Is it ever okay to wear team kit?

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bedampft
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by bedampft

Wookski wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:26 am
I'm surprised at how many people are cool with wearing team kit. I get the Eroica thing- it's fun like dressing up for Halloween but a non pro in pro kit is really frowned upon here. It looks super hubbardy. Even ex pros don't wear team kit!
Why wouldn't we? While out training we meet hundreds of drivers and pedestrains, they surely don't care or even know. And from the dozens of cyclists we see, maybe one is "not cool" with it. So what? Why should i care what one complete stranger, probably wearing mono coloured Rapha/PNS/whatever kit, riding on a black bike thinks of me, wearing my old Sunweb kit? Judging other people for wearing teamkit says more about yourself, then them.

/At the end of season older team kit is also cheap to buy, but still works pretty well.

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bedampft wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:18 pm
Why should i care what one complete stranger, probably wearing mono coloured Rapha/PNS/whatever kit, riding on a black bike thinks of me, wearing my old Sunweb kit? Judging other people for wearing teamkit says more about yourself, then them.

/At the end of season older team kit is also cheap to buy, but still works pretty well.
the bold is kinda telling right ? :noidea:
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Teams (well mostly sponsors) want you to wear their jersey. Imagine if no kids ever bought their favourite hockey, or football, etc... team jersey to go out and play "pro" ?
That's the way to go kids :beerchug: .
Personally, I'd never wear one though... :lol: :lol:

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Wear what you like. If you aren't "cycling skinny", you may look silly in full team kit. :wink:

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Why wear kit of a team your not part off. I am not likely to be asked to ride for team inneos so i wont wear there kit. I am a member of the west Suffolk wheelers so I wear there kit. I am not a member of cycle club sudbury and dont wear there kit. Simples really.

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LouisN wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:55 pm
Teams (well mostly sponsors) want you to wear their jersey. Imagine if no kids ever bought their favourite hockey, or football, etc... team jersey to go out and play "pro" ?
That's the way to go kids :beerchug: .
Personally, I'd never wear one though... :lol: :lol:

Louis :)
Parents would be alot richer if there kids did not wear team jerseys. You get to wear a player's strip if your that player, otherwise why. Really just because you can does not mean you should.waste of money if you ask me.

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Not exactly practical, but I feel like you should at least be riding the same brand bike as the team kit you're sporting...
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I think it only becomes a thing when you're riding in competitive clubs or local racing scene. Enthusiasts might roll their eyes at rainbow or significant jerseys. Likely due to the fact that there is a respect for what it takes to obtain them and reach that level.. which most club riders are not anywhere near.

Team wear is kind of the same thing. We're not pro, so don't dress like the pros. Expensive, good kit is one thing, but replica is another.

I know I'd feel a bit embarrassed turning up to a club ride in replica kit. I bought some Castelli Sky mesh vests for under the jersey, purely for the fact they were going very cheap. They only have a discreet Sky on the chest but I make sure the Jersey is zipped up so not visable in a club / race ride!

The weekend enthusiast, I don't think replica kit is really an issue. If that is what's got them out on the bike then fair play.

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silvalis wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:16 pm
Not exactly practical, but I feel like you should at least be riding the same brand bike as the team kit you're sporting...
Is that not the ultimate no no... turn up on a Venge wearing Sagan Bora kit with the WC strips! You better have the legs to back it up!!

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Not a fan of non-pros wearing pro team kits, you aren't paid for that and in my eyes just look like a dork (wannabe pro) or so. However if you're member of a local club it's fine to wear their kit. I'd also consider ok wearing the Porn Pedallers kit just for kicks. :-D

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okimy wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:49 pm
You should wear whatever you like. I only got into cycling about two years ago and my first proper kit was a Canyon Sram teamkit because I liked the look. Back then i got the sizing a bit wrong though (too loose) and the padding on the shorts isn't really doing its job anymore. I'll have to get a new set before Brexit.
That kit is so subtle that it doesn't really count. It's the exception to the rule, although it may be a little off if you're not riding a Canyon.

MRM wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:36 pm
Wear what you like. If you aren't "cycling skinny", you may look silly in full team kit. :wink:
I think the opposite is true. Other than looking not very good in a form fitting kit in general, it's a clear sign that you realize that you'll never be confused with [Pro rider].

That 300lb guy in the Bora WC jersey...dream big my man, dream big.

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silvalis wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:16 pm
Not exactly practical, but I feel like you should at least be riding the same brand bike as the team kit you're sporting...
What about other cycling disciplines? TEAM SKY kits appears at XCM events too
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by AJS914

Not a fan of non-pros wearing pro team kits, you aren't paid for that
Some of you haven't considered that pro teams actually want you to wear their kit and support their team. NFL teams probably sell more kit than the entire budget of the average pro cycling team. this is one area where pro cycling falls short. No long lasting branding - team kit changes all the time - team name changes when the sponsor changes - etc.

Why does anyone think that wearing a pro team jersey is being a "wanna be". Nobody is going to mistake the average joe for being a member of team Sky.

Wear what you want because you think it looks good or to support your favorite team. People in my club mostly wear their club jersey but some guys wear pro team kit and nobody cares.

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ooo wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:57 am
What about other cycling disciplines? TEAM SKY kits appears at XCM events too
that's just strange, to the point that I'd assume someone is trying to be ironic...
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spdntrxi wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:22 pm
bedampft wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:18 pm
Why should i care what one complete stranger, probably wearing mono coloured Rapha/PNS/whatever kit, riding on a black bike thinks of me, wearing my old Sunweb kit? Judging other people for wearing teamkit says more about yourself, then them.

/At the end of season older team kit is also cheap to buy, but still works pretty well.
the bold is kinda telling right ? :noidea:
should i add "/ironie" or smilies especially for your convenience?
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This whole "no team kit and stick up the ass" attitude is one reason why many new people don't turn up on club(rides) or other events. Cyclists seem not very welcoming to newbies and outsiders.

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