Knicks, for look or comfort?

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Postby Parrott » Thu May 15, 2008 7:51 pm

LuckyPierre wrote:I've come to this late, but I usually plug the Uno Ghia knicks that I wear, so here goes. They're not that expensive, fit and wear well, and are well padded. Get the 'sumpremo' ones with the orange insert, rather than the basic ones with the blue 'club' insert - it's worth the extra ten bucks.


I've arrived even later but I'll second your recommendation there. I have a pair of those uno bibknicks and they are my favourite also. I like the phone/key pouch in the back, very handy.
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Postby Chuck » Thu May 15, 2008 9:41 pm

Really like the Netti nix I bought, comfortable and look as good as licra can look. Wish I'd bought another pair.

The 2 pairs of Cell nix I bought (all black) aren't as well padded. So less comfortable (will still use them for anything up to about 40kms) and look very unappealing at the back. I know it's not a fashion parade but it looks like I've s#%* myself and it's ridden up my back.
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Postby acw » Thu May 15, 2008 9:48 pm

oh, i've only got the Cell nix 'cause they are cheap. I thought they all rode up the back....hmm, maybe should get some Netti ones.
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Postby Chuck » Thu May 15, 2008 10:05 pm

acw wrote:oh, i've only got the Cell nix 'cause they are cheap.



Me too :wink: .
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Postby Parrott » Thu May 15, 2008 11:50 pm

Chuck wrote: I know it's not a fashion parade but it looks like I've s#%* myself and it's ridden up my back.


Doesn't sound like a good look :lol:
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Postby crhoo1 » Fri May 16, 2008 10:49 am

once you wear knicks you will never go back!!!
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Postby Mulger bill » Fri May 16, 2008 9:23 pm

crhoo1 wrote:once you wear knicks you will never go back!!!
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out in public. :twisted:

Lycra's for roadies, GE Supertankers won't get you thrown out of the pub :shock:

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Postby lisanne » Fri May 16, 2008 9:35 pm

This may have already been mentioned (can't be bothered reading the whole thread), but my favourite knicks are Assos - yes they are worth the cash! I also love my Nike ones and for any female out there - male or unisex ones are not that comfy.
I started off wearing my knicks with leggings over the top as I was just not that comfy in knicks alone.

I wash mine after each ride, unless it is a commute to work day and then it is once I get home, in cold water with wool wash only and normally only hand wash them in a bucket with my jersey to save water.
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri May 16, 2008 10:14 pm

Image

OK, who's been wearing their leggings on the outside of their shorts?
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Postby Unko » Sat May 17, 2008 2:43 pm

+1! o the knicks

just riding around in shorts its wears out your back side of the shorts after a cupple of months of commuteing so far i have gone through 3 pairs of shorts ( i hate pants when riding allways get corght up the the chain and the cog)

edit: I wear ankle socks so i cant tuck them in there
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Postby Bnej » Sat May 17, 2008 4:44 pm

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Trouser clips, or the reflective velcro straps, solves that problem.
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Postby il padrone » Sat May 17, 2008 5:26 pm

Knicks are good.

Longs are toasty for those cold winter days.

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