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    Walmart's Dri Star clothes

    Anyone wear Walmart's starts sports clothes?

    They are dirt cheap and I really like their 1/4 zip pullovers. I don't care at all when it gets covered with mud and it is surprisingly very resistant to rips from getting stuck on branches and thorns.

    Of course the bling factor is not there, if you care about that at all!

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    I wear their long sleeve shirt and compression shorts on my rides. The shirt takes the sweat off my skin and lets it dry on the outside (leaving a thin layer of salts on top after my long rides). Its great in warm weather too since its airy but wont let the sun tan me. Best part is that I took a hard fall and scraped up my elbow in it last week; glad I ripped up the starter shirt over an Under Armor shirt. My biking wardrobe is all Walmart's Starter or Target's G9 clothing. Call me cheap, I call it practical

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    i have a few dri-star shirts, the short sleeve version runs small (dunno why)

    but otherwise they work very well!

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    well, it's fukkin walmart - so no way
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    You're already rockin a no-name Sette...why stop there?

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    Sign up their(for email) and watch for sales this season @ rei.com. I got some nice Tech Tee's and other bike related stuff last year from them. (Tee's $5, Bell Variant helmet $29), as well as some nice jerseys and pants. Clyde sizes too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    You're already rockin a no-name Sette...why stop there?
    directed at me I assume?

    C'mon man...
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    You're already rockin a no-name Sette...why stop there?
    Oooo....that one hurt!

    Their long sleeve compression tops work great on icy days. But, comfort-wise I prefer the silkier, Under Armor rubber shirts better.
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    Well...I was going to have some t-shirts made up that say "I Love Walmart", does that count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    well, it's fukkin walmart - so no way
    why, you dont like low priced things? you'd rather pay more for the same item?
    i love wal mart prices
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    I picked up a medium weight atheletic shirt (snug fit) from Target for $18. Works very well as a base layer under my riding jersey ($60)...

    The jersey was a souvenir from a 200mile ride.

    But if it wicks moisture, is comfortable and durable, why not?
    Just get out and ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    why, you dont like low priced things? you'd rather pay more for the same item?
    i love wal mart prices
    When you weight the pros and cons, it's worth paying extra to but it somewhere else...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    You're already rockin a no-name Sette...why stop there?
    ZING!

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    I bet Highdelll's Sette is hands down the best bike that any one in the topic owns.

    There is nothing wrong with saving some money, thats what I am all about.
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    I'm a huge Sette fan myself. The Flite is on my list to get.

    Brands mean absolutely nothing to me. I'm all for great products at a great value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    I bet Highdelll's Sette is hands down the best bike that any one in the topic owns.

    There is nothing wrong with saving some money, thats what I am all about.
    lol of course you would say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    lol of course you would say that.
    Sure, why wouldn't I? His bike is a stunning machine and is not even close to being a Stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley
    When you weight the pros and cons, it's worth paying extra to but it somewhere else...
    exactly - here's just one article...
    http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Con...id=oid%3A25541
    a simple google search will net you more if you feel so inclined
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    Sure, why wouldn't I? His bike is a stunning machine and is not even close to being a Stock.
    thanks for the props man, I've done even more to it
    (pics to come later in another thread - possibly in time for the fall photo contest - we'll see)
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    thanks for the props man, I've done even more to it
    (pics to come later in another thread - possibly in time for the fall photo contest - we'll see)
    I look forward to it, better post soon times almost up

    Back on topic

    I have not shopped at Walmart in a while, and from what I hear about them and there employees is that there treated fine and get payed what probably any retailer or grocery store might pay. I worked for a grocery store for 5 years when I started working there I was making 6.25 a hour, in 2001. 5 years later I was making 9.50 a hour. They had small annual races and after 3 years of working there they basically payed all my health insurance cost. Not that 9.50 is a lot but for some people it is. Fast forward to the the present and I work at a private company making quite a bit more. Hey if you dont like Walmart, dont shop there. If there not a good employer dont work there, seems pretty simple.
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    huge fan of Sette my self.....and I just got one of those walmart "jersey's" It worked fine.....12$ cant go wrong with that!!!
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    I'll play...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    I bet Highdelll's Sette is hands down the best bike that any one in the topic owns.

    There is nothing wrong with saving some money, thats what I am all about.

