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roadman
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by roadman

The Sky kit looks good, distinctively Rapha. Maybe a smaller Union Jack on the right sleeve would be better.

It does look a bit Thunderbirds uniform though with the full kit :)

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mjduct
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by mjduct

I cheer for quite a few of these guys, but man I feel sorry for them. While SKY is traveling with custom mattresses and pillows for all their riders. These poor guys at Lotto have to spend half their training time posing for ridiculous photo's:

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genesis692
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by genesis692

asv wrote:I will never understand the irrational hate for Rapha. I have a bunch of pieces from them with excellent fit and quality.


I don't have a problem with Rapha, but I definitely wouldn't name "fit" as one of their strong points.

Geoff
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by Geoff

The old kit (also MOA) was really good. The Team had a diffent jersey and bibs for every possible occasion. The fit was really good too. Some of the jerseys used 5 different kinds of fabric. Yeah, it may be a bit 'one-note' from a design perspective but from a technical perspective, it is among the favorite kits in my collection. I hope the 'Rapha' kit is as good as the 'Adidas' stuff...

KWalker
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by KWalker

genesis692 wrote:
asv wrote:I will never understand the irrational hate for Rapha. I have a bunch of pieces from them with excellent fit and quality.


I don't have a problem with Rapha, but I definitely wouldn't name "fit" as one of their strong points.


If Rapha doesn't fit you, try a more generous club cut of another brand. I've found it to be very form fitting and appropriately proportioned despite having an odd torso/arm length for my height.
Don't take me too seriously. The only person that doesn't hate Froome.
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devinci
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by devinci

Apparently, Burry Stander died today, dont know the circumstances. What a sad lost for MTBing, a young talent is gone. He was an awesome rider, he even replied to me on Twitter qhen I asked questions about specialized fit. So sad.

Rip

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HammerTime2
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by HammerTime2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burry_Stander wrote:Burry Stander Passed away in a cycling accident in Shelly Beach, South Africa on 3 January 2013.

pastronef
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by pastronef

http://pics.lockerz.com/s/274207818

Garmin's use Ultegra di2 on their training bikes

Clivee
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by Clivee

Rest in peace Burry Stander
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HammerTime2
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by HammerTime2

More information:

http://www.sport24.co.za/OtherSport/Cycling/SA-cyclist-Burry-Stander-dies-20130103 wrote:Cape Town - South African mountain biker champion Burry Stander has been killed while training at Shelly Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Thursday.

Reports indicate that Stander, 25, was killed after being hit by a taxi.

http://ewn.co.za/2013/01/03/Mountainbike-master-Burry-Stander-dies wrote:JOHANNESBURG - Mountain bike master Burry Stander has died after being run-over by a motor vehicle on KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast.

SA Cycling president William Newman confirmed on Thursday that the 25-year-old was out training when the accident happened.

It is believed his father was riding with him at the time.

He was out training, and apparently there was a motorist accident.

Franklin
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by Franklin

The Lampre bikes being built up.

Interesting info about Cunego's Merida.

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by campbellrae

RIP Burry Stander. Thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time.

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HammerTime2
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by HammerTime2

Wow, I've heard of low budget operations, but this is ridiculous.

Franklin
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by Franklin

HammerTime2 wrote:Wow, I've heard of low budget operations, but this is ridiculous.


Well, he says it has custom longer TT :mrgreen:

And who says you shouldn't age bikes like tubes?

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tonytourist
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by tonytourist

Horrible news about Burry. RIP! :cry:

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