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badly_dubbed
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Monton Cycling

Postby badly_dubbed » Wed Oct 03, 2012 19:43 pm

Ordered some gear from them and well impressed with the quality!

took a risk on some oakleys and they are spot on! cant tell if theyre real or not next to my mates 100% genuine items....£30 not badly spent!

6 weeks delivery is the only downside from them however.....

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quality of clothing is well on par....

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even got warranty cards with specs....which is throwing me on the authenticity??
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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby pauldavid » Wed Oct 03, 2012 21:37 pm

What's the quality of the jersey and bibs like?

Just had a look at their website and it looks a bit dodgy, don't know if I'd have been confident enough to place an order

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby badly_dubbed » Wed Oct 03, 2012 21:45 pm

Top notch, well impressed as good as some altura & craft gear i have

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby andy46 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 21:47 pm

Do the glasses have the correct uv protection? That's the only thing that puts me off, if they don't have sufficient protection you can cause real damage to your eyes without really knowing it.

It all looks top kit though :)
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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby pauldavid » Wed Oct 03, 2012 21:52 pm

What's sizing like.

Do you order a medium if that's what you are, or do you need to go a size up etc

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby badly_dubbed » Wed Oct 03, 2012 22:59 pm

andy46 wrote:Do the glasses have the correct uv protection? That's the only thing that puts me off, if they don't have sufficient protection you can cause real damage to your eyes without really knowing it.

It all looks top kit though :)


havent got a clue! i dont normally wear glasses so wasnt fussed about that lol

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby bobtbuilder » Thu Oct 04, 2012 07:37 am

badly_dubbed wrote:
andy46 wrote:Do the glasses have the correct uv protection? That's the only thing that puts me off, if they don't have sufficient protection you can cause real damage to your eyes without really knowing it.

It all looks top kit though :)


havent got a clue! i dont normally wear glasses so wasnt fussed about that lol


It's not about your current state of vision needing glasses. The UV rays in sunlight can cause irreparable damage to your eyes without the protection of a quality lens.

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby Callum_62 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:22 am

It's not about your current state of vision needing glasses. The UV rays in sunlight can cause irreparable damage to your eyes without the protection of a quality lens.


This is actually a bit of a misnomer - any kind of lens will absorb some uv light. And unless you are staring at the sun all day it will be sufficient There are some chemicals you can add to plastic to absorb more UV light, but for the most part it is simply not necessary.

Genuine sunglasses may have a nicer looking design, and come with a warranty, but I don't think the safety thing has any legs to be honest.

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby JoeNobody » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:31 am

Callum_62 wrote:Genuine sunglasses may have a nicer looking design, and come with a warranty, but I don't think the safety thing has any legs to be honest.

Perhaps in terms of impact resistance...

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby badly_dubbed » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:39 pm

bobtbuilder wrote:
badly_dubbed wrote:
andy46 wrote:Do the glasses have the correct uv protection? That's the only thing that puts me off, if they don't have sufficient protection you can cause real damage to your eyes without really knowing it.

It all looks top kit though :)


havent got a clue! i dont normally wear glasses so wasnt fussed about that lol


It's not about your current state of vision needing glasses. The UV rays in sunlight can cause irreparable damage to your eyes without the protection of a quality lens.


I don't normally wear cycling glasses I meant

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:41 pm

andy46 wrote:Do the glasses have the correct uv protection? That's the only thing that puts me off, if they don't have sufficient protection you can cause real damage to your eyes without really knowing it.

It all looks top kit though :)



The faux-kleys can fit standard oakley lenses.. so if you're worried then put a set of them in for £40-£50

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby mallorcajeff » Thu Oct 04, 2012 18:39 pm

i ordered some htc gloves as you cant get them anymore to match my (real) kit. Pic says it all. Tried for a refund, but just kept on getting fobbed off with if i place anouther order they will send the gloves with it, i didnt want to buy anything else, in the end they said there is no more htc gloves as the whole batch was wrong. After god knows how many emails had to open a complaint via paypal to get my money back even though they refused. i would never use them again. Be intresting to see what colour your saddle goes after a few uses as a few people i know used them turned their saddles a different colour. hope they work out for you but i wont be buying from them again
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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby badly_dubbed » Thu Oct 04, 2012 18:57 pm

hahaha those highroad gloves are awesome!

cycle past windows and they would look perfect!

