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Old 08-28-07, 08:39 AM   #1
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Where does your club/team get their jerseys?

I'm thinking of having a few custom jerseys made for my club/team. After doing some research, I found a few good places like Pactimo and Champion Systems.

Where does your club/team get their jerseys made? We're not big, but would like full customization.

All suggestions welcome. Please. Thank you.
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Old 08-28-07, 08:42 AM   #2
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Voler brand: http://www.velowear.com/. They do lots of clubs, races, etc. The Web site has a link to "semi-custom," but they do full custom, too (and you can probably call them to ask about it).

I've seen Champion Systems stuff around (on other clubs), and it looks nice.
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Our team (12 racers) used Champion Systems and as far as I know will use them next year. The ONLY issues I can think of were that the winter booties (non customized) did not fit anyone and the jersey rub the heck out of my nipples when soaked. Great turnaround and good products with low minimums and low prices.


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Old 08-28-07, 09:59 AM   #4
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Voler. They're not Assos, but not AS$O$ either. Excellent value.
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Old 08-28-07, 11:08 AM   #6
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another +1 to voler. the black seems to be slightly see through fwiw
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Old 08-28-07, 12:47 PM   #7
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We use Hincapie. We tried Champion but they got people saddle, nipple, and other sore. The Hincapie clothing is more durable, too.
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Old 08-28-07, 01:30 PM   #8
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Pyro Apparel. The guy who runs the place was my coach's coach, so we get free stuff. I'm not a big fan of the stuff, but it's free, and the skinsuit is pretty good. The chamois is pretty good, too.
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VOMax. They look decent. Can't attest to price or durability, however. Just another option.
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Champ-sys, low minimum orders, unlimited colors, not tip top quality as you have read here but decent. If your tight on the bucks, go champ sys, if not there are better makers like Bergamo and some of the ones listed on this thread
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Louis Garneau

quality and durability are very good, I've got a pair of bibs and jerseys from 3 yrs ago that are still OK after alot of wear.

Chamois seems to change every year, some good, some bad aspects of each rendition.

Next year we're considering checking out Voler just for a change of pace, but will likely stick with LG since they have our artwork on file.
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Old 08-28-07, 01:46 PM   #12
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Have done Garneau and Champion systems. Garneau is MUCH better quality. Can't comment on the others.
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Old 08-28-07, 02:43 PM   #13
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Thanx for all the suggestions. Keep 'em coming.

As for Voler, I've see many many guys wearing them and they look like they wear thin pretty fast.

Anyone have experience with both Pactimo AND Champion Systems? As for nipple chafing, don't you wear a base layer? Hot day or not, it's a life saver and it's way comfortable.
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Thanx for all the suggestions. Keep 'em coming.

As for Voler, I've see many many guys wearing them and they look like they wear thin pretty fast.

Anyone have experience with both Pactimo AND Champion Systems? As for nipple chafing, don't you wear a base layer? Hot day or not, it's a life saver and it's way comfortable.
Hincapie. Their bibs are very comfy. They didn't have the best turn around time though.
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Voler -- they have ALWAYS delivered when promised.
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I don't know. Where are the UNATTACHED jerseys coming from Steak?
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Pactimo sucks. Like super sucks. They take for EVER to get the clothes in, and the customer service is not particularly good either. I would recommend voler or something else.
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We have Voler and Champion System. Voler bottoms are sheer. Champion seems to perform better and has more comfortable padding IMO. Just be careful that the description matches your image. We ordered a navy and "buff" kit. The proofs were right. Apparently, it was described on the order as "royal" and something that's a pretty bright lemon. And that's what we got. It's pretty day-glo. At least it's not our race kit. It goes nicely with my bike but is not correct.

The best thing about Champion is that I could get a men's XS kit and it fits great whereas I'm somewhere in between men's and women's smalls in Voler and my race jersey is not so aero. (I'm a woman with a long torso and shoulders). Good prices. Low minimums on everything but some accessories like socks. Voler isn't bad, though. Could be much worse. Very wearable, especially the race jerseys.
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We had Voler last year and Champion Systems this year. I prefer the Voler. The CS looks pretty good but we had issues with the fit of shorts/bibs. The bibs fit much smaller and the shorts larger that what we had for "fit kits". Not sure if there was some kind of size change or what. Also our order didn't come in correct and it was placed in Jan. and didn't come in till late June... YMMV
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I've had both Pactimo and Hincapie. I like the Pactimo bibs' fit a little better, but the Hincapie material feels nicer to the skin. Hincapie stuff does seem more durable, but I don't wear my Hincapie kit as much as my Pactimo kits, so that could just be the difference in the amount of wear they've seen. Pactimo is a little slow at times, but they delivered quickly once all the artwork was approved.
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Giordana, Hincapie.
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The Hincapie stuff is great but the legs on the bibs are way too long IMO. I'm going to buy some VERGE bibs to try out on the sly; i'm redesigning our kit as we speak
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Collegiate gear came from Voler. Not really happy with the quality or fit - at all.

Have had a LG kit in the past and the fit and quality were good. Current kit is from Champion Systems, and the fit, quality, and padding is good.
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We had Voler last year and Champion Systems this year. I prefer the Voler. The CS looks pretty good but we had issues with the fit of shorts/bibs. The bibs fit much smaller and the shorts larger that what we had for "fit kits". Not sure if there was some kind of size change or what. Also our order didn't come in correct and it was placed in Jan. and didn't come in till late June... YMMV
My CS bibs fit just like the ones in the fit kit that was sent. Straps are maybe snugger when standing, on my first wear (kit just arrived) than I remember, but it's very comfortable on the bike. I imagine they'll stretch some. The rest of the fit is the same for me.
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