Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Wearing pro teams names?

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Wearing pro teams names?

Old 05-18-14, 12:17 PM
  #1  
zDeaD
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
zDeaD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Boston
Posts: 19

Bikes: Raleigh Carpi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wearing pro teams names?

What are some of your opinions on wearing pro teams clothing when you ride? For example, wearing a full set of BMC (Jersey and shorts)when you go out on your journeys. I like the style of some of the pro teams clothing but the same time I would feel like a "Fan Boy" if I was to wear their name. You guys know what I mean? Or is it the same thing as wearing a Red sox, Patriots, (ect)jerseys
zDeaD is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 12:21 PM
  #2  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 17,323

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 140 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4622 Post(s)
Liked 999 Times in 684 Posts
I never liked wearing gear with pro team logos although I use cycling caps with the names of now defunct teams.
bikemig is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 12:24 PM
  #3  
coasting 
Still can't climb
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Limey in Taiwan
Posts: 23,024
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
what's wrong with being a fan boy of a pro team? there would be a lot more money in the sport if merchandising was as good as in other sports.
__________________
coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

No @coasting, you should stay 100% as you are right now, don't change a thing....quote Heathpack
coasting is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 12:27 PM
  #4  
lsberrios1 
Senior Member
 
lsberrios1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 2,844

Bikes: '13 Spech Roubaix SL4 Expert

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 297 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by coasting View Post
what's wrong with being a fan boy of a pro team? there would be a lot more money in the sport if merchandising was as good as in other sports.
Like. I don't wear team kits but I am more and more open to it every day. I wear KOM jersey and Yellow jersey for fun though.
__________________
Cat 6 going on PRO....
lsberrios1 is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 12:30 PM
  #5  
Homebrew01
Super Moderator
 
Homebrew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Posts: 21,547

Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1008 Post(s)
Liked 331 Times in 244 Posts
These "Pro team clothing" threads are always fun.

:
__________________
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike.

FYI: https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sugg...ad-please.html
Homebrew01 is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 12:34 PM
  #6  
MinnMan
Senior Member
 
MinnMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 3,419

Bikes: 2020 Salsa Warbird GRX 600, 2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX disc 9.0 Di2, 2020 Catrike Eola, 2016 Masi cxgr, 2011, Felt F3 Ltd, 2010 Trek 2.1, 2009 KHS Flite 220

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1471 Post(s)
Liked 710 Times in 424 Posts
To each their own, but I don't wear clothing with any kind of prominent insignias. The pro teams generally carry the name of their corporate sponsors, and I'm not a human billboard for those organizations. If they offered to pay me, I might think of it differently, but when did it become a good idea to pay others to be their advertising agent?
MinnMan is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 12:34 PM
  #7  
Mansram01
Senior Member
 
Mansram01's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,343

Bikes: '17 Trek Emonda, '16 Yeti ASR5, '14 Cdale F29 '08 Orbea Orca.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I don't worry about what others think about me wearing a team kit as long as I don't look like a stuffed sausage in it. It's also a way of supporting them. Why would I worry about it? Life is too short... Go ride and enjoy your kit.
Mansram01 is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 12:36 PM
  #8  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 17,323

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 140 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4622 Post(s)
Liked 999 Times in 684 Posts
Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
To each their own, but I don't wear clothing with any kind of prominent insignias. The pro teams generally carry the name of their corporate sponsors, and I'm not a human billboard for those organizations. If they offered to pay me, I might think of it differently, but when did it become a good idea to pay others to be their advertising agent?
No. 1. I like wearing jerseys with the logos of local bike shops and local bike clubs, though. I like drinking micro brews as well esp. if they're brewed locally.
bikemig is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 12:45 PM
  #9  
Shimagnolo
Senior Member
 
Shimagnolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Zang's Spur, CO
Posts: 8,894
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2068 Post(s)
Liked 963 Times in 559 Posts
Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
These "Pro team clothing" threads are always fun.