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby mallorcajeff » Thu Oct 04, 2012 19:14 pm

true haha i have worn them once and have to say the quality wasnt too bad but you have to laugh!

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby jim453 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 21:36 pm

mallorcajeff wrote:i ordered some htc gloves as you cant get them anymore to match my (real) kit. Pic says it all. Tried for a refund, but just kept on getting fobbed off with if i place anouther order they will send the gloves with it, i didnt want to buy anything else, in the end they said there is no more htc gloves as the whole batch was wrong. After god knows how many emails had to open a complaint via paypal to get my money back even though they refused. i would never use them again. Be intresting to see what colour your saddle goes after a few uses as a few people i know used them turned their saddles a different colour. hope they work out for you but i wont be buying from them again
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So you order some moody kit from a far east site which specialises in very cheap and illegal? copies of the real thing, and expect it to be of any kind of quality.

i'm sure some of their gear will work out fine but it's a lottery and surely you leave your consumer rights at the door when you go in.

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby tiredofwhiners » Thu Oct 04, 2012 21:45 pm

bobtbuilder wrote:The UV rays in sunlight can cause irreparable damage to your eyes without the protection of a quality lens.


Yes its a really big issue for those millions of people out there who walk around all day, for most of their life, when its daytime and have no ill effects at all.

I'm calling BS and you fell for the hype.

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby DrKJM » Thu Oct 04, 2012 21:56 pm

tiredofwhiners wrote:
I'm calling BS and you fell for the hype.


You'd be wrong. Tinted lenses keep the pupils dilated. Lack of uv screening allows more damage to the eye than to a naked eye.

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby cougie » Fri Oct 05, 2012 00:10 am

That's what I heard too.
Maybe it's not a problem in dull Britain but I'm kind of keen on my Vision - I always wear glasses on the bike - plenty of stones get pinged around.

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby mallorcajeff » Fri Oct 05, 2012 09:11 am

As i said Jim I only buy the real stuff but if you can show me where I can buy a new original pair of Highroad gloves in Medium your a better man than me. If they are prepared to sell stuff it should be of a certain standard, but to print things the wrong way round is not exactly good. We all make mistakes but its the way they dealt with it that gave me the hump.

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Re: Monton Cycling

Postby noaddedsugar » Sat Oct 13, 2012 17:28 pm

pauldavid wrote:What's sizing like.

Do you order a medium if that's what you are, or do you need to go a size up etc

Just putting my five pence worth in.

I ordered some monton kit and have very few quibbles!

- jersey, fantastic! cant fault it. They use the coolmax material, which is good quality and ive sold hundreds of in the past doing custom branded kit. No complaints so far. I usually buy one size bigger as quite broad across shoulders, but hind sight on Monton would have kept to my actual size.

- long sleeve thermal. coolmax again. Yet to be used on a chilly day but looks breathable and warm enough. Again one size larger was unnecessary. Sleeves where a bit short and the wrist openings a bit baggy (may well get the Mrs to stitch smaller). Well worth the money.

- sleeves, ideal at actual size. superb value at a few quid, although your arm hairs work there way through, just looks odd. similar material quality to the gloves pictured above.

- Specialized socks, no fault. breath really well, fit well. Considering buying bulk for Christmas present for mates.

- shoe covers. hmmmn. wasnt sure but at a few quid gave it a punt. similar standard to the gloves pictured above. usable for sure.

Will defo be buying again, but agree with the guys who said be cautious on the bibs. basically if you could image its going to be naff it probably will be.


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