    What are we betting for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken in KC
    What are we betting for?
    pinks!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    www.wakeupwalmart.com

    If they sell so much stuff, how come they can't pay their worker's health insurance, or even livable wages? It's their responsibility to pay fair. Not to mention the local businesses that they've killed. I'd rather pay a little more up front and not contribute to a greedy, faceless, mega corp.

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    I thought about that...

    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    pinks!

    I thought about offer that but I don't want a POS Sette.

    I kid, I kid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrampBredo
    www.wakeupwalmart.com

    If they sell so much stuff, how come they can't pay their worker's health insurance, or even livable wages? It's their responsibility to pay fair. Not to mention the local businesses that they've killed. I'd rather pay a little more up front and not contribute to a greedy, faceless, mega corp.
    wahhh wahhh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken in KC
    I thought about offer that but I don't want a POS Sette.

    I kid, I kid...
    what if I put some turner decals on it or something?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Naw...

    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    what if I put some turner decals on it or something?

    No thanks. I appreciate the offer, though.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrampBredo
    www.wakeupwalmart.com

    If they sell so much stuff, how come they can't pay their worker's health insurance, or even livable wages? It's their responsibility to pay fair. Not to mention the local businesses that they've killed. I'd rather pay a little more up front and not contribute to a greedy, faceless, mega corp.
    +1

    http://walmartwatch.com/ is the other main org...
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    well...

    the only reason "high end items" are high end is because we pay big bucks for the companies name to be on it. many of those items are exactly the same as the competitors, just slapped a different logo on it. so in the long run would you rather pay $20 for a company to pay (if you can call it that) some child in china to put together a shirt, or $40, so the company can keep more than twice what walmart would make?

    my $.02

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrampBredo
    www.wakeupwalmart.com

    If they sell so much stuff, how come they can't pay their worker's health insurance, or even livable wages? It's their responsibility to pay fair. Not to mention the local businesses that they've killed. I'd rather pay a little more up front and not contribute to a greedy, faceless, mega corp.
    Do you monitor all the local businesses you deal with to make sure they pay a living wage and insurance?

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    No, but I know that none of them are doing that on the same scale walmart is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrampBredo
    No, but I know that none of them are doing that on the same scale walmart is.
    are you saying you'd buy a Sony LCD TV from a local store and pay $5000 where walmart will sell it for $4000? Will you buy laptop for $1000 at a local store if walmart sells that identical one for $700? if so then you're and idiot. i'm DEF buying it at walmart

    Walmarts prices on foods and drinks and many everyday items are great

    heres a tissue THO!
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    Try Best Buy, Radio Shack, or any of the other numerous retailers where you can buy electronics.
    As for food, try any local grocery store, and if you really want to save money try a wholesaler like BJ's. BJ's prices beat Walmart easily.

    "you're and idiot" ?
    Capitalization and proper grammar is a beautiful thing.

    Leaving this thread before it becomes a flame war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    I bet Highdelll's Sette is hands down the best bike that any one in the topic owns.
    Close...but not quite. My 19 pound XC climbing rocket may be closer...

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    I rock a Walmart jersey. It has held up great.

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    Rocking A dry star

    I use them for riding and working out all the time. They are cheap wick the sweat, well what can I say it's a stupid shirt and any cash I save goes into BLING. As far as Walmart if it saves me some cash feeding a family of 6 so I can afford to race and a epic ride once in a while I'm all for it. Of coarse we do seem to spend more money going there and I hate stepping a foot in the place but we don't always have the time to run all over yet drag 4 kids along to different places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss

    Walmarts prices on foods and drinks and many everyday items are great
    Not looking at any one item, but the average grocery trip for me is cheaper at a locally owned supermarket, which gets it's food from a large, national distributor. There's also other options.

    I get beef from a local farmer, the cost for pasture and grain raised cows which were processed locally as well is about 2/3 the cost of beef from Walmart. The quality of the product is much higher. Likewise, during the summer and fall, the farmers market is by far the cheapest place to acquire fruits and vegetables. Again, you can't compare the quality to the imported stuff available at the local big box grocery.

    Winter is a harder time for me, I don't like canned produce at all, and frozen isn't much better. I do try to plan meals around what is available fresh and in season, but it's not always possible. Still, I have cheaper options than Walmart.

