Friday, January 3, 2014

2014 vs. 2013 Kits

A work in progress, of course. As the new ones get released I will update.

Enjoy and share your opinions in the comments.

Jan. 14 - added Tinkoff, Giant and IAM.


Pro Teams

AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) - FRA
Overall: 8 / Improvement: Yes / More brown!



BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM (BEL) - NED
Overall: 7.5 / Improvement: Yes? / Is that a new tone of green?



BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) - USA
Overall: 7 / Improvement: Same / "Just use whatever you have left from last year, boys!"



CANNONDALE (CAN) - ITA
Waiting for better images.



FDJ.fr (FDJ) - FRA
Overall: 6.5 / Improvement: Yes (if blue will be their main color) / Very similar to last year's blue kit, which was nicer than the white.



GARMIN SHARP (GRS) - USA
Overall: 7 / Improvement: Yes / More white and a panda.



LAMPRE-MERIDA (LAM) - ITA
Overall: 7 / Improvement: Yes! / Love the darker blue.



LOTTO BELISOL (LTB) - BEL
Overall: 7 / Improvement: Not sure / Radical change, but is it better?



MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) - ESP
Overall: 7.5 / Improvement: Meh. / I do like the addition of the green bands on collar and sleeves.



OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP CYCLING TEAM (OPQ) - BEL
Overall: 6 / Improvement: Slight / Got rid of the hideous half-tone gradient.



ORICA GreenEDGE (OGE) - AUS
Overall: 5.5 / Improvement: Same shit, different year



TEAM GIANT SHIMANO - NED
Overall: 4 / Improvement: YES! Hideous, generic jersey, but NO more white shorts!



TEAM EUROPCAR (EUC) - FRA 

Overall: 5 / Improvement: Whatever / No comment. WTF.




TEAM KATUSHA (KAT) - RUS
Overall: 5 / Improvement: Nope / Still looks like a shitty club jersey.



TEAM TINKOFF-SAXO - DEN
Overall: 6.5 / Improvement: Sure / Looking more like the Swedish National Team, but it's nice.




TEAM SKY (SKY) - GBR
Overall: 8 / Improvement: Nope / Adding more logos, ugh.



TREK FACTORY RACING (TFR) - USA
Overall: 7 / Improvement: Yes? / I go back and forth on this one. The simplicity is nice. Love the pintripes.




Pro Continental Teams


IAM CYCLING - SWI
Overall: 8 / Improvement: Yes / Easily my favorite new kit. The Swiss flag detail on the chest is very elegant. Love it.



 YELLOW FLUO (YEL) - ITA 
Overall: 1 / Improvement: NO!! / Fuck this.
TEAM NETAPP - ENDURA (TNE) - GER
Overall: 6.5 / Improvement: Obviously not / No, it's not a joke.



ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI (AND) - ITA
Overall: 3.5 / Improvement: Nope / Why do they even bother? Might as well just wear Affliction T-shirts.



BARDIANI CSF (BAR) - ITA
Overall: 4 / Improvement: Nope / Barforama.



BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT (BSE) - FRA
Overall: 7 / Improvement: Yes / I liked the grey, but the white looks nice. If they had black shorts, it's be a solid 9.



MTN - QHUBEKA (MTN) - RSA
Overall: 6.5 / Improvement: Yes / Not much you can do with that shitty MTN, logo, huh?



RUSVELO (RVL) - RUS 
Overall: 3.5 / Improvement: Nope / God awful!



UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM (UHC) - USA
Overall: 7 / Improvement: Yes! / Proof that you CAN do something decent with 29 logos.



 WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT (WGG) - BEL
Overall: 2 / Improvement: NO! / The worst kit of the year, so far! HORRIBLE. TERRIBLE.

10 comments:

  1. Don't like the Lotto Belisol change - the two-colour shoulders worked for me; I thought that was quite snazzy. I like that at least one team is promoting wildlife protection if only at the most superficial level. What I really want to see is Argos-Shimano's new kit because Warren Barguil tweeted that the colours were going to change, And rumour is that the name will change as well. But can you trust Twitter, really.

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    1. Yeah, I know the name will change, can't wait to see that. Trek has been known to do nice things, so I'm also eagerly awaiting that one.

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  2. Lampre is less bubble gummy - boo!

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  3. United Healthcare = Blackburn Rovers

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    1. YES! Can't believe I didn't think of that.

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  4. It's nice to see that BMC made an effort to update their look.

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  5. Just sent you the new jersey for what was Vini Fantini via Twitter – is it possible to award minus scores?!

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    1. I saw that. I think an intern designed that. An color-blind intern. In the third grade.

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    2. One of my favourite kits, my lack of taste upsets me.

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  6. Not that I care about this team, but I read that the UCI rejected the Androni Giocattoli jersey because it had too many logos.

    As for a team I DO care about, I can learn to love the Giant-Shimano jersey, especially considering who is wearing it.

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