We are currently putting together the team kit design for the Double Century this year which has lead me (the designer in the group) to do a bt of research online and it’s always amazed me how cyclists (especially roadies) who on the face of it seemed obsessed with being cool and stylish (and scoff at the gear worn by mountain bikers) proceed to head out on Sunday mornings in gear that looked like a 4 year had designed, or more likely vomited on.
Watching the Tour de France this year, I was impressed with Sky and Leopard Trek’s kit, they are finally on the right track. HTC have a bad record for me when it comes to kit design and this year was only a marginal improvement for them. Can’t remember the other teams off the top of my head, but there were some shockers.
Anyway, here’s 15 of the worst I’ve found. Horrible, just horrible. My winner at the bottom.
1. Wear this if you want to ride on your own.
3. Sure, why not.
5. An old favourite.
6. Ladies? Ladies?
7. Have a wedding and a race on the same day? Now you can do both.
8. Words fail me. Epic mo though.
9. Super Mario. Super crap.
11. Someone has thrown up on you. Have you noticed?
12. Ah Mapei. Good times.
15. And the run away winner for me.