Garmin-Cervélo unveils 2011 kit

Cervélo’s black dominates, not much argyle, and is there potential for confusion with Team Sky?

by Simon_MacMichael   January 2, 2011  

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Team Garmin-Cervélo has finally revealed its 2011 kit, which sees Cervélo’s black dominate and Garmin’s orange disappear, with the latter’s signature argyle check relegated to some subtle detailing on neck, the left sleeve of the jersey, and left cuff of the short.

The kit is produced by Italian kit supplier Castelli, which made Cervélo’s 2010 kit – Garmin-Transitions was manufactured by Pearl Izumi, which fell out with team owner Slipstream Sports earlier this year, filing a lawsuit in which it alleged that Slipstream had infringed its intellectual property in relation to its ‘winged’ skinsuits.

The new jerseys were debuted earlier today in the opening round of the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic in Geelong, won by HTC-Columbia’s Matt Goss, and we’re looking forward to seeing how they come across on TV – we suspect there might be a little room for confusion with Team Sky in head-on bunch shots or in aerial views, mind you that big "é" will help as long as the riders are hunched down over the bars.

Castelli will be supplying Garmin-Cervélo’s riders with a full range of team kit including its nearly seamless Body Paint Speedsuit.
 

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Looks great if you ask me

posted by stereojet [114 posts]
2nd January 2011 - 10:33

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A bit 'Team Sky'...

posted by Pifko [85 posts]
2nd January 2011 - 11:34

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I agree, same colour scheme as Sky. I'm surprised they haven't put the riders names down the trunk

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
2nd January 2011 - 11:37

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That looks really good.
Hopefully we'll get to see the green version on Thor's back...

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing..."

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posted by Cooks [478 posts]
2nd January 2011 - 18:26

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Shame.

The argyle should have been kept more prominently. It does look like a variation of team sky. I know the old garmin kit was a bit, well, of an aquired taste but thats what made it rgeat, it was unique.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
2nd January 2011 - 18:53

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Glad I snapped the old one up when it was cheap at the end of last season !

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1219 posts]
2nd January 2011 - 21:15

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Cooks wrote:
That looks really good.
Hopefully we'll get to see the green version on Thor's back...

And the rainbow bands of the World Champion Smile

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posted by Simon E [1902 posts]
3rd January 2011 - 21:13

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Not just the rainbow bands on Thor's kit, but on Emma Pooley's in TTs too...

For me, it's a big shame about the lack of argyle though.

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posted by AdamML [72 posts]
4th January 2011 - 17:25

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Yes, agree with the others bit too much like Sky Team colours and how many times do we really need to see the sponsors logo...?

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posted by jabbakwoky [33 posts]
6th January 2011 - 20:59

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For those (like me) who're more interested in the old Garmin argyle kit, check out the team issue sale on ProBikeKit.

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posted by AdamML [72 posts]
7th January 2011 - 14:47

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I'm not keen, it's just a bit too black for me. The old argyle was class (though admittedly it took a while to grow on me at first).

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posted by OllyC [35 posts]
12th January 2011 - 20:18

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