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Professional Cycling => Men's Road Cycling => Topic started by: Leadbelly on September 11, 2017, 11:43

Title: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Leadbelly on September 11, 2017, 11:43
#movistar

https://twitter.com/BorjaCuadrado/status/907190634968166401

Astana-esque
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Servais Knavendish on September 11, 2017, 11:51
#movistar

https://twitter.com/BorjaCuadrado/status/907190634968166401

Astana-esque

What was the design brief - "we are one of the most recognized teams in the peloton - can you water down the look, and make us far less noticeable..."   :S
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on September 11, 2017, 16:52
"Their kit must be the reason Astana beat us to the team prize in the Vuelta: let's make ours as similar to theirs as we can..."
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on September 13, 2017, 14:07
That is truly pants...

Can't wait for the 'cycling jersey podcast' police to get their hands on that one.

http://milltag.cc/news-1/cycling-jerseys-podcast



Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on November 03, 2017, 17:10
#didata ditch the black, at least on the jersey.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNpb2OGW4AAx_eZ.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNpb5jHXkAAdupW.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNpb8xtXUAUdGdG.jpg)
http://africasteam.com/2017/11/03/team-dimension-data-for-qhubeka-2018-team-kit/ (http://africasteam.com/2017/11/03/team-dimension-data-for-qhubeka-2018-team-kit/)
360° view:
https://twitter.com/DeloitteAthlete/status/926430454613512192

#cannondale scale back the green (and the argyle) in favour of #efd white and ... pink (or, in the case of the training kit, orange):
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNuGbIxUEAAY885.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNuGbI4UEAELSd3.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNuGbIeWkAAYn5a.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNuGbIfW4AA0IM9.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNuN8hdUEAIWpng.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNuN8hEWkAEDEER.jpg)
https://rouleur.cc/editorial/61104-2/ (https://rouleur.cc/editorial/61104-2/)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on November 05, 2017, 12:44
#nippo merge with #gm - and one victim of that merger is the colour orange which is scaled back a lot on the 2018 kit (made by Santini):
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNtQei9XkAIUZ9Y.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNtQeivXkAAfI6v.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNtQelWW0AAFiBb.jpg)
http://www.nippovinifantini.com/newsite/santini-nuovo-sponsor-tecnico-della-nippo-vini-fantini-europa-ovini-2018-2019/ (http://www.nippovinifantini.com/newsite/santini-nuovo-sponsor-tecnico-della-nippo-vini-fantini-europa-ovini-2018-2019/)
Also, the triangular blocks are replaced by a pattern of squares somewhat reminiscent of the green dots on the #bora jersey.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: t-72 on November 05, 2017, 12:53
Hmm.. the #didata new kit reminds me of the fact that the 2017 kit actually looked really good, as long as the users of said kit were not national champions. New one is definetly a degradation! (white is the new black?)

The #cannondale cannondale EF kit looks like Lampre met Bardiani and now they're all back with black!

I have seen some pictures where it looks like a bad idea, especially one of Rigo Uran outside (with lots of diffuse lighting but not direct sunlight) but yesterday Sep VanMarcke posted 8or I saw) a few images of him riding classic cobbles near his home with some threatening dark skies overhead...and it looks great!

https://twitter.com/sepvanmarcke/status/926733423062016000

compare with

https://twitter.com/RenaudB31/status/926746076048130048

Conclusion: fashion photography takes skills too!
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Servais Knavendish on November 05, 2017, 13:19
Hmm.. the #didata new kit reminds me of the fact that the 2017 kit actually looked really good, as long as the users of said kit were not national champions. New one is definetly a degradation! (white is the new black


Got to disagree there - we/ I gave many teams a kicking last year for over use of black - so it's good to see dimension data's corporate green take a more prominent role, plus they have properly reinstated dual rainbow sleeves for Cav so looks clean and crisp for me.  That said the bib shorts tweets were an epic fail l!!

Do agree with commentary on Sep tho - he looks fine! V :cool
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on November 05, 2017, 14:38
Do agree with commentary on Sep tho - he looks fine! V :cool

on that picture it looks like they may need to adapt it for the Giro though?!
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on November 05, 2017, 15:25
on that picture it looks like they may need to adapt it for the Giro though?!
They'll simply declare the Giro a training race. Problem solved. :D
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: t-72 on November 05, 2017, 16:09
on that picture it looks like they may need to adapt it for the Giro though?!

I don't think so ... there's a little bit more pink than the old Lampre outfit?
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Servais Knavendish on November 06, 2017, 19:23
They'll simply declare the Giro a training race. Problem solved. :D

The orange kit is fairly good in its own right, but not sure teams need to go down the football wormhole of multipe change kits, heh it's not like many cyclists actually 'dress up' in replica kit  :lol

Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on November 22, 2017, 11:22
(http://www.thebikecomesfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/PHOTONEWS_10675404-034-Copy.jpg)

I love this one.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on November 22, 2017, 11:23
Not sure if Puck Moonen wanted her haircut though...


