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Old 03-08-2017, 09:34 AM
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Dottore or Essential for hot weather? Same sizing as Assos? How is leg length--longer, shorter?
Used both in hot weather and been fine. Leg length is maybe a touch longer.

And buckle up for compression.
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:10 PM
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Thanks again.

They are limited in stock at the moment. Just inquired whether that have the Dottore in black. Vented would seem a good choice for our sub-tropical climes, but I always question the longevity of such material which tend to "fuzz" out over time.
And they'll be even more limited soon, as they're violating their dealer's agreement with Q36-5. European "stockists" are not allowed to sell direct to American customers as Above Category is the exclusive North American distributor.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:05 PM
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And they'll be even more limited soon, as they're violating their dealer's agreement with Q36-5. European "stockists" are not allowed to sell direct to American customers as Above Category is the exclusive North American distributor.
Looks like it's the company's website.
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:40 PM
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Fascinated to try these bibs at some point. Last of the top ends to go through before I decide on a favorite.

OP, maybe track/sprinter quadzillas are causing some rubbing? I would take that problem despite my hatred of bike noise...
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:14 PM
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Don't think you'll regret trying these. Assos are top of the line good stuff but I find these a notch higher. Again, l have found the L1 and Miles to be the best. The different pad in the Vented was not step up for me.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:43 AM
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For anyone else considering ordering from Swinnerton, I put this order through Tuesday night. Here is current tracking status ~35 hours later (I live in New Jersey):

Newark, NJ, United States 03/09/2017 7:53 A.M. Departure Scan
03/09/2017 6:29 A.M. Import Scan
03/09/2017 5:30 A.M. Arrival Scan
Koeln, Germany 03/09/2017 3:00 A.M. Departure Scan
03/09/2017 12:37 A.M. Arrival Scan
Castle Donnington, United Kingdom 03/08/2017 10:25 P.M. Departure Scan
03/08/2017 9:06 P.M. Export Scan
03/08/2017 8:33 P.M. Arrival Scan
Stoke, United Kingdom 03/08/2017 7:30 P.M. Departure Scan
03/08/2017 2:53 P.M. Pickup Scan
United Kingdom 03/08/2017 6:51 A.M. (ET) Order Processed: Ready for UPS

Scheduled delivery is today, by end of day. So, 2 day international shipping.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:33 AM
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And buckle up for compression.
Can you say more about what that means for sizing? I've flirted with buying a pair, but at this pricing I want to be as on target as possible with sizing. Their sizing chart puts me squarely between XL and XXL (yup, clyde....)
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:28 AM
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For anyone else considering ordering from Swinnerton, I put this order through Tuesday night. Here is current tracking status ~35 hours later (I live in New Jersey):

Newark, NJ, United States03/09/20177:53 A.M.Departure Scan
03/09/20176:29 A.M.Import Scan
03/09/20175:30 A.M.Arrival Scan
Koeln, Germany03/09/20173:00 A.M.Departure Scan
03/09/201712:37 A.M.Arrival Scan
Castle Donnington, United Kingdom03/08/201710:25 P.M.Departure Scan
03/08/20179:06 P.M.Export Scan
03/08/20178:33 P.M.Arrival Scan
Stoke, United Kingdom03/08/20177:30 P.M.Departure Scan
03/08/20172:53 P.M.Pickup Scan
United Kingdom03/08/20176:51 A.M. (ET)Order Processed: Ready for UPS

Scheduled delivery is today, by end of day. So, 2 day international shipping.


Oh, man they ship via UPS? Let us know how it goes with the fees.... there should not be any customs since it's cycling gear but they are known for placing fees, etc.

I will be on the same boat as I placed an order too.


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Old 03-09-2017, 09:44 AM
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Can you say more about what that means for sizing? I've flirted with buying a pair, but at this pricing I want to be as on target as possible with sizing. Their sizing chart puts me squarely between XL and XXL (yup, clyde....)
The Q36.5 I've used -- the essential and the dottore -- both are much more compressive than other bibs I've used recently (Rapha Classics, Pro Teams and Assos Unos/S5 fi.13s). The closest comparison is the Pro Teams, and its a little difficult to describe, but its not the usual "stuffed in a sausage casing" that comes with compressive shorts. Its there and you definitely feel it, especially the first few rides as the shorts begin to break in, but its far more uniform and consistent than what I've experienced with other brands.

But yes, at a minimum, the essentials and dottores are much more compressive than other shorts. The Rapha Classics feel like baggies by comparison.
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:54 PM
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Dang with all this new bib chat I wanted to try them as well. I have a bunch of Amazon credit but they won't let you use amazon dot com credit on amazon dot de.
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:53 PM
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When I rode Reno to Mendocino (375 miles with 30K climbing or so on gravel and asphalt) I brought a pair of Asso. I have to admit I never wore them. Instead, I opted to wear a very dirty L1 bib that I wore for 8hrs of riding the previous day. Flash that was probably what that smell was....



The guy who wore Asso got a Saddle sore. I was fine. Just some friendly ribbing.
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:20 AM
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:57 AM
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Maybe I ordered the wrong size in the end. My "muscles" are rippling out through them. Man these things are TOIGHT. Ermmm...compressive. and longer than I expected.

They feel very shh shh shh smooth to the touch but I won't be able to address the OP until my first ride in them, Thursday when I land in cali. Sorry OP!
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:47 AM
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When I rode Reno to Mendocino (375 miles with 30K climbing or so on gravel and asphalt) I brought a pair of Asso. I have to admit I never wore them. Instead, I opted to wear a very dirty L1 bib that I wore for 8hrs of riding the previous day. Flash that was probably what that smell was....



The guy who wore Asso got a Saddle sore. I was fine. Just some friendly ribbing.
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Does anyone know why Oakley stopped making those sunglasses? I never picked up a pair when they were being made and now annoyed that none of their frames look as good.
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:38 AM
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Maybe I ordered the wrong size in the end. My "muscles" are rippling out through them. Man these things are TOIGHT. Ermmm...compressive. and longer than I expected.

They feel very shh shh shh smooth to the touch but I won't be able to address the OP until my first ride in them, Thursday when I land in cali. Sorry OP!
Yes, they are VERY compressive ... So much so that when I ordered mine I had to "upsize" - in Assos I'm a Medium. With the Q, I HAD to go to a Large. Maybe it's an Italian thing but I have found that most "Made in Italy" bibs need to be upsized. Same thing with Italian shoes .. NO such thing as Wide (ee/eee) when it comes to Italian manufactured shoes!
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