    Of course, even though I live in a city - Indiana is a huge agricultural state, for some things, I don't have to pay to have it shipped across the country. I think pork prices about the lowest in the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrampBredo
    Try Best Buy, Radio Shack, or any of the other numerous retailers where you can buy electronics.
    As for food, try any local grocery store, and if you really want to save money try a wholesaler like BJ's. BJ's prices beat Walmart easily.

    "you're and idiot" ?
    Capitalization and proper grammar is a beautiful thing.

    Leaving this thread before it becomes a flame war.

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    PS- why would I need a TV when I can ride my bike?
    oh yea? cuz bestbuy and radioshack pay their stockboys and salesmen and cashiers much more money than at walmart right? what kind of wages would u like managers of walmart to pay their stockboys and cashers? minimum wage $7/hr? $15/hr? $25/hr? If i was manager of a large business and someone asked me for a job and i offered him a wage, and he agreed to it. I'd say we're both better off.

    is BJ's some kind of saint store? I'm sure they pay their stockboys, cashiers, misc employees with a few % of what walmart pays theirs. I think whatever walmart is doing, they're doing great. Its a business, and businesses are ONLY out to make profit. They were the 8th highest profiting company in the world in 2008. (latest data i found in 2 seconds)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    I bet Highdelll's Sette is hands down the best bike that any one in the topic owns.
    Better than mine? Where's the pics?

    BTW, I wear the thick long sleeve dri-star tops on cold days- they're great!
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    People who posted after my post dont count.
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    I'd smoke highdell
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail
    interesting choice of words
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    People who posted after my post dont count.
    i dont think it will be in 5 short years when his frame cracks and he has no warranty!
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    Walmart and Target have some great riding gear. I have bought gear in both stores. I also find some sick deals on the high end stuff at Marshalls and TJ Max.

    Recently picked up a Sugoi 1/4 zip top for 19.99. That was a steal.
    Smartwool socks, picked up 5 pairs at Marshalls for 4.99 each.

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    seems like every place that sells clothes is jumping on the wicking fabric wagon.. most of it works reasonably well.. the shirts are cut to fit baggy and loose, no jersey rear pockets.. not a big deal because most of us run packs anyway

    no way id wear anything besides bike specific shorts, but when it comes down to 5-10 bucks for a dry wick shirt, or 50-90 for a bike shirt, im gonna have to pass on the bike stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsmoto
    seems like every place that sells clothes is jumping on the wicking fabric wagon.. most of it works reasonably well.. the shirts are cut to fit baggy and loose, no jersey rear pockets.. not a big deal because most of us run packs anyway

    no way id wear anything besides bike specific shorts, but when it comes down to 5-10 bucks for a dry wick shirt, or 50-90 for a bike shirt, im gonna have to pass on the bike stuff!
    Exactly and there all using the same materials and making them in the same place.

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    I wear there long spandex, shorts, jacket, shirts I am pretty much a label but since they don't plaster their label all over my stuff it's fine. I have a loose fox jersey and some Helly Hansen shirts also and they are great at double the price. Hell if it tears who cares just go to walmart and you can probably return it lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    well, it's fukkin walmart - so no way
    agreed. just feeding the beast. vote with your wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoutcat
    agreed. just feeding the beast. vote with your wallet.
    If voting with the wallet shows what people want, then u should know that people have "voted with their wallet" to make walmart the #8 highest profiting company in the world
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    Quote Originally Posted by futurerocker1
    the only reason "high end items" are high end is because we pay big bucks for the companies name to be on it.
    I agree with the poster who mentioned that all companies are doing the wicking fad. My problem with anyone who isn't Under Armour is that they can offer cheaper prices (be it Nike, Reebok, or Walmart) because they don't have to do any R&D. They can just buy a UA shirt, reverse engineer it, and sell it cheaper.

    I read an article awhile ago where Nike planned on putting upstart UA out of business by copying the designs and formulations, then flood the market with cheaper (and more widely-recognized) swoosh-appareled gear. It didn't work, as can be seen by a visit to a TJ Maxx-type closeout store that will be full of Dri-Fit merchandise, but very little from UA.

    In actuality, the only thing I don't like about UA is that they've moved their mfg offshore. It is a company started by a guy who had a novel idea, a good marketing plan, and a method for beating the monoliths. I also really like how popular UA products are with those serving in the Middle East as well.

