Originally Posted by Pentacycle
Yeah, Saxo is the only one they got right, but the other 'grades' are all just wrong in some way.
I actually agree with most of them.
design is brilliant, definitely the best. No wonder it's made by Sportful.
is actually very good, maybe not really A+ but they got it definitely right. Very modern, classy, sleek and clean. and I love that full black, to pair with a nude carbon bike...awesome.
outfit is great. Could've been probably better on the front, especially on the upper part, yet they blended the shirt with the bibs awesomely. And lime green is the best freaking colour in cycling
outfit design is coherent with their bike design, mind you I really dislike it, but at least that homogeneity deserves a +.
is another great kit, definitely agree with the review.
, they went with a more "organic" look and feel, and with that change in the fonts it looks more modern. They're the "carrots", you get what you expect, nothing great yet good overall, and one of the easiest to spot.
strikes me as terribly bland. To me the reviewer got it wrong in this case, it sure as hell is clean and gives the corporate feeling, yet it feels like something coming from an insurance brochure. It doesn't scream, it doesn't feel fast, it doesn't feel bike racing, it doesn't feel anything. Bland, bland, bland again.
is great, and deserves to be amongst the top. Visually bold, with that dark elegant green underlined by those touches of lime green and yellow. Great kit.
is a good kit which could've been classic, and maybe it'll be in 2014 who knows. that neon pink is pure awesomeness, if they just played better with that lime green they could've got an absolute winner. In the end it's more meh than yay.
is definitely improved. The overall design is a little mess, but the colours are bolder and bolder and the choice of more white was good. What really makes this kit amazing tho is that yellow right arm: a bold and brilliant move. Bold is the key here, a great kit for bold riders.
didn't really change. The kit is something strange, which crazily works. It is unpleasant, unclassy, yet that vintage look makes it somehow work. And actually what makes it work, leaving aside the awesome argyle, is that ****ty brown. Moreover they created something you easily spot and identify. It's incredibly a yes.
is more or less the same, with minor changes to the argyle thing. I'm not particularly fond of it, because they could've tried something more with the argyle (I miss the old Garmin-Slipstream...), and I'm not totally convinced by the positioning of the logos. It works, but they went a little too far with the corporate design for my liking.
gets worse every year: it looks like they had no idea how to change for 2013 so they put some white, changed some lines and that's it. No direction, no style. A mess.
kit is plainly ridiculous. There are far better kits over at Decathlon. And that "Blanco" font is ugly as hell. Oh boy, it's Blancofail all over again.
is another ruined kit. It could've been better if they went the bold route like yester year , what with that lime green 1T4i and bold colours. Now it's just another corporate and soulless ****. That's really a no-no.
is an improved Blanco kit. Still boring and cheap.