Rapha Quality

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Conza
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Miller wrote:
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:43 am
Conza wrote:
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:08 am
They shifted houses with the move? :shock:
They get into your stuff. You can't throw out everything and you don't necessarily find all the places where they've laid eggs. Don't underestimate clothes moths.
What works with making sure you don't get them? Stuff in the wardrobe is protected?
It's all about the adventure :o .

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Miller
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Conza wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:06 am
What works with making sure you don't get them? Stuff in the wardrobe is protected?
Not owning any possessions? No, stuff in wardrobe is not protected.

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Cedar balls or squares help.

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Conza wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:06 am
Miller wrote:
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:43 am
Conza wrote:
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:08 am
They shifted houses with the move? :shock:
They get into your stuff. You can't throw out everything and you don't necessarily find all the places where they've laid eggs. Don't underestimate clothes moths.
What works with making sure you don't get them? Stuff in the wardrobe is protected?
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Plugging a friend's brand for anyone that's interested. Designed in London made from MOA in Italy. Great kit for those looking for another option: https://www.monocycling.cc/

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by Basscadet

Bought the bibs and the "lightweight" jersey. Both are hotter than hell and don't breathe, both look great. I think these cycling apparel companies need to get in touch with Nike, Under Armour, Arc'teryx, etc to learn how to make lightweight, breathable atlhetic gear. For the $80 I spent on the jersey, it's highway robbery how poor this thing ventilates.

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by kervelo

The Core series jerseys are made from a different type of material than the more expensive Rapha jerseys. For example, the classic flyweight jersey is very well ventilated, as well as any jersey from Pro team series.

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I cringe when I think of how much I paid for 4 Rapha bibshorts, thinking I should finally treat myself to some high quality sportswear. I've mentioned before that the threads on the chamois are unraveling, and now another pair is doing the same, only Rapha is not responding to my emails on sending them all in for repair. With shipping being slow, and the risk of loss, maybe I should just have them repaired locally and eat the charge. Anyone choose to have theirs repaired locally?

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by Kingstonian

Was really disappointed with the Rapha shorts I bought, went to Assos and won't look back.

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by req110

Hey guys.

I own couple Rapha Pro Team TRAINING size medium jerseys like this one

https://www.rapha.cc/eu/en/shop/pro-tea ... PTT02SSIAL

There is great that pockets are not big, so if you insert the phone inside, it stays in it's direction. Same with pump or spares. Those pockets are in exact size. I love having them organized, flat a symetrical.

I am considering to purchase this one as well...

https://www.rapha.cc/eu/en/shop/mens-pr ... PTJ07SSBLK

But i am afraid that pockets are too big, or too loose. I saw one guy wearing it (but not sure if this, or lightweight model), and his pockets looked disorganized, which is my fear.

Can owner confirm whether it's behavior of this jersey?



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As per Rapha shorts:

I own one Core Cargo with pockets, long and looks durable, chamois comfortable.
I owned one Pro Team, those pretty sucked especially when climbing off saddle, balls were getting pushed to the stomach.

I usually wear Assos Equipe RS and not gonna change it :)
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Basscadet wrote:Bought the bibs and the "lightweight" jersey. Both are hotter than hell and don't breathe, both look great. I think these cycling apparel companies need to get in touch with Nike, Under Armour, Arc'teryx, etc to learn how to make lightweight, breathable atlhetic gear. For the $80 I spent on the jersey, it's highway robbery how poor this thing ventilates.
You cannot be serious. Nike etc do not make high performing textiles. This is about the dumbest thing I have ever read.....anywhere.

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by darrydonds

Under Armour? Really?

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by mendiz

The best textiles are from X bionic. Assos and Xbionic mix and you will have the best cycling clothes. Assos functional design and thinking about cycling clothes is unparalleled
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If Arc'teryx makes the jersey it will be on par with their ski shells. ;)
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by tarmackev

Back to the OP

Some of the current Rapha stuff does seem a little cheaper perhaps but I'm no expert in what these things cost to make.
That being said everything still lasts.
I bought some Core shorts that went see though on the thighs,Rapha were great though and send a new pair straight away.
I still think they make quality gear. I mostly buy in the sales so have things from most of their lines and I can't really grumble with any of it. (Apart for the mitts in 2014, these were abysmal for £50)

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