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The SS.Cento_Evo8 is a superb jersey. Technically right up there and the fabric choices are superb.

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IME comparing older ss uno and current Mille jersey with other jerseys at similar prices you can find better stuff elsewhere: softer fabrics, lower weights, better fits, perfect sleeves, nicer collars.
The more expensive Assos jerseys certainly look better in all aspects but these are too expensive.
Again, I am an Assos fan but this is my experience.

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@decade: I was surprised of how snug the fit of the Hashoogi (Mille GT Winter Jacket) is. It’s not any wider or more accommodating than the Habujacket it replaced in the same size, and I’m still the same size mind you.
So based on my experience for jackets Mille GT is fine. For jerseys and shorts I pick from the Équipe RS (maybe also 113 since my Campionissimo Jersey S7 is on the level of that line though).
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kgt wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:22 am
IME comparing older ss uno and current Mille jersey with other jerseys at similar prices you can find better stuff elsewhere: softer fabrics, lower weights, better fits, perfect sleeves, nicer collars.
I will be going around a number of shops in London today researching this!

The ss.Uno has not been part of our lineup the five years I have worked for ASSOS.
Your cycling kit is one size too big!

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I doubt you will have a chance to see much. Although there are couple interesting places to visit in London, they do not stock even close to what the virtual shops can offer.
However, you can start from Rapha (corner Brewer and Air St), about 300 meters away from Lower Regent St Assos store. Speaking of which, I was quite amused visiting it a while ago. Firstly, how such a premium location and substantial footage can be justified by low sale. I am pretty sure the sale wasn't great seeing only two, three people in the store at the time I was there. The whole brand perception, hugely missed booming cycling market, both I think as a result of Assos wrong strategic decisions didn’t help either. But that is probably why Assos decided to open its own store in such place to change it. Better late than at all. Kudos for this.
The other thing which surprised me was a very knowledgeable chap who took me with deep details through the whole Assos bibs’ lines. Probably the number of customers in the shop helped a bit ;)
Without any push, it looked to me as it is their standard service, even if it was only done for customer future reference, I could try whatever I wanted, in that case bits, jumping on the SRM turbo trainer located in the special “changing room” area. Still being supported by rather consultant than sales person. I didn’t take this opportunity as I prefer to do these things at home. However, having this option in the shop is impressive and very unique. Although I was familiar with Assos brand, it has never been on my shopping list. But I have to admit, after this visit I got myself T-cento bibs, which panned out to be the best bibs I have ever owned. Later on with substantial outlet discount came Campionissimo. For me, I think I may be done in terms of my future bib choices. It is very unlikely I will be looking for something other than Assos. And unfortunately that is it. In my cycling club, where we have a good representation of the whole local population, around 200 members with variety of abilities, from racing spectrum of cycling to very social one. But there is a very handful number of people using Assos. And there are bibs only. I cannot speak for the recent Assos collection, but excluding bibs, neither materials or especially styling of the jerseys were appealing to me. It wasn’t something I would consider spending my money on. My feeling was that the whole styling was just simply outdated.
This can be improved and changed very quickly. Unlike the brand perception, at least over here in UK, which can take a lot of time and effort.

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guyc wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:16 am
The SS.Cento_Evo8 is a superb jersey. Technically right up there and the fabric choices are superb.
I just got this jersey and love it. I want to buy another.

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I literally just did. It's so, so good.

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I’m so fond of my Campionissimo jersey that I’m contemplating on getting another one. But I shold wait and see if something interesting pops up in the 113 line for Summer 20.
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Kjetil wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:43 pm
I’m so fond of my Campionissimo jersey that I’m contemplating on getting another one. But I shold wait and see if something interesting pops up in the 113 line for Summer 20.
I would go ahead and buy another Campionissimo in this scenario.
Your cycling kit is one size too big!

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Thanks.
Must say the RSR shorts S9 is rather smashing.
So is my new Tiburushorts S7. Incredibly versatile alone, with Belgian knee warmers, or knee or leg warmers. Do you read me, @calnago?
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Thank you. I was beginning to doubt us for a bit.
Your cycling kit is one size too big!

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Kjetil wrote:Thanks.
Must say the RSR shorts S9 is rather smashing.
So is my new Tiburushorts S7. Incredibly versatile alone, with Belgian knee warmers, or knee or leg warmers. Do you read me, @calnago?
I’m sure I’ll try the new stuff (bibs) at some point, but they’re the knee and leg warmers. If it’s cold enough that need knee warmers, and most certainly if it’s cold enough for leg warmers, I’d much rather be wearing knickers or full length bibs. Just my preference. And if I’m going with knee or leg warmers that I will be taking off at some point, I’d probably be preferring non fleecy shorts at that point too. So, the Tiburushorts never really appealed to me that much. However, if the knee warmers coupled with whatever bibshorts I have currently (don’t make me go check again) would give me a bit of extra length below the knee than the current knickers do, well, then we might be on to something. Image
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They’re absolutely blinding IMO. Easily wearable for those days when you start at 10c but know it’ll be 17-18c when you’re on the return leg.

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“Blinding”?
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English slang for ‘very good’ 😂

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