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  • Did you know if you search for 'women' on this forum (don't bother with the jokes, they're not going to be funny) you get a measly SIX results?

    No, it's seven. ;^)

    Actually, when you search by 'posts', you get 677. 677 out of 24,000 threads mention women. 874 mention men. Is that really all, Velocio, or does it cut off the search after it's found a certain number.

  • some really nice stuff on that minx site, i can see this is going to get expensive...

  • Lusso are a 'made in the UK' company, and seem to have a decent womens range.
    http://www.lusso-clothing.co.uk/index2.p­hp

  • Ha!

    I got some Pearl nappy shorts last year, and they really are great (and the Assos ones for winter are marvellous). I'm also getting a Fred Perry tennis dress (tried on yesterday) because it was really comfy and not too short.

    Otherwise I just wear normal skirts and tees. I would really love to find a decent cycling top that wasn't cut for boys,didn't squash your chest and is not made in primary colours. But until that day I survive on layers so as not to look sweaty.

  • I'm a big fan of Ground Effect - especially their 'witches britches' - http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/

    I'm also slowly gathering a lovely lot of Icebreaker stuff - http://www.icebreaker.com/site/index.htm­l - they have zip up collars, long tails and thumb loops.

    I find that 100% merino wool is ideal for cycling.

  • I'm also slowly gathering a lovely lot of Icebreaker stuff - http://www.icebreaker.com/site/index.htm­l - they have zip up collars, long tails and thumb loops.

    I find that 100% merino wool is ideal for cycling.

    Yes! The thumb loops are aces, and they are sold pretty much everywhere.

  • But they tend to be pretty pricey - which is almost worth it considering the quality of them, almost but not quite. So I tend to pick mine up via ebay in the states. Find a seller who is happy to post to London and even with added postage costs you still get garments that are either new or good second hand for much cheaper than UK prices.

  • http://www.icebreaker.com/site/index.htm­l

    Hur, sheep sex

    I have never owned any merino. I think it might be time.

  • Some are padded, some not, Shebeest has a variety of options. But they have the thigh grip thing. Personally, I like that, it keeps them in place.

  • Some are padded, some not, Shebeest has a variety of options. But they have the thigh grip thing. Personally, I like that, it keeps them in place.

    Yeah I reckon I'd like them on decent shorts, it's just the only padded shorts I've used so far have been from places like Aldi :|

    Thanks all for the tips, I have now realised I Need:

    Pearl Izumi Octane jacket
    Assos shorts
    Corinne Dennis padded tights
    Icebreaker Merino jersey
    Harlot baggy shorts (those Annies look ace)

    oh man, I've started a thread that is going to financially cripple me.

  • Rosie, I have an Icebreaker long-sleeve V-neck base layer (medium weight) if you want to see what it's like. They're still all girly, it's got a damn flower on it, but it's a line drawing and the whole thing is black. They're expensive but not too bad if you can get them off eBay from the States. I'll be at Wests tonight & can throw it in my bag in case you show up.

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  • If you're looking for good quality merino stuff then I'd wholeheartedly recommend Chocolate Fish. Crap name and an even worse web site but the quality is superb, at least equal with icebreaker, and they have a good women's range.

    http://www.chocolatefishmerino.co.uk/

  • If you're looking for good quality merino stuff then I'd wholeheartedly recommend Chocolate Fish. Crap name and an even worse web site but the quality is superb, at least equal with icebreaker, and they have a good women's range.

    http://www.chocolatefishmerino.co.uk/

    Is that from personal experience of both brands? I found that I liked Icebreaker's stuff quite a lot. It would be great to find something equal to it and less expensive!

  • i personally wouldnt buy padded shorts and padded tights, get un padded ones and then you can combine the two :)

    get short shorts and some cheap knee warmers to use on slightly colder days when its not quite cold enough to wear the leggings as well.

  • Haha, the models on that chocolate fish website are amazing

    Jayloo - thanks so much for the offer but I must be about 3 sizes bigger than you! Definitely reckon merino is the way forward though, I'll do some online bargain hunting later.

    I just bought some Sugoi Gusta shorts half price (baggies), they look well comfy.

  • Is that from personal experience of both brands? I found that I liked Icebreaker's stuff quite a lot. It would be great to find something equal to it and less expensive!

    Yes. I own Icebreaker stuff and Chocolate Fish stuff. I like both.

  • i personally wouldnt buy padded shorts and padded tights, get un padded ones and then you can combine the two :)

    get short shorts and some cheap knee warmers to use on slightly colder days when its not quite cold enough to wear the leggings as well.

    My plan for Dunwich is padded tights plus baggies with padding removed, but I'm going to take the padding for the baggies so I can take the tights off and just use padded shorts on the way back (when it's daytime and likely to be pretty warm).

    wow, I am boring myself. sorry.

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  • Yes. I own Icebreaker stuff and Chocolate Fish stuff. I like both.

    thanks for the tip, then!

  • Update following the 135 mile and then 270 mile rides within 6 days last week:

    -Gore soft shells (with the zip on arms so you can go from short-sleeved to long-sleeved) are fucking awesome.
    -Sugoi shorts padding is pretty comfy though I think you need to be riding on a mattress to not be in pain after 400+ miles.
    -Corinne Dennis tights are brilliant temperature wise, though not so tough if you chuck yourself into a hedge.
    -Corinne Dennis waterproof jackets stay waterproof through 45 miles of downpour and are pretty comfy if a bit on the wide-and-short side cut-wise (but they have a dropdown flap at the back so shortness isn't really a problem).
    -I am buying some sealskinz and a wooly hat; these things may have saved my life.

  • I've been looking at the Pearl Izumo stuff, looks good. This website: http://www.girlsruntoo.co.uk/GirlsRunToo­Site/pages/home/default.asp
    has some interesting stuff on it.

    I'm not keen on the stuff in topshop, tbh. It's all a bit sparkly.

  • er.. this is nothing to do with clothing but does anyone have any recommendations for women specific road bikes? I am trying to get my work to do the cycle to work scheme so I can get something fast and shiny.

    I've got my eye on the Specialized Ruby Comp at the moment

    but seeing as I've never ridden a ws bike thought I'd see if anyone has any recommendations for ones suitable for racing on, up to £1000.

    god, I want that ruby comp.

  • Get a custom-built Roberts.

  • Get a custom-built Roberts.

    I'd need more than a grand for something custom and race-suitable, no?

    Anyway I already have a Roberts.

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