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Old 07-23-09, 01:40 PM
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Best/Ugliest Kits

My vote goes to Cervelo for the best looking kit (except from the cheese helmet)
Looking good in both black and white.

Too many candidates for the worst looking, not least Astana...

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Old 07-23-09, 01:50 PM
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I mentioned to my wife just last night that while I'm not a fan of white kits, Cervelo does look nice. Caisse D'Pargne is always classy, and FDJ is nice too.



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Old 07-23-09, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by superdex View Post
I mentioned to my wife just last night that while I'm not a fan of white kits, Cervelo does look nice. Caisse D'Pargne is always classy, and FDJ is nice too.



Good call. Caisse's Black on Red is very classy
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Old 07-23-09, 02:28 PM
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I guess my least favorite is Leakygas. That color seems really ugly to me. Sort of the color of chlorine gas or something.
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Old 07-23-09, 02:33 PM
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This is my favorite:
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Old 07-23-09, 02:35 PM
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I wasn't sure about AG2r's new kit from the photos, but seeing them on the riders on the road .... I like it. The bibs are a bit of a throwback to when they just used simple letters, no panels or graphics.
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Old 07-23-09, 03:04 PM
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the 7/11 kit wins for me

http://www.astana-cyclingteam.com/sp...001445-011.jpg

http://www.trainright.com/assets/bra...ieda86tour.jpg
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Old 07-23-09, 03:10 PM
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saxobank's kit is fugly this year. It's like reading a newspaper.
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Old 07-23-09, 03:12 PM
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^^^ agree on the FDJ. Classy...
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Garmin is great.
Columbia is horrid.

Makes me wonder how much kit color scheme affects how much I like a team overall! I'd like to think I'm not THAT shallow...
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I quite like the Astana kit. Minimum of sponsor garbage. Pretty colors. And for me the most important: I can tell them apart from the others.


How frackin' many black-and-white kits are there this year?
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Old 07-23-09, 04:30 PM
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I like Cervelo's, but I prefer it in black w/ red than in the white.

I also like Garmin's, but I have a thing for argyle.

Don't like AG2R's new ones.

Jelly Belly's are a whole other story. Love the fact it's colorful, but it's hard to take them seriously as a team because their kits looked like they're geared towards little kids. (Not exactly in the same "league" as the others, but I had to say it.)
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How frackin' many black-and-white kits are there this year?
Kind of felt bad for whoever was wearing the Best Young Rider's white jersey --- no way to pick them out of the crowd.
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Old 07-23-09, 04:44 PM
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My vote for ugliest is the Radio Shack kit, when it comes out.
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Originally Posted by Uncle Jams Army View Post
My vote for ugliest is the Radio Shack kit, when it comes out.
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Old 07-23-09, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Uncle Jams Army View Post
My vote for ugliest is the Radio Shack kit, when it comes out.
I was thinking that this is as good an opportunity as any for Radio Shack to bring their logo into the 21st century. There may be hope if Lance can get some artist or designer to put it together.

I dig Cervelo's kit, and I don't mind that they went with white for the Tour (would you want to be out there in black?) Still looks pretty good, I'd say. I also appreciate anybody whose kit is easy to recognize in the peloton.
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Originally Posted by Uncle Jams Army View Post
My vote for ugliest is the Radio Shack kit, when it comes out.
If the graphic on the website is any indication the kits will be a hideous yellow and red. No good can come out of that.

But then, maybe they'll surprise us.
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Despite what they did to Hincapie, i absolutely love Garmin - Slipstream's kit. Cervelo's got another great one, and Saxo is too. The only kit i dislike is Columbia - HTC, it's not a specific complaint, it just messes with my eyes. lol
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Old 07-23-09, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by chasingcars191 View Post
Despite what they did to Hincapie, i absolutely love Garmin - Slipstream's kit. Cervelo's got another great one, and Saxo is too. The only kit i dislike is Columbia - HTC, it's not a specific complaint, it just messes with my eyes. lol
I like the argyles and the color scheme. Columbia's has painted-on abs for some bizarre reason.
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Old 07-23-09, 06:52 PM
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I like that Garmin has a graphic of a Cliff Bar coming out of the pocket.

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They used to have a burrito in the back pocket until Chipotle reduced their sponsorship level.
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Old 07-23-09, 06:57 PM
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They used to have a burrito in the back pocket until Chipotle reduced their sponsorship level.
I loved that. But then, I love burritos.
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Who doesn't love a burrito?

I like the Liquigas kits. So sue me.
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Old 07-23-09, 08:22 PM
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SKIL Shimano is pretty bad.
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Old 07-23-09, 08:27 PM
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I think that Lance's Livestrong team jersey is the worst of the worst. Hopefully, RadioShack will not let Lance decide on the design of the new team jerseys. Also, I hate to say it but Lance's yellow bike (the one from the TOC) was aweful. The most ostentatious thing I have ever seen.
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