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    Here's one I don't get with the new Assos GTO tights The GTO PAD and Bibs are great, but Assos's claims a lot of riders have been asking for a hip pad in tights for winter conditions.

    I'm sure we have all gone done in the winter on slick surfaces, but I generally slide better in winter, so I don't really get the hip pads. Is it just me or is this too gimicky?

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    Itís way too gimmicky. That said, I went down once on some black ice and hit the ground so fast I didnít even remotely have time to process what was happening. Got pretty bruised and scraped beneath my tights. It wasnít a nothing fall. Nothing broken thankfully but it was less fun than it should have been for the speed I was going, which was probably 15 mph.

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    I crashed once on black ice and broke my fibula, because as Saab2000 said, it happened so fast I couldn't even have time to unclip. No amount of pad on my hips would have helped that. I didn't had any road rash. As you said when it is slick you just slide easier.

    This kind of pads would have reasons to exist first on racing bibs.
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    On a day where that wouldn't be any help anyway I'm not riding. I tried to ride across a frozen pond. Because I was stupid I tried it twice. I guess I needed my hip and my knee all swollen up colored weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
    On a day where that wouldn't be any help anyway I'm not riding. I tried to ride across a frozen pond. Because I was stupid I tried it twice. I guess I needed my hip and my knee all swollen up colored weird.
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    I think they know who their market is and realize most of their customer are geriatric and would need a hip replacement in the case of a fall..........

    Joking aside, I think the industry is long over due for actual protective gear for road cyclist......don't even get me started on helmets and what a racket that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    Here's one I don't get with the new Assos GTO tights The GTO PAD and Bibs are great, but Assos's claims a lot of riders have been asking for a hip pad in tights for winter conditions.

    I'm sure we have all gone done in the winter on slick surfaces, but I generally slide better in winter, so I don't really get the hip pads. Is it just me or is this too gimicky?

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    I don't see these on the US site so maybe US wasn't asking for them?
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    At that price you should never go down.
    I did see them on the US site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bironi View Post
    At that price you should never go down.
    I did see them on the US site.
    Oh yeah, see them now.

    I might want a pair of those winter cargo pants. Because you can never have too many pockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bironi View Post
    At that price you should never go down.
    I did see them on the US site.

    $550...well that sets a record. Maybe I'll buy Q36.5 tights, cut out the chamois from some old shorts and cram them down the outside of the legs. Then I can buy pints for all my riding buddies. Lots of pints.

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    The Assos Rally bibs from years ago had an optional pad insert as well. I tossed them in the garage.

    Useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9tubes View Post
    $550...well that sets a record...
    Just ridiculous, who will buy these?
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    On a day that those tights may possibly seem necessary... I'm going skiing

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    I would've thought those ridiculous, until - voila! - I crashed in August, like everyone else said, so fast I can barely remember what happened, and in addition to the serious cuts and bruises, I also broke my femoral neck. I can't imagine that little bitty pad would do much given the amount of impact it takes to break a huge bone, but I confess I'm intrigued. But not $500 intrigued. Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaFent View Post
    I would've thought those ridiculous, until - voila! - I crashed in August, like everyone else said, so fast I can barely remember what happened, and in addition to the serious cuts and bruises, I also broke my femoral neck. I can't imagine that little bitty pad would do much given the amount of impact it takes to break a huge bone, but I confess I'm intrigued. But not $500 intrigued. Nope.

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    A friend snapped his femoral neck last year. Or 2019 I think. Slipped on rainy cobbles in Prague and that was that. The x-rays were intense. Lots of metal bits holding everything together. I'm guessing that pads would not have made much of a difference in his case. His bike was O.K. though.
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    So far my own armor is:

    Always- helmet
    Often- glasses, gloves
    Sometimes- shin guard
    Seldom- knee pads

    I can still seriously hurt myself while wearing all of it and I think that protection gets a bad rap because it won't protect us from everything. People wearing helmets still get killed by cars but I have seen a lot of car vs bike accidents where the rider could have saved themselves much pain and stitches had they worn a helmet. Gloves might not save my wrists or collar bones but they can save the skin on my hands. These pads might be stupid but they might let you walk without a limp for a couple days. Assos are pretty expensive so I don't even know what the upcost on these is over the hip padless version. It is all up to you.

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    Hmmmmmmm.........

    I'll know Assos has gone to the dogs well and truly when the cafe racer knee slider lines come onto the market.

    My last Assos purchase was some LL Mille S7 bib tights about 5 or 6 years back. They were on sale for AU $250 or thereabouts. I still gagged a little after hitting the pay now button but being discounted I managed to reconcile myself to that price eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Keep drinking! Recommend the other flavors of Kool-Aid we have here in Smoked Out and the bike galleries.

    A friend snapped his femoral neck last year. Or 2019 I think. Slipped on rainy cobbles in Prague and that was that. The x-rays were intense. Lots of metal bits holding everything together. I'm guessing that pads would not have made much of a difference in his case. His bike was O.K. though.
    @j44ke, thanks for the good word. i have a marvelous titanium contraption in my hip now, and after 10 weeks, walking without crutches and on the trainer again. hooray for good docs and modern tech.

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