:
+1

And since no one else has thrown it out there yet...Rule #17 : Velominati ? The Rules
Shimagnolo is online now  
Old 05-18-14, 01:08 PM
  #10  
DoubleTap
Senior Member
 
DoubleTap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Denver (you wouldn't like it here) Colorado
Posts: 357
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
To each their own, but I don't wear clothing with any kind of prominent insignias. The pro teams generally carry the name of their corporate sponsors, and I'm not a human billboard for those organizations. If they offered to pay me, I might think of it differently, but when did it become a good idea to pay others to be their advertising agent?
I have a good friend and riding partner who says almost this exact thing. I don't get it. What do I care? I'm going to be wearing a kit anyway, so if I like branded kit and I don't have to pay a huge premium, I wear kits with logos. I don't expect to be paid for it. Who am I to suggest that I be paid for wearing something I'm going to wear anyway, unless I'm a celebrity.

I dont wear wear pro team kits because they're usually much more expensive, but I wear branded kit when I like the look, as long as it's not some organization with whose principles I disagree.

But, as you said, to each his own.
DoubleTap is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 01:10 PM
  #11  
surgeonstone
Senior Member
 
surgeonstone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: South Bend IN
Posts: 11,212

Bikes: 1976 FRESCHI, 2004 Crumpton.

Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 918 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
These "Pro team clothing" threads are always fun.

:
They are, I don't , I just find them silly. I like bright solid color jerseys and black shorts with no insignias.
surgeonstone is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 01:19 PM
  #12  
roadandmountain
Banned.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 523
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I wish we could embed photos...
roadandmountain is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 01:29 PM
  #13  
MinnMan
Senior Member
 
MinnMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 3,419

Bikes: 2020 Salsa Warbird GRX 600, 2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX disc 9.0 Di2, 2020 Catrike Eola, 2016 Masi cxgr, 2011, Felt F3 Ltd, 2010 Trek 2.1, 2009 KHS Flite 220

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1471 Post(s)
Liked 710 Times in 424 Posts
Originally Posted by roadandmountain View Post
I wish we could embed photos...
Lucky you. My wishes are much further from my grasp.
MinnMan is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 01:30 PM
  #14  
ls01
he said member
 
ls01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: is everything
Posts: 9,149

Bikes: yes please

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 561 Post(s)
Liked 283 Times in 186 Posts
I like turtles
ls01 is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 01:38 PM
  #15  
MinnMan
Senior Member
 
MinnMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 3,419

Bikes: 2020 Salsa Warbird GRX 600, 2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX disc 9.0 Di2, 2020 Catrike Eola, 2016 Masi cxgr, 2011, Felt F3 Ltd, 2010 Trek 2.1, 2009 KHS Flite 220

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1471 Post(s)
Liked 710 Times in 424 Posts
Originally Posted by DoubleTap View Post
I have a good friend and riding partner who says almost this exact thing. I don't get it. What do I care? I'm going to be wearing a kit anyway, so if I like branded kit and I don't have to pay a huge premium, I wear kits with logos. I don't expect to be paid for it. Who am I to suggest that I be paid for wearing something I'm going to wear anyway, unless I'm a celebrity.

I dont wear wear pro team kits because they're usually much more expensive, but I wear branded kit when I like the look, as long as it's not some organization with whose principles I disagree.

But, as you said, to each his own.
I don't imagine that my endorsement means anything or that I have any fame (I don't), but the folks in charge of marketing various brands sure are happy when their name gets out there so people can see it. At least they could give a discount ?

I definitely don't cover over the brand insignias on my bikes and I tolerate those curvy "P"s on my Pearl Izumi jerseys and shorts (Or "Novarra" insignias, or whatever). These days you'd have to be a complete fanatic to expunge all corporate logos from your bike equipment/clothes. But I do avoid clothes that shout brand names.

I have plenty of riding buddies who wear lots of team or branded stuff - and yeah, LBSs and microbreweries are pretty common choices.
MinnMan is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 01:45 PM
  #16  
DoubleTap
Senior Member
 
DoubleTap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Denver (you wouldn't like it here) Colorado
Posts: 357
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
I don't imagine that my endorsement means anything or that I have any fame (I don't), but the folks in charge of marketing various brands sure are happy when their name gets out there so people can see it. At least they could give a discount ?

I definitely don't cover over the brand insignias on my bikes and I tolerate those curvy "P"s on my Pearl Izumi jerseys and shorts (Or "Novarra" insignias, or whatever). These days you'd have to be a complete fanatic to expunge all corporate logos from your bike equipment/clothes. But I do avoid clothes that shout brand names.