(http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/11/PHOTONEWS_10675404-049.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on November 25, 2017, 14:54
(http://www.thebikecomesfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/PHOTONEWS_10675404-034-Copy.jpg)

I love this one.
Were the border between red and white actually chevron-shaped, I would give this 10/10 in an instant.
However, it isn't. It starts as a chevron, then tapers off into some indeterminable arc, and for absolutely no reason. It looks as if the designer couldn't quite decide whether he wanted angles or arcs, and chose not to choose. That was a poor choice.
I like the coloured dots on the lower back ... but they will be covered by race numbers.

Overall, 5/10.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Servais Knavendish on November 25, 2017, 18:55
Mmmm

Think it's way to close to this unsavoury lot:


(http://i65.tinypic.com/2zxr2nm.jpg)

 :shh

Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on November 25, 2017, 22:16
Mmmm

Think it's way to close to this unsavoury lot:
I see your point, but I don't agree with it:
Heraldically speaking[1], a downward-pointing chevron and an upward-pointing chevron are as different as night and day.

What I object to is not that they copy the design of Faema, circa 1968-1970. It is that they copy it poorly.
Have a look:
(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/68/fe/f7/68fef7c35dd685bcded01638702a0e44--cycling.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3688/13198668585_6e91302bab.jpg) (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0c/ca/4f/0cca4f11dc6b5eb1de7277c011ac064d.jpg)
 1. and what else is all this team kit judging but a modern spin-off of heraldry?
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Not My Circus on November 27, 2017, 11:02
Sky banish the black and go pale  transparent ... it's not a good thing.

https://twitter.com/TeamSky/status/935093993452589056

That blue box at the front is horrid. What were the kit designers thinking.
I quite like the back with the stripe and the names. I take it names are now allowed. I'm still so angry that IAM had all that trouble when they wanted to use them...

To be honest, if they had to go white I preferred the TDF 2017 kit

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/06/22/12/41A2966400000578-0-image-a-5_1498132424343.jpg)

**nope, sorry I can't resist the urge to comment that it should surely be grey ;)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on November 30, 2017, 11:36
What a poor kit by Sky.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Not My Circus on December 05, 2017, 09:49
A rather brilliant update  chapeau  #ag2r

https://twitter.com/AG2RLMCyclisme/status/937968564782419969
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on December 05, 2017, 10:56
Oooh thats a beauty.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on December 05, 2017, 11:00


What I object to is not that they copy the design of Faema, circa 1968-1970. It is that they copy it poorly.

Could it be that there is some sort of rights attached to the Marlboro pack that means they have to tweak the chevron slightly?
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 05, 2017, 13:23
Could it be that there is some sort of rights attached to the Marlboro pack that means they have to tweak the chevron slightly?
Marlboro, definitely. That could indeed be one reason why Faemino-Faema had a downward-pointing chevron. :cool

Faemino-Faema? Not impossible, but somewhat unlikely. Does the company even still exist?

It does[1]; but I think it unlikely that they trademarked the jersey design of the cycling team they sponsored in the 1960s.
I don't see any design-related reason to not keep the red-white border on the Lotto Soudal jerseys straight. If it appears to be straight when the riders are sitting on their bikes, I will take back every criticism I had about it. I just don't think that it will.
 1. http://www.faema.com/
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 06, 2017, 08:43
Skins in the January and February races?

https://twitter.com/EquipeFDJ/status/938326014941433856
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 06, 2017, 08:50
Skins in the January and February races?
Yeah, you don't need to copy-paste all that HTML cumbumble.
We have a bunch of clever programmers who made it so that the URL of the tweet, and nothing else, is quite enough. ;)

Like so:
https://twitter.com/EquipeFDJ/status/938326014941433856

(also edited your post to ease the eyes)


As for January & February, I imagine they'll just keep using the 2017 #fdj kit a bit longer. :)

As for the kit used from March forward, that's going to be a design challenge. Make the blue-white-red of FDJ look good combined with the green-orange-white-light green of Groupama ...
Could look great, could look like a discoloured Lithuanian flag threw up on a Tricolore. :=B
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on December 06, 2017, 12:17
more green for #bardiani in 2018

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQWulJnX4AEPtma.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 06, 2017, 20:48
more green for #bardiani in 2018

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQWulJnX4AEPtma.jpg:large)

Green with white and orange trim: a bid for Irish support that will be thwarted by the existence of AquaBlue?
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 07, 2017, 16:27
It is shaping up to be a good year for kits.

