Team Leopard Trek reveal race kit

New ProTour squad go for subtle styling

by Mat Brett   January 7, 2011  

Trek Leopard team kit

New ProTour outfit Team Leopard Trek, home to Fabian Cancellara and the Schleck brothers, have passed up the opportunity to deck themselves out in full animal print and gone for a race strip that’s altogether classier.

The Craft-made kit is black and white with a blue band around the chest. Here in the road.cc office, we can’t decide whether it’s Cambridge blue or duck egg blue. Oli has gone leftfield by claiming it’s teal – but he’s wrong.

Team Leopard Trek have eschewed the traditional ‘mobile billboard’ approach too, and the sponsors’ logos are, shockingly, fairly subtle… from the front, at least. That said, you won’t be left in any doubt who the title sponsor and bike suppliers are when it comes to side-on shots. Each rider gets his name printed on the neck too.

It looks pretty cool to us. We’re giving it a thumbs up for style.

 

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Looks like Celeste to me. Are they on the wrong bikes in that case?

posted by Chrisc [144 posts]
7th January 2011 - 14:59

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Nothing wrong with animal print, I love my red Vuelta leader's jersey* (which has more spots than the version sported during the race by Nibali etc). Although it was worrying to see a remarkably similar print on a blouse in the window of a local shop that caters for the fashion needs of ladies of a certain age Surprise

" Confession - no, I've never led the Vuelta on GC, apologies to traditionalists who don't think I should be wearing it Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8505 posts]
7th January 2011 - 15:03

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All the grief that Sky got last year, and now Leopard come up with this Rapha clone.

Was interesting to see Frank in the equally understated Lux national champs shirt - will Andy have a primrose stripe as maillot jaune come July?

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posted by andylul [414 posts]
7th January 2011 - 15:25

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Rapha clone? Looks more like Shutt VR to me Thinking

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4160 posts]
7th January 2011 - 15:27

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Now you mention it, it is a bit celeste. Quite a lot, in fact.

posted by Mat Brett [1957 posts]
7th January 2011 - 15:32

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Bianchi would have been a million times cooler than Trek.

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posted by CliveDS [39 posts]
7th January 2011 - 16:14

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CliveDS wrote:
Bianchi would have been a million times cooler than Trek.
ANYTHING is cooler than Trek. They may produce brilliant and effective bikes, but a cool bike? Not that I've ever seen! I ride Trek, and ALWAYS wish it were Bianchi! Day Dreaming

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posted by simonmb [360 posts]
7th January 2011 - 18:36

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I ride Bianchi and have never given much thought to Trek...

posted by Chrisc [144 posts]
7th January 2011 - 19:54

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tony_farrelly wrote:
Rapha clone? Looks more like Shutt VR to me Thinking

I thought so too.. Wink

Pete

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posted by Miggers [63 posts]
7th January 2011 - 20:47

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So not one of yours Pete?

posted by Chrisc [144 posts]
7th January 2011 - 22:43

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Chrisc wrote:
I ride Bianchi and have never given much thought to Trek...

+1

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1299 posts]
8th January 2011 - 7:45

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Jury is out on this one. Not sure I'm too fond of it..any rear shots of it?

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posted by The _Kaner [498 posts]
8th January 2011 - 10:24

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While I am a big fan of subtlety is this not just that little bit too subtle? And at a distance is not a million miles from Sky, especially if riders are shown from head on and they are in the drops. You'll mostly see the shoulders (black) and maybe some of the blue band. Ah well,let's see what 2012 brings.

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posted by bikeandy61 [399 posts]
8th January 2011 - 14:58

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leopard trek, garmin-cervelo and sky all in very similar jerseys. I dont envy being Phil Liggett trying to pick 2nd place and down at all the major sprint finishes this year.

posted by miffed [163 posts]
8th January 2011 - 15:54

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