I have plenty of riding buddies who wear lots of team or branded stuff - and yeah, LBSs and microbreweries are pretty common choices.
This is my fifth year on a local sponsored team, so I wear a kit with lots of sponsors represented. I guess I've become conditioned to it. I like the loud kits.
DoubleTap is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 02:35 PM
  #17  
hueyhoolihan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Above ground, Walnut Creek, Ca
Posts: 6,681

Bikes: 8 ss bikes, 1 5-speed touring bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by zDeaD View Post
What are some of your opinions on wearing pro teams clothing when you ride? For example, wearing a full set of BMC (Jersey and shorts)when you go out on your journeys. I like the style of some of the pro teams clothing but the same time I would feel like a "Fan Boy" if I was to wear their name. You guys know what I mean? Or is it the same thing as wearing a Red sox, Patriots, (ect)jerseys
yes, same thing.
hueyhoolihan is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 02:52 PM
  #18  
EnsitMike
Senior Member
 
EnsitMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 438

Bikes: 2013 Cannondale SuperSix - 1998 CAAD3 R500 - 2012 Demo 8 Carbon

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Never
EnsitMike is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 04:18 PM
  #19  
zDeaD
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
zDeaD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Boston
Posts: 19

Bikes: Raleigh Carpi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by EnsitMike View Post
Never
Can you give me your whole opinion?
zDeaD is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 04:38 PM
  #20  
EnsitMike
Senior Member
 
EnsitMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 438

Bikes: 2013 Cannondale SuperSix - 1998 CAAD3 R500 - 2012 Demo 8 Carbon

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by zDeaD View Post
Can you give me your whole opinion?
I'd wear a pro jersey if I was a spectator of a race that team was in. As far as cycling in one though, I would never.

As for associating it to sports teams-- who wears a 49ers jersey to the park with their buddies, or a red socks jersey to the local diamond for some saturday ball, or a Lakers jersey to the local pickup game? Sports fans don't usually play sports in pro sport gear. It's wearing a badge of honor that wasn't earned.

I do support the whole "don't mind what other people think" mantra, but I'd add that I, and many other people, can almost never take someone in a pro kit seriously.

Edit: Also, like I said, it's not that you can't, but just go buy a sweet Castelli kit instead. Not only will you look better, regardless if that is your goal, but you'll likely be more comfortable as well (most fake consumer pro kits are poorly made in china).

Last edited by EnsitMike; 05-18-14 at 04:51 PM.
EnsitMike is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 04:49 PM
  #21  
Lazyass
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 8,318

Bikes: Vintage steel, aluminum, modern carbon disc, single speed, MTB's, the works

Mentioned: 60 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2006 Post(s)
Liked 76 Times in 46 Posts
Jersey would be okay. Full team kit is pretty corny. I have a collection of bicycle shop jerseys from around the country that I wear.
Lazyass is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 04:53 PM
  #22  
EnsitMike
Senior Member
 
EnsitMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 438

Bikes: 2013 Cannondale SuperSix - 1998 CAAD3 R500 - 2012 Demo 8 Carbon

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Jersey would be okay. Full team kit is pretty corny. I have a collection of bicycle shop jerseys from around the country that I wear.
Bicycle shop jerseys on the other hand get a . I'd like to start a collection myself.
EnsitMike is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 05:01 PM
  #23  
KantoBoy
Senior Member
 
KantoBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 749
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
All I can say is that, if you show up in a group ride wearing a full kit, you better take a damn pull at the front.

There was a guy who wore a full QuickStep kit on my ride yesterday and he was strong and took pulls.

Going back to the thread, I own these (just jerseys):




Last edited by KantoBoy; 05-18-14 at 05:08 PM.
KantoBoy is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 05:05 PM
  #24  
whitemax
Senior Member
 
whitemax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,150
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 115 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
My opinion only; never wear to a race. Jersey only on training rides; whole kit makes one look like a poseur.
whitemax is offline  
Old 05-18-14, 05:38 PM
  #25  
bikerjp
Beer >> Sanity
 
bikerjp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,449

Bikes: 2014 Evo DA2, 2010 Caad9-4, 2011 Synapse-4, 2013 CaadX-disc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
When you get dropped by the team on a recovery ride their DS will yell at you.
bikerjp is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.