• jules

    I think SOM is Conti, not Pro-Conti.

    anyway MAAP stuff is really nice, but I can’t justify the price. with my luck I’d be on my arse the first ride I took it on.

    do you really need insulated bib shorts? I have some but I didn’t wear them once this winter. absolutely insulate your upper body but I don’t really need to worry about my legs when riding. maybe for coffee stops? <- that was bitchy

    • Quite right re: Pro-Conti. My fault – should have seen that. All fixed.

      • My bad, I’m vague on the differences so I didn’t give the distinction its due attention.

        As for insulated bibs, I’ve started reaching for them in winter where once I wouldn’t have bothered (or considered the extra expense justified). I ride on my own, so I’m always in the wind and reluctant to raise the tempo of any ride just to get warm.

  • Cool gear. Looks really nice. But how many people have a spare A$775 to spend on one set of *training kit*?
    I’m not saying it’s not priced competitively with other “premium” kit brands, but it still makes my eyes water.

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    • NY’er

      Agreed. It’s not even competitively priced though. Assos Equip bib shorts currently on Ribble for AU$198

      • Spider

        and the Assos Tiburu short which is refereed can be found easily at $220-$240.

  • Tom

    I believe this is indeed an amazing stuff, BUT to be honest, does that bib or any item on the list would be better than Castelli/Sportfull, I don’t think so.
    You can find those products at Wiggle any day cheaper and especially during discount season.

    • JJ

      As someone who has run the gauntlet of kits from $100 – $1000, I can offer my experience that you get what you pay for. The higher price stuff tends to last a lot longer and look a lot better for longer, and you don’t feel like you are riding around with a nappy on. Obviously you get your fukboi tax on top, but my situation allows me to spend a little extra. Maap make some great kit, its expensive, but I think of it as an investment in my cycling comfort. Not all people feel this way and thats A-OK, but if you can, treat yourself. There are some other great Australian brands as well.

      • Hugh Davis

        “Fukboi Tax” has got to be one of the funniest things I have read on this site! What’s everyones opinion on High-Vis clothing VS darker clothing like the stuff shown here?

      • Spider

        Agreed. I’ve always worn expensive kit since I started on the road…anytime I’ve tried trimming the budget I’ve paid for it because it was uncomfortable (so it rarely got worn) or it wore out quickly (after one season).

  • Timmy Clarke

    Ditto on the price, also do we need yet another black kit? In an age where cars don’t look out for us at the best of times, an all black kit is certainly not going to help matters.

  • BRK

    Looks good. But way too expensive!

  • bigdo

    That price point almost uniformly assures the fact that only rich elitist’s or pro’s with fat contracts and money to burn (so only the best of the best) will purchase or be gifted with this gear…

    Really sad to see what road cycling lets itself become in certain instances… this ultra high prices gouging and fuck boi exclusivity belongs in the world of like sneaker collecting or headphone audiophiling, not cycling.. Your grand dad trained in fucking wool shorts with leather chamois and he was on steel bikes.. and he made it work. One has to question who really thinks they woud stand to benefit from a $700 dollar kit.

  • Arden

    Yeh right a year ago these guys never existed now they out-rapha rapha a little hard to take in.

    • Spider

      To be fair I think they’ve been round for a bit longer than that…3 years…and they have started to sponsor teams….Matter of State and Basso/Rocket….so they are giving back to the sport.

  • Durte

    Oh come on guys, you’re laying this maap stuff on a bit thick now. every 2nd article features it. you’d think ct has money invested in it or something!

    • AMK3072

      at least there isn’t a link to the Emporium to purchase it.

      Not that I would. Way overs.

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