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Conradsleight
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by Conradsleight

tj7mesh wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:21 pm
Conradsleight wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:25 am
7Mesh are awesome - I have their Oro shakedry rain jacket and it's amazing. Plus my sister lives in Squamish where they're based, so I feel a bit of a connection ;) Great peeps though - I sent in a question once and they replied with a how-to video made just for me. Love em :)
I'm guessing this was Brian showing ways to pack an Oro? I still have that video, but we need to do a proper one...

Glad the jacket is working for you! Cheers from Squamish.
It was Brian! So fun. I was clueless haha. But the jacket is great. So small and easy to take with you, and incredible in both the rain or on a really windy day. :)

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Italia
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by Italia

UpFromOne wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:41 am
kytyree wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:52 pm
In California? Possibly Eliel?

Their stuff is nice, high quality, if that's who you're thinking of.
Just did some searches, and I think the company is Endo Customs, but their web site appears to be on hiatus.

Ya, Eliel is down there too, as is a bunch of cool little hole-in-the-wall clothiers.
Just checked out Endo web site and all jersey's sold out. Only if drivers would follow these rules in these times ;

https://endocustoms.com/collections/jer ... sey-yellow

dmgdroid
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by dmgdroid

tj7mesh wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:21 pm
Conradsleight wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:25 am
7Mesh are awesome - I have their Oro shakedry rain jacket and it's amazing. Plus my sister lives in Squamish where they're based, so I feel a bit of a connection ;) Great peeps though - I sent in a question once and they replied with a how-to video made just for me. Love em :)
I'm guessing this was Brian showing ways to pack an Oro? I still have that video, but we need to do a proper one...

Glad the jacket is working for you! Cheers from Squamish.
An official tutorial would be nice! 👍 I also have an Oro and would like to see how its creators do the packing.

Ypuh
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by Ypuh

tj7mesh wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:47 pm
SamD wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:13 am
Well, given it has ties with the legendary Arc'teryx brand, I'm pretty sure 7Mesh would be a great high-end option indeed!
Hi all, thanks for the mentions! Just want to clarify that we're not officially linked with Arc'teryx. Myself and my co-founders had long history there, I started when it was a tiny climbing harness company and left 17 years later. I was honoured to be the CEO for my last 8 years there, and worked with tons of great people that are still friends.

So there's a lot of our DNA in Arc'teryx, and Arc'teryx DNA in us. We think similarly (but not identically) from a product perspective. Cheers!
Good to have you here and always awesome to see someone have a career of 17 years at the same company. Even more so when building up a (niche) company to a very reputable brand.

I'll give 7Mesh a try soon :).
Cervelo S3 - 7.3kg
Time ADHX - 8.7kg

gwilson
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by gwilson

Has anyone here tried the Le Col Pro bib shorts? I've previously ordered the Le Col HC shorts and found them a bit large for what I expected. I'm 190cm and 82-84kg, normally wear a large in most brands but found the HCs quite big in a size L. Not sure if the Pro bib shorts fit any tighter, or if I should order a medium.

asiantrick
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Location: the OC, CA

by asiantrick

UpFromOne wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:02 pm
Anyone know the name of the clothing company in California that made some gear for Justin Williams' team?
I recall some wild graphics, but spaced on the name.

Also anyone have any first-hand comments on that company's build quality?
Thanks!
The Williams brothers and their crew used to be on CNCPT team back in the day, and ENDO Customs made all their kits (endocustoms.com)
Endocustoms also made all Team Dream cycling kits as well. Quality wise, i would say pretty top notch and very racy fit.

They are now riding for Legions and all their team kits are made by Rapha.

dmp
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Location: Seattle

by dmp

I don't own any (can't justify buying more kit right now after just buying a house!) but the stuff from Velocio I have seen on the road is very impressive.

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kytyree
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by kytyree

The Velocio stuff is really nice, you can get some pretty good stuff for less elsewhere, but they're my preference overall right now.

NLC86
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by NLC86

biwa wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 6:17 am
rollinslow wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:24 am
Checkout these brands....

1. Pas Normal Studios
2. Cafe du Cycliste
3. Velobici
4. Velocio
Never understood 1) and 2), aren't they just made by other (less expensive) brands with no proprietary fabric/engineering? They sure do well in branding and marketing though.
Which are the brands with proprietary fabrics and manufacturing that you might recommend?

velov
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by velov

NLC86 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:41 am

Which are the brands with proprietary fabrics and manufacturing that you might recommend?
Q36.5 hands down

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Lucendi
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by Lucendi

I read this thread a while back and found Eroe. I really like their bib-shorts, they make hours in the saddle feel like a breeze compared to my cycling clubs team kit.

I wanted clothes that could be used for solo incognito rides and while on the smart trainer. They do the job and seems to be good quality. So I am happy.

biwa
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by biwa

velov wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:16 am
NLC86 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:41 am

Which are the brands with proprietary fabrics and manufacturing that you might recommend?
Q36.5 hands down
From the same lineage, ASSOS too, though I've found their older non-GT/non-Mille stuff more innovative/original. The current gen is more of incremental refinement.

keaton
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by keaton

velov wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:16 am
NLC86 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:41 am

Which are the brands with proprietary fabrics and manufacturing that you might recommend?
Q36.5 hands down
I really like Q36.5, that said, the fabric on their jerseys does not seem super breathable and bunches at my shoulders/back.

I am continaully impressed with assos. The fabric/fit is better than anything else I've ever owned. Bought an airblock 851 jacket second hand 10 years ago, still wear it almost daily in the winter.

DeLuz
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by DeLuz

I really like Twin Six jerseys.
Unique designs, good if you can find on sale.

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tepextate
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by tepextate

I've been trying a few new brands mentioned here recently and have noticed a strange fit element in almost all of them. The jackets and vests feel perfect everywhere except across the front panel of the chest, where it feels a little bit tight and has a bunch of folds in the fabric. The chest at the armpits isn't tight - it just feels like the panel in the front (between the armpits) is missing an inch or so of fabric.

This is all standing up off the bike. On the bike the feeling goes away. So I'm wondering if clothes are intentionally cut this way to have a better on-the-bike fit.

Do any of you guys experience the same, or are these brands just not the right fit for me?

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