Another good one:
https://twitter.com/quickstepteam/status/938725233342771200
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on December 07, 2017, 16:30
Green with white and orange trim: a bid for Irish support that will be thwarted by the existence of AquaBlue?

more of a throwback to the "good" old days, by the look of it ;)

(http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2008/12/sella_podium.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 07, 2017, 21:46
#quickstep improve on their already-decent 2017 kit by a lot:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQcFboVVwAADwYJ.jpg)
http://www.quickstepfloorscycling.com/en/news/detail/quick-step-floors-unveil-2018-jersey/3408 (http://www.quickstepfloorscycling.com/en/news/detail/quick-step-floors-unveil-2018-jersey/3408)
I approve. :cool


I know I wanted #bora to add more green - but not like that!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQdlnvAU8AA5798.jpg)
It looks like a combination of the worst parts of #trek16, #didata17 & #teamru to me.
Others have likened it to this ...
https://twitter.com/flammecast/status/938866136225124352
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 07, 2017, 22:26
Pacers!

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/dc/d5/76/dcd576fcf6a9a52115728f020b7d42ba.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 08, 2017, 18:07
Very little change from last year, but a bit less black.  Just about different enough from the new look Movistar

https://twitter.com/AstanaTeam/status/939182593723060225
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 08, 2017, 22:00
More of the same for #gazprom & #burgos:
(http://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2017/12/03/171203021641423374.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DP6ealeXcAENuIx?format=jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Leadbelly on December 09, 2017, 18:02
#memil

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/939522351666008064/MyAmKted_400x400.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 09, 2017, 20:24
(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/939522351666008064/MyAmKted_400x400.jpg)
Good grief, that will take some time and effort to turn it into a kit smiley.
Teams below a certain level shouldn't be allowed such complicated kits.


 ;)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 09, 2017, 20:40
Looks like Archieboy will have a new favourite team next season.

(https://scontent.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p235x350/24909780_784110128466585_2310689558231554400_n.jpg?oh=8687ed34592cbc8b37e91e6f0cadae65&oe=5AD056A3)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 10, 2017, 11:39
New *pt Conti team #miranda Miranda-Mortágua:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQofzUDWAAAFvoz.jpg)
Nice and simple, yet distinctive. Me likey. :cool
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 11, 2017, 09:32
There has been some redressing of the excess of black in the peloton in recent years, but 2 kits today swing the pendulum back in that direction.

After years of barely perceptible changes (other than Tag arm patches), BMC keep the same basic template but with much more black
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQwS5fxVwAAjcPK.jpg:small)


While Orica becomes Mitchelstown, and their dark blue becomes either black or an even darker blue (can't be sure in this pic)
(http://www.greenedgecycling.com/cms_uploads/images/10146521_launch_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on December 11, 2017, 09:37
interesting how BMC step by step managed to turn a good, classy kit into a terrible one. That blue collar... :fp
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: M Gee on December 11, 2017, 12:15
Looks like Archieboy will have a new favourite team next season.

(https://scontent.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p235x350/24909780_784110128466585_2310689558231554400_n.jpg?oh=8687ed34592cbc8b37e91e6f0cadae65&oe=5AD056A3)

Well.

At least we'll be able to sort them out in a peloton.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: just some guy on December 11, 2017, 13:13
interesting how BMC step by step managed to turn a good, classy kit into a terrible one. That blue collar... :fp
  this
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 11, 2017, 14:00
After years of barely perceptible changes (other than Tag arm patches), BMC keep the same basic template but with much more black
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQwS5fxVwAAjcPK.jpg:small)
There's only very slightly more black than on the 2017 kit:
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2chaqhk.jpg)

As for the blue collar ... :fp
The less said, the better, really.

https://twitter.com/saddleblaze/status/940176206292451328

Since the TAG Heuer logo already has some green, I'm curious to see which yellow-coloured sponsor they bring on for 2019.
:shh
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on December 11, 2017, 14:08
That BMC kit is an utter clunker isnt it.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 13, 2017, 17:58
#aquablue stick with what's worked so very well this year:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ8OcJxW4AALT0o.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ8OcJtXkAEPSXx.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ8OcJvWsAA8kds.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ8OcJ2WAAAm4LX.jpg)
http://www.aquabluesport.com/blog/team_kit_2018.html (http://www.aquabluesport.com/blog/team_kit_2018.html)
I approve. :cool

Only real difference (apart from new sponsor logos) are those shapes on the sleeves, which are ... tiny shamrocks!
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 13, 2017, 20:39
The carrots are back! :carrot

#fundacion Fundación Ciclista Euskadi
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ886OlWkAIaVXA.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 14, 2017, 09:39
#trek17 Trek-Segafredo reduce the black significantly for #trek 2018:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ_iD8iXUAAhN-a.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ_n3ocW0AA1uBG.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ_im1xXcAAmiTt.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ_im-LXcAEN9Nk.jpg)
(neon-yellow is the training kit, red the race kit)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 14, 2017, 09:52
And #movistar Movistar have put on their (already long-known) kit today too:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ_4akuW4AAhB2e.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 14, 2017, 11:18
#novonordisk17 show BMC how it's done, throwing their old design out entirely and adopting a whole new #novonordisk one:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRALjK5WAAETSMT.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on December 14, 2017, 12:09
The carrots are back! :carrot

#fundacion Fundación Ciclista Euskadi
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ886OlWkAIaVXA.jpg)

Much missed and a most welcome return.

Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 14, 2017, 20:42
#trek17 Trek-Segafredo reduce the black significantly for #trek 2018:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ_iD8iXUAAhN-a.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ_n3ocW0AA1uBG.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ_im1xXcAAmiTt.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ_im-LXcAEN9Nk.jpg)
(neon-yellow is the training kit, red the race kit)

Will they use the Liquigas/Cannondale tribute kit in the Vuelta?
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 14, 2017, 21:41
Will they use the Liquigas/Cannondale tribute kit in the Vuelta?
The regular kit has a rather red jersey, I agree.

But the Vuelta hasn't in the past been as adamant that teams change their conflicting kits as the Giro or, in particular, the Tour.

Of course, the egregious redness of this kit might make them change their mind.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 14, 2017, 21:51
#quickstep *ec Jhonatan Narvaez:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ_tNf9WkAE7NrX.jpg)

I approve! :cool
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 14, 2017, 21:56
#bahrain Bahrain-Merida:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRCddwHX0AE6Obf.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRCde21XcAAwdEm.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRCdf1VWkAg0HYU.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRCdgwKWAAEZLmB.jpg)
http://teambahrainmerida.com/bahrain-merida-presented-new-jersey-for-2018/ (http://teambahrainmerida.com/bahrain-merida-presented-new-jersey-for-2018/)

Oh my. Not at all sure that adding Merida's neon light-green to this kit is a good idea. :S
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 15, 2017, 09:40
Auber 93 has a complete makeover with the introduction of new sponsor St Michel:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRE1MRcW0AA0Bq1.jpg)

:cool
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on December 15, 2017, 12:58
Auber 93 has a complete makeover with the introduction of new sponsor St Michel:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRE1MRcW0AA0Bq1.jpg)

:cool

Lovely kit to go with lovely biscuits/galettes.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 15, 2017, 13:10
#sunweb Team Sunweb stays exactly the same ... except for including a new, 'sparkling' Sunweb logo on the back:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRFhEgFWsAEyVQU.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRFhFiVWkAEtPpF.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRFhGUmXcAA1sR5.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRFhG9wWsAAf1yT.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRFlTyWX4AACQx-.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRFlUacW4AAfagY.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRFlU2pXUAEgpbg.jpg)

Finally a kit smiley that needs no adjustment whatsoever. :D
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 16, 2017, 08:00
#wbva switch around the placings of sponsors Veranclassic & AquaProtect (and their background colours). No change otherwise:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRG9pLTX4AU1Qc2.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRG9pLAX4AcQISo.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRG9pLXXkAAQx2r.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRG9pLOXkAA_jpT.jpg)

#holowesko introduce a lot of colour in a marked departure from their very dark 2017 kit: :cool
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRGkCKkXkAA0afh.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRHDofcX0AAvsWf.jpg)
http://www.hincapieracing.com/holoweskocitadel-p-b-arapahoe-resources-reveals-2018-jersey/ (http://www.hincapieracing.com/holoweskocitadel-p-b-arapahoe-resources-reveals-2018-jersey/)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 18, 2017, 12:49
#novonordisk throwing their old design out entirely and adopting a whole new one
And here's an explanation of (some of) the thoughts behind the new kit:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRVGxffV4AIk6_y.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 18, 2017, 15:17
Who can spot what's changed at #delko Delko Marseille Provence KTM? :D
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRVn6vUWAAADG0y.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRVn_kVWAAALrm-.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRVsw2xXkAIEFgR.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: t-72 on December 18, 2017, 23:24
Yet one more sponsor in the name now?   :lol
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Leadbelly on December 19, 2017, 19:18
#trevigiani

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRQr05-XcAEiSvm.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on December 19, 2017, 22:22
#amore Amore e Vita - Prodir

(https://scontent-frx5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/25399018_1700583049962548_4365959718734458363_n.jpg?oh=6ab622709e96145b9312060b25061fb2&oe=5ACE0F92)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 20, 2017, 07:20
Yet one more sponsor in the name now?   :lol
Wrong. Try again. :P
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on December 20, 2017, 09:41
I like

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/51/2/1513714654-zakharov.png)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on December 20, 2017, 12:43
#amore Amore e Vita - Prodir

