Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    12
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Tinkoff Saxo has yellow jerseys in the TDF?

    Watching the TDF and see that the Tinkoff Saxo team has yellow and blue (mostly yellow) jerseys. Doesn't that seem a little strange given the overall leader of the race is supposed to wear yellow?

    TINKOFF-SAXO-LUCA_0020.jpg

  2. #2
    Senior Member cthenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Walnut Creek
    My Bikes
    Trek Madone/DA9000, 2002 Litespeed Classic
    Posts
    775
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's more annoying that so many team kits look the same. Especially all of these green/lime green/chartreuse kits that are so fashionable now. This color is also too vivid on TV. Everyone is either lime green or some combination of black, white, and blue... I can't tell some teams apart.

    I am a little surprised they allowed Tinkoff to have so much yellow though.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,148
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Give credit to AG2R MONDIALE, their kits may not be the prettiest, but at least they are consistent and stand out.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    My Bikes
    Lynskey Helix, Serotta Fierta IT, Torelli, Raleigh Carbon Revenio 3.0
    Posts
    325
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Tinkoff kit is more fluorescent green than yellow for the tour. They changed the color specifically for the tour.

    Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) at the start of stage 2. Photos | Cyclingnews.com

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    910
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bruin11 View Post
    The Tinkoff kit is more fluorescent green than yellow for the tour. They changed the color specifically for the tour.

    Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) at the start of stage 2. Photos | Cyclingnews.com
    It is still hardish to tell them apart from Nibali right now.

    And you can't be sure if you're looking at Sagan or one of his teammates.

    I used to like that ONCE would switch to pink jerseys for the tour.

  6. #6
    Senior Member JT Burkard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Brick, NJ
    My Bikes
    BMW Cruise Bike, Specialized Hardrock, Fuji Sagres, Magna Mountain Bike
    Posts
    165
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Tinkoff is doing some mind games. Yellow bikes, kits, helmets etc. Basically telling the rest of the teams we are already in Yellow and plan to be in Paris. Too bad Alberto is already over 2 minutes behind. That's a lot of time to try and make up.
    ~ JT ~
    BMW Cruise Bicycle
    Specialized Hardrock
    1985 Fuji Sagres
    Some other cheap old bikes I've held onto for years for no reason

    http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt...iml/weight.png

  7. #7
    XTR
    XTR is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    My Bikes
    Bridgestone MB5, Cannondale Delta V 2000, C-dale SuperV Active, Bridgestone RB-1, Colnago Master
    Posts
    49
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    When I first saw the Saxo kit early this yr I thought they would have to change it for the TdF. I was surprised when I turned on Stage 1 and saw they had not. I don't think it looks bad, but it's too yellow for the TdF

    I agree that some of the colors are pretty obnoxious, and yes to the can't tell C-dale from the green jersey. Personally I don't spend the $$ for team kit, but if I did there aren't many in there that I'd consider.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    My Bikes
    Lynskey Helix, Serotta Fierta IT, Torelli, Raleigh Carbon Revenio 3.0
    Posts
    325
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by XTR View Post
    When I first saw the Saxo kit early this yr I thought they would have to change it for the TdF. I was surprised when I turned on Stage 1 and saw they had not. I don't think it looks bad, but it's too yellow for the TdF

    I agree that some of the colors are pretty obnoxious, and yes to the can't tell C-dale from the green jersey. Personally I don't spend the $$ for team kit, but if I did there aren't many in there that I'd consider.
    Tinkoff-Saxo unveils new kit ahead of Tour de France | Cyclingnews.com

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North West South Carolina
    Posts
    513
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like the neon/flourisent colors and think the race leader jersey's should all be glowing so they could be picked out of the crowd at a distance.

  10. #10
    Senior Member mprelaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Leinster View Post
    It is still hardish to tell them apart from Nibali right now.

    And you can't be sure if you're looking at Sagan or one of his teammates.

    I used to like that ONCE would switch to pink jerseys for the tour.
    Cannondale's green is somewhat darker than Tinkoff's. I have more of a problem distinguishing Belkin from C-dale.

    I should mention that I'm watching in hi-def, and that makes it very easy to tell Tinkoff apart from the other two, maybe.
    Last edited by mprelaw; 07-10-14 at 12:28 PM.

