i have never used endura stuff much
a, cos i was to fat to get in the biggest sizes
b, cos i thought it was a bit pricy
but i have shrunk a bit.
just enough to get in the biggest sizes, and it is fantastic stuff.
well the bibtights i got are. thermolites, toasty comfy well padded and very nice indeed.
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Endura kit is very fragile IMO. The gloves fall apart at the seams (and no I dont fall off).
The singletrack shorts – ditto and the replacement stout/overbuilt pair are going the same way. Pity. Its nice kit otherwise but built to flimsy.
Im going to try Sombrio gloves next as Ive heard they are built for mountain biking.Posted 8 years agoKINGTUTMember
Humvees – liners came apart and stud button fell off.
MT500 baggys – came apart at the crotch after one muddy ride.
Humvee 3/4s – OK if you like the bondage trouser look on the plus side they didn't fall apart.
Gilet – zip came apart.
MT500 Lycra shorts – Weird fit and stitching all over the place.
On the other hand;
Their cheap 3/4 length bibs are still good to go but are too small for me now and I have a very old Jura jacket which is still going strong.
I try to avoid buying any of their stuff nowadays.
I also find DHB clothing to be just as bad.Posted 8 years ago
Humvee shorts – Yep. The crotch is wearing out and I havent slid down anything- just climing in the saddle. I cant take them back as I already got these from the LBS to replace the singletrack pants where the belt shredded (it wasnt really a belt was it- just for effect).
Not a fan of mountain bike kit because of Endura. Kona, please comeback and make softwear again. Your thick Primo shorts ROCKED.Posted 8 years ago
They made all our team kit for years, it was total crap. Rubbish zips, terribly made, stitched on the piss, the colours were never consistent from one batch to the next, the pads in the shorts were awful.
The latest batch of shorts had better pads, but that's the only good thing, glad we've found a new supplier!
Gore stuff is vastly superior IMO.Posted 8 years agoNickSubscriber
MT500 shorts, worn out, but took 5 years, pad now flat.
Singletrack Shorts, 12 months old, still look like new
Two pairs of liner shorts, both great
Zyme 3/4 faded a bit and tend to hold water if wet, belt a bit crap but that doesn't matter because the clip in liner holds them up
Convert Jacket – just brilliant at keeping wet out and pretty breathable (no probs riding from bottom to top of Wrekin in it on Sunday morning), a little bulky when packed but not a big deal
Thermolite bib-tights – 7 years old, worn twice a week for 4 months a year, so I make that worn and washed around 200 times, bit bobbly, a couple of small holes in here or there and the bib elastic is almost gone.
Mighty Mitts, bit crap, stitching coming away around thumb/terry nose wipe.
MT500 long sleve top, **** great, jersey of choice for all rides unless it's baking, cold out? put a merino t-shirt underneath.Posted 8 years ago
I've had both as items of team kit, they're both alright, one of my Roubaix jackets went very 'bobbly' quickly in the wash, the other two have been fine. The sizing changed randomly too, the latest one I got is like a bloody tent, despite being exactly the same size as the other 2.
I didn't really use the grid fleece on the bike, more for standing around at races. Then left it at a race!Posted 8 years agoMidlandTrailquestsGrahamMember
So is the Grid Fleece like a conventional fleece jacket then ? A bit too thick and heavy to wear while riding ?Posted 8 years ago
And is the Roubaix more like a thicker jersey than a jacket ? Unlike the Ultra Packable and Windtex, they don't describe it as windproof. Is it ?YoKaiserSubscriber
The newer stuff is a bit hit and miss. I still have an original MT500 jersey and the singletrack shorts seems to wear nicely. Overshoes are garbage, chamois in the bib longs was poorly fitted and after 1 ride my superlite shorts bust at the crotch. Both tredz and endura have been ignoring my mails 👿 but you live and learn, my last from Endura.Pity because it always felt good supporting a local(ish) brand.Posted 8 years agocycleworldukMember
we sell tons of it and its growing with us…i see very few warranty things really but when we do get it endura are great and either replace or repair.
their aftersales is pretty good on the whole(speaking as a dealer)if your lbs isnt looking after you go to another! (me?! :lol:)
all the reviews i read seem to be very complimentary…
i do a bit of dakine stuff which seems very well made but a bit too "lifestylee" for your average rider…endura does crossover well.
what other brands are there out their to compete? ( i dropped altura before you say!)Posted 8 years ago
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