(https://scontent-frx5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/25399018_1700583049962548_4365959718734458363_n.jpg?oh=6ab622709e96145b9312060b25061fb2&oe=5ACE0F92)

Nice to have Prodir back after their period co-sponsoring Saunier Duval
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Leadbelly on December 22, 2017, 09:02
#rally

https://twitter.com/Rally_Cycling/status/943874526735228929

#aevolo

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

Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 22, 2017, 09:59
Nice touch on the #jumbo kit: Every rider could pick a personal Lotto number. :cool
https://twitter.com/LottoJumbo_road/status/944142506916237313
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 29, 2017, 17:53
Fortuneo-Oscaro becomes Fortuneo-Samsic and brings back the Breton black-and-white in style: :cool
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSOuCCJW0AkK0Xe.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSOuCEwWAAEF12R.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSOuCcFX4AYLAzR.jpg)
http://www.team-fortuneo-oscaro.fr/team-fortuneo-samsic-nouveau-nom-nouveau-maillot/ (http://www.team-fortuneo-oscaro.fr/team-fortuneo-samsic-nouveau-nom-nouveau-maillot/)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 29, 2017, 18:05
From the UCI website ...
A couple of kits that don't change much (if at all): #fdj[1] #uae #androni #ccc #direct #uhc
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSD_qseWAAAGjUy.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSD_tybXcAAh9jw.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSD_u-vW4AA8bqh.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSEBlfqXkAImZdh.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSEBoCXW0AEOOCg.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSEBq4pWkAA75hZ.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSEBx9aX0AAYJ6v.jpg)

And a couple of kits that do change quite a bit: #wanty #euskadi #axeon
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSEExv2WAAA0DoO.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSEE3lbXcAAHkJR.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSEFvkjX0AA2ULP.jpg)
 1. for now, new kit from 1 March when Groupama joins as new title sponsor
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 29, 2017, 18:06
And #uae *eu Alexander Kristoff:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSO4snVWkAEnPMg.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on December 29, 2017, 23:13
Oh, and the *co Colombian national team will race in a #teambe Belgium-inspired kit from now on:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSO0nZjX4AIoNJD.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSO0qRJWkAAPeoN.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on January 01, 2018, 10:54
(http://www.ciclo21.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/aru-uae.png)

 :lol :D :lol

:fp
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on January 01, 2018, 11:50
UAE happy to accomodate national champions of countries featuring the same colours in their flags as UAE has: OK for Italy, Hungary, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya (!), Yemen, Trinidad, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Poland, Peru, Bela Rus, Hungary, Oman, Albania, Bangladesh, Morocco.

Other riders had best not enter NCs.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on January 04, 2018, 15:46
there's an updated version of it now which is a bit better at least

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DStBL9YW4AAbaNj.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: L'arri on January 31, 2018, 10:52
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2018/01/31/1/du2zipywsaakryv_670.jpg)

Like a club jersey where half the local sponsors have withdrawn their support.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on January 31, 2018, 12:59
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2018/01/31/1/du2zipywsaakryv_670.jpg)

Like a club jersey where half the local sponsors have withdrawn their support.
That's unduly harsh, in my opinion. I like it.
It's not as great as the #fdj kit they had until now, but then, what is!?

This is a clean jersey that has neither any inexplicable design elements (looking at you, #bora) nor too many cooks[1] spoiling the broth[2] (yes, #bmc, you should stand in shame). It's also not as 'empty' as #mitchelton, #jumbo or #astana that have hardly any design at all.
 1. sponsors wanting their logo & corporate colour prominently displayed
 2. kit
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: L'arri on January 31, 2018, 13:29
Yeah they have another sponsor to satisfy but 2013 and 2009 were real highpoints:

(https://www.matosvelo.fr/public/Matos-pro/Peaux-cuissards/fdj-maillot-aerofit-9-bleu.jpg)

(http://www.platrerie-peinture-maconnerie-43.fr/images/category_59/%202016%20Nouveau%20FDJ%20Maillot%20Cyclisme%20court%20manche%20court%20Blanc%20%20dcm_67457.jpg)

2017's is totally reactionary by comparison. If I were the marketing bosses at Groupama, I'd be peeed too, since that logo (normally yellow on green) is completely lost in this design. I think they wanted to stick with their tradition but they were too hasty and bungled it.