  11. #11
    Senior Member SpeshulEd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Peoria, AZ
    Posts
    3,475
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mprelaw View Post
    I should mention that I'm watching in hi-def, and that makes it very easy to tell Tinkoff apart from the other two, maybe.
    I agree with this, I don't really have any issue telling the teams apart, or finding the leaders jerseys with the HD feed.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

  12. #12
    Team Water Andy_K's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Beaverton, OR
    My Bikes
    2013 Kona Jake, 2008 Kona Major Jake, 2013 Kona Jake the Snake, 1999 Kona Muni Mula, 2012 Ridley Excalibur, 2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker
    Posts
    6,854
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Leinster View Post
    And you can't be sure if you're looking at Sagan or one of his teammates.
    Surely not coincidental. It's ridiculous when you have to look for a white rectangle to identify the green jersey.

    When is a team going to show up in polka dots?

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    910
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mprelaw View Post
    Cannondale's green is somewhat darker than Tinkoff's. I have more of a problem distinguishing Belkin from C-dale.

    I should mention that I'm watching in hi-def, and that makes it very easy to tell Tinkoff apart from the other two, maybe.
    I find there's enough black and white on the Belkin jerseys that I can tell them apart from the others. Cannondale's green is a slightly different shade from the Belkin green, but their jersey is almost all green, so when Sagan is wearing the points jersey, he looks a lot like his teammates.

    Even with the pre-race change, I think the Saxo jersey still looks a bit like the MJ on my also-HD feed. I can tell them apart, but it sometimes takes a 2nd glance.

  14. #14
    GATC
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    south Puget Sound
    Posts
    6,609
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nibali's teal or whatever that color is shorts give him away for me. I can not really tell Sagan from his teammates, but he has more green geegaws (sunglass frames, helmet).

  15. #15
    Senior Member SpeshulEd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Peoria, AZ
    Posts
    3,475
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You have to remember where Sagan will be, he'll usually be behind/protected by his team...look for a group of green riders, are they belkin or cannondale, if they're cannondale, look at the guy two-three back from the lead, its probably Peter.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

  16. #16
    Senior Member mprelaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Leinster View Post
    I find there's enough black and white on the Belkin jerseys that I can tell them apart from the others. Cannondale's green is a slightly different shade from the Belkin green, but their jersey is almost all green, so when Sagan is wearing the points jersey, he looks a lot like his teammates.

    Even with the pre-race change, I think the Saxo jersey still looks a bit like the MJ on my also-HD feed. I can tell them apart, but it sometimes takes a 2nd glance.
    On the street level cam, the black on Belkin's is a dead giveaway. Not so much on the aerials from overhead.

    Yesterday Sagan was wearing a helmet that was primarily black, so he was a lot easier to pick out.

  17. #17
    bored of "Senior Member"
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    MD / metro DC
    My Bikes
    Cross-Check/Nexus commuter. Several others for various forms of play.
    Posts
    1,033
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Some of you folk are either color blind or are watching on an old cathode ray tube set. Others are getting down to reasonable issues.

    I've got my problems, too. I'm not so good at picking out green jersey Sagan from all the other green jerseys, and I was downright confused on a recent race (TdS?) when the leader jersey was red and sponsored by Lotto, and looked too much like all the other Lotto jerseys.

    The TdF Tinkoff kit is not quite Farnessi-Vini gaudy, but it is distinct from their team kit earlier in the year and from the maillot jaune.

    There are plenty of mostly black kit teams around now (OPQS, Giant-Shimano, Trek, and Sky to a lesser degree). Fortunately their geometric differences are more blatant than those within the green brigade (Cannondale, Belkin, and semi Europcar).

    There are only so many colors to go around. It's a different place without a little orange.

  18. #18
    Senior Member DLBroox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Miami, FL
    My Bikes
    Bianchi San Jose, Dahon Curve D3
    Posts
    581
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by slcbob View Post

    There are only so many colors to go around. It's a different place without a little orange.
    Yeah I miss that team!

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    396
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, I agree the kits this Tour look pretty homogenous. I miss the days of T-mobil's hot pink, Radobank's orange, etc.

    Favorite kit of all time was the Mondrian-inspired La Vie Claire/Look kit.

    Last edited by ettsn; 07-15-14 at 03:40 AM.

  20. #20
    bored of "Senior Member"
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    MD / metro DC
    My Bikes
    Cross-Check/Nexus commuter. Several others for various forms of play.
    Posts
    1,033
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Do they have Orange Julius in the malls any more? A chance to get some refreshment from a young, fashion oppressed waitress and reminisce about the old La Vie Claire days.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •