simplify it even further.

In terms of fit and technical development you guys are in a league of your own though :)
I suspect winter in some areas is arctic compared with much milder winters in other climes. I think a simple temperature range and how to layer up would also be suitable to add to a simple description making it easy to find the range of garments that you're looking for.

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c60rider wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:26 pm
GaBa wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:22 pm
I would simply naming e.g. jackets like this (and the same would got for tights):
- spring/fall jacket
- early winter jacket
- winter jacket

Can’t understand why complicating woth any other names is necessary. I got the naming before mille line showed up. Understand it somewhat now as well but would really simplify it even further.

In terms of fit and technical development you guys are in a league of your own though :)
I suspect winter in some areas is arctic compared with much milder winters in other climes. I think a simple temperature range and how to layer up would also be suitable to add to a simple description making it easy to find the range of garments that you're looking for.

Castelli gives the temperature range for their products.
It is anyway just an indication as everybody is different when it comes to feeling cold (ask the women/ wifes...LOL)

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BTW, do you guys spin your Assos bibs etc.... in the washing machine?

I never did but I am wondering if I could.....

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TonyM wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:29 pm
BTW, do you guys spin your Assos bibs etc.... in the washing machine?

I never did but I am wondering if I could.....
I've always machine washed mine and have 3 pairs of some near 10 year old s5 bibs that I still wear regularly. I do a 30 degree delicates wash so it's the slowest spin the machine does. I always turn the jerseys inside out and zip up so that prevents possible catching. Never had a problem at all. I recall the s5's came with a little bag that you were supposed to pop them into when you did wash but I was never convinced it would get them thoroughly clean so I didn't bother using that after a while.

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c60rider wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:31 pm
TonyM wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:29 pm
BTW, do you guys spin your Assos bibs etc.... in the washing machine?

I never did but I am wondering if I could.....
I've always machine washed mine and have 3 pairs of some near 10 year old s5 bibs that I still wear regularly. I do a 30 degree delicates wash so it's the slowest spin the machine does. I always turn the jerseys inside out and zip up so that prevents possible catching. Never had a problem at all. I recall the s5's came with a little bag that you were supposed to pop them into when you did wash but I was never convinced it would get them thoroughly clean so I didn't bother using that after a while.
Those bags were very small for a pair of bib shorts. You almost had to ball them up as tight as you could before they would fit in the bag. I never saw how they would get cleaned well that way.

I throw my bibs along with my gloves, helmet pads (in a smaller bag - the ones Assos supplied with the S5 bibs, funnily enough) and my HR belt in a laundry bag to keep them together but it is big enough to allow them to move around. The bag goes into the laundry with everything else and I even run an extra spin cycle so that things are extra dry when they come out of the washer. Modern gear, especially Assos, is well made and can definitely withstand a standard washing machine. Nobody should worry too much about this.

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As said above,I wash them in the washing machine at 30 degrees and relatively low spin,turned inside out with the zippers closed inside a washing bag(bigger than that of the s5).I have some 15 years old bibs which I retired just because I got bored of them,they are still perfect(pad,stitches,colour,no fabric stretch).

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I wash them in the washing machine using a normal sized laundry bag. That’s to protect them from other clothes/zippers. I wash everything on cold and I don’t put any of my cycling clothes in the dryer.

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kytyree wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:57 am
I wash them in the washing machine using a normal sized laundry bag. That’s to protect them from other clothes/zippers. I wash everything on cold and I don’t put any of my cycling clothes in the dryer.
+1
And the lightest spin possible.. don't mind if they come out quite damp. Then carefully put them on a clothes rack to dry fully.
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