For me, #lotto is probably the best of an uninspired WT bunch this season but there isn't much competition.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on February 05, 2018, 23:17
more blue for #damico this year:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTwi1tyWAAAJn9s.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on February 05, 2018, 23:34
more blue for #damico this year:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTwi1tyWAAAJn9s.jpg:large)
My reaction to that, in three smileys:
 :o

 :D

 :cool
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: L'arri on February 06, 2018, 07:50
more blue for #damico this year:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTwi1tyWAAAJn9s.jpg:large)

(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/09/11/2/mov_kit_670.jpg)

Not likely to be in the same race but I don't think I've ever seen two kits more similar in the same season.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on February 06, 2018, 09:13
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/09/11/2/mov_kit_670.jpg)

Not likely to be in the same race but I don't think I've ever seen two kits more similar in the same season.
I have: :P
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQilg7jW0AAbWOs.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Leadbelly on February 20, 2018, 19:23
#ecuador

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWfnjWxXkAYTTcB.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on February 20, 2018, 22:24
That's Movistar Ecuador (CT), not the WT team having thought better of their colour change having seen them ride alongside Astana a couple of times.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on February 24, 2018, 10:54
*mx #canels Efren Santos
(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27072678_1783522058620353_3033957316613513710_n.jpg?oh=18ac57ae396b155f17c7752413d88e4b&oe=5B1091D6)
I'd love to see the Eagle-on-Cactus-devouring-a-Serpent on the kit, but I've heard that the Mexican federation isn't keen on that.
8/10
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on February 24, 2018, 11:24
The Austrian Conti team from Graz formerly known as WSA-Greenlife and the German track team formerly known as Maloja Pushbikers merge to form the WSA Pushbikers.
Here's their new kit:
(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27867175_1859056971052734_141406503044323705_n.jpg?oh=38648b5123a74f2d29176f5e7ba68f03&oe=5B1CAF86)
Those narrow black lines? They're bicycle chains!
(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27858211_1859039581054473_6270490589070252376_n.jpg?oh=250bc3260f7488f8e5f973bf5fdf02b0&oe=5B1CA034)
I like it. :cool
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on February 25, 2018, 21:30
*al #tarteletto Ylber Sefa
(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28279048_958662134290086_775871241210783534_n.jpg?oh=bfebad600ff3decdaae045d7796c14ac&oe=5B175290)
Yellow -> red, blue -> black, smaller sponsor logos to make room for the eagle on front & back (and even on the shorts) - this is how you do a champion's jersey.
10/10
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: M Gee on April 21, 2018, 23:17
Hey! Has anybody noticed Bahrain-Merida's Rudy helmets? Vincenzo was riding with the Racemaster 2018, and it looks like it has an integrated TV antenna! Better radio reception, anyone? Live broadcasting, maybe?  :lol

What's up with that?
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2018/04/18/2/bettiniphoto_0328196_1_originali_670.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: L'arri on April 23, 2018, 13:55
Hey! Has anybody noticed Bahrain-Merida's Rudy helmets? Vincenzo was riding with the Racemaster 2018, and it looks like it has an integrated TV antenna! Better radio reception, anyone? Live broadcasting, maybe?  :lol

What's up with that?
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2018/04/18/2/bettiniphoto_0328196_1_originali_670.jpg)

It seems to be an aero and airflow compensation for what is otherwise a fairly flat rearside of the helmet.

That flat shape is due to something called a "Garage Eyewear Dock", in which the rider can sit his/her (Rudy) sunglasses at the back of the helmet. Not much else than that as far as I can see.

(https://www.bikeworldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/racemaster-all-angles.jpg)

Nibali's version is definitely more skeletal than the production issue though, perhaps to save a few grams or else just to test out an evolved version for future sale.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: M Gee on April 24, 2018, 15:12
It reminds me of the tailfins on cars in the late 50's. ;)  Maybe Vincenzo needs a spoiler to keep his rear wheel grounded.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on April 30, 2018, 09:22
don't think we've had him already?!

#trevigiani Abderrahim Zahiri

(http://www.uctrevigiani.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/arrivo-Abderrahim-Zahiri.jpg)

A pretty easy approach but I like the red on the bib and sleeves
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on April 30, 2018, 11:26
#trevigiani Abderrahim Zahiri

A pretty easy approach but I like the red on the bib and sleeves
Nice! :cool
Maybe using the regular design, but replacing blue with red & putting the green star somewhere would look even better ... but this is already very good.
And as there's no real tradition for *ma champion's jerseys, I don't mind the "white with flag" design.
8/10
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on June 01, 2018, 10:24
Sky's jersey for the Tour:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dei2XBpX0AIjIvS.jpg:large) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dei2XmjWkAAh0_1.jpg:large)

about as ugly as it can get :cool
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Capt_Cavman on June 01, 2018, 10:57
Sky's jersey for the Tour:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dei2XBpX0AIjIvS.jpg:large) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dei2XmjWkAAh0_1.jpg:large)

about as ugly as it can get :cool

The jersey's not great either.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: L'arri on June 01, 2018, 11:57
Sky's jersey for the Tour:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dei2XBpX0AIjIvS.jpg:large) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dei2XmjWkAAh0_1.jpg:large)

