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Professional Cycling => Men's Road Cycling => Topic started by: DJW on October 07, 2015, 10:52

Title: Kits 2016 season
Post by: DJW on October 07, 2015, 10:52
Sagan:

(http://i57.tinypic.com/29xx12.jpg)



Kiry:

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2mpcwi9.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Wallenquist on October 07, 2015, 12:58
It's their 2015 kits not 2016. For example if Saxo Bank ends their sponsorship with Tinkov the jersey will change for sure.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on October 19, 2015, 10:19
I suppose this counts... a fraction of a 2016 kit.

https://twitter.com/franmillar/status/656026436252364800

And what have we learned... that Sky are continuing to have a predominantly black kit with riders' nicknames on the sleeve. At least they are putting rainbow bands on Kwiatkowski's cuffs, though.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on October 19, 2015, 20:20
And what have we learned... that Sky are continuing to have a predominantly black kit with riders' nicknames on the sleeve.
So exactly like 2015 in that regard.
Booooring.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: benotti69 on October 19, 2015, 20:30
Someone tell Sagan, BLACK SHORTS!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on October 20, 2015, 12:17
Some corkers this year. So 2016 will need to step up. Lotto and FDJ for example.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on October 20, 2015, 18:07
So what are we expecting/hoping for from new sponsors?

Dimension Data's corporate colour seems to be leaf green, while Direct Energie's marketing features an amber/yellow circle on white.

Anyone fancy mocking up a kit prediction for either?
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on October 20, 2015, 18:32
Anyone fancy mocking up a kit prediction for either?
Direct Energie:
(http://i61.tinypic.com/1zl83o2.png)


I also did one for #cult #stolting CULT-Stölting back in August (not entirely serious):
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CM_zhUDXAAAXCVl.png:large)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on November 09, 2015, 15:31
Back To The Future? :D
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/663736228198686720
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on November 10, 2015, 16:05
Movistar - perhaps as expected - make only minor adjustments to their kit for 2016. But it does appear to be a much bigger M.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTdkyhlWwAAP_vo.jpg)

https://twitter.com/Movistar_Team/status/664110304066957312
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on November 10, 2015, 20:07
Movistar - perhaps as expected - make only minor adjustments to their kit for 2016. But it does appear to be a much bigger M.


Is the blue a bit, umm, blue-er, less of a dark navy blue?

And it looks as though there are white pockets creating an effectively halved back.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTdkyiSWUAAMcCA.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on November 10, 2015, 21:44
Is the blue a bit, umm, blue-er, less of a dark navy blue?

And it looks as though there are white pockets creating an effectively halved back.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTdkyiSWUAAMcCA.jpg)

You might be right about the blue. It certainly doesn't look as dark as in recent years. They also have a little flag and Twitter handle on the neck...

https://twitter.com/alexdowsett/status/664155411214409733[1].

Not sure I'm a fan of the white pockets on a first look. Roll on Tour Down Under so I can properly judge.
 1. Can't work out how to embed the Instagram image, sorry
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on November 11, 2015, 12:34
https://twitter.com/Movistar_Team/status/664396143183462400

Worst National Champions kit ever
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on November 11, 2015, 13:00
https://twitter.com/Movistar_Team/status/664396143183462400

Worst National Champions kit ever

and that is saying something

A true statement of course
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on November 11, 2015, 13:07
Quote from: just some guy
and that is saying something

A true statement of course

Worse than Nibali's... and THAT is saying something
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: DJW on November 11, 2015, 13:10

https://twitter.com/Movistar_Team/status/664396143183462400

Worst National Champions kit ever

Awful, just awful. Should be banned really.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on November 11, 2015, 13:35
Valverde is Spanish champion? Who'd have thunk.

Personally, I have to say that I like it better than what he (and Rojas, Ventoso, Herrada & Izagirre) wore until now - at least there's some sort of thought process put into the design.
That said, it's of course still indescribably ill-fitting for a Spanish national champion. Especially one who is rather proud of his nationality (not on JJ Rojas levels, but certainly more than most of the Basques).

2/10 - but the compression socks make me dock 1 point again. So 1/10.

Post Merge: November 11, 2015, 13:37
The regular #movistar jersey, however, I like.
It's still recognisably close to previous versions, but it also has something new. Not much, mind, just a little bit of change.

The white on the lower back is virtually insignificant as it will be covered by race numbers anyway - and it gives those bib numbers a neutral background. I like that.

7/10
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on November 12, 2015, 10:01
Not a fan of the Movistar one at all   :angry :angry :angry :angry


Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on November 17, 2015, 17:35
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUB8Y1sXAAAXeEi.jpg)

#ag2r makes easy work for CJ  :)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on November 17, 2015, 17:58
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUB8Y1sXAAAXeEi.jpg)

#ag2r makes easy work for CJ  :)
They keep the (by now well-known) design, but tweak it just a little bit. It remains to be seen if the shorts will be altered as well - a light blue panel on the all-brown shorts would be absolutely horrible.
But the jersey itself is nice.
7/10 (provisional)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on November 25, 2015, 10:12
#androni Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec drops the blue: :o
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xta1/v/t1.0-9/12289547_984224871624245_7953504419463460376_n.jpg?oh=d6dc7736371ee4421c8032f0d49cb829&oe=56F7D051&__gda__=1459288536_5ee39fcd8be98ee96b6122ab793ddd14)
The jersey still follows the classical Team Savio 'design': Sponsor names and logos plastered all over the kit. But unlike previous years, the colour scheme that all these sponsor logos are drizzled onto is much more simple - only red and white.
While not particularly inventive, it'll be visible - and that's what counts. Plus, it will be easy to adapt this into Țvetcov's #champro jersey. :)
8/10
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on November 26, 2015, 10:53
#androni Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec drops the blue: :o
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xta1/v/t1.0-9/12289547_984224871624245_7953504419463460376_n.jpg?oh=d6dc7736371ee4421c8032f0d49cb829&oe=56F7D051&__gda__=1459288536_5ee39fcd8be98ee96b6122ab793ddd14)
The jersey still follows the classical Team Savio 'design': Sponsor names and logos plastered all over the kit. But unlike previous years, the colour scheme that all these sponsor logos are drizzled onto is much more simple - only red and white.
While not particularly inventive, it'll be visible - and that's what counts. Plus, it will be easy to adapt this into Țvetcov's #champro jersey. :)
8/10

In general, I like the clean and clear ones. But this looks a little bit too much like Lotto-Soudal, don't you think?
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on November 26, 2015, 11:09
In general, I like the clean and clear ones. But this looks a little bit too much like Lotto-Soudal, don't you think?
I didn't even think of that. :fp

However, the back of the #lotto jersey is all-red while the new #androni will probably look the same front and back. And they have red shorts instead of black ones.
You only really see the full front in a victory salute - and then you're normally not in doubt which team it is.

I think we can deal with two similar red-white jerseys; we've had about a dozen highly similar black jerseys this year! ;)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on November 26, 2015, 11:11
You only really see the full front in a victory salute - and then you're normally not in doubt which team it is.

If it's a victory salute it will probably be Lotto Soudal, unless the race is in Romania  :lol
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: L'arri on November 26, 2015, 16:57
You only really see the full front in a victory salute - and then you're normally not in doubt which team it is.

Not much chance of seeing that with Androni. :P

When I first saw it, I just thought "Meridiana Kamen".
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Leadbelly on November 29, 2015, 08:53
#rusvelo (Gazprom - Rusvelo) drops the red: :o

(http://i68.tinypic.com/sw4ks1.png)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on November 29, 2015, 10:50
#rusvelo (Gazprom - Rusvelo) drops the red: :o

(http://i68.tinypic.com/sw4ks1.png)
A surprise - but a nice one, design-wise.

With the official[1] arrival of a new title sponsor, the team also adopts the Gazprom (light) blue. I wonder when they'll announce a partnership with Zenit St. Petersburg and present a Colnago bike & team kit to Vladimir Putin ... :D

The design is simple, but easy on the eye. Unlike the football club, they've opted for black shorts - fortunately, otherwise it would look very much like Astana. And if there's something Russian won't like, it's looking like Kazakhs! :lol

Not brilliant, but decent enough. Certainly won't be the worst kit of the year.
8/10
 1. I'm pretty sure they've been bankrolled by Gazprom before too - but now it's not underhandedly anymore
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on November 29, 2015, 20:15
[1]
 1. I'm pretty sure they've been bankrolled by Gazprom before too - but now it's not underhandedly anymore

Gazprom are part of the finance package of the "Russian Global Cycling Project", so have been bankrolling Katusha and Itera as well, I suppose.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 04, 2015, 16:02
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVZKBa-U4AEOXdH.jpg)

like it :cool

edit:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVZLeWwXIAAn0mn.jpg)
The Lidl logo on the bum looks a bit odd though :-x
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LaVelocipede on December 04, 2015, 21:43
https://twitter.com/LaVelocipede/status/672861304667918337
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on December 04, 2015, 21:51
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVZLeWwXIAAn0mn.jpg)
The Lidl logo on the bum looks a bit odd though :-x

There's a logo?  ;) [goes back to staring] #Lidlwiggle

I think I like it, just not sure yet if it'll be as visible as the old one. Will have to see it in action
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on December 07, 2015, 10:29
https://twitter.com/chrisfroome/status/673795332715757568
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on December 07, 2015, 10:31
https://twitter.com/chrisfroome/status/673795332715757568

It's black. Big woop.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Archieboy on December 07, 2015, 13:54
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVZKBa-U4AEOXdH.jpg)

like it :cool

edit:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVZLeWwXIAAn0mn.jpg)
The Lidl logo on the bum looks a bit odd though :-x


Looks like shorts are getting shorter from them pictures
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 07, 2015, 14:12

Looks like shorts are getting shorter from them pictures
I'm not complaining
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on December 07, 2015, 14:22
I'm not complaining

Nope me neither... though obviously they'd be shorter on Marcel due to the THIGHS  :angel
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 08, 2015, 09:49
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVscHinWwAQkPUh.jpg)

Etixx feeder AWT cycling tbc Klein Constantia in 2016
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 08, 2015, 09:51
Armee 20216

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVoXRTcW4AIVL7H.jpg)

 #armee new yellow bits
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on December 09, 2015, 09:44
IAM 2016 kit teaser

https://twitter.com/IAM_Cycling/status/674523662217814016

Still looks dark navy but with a flare of red over the arm this year. Still going too be gorgeous
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 09, 2015, 10:40
https://twitter.com/IAM_Cycling/status/674537135651819520

JSG's prayer to the cycling gods for less black was heard
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 09, 2015, 10:42
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVxwKdFVEAAo5GR.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 09, 2015, 10:46
https://twitter.com/inrng/status/674540314670080001
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on December 09, 2015, 11:08
oooh not navy but white... still gorgeous though
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 09, 2015, 15:29
https://twitter.com/chdbrwn/status/674591473115860992
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 09, 2015, 17:03
Indication of what Tinkoff training kit could look like

https://twitter.com/tinkoff_saxo/status/674540484086337537

(Look at Manuele's socks)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Joelsim on December 09, 2015, 17:10
Indication of what Tinkoff training kit could look like

https://twitter.com/tinkoff_saxo/status/674540484086337537

(Look at Manuele's socks)

In my old age I'm going a bit blind (to go with my myopia), what is it with his socks Flolly?

Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Servais Knavendish on December 09, 2015, 17:37
Not sure about socks and potential BLACK  :-x colourway, but let's be honest looks like Manuele still has a lot of hard yards to go before he should really be voluntering to model kit!   #enjoyedhisoffseason  :cool
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 09, 2015, 20:32
In my old age I'm going a bit blind (to go with my myopia), what is it with his socks Flolly?
(http://i64.tinypic.com/w0tmxw.png)
It's black/white geometric stripes with fluoro yellow
Not sure about socks and potential BLACK  :-x colourway, but let's be honest looks like Manuele still has a lot of hard yards to go before he should really be voluntering to model kit!   #enjoyedhisoffseason  :cool
Manuele is clearly building bulk to win every spring classic in existence next year :yuush
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 09, 2015, 20:36
Can't wait for Friday ... The reveal of yet another black #sky kit! :o

But didn't Rapha end the association with the team? Did Chris not get the memo? :slow
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Joelsim on December 09, 2015, 20:42
Can't wait for Friday ... The reveal of yet another black #sky kit! :o

But didn't Rapha end the association with the team? Did Chris not get the memo? :slow

Chris has been otherwise engaged  :shh
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on December 09, 2015, 21:14
Can't wait for Friday ... The reveal of yet another black #sky kit! :o

But didn't Rapha end the association with the team? Did Chris not get the memo? :slow

It's ending at the end of 2016. Seems strange that they announced it so far in advance.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 09, 2015, 21:25
It's ending at the end of 2016. Seems strange that they announced it so far in advance.
Ah, thanks. Entirely my fault then. :fp

Yes, quite strange - but they announced their parting ways with Herety's team well in advance too.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Joelsim on December 09, 2015, 21:40
It's ending at the end of 2016. Seems strange that they announced it so far in advance.

Marginal gains. Feed the chimp and all that.

Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 10, 2015, 10:12
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV2z2rCWsAAyayO.jpg)

don´t know what the flip that is
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on December 10, 2015, 10:16
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV2z2rCWsAAyayO.jpg)

don´t know what the flip that is

It looks like what car manufacturers do to disguise the design of new cars when they are being tested...

For example, this is apparently a Cadillac.

(http://blog.truecar.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2014_Cadillac_ELR_camouflage65Drive068-TrueCar_pricing.jpg)

Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 10, 2015, 10:17
I'm crying :D :D :D :D that's legendary :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 10, 2015, 10:18
It looks like what car manufacturers do to disguise the design of new cars when they are being tested...

For example, this is apparently a Cadillac.

(http://blog.truecar.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2014_Cadillac_ELR_camouflage65Drive068-TrueCar_pricing.jpg)

ahhh right so like that is apparently a cycling kit ?
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on December 10, 2015, 10:19
ahhh right so like that is apparently a cycling kit ?

Presumably it's so we can't spot the new aerodynamic features they've added to Alberto over the winter?  :S
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Ram on December 10, 2015, 10:20
It's a hypnotic kit so people believe his injuries.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 10, 2015, 10:20
Flo tells me it is the training kit, real kit comes out 19 Dec
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 10, 2015, 10:22
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV22lj8WoAAvfKV.jpg)

thanks Oleg :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 10, 2015, 10:34
https://twitter.com/100Climbs/status/674896191944007680

https://twitter.com/GoughLinds/status/674896299808960513

https://twitter.com/EvaMarisa/status/674896585055182849

https://twitter.com/AndyGardner81/status/674897153668567040

https://twitter.com/nother_thing/status/674897543801626624

Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Joelsim on December 10, 2015, 10:45
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV22lj8WoAAvfKV.jpg)

thanks Oleg :D :D :D :D

Surely there needs to be a warning for people with epilepsy?
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on December 10, 2015, 10:49
I'm crying :D :D :D :D that's legendary :D :D :D :D :D :D

Flo I love you... that is all...   :D  :Flower:

Oh and the kit is just ... well... NO!! (though i do like the socks)
I'm pleased that I never have to see #SpecialBreschel **  in that :D

** though God alone knows what TCG have in the pipeline... and there is still the POC to make me weep
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on December 10, 2015, 10:52
Why isn't Peto in rainbows? Isn't that a regulation? He always has to wear it... surely that takes precedence over being a walking advert for Oleg's new hotel?!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on December 10, 2015, 10:58
Why isn't Peto in rainbows? Isn't that a regulation? He always has to wear it... surely that takes precedence over being a walking advert for Oleg's new hotel?!

Maybe there are rainbows there, we just can't see them...

It's a good point though.. does it have to be all the time, or just when racing/representing something official
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on December 10, 2015, 11:02
Please
tell
me
this
is
just
a
training
kit...
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 10, 2015, 11:03
Please
tell
me
this
is
just
a
training
kit...
It's just a training kit.

The normal kit will be fluo yellow and black instead of white and black
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on December 10, 2015, 11:11
they must have made use of the big winter sale in the Rock Racing shop

(http://g03.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1H8zjJVXXXXbvXpXXq6xXFXXXj/Can-Mix-Size-2015-NEW-font-b-ROCK-b-font-font-b-RACING-b-font-Team.jpg)

:win :win
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 10, 2015, 11:13
(https://scontent-fra3-1.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/e15/12345851_973576992700923_1642893456_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 10, 2015, 17:11
Why isn't Peto in rainbows? Isn't that a regulation? He always has to wear it... surely that takes precedence over being a walking advert for Oleg's new hotel?!
Theoretically, it is a regulation:
Quote from: UCI Rule 1.3.063
The world champion jersey, or the distinctive logo for the UCI Team Time Trial World Champions, must be worn at every opportunity with public exposure, in particular during competitions, awards ceremonies, press conferences, television interviews, autograph sessions, photo sessions and other occasions.

However, only competitions and awards ceremonies are really enforced - for the rest, you could reasonably argue that the world champion has elected to wear more comfortable clothing (as in, street clothes).
Of course, that explanation fails when he's dressed in cycling kit ... :slow

I guess Oleg would happily pay the fine if it ever comes that far.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 10, 2015, 22:42
UCI Rule 1.3.063:
The world champion jersey, or the distinctive logo for the UCI Team Time Trial World Champions, must be worn at every opportunity with public exposure, in particular during competitions, awards ceremonies, press conferences, television interviews, autograph sessions, photo sessions and other occasions.
Interesting that the UCI do not consider Time Trial stages in the events they licence to be public exposure. 
How can they have such poorly drafted rules and such patchy application of them?
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 10, 2015, 22:45
How can they have such poorly drafted rules and such patchy application of them?
It's the UCI, and it's cycling.

You'd be forgiven for thinking that the house doesn't need repair, but demolition and a re-build.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on December 11, 2015, 08:57
same as Ag2R, a touch of turquoise for #sky

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV7oGiLXIAAF_9r.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on December 11, 2015, 09:51
same as Ag2R, a touch of turquoise for #sky

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV7oGiLXIAAF_9r.jpg)

He's not Estonian champion either *ee

EDIT: #sky
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 11, 2015, 21:20
#roubaix Roubaix-Lille Métropole drop the black abdomen - but get black sleeves & sides:
(http://www.directvelo.com/file_upload/11135.directvelo)

More orange than in the 2015 jersey, that's good. The kit will look mostly black from the side or front, that's not so good.
It's alright, but would have been better if e.g. only the sleeves were black.
6/10
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: M Gee on December 13, 2015, 01:07
Omg. Have you seen the big K yet? What is it??? What does it mean???

Is it kryptonite? No, no, no, no. That cannot be.

After all, this is reality.

Is it keflex, or kevlar?

Oh, no, no, no, this is not war.

Could it be King Kong? Or even Donkey Kong?

Oh, no, no, no. That cannot be. This is not Pong!

Koala? Kangaroo? Kameleon?

What! You think this is a zoo and they have a sea leon?

No, no. This is not a Kong, of any stripe.

And it is not kryptonite.

It is not a kritter, however bright.

This is a cycling team, in red and white.

With a giant K on their chest,

Like the superheroes, Marvell's best.

So it must be Katusha, those rocketeers!

And I think their designers had too many beers!

At least, we will know who they are,

There will be no mistakes, they have the "K" star!

Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 13, 2015, 10:01
Omg. Have you seen the big K yet? What is it??? What does it mean???

Is it kryptonite? No, no, no, no. That cannot be.

After all, this is reality.

Is it keflex, or kevlar?

Oh, no, no, no, this is not war.

Could it be King Kong? Or even Donkey Kong?

Oh, no, no, no. That cannot be. This is not Pong!

Koala? Kangaroo? Kameleon?

What! You think this is a zoo and they have a sea leon?

No, no. This is not a Kong, of any stripe.

And it is not kryptonite.

It is not a kritter, however bright.

This is a cycling team, in red and white.

With a giant K on their chest,

Like the superheroes, Marvell's best.

So it must be Katusha, those rocketeers!

And I think their designers had too many beers!

At least, we will know who they are,

There will be no mistakes, they have the "K" star!

A lovely piece of poetry, but you are aware, I hope, that Ю is not a K, it is the sound 'yu' as in cute or tulip.

It has previously been highlighted when the team name has been displayed on the shirt in Cyrillic script, but has still failed to get any English language commentator to say it with the appropriate sound, while the Dutch have taken the hint, using the name Katjoesja.

 and for those who don't know what this is about:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWCmBM-WEAAbibt.png)



Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: M Gee on December 13, 2015, 18:11
A lovely piece of poetry, but you are aware, I hope, that Ю is not a K, it is the sound 'yu' as in cute or tulip.

It has previously been highlighted when the team name has been displayed on the shirt in Cyrillic script, but has still failed to get any English language commentator to say it with the appropriate sound, while the Dutch have taken the hint, using the name Katjoesja.

 and for those who don't know what this is about:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWCmBM-WEAAbibt.png)

Actually, I was not aware it was the Ю character on the jersey! Looked like a K in the photos I saw. But wait a sec, it STILL looks like a K - as half the circle part is missing? Or are you referring to something else? Am I missing something here?

If you are just referring to my latinized spelling: "Katusha", then you are correct - the typical way to spell Катю́ша in the latin alphabet (for Anglophones) is "Katyusha", which is closer to Russki pronounciation, I think, then Katjoesja, as most people in the US, and quite likely Aus and GB would pronounce that with a hard j, and not a "y" sound. As cyclists, we are more exposed to international pronunciations, so we butcher the other language names somewhat less than the general population. I see that Wikipedia lists:
Quote
"Katyusha," also transliterated "Katusha", "Katiusha" or "Katjusha"

So, yeah, I think the English speaking media does typically use Katusha.

Thanks for the compliment on the poetry, but it REALLY is quite awful. Doggerel at best, only meant for a bit of fun! Dr. Seuss I am not. No red fish, no blue fish, no green eggs and ham, Sam. Not Horton, nor Grinch. Wait, wait! I'd better give up while I'm ahead!   :lol
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 13, 2015, 19:21
Actually, I was not aware it was the Ю character on the jersey! Looked like a K in the photos I saw. But wait a sec, it STILL looks like a K - as half the circle part is missing? Or are you referring to something else? Am I missing something here?
It's both.
The Ю has been 'modified' into a K by cutting half of the circle, and that K is part of the new KATUSHA 'logo'. A very nice design in my opinion - someone has thought about it in detail, and come up with a great solution.

