The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

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The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby thegreatdivide » Fri Jan 04, 2013 14:14 pm

For those that can't cope with the Pro Race forum :lol: here it is...

http://www.rapha.cc/shop

Well done Rapha. A big two fingers up to the price moaners and I think it looks boss ;-)
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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby jordan_217 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 14:23 pm

I'm coming round to it, TBH. When I seen the initial photos of just the jersey I wasn't that impressed but it looks much nicer as a whole kit and when not being modeled by cyclists who weigh less than my five year old Son.

The Norwegian champs colored jersey looks the dogs but I do prefer the Craft one that EBH and Co were wearing at the WC's. I can't find that online anywhere otherwise, I would snap it up.
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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby cougie » Fri Jan 04, 2013 14:34 pm

The link above broke ?

Try this : http://www.rapha.cc/shop/team-sky

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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby thegreatdivide » Fri Jan 04, 2013 14:34 pm

Nah - it just crashed because it's so busy. Back again.
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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby ad_snow » Fri Jan 04, 2013 14:42 pm

I'm impressed by how 'reasonable' the prices are. Could have been a lot higher and people still would have bought it. Can see this selling out and staying sold out for at least a couple of months.

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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby meesterbond » Fri Jan 04, 2013 14:43 pm

I'd agree with Jordan above... when I saw the inital pics on New Year's Day I thought it looked awful, but that might have had more to do with the model's (Wiggins) arms (pipe-cleaners) sticking out of what looked like a spray-on XXXS jersey.

Hardly a departure from last year's adidas kit, but I rather like it. I don't tend to wear team kits (other than the club kit) so I won't be buying it, but it's a step above most pro-tour kits out there.

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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby jordan_217 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 14:46 pm

Does anyone know if they'll be doing the Jerseys withouth the SKY branding? I really like that Norwegian champs jersey but don't like the branding on it.
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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby thegreatdivide » Fri Jan 04, 2013 14:51 pm

jordan_217 wrote:Does anyone know if they'll be doing the Jerseys withouth the SKY branding? I really like that Norwegian champs jersey but don't like the branding on it.


It looks like it's all badged up Pro Team kit - which isn't surprising because it's fantastic technical stuff. The bibs are the same.

The highlight for me is that it looks like I'll be able to get a new pair of black Pro Team mitts come April now that they've put the Sky version up. Best mitts you can buy - fact.
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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby ajb72 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 15:18 pm

Very impressed. The replica jersey seems to be based on the old lightweight jersey, but comes in cheaper. Well done Rapha for at least keeping it reasonable, and I bet the quality is higher than the old addidas replica kit.

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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby Coach H » Fri Jan 04, 2013 15:37 pm

ajb72 wrote:Very impressed. The replica jersey seems to be based on the old lightweight jersey, but comes in cheaper. Well done Rapha for at least keeping it reasonable, and I bet the quality is higher than the old addidas replica kit.


Not sure how this would be as it is widely accepted that both are actually made by MOA so I bet the quality is going to be pretty much the same :roll:
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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby ajb72 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 15:47 pm

Coach H wrote:
ajb72 wrote:Very impressed. The replica jersey seems to be based on the old lightweight jersey, but comes in cheaper. Well done Rapha for at least keeping it reasonable, and I bet the quality is higher than the old addidas replica kit.


Not sure how this would be as it is widely accepted that both are actually made by MOA so I bet the quality is going to be pretty much the same :roll:


Doesn't mean the material will be the same though does it? :roll: I owned a Rapha Condor Club jersey which seems to be the same as the new replica jersey, lovely bit of kit and the same as the older lightweight jersey. No scratchy feel which seems to be the niggle with the addidas kit.

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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby Coach H » Fri Jan 04, 2013 15:55 pm

ajb72 wrote:
Coach H wrote:
ajb72 wrote:Very impressed. The replica jersey seems to be based on the old lightweight jersey, but comes in cheaper. Well done Rapha for at least keeping it reasonable, and I bet the quality is higher than the old addidas replica kit.


Not sure how this would be as it is widely accepted that both are actually made by MOA so I bet the quality is going to be pretty much the same :roll:


Doesn't mean the material will be the same though does it? :roll: I owned a Rapha Condor Club jersey which seems to be the same as the new replica jersey, lovely bit of kit and the same as the older lightweight jersey. No scratchy feel which seems to be the niggle with the addidas kit.


I think we are at cross purposes. When you refered to quality I assumed build (stich?) quality not materials.
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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby ShutUpLegs » Fri Jan 04, 2013 15:57 pm

I quite like it, apart from the Blue bit
And the SKY logo

The 'supporters kit' is utter utter shite
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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby Gazspurs » Fri Jan 04, 2013 16:21 pm

Credit to Rapha for making it cost affective to the fans, as many others I thought they would take advantage of the buzz around Team Sky/Cycling and charge an absolute bomb!

Love the T-shirt & polo shirt which I will purchase in Feb when available, again excellently priced at 25 & 30 £

Love the personalised Wiggo replica jersey also but wouldn't wear out of personal preference

I'm sure there will be more to follow, would like to see a training type jersey, just the colouring without SKY blazed all over it.

Unfortunately such sponsorship will bring Rapha to the masses now but that was always gonna happen

A big well done to them though on some nice kit & very reasonable prices.

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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby BenKxK » Fri Jan 04, 2013 18:03 pm

What was wrong with Adidas? :(

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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby Raffles » Fri Jan 04, 2013 18:39 pm

thegreatdivide wrote:For those that can't cope with the Pro Race forum :lol: here it is...

http://www.rapha.cc/shop

Well done Rapha. A big two fingers up to the price moaners and I think it looks boss ;-)




£150 for a short sleeve jersey :shock: , does it come with a "I am a total mug" certificate ?
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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby MattC59 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 18:55 pm

Raffles wrote:
thegreatdivide wrote:For those that can't cope with the Pro Race forum :lol: here it is...

http://www.rapha.cc/shop

Well done Rapha. A big two fingers up to the price moaners and I think it looks boss ;-)




£150 for a short sleeve jersey :shock: , does it come with a "I am a total mug" certificate ?


Anything to back up your comment ?

I shall be ordering the £75 jersey.
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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby Bwgan » Fri Jan 04, 2013 18:57 pm

New to road cycling and I thought that the new kit was still steep (excuse the pun) without wanting to be a price moaner! But then again I had no idea what to expect with regards to the price! Feel like I give Sky enough money as it is!!!

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Re: The new Team Sky Rapha kit...

Postby verylonglegs » Fri Jan 04, 2013 19:09 pm

I'm not keen on team jerseys anyway but even so the issue for me with sky kit is the fact it's mostly black, not who makes it or the cost. Black kit isn't too nice to wear on a hot day..well at least from what I remember, long time since I experienced one :x


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