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Ikea is not normally our favourite place but last time we were there we walked out with something altogether snazzier than flatpack furniture – co-sponsorship of a professional racing outfit Team Planet X – road.cc. Nice.

Getting a team was the easy bit though now comes the altogether tougher challenge of kitting them out with some dapper jerseys that'll make 'em stand out in the peloton (no race radio in the Premier Calendar or Tour Series this year) and on TV and that all their soon to be legions of fans would be happy to wear too.

That's where you all come in, we've had the digital colouring kits out and we've come up with some designs, we think we've got a winner – that's it up top. It's been mahyem* getting to this point so… we'd like to run it past you lot first. After all we've always said road.cc is a club – that's what the .cc is there for so – tell us what you think. 

The jerseys here are our final shortlist in descending order, but check the gallery to see the longer list – click on the gallery pics and comment on the ones you like – Planet X may make more than one team jersey… some of them in wool too.

 

This one riffs on the old del tongo Colnago jersey. A big favourite with Planet X boss Dave Loughran - cos it reminds him of when he was 18.

 We liked the del tongo vibe too, but in blue… don't tell Dave.

 

Taking an all together more Belgian inspired turn of direction is this daring little green number. 

 

Stepping away from the retro theme this one is sure to stand out in a crowd or a sprint for the line. Runs the blue jersey a close second in these parts.  

 We'll be talking a lot more about the new team in the coming days and weeks introducing you to the riders and their bikes… some sort of Planet X we're guessing. When you pop in to IKEA for some meatballs, sponsoring a racing team is not usually high on the agenda, but now that we've got one we're going to enjoy it in new and different ways, and we're going to share that fun around.

So, which one's your favourite jersey?

*Expect some exciting Mayhem based news in the very near future.

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.

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miffed [162 posts] 6 years ago
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Im a fan of the white jersey with the red stripe. Not a big fan of the dark green jersey. Also hasnt the Argyll been taken by slipstream?

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cat1commuter [1421 posts] 6 years ago
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I like the ones with hoops around the collar and cuffs. retro9b, the one you chose for your main pic, is my favorite. I think the white one is a bit too much like a national champions jersey.

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amundsen [9 posts] 6 years ago
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Hmm... I'm thinking if you didn't win the Tour you might want to stay away from the Yellow. Same for the Green unless your Thor.

I don’t think Garmin own argyle so I’m voting for "Dev5".

Long live the argyle!

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jova54 [649 posts] 6 years ago
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Choices, choices

I like the main picture design, very clean and simple but would prefer to wear the retro7 design as it would make me look slimmer  4

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James Warrener [1081 posts] 6 years ago
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miffed wrote:

Also hasnt the Argyll been taken by slipstream?

true but the road.cc jerseys are argyle too...

http://road.cc/content/blog/1780-its-here

...and here is my review of said garment.

//road.cc/sites/default/files/images/dev8.gallery_thumbnail.png) this one is my fave...

Any chance of getting them in before March when the Spain stag cycling trip is on?

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stuke [335 posts] 6 years ago
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dev3 gets my vote, closely followed by retro 7

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Martin Thomas [380 posts] 6 years ago
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retro7 for me

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AdamML [69 posts] 6 years ago
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Go green...

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Shelley Childs [4 posts] 6 years ago
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Yellow 'Del Tongo' one all the way Chez

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Jon Burrage [998 posts] 6 years ago
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dev 5 for me. Be true to your roots! Argle does need to play a part, no matter how much I like some of the others but the argle needs to show.

What sort of launch date and rrp will we be looking at? Fancy riding up the tourmalet and on a few sportives with one of these on my back. Shorts to match? Just need the planet x carbon pro to complete the look!

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jobysp [143 posts] 6 years ago
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DEV-7 for me. You'll sure stand out.

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DaSy [687 posts] 6 years ago
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I like retro9b, my only issue would be with the Luxembourg National Champions stripes on the collar and sleeves.

I think retro4 would get my overall vote.

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James Warrener [1081 posts] 6 years ago
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Just noticed a new strap line of "the cycling website" on the jerseys too.

Will my Road.cc "Pedal powered" jersey become a collectors item?

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Raouligan [11 posts] 6 years ago
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I really like the Green, could you get them made in wool by someone nice like Colomba or Shutt VR they'd look classy and be really nice then!

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SinglespeedJarv [6 posts] 6 years ago
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I'd have gone for Retro5, but out of the four short-listed it would have to be the green

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Simon E [2652 posts] 6 years ago
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//road.cc/sites/default/files/images/retro9b.gallery_thumbnail.png)
retro9b, with the pale blue & red bands, looks really good to me. It doesn't remind me of any other team, while the Planet X and road.cc both stand out separately.

Second choice would be the red & black dev8, but I'd want to see something on the sleeves e.g. stripes like the Sven Nys green one has.

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Raouligan [11 posts] 6 years ago
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The green is quite like the old Wiels jerseys, which were very nice.

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therevokid [932 posts] 6 years ago
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hhhmmmm retro7 or if i could have any .... retro8,
reminds me a lot of the Carrera Jeans days  1

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step-hent [720 posts] 6 years ago
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first post after lurking for a while...

retro 7 is great, with the currently chosen one as second choice...

someone mentioned the road.cc jerseys above - are they still available?

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Trev Allen [132 posts] 6 years ago
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My Top three in no particular order

Dev 3, Dev 3, Dev 3!

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 6 years ago
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Good to hear from you step-hent

We're sold out of road.cc jerseys… we might do some more though, they are lovely

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 6 years ago
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Or maybe we'll do a version of Dev 3 as the next generation shirt.

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DaSy [687 posts] 6 years ago
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Wasn't there some talk of a merino or sportwool version of the Road.cc jersey a while back?

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Trev Allen [132 posts] 6 years ago
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What about Dev 3 as a Road.cc shirt and the Pro team have a different design unavailable to the public. It makes the Pro jersey much more reputable then. I hate seeing people ride around in Discovery Kit - it’s so not cool. You won't see "Vecchio Jo" riding in a team kit he doesn't race for. What that man doesn't know about cycling style faux pas is not worth knowing.

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Raouligan [11 posts] 6 years ago
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I'm sure I saw thus crud race guards on Vecchio Jo's best bike, I think his style guru status is perhaps starting to wane ;0)

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Fringe [1047 posts] 6 years ago
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mmm.. i reckon Dev8 mainly because if you've not got team kit shorts it would go with any old pair of black shorts very well.

and as Trev Allen says maybe the retro9b for the pro team, if you can stretch to that, if not well i suspect i'll buy one whatever makes the final choice  1

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matt_fantastic [86 posts] 6 years ago
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retro 8 for me - i like the red, while and blue...

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canyonsi [31 posts] 6 years ago
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Dev4 me thinks

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Coodsta [112 posts] 6 years ago
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Retro 9b for the team and how about a sportwool/merino vesion in a different colour scheme for us lot..

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Fringe [1047 posts] 6 years ago
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will the planet x/road.cc team be following suit and sport 'guards as well  4

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