    No offense to those who wear Walmart knockoffs, but I'll pay more and leave Walmart to the poor people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSharks

    No offense to those who wear Walmart knockoffs, but I'll pay more and leave Walmart to the poor people.
    No offense taken here, I like being poor
    Last edited by bdundee; 11-26-2009 at 11:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nachomc
    I'd smoke out highdell
    fixed it for ya - and anytime dood!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Unlike some of the elitist douchebags, that I'd punch in their glasses in person, I'll answer your questions. I have some of the Dri Star stuff. I used it this season, as my Under Armor gear has seen better days... and I don't think I'll ever waist money on that crap again. Every UA piece I've bought has torn to shreds within a little over a year.

    Price and performance ratio has to go to Dri Star. It does what it's supposed to do, wicking away all sweat and keep you cool. Initially, I can feel the difference in quality in the stitching(where the sleves meet) versus the Nike Dri-Fit I've also used this year... in which is A LOT nicer than UA. But while riding you never know the difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kouki_Monstah
    ...I'd punch in their glasses in person...
    that sir, makes you a douchebag
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    that sir, makes you a douchebag
    relax dude, I'm quoting a Modest Mouse song. I'm actually a chill guy

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    its funny how crazy people get about walmart..

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot
    its funny how crazy people get about walmart..
    yea but in actually if walmart offers Item A at $50 and another store offers Item A at $75, everyone will still go to walmart =]
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    I have owned some UA stuff in the past, but for long tights, long sleeve shirts, and lightweight T's I have all Dri-Star stuff. Its dirt cheap and gets the job done. I use the stuff for snowboarding too. I recommend it to anyone who asks for some performance layers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RU Chris
    I have owned some UA stuff in the past, but for long tights, long sleeve shirts, and lightweight T's I have all Dri-Star stuff. Its dirt cheap and gets the job done. I use the stuff for snowboarding too. I recommend it to anyone who asks for some performance layers.
    nice! just ordered 10 items from walmart (dri star stuff) and it came out to $93 shipped. WOW unbeatable price compared to UA, a single pair of my UA compression long pants were $52. i'll report back on Starter's quality
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    relax dude, I'm quoting a Modest Mouse song. I'm actually a chill guy
    my bad man - sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    If voting with the wallet shows what people want, then u should know that people have "voted with their wallet" to make walmart the #8 highest profiting company in the world
    most people have their heads in the sand. supporting walmart is bad for chinese workers and bad for the usa economy. on top of that, their stores are a study in obesity and child abuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    yea but in actually if walmart offers Item A at $50 and another store offers Item A at $75, everyone will still go to walmart =]
    I'd buy it on Amazon for $52 with free shipping. I HATE Wal-Mart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSharks
    No offense to those who wear Walmart knockoffs, but I'll pay more and leave Walmart to the poor people.

    Sorry Mr Cool !! I guess standing on the street corner has really paid off for you :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellrazor666
    Sorry Mr Cool !! I guess standing on the street corner has really paid off for you :P
    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellrazor666
    Sorry Mr Cool !! I guess standing on the street corner has really paid off for you :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by scoutcat
    most people have their heads in the sand. supporting walmart is bad for chinese workers and bad for the usa economy. on top of that, their stores are a study in obesity and child abuse.
    How is walmart bad for chinese workers?

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    Thumbs up to you- enjoy your Dri Star and Sam's Choice. I'll continue to support innovation.

    Maybe I should have amended my last statement it that post to "I'll leave Walmart to the poor and socially irresponsible..."
    Now go home and get your ******* shinebox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjenkins@
    How is walmart bad for chinese workers?
    because walmart uses their massive leverage to get the factories to sell more at a lower price to them. The owners don't take the hit - guess who does?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoutcat
    most people have their heads in the sand. supporting walmart is bad for chinese workers and bad for the usa economy. on top of that, their stores are a study in obesity and child abuse.
    Walmart does not have a single manufacturing facility anywhere in the world. They contract thousands of manufacturers for their goods.

    The population of China is 1,325,639,982. That's a lot of people! Many of the contracted manufacturers provide jobs to Chinese laborers. Regardless of how much they make or their work conditions, they are given jobs!

    If you are so keen on helping the US economy, go around your house and junk everything that says "made in China" on it then go buy the US made equivalent (That's if there is one). Then come back here and post pictures of the pile for all of us so we can applaud you for your support for the US.

