Good value Trek bibtights and bibshorts maybe....?

daniel_b
daniel_b Posts: 11,766
edited July 2009 in Road buying advice
Hi all,

just ordered a pair of these bibtights, for the coming cold months, seems like a good price to me:
http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/trek-circuit-pro-windtex-bib-tight-mens-id48869.html
trek-circuit-pro-windtex-bib-tight-mens-48869.jpg

Googled them, and some US stores are still selling them at $300, one had them on clearout at $150, not sure quite how or why........ RRP here allegedly £80.

Thought it was worth a punt for the money anyway.

On a whim searched for the shorts as well, and they can be had for £30:

http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/product/113557.html
113557.jpg

Anyone else used either of these and rate them?

Cheers

Dan
Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
Scott CR1 SL 12
Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
Scott Foil 18

Comments

  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,766
    Apologies if anyone ordered the bibtights, they have only just mailed me back to say they are not in stock :evil:

    Website still says 'Good stock level' though :?

    Mailed them back to remonstrate, but it will achieve nothing....

    No idea if the other place has the shorts in stock.

    Dan
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • SBezza
    SBezza Posts: 2,173
    I have the Trek bibshorts, and I like them, for the price of them, they are a really nice fit, and the chamois is not too bad for longish rides.

    Will probably get another pair to be honest.
  • alfablue
    alfablue Posts: 8,497
    Daniel B wrote:
    Apologies if anyone ordered the bibtights, they have only just mailed me back to say they are not in stock :evil:

    Website still says 'Good stock level' though :?

    Mailed them back to remonstrate, but it will achieve nothing....

    No idea if the other place has the shorts in stock.

    Dan
    JE James are well known for this. Web searches often return their site first because the quote low prices, but the items are often not in stock. I think it is a deliberate ploy to get web traffic. To advertise goods as in stock when they are not is a breach of advertising regulations. Report them to Trading Standards.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,766
    You are probably right AB, on balance though, I have ordered a lot of goods from them, as you say at very good prices, and they have only let me down once before.

    SBezza, pleased to hear the bibtights I can't get hold of are good :twisted:
    Seriously though, where are you planning to get your next pair from?

    Dan
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • think they stock loads of cut price trek clothing here too: http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/
  • SBezza
    SBezza Posts: 2,173
    I think I got my bibshorts (I have never had the bibtights) from All Terrain Cycles, so would probably use them again.
  • blorg
    blorg Posts: 1,169
    alfablue wrote:
    JE James are well known for this. Web searches often return their site first because the quote low prices, but the items are often not in stock. I think it is a deliberate ploy to get web traffic.
    +1 on this, drives me up the wall, I have got to the point where I just ignore them.