It's time for the annual Rockstar Team Kit Review. It's late this year due to the fact that a lot of the teams held out releasing the final products till the last possible minute. We are blaming a couple of things for that:
#1-The need to finalize sponsors right up to the deadline.
#2-A clearly confused state of what's in-style for cycling jersey design. (Besides the “Leopard Layercake” look).
So fans are left with fewer new jerseys to analyze then last year, but we still have a couple of doozies...
Here's Garmin Barracuda.... Cervelo and their hatred of argyle is out, Barracuda's cheesy fish logo is in.
Fans get another layercake to eat up.
Maybe Layercake is ultimately the best.....
Confidis is the one team that has moved away from the horizontal-lines look and instead has come up with this cheerleader's nightmare of an outfit. Ugly... And the worst of 2012.
Team that will ride with kits unchanged enough to not care:
Francis de Jeux
Be sure to leave your thoughts below.
Not to toot our own horn but guess who pretty much pegged the new RadioShack \ Leopard look way back in early 2011???
Bicycle makers have such sensitive feelings. 2 days ago this article on velonews featured a sidebar listing the 20 best-selling bike brands in the country. Today that side bar lists only the top 10. Maybe that statistic is the only thing that makes the NBDA annual survey report worth $400.... Here
Continuing on the Cyclocross Nationals theme......
Dear USACYCLING, pick Asheville as the next host city ( or Austin ) and you are guaranteed to have to put up crowd barriers ( and proper course markings ) everywhere.....