    I guess we don't all have our heads in the sand after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    because walmart uses their massive leverage to get the factories to sell more at a lower price to them. The owners don't take the hit - guess who does?
    So, it would be better to boycott so they do not have a job at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    because walmart uses their massive leverage to get the factories to sell more at a lower price to them. The owners don't take the hit - guess who does?
    The US is China's biggest market.

    Americans do not want to work labor jobs any more. They prefer sitting behind a monitor, becoming obese and watching reality shows. Facilities shut down, factories go to China.

    I find it commical when buying a 5$ Chinese made shirt becomes an ethical issue. The same people that diss buying Chinese made goods have just as many Walmart and Chinese made product as any other US household.

    Seriously guys, the whole crap-on-Walmart issue is just blowing wind. Walmart is here to stay so learn to love it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjenkins@
    So, it would be better to boycott so they do not have a job at all?
    Bingo...This guy got it right...Some how people think having no job at all is better than being underpaid and overworked.

    And guess what? The poor Chinese fella working at the plants has a choice to not work there.

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    what ever...fcuk massive corporations
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    They're going to banish this thread to F88 if you guys keep it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    what ever...fcuk massive corporations
    How about you post more pics of your Flite for us to drool?

    Every time I see the white/red color scheme gets me closer to pulling the trigger on the Flite...

    BTW how tall are you and what frame size did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSharks
    Thumbs up to you- enjoy your Dri Star and Sam's Choice. I'll continue to support innovation.

    Maybe I should have amended my last statement it that post to "I'll leave Walmart to the poor and socially irresponsible..."
    So innovation like this :P:P

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    what ever...fcuk massive corporations
    That is great if you truly take a principled stand on it, but that would be extremely hard to do. You would have to forego a lot of technology, products and services that make our lives as cyclists easier and more comfortable. If you can do it, then more power to you. Also, the modern nation states are basically giant incorporated groups of people as well.

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    I wonder if the majority of you guys realize this but the majority of any of the rack clothing is made in underdeveloped countries in sweat shops, regardless of who is selling it. Your Nike Shirt, and Adidas shoes are made in some dusty country for next to nothing, the workers get paid next to nothing and then they are sold for 50 to 150 dollars in Stores like JC Penney and Sears, and basically any store you would find in a mall. Unless everyone is posting wears made in America clothing then your part of the problem. That includes me. Simply put stuff that is made in America costs more and the majority of the time costs a lot more and has the same quality of merchandise made in other countries. The reason why factories close down and go to other countries is because a lot of Americans belong to unions and go on strikes, and can stop working while there pay increases are negotiated. There is probably no such thing as a union in Asian countries. And Asian workers work for a lot less than us.

    +1 for me though because I where New Balance Shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    How about you post more pics of your Flite for us to drool?

    Every time I see the white/red color scheme gets me closer to pulling the trigger on the Flite...

    BTW how tall are you and what frame size did you get?
    I'll post pics in another thread soon as I take some snaps...

    I'm 6'0" and got the 18"
    all my height is in my legs, so the ETTL was a more important factor for me than the "standover"
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjenkins@
    That is great if you truly take a principled stand on it, but that would be extremely hard to do. You would have to forego a lot of technology, products and services that make our lives as cyclists easier and more comfortable. If you can do it, then more power to you. Also, the modern nation states are basically giant incorporated groups of people as well.
    I try, I really do - yet I know that it's damn near impossible to do so
    I bought my macbook from a corporation right?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    what ever...fcuk massive corporations
    aww you lost the battle against walmart offering great deals and low prices, boo hoo stop your crying!
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    Here's louisssss savin' that papah at Wal-Mart

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsmoto
    seems like every place that sells clothes is jumping on the wicking fabric wagon.. most of it works reasonably well.. the shirts are cut to fit baggy and loose,
    Target has some nice stuff that isn't baggy and loose.
    Besides the common base layer stuff, they also have some warm shirts that are like a jersey with the 1/4 zip, snug fit, stretchy, slightly longer tail.
    They also have a couple nice full zip jackets in different weights.

    I walked out of there spending about $100 and got:

    1. Long sleeved base layer shirt
    2. Long base layer pants
    3. 1/4 zip shirt
    4. Full zip light jacket for cool days
    5. Full zip medium weight jacket for cold days.

    You could spend that much for one bicycle specific jacket. Screw that.
    I have enough stuff that when worn in different combinations should get me through the fall/winter/spring.

