Quiz: which cycling brand are you?

Take our simple quiz to find out!

by Dave Atkinson   August 21, 2014  

Brand Quiz

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Everyone's got an opinion on which cycling gear is the best. This one's too expensive. That one isn't up to the job. You could just buy a bin liner and cut some holes in it, etc and so on. But there's a world of cycling gear out there. Which should YOU choose?

Well, we're helpful souls here at road.cc, so we've put together this handy* quiz. Just answer the simple and not-at-all-leading questions and we'll match you up with one of ten popular cycling brands. What could be easier? We've made sure that we cater for everyone, from the bargain hunter through to the big spender. So take a couple of minutes out of your day to see what brand we recommend for you. Enjoy!

*OBVIOUS SATIRE DISCLAIMER: it's just a bit of fun, silly.

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You got: Craft

You like to think you're a bit too cool for own-brand gear, although you're not prepared to throw masses of money after that conviction. So it's decent value Swedish attire for you.


Pah! Not Italian enough! Waiting

posted by don simon [242 posts]
21st August 2014 - 15:53

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It's says craft, but I have none of their stuff.

I don't really buy brands since campag stopped the sports wear, it just but what's half decent when it's discounted and put it away till something else gets relegated.

All Campag

posted by Flying Scot [670 posts]
21st August 2014 - 16:22

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Craft, which all of my base layers are! But Castelli for show.

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posted by harman_mogul [155 posts]
21st August 2014 - 16:29

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Craft for me. Was Lidl or Aldi a possible option though?

posted by matttheaudit [51 posts]
21st August 2014 - 16:30

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I got dhb and nearly all my kit is dhb. Can I take the "what are next week's lottery numbers" quiz next?

493rd in GC Fantasy TdF 2014

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posted by Sanderville [229 posts]
21st August 2014 - 16:57

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I got Aldi. Most of my cycling specific clothing is indeed from Aldi. Smile

posted by armb [39 posts]
21st August 2014 - 16:58

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FUNNY! I'll be the one at the back of the pack gasping for breath in cheap shoes and baggy shorts with a big grin on me face. Oh, I got DHB, which makes sense...

posted by Morgan700cc [18 posts]
21st August 2014 - 17:22

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I got Castelli:
"Just make sure you're number's visible on the next sportive"

Did you get the intern to write the quiz? Wink

posted by MrElChristoph [2 posts]
21st August 2014 - 18:14

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Got DHB, but I wouldn't touch wiggle with a bargepole!

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posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [605 posts]
21st August 2014 - 18:40

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Craft too. Hoped I'd be trendier with a Vulpine or Castelli.

posted by Cafe Rider [5 posts]
21st August 2014 - 18:56

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You got: Castelli lol bout right

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posted by Leodis [239 posts]
21st August 2014 - 18:57

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Vulpine - Remarkably accurate assessment.

posted by paulrbarnard [147 posts]
21st August 2014 - 19:41

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Vulpine! I'm more of a Rapha come Castelli kind of guy though.

posted by Colin Peyresourde [1200 posts]
21st August 2014 - 20:02

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Castelli for me, though in real life I own none. Pearl Izumi, Craft and Madison for value.

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posted by andyspaceman [233 posts]
21st August 2014 - 20:37

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MercuryOne wrote:
My oldest top is from 2007, has been washed 200 times and my wife asked in January if it was new?

You mean she'd forgotten that she'd washed it 200 times? Confused

posted by truffy [525 posts]
21st August 2014 - 21:01

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Craft mmm I tend to favour casteli

HMCC

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posted by Beefy [169 posts]
21st August 2014 - 21:11

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Craft : I actually have quite a bit of their stuff...

posted by edster99 [207 posts]
21st August 2014 - 21:38

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It says Altura but that's not right; it's mostly Lidl for me!

posted by barbarus [34 posts]
21st August 2014 - 22:20

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I laughed...

posted by guidob [57 posts]
22nd August 2014 - 7:42

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I got Vulpine... which is nice. I'm mostly kitted out with Rapha and Castelli but I do like their style Cool .

Ooh they've got a sale on Big Grin . Might have to pad out the winter wear wardrobe.

posted by rore [18 posts]
22nd August 2014 - 8:03

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Craft, which is about right. Got a top of theirs which is good. Lots of similar stuff from other suppliers at SportPursuit.com for the image and cost conscious out there.

Can't bring myself to do lidl or Aldi but don't want to pay Rapha or Castelli prices although some good sale priced Castelli team kits (Garmin Sharp and Qhubeka) on the above site are tempting but that raises the replica kit issue. Can my riding support replica team kit? Maybe just the bib shorts although I am sure none of the team riders need the XL or XXL size.

Nice bit of fun

posted by Salkeldi [10 posts]
22nd August 2014 - 8:25

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Got Craft, don't own any. Thinking

I 've got Twin Six and Foska jerseys, numerous and Giordana bibs and longs.

TDL

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posted by tourdelound [92 posts]
22nd August 2014 - 8:56

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Yup. I got Lidl Smile

posted by mrsminx411 [86 posts]
22nd August 2014 - 9:33

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mrsminx411 wrote:
Yup. I got Lidl Smile

me too, but most of my purchases are from Go Outdoors, Amazon and my local bike shop...

posted by Paul_C [257 posts]
22nd August 2014 - 10:51

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Craft for me. Forgive my ignorance, never heard of the brand

In reality I have lots of Specialized's top end clothing because I worked in a concept store, good crazy cheap staff deals and its nice kit

Since moving to a new job, I'm building up a nice selection of Santini SMS but for better weather, with the Spesh kit for murky weather

posted by hampstead_bandit [219 posts]
22nd August 2014 - 16:58

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I got Castelli but my needs are a little more Specialized

posted by Initialised [191 posts]
22nd August 2014 - 19:58

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Craft, but actually I'm LUSSO. Get some British gear behind this quiz!

posted by MikeL [18 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 10:25

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MikeL wrote:
Craft, but actually I'm LUSSO. Get some British gear behind this quiz!

I got dhb (Brit) others got Altura (sensible Brit), Endura. Nearly sure that Rapha and Vulpine got an honorary mention as well. Think that's a good collection of Brit clothing. Me. I prefer Tweed. A fun quiz though and tongue in cheek.

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posted by giff77 [1068 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 11:15

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More Buzzfeed like quizzes please!

I am saying 'be Castelli, be Castelli.' 'Ha!' I got Castelli.
The last four fullish priced items I have bought were Castelli, including the superb Sanremo. The very first kit I ever bought was Castelli ONCE 1999, Laurent Jalabert and all that.



I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer, I spat out Plath and Pinter.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1431 posts]
24th August 2014 - 13:28

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I got ~Craft~ must be time to bin the Castelli! Big Grin

posted by Pipkins [4 posts]
4th September 2014 - 18:00

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