Mark Cavendish launches CVNDSH clothing range with Specialized

Mark Cavendish collaborates with Specialized on signature clothing range designed with speed in mind

by David Arthur   April 25, 2014  

This week in London Mark Cavendish revealed his CVNDSH Collection by Specialized, a range of signature jerseys, shorts, helmets and shoes with a green colour scheme, paying homage to the Tour de France green points jersey. The brand actually launched last year with a Specialized Venge road bike painted in the signature green and black colour scheme.

The range includes two jerseys, bib shorts, a helmet, shoes and socks, plus the Specialized Edition S-Works Venge launched a year ago. While the range appears to be current Specialized products in a new colour with Mark's signature, such as the Evade aero helmet pictured above, Mark insists he was involved with the development of the range.

“The bottom line is that the pieces are just so, so good,” explained Mark. “It isn’t just my name on a jersey because I’ll never do that. I believe in the equipment, I personally helped design them with the team and I believe in the ability they have to help a rider be the fastest they can be."

There's no word on pricing or availability at the time or writing. More info on the range can be seen at  www.specialized.com

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“It isn’t just my name on a jersey because I’ll never do that."

Bets that within 5 years he's on some form of reality TV program?

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posted by themartincox [337 posts]
25th April 2014 - 18:23

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How do you actually pronounce 'CVNDSH'? Are all the vowels missing to save weight or to improve aero performance?

posted by Joeinpoole [247 posts]
25th April 2014 - 18:34

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that's got to be the biggest anti climax to a 'signature' collection I've ever seen. "green colour scheme".... well, I've heard less is more but that is ridiculous as I'm sure the price will be Surprise

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posted by philly [16 posts]
25th April 2014 - 19:37

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I like the name CVNDSH... it means you can customise your choice of vowels. I think Civondash is my favourite.

posted by Quince [128 posts]
25th April 2014 - 20:11

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It's just the noise that he makes as he hurtles past everyone else in a sprint finish!

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posted by CStar [12 posts]
25th April 2014 - 20:28

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Oh dear, more I'll be buying. Looked on the US website for prices. Got to match the bike!!

The spesh/cvndsh site mentions a new Venge on the way soon too.

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25th April 2014 - 20:51

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The jersey is £140
The shorts are £160
The shoes are £260

Ill just leave that information hanging there for a while and see what happens...............

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25th April 2014 - 21:35

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Some Fella wrote:
The jersey is £140
The shorts are £160
The shoes are £260

Ill just leave that information hanging there for a while and see what happens...............

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25th April 2014 - 21:45

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FCK THT SHT

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25th April 2014 - 22:16

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FCK THT XPNSV SHT, G T LD ND ALD T'S MCH CHPR

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
25th April 2014 - 22:26

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TH FRST RL F CVNDSH CLB S; Y D NT TLK BT CVNDSH CLB.

posted by Joeinpoole [247 posts]
25th April 2014 - 23:32

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All this makes me wonder whether SKY is really a contraction of something else. Maybe they are actually Team Soakey. They sound a lot more splishy-splashy and fun-loving that way! Go Team Soakey! Leave them sopping!

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26th April 2014 - 3:12

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XTRMTR by Primal Scream is a great Electro-rock album, worth a listen.


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posted by bikeboy76 [1251 posts]
26th April 2014 - 12:42

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My printer was doing the same thing with those green lines all over the page, turns out I needed a new ink cartridge. Problem solved.

posted by Nick T [804 posts]
26th April 2014 - 12:59

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Mks rph lk chp.

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1058 posts]
26th April 2014 - 14:27

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Cav is evidently a massive fan of Only Connect (and not just for when V C-M wears something low cut)

posted by allez neg [4 posts]
26th April 2014 - 21:35

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This lack of vowels is like reading Welsh.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3099 posts]
28th April 2014 - 10:46

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The shoes are only a tenner (£20 in some cases) more than their branded equivalent from spesh btw.....a tenners markup on retail is probably reasonable enough tbh. Though I think the spesh shoes are ridiculously priced anyway!

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
28th April 2014 - 12:34

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Did Cav ask for all the vowels to be removed to ensure that Specialised wouldn't sue him for having the same name as one of their product ranges?

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posted by Dapper Giles [49 posts]
28th April 2014 - 14:38

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Dapper Giles wrote:
Did Cav ask for all the vowels to be removed to ensure that Specialised wouldn't sue him for having the same name as one of their product ranges?

Haha good point! Saying that, they don't let simple things like words being spelt differently stop them (Allez/Alize), or worry about who had the name first!

posted by numbercruncher [28 posts]
28th April 2014 - 14:52

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Th _Knr...
kind of works...nice jersey...but unfortunately me being a roly poly smout...precludes me from purchasing, for that reason I'm out!
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posted by The _Kaner [409 posts]
28th April 2014 - 15:07

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