As for the Katyusha/Katusha conundrum, there was a Continental team in 2008 (before the WT team was formed) going by the name of Katyusha (with yu instead of u).
Katjoesja is the Dutch transliteration (see also Oekraïne) - rather ugly-looking, but producing the correct pronunciation (sort of).
Катюша can indeed be transliterated Katusha in English ... the problem is that not everyone hardly anyone knows that the "u" represents a "yu" sound.
Things get even more complicated when you consider that Slavic languages are fond of slipping in small soft sounds before many vowels, sometimes even when they're not indicated in writing. E.g., Denis Menchov should properly be called Denis Men'shov (the ' representing the tiniest of "i" sound you're capable of making).


I think every cycling commentator should be made to listen to this Russian song, from which both the WW2 rocket launcher and the current cycling team take their name:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J__ZdvsZaE
Oh, those memories of a Russian restaurant where a tall, bearded emigré sits at the piano, singing wistfully ... :cool
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: M Gee on December 14, 2015, 02:40
It's both.
The Ю has been 'modified' into a K by cutting half of the circle, and that K is part of the new KATUSHA 'logo'. A very nice design in my opinion - someone has thought about it in detail, and come up with a great solution.
 . . . hardly anyone knows that the "u" represents a "yu" sound.
Things get even more complicated when you consider that Slavic . . .

Great post! My memories of singing Katyusha are of learning it from the locals while working in a little village outside of Shchyuch'e. (Щучье). Which itself is outside Chelyabinsk, where we often entertained ourselves on the weekends.

I won't say I dislike the new kit design - it is kinda nice. I do like red for a kit. But it was just SUCH an easy target to poke fun at!  :D
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 14, 2015, 18:37
#kuota Team Kuota-Lotto
(http://www.teamkuota.de/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/14-02-21-TV09.jpg)
Black with white sleeves and yellow band across the chest. Nothing revolutionary, but it would work ... if the yellow band actually was across the chest. It's across the abdomen, and that makes for a very weird, and not at all appealing, look.
3/10
That was actually their 2014 jersey. For 2015 the team ditched the white sleeves:
(http://www.radsport-aktiv.de/files/fotos/1434818632_1_gross.jpg)
A bit better, but the yellow band was still too wide and/or low.
4/10

It seems that they're listening to me, though. Here's the 2016 jersey:
(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12316416_764030363703655_1385783388773597768_n.jpg?oh=aafcb6a74d88ee941544360353d40794&oe=56DE9B2C)
Narrower yellow band that's now actually across the chest. :cool
Black background, yellow seams. :cool
Red accents on the collar, white sponsor logos on the black ... :cool
This passes inspection. :)
6/10
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Slapshot on December 15, 2015, 01:17
Well so far the Etixxxxxx kit looks the best to me though unlike certain forum members I haven't been FOCUSSING on the Lidl logo on Marcel Kittel's BUM!!  ;) ;)

Etixxxxx 8/10
TCS Training Kit 7.5/10 ( like Olga, loud, odd and a bit daft) but it's different, give them that!
Sky more bland stuff 4/10
Iam 6/10, might grow on me
AGR.... rolling out last years 3
Katusha 3/10, does nothing for me, looks wrong!
Lotto Jumbo..... give it 5/10 not the worst but a bit bland!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 15, 2015, 07:22
Very little change for Astana
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2015/12/12/1/bettiniphoto_0229633_1_full_670.jpg)
(http://astanaproteam.kz/media/pages/pk/1450108516e8xfl.jpg)

or for FdJ
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWIwEkjXIAAAl3F.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWGkpreWEAAilI3.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on December 15, 2015, 09:11

LottoNL - Jumbo

Sticking with the yellow, white and black, white panel gets larger. Still the Jumbo-Bees

Front
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2015/12/14/1/shirt_003_670.jpg)

Back
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2015/12/14/1/shirt_007_670.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 15, 2015, 11:10
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2015/12/14/1/holowesko_citadel_racing_team_p_b_hincapie_sportswear_670.jpg)

Holowesko-Citadel aka Hinchapie racing

#holowesko
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 15, 2015, 11:33
Subtle changes for Bora like the German colours

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWQqaovWsAIlqGC.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 15, 2015, 11:50
#bora BORA-Argon 18 keep the same jersey as before - with a small change:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWQqaovWsAIlqGC.jpg:large)
They've added the *de colours below the main sponsors' logos, that's all.
The 2015 jersey wasn't the most original design (yet another black jersey!), but over the season it was actually distinctive enough from the other black jerseys in my opinion.
In 2016 there will be fewer all-black jerseys from what we can see now, and the addition of the German colours (and not on the collar or sleeve, where they'd be indicative of an ex-champion!) is a nice touch.
6/10
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 15, 2015, 15:53
BMC

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWRyMTDWoAEQADL.jpg)

#bmc
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on December 15, 2015, 16:03
BMC

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWRyMTDWoAEQADL.jpg)

#bmc

Only Phinney... :fp
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 15, 2015, 21:10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWSzck9WEAESLM8.jpg)

Delko Marseille Provence KTM
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 15, 2015, 21:11
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWSlawKWIAIFxBt.png)

Roth Skoda
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Slapshot on December 15, 2015, 22:32
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2015/12/14/1/holowesko_citadel_racing_team_p_b_hincapie_sportswear_670.jpg)

Holowesko-Citadel aka Hinchapie racing

#holowesko

Now I like that for a black shirt, subtle but very clever
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 16, 2015, 09:35
(http://s4.nieuwsbladcdn.be/Assets/Images_Upload/2015/12/15/eb89ca36-a322-11e5-8af2-85d56fd1c27a_original_tablet.jpg?maxheight=380&maxwidth=568&scale=both&format=jpg)

Veranda’s Willems  Niuwsblad new sponsor as well
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 16, 2015, 13:36
Trek, now Trek-Segafredo, seem to have made no substantial change to the jersey design, just a Segafredo logo that has a red S that co-ordinates well with the pre-existing red trim, and looks a bit like a red S that Trek Bicycles probably don't want to promote to us.
(http://www.treksegafredo.com/sites/default/files/uploaded/rsz_cancellara-5353_edit_high.jpg)

No crazy Mapei colours  :(
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on December 16, 2015, 13:51
No crazy Mapei colours  :(

Give it time...
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 16, 2015, 14:19
No crazy Mapei colours  :(
We haven't seen the bibshorts yet ... :shh
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on December 17, 2015, 14:54
Fortuneo - Vital Concept have slotted the final piece of their jigsaw into the picture to reveal THIS

https://twitter.com/EquipeBSE/status/677500116056559617

black green white blue black

But what will the Danish and French Nat Champs kit look like???  ;)

Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on December 17, 2015, 14:58
black green white blue black

I really like this... I was worried it was just going to be black with a green stripe. So the blue is a welcome relief.

The Danish and French champs kits will be full flags. Anything else, and they are just pretty patterns that should be rejected and burned from our collective memories[1].
 1. As, of course, should this attempt...

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on December 17, 2015, 15:29
I really like this... I was worried it was just going to be black with a green stripe. So the blue is a welcome relief.

The Danish and French champs kits will be full flags. Anything else, and they are just pretty patterns that should be rejected and burned from our collective memories[1].
 1. As, of course, should this attempt...

Spoiler (hover to show)

Yes I do too... and the blue will distinguish it from whatever the argyle brigade cook up this year.

As for national champ kits HELL YEAH just flags...

THIS is what they should look like
(http://i66.tinypic.com/2u6mvdc.jpg)

and THIS
(http://www.madegood.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/955532-15702278-640-360-1.jpg)

As for poor Valgren....  :( :(
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on December 17, 2015, 15:33
Fortuneo - Vital Concept have slotted the final piece of their jigsaw into the picture to reveal THIS

https://twitter.com/EquipeBSE/status/677500116056559617

black green white blue black

But what will the Danish and French Nat Champs kit look like???  ;)


Love that... best one so far for me.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 17, 2015, 15:57
As for national champ kits HELL YEAH just flags...
French teams are good with national champions' jerseys.
I don't expect Fortuneo-Vital Concept to diverge from that. :)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on December 17, 2015, 16:11
here is another picture

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWb9aMaWwAAxxSZ.png:large)

yep, looks good I think. No idea who he is calling though
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on December 17, 2015, 16:32
here is another picture

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWb9aMaWwAAxxSZ.png:large)

yep, looks good I think. No idea who he is calling though

I imagine he's calling Fortuneo[1] to get a quote to insure his new bike...
 1. I don't know if they actually do bike insurance, but since when have we let accuracy get in the way
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: pastronef on December 17, 2015, 17:53
I imagine he's calling Fortuneo[1] to get a quote to insure his new bike...
 1. I don't know if they actually do bike insurance, but since when have we let accuracy get in the way

I imagine he´s calling someone who buys his NW shoes so he gets rid of ´em

 :D
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 17, 2015, 18:07
here is another picture

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWb9aMaWwAAxxSZ.png:large)


Considering they are both basically black, it would be hard to have more of a mismatch between the bike and the kit.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on December 17, 2015, 18:08

yep, looks good I think. No idea who he is calling though

Oh it looks smart as an ensemble... I like

I especially like the socks :D
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on December 17, 2015, 18:10
Quote
I imagine he´s calling someone who buys his NW shoes so he gets rid of ´em

 :D

On colour alone I like the NW shoes... they match the green ;)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 17, 2015, 20:08
Seems Lotto stays #lotto

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWc9rbXWwAAF1Ds.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on December 17, 2015, 21:50
New name on the shorts ... Has Joker been axed? Hope not ☺
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 18, 2015, 17:11
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWhgvsdWwAARzjo.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Leadbelly on December 18, 2015, 21:53
Elevate Pro Cycling

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV96-ISU4AAMkk1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 19, 2015, 21:05
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWmwR3jWwAIGsHH.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWmppdzWIAEp-p_.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWmrZnpWUAAa_qz.jpg)
Not yet been posted
Changes compared to last season: Saxo gone (obviously), swapped blue for blueish grey, and they ditched the diaper shorts.
And Berto looking lean :win
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on December 20, 2015, 20:26
French teams are good with national champions' jerseys.
I don't expect Fortuneo-Vital Concept to diverge from that. :)

it's alright at least I guess

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWooNo7WsAARZBc.png)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 20, 2015, 21:26
it's alright at least I guess

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWooNo7WsAARZBc.png)
Yeah, I'm not over the moon either. We've seen better #champfr kits.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on December 21, 2015, 09:44
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWvVtYsWcAALXA5.jpg)

#wanty
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on December 21, 2015, 09:58
Yeah, I'm not over the moon either. We've seen better #champfr kits.

I don't understand the white panels on the bibs... the team kit bibs are black so these could just as well have been all red.

