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    Jerseys

    Was wondering why jerseys are so much money? I mean you can buy an under armour, or other type of dri fit garment for about half the cost of a bike specific jersey. Anyone have any ideas why they are so much?

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    Cycling specific, i.e. back pockets, half or full length zipper, rubberized bits around the biceps and waist to keep it from riding up on you and of course because people will pay stupid money for this kind of stuff in any sport/hobby.

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    Like GDub said there is more manufacturing that goes into a cycling jersey the a dry fit shirt that is "T-Shirt" cut. Extra stiching for the pockets, the zipper on some. Also some have reflective piping on them.
    Honestly I think the biggest difference is the size of the market. Only cyclist wear bike jersey's while all kinds of people buy Under Armour. Sporting goods chains buy ton's and ton's of these things while most bike shops struggle to sell through the jerseys they bring in each year.
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    Yea for me I could care less about the pockets, and well reflective doohickies dont really work to well in the woods, or when its daylight outside. I usually wear the Nike Livestong Dri Fit shirts from Dicks, and they work just fine. Just wondering.

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    this is what chain love is good for... I'd never pay full price for a jersey! Sale items only homie!

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    i only wear under armour. i doubt i'm leaving any performance issues on the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogo View Post
    this is what chain love is good for... I'd never pay full price for a jersey! Sale items only homie!
    Exactly. I pick up all my gear, including jersey's on CL.

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    why pay $$ for stinky synthetic poly when u can get wool?!?!


    rear pockets, only nice without pack really. and personally. i never ride less than quick 30,45min without a pack.

    zippers, nice to dump heat. i like.

    synthetic polypro. i cant wear more than 2 rides without it stinkin to ******. saves money over wool tho. if you can wash it all the danm time.


    personally. i pay alot of attn to who makes what with what i want. and ill pay for it if im getting all of my needs filled.


    wool is really it. only downside besides price is durrability. i would rather not eat it in my 150g wool tshirt. if i plan on riding hard i wear the plastic stuff simply because if it rips i dont care. i can use my woolT for a week straight back country and i dont have a 12 foot buffer zone of stench. if thats important to you. keep in mind your in the middle of that sphere of stink. and after awhile i can def smell my own.



    so use the net. find deals. if u dont think its worth retail. dont pay for it. but if its high quality, dont expect it to turn up on steep n cheep.
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    cuz people will. it probably costs $5 to manufacture a jersey.

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    anyone who pays full price for a jersey, must have a money tree in there back yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamL3227 View Post
    why pay $$ for stinky synthetic poly when u can get wool?!?!

    synthetic polypro. i cant wear more than 2 rides without it stinkin to ******. saves money over wool tho. if you can wash it all the danm time.

    wool is really it. only downside besides price is durrability. i would rather not eat it in my 150g wool tshirt. if i plan on riding hard i wear the plastic stuff simply because if it rips i dont care. i can use my woolT for a week straight back country and i dont have a 12 foot buffer zone of stench. if thats important to you. keep in mind your in the middle of that sphere of stink. and after awhile i can def smell my own.
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    A. That's nasty, you shouldn't stew in your own sweat.

    B. Synthetic jerseys (and wicking shirts in general) last forever, you can wash them every week, doesn't matter if you air dry or use a dryer, and they'll still last. If you're in a pinch in the back country, you could always just rinse them out with water, wait a few hours and put it back on. Or put it on right away and feel some invigorating coolness.

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