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Old 01-22-08, 06:33 AM   #1
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New Astana kit.

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Looks pretty similar to last year's. I'm not impressed. Where's the black with the big globe and green accents?
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it's OK. for some reason it reminds me of the 2000 USPS kit.

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Not as bad as last year. They seem to have toned down the neon baby blue a bit.
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Lloyd's riding a Helium, not a Noah...curious...
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it's OK. for some reason it reminds me of the 2000 USPS kit.

Fugly. Should be added to the 'worst aesthetic' thread IMO. So should the haircut of the bloke second from the left.
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Fugly. Should be added to the 'worst aesthetic' thread IMO. So should the haircut of the bloke second from the left.
i'm pretty sure that's none other than rene "call me crash" hasselbacher.

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It makes them look thinner than they really are.

I foresee high sales numbers for the 1st quarter.
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It's well-designed, and gets the job done, but it's not over-the-top like most other pro kits are. That's not to say that I really like it, 'cause I don't, but I guess they could've done worse.
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it's OK. for some reason it reminds me of the 2000 USPS kit.

Arches and block print. Sort of a central Asian socialist modernism?
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Arches and block print. Sort of a central Asian socialist modernism?
if they only paid a little attention to rodchenko, then maybe they'd be on to something.
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It has been mentioned earlier (either here on BikeForums or elsewhere), but the most successful portion of this kit is the application of the team name & primary sponsor along the back of the body. When the riders are in tuck, or the camera is a scooter-mounted kinda such as in the TdF, the sponsor's name will still be legible.

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If they'd get rid of the powder blue, I'd like it.
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if they only paid a little attention to rodchenko, then maybe they'd be on to something.
You're kidding, right?

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I believe the Astana people were really stuck on that color.
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Helmets look like repainted Disco lids with that yellow strap.

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You're kidding, right?

no.

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Helmets look like repainted Disco lids with that yellow strap.
Don't mean to be an ass, but the helmets Discovery used didn't have yellow straps:
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I'm a Klutsis fan myself.
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no.
You missed the joke .

But yes, 20s soviet poster art would make for an awesome jersey. Just don't call Rodchenko a modernist or he'll get sent to the gulag.
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Hi,

Looks like last year's kit for a local club:

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I believe the Astana people were really stuck on that color.
Corporate identity being what it is...
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Is that what National colors are these days?
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I'm a Klutsis fan myself.
Anyway I like the kit. Would actually buy one if it wasn't so freaken expensive.
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Doesn't matter to me why the colors are there. Of course I probably wouldn't buy it, even it the colors weren't hideous.
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