Has anyone seen the Danish one yet?? I begin to fear
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on December 21, 2015, 11:19
No change for FDJ and very little for Lotto-Soudal

https://twitter.com/EquipeFDJ/status/677926765998841856

https://twitter.com/Lotto_Soudal/status/677880588334952448

I do have a fondness for the FDJ blue from 2014... but there is something about the snowy white too. I am guessing the riders will gowith the blue bibs in the early season as they did last year.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on December 22, 2015, 08:29
(http://www.teamlampremerida.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/HP.jpg)
(http://www.teamlampremerida.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/HP2.jpg)
(http://www.teamlampremerida.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/HP3.jpg)

well...
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 22, 2015, 08:37
Same as last year right? Lol that background makes it look like a really cheap photoshoot :lol
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: pastronef on December 22, 2015, 09:06
the shoes are baaaaddd

but they have the NEW UCI LOGO on the jersey
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on December 22, 2015, 16:50
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWvVtYsWcAALXA5.jpg)

#wanty

Our kit is made by Kalas. Really good quality.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 22, 2015, 17:41
Our kit is made by Kalas. Really good quality.
And *cz Czech! :cool
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Michielveedeebee on December 23, 2015, 12:13
(https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12391977_1152779514732265_4548597539258784600_n.jpg?oh=07f0328550cfe82fafa648c34209762b&oe=56D5E688)

This will be ours! Not a pro kit, but it does look pretty damn good imo
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 24, 2015, 02:02
I think the UCI removed their unscheduled leaking of some team kits, but not before Biciciclismo managed a screen grab.

Cannondale (now without the Garmin suffix, apparently), Dimension Data, Orica, and most of the ProContis had not (as far as I had seen) been previously released.  The Cannondale kit looks to be what many hoped for/expected in 2015, the Dimension Data is about as boring as imaginable, and Orica might have some slightly different sponsor details, but otherwise looks unchanged.


(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138543/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-cannondale-y-dimension-data-001P.jpg)
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138543/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-cannondale-y-dimension-data-002P.jpg)
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138543/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-cannondale-y-dimension-data-012P.jpg)

These are the ProConti jerseys leaked that I don't think I had seen here previously:
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138544/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-16-equipos-pro-continentales-003P.jpg)
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138544/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-16-equipos-pro-continentales-004P.jpg)
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138544/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-16-equipos-pro-continentales-006P.jpg)
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138544/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-16-equipos-pro-continentales-009P.jpg)
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138544/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-16-equipos-pro-continentales-011P.jpg)
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138544/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-16-equipos-pro-continentales-015P.jpg)

Meanwhile (still unseen)Giant-Alpencin, LottoNL-Jumbo and Trek-Segafredo from the World tour, and 7 Pro Contis (Bardiani, Direct Energie, Rusvelo, Southeast,  Caja Rural-RGA, Funvic and Stölting) were spared the leak.

 
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 24, 2015, 08:43
I like ONE and also Novo Nordisk with the big logo. Cannondale is better than the black and green version last year but worse than the blue and green. Dimension Data is too ugly and boring for words omg. It just looks so cheap and bland and yuck. Whoever designed this should be fired.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on December 24, 2015, 09:06
Being a Cannondale fan, they do have plenty of wiggle room with me before I will criticise.

I don't mind Dimension to be honest.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: pastronef on December 24, 2015, 10:46
Dimension Data is a jersey I would buy and wear (instead of the black/white striped one on this year)

I like it very much. nice!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 24, 2015, 11:13
Dimension Data is a jersey I would buy and wear (instead of the black/white striped one on this year)

I like it very much. nice!
Go wash your mouth out laddy. It looks like the outfit of a local trash collection company.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: pastronef on December 24, 2015, 11:15
why?

is so simple and nice to see. kudos to them!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Michielveedeebee on December 24, 2015, 11:43
Dimension Data is a jersey I would buy and wear (instead of the black/white striped one on this year)

I like it very much. nice!

Meh, it'll depend on the shorts wether or not I like them. The shirt looks very bland to me.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 24, 2015, 11:43
Giant Alpecin virtually unchanged (although there is a bright red helmet):
(http://teamgiantalpecin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Mallot-alpecin-giant01-150x150.jpg)
(http://teamgiantalpecin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Mallot-alpecin-giant01-DETRAS-150x150.jpg)
(http://teamgiantalpecin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Cuolte-alpecin-giant-150x150.jpg)
(http://teamgiantalpecin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Culote-alpecin-giant-DETRAS-150x150.jpg)

But were you aware of the deep philosophical, nay metaphysical, significance of the kit? Team Giant-Alpecin continues to capture the team’s DNA through the two dominantly visible “Keep Challenging” stripes on the jersey. The left stripe represents the continuous development of the riders both as individuals and as athletes, and – in a collective sense – the development of the team as a whole. The right stripe represents the creation and continual enhancement of an elite sports environment. The stripes lead upward without interruption, indicating the continuity of both processes.

Except, of course, the stripes are interrupted by sponsor logos, so the overarching message is that "the creation and continual enhancement of an elite sports environment" is less important than avoiding dandruff. 

Worst example of corporate psycho-babble associated with cycling (unless, of course, you know otherwise).
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: DJW on December 24, 2015, 16:51


These are the ProConti jerseys leaked that I don't think I had seen here previously:
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138544/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-16-equipos-pro-continentales-003P.jpg)
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138544/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-16-equipos-pro-continentales-004P.jpg)
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138544/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-16-equipos-pro-continentales-006P.jpg)
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138544/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-16-equipos-pro-continentales-009P.jpg)
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138544/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-16-equipos-pro-continentales-011P.jpg)
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138544/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-16-equipos-pro-continentales-015P.jpg)


I didn't know One Pro had signed a former British road champion?
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 24, 2015, 17:57
I didn't know One Pro had signed a former British road champion?
Only following a habit started by Tinkoff, LottoNL and others.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: esafosfina on December 27, 2015, 18:54
I didn't know One Pro had signed a former British road champion?
House, innit...  ;)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 27, 2015, 20:05
I didn't know One Pro had signed a former British road champion?
Normally the *gb ex-champ bands would be red-white-blue though (like on the #champgb jersey).
So although #sky and #cult have had Union Jack bands for their ex-champs, that's not (yet) really setting a precedent for having the ex-champ bands change to that.



All that said, despite my fondness for tradition, I wouldn't be fundamentally opposed to British Cycling getting together with some good cycling kit designers and putting out a new 'blueprint' for the #champgb kit incorporating the *uk Union Jack, in a stylish way.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: DJW on December 27, 2015, 20:21


So although #sky and #cult have had Union Jack bands for their ex-champs, that's not (yet) really setting a precedent for having the ex-champ bands change to that.


Fair point, but all the same I'm not a fan of anything (whether it be stripes or flags) on sleeves / lapels unless they've been earned.

I did totally forget about House, I'm fine with it if it is for him but if it is simply following that done by WT teams as mentioned above then I find it immensely frustrating.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 27, 2015, 20:24
Fair point, but all the same I'm not a fan of anything (whether it be stripes or flags) on sleeves / lapels unless they've been earned.

I did totally forget about House, I'm fine with it if it is for him but if it is simply following that done by WT teams as mentioned above then I find it immensely frustrating.
Fully agree on that.
The UCI should make a rule about it! ;)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 27, 2015, 21:23
I didn't know One Pro had signed a former British road champion?
The kit on the UCI website doesn't have the *uk bands:
(http://ucibws.uci.ch/modulesdata/teams/2016/roa/jerseys/pct/roa-pct_one_2016.jpg)
Instead it has a very light Union Jack shadow on the white part of the jersey.
That could look awesome in real life, but not be too in-your-face. :cool
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: M Gee on December 28, 2015, 02:05
BMC

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWRyMTDWoAEQADL.jpg)

#bmc

OOOOOh! Taylor must be gettin' some "attention", on the side, of course.

Just watched a film about Steve Prefontaine, and it covered the fan adoration. Sotto voce for the fan sex. Women basically throwing themselves at him. And, of course, there is the vicy versa.

I was always too proud to throw myself anywhere. But I would not have been too proud to have engaged, should it be thrown at me! <sigh> But I was never good enough to be the throwee target! Hah!

I like the fact that BMC has been consistent in their design. No trouble ID'ing a BMC rider in 2016. Ok by me.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: M Gee on December 28, 2015, 02:09
(https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12391977_1152779514732265_4548597539258784600_n.jpg?oh=07f0328550cfe82fafa648c34209762b&oe=56D5E688)

This will be ours! Not a pro kit, but it does look pretty damn good imo
Nice kit.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on December 28, 2015, 09:06
(https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12391977_1152779514732265_4548597539258784600_n.jpg?oh=07f0328550cfe82fafa648c34209762b&oe=56D5E688)

This will be ours! Not a pro kit, but it does look pretty damn good imo
Every kit by BioRacer is a pro kit! ;)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Servais Knavendish on December 28, 2015, 12:37
The kit on the UCI website doesn't have the *uk bands:
(http://ucibws.uci.ch/modulesdata/teams/2016/roa/jerseys/pct/roa-pct_one_2016.jpg)
Instead it has a very light Union Jack shadow on the white part of the jersey.
That could look awesome in real life, but not be too in-your-face. :cool

Interesting to see how small main sponsors logo has become, they really are an owner funded entity, I know there is nothing new in that, but just surprised to see that so clearly rendered, in a year that there required budget must have doubled?
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on December 28, 2015, 15:31
OFFICIAL WT Kit rating 2016
#movistar Endura 7/10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTdkyhlWwAAP_vo.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTdkyiSWUAAMcCA.jpg)
A classic jersey that got slightly re-vamped, it seems the blue is slightly lighter and the green M is definitely bigger. I like these changes. What I don't like are the white pockets (WTF? Did they try to save ink?) and the Spanish champion kit is a travesty. :o
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CThou7nXIAAg_Ne.jpg)

#ag2r OneWay 8.5/10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUB8Y1sXAAAXeEi.jpg)
Another classic jersey, I like it very much. This year, they added a blue shoulder. Just a bit of extra color :cool hopefully the shorts are still brown :shh

#etixx Vermarc 8/10
(http://www.etixx-quickstep.com/images/gallery/album_1360/800X600/30f78015ae974d25b9edb6a170ea2ec8.jpg)
(http://www.etixx-quickstep.com/images/gallery/album_1360/800X600/4a2212e9a5e00d0b70facc411b4f5c53.jpg)
(http://www.etixx-quickstep.com/images/gallery/album_1360/800X600/72b3a1047398a1cabb31c8c2163a3642.jpg)
Nice! Both the jersey and Marcel (and his hair). Black shoulders are the only downside, and the Lidl logo. Sorry to all Germans but I associate Lidl with cheap German no-name supermarket crap. This is not what I want to see on Skittle :angry But I really like this new "royal" blue :cool

#iam Cuore 9/10
(http://www.iamcycling.ch/pro/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/23549260531_641f5f893b_b.jpg)
(http://www.iamcycling.ch/pro/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/IAM_2016_Press_Lunch_CransMontana_33.jpg)
Love it, very classy and will stand out nicely. Big kudos for the designers!  :cool

#tinkoff training Sportful 11/10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV2z2rCWsAAyayO.jpg)
Legendary just legendary, I was close to tears when I saw this kit, it is so iconic, 100000% would wear :cool

#sky Rapha 5/10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV7oGiLXIAAF_9r.jpg)
Oh it's black shocker. Sure it looks "classy" but beside that it's boring as heck. 1 bonus point compared to last year's jersey for the turquoise stripe which adds some form of color to this bland unimaginative over-priced piece of see-through mesh lycra.