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    I have no idea what the picture of what appears to be a soccer shinguard is referring to, but if it's along the same line of thought that I must be a whore because I don't shop at WM, ok. As a starving grad student who spends more on bikes than books, I am all for saving money, but in a way that allows me to remain somewhat socially and environmentally conscious.

    I don't support WM, but more importantly, I don't support corporations that rip off ideas from the little guy. UA is not cooler because it costs more, it's cooler because they came up with the technology.

    +2 to the above poster that buys New Balance. New Balance and American Apparel are proof that mfg can still be done here. Unfortunately, it's getting harder and harder to find NB that is made in the USA, and there might be some lawsuit involving AA and worker documentation.
    Now go home and get your ******* shinebox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    aww you lost the battle against walmart offering great deals and low prices, boo hoo stop your crying!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    exactly - here's just one article...
    http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Con...id=oid%3A25541
    a simple google search will net you more if you feel so inclined
    Wow, that is an interesting article. It is funny how people think Wal-Mart saves them money. My favorite cereal is 2.68 at Walmart and 4.99 at most supermarkets, that is a huge savings but since Wal-mart put Rubbermade out of business and cost many other US jobs our economy has tanked and my house lost $60,000 in value over the last two years. I will gladly spend a few hundred more a year on food and consumer goods if leads to increased wages in this county! $60,000 loss vs. a few thousand or less saved, you do the math. The Lions football stadium that once hosted the Super Bowl just sold for less than $600,000 because there are so few jobs in Detroit. More US manufacturing jobs would really help our country right now! So buy a gravity dropper which is actually made in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nachomc
    Here's louisssss savin' that papah at Wal-Mart
    you know how to post pictures, high five!
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    Guys please lets just focus on the title of the thread and discuss your experiences with the cheaper performance clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    Guys please lets just focus on the title of the thread and discuss your experiences with the cheaper performance clothing.
    I have a Champion brand athletic shirt I got from Target. I forget how much it was - $19 or something. Anyway, it's a decent shirt, great for working the back yard, and I usually wear it for the drive to/from a ride. I would not wear it for mountain biking. The cut is wrong - too baggy, no pockets, no zip. I'll stick to cycling specific clothing, personally.
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    Anyone else find tall sizes to be lacking at most discounters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    Guys please lets just focus on the title of the thread and discuss your experiences with the cheaper performance clothing.
    For $93 shipped I got:
    -4 compression long sleeve shirts
    -2 full zip wicking jackets
    -4 pairs of sweat pants
    -1 compression short
    -1 fleece jacket
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    For $93 shipped I got:
    -4 compression long sleeve shirts
    -2 full zip wicking jackets
    -4 pairs of sweat pants
    -1 compression short
    -1 fleece jacket
    starter brand rocks

    How do you use their shorts and pants since they have no liner chamois?

    Did you get the jackets with the hoodie?

    I couldn't find their jackets without the hoodie in the back.

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    I can wear it because my ass
    doesn't hurt and feels fine with a layer less

    iirc my jackets dont have hoods
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    yadda--politics--yadda-yadda--walmart-evil-yadda-corporationy-bad-stuf-balhdy blahdy blah... Okay, I'll admit there are probably all sorts of issues with walmart, and I could offer some significant arguments on both sides, none of which would do ANYTHING to answer the OP's question. The OP knows who and what walmart is and can do all of that research himself....

    OP, to answer your question:

    I use dri star. IT works. I hjave a bright yellow long sleeve dri-star shirt that I wear all the time when riding, running etc. I've beat the hell out of it, drenched it in mud, sweat and all sorts of etc. I've broken ribs and sustained stitches inducing injuries through it. IT still has no holes, tears etc. hasn't lost color (more than can be said for wearer), wicks and keeps me warm and dry like a dream.

    Honestly I have'nt bought a piece of dri-star clothing in several years now.. why? Haven't needed to replace any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    For $93 shipped I got:
    -4 compression long sleeve shirts
    -2 full zip wicking jackets
    -4 pairs of sweat pants
    -1 compression short
    -1 fleece jacket
    starter brand rocks
    and then next year you can spend another $93 to replace all the crap after it all falls apart in the first year.

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    For the record, DriStar is made in South America (at least mine is). I've gotten good use out of my shirt. I wear it regularly. I don't mind if it gets torn up by blackberry bushes in the summer.

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