Classic Cycling Quotes #128

Eurosport’s Carlton Kirby was back to his best during the Stage 1 team time trial at Tirreno-Adriatico. Commenting (positively) on the hugely simplified 2016 Androni-Sidermec team kit this is what he had to say about the old one: “It used to be ‘give me a tenner and you can have your logo on our jersey.’ Really, it … More Classic Cycling Quotes #128

POLL: Worst kit ever?

We’ve posted about terrible cycling kits on Carbon Addiction before. But after stumbling across the truly dreadful design (immediately below) from a Columbian women’s team recently, it made us think perhaps it’s time to put things to a vote. Here you’ll find what we feel are five of the all-time worst cycling kit designs plus Mario Cipollini. Let us know which you … More POLL: Worst kit ever?

My, what a lovely pair

A century or so ago when life was simpler, so too were cycling shoes. Long before marketing departments ruled the world, a rider’s feet were far more humbly shod than they are today. Typically boasting leather and laces with perhaps timber insoles and even toeclips, most looked pretty similar and by all reports performed pretty similarly too. … More My, what a lovely pair

To wear or not to wear

The below ad and subsequent shit storm appeared on Facebook this week, posted by one of Australia’s finest domestic sprinters of the past decade and former National Criterium Champion, Anthony Giacoppo. The moment I saw it I knew there’d be more trouble than Dutch Corner during prohibition. And indeed there was. For whilst there are … More To wear or not to wear

Fashion crimes

I’ve said it before. White’s not right (no matter how cut you are). When a grown man flashes a camel toe like this, the line has been well and truly crossed.

Kit and kaboodle

A New Year means a new season. Which, of course, means a new kit for the UCI WorldTour teams to wear in on-road combat and, far more importantly, flog to us punters. Here’s a peak at most of the 2014 offerings and my (admittedly irrelevant) views. KATUSHA: Subtle changes from 2013, nothing too crazy or … More Kit and kaboodle

Friday Fashion Tips

We know what the Velominati ordain when it comes to cycling fashion. But here are a few more words of wisdom from a blog I happened across yesterday featuring The Guardian (UK) newspaper’s head of fashion, Imogen Fox. (1) Pedalling in tracksuit bottoms is for drug dealers not cyclists. (2) Dark clothes that fit well … More Friday Fashion Tips