#katusha 5/10
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2015/12/12/1/unknown_1_670.jpg)
No do not like. And why doesn't it have a logo of the kit producer? Did Ekimov sew each jersey together himself? This jersey is so much worse than last year's, it is just two boring shades of red with a big ugly logo (is it a K? Or is it Cyrillic?), bring back the Red Square skyline with flashes of fluo yellow, please. I guess the jersey will stand out somewhat, however let's hope they won't be in a race together with Cofidis a lot. Oh and the Austrian champ's jersey is an absolute disgrace.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWcdcbjWsAATpwr.jpg)

#astana MOA 7.5/10
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2015/12/12/1/bettiniphoto_0229633_1_full_670.jpg)
Same as last year, not bad but it's the same thing each year, still I really like the blue. Nibali's jersey could be better (full tricolore please).

#fdj b'twin 9/10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWh6zNoWUAAqUeV.jpg)
Very great design, no changes compared to last year. We'll see Tibs in white shorts again :D
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWl2O_LWwAEhe-6.jpg)

#jumbo Santini 6/10
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2015/12/14/1/shirt_003_670.jpg)
Not a fan but it's better than last year's cause it has less black. The balls look silly and I don't like this shade of yellow. With the yellow back they'll stand out though.
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2015/12/14/1/shirt_007_670.jpg)

#bmc Pearl Izumi 7/10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV9_xabWcAQ-3kb.jpg)
Classic design with just a bit more black. Still not a bad design.

#trek RSL 5.5/10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWWdVTkUEAABoOt.jpg)
According to their own twitter account "Only minor changes. Still the same pinstripe design. Simple. Classy." And boring, bland and corporate. At least it's not full black :barf

#lotto Vermarc 7/10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWc69m7WoAIGidp.jpg)
Same as last year. Very retro design but the all red doesn't stand out too much.

#tinkoff Sportful 9/10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWmppdzWIAEp-p_.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWmwR3jWwAIGsHH.jpg)
Yesss glow-in-the-dark radioactive fluoro colors! Still a bit undecided about the petrol grey shorts but I guess it will just take some getting used to.

#giant Etxeondo 6/10
(http://puu.sh/m746H/e1a0f991ac.jpg)
Not too bad, but it's black. At least they have red helmets.

#mtn ? 4/10
(http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/12/ROA-WTT_DDD_2016-copy-630x417.jpg)
What is this? I cannot find even 1 positive thing about this design. It makes me want to cry and not in a good way. Last year they had 1 of the nicest designs and now they have hands down the worst. Other teams have boring kits too, but at least the design still looks kind of good. This just looks like they put in 0 effort. I wanted to give this -10/10 but ok there are people who like it, so I won't do that.

#cannondale Castelli 7/10
(http://ucibws.uci.ch/ModulesData/Teams/2016/ROA/Jerseys/WTT/ROA-WTT_CPT_2016.jpg)
I like that it's full green and also keeps the argyle. It's better than last year's version which had black shoulders, but worse than last year's Tour jersey which had blue and green argyle. Maybe I'll like it even better when I see it in photos, depends if the green looks less bland in real life.

#lampre Champion System 8/10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CW0LR59XIAA2gLH.jpg)
I really like the bright colors, it would be even better without the dark blue though.

#orica Craft 6.5/10
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138543/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-cannondale-y-dimension-data-012P.jpg)
It's not bad but it's nothing special. Same jersey as last year.

Overall I'm disappointed, many jerseys are the same as last year and there's very few fun designs. At least there's some cool jerseys on PCT level (Nippo, Bardiani, ONE, Novo, Cofidis, Delko)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: M Gee on December 30, 2015, 02:57
Flo - it was too hard trying to quote bits from your LOOONG (but great!) post!

I love your comment about the Tinkov training kit - reminded me of Cipo's escapades - which were almost always fun!

You and I do not agree about style by and large, but I do agree with you about Tinkov and Garmin road kits. I know I made fun of Katusha's new design, but that was because it was easy to make fun of. I actually like that massive red presence. They will be easy to spot in the peloton.

And I love your post! Thanks!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: L'arri on December 30, 2015, 14:07
New name on the shorts ... Has Joker been axed? Hope not ☺

Joker is just a product of the Belgian National Lottery (i.e. Lotto :P) so if the team has found another minor sponsor, it will definitely take over the space.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: L'arri on December 30, 2015, 14:12
Dimension Data is too ugly and boring for words omg. It just looks so cheap and bland and yuck. Whoever designed this should be fired.

The shirt looks very bland to me.

I'm with Flol and Michiel on this one, I'm afraid. Dreadfully dull effort for such decent sponsors. I hope Castelli isn't responsible for it.

This season, my compliments go to Katusha and IAM Cycling.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Leadbelly on January 01, 2016, 10:28
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138544/la-uci-revela-los-maillots-de-16-equipos-pro-continentales-015P.jpg)

Verva looks pretty good in the flesh.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXmJhH6WYAIedye.png)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXl71h-WMAAV6q6.png)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on January 01, 2016, 11:04
for Dimension Data, the white turned black, compared to the version the UCI posted

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXnpBd3VAAIZORo.jpg)

doesn't make it any better though. Should be an easy job for CJ to create the smiley, that's all positive there is to say about it.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: pastronef on January 01, 2016, 11:24
oh yesss  :cool

https://www.twitter.com/faustocoppi60/status/682882238724370432
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Slapshot on January 01, 2016, 12:00
oh yesss  :cool

https://www.twitter.com/faustocoppi60/status/682882238724370432

Its the patented Chris Froome diet, put on a sky shirt loose 5 - 10 kg instantly..... :lol :lol
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 01, 2016, 12:07
Its the patented Chris Froome diet, put on a sky shirt loose 5 - 10 kg instantly..... :lol :lol
So if I put on 3 #sky jerseys underneath my cycling kit, I'll be able to climb with the pros? :D
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Slapshot on January 01, 2016, 12:09
So if I put on 3 #sky jerseys underneath my cycling kit, I'll be able to climb with the pros? :D

Jeeez!!! I'll need a dozen!!  :lol
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on January 02, 2016, 16:18
no idea if we already had #bardiani, came up on my timeline today

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXugyLxWMAAGWQ-.jpg:large)

Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on January 02, 2016, 23:02
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXvxVdOWkAEn6sA.jpg)

Sporting-Tavira were presented at half time of Sporting CP's game with Porto (perhaps in a middle finger-raising gesture, given the recent stories).

As much as I have been trained in recent years to abhor Sporting (and they do make it easy sometimes), I am pleased to see they have stuck with the classic kit.

Apologies for the slightly fuzzy picture.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on January 03, 2016, 03:24
The lack of kit, and even of a website, for the Direct Energie team was beginning to make me wonder if all was well with the project.  It turns out that although there is no website yet, they at least have Facebook and Twitter pages, and the kit is to be released on 15th Jan.

Are there any other major kits as yet unveiled?
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 03, 2016, 10:46
Sporting-Tavira:
(http://cdn.sporting.digitaljump.xyz/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/noticias/201601/ciclismoapresentacaoalvalade_0.jpg)

The famous green-white hoops immortalised by Joaquim Agostinho make a return to the cycling peloton! :win
The kit isn't changed much (if at all) from the classic Sporting hoops, with the team crest on the chest, green side panels and white sleeves. Sponsor logos are applied to the white hoops (and one of the green hoops), thereby not drawing attention away from the overall green-white.
The white shorts, though ... I appreciate that the football team plays in white shorts, but in cycling it's just not a good look. Point deducted for that; but overall a great kit.
9/10
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Leadbelly on January 03, 2016, 19:28
https://twitter.com/Bike76Com/status/683615087098068992

Those shorts are, shall we say, lacking some cohesion. Plus don't they know that green and blue don't go well together.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on January 03, 2016, 19:36
Whoa the shorts
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on January 05, 2016, 10:09
I can see a bit #fluo :)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX8sFJSW8AAIKJI.png:large)

forza Pippo
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on January 05, 2016, 10:20
Terrible kit that.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Michielveedeebee on January 05, 2016, 10:26
Terrible kit that.

I quite like it actually
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on January 05, 2016, 10:54
I can see a bit #fluo :)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX8sFJSW8AAIKJI.png:large)

forza Pippo
Designed by mythical Pippo, forrzzza !!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on January 05, 2016, 10:56
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138753/rigoberto-uran-con-el-maillot-del-cannondale-garmin-2015-001.jpg)
I feel cheated,  the UCI image showed a full green kit which would have meant less black :cool instead they went for almost full black with green shoulders :angry Terrible just terrible, I withdraw my earlier rating of this kit, now it gets a 4/10 just for disappointing me :angry
edit: apparently that's last year's kit
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on January 05, 2016, 10:57
for Dimension Data, the white turned black, compared to the version the UCI posted

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXnpBd3VAAIZORo.jpg)
Very boring all black, but it is not as butt-ugly as the white jersey so this gets 4.5/10 instead of 4/10.
Quote
Should be an easy job for CJ to create the smiley, that's all positive there is to say about it.
:D
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Michielveedeebee on January 05, 2016, 12:25
(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/noticias-galerias/138753/rigoberto-uran-con-el-maillot-del-cannondale-garmin-2015-001.jpg)
I feel cheated,  the UCI image showed a full green kit which would have meant less black :cool instead they went for almost full black with green shoulders :angry Terrible just terrible, I withdraw my earlier rating of this kit, now it gets a 4/10 just for disappointing me :angry
edit: apparently that's last year's kit

I am loving his closet! :D
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on January 05, 2016, 18:52
Green Argyle now confirmed.

https://twitter.com/Ride_Argyle/status/684439716167454720

That's going to take me like a month to make..! :fp
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: ansimi on January 06, 2016, 08:36
More argyle and less black is definitely better. But black shorts with a colourful jersey and not a lot of writing actually makes it look like hobby-cycling wear rather than pro.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on January 06, 2016, 09:22
I love the Cannondale one... matches the green trim on the bottle cages on my super six.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Leadbelly on January 06, 2016, 17:45
https://twitter.com/axeonhb/status/684781538651705344

Blue replacing the green from last year.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Leadbelly on January 07, 2016, 07:31
http://www.cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/continental/amore-amp-vita-selle-smp-la-maglia-per-il-2016

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2rpd8j7.png)

Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 07, 2016, 07:34
http://www.cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/continental/amore-amp-vita-selle-smp-la-maglia-per-il-2016

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2rpd8j7.png)
Team strategy:
Confuse the competition by wearing the same jersey as Armée de Terre. :fp
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on January 07, 2016, 08:01
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2rpd8j7.png)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX8sFJSW8AAIKJI.png:large)

Grey and fluo yellow is the new black.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Leadbelly on January 07, 2016, 08:10
or

(http://www.tinkoffteam.com/wp-content/uploads/TdF-2015-SD-Basso-Contador-Rogers1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Michielveedeebee on January 07, 2016, 08:12
or

(http://www.tinkoffteam.com/wp-content/uploads/TdF-2015-SD-Basso-Contador-Rogers1.jpg)

First thing I thought when I saw those other jerseys  :D
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on January 07, 2016, 12:42
mmmhh...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX3LJg2WwAQhf2p.png)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXqiDjfWsAAHOhx.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 07, 2016, 12:53
mmmhh...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX3LJg2WwAQhf2p.png)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXqiDjfWsAAHOhx.jpg)
Chris Anker, the champion of Tenmark. :barf
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 07, 2016, 12:55
mmmhh...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX3LJg2WwAQhf2p.png)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXqiDjfWsAAHOhx.jpg)

best kit of the year  :D
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: esafosfina on January 07, 2016, 14:58
best kit of the year  :D
Jesuswept... terrible pose! I like a bit of atmosphere and ANGST but fook that's bad... and the blk/blk shoe/sox combo ain't helping matters!!! Just saying...
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 07, 2016, 15:02
Jesuswept... terrible pose! I like a bit of atmosphere and ANGST but fook that's bad... and the blk/blk shoe/sox combo ain't helping matters!!! Just saying...

that´s what makes it so good, it is sooooooooooooooooooo bad that it Great  :D
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Capt_Cavman on January 07, 2016, 15:43
that´s what makes it so good, it is sooooooooooooooooooo bad that it Great  :D

The AG2R argument...


That one doesn't wash with me either.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Michielveedeebee on January 07, 2016, 21:54
The AG2R argument...


That one doesn't wash with me either.

AG2R's kit is classy yet modern. Loving. It. More. Every. Year.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 08, 2016, 10:07
http://roadcyclinguk.com/racing/uci-worldtour-2016-18-pro-cycling-team-kits-rated.html#krco856OvQsRwFf7.97

Dimension data is not official until the 15th of Jan and the Sky kit 4.5  :o

If Sky had of used their training kit I would have given them a 5 (http://www.stickybottle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/R10-600x600.jpeg)

but their race kit is imho not good at all
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on January 08, 2016, 10:12
Dimension data is not official until the 15th of Jan

 #didata

We have a smiley. Ergo, it's official.

EDIT - I mean, it's mainly black, but there is a logo on there if you look closely.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 08, 2016, 10:16
#didata

We have a smiley. Ergo, it's official.

EDIT - I mean, it's mainly black, but there is a logo on there if you look closely.

https://twitter.com/TeamDiData/status/685139407167438850

and there is a rumor that it might be really different from what the UCI posted

Rumor so who knows
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on January 08, 2016, 10:17
https://twitter.com/TeamDiData/status/685139407167438850

and there is a rumor that it might be really different from what the UCI posted

Rumor so who knows

The UCI posted the white abomination. The team have the black kit all over their social media accounts. I'd be surprised if they change it significantly 3 days before the first race of the season.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Flo on January 08, 2016, 10:37
#didata

We have a smiley. Ergo, it's official.

EDIT - I mean, it's mainly black, but there is a logo on there if you look closely.
You're right, when I zoomed to 500% I saw the logo :cool
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 08, 2016, 10:52
https://twitter.com/TeamDiData/status/685139407167438850

and there is a rumor that it might be really different from what the UCI posted

Rumor so who knows
Looks like it'll be black with a big fat Q on the back.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 08, 2016, 10:55
really cool I like that I think they got a lot of crap from dropping the Qhubeka name
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 08, 2016, 14:32
(http://www.directvelo.com/file_upload/11329.directvelo)

(http://www.directvelo.com/file_upload/11330.directvelo)

#3m
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on January 08, 2016, 15:02
(http://www.directvelo.com/file_upload/11329.directvelo)

(http://www.directvelo.com/file_upload/11330.directvelo)

#3m

Nice. I like it. I hate the slogan, but that isn't the cycling team's fault.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 09, 2016, 08:43
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYQ_JGLWAAAjEYq.jpg)

Same kit to #torku ? seems like it

edit no the black sleeve is now green
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 09, 2016, 08:45
It also seems NFTO have a new kit

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYGuOsqW8AA30AA.jpg)

#nfto
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 09, 2016, 08:58
#roompot keep the same kit

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYOORJtWQAA1Gb6.jpg:thumb)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 09, 2016, 09:09
The UCI posted the white abomination. The team have the black kit all over their social media accounts. I'd be surprised if they change it significantly 3 days before the first race of the season.

ok you were right  :(

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYRFn5bWcAABWOq.jpg)

now waiting for a image of the back
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on January 10, 2016, 23:57
seems to be the same as last year, but I don't think we have had this one yet, did we?!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xft1/v/t1.0-9/1937352_1689217148001586_3668468823009311357_n.jpg?oh=8c4b8ab27efaaff1d078b19d7be9607f&oe=570DAD8D&__gda__=1459477255_e44544e58182951a67dc9f1583e92ac4)

the black doesn't really fit, but apart from that it's great I think
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: 42x16ss on January 11, 2016, 03:35
Looks like it'll be black with a big fat Q on the back.
Yep, that's what Meyer, Haas and Renshaw wore at Nationals, with big Cervelo logos on the shoulders. Apart from the Q it was very bland.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 11, 2016, 11:11
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYD1-o7WQAQJWvR.jpg)

#aldro
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on January 11, 2016, 12:10
this is all news to me...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12400643_917307878353338_3280964137882722437_n.jpg?oh=a3b17802a8b990fcf64486dcf0eeb70b&oe=57086408&__gda__=1464086867_5ae3a8cf4b14d3ad2f6c92fa7e35bbbc)

I didn't know that "Sutter Home" (a winery from California) became the co-sponsor, nor that Marcotte signed for the team ;)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: L'arri on January 11, 2016, 12:45
(http://www.lederailleur.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/mourey.jpg)

Francis Mourey showing off the new Fortuneo-VitalConcept jersey in the CX Nats yesterday ... errrr ...  :P
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Leadbelly on January 12, 2016, 21:34
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYipCWDU0AAAQGG.jpg)

Krasilnikau's kit for Holowesko.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Joelsim on January 12, 2016, 21:37
(http://www.lederailleur.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/mourey.jpg)

Francis Mourey showing off the new Fortuneo-VitalConcept jersey in the CX Nats yesterday ... errrr ...  :P

Looks like the AG2R kit to me.

Dogsh*t brown.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on January 12, 2016, 22:03
We've seen the green argyle Cannondale kit but OMG check the socks[1] :luv :luv :luv

as Joe D says.. "they just ARE"

https://twitter.com/Ride_Argyle/status/686651413489958912
 1.  and in combo with these shoes
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 12, 2016, 22:06
#didata ARE going to reveal a new jersey on Friday, it appears:
https://twitter.com/TeamDiData/status/686909288904830976
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: 42x16ss on January 12, 2016, 23:15
Excellent, because the place holder jersey is b@tsh!t boring.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: L'arri on January 13, 2016, 08:13
#didata ARE going to reveal a new jersey on Friday, it appears:
https://twitter.com/TeamDiData/status/686909288904830976

(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2016/01/10/1/mens_national_rr_5264_670.jpg)

Surely it's the one that Meyer has already raced in.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Ram on January 13, 2016, 08:36
Not necessarily. See greenedge 2012

I would like a plain white kit that doesn't look like one where the designer has just puked out his alcohol.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on January 13, 2016, 10:45
https://twitter.com/TeamStoelting/status/687220825729150976

Stolting to go with Cuore....  :)

please let it be something as lovely as the  #iam IAM kit #BlueIsTheColour
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on January 14, 2016, 00:28
https://twitter.com/teamcibel/status/687225645991129088

 :cool

(Joeri Stallaert is the "Belgian champion Men Elite without contract" by the way, no idea in which races he is allowed to wear that jersey)

Pibernik's jersey at Lampre remained basically unchanged

(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2016/01/12/1/563848820_670.jpg)

still a piece of beauty
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 14, 2016, 09:08
An Post have a kit change, need a better photo though to see it properly

https://twitter.com/calvin_watson/status/687549465872494592
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: L'arri on January 14, 2016, 09:55
An Post have a kit change, need a better photo though to see it properly

https://twitter.com/calvin_watson/status/687549465872494592

As they say: "green and blue will never do"

Design risk. :P
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 14, 2016, 10:48
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYrBo7UUQAMljuH.jpg)

I forget if we have this
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Michielveedeebee on January 14, 2016, 13:03
https://twitter.com/teamcibel/status/687225645991129088

 :cool

(Joeri Stallaert is the "Belgian champion Men Elite without contract" by the way, no idea in which races he is allowed to wear that jersey)

Pibernik's jersey at Lampre remained basically unchanged

(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2016/01/12/1/563848820_670.jpg)

still a piece of beauty

all the not professional races he does
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 14, 2016, 13:03
https://twitter.com/teamcibel/status/687225645991129088

 :cool

(Joeri Stallaert is the "Belgian champion Men Elite without contract" by the way, no idea in which races he is allowed to wear that jersey)
:o :cool :D

This is nothing short of AMAZING!!!

He can't wear that jersey in UCI races, but in national-level races (especially in Belgium), it'll be a crowd pleaser! :cool
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: pastronef on January 15, 2016, 08:38
UCI website was right  :P

I like that very much. simple, easy. good job

https://www.twitter.com/AuDeloittian/status/687822465507065856
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Capt_Cavman on January 15, 2016, 09:46
As they say: "green and blue will never do"

Design risk. :P

Blue and green
Should never be seen
Except with another in between

The issue is not using blue and green, as both sponsors have a clear brand colour that would be impossible to avoid; it is not separating them with something else between the two.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: pastronef on January 15, 2016, 11:10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYm6RcMWwAEramT.jpg)

both Giant and Bora with red helmets abd black jerseys.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on January 15, 2016, 12:21
Not sure what it is about the plain black of that Bora design, but its a real grower on me.

Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: ansimi on January 15, 2016, 14:40
I can't read the main sponsor's name on the front of the jersey in the pictures of Dimension Data and Cannondale. I'm sure I'll be able to read it on victory pictures with the arms in the air but I would have thought sponsors would want more visibility than that.

