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Where in SA can you get mountain bike wear other than the usual?

 

 

This weekend I went to a few cycle shops in the Pta area to check out what they have, :thumbdown: . Lycra seems to top the list and some shops have got such a limited range of clothing & stock it's scary! I'm so gatvol of the limited range & choice we have in SA. Why is this? Every second person on a bike looks the same :huh:

 

A quick google turned up a huge amount of alternative cycling wear there is to offer.

 

Endura - http://www.endura.co.uk/

TLD - http://www.troyleedesigns.com/page.php?p=83

Fox - http://www.foxhead.com/

Dakine - http://www.dakine.com/bike

Alpinestars - http://alpinestarsinc.com/cycling/index.html

Gore Bike Wear - http://www.goreapparel.com/gore-bike-wear/gbw,default,sc.html

Altura Technical Bike Wear - http://www.altura.eu/home.aspx

 

to name but a few. The words that also came up the most "Sorry we don't have your size", "That size is sold out", "We don't have stock",

"These are the only ones we've got"

 

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I have found some reasonable TLD long sleeve jerseys at the Full Throttle clearance store. Their full finger gloves are also well priced. My Fox shirts came from buycycle.co.za.

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Thanx guys, seems to be a mission to find something.

 

Will have a look at your suggestions and give an update. They dont have those 3/4 sleeve shirts at Full Throttle, CAAD4?

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Thanx guys, seems to be a mission to find something.

 

Will have a look at your suggestions and give an update. They dont have those 3/4 sleeve shirts at Full Throttle, CAAD4?

 

Not sure, but sometimes at R200 ZA Ront on sale you can have them cut just the way you want...

 

My Fox 3/4 sleeve came from buycycle.

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Full Throttle close to Cresta didn't have much when I popped in last week.

 

Might be worth trying the clearance store and the main one in Edenvale.

 

Cheap Fox Dirtpaw can be found at Yamaha Centurion. R200 a pair is not bad.

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Good price. I bought some nice Alpine Stars gloves at Full Throttle for the same money recently and tossed them in the cupboard amongst all the other spare pairs of gloves for one day..

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The one at edenvale keeps the stock but if you want them to bring it over I'm sure they will. The new fox kit looks insane though.

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Good price. I bought some nice Alpine Stars gloves at Full Throttle for the same money recently and tossed them in the cupboard amongst all the other spare pairs of gloves for one day..

 

I will rather not say what I paid for my last pair of Alpinestars gloves :( from World of Accessories.

 

Bought these

 

http://worldofaccessories.co.za/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/l/alpinestar_charger_red.jpg

 

Really comfy. Lets hope they last longer than 4 rides. Previous pair of AStars Races tore at the cuff.

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Chain reaction - recently got the endura mt500 3/4 shirt and the Endura humvee lite shorts - awesome stuff.

 

Import duties & taxes must have been a killer?

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