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Is the Assos stuff a tad overpriced?


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2 hours ago, OVERDRIVE said:

image.png.f34e3afbae5959e4e5b0a691299d9b43.pngNot a bit over the top pricewise? 

Are their marketing terms ‘“Holy White” and “blackSeries” and “caleumBlue” and “ADAMANT BLUE” a bit naff, somewhat predictable and a lot pretentious?  Have they reverted to ‘90s marketing?

Overblown words simply demand those prices (they hope).

 

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The stuff is good, and the few items I own have outlasted a lot of other kit.

By and large the pricing is completely out of my range though. It’s not something to begrudge them over, we’re spoilt for choices with kit.

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I only bought two Equipe RS9 on special (2,9k and 3k at the time), they are good, but they are no longer my go to in terms of comfort when I go out for a long ride. I much prefer my gocycle (some might say I'm biased 🙄) and my alé cycling bibs now, both are much much cheaper as well (you can buy 2 or 3 of these for one Assos). Maybe they won't last as long (still needs to be proven), but at least you can ride 3 days a week with clean bibs 🤣

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Not overpriced but expensive because the product is super high quality that lasts forever - I have 2 10 year old Assos bibs which are still very usable bar slight fading of colour. You will  likely buy and "use up" 2/3 cheaper bibs in the lifetime of an Assos product imo.    

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They do last!

Have 2 tops that are still in great shape and bibs that are still in good nick lycra wise about 6/7 years old), need to replace the chamois on one though, anyone ever do this?

I recall a thread on this before.

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like all cycling related items

ONLY WE ARE TO BLAME FOR Entertaining  this insanity regarding what we are prepared to pay

yes very good kit and us, being us we will find a way to justify it, as we do with R100k plus toys

 

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1 hour ago, Jbr said:

I only bought two Equipe RS9 on special (2,9k and 3k at the time), they are good, but they are no longer my go to in terms of comfort when I go out for a long ride. I much prefer my gocycle (some might say I'm biased 🙄) and my alé cycling bibs now, both are much much cheaper as well (you can buy 2 or 3 of these for one Assos). Maybe they won't last as long (still needs to be proven), but at least you can ride 3 days a week with clean bibs 🤣

Where did you buy your ALE shorts?

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