The Bora/Giant similarities are most unfortunate.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 15, 2016, 17:08
Optum becomes Rally

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYxtA6rUkAAuVNq.jpg)

#rally
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 15, 2016, 17:09
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYxteGJWEAQ2ZPX.png)

Nice kit see how it is on the road on TV
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: M Gee on January 15, 2016, 20:42
UCI website was right  :P

I like that very much. simple, easy. good job

https://www.twitter.com/AuDeloittian/status/687822465507065856

Good heavens. Can they get any more boring than this? At least they stuck with black shorts. I don't much care for the light colored shorts. I do like the green tree on the back - or hand or whatever it is - but it looks so odd all by itself as it were. So far this one wins my vote for worst jersey of the year.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 15, 2016, 20:50
I do like the green tree on the back - or hand or whatever it is - but it looks so odd all by itself as it were.
It's a hand; compare with the Qhubeka logo and the team's "shield":
(http://bicycleschangelives.org/images/header-logo-qhubeka.jpg) (http://bicycleschangelives.org/images/team-shield.jpg)

So far this one wins my vote for worst jersey of the year.
I'm afraid I'll have to agree.
The black one was somewhat boring, but alright. This white one is just bad.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 15, 2016, 21:23
#ag2r AG2R La Mondiale
They keep the (by now well-known) design, but tweak it just a little bit. It remains to be seen if the shorts will be altered as well - a light blue panel on the all-brown shorts would be absolutely horrible.
But the jersey itself is nice.
7/10 (provisional)
I've previously given them 7/10; that was a provisional grade until I'd seen the whole kit:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYXOEzeWkAAMO84.jpg:large)
The all-brown shorts stay, that's good. And on the bike, the new kit is actually much better than the old one with two brown sleeves. The only things I don't like are the neon-yellow OW logos ... but I guess the kit manufacturer wants people to actually notice their logo.
8/10
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 15, 2016, 21:24
Some corkers this year. So 2016 will need to step up. Lotto and FDJ for example.
Guess which teams didn't change their jerseys at all? Lotto[1] and FDJ! :lol
 1. unless you meant LottoNL-Jumbo, not Lotto Soudal
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: pastronef on January 15, 2016, 22:42
It's a hand; compare with the Qhubeka logo and the team's "shield":
(http://bicycleschangelives.org/images/header-logo-qhubeka.jpg) (http://bicycleschangelives.org/images/team-shield.jpg)
I'm afraid I'll have to agree.
The black one was somewhat boring, but alright. This white one is just bad.

so there´s something wrong with me
 :P
I like the kit very much

no argyles, no lotto balls, no weird shapes

i do like it
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: M Gee on January 16, 2016, 03:46
so there´s something wrong with me
 :P
I like the kit very much

no argyles, no lotto balls, no weird shapes

i do like it

SOMETHING WRONG????? SOMETHING WRONG?????? No, dude. Nothing wrong with you. Style is NOT written in stone. Differences do exist in opinion. Just because you like something that is very ugly doesn't make you wrong. :lol  Oh, no, not at all. :)  Hehe. Besides, yer ma prolly didn't teach you any better, so how were you to know?  Besides, in a world of mauve, fluo yellow, psychedelic pink, gold-toned panels masquerading as flesh colored, (and I don't know what all else) a simple black and white outfit could be seen as calming. A pleasant relaxation for the eye, after being assaulted on every other front with contrast and brightness. Mmmmmeh, could be!

Don't wait up for the tortoise!

I've even gotten kinda used to the argyles. Ain't that weird!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Slapshot on January 16, 2016, 08:01
We've seen the green argyle Cannondale kit but OMG check the socks[1] :luv :luv :luv

as Joe D says.. "they just ARE"

https://twitter.com/Ride_Argyle/status/686651413489958912
 1.  and in combo with these shoes

AWESOME!!!!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 16, 2016, 16:12
so there´s something wrong with me
 :P
I like the kit very much

no argyles, no lotto balls, no weird shapes

i do like it
The thing is, the white #didata kit is simply so ... empty.
And it's accentuated even more by the black chestband - "we've crammed all sponsor logos above this, and we had no idea what to do with the lower half, so we just left it as is" empty.
Without the black chestband (and with the Dimension Data logo a bit lower) it wouldn't feel as empty to me.

The black sleeves with white é are fine; but the lower half of the front needs a makeover.
Get rid of the black chestband, and put something on there to make it less empty. Just about anything would do really:
A big green Dimension Data logo, the Q that's on the back, a silhouette of Africa ...
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: M Gee on January 16, 2016, 16:50
We've seen the green argyle Cannondale kit but OMG check the socks[1] :luv :luv :luv

as Joe D says.. "they just ARE"

https://twitter.com/Ride_Argyle/status/686651413489958912
 1.  and in combo with these shoes

Now, THAT is argyle. Wheeeuh. Maybe I spoke too soon about getting used to the argyle! These look like something my crazy uncle would wear for playing golf. To go with his plaid pants. But I like being able to pick them out in the peloton!

 :snooty  :lol

Actually, if C-dale are keeping the muted green argyle jersey, with the black shorts, those socks would provide a nice highlight note. Just don't stare, they might burn your retinas!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: M Gee on January 16, 2016, 19:04
Hey, folks! In case anyone gets tired of black and white, check out this kit:

https://www.facebook.com/XirayasdeSanLuis/

Cipo would  :luv :luv this squad! 


Good visibility!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on January 16, 2016, 19:38
Quote
Now, THAT is argyle. Wheeeuh. Maybe I spoke too soon about getting used to the argyle! These look like something my crazy uncle would wear for playing golf. To go with his plaid pants. But I like being able to pick them out in the peloton!

 :snooty  :lol

Actually, if C-dale are keeping the muted green argyle jersey, with the black shorts, those socks would provide a nice highlight note. Just don't stare, they might burn your retinas!


Hihi, I feel I should get on well with crazy uncle  :cool

I find myself buying into the whole crazy sock thing with my own as well... got a pair with orchids all over them at Christmas  :lol

and you're right, they'll go well with the kit, nice accents and that touch of craziness I like to see with the Argyle brigade. Hoping the racing will live up to socks  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on January 17, 2016, 18:15
a new jersey for #skydive Skydive Dubai, by the look of it

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CY7dT5mWMAEYT53.jpg:large)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CY6u0ADUQAAUrqe.jpg:large)

nothing too special, but I like Haddi's *ma National Champion Jersey  :cool
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on January 19, 2016, 08:26
Stölting:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xat1/t31.0-8/12615737_920589021369760_4106350104276156845_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on January 19, 2016, 08:37
Riding Rose bikes... a lot of class acts throw their legs over a Rose. ;)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: L'arri on January 19, 2016, 10:46
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2016/01/19/1/bettiniphoto_0230818_1_originali_670.jpg)

Skinsuit makes them look a bit fat. :P
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on January 19, 2016, 15:00
Wheelbase/Altura/MGT Cannondale.

UK domestic team based in the lakes.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 19, 2016, 16:15
Wheelbase/Altura/MGT Cannondale.

UK domestic team based in the lakes.
Is it supposed to be that muddy? :P
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Not My Circus on January 19, 2016, 16:38
Stölting:


It's OK, I think it could be a little busy... it's hard to tell without seeing it all. I do like the names on the back, though those Danish surnames are causing problems  :o  (he says it's being changed... #carbelreturns

(http://i64.tinypic.com/sxkgev.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on January 19, 2016, 16:54
Is it supposed to be that muddy? :P

Dont think so!!!

Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 19, 2016, 17:04
I do like the names on the back, though those Danish surnames are causing problems
:fp
That wouldn't have happened with someone bilingual to oversee things like this ... :shh ;)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on January 20, 2016, 09:35
Erm... no, I don't like it.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZI80lOWAAAXLwO.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: podgie on January 20, 2016, 10:14
I thinks it's great!  Love the Irish tricolour on the sleeves and collar
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on January 20, 2016, 10:20
I thinks it's great!  Love the Irish tricolour on the sleeves and collar

Oh, the champs kit is fantastic. But the normal one... not so sure.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on January 22, 2016, 18:51
Cylance-Incycle

(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2016/01/22/2/men_s_jersey_3d_670.png)

#incycle
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: M Gee on January 24, 2016, 05:06
Good heavens. Can they get any more boring than this? At least they stuck with black shorts. I don't much care for the light colored shorts. I do like the green tree on the back - or hand or whatever it is - but it looks so odd all by itself as it were. So far this one wins my vote for worst jersey of the year.

Whoa. I may have to change my opinion. Watching the TDU. That green hand on the back makes the team VERY identifiable in helo shots. Wuhu-oh. Good thing!

Maybe the kit designer had a bigger picture in mind than I gave credit for. I like the fact that I can pick the team out in a typical race shot.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on January 24, 2016, 07:42
Whoa. I may have to change my opinion. Watching the TDU. That green hand on the back makes the team VERY identifiable in helo shots. Wuhu-oh. Good thing!

Maybe the kit designer had a bigger picture in mind than I gave credit for. I like the fact that I can pick the team out in a typical race shot.
Yeah, the back is quite good.

But the front ... good grief. :fp
It's the absence of design more than actual design. Anyone can put a black band over something white - there's nothing original in that.



Unless it's supposed to symbolise the presence of an African (black) team in a predominantly European (white) sport ... but even then you'd have to come forward and explain it that way. Nobody has so far.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on February 02, 2016, 14:43
Wiggins...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBSQmwrsrdL/
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on February 03, 2016, 13:58
#alnasr Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaHvfGhWwAANJbB.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Leadbelly on February 12, 2016, 05:46
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ca9irRTW4AAE6p-.jpg)

#epm
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on February 15, 2016, 14:25
(http://i.imgur.com/JuUWwCC.jpg)
"Africa's Team", but not much interest or design investment in a major African jersey.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on February 15, 2016, 14:55
(http://i.imgur.com/JuUWwCC.jpg)
"Africa's Team", but not much interest or design investment in a major African jersey.
If they at least had continued to use last year's #champza design (only with different sponsors, obviously) - on a black or white background, I don't care.
But that is just a poor effort. In fact, it's not even an effort. :(
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Leadbelly on February 16, 2016, 07:06
Movistar (Colombian version)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbTajSwWEAALSyB.jpg)

Regulation Movistar kit?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbSJLW5W8AAjilo.jpg)

The top looks a bit mottled.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbQ6xzxWIAA37U6.jpg)

It's covered in escarabajos!

Good luck with that one CJ.  :P
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on February 18, 2016, 07:11
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbeqSHjWAAAoHLf.jpg)

#babydump

Baby Dump
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on February 18, 2016, 09:58
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbeqSHjWAAAoHLf.jpg)

#babydump

Baby Dump
I'm sorry, that team's called what now?!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on February 18, 2016, 10:04
I'm sorry, that team's called what now?!

best sponsor ever, the also used to sponsor races
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on February 18, 2016, 10:05
I'm sorry, that team's called what now?!
They're sponsored by a Dutch chain of stores where you can buy everything you'd need for your baby - at dumping prices.

Yeah, the corporate name isn't very well-chosen.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on February 29, 2016, 14:10
Not a new kit for 2016 (or at least, not notably different from the 2015 version), but I still really like the Bike Clube de Portugal (Liberty Seguros-Carglass) kit.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CcYMw2MXEAAHYjB.jpg)

Look out for it on the back of the super-talented, stars-of-the-future Oliveira twins when they return to road racing after the Track season.

The picture, by the way, is César Martingil winning the Volta à Maia, which represents the first round of the U23 Taça de Portugal. He finished 5th overall in the Volta a Portugal do Futuro last year, just behind his teammate Luis Gomes[1]. On the right is Fábio Mansilhas (Anicolor/Mortágua) and on the left Jorge Montenegro from the Spanish team Cortizo/CC Padrones.
 1. And three other people, obvs...
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Drummer Boy on March 01, 2016, 15:25
Horrid looking. (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/lotto-soudal-to-become-lotto-fix-all-for-paris-nice/)  :S

(http://cdn.mos.cyclingnews.com/2016/03/01/1/mg_0104_670-390-80.jpg)

Quote
The Belgian Lotto Soudal team has announced it will be known as Lotto Fix ALL and race in grey and white colours instead of its usual red and white at this year’s Paris-Nice, to promote the adhesive brand that is part of the Soudal company.

