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Disco announces 2007 Kit design

Old 12-19-06, 10:33 AM
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I like it, I'd buy it.

But it seems half the riders outthere wear it and for some reason that just bothers me

so I still like it, but won't buy it.
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Old 12-19-06, 10:41 AM
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The huge globe and writing on the kit makes it look like it's from a charity ride or an organized century.

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Old 12-19-06, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by bdcheung
As far as black kits being hot, basically studies have shown that at high temperatures with windflow, black fabrics radiate heat much more effectively than white, which in effect means that less heat gets to the skin.
Yeah, but if you read the study you'll see that it's only if the black clothing is loose fitting. That would rule out bike kit.
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Old 12-19-06, 10:43 AM
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I think the globe is too big but black & blue is my favorite color scheme.
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Old 12-19-06, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Proximo
Yeah, but if you read the study you'll see that it's only if the black clothing is loose fitting. That would rule out bike kit.
Also, it doesn't look like the study takes into account solar radiation, which is absorbed by black clothing at a much higher rate than light colored clothing. So, a loose fitting black jersey will be much cooler than a white jersey on a hot night. But a tight fitting black jersey in France in July? I am not so sure.
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Old 12-19-06, 11:03 AM
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So can anyone imagine Phil Liggett commenting on the "black train" dominating the field?

"Oh and here comes the black train of Discovery, they're really putting the hurt on the field now"
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Old 12-19-06, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by cmh
Also, it doesn't look like the study takes into account solar radiation, which is absorbed by black clothing at a much higher rate than light colored clothing. So, a loose fitting black jersey will be much cooler than a white jersey on a hot night. But a tight fitting black jersey in France in July? I am not so sure.
What it also neglects, though, is the type of material and its wicking properties/breathability when riding on a bike at speed.
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Old 12-19-06, 11:06 AM
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What it also neglects is the fact that Caisse D'Epargne (sp?) wore a black kit all last year...did pretty well, too, from what I remember.

Also, SoCal forum members wear black jerseys...are you calling us crazy? It's okay if you do, I just want to know where I stand.
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Old 12-19-06, 11:09 AM
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since it's the first thing that popped into our heads, i'm willing to bet it was tested for its heat properities before being rolled out to the team.
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Old 12-19-06, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by R900
Looks good, very American if you will compared to the Euro kits.
explain.
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Old 12-19-06, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by botto
explain.
The team name is written in English, duh...
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Old 12-19-06, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by botto
explain.
It looks like a NASCAR hood.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
The team name is written in English, duh...
Ahhh... but it's etymology reveals that it's derives from the French word descovrir.
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Old 12-19-06, 11:41 AM
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I like it.
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I think the photographic design looks good on the car, not so on the jersey.<p>

The earth looks like the rider has a tumor.

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Originally Posted by botto
Ahhh... but it's etymology reveals that it's derives from the French word descovrir.
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I haven't given in to buying team bibs yet, but these might actually work...
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Is that little Dico logos on the bus near the door like a count of races they've won? Kind of like a kill count on an airplane??

....hmmm....Kit OK. I was not sure baout the black at first. It has grown on me. I am sure it will change some before we actually see it in a race.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung
As far as black kits being hot, basically studies have shown that at high temperatures with windflow, black fabrics radiate heat much more effectively than white, which in effect means that less heat gets to the skin.

oh forget it, everyone already beat me to the punch with loose vs. tight.

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Originally Posted by Psimet2001
Is that little Dico logos on the bus near the door like a count of races they've won? Kind of like a kill count on an airplane??
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Originally Posted by stevecaz
If you actually read the link you provided, it applies to loose black clothing and windflow. Since a jersey is not meant to be loose, I don't think I'd like to have those jerseys stretched across my skin on a 95 degree sunny day climbing Mont Ventoux.
Yeah, Oscar Pereiro really proved that when he broke away in the sweltering heat to gain a half an hour and end up in yellow. But what does he know? I guess he just went on that break so he could get rid of that uncomfortably hot black jersey...
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Thumbs down for me - I am not a fan of how the globe looks on the jersey.
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I like it. This year there were 3 or 4 teams on the UCI Pro Tour in blue kits, making it hard to pick out who was who in wide shots. Black & blue should be a lot more distinctive.
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Originally Posted by botto
explain.
In general the Euro kits use a lot more bright color and logos IMO.
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