about as ugly as it can get :cool

Looks glued on, that black panel.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Ram on June 01, 2018, 17:48
Fwiw, the ocean rescue part itself is something they've had on the "Turn The Tide on Plastic" boat in the VOR. A blue boat there, which does not look like a garbage bag.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on June 13, 2018, 20:59
Sky's jersey for the Tour:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dei2XBpX0AIjIvS.jpg:large) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dei2XmjWkAAh0_1.jpg:large)

about as ugly as it can get :cool
My verdict (on the kit only; quite a bit could be said about the whole 'Pass On Plastic' effort - feels like greenwashing, though I'm not deeply involved in the matter):
It's bland. Very bland. The black panel doesn't seem to make any sense - ocean blue would both have had an obvious connection to the ocean and have looked far better.
And the orca on the back is just corny to the max.

3/10
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: t-72 on June 13, 2018, 22:51
The orca makes sense if you consider the competition.   :o
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on June 17, 2018, 13:39
I found this:
U23 *si #ljubljana Ziga Jerman
(https://scontent-frx5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29597656_364102570743367_6083745531920081497_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=006e4fdc383c3dd0f59e29abb07dc23c&oe=5BAEF667)
No. Just no. Absolutely not, under no circumstances.
It has the flag's colours in the right order, but that's about all.
1/10
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: L'arri on June 20, 2018, 13:00
I found this:
U23 *si #ljubljana Ziga Jerman
(https://scontent-frx5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29597656_364102570743367_6083745531920081497_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=006e4fdc383c3dd0f59e29abb07dc23c&oe=5BAEF667)
No. Just no. Absolutely not, under no circumstances.
It has the flag's colours in the right order, but that's about all.
1/10

Yeah you would have thought that, since it's a home-registered team, they would have made more of an effort.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on July 23, 2018, 19:49
#aquablue Conor Dunne

(https://gallery.mailchimp.com/9207e23add257644793ad875a/images/b8d91600-c501-4c73-a127-d06abeed2a0b.jpg)
(https://gallery.mailchimp.com/9207e23add257644793ad875a/images/c685637f-f990-4c5d-91e9-b365d5091c51.jpg)

http://www.cyclingireland.ie/cycling-news-item/dunne-unveils-new-irish-national-champions-jersey/19095

I don't like
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on July 24, 2018, 18:21
 <3

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Di4CkUtUUAA-EKC.jpg:large)
(https://scontent-frx5-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/e8014946f19d8e515ebc55576cfd5de1/5BF1247A/t51.2885-15/e35/37004095_774084586286080_1547744404880490496_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on July 27, 2018, 07:58
#akros Stefan Bisseger (Swiss U23 ITT champ)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjF6vEoX4AA9pBJ.jpg)

 :cool
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Leadbelly on July 28, 2018, 21:15
#uae VSL

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjNXg_wW4AAvQ_H.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on July 28, 2018, 22:39
#uae VSL

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjNXg_wW4AAvQ_H.jpg)
Could be worse, I guess.
Could definitely also be better!

I wonder why they don't use the flag they have on the regular jersey and simply replace that with whichever flag a rider is champion of?
It wouldn't be great, but it would at least show that someone made an effort.
This and Aru's jersey in the first half of the season looks too much like the template "slap flag on mostly white team kit with smaller sponsor logos". :(
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Leadbelly on August 05, 2018, 21:05
https://twitter.com/Cyclingnewsfeed/status/1026189607002669056
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on August 05, 2018, 23:11
Could be worse, I guess.
Could definitely also be better!

I wonder why they don't use the flag they have on the regular jersey and simply replace that with whichever flag a rider is champion of?
It wouldn't be great, but it would at least show that someone made an effort.
This and Aru's jersey in the first half of the season looks too much like the template "slap flag on mostly white team kit with smaller sponsor logos". :(
That is exactly what they did with the first draft of Aru's jersey, and it was almost universally ridiculed (including by Aru himself, IIRC), and rapidly changed.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: t-72 on August 06, 2018, 06:39
#uae VSL

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjNXg_wW4AAvQ_H.jpg)

Makes me think it would be better he lost the race  :angry
They even got the proportions wrong :(

Possible state religion issues dictate it will be a small flag, I guess. It is a bit of a stretch to ask an islamic main sponsor for a larger cross...
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on August 14, 2018, 12:59
looks like #lotto Campenaerts is not going to wear his European champion jersey. Or can they just swap it as they like?

(https://scontent-frx5-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/69b03728fd5a67d66c5f632167314090/5BF0D9E4/t51.2885-15/e35/38198294_257310621552463_1533019062261514240_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: L'arri on August 14, 2018, 13:18
looks like #lotto Campenaerts is not going to wear his European champion jersey. Or can they just swap it as they like?