Clothing sponsor Vermarc will supply the team with special Lotto Fix ALL clothing. Lazer will do the same with special helmets and Ridley will gave the riders’ bikes special colours for Paris-Nice.

UCI rules allow for teams to make one colour or clothing design change per season and it seems that Lotto has obtained approval from the UCI to switch to the grey and white kit and use the Fix All logo as a second sponsor.

Not really worth watching, tbh.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vDvPW0PbB8
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: M Gee on March 06, 2016, 15:16
Watching the Etixx-QS kit in action at the Strade Bianche. Just seeing it on stage earlier, I thought it was kind of ugly. But in action - it's like a Nascar vehicle - so ugly with all the sponsors' sticker that it has its own panache. So ugly it looks ok.  :lol
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on March 09, 2016, 08:54
I know they dont use it but the Lotto fan kit is pretty decent...

http://www.vermarcsport.com/en/lotto-bike-wear-summer-package-men?return_uri=/en/cycling-clothing/P72
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on March 09, 2016, 11:52
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdGCfy3W0AAcgR2.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on March 09, 2016, 12:23
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdGCfy3W0AAcgR2.jpg)
Oh yeah. :cool
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on March 27, 2016, 11:20
totally missed that, although I watched Tirreno  :lol

I just saw some photos from today's Gent Wevelgem presentation and thought "wait, something has changed there"...
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on April 08, 2016, 11:49
The 2016 giro leaders jersies

 #pink

(http://www.all4cycling.com/shop/images/templatesetup/template1/201603HP-girostore1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on April 08, 2016, 12:29
A bit weird that it says 'Fight For Pink' on the #red #white #blue jerseys. Would have been a nice touch to have those say 'Fight For *colour of jersey*'.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on April 24, 2016, 12:52
new jersey for #funvic Funvic, as the sponsorship deal with Carrefour has expired after one year (no idea who makes deals like this though, ending in the middle of the season)

(http://brasilprocycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/funvic-bra.jpg) (https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/13007196_983988808350162_6408746885459958408_n.jpg?oh=831e980747076889125db86cf30f8a67&oe=57AB6D04&__gda__=1467091388_d65d1fca8dad9a706e1233ced1450d09)

edit: for cj *hint* *hint*

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xat1/v/t1.0-9/13012773_983456961736680_3812676935992746012_n.jpg?oh=dd8737efdedd36b9a6c370843d79801f&oe=57A50842&__gda__=1470798493_9a5c62d8cfff50757889e57fadb162ce)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on April 24, 2016, 16:48
new jersey for #funvic Funvic, as the sponsorship deal with Carrefour has expired after one year (no idea who makes deals like this though, ending in the middle of the season)
South American cycling works on different schedules than what we're used to in Europe.
But it's still massively weird. :S
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on April 24, 2016, 20:12
Team coloQuick-CULT have apparently decided to copy #mtn MTN-Qhubeka's kit from last year.
Or Juventus, Newcastle Utd, Notts County, St. Mirren ...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cg1HjB0UUAAjBnV.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: t-72 on April 25, 2016, 22:55
Team coloQuick-CULT have apparently decided to copy #mtn MTN-Qhubeka's kit from last year.
Or Juventus, Newcastle Utd, Notts County, St. Mirren ...

As cycling is going to Rio soon,  put Botafogo on that list! :)

Ninguem cala essa nosso amor!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on April 27, 2016, 16:43
Is it me or are Astana wearing a bit more yellow on their kit in the Tour of Turkey?

(unless its Vino4Ever or something).

Here is the Team GB cycling kit for Rio in the meantime...


(http://road.cc/sites/default/files/styles/main_width/public/team-gb-rio-2016-kit-01-lizzie-armitstead.jpg?itok=pqy54drs)

Lovely Lizzie  ;)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on April 27, 2016, 18:26
Is it me or are Astana wearing a bit more yellow on their kit in the Tour of Turkey?

(unless its Vino4Ever or something).
It's Astana City. A Conti team formerly known as Seven Rivers, and with lots of riders who were once part of Astana Continental.
In other words, something.

Here is the Team GB cycling kit for Rio in the meantime...


(http://road.cc/sites/default/files/styles/main_width/public/team-gb-rio-2016-kit-01-lizzie-armitstead.jpg?itok=pqy54drs)

Lovely Lizzie  ;)
I guess Stella McCartney 'designed' this again ... :S
Throwing a 1-colour coat of arms on top of the Union Jack, making both impossible to distinguish from a distance and/or at speed - this is about everything that can be bad about a cycling kit.

EDIT: How do the Northern Irish feel about not being represented at all by "Team GB"? :shh
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on April 29, 2016, 09:25
new sponsor + jersey for Southeast

(http://e01-marca.uecdn.es/assets/multimedia/imagenes/2016/04/28/14618660229881.jpg)

http://www.marca.com/ciclismo/2016/04/28/5722034a46163fa26f8b4653.html
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on June 06, 2016, 14:21
Team GB Masters kit for 2016 Amateur worlds...

(http://godfrey.co.uk/uploads/club/1464886649_full_cyc-elite-jersey-big.png)


As I failed to qualify in the TT, I couldn't really care less  :angry :angry :angry


 :D
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on June 20, 2016, 16:55
New #bora kit for the Tour. They'll promote the 2017 Düsseldorf Grand Départ with a logo on the sleeves, which are going to be white instead of black.
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2ymjgp3.jpg)

#tdfbora CJ, do your best! :D
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on June 21, 2016, 17:28
Finally, finally the #champus kit for #axeon Greg Daniel is there:
(http://images.cyclingtips.com/content/uploads/2016/06/GregDanielNatChampjersey.jpeg)
Here's the backstory:
http://cyclingtips.com/2016/06/stars-and-stripes-saga-the-backstory-behind-greg-daniels-missing-national-champions-jersey/ (http://cyclingtips.com/2016/06/stars-and-stripes-saga-the-backstory-behind-greg-daniels-missing-national-champions-jersey/)
USA Cycling didn't approve the design at first, then after lots of back-and-forth they did after all, but pointed out that the UCI might have issues with sponsor logos being outside the 'appropriate' places - something the UCI hasn't complained about on the team's #champie and #champlv jerseys.

A case of less-than-optimal communication, and who got to suffer the consequences?
The rider - and us fans who were eager to see what #axeon would do for a #champus jersey. :(
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Leadbelly on June 29, 2016, 09:38
*ee jersey for Raim.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13494912_718447891592105_3384036779291575285_n.jpg?oh=3f3f88ecb9407ca4de399ae2936aed98&oe=5836B24C)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on June 29, 2016, 10:23
(https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6186c0bed40648e8b68ba5ee/images/23b701c9-b711-480b-b4f7-3fe373432e66.jpg)(https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6186c0bed40648e8b68ba5ee/images/da21a7b1-c61c-43de-85f1-c74bc3d4d0fa.jpg)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmG3I44WkAAvGZP.jpg)

Quote
TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN INTRODUCES SPECIAL "JULY KIT" FOR TOUR DE FRANCE

Team Giant-Alpecin is proud to unveil the special-edition kit that will be worn by its riders exclusively in the 103rd edition of the Tour de France. The white “July kit” has been developed in close cooperation with the team’s premium-quality clothing partner, Etxeondo. The team maintains its recognizable design, referencing its DNA through the two dominant “Keep Challenging” stripes on the jersey.

CEO Iwan Spekenbrink (NED) said: “We are proud to present our special-edition white "July kit", which symbolizes a fresh start to the season after leaving behind the most challenging period in the team’s history.

“As everybody knows, we experienced a dramatic preseason, with the training accident in Calpe, Spain, injuring a significant part of our team. But we kept calm, stuck to our way of working and continued to focus on our long-term vision. Now, six months later, we are here at the Tour de France at full strength, and it feels like a new beginning again, as all the riders involved have recently returned to competition.”
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on June 29, 2016, 20:27
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmJD7f5WIAATj2C.jpg)

I like it sure it is dark but I like the new kit
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on June 29, 2016, 22:25
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmJD7f5WIAATj2C.jpg)

I like it sure it is dark but I like the new kit
No more confusion with all the other half-white, half-dark kits: #trek #topsport #stolting :win

Might now get confused with #movistar, mind. That might be a good thing though. :P
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on July 01, 2016, 13:02
#jumbo Groenewegen, good, as expected

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmRoJJLXYAA8JkT.jpg:large)

#tinkoff Majka and Kreuziger, bad, as expected

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmOliaZWEAIDgzJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on July 03, 2016, 15:52
As a note... I am about to head to the airport and fly home  :(

Tomorrow during the day is likely to be forty shades of awful, but I should have the time and mental energy to fix up the new kits on Tuesday.

Somebody give me a definitive list of the ones we need, please...
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on July 03, 2016, 17:54
Somebody give me a definitive list of the ones we need, please...
Your wish (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=7633.msg2215870#msg2215870) is my command! :cool
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Servais Knavendish on July 03, 2016, 18:34


Might now get confused with #movistar, mind. That might be a good thing though. :P

... what a riddiculous kit, another example of where tighter rules should be applied.  OK signal the new sponsor - but not by dressing up in Oxford street knock off movistar kit....  :S
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on July 08, 2016, 09:50
Stölting #stolting win the 2016 National Championship Kits award. End of discussion.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm0_DIZWcAASfyA.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: just some guy on July 12, 2016, 09:26
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnJo8RbWAAA1ZIJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on July 12, 2016, 09:42
Stealing from H, because she has both #champit kits in the same tweet.  :cool

https://twitter.com/Trudgin/status/752775557868314624
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: cj2002 on July 15, 2016, 10:30
The one we've all[1] been waiting for: #champpt

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnZVDUMWgAAYqur.jpg)

Not a bad effort - better than Lampre's kit for Rui, not as good as Nuno Bico's with Klein Constantia[2].

PS - I'm excited to see what Axeon #axeon do for Ruben Guerreiro.
 1. OK, just me then
 2. 
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on July 20, 2016, 20:11
this one is pretty cool as well

https://twitter.com/FumeauxJonathan/status/755738621542600704
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on July 21, 2016, 08:53
Its been a pretty decent, if not vintage year for kits.

With  #iam departing the scene next year the quality is likely to go down, but that will be offset by the loss of the dreadful  #tinkoff kit...

All to play for in 2017.
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: Servais Knavendish on July 21, 2016, 21:01
still no sign of Blythe's jersey?

Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: search on July 21, 2016, 21:09
apparently not. Is Valgren allowed to be so outspoken about Tinkoff's jerseys though? :D

https://twitter.com/MichaelValgren/status/751346413070651392
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on July 21, 2016, 22:49
apparently not. Is Valgren allowed to be so outspoken about Tinkoff's jerseys though? :D
Yes. Yes, in this case he is. They don't look good!
Title: Re: Kits 2016 season
Post by: LukasCPH on September 16, 2016, 16:21
After spotting him in today's Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen, I looked up Eugert Zhupa's #wilier *al jersey.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnYxB3aVYAEK8p2.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Chw6MpTVIAAKjIn.jpg) (http://albaniansport.net/new/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Ciklizem-Eugert-Zhupa-Giro-D-Italia-2016-close-up.jpg)

Too much white for my taste. How hard can it be to put the sponsor logos on a red background?
5/10