DHB or Rapha?

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  • DHB or Rapha?
  • lemonysam
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    DHB, except for things I receive as presents – which I have to admit are a bit nicer.

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    assos man is just 1 step too far……..

    bol
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    Gore when it’s cheap or used. Specialized and Dhb the rest of the time. Specialized for gloves, shoes and hats. Rapha doesn’t do it for me at all.

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    tlr
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    Assos for shorts, Rapha for jerseys.

    It’s just what seems to fit best, Assos tops are just too short and square, Gore shorts aren’t long enough.

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    endura shorts
    edz tops

    FunkyDunc
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    Aldi or Sports Direct.

    DHB if I’m feeling flush with cash

    to which camp do you navigate 🙂

    cheers_drive
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    Dhb between those too but most of my road kit is Giordana from the sales.

    MrSmith
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    Rapha is a bit gauche now, LeCol, Assos and the odd bit of limited edition Milltag and superdomestik plus club kit (not trade team FKW kit)

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    Endura or Rapha.

    Jamie
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    I go towards whatever is in the sale, apart from the DHB Dyno shorts, as they are nifty.

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    Dhb shorts*, and second hand Rapha tops off eBay.

    *before I discovered Howies shorts

    LardLover
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    Used to be Rapha for me but now I’m a massive Castelli fan

    Mackem
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    Random cheap stuff.

    Sometimes DHB, sometimes Endura, sometimes decathlon, sometimes Fox etc … once it was Rapha.

    Just whatever seems good value.

    I always end up wrecking gear, no point in expensive and I’d rather have 2 decent bits of kit than one excellent.

    Rapha out to two mentioned, but mostly Sportful.

    (assuming this is a roadie-based thread)

    Castelli and Assos seem to be cut for a slightly different shape to me (glad its not just me, tlr), I’m a Giordana man; the FRC range, naturally. Oddly Sportful (same owners as Castelli) bibs fit okay.

    I bought some DHB bibs cheap (and even PSA’ed em as they were on offer), probably one of their cheaper range but they are pony; the lycra is baggy and loose with little tension and the pad is too soft and bunches up.

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    Gore

    DHB is feeling a bit frugal

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    Rapha when I can get hold of the discounts.

    Sportful too.

    My DHB kit gets used for commuting and shorter MTB rides. The higher end race stuff is ok too. Decent pad, but not on par with the Sportful race pads.

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    Sportful and Etxeondo for road, don’t like DHB tops but rate their bibs. Endura for MTB. Too much of a cheapskate to try Rapha 😛

    dirtyrider
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    Rapha, my kit is being washed 4x a week at the moment and still looks like new, Touring Shorts, Bibs, Jersey, worn on the Road bike and MTB

    had an 18 month old pair of GT Shoes, damaged in a crash, replaced with a new pair, superb!

    just sent a 4 year old pair of touring shorts back for a worn out crotch, free return, free repair,

    DT78
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    Jerseys – whatever I like the style off – a mix of morvelo/castelli/gore
    Bibs – assos and gore

    Loads and Loads of cheap scott stuff in the sales…should keep me going for several seasons!

    I like Rapha’s tshirts…a bit different

    BillMC
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    Rapha bib shorts

    daveb
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    bib shorts are Assos or DHB, Castelli stating to get a look in though

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    After trying most, mavic are now my go to brand for pretty much all clothing.

    should’ve mentioned howies – their recent bib short is simply superb !

    neilm
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    I’ve got a right old mish mash of kit. Some dhb, as I really like the (pre Honda) Wiggle team bib shorts, which they don’t make any more. Also a big Pearl Izumi fan, as the quality and fit are excellent.

    No Rapha, it’s a bit hipster / celeb for my tastes.

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