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Hot Buy – Cycling Shirt – $6.99 for Today

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My favorite cycling shirt the Duofold 100% Poly T-shirt seems to be gone now that Champion has rolled them into their product line. I just don’t like the Champion Tees.  They don’t breathe very well, get soggy, and don’t have the nice soft feel of the Duofold Tee.

Here’s a 100% Poly Tee that comes highly recommended at $6.99. I haven’t used them myself but at $6.99 I bough 4 for the gym and summer cycling. They are on sale right now at Nashbar, 72% off Sale, Nashbar Prime Crew Neck Jersey.


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January 26, 2010 at 10:16 am

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Hot Buy – Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey

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This jersey is a lot more stylish and a little above my $10 limit  but it does look pretty nice.  Yes, you can get it in Red. Here’s their sales pitch:

Champion Vapor Performance Short-Sleeve Men’s T Shirt – $12.99

Stay cool through your toughest workout. Wear this high-tech men’s T shirt from our Champion Vapor™ collection.

  • Soft, super-light fabric contains new Cocona™ polyester, derived from coconut shells. This amazing natural breakthrough promotes cooling evaporation, helps control garment odors, even guards against UV rays.
  • Easy-fit raglan sleeves allow flexible range of motion.
  • Contrast three-needle stitching gives you a streamlined look.
  • Details add extra value: contrast-taped back neck, tag-free collar, reflective logos and graphics.

  • Polyester/Cocona™ polyester.

  • Imported

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April 29, 2009 at 9:07 am

Hot Buy – Recumbent Long Sleeve Jersey

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I can’t find my favorite jerseys any more but these are as close as you can get and at a great price. BTW: this is the same company that produces Duofold. Here’s their write up:

Champion Double Dry® Odor-Resistant Long-Sleeve Men’s T Shirt – $9.99

CLEARANCE!   Was $25
Moisture control is just the beginning. This Champion men’s T shirt also resists garment odors, for ultimate all-day comfort. 

  • Soft, ultra-light fabric wicks moisture to keep you dry.
  • Anti-microbial finish fights odor-causing bacteria.
  • Easy-fit raglan sleeves allow flexible range of motion.
  • Three-needle contrast stitching adds style and durability.
  • Self-fabric tape reinforces tag-free neck.
  • Reflective logo for visibility.

  • 4.2-oz. 100% polyester

  • Imported

Written by Roland

April 28, 2009 at 11:19 am

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Hot Buy – My Favorite Bicyling and Workout T-Shirts $9.99

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Check out Duofold Vari-Tec T-shirts at SuperCasuals for $9.99. I buy the safety yellow for bicycling and they do stand out. Not quite as nice as the old Duofold Vari-Tec 100% polys but the best I have found for the last few years. They are light and breathe well. These shirts have flat seams that won’t rub on long rides.

I bought 5 at this price and shipping was $7.99. Bicyling t-shirts are not long lived items if you don’t like stains.

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Written by Roland

September 2, 2008 at 6:15 am

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Hot Buy: 100% Poly Shirts are back

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Update – 09/01/2008 – Don’t buy these shirts for bicycling, they are too heavy and don’t breathe as well as the shirts I have bought in the past. Fine for other purposes but too heavy for summer bicycling. They are labeled 100% Poly but feel like the kind of Poly/Cotton blend I don’t like.

Found some nice 100% poly Wicker shirts on sale for $9.77 at Sierra Trading Post.

I much prefer 100% Poly shirt for bicycling over the poly / cotton blends. They poly shirts breathe better and don’t get sticky.

I’ve order a stack because it’s has been a while since I have found any 100% shirts on sale.

Written by Roland

July 28, 2008 at 11:31 am

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Hot Buy – DuoFold Duo Dri Shirts – $6.97

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These are the best summer bicycling shirts I can find now; the 100% poly shirts seem to have disappeared. At $6.97 the Campmor Short Sleeve Tech Crew (For Men) – By Duofold is hard to beat.

If you’d like a brighter version of the same shirt,the Duofold Duo Dri is available in Safety Yellow or Orange at Campmor for $9.97.

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Written by Roland

May 13, 2008 at 1:55 pm

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Hot Buy: Cycling in Quebec, 5th Edition

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A new edition of Cycling in Quebec: Official Guide, 5th Edition in English is coming out very soon and can be ordered now. This is the best guide available for La Route Verde and cycling around Montreal and Quebec City. The English version is hard to get and usually sold out before summer. So if you are thinking of bicycling in Quebec order one now.

Click on the link above to order. The site is in French but easy to figure out. Just remember that Courriel is the official French word for email address. If you have any trouble with the French page, you will find an example of a completed form at the end of this post.

See: Official Opening of Longest Bike Path Network in North America for some of the reasons I like this guide.

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Written by Roland

April 18, 2008 at 8:24 am

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