Cycling clothing from eBay / China

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Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby suzygarbo » Fri Aug 09, 2013 22:35 pm

I've been looking for some new cycling clothing as the stuff I have is from go outdoors and not matching but has been great while I get started. I notice that other cyclists have all the matching outfits and look great, where do people get these from? I have seen some on eBay but am scared by the sizing etc, I'd like matching tops and bottoms etc.

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby suzyb » Sat Aug 10, 2013 09:06 am

You should be able to get matching kit from any retailer like wiggle, crc etc. I know wiggle do matching shorts and jersey in their DHB brand. I assume other clothing companies will also do matching kit.

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby The Real Gromit » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:02 pm

Check out any of the online retailers. I know both wiggle and evans have got sales on at the moment and do free delivery. I picked up a new summer top pretty cheap from wiggle. Wiggle do free returns as well so you can order a load of different sizes and styles and only keep what you like.

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby suzygarbo » Sat Aug 10, 2013 14:07 pm

Thanks! I've had a look on all over on the Internet but have to admit that the ladies stuff is naff! At least from abroad you can get something a bit different and not plain or pink! I see people with nice kit on but don't know where to get it from?

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby freezing77 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 14:10 pm

suzygarbo wrote:Thanks! I've had a look on all over on the Internet but have to admit that the ladies stuff is naff! At least from abroad you can get something a bit different and not plain or pink! I see people with nice kit on but don't know where to get it from?

Why don't you accost one of them and ask. I am sure not too many will take offence to you asking " I like your matching kit it looks nice, where did you get it from" ?

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby suzygarbo » Sat Aug 10, 2013 14:16 pm

Yeah that's a good idea, I'll hide behind my shades for extra confidence

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby The Real Gromit » Sat Aug 10, 2013 15:19 pm

suzygarbo wrote:Thanks! I've had a look on all over on the Internet but have to admit that the ladies stuff is naff! At least from abroad you can get something a bit different and not plain or pink! I see people with nice kit on but don't know where to get it from?

Thanks. It's always great to hear what you're wearing looks naff. I'll just keep working on the theory that its how fast you go that really counts, not how you look.

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby suzygarbo » Sat Aug 10, 2013 21:37 pm

God no sorry thats not what I meant, I was just meaning nothing jumped out at me. I was hoping to get something colourful and different.

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby suzyb » Sat Aug 10, 2013 22:10 pm

suzygarbo wrote:God no sorry thats not what I meant, I was just meaning nothing jumped out at me. I was hoping to get something colourful and different.

Colourful and different isn't the British way :lol:

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby awavey » Sun Aug 11, 2013 13:24 pm

depends what your after really, if its just matching team type kit, Bobshop.de has probably the largest choice of teams, WyndyMilla clothing can be quite colourful (they do the MG Maxifuel team kit). Whereas if its generic cycling kit, Ana Nichoola does some good stuff (the black star jersey is my fave current top) or Morvelo or Vulpine but things start to get expensive as its more bespoke low volume.

though alot of the more colourful team kit you see around is actually just cycling club kit,so its not really stuff you can buy off the shelf, mores the pity sometimes as some of them are done really well and look good.

but the stuff from China is invariably fake, some say its decent enough for the price,but you may find the old adage about buying budget buying twice is in effect.

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby doug5_10 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 13:39 pm

Ebay is good for deals on Pro Team kit if you know how to spot the fakes. Stick to UK only + auctions and you'll filter out a lot of the guff. I just got a used Mapei jersey that looks superb for £26. I don't bother with team shorts, tend to be poor quality compared to 'proper' bibs. Prendas is good as well for the best retro stuff.
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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby upton » Tue Aug 20, 2013 13:38 pm

Gosh- seems some people get offended a bit too easily!

If you want team kit perhaps try the Wiggle Honda bibs and jerseys? Made by dhb and are female specific so should be decent. I know someone who rates them.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-ladies-team ... ve-jersey/

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby suzygarbo » Tue Aug 20, 2013 19:31 pm

Thanks that is really nice, and its women's too I'm going to treat myself :)

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby LadyPenelope » Wed Aug 21, 2013 20:59 pm

I just ordered myself the Wiggle Honda team kit as it looks fab! should be here tomorrow, whoop...
Hoping it makes me go faster too...! :D

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby suzygarbo » Thu Aug 22, 2013 21:55 pm

LadyPenelope wrote:I just ordered myself the Wiggle Honda team kit as it looks fab! should be here tomorrow, whoop...
Hoping it makes me go faster too...! :D


This is great news! Would you please mind letting me know if the sizes are correct when it comes? As in you don't need to buy a size bigger or anything. Thanks!

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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby durhamwasp » Fri Sep 27, 2013 21:19 pm

Ordered loads of jerseys and shirts from China over the years, including customized team kits (as seen on our site - link below) and never had any problems - great value!
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Re: Cycling clothing from eBay / China

Postby highlandmoo » Mon Nov 18, 2013 17:22 pm

I ordered some kit from China once (Bianchi fake stuff). It does come up very large indeed if you are used to tiny Italian sizes. Also *hated* the pad they supplied with it (it was utterly massive), but I suppose that's the risk with buying stuff online that you don't try on. Ended up giving it away :(

I have bought many excellent vintage jerseys on eBay though (including an amazing Vetements jersey like this http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/4/1/8/6/3/9/webimg/691630849_tp.jpg). Sellers usually supply an armpit to armpit measurement so sizing is usually not a problem.


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