(https://scontent-frx5-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/69b03728fd5a67d66c5f632167314090/5BF0D9E4/t51.2885-15/e35/38198294_257310621552463_1533019062261514240_n.jpg)

That's not a skinsuit, I don't think, so not his race kit. Just an excuse like signing in or warming up to wear the jersey. But anyway, two possibilities. Either Vermarc hasn't got it sorted yet (highly unlikely) or he will be wearing it on the startline.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on August 14, 2018, 13:19
That's not a skinsuit, I don't think, so not his race kit. Just an excuse like signing in or warming up to wear the jersey. But anyway, two possibilities. Either Vermarc hasn't got it sorted yet (highly unlikely) or he will be wearing it on the startline.

ah, right. He is free to wear whichever jersey he wants though, the European one is not mandatory.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on August 14, 2018, 16:31
in the end he was wearing the European Champion jersey anyway
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Servais Knavendish on October 05, 2018, 10:12
So Sag's  is going to look fairly similar next year to the last three...  slightly bigger than average sleeve rainbows compared to others? Plus is the rainbow colllar toooooo much?

[sorry cant get tinypics to open... but sure you have seen it amidst the autobiography media blitz!]





Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on October 05, 2018, 13:47
slightly bigger than average sleeve rainbows compared to others? Plus is the rainbow colllar toooooo much?
Not too much at all.
Former world champions have the privilege of being able to add rainbow bands to their sleeves and collars.
He does that - and the kit he adds them to just happens to be a national champion's jersey.

Boonen did the same when he was Belgian champion.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Servais Knavendish on October 06, 2018, 08:48
yes I know all that but....

I just think the choice of all white jersey rather than an adaptation of the (truly awful) Bora kit albeit to 'house' his slovakian champ status, and to my mind slightly more pronounced collar and cuffs than many formers, is a somewhat deliberate intent from the designers to show the peloton who is still 'king of the road'. 

He'll have that sartorial edge from the get go!

Anyway I have grown to liked seeing him in special kit - green, national, or rainbow, so I am happy with this for a year, heh -  perhaps before swapping in a fresh set of rainbow bands in 'Gods own county' next year!
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on October 07, 2018, 12:11
I just think the choice of all white jersey rather than an adaptation of the (truly awful) Bora kit albeit to 'house' his slovakian champ status, and to my mind slightly more pronounced collar and cuffs than many formers, is a somewhat deliberate intent from the designers to show the peloton who is still 'king of the road'. 
Bora's Slovakian champion's jerseys have always been predominantly white with flag bands.
Even for Juraj. ;)

If I were a (former) world champion, I'd put those rainbow colours on everything. :D
Never understood how other former world champs accepted wearing team kit that didn't include the rainbow cuffs - I'd make that a clause in my contract.
So, good on Peter for getting the full treatment. :cool
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: search on October 12, 2018, 13:10
with a bit of a delay, the new World Champion now got his outfit (including bike) complete:

(https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c9f3821f9ebdafea4b6d96996/images/c229f0ef-2085-46b1-8248-eaa1fa991fc4.jpg)
(https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c9f3821f9ebdafea4b6d96996/images/5dfcd6e0-d3dd-4e7b-a021-f11f5593a9d5.jpg)
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on October 12, 2018, 14:07
That bike and wheels are horrifying.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on October 12, 2018, 14:42
That bike and wheels are horrifying.
Indeed they are.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Servais Knavendish on October 12, 2018, 15:49
But overall - chapeau to Movistar for taking a back seat branding wise, (including duplicating use of font colour) - a great effort
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on October 13, 2018, 12:06
Looking at the Valverde kit and bike reminds me of an occasional quandary that comes to my mind: Why do we refer to these as the rainbow bands?  What weird aberration of the laws of physics would cause light to diffract in that pattern?

This is not a rainbow, it is a misremembering of the order of colours in the olympic rings.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on October 13, 2018, 13:44
But overall - chapeau to Movistar for taking a back seat branding wise, (including duplicating use of font colour) - a great effort

I thought exactly the opposite: have they not lightened the blue compared to the UCI logo to make it into the Movistar corporate colour?
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Servais Knavendish on October 13, 2018, 19:32
Have they?? Must be my eyes I thought it was a direct match for top band...
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on October 14, 2018, 10:05
That's what I mean: they have made the top band paler, so that it matches their branding, when compared to the blue of the UCI logo as presented elsewhere.
Title: Re: Men's Kits 2018
Post by: LukasCPH on October 14, 2018, 10:25
Looking at the Valverde kit and bike reminds me of an occasional quandary that comes to my mind: Why do we refer to these as the rainbow bands?  What weird aberration of the laws of physics would cause light to diffract in that pattern?

This is not a rainbow, it is a misremembering of the order of colours in the olympic rings.
They've been called 'rainbow bands' since time immemorial.
Thou shalt not question that. :admin



;)