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jpw
03-24-2013, 04:41 PM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/tour-of-flanders-run-in-jeopardy-for-boonen-after-crash-in-gent-wevelgem/258374

earlfoss
03-24-2013, 07:51 PM
Nice catch!

I was wondering what all of the black jacket or jerseys are that the pros are wearing in the crappy weather this year are too...

FlashUNC
03-24-2013, 08:16 PM
Nice catch!

I was wondering what all of the black jacket or jerseys are that the pros are wearing in the crappy weather this year are too...

Castelli's Gabba Jersey mostly.

EDS
03-24-2013, 08:56 PM
Castelli's Gabba Jersey mostly.

Most of the kit providers make their own version these days.

FlashUNC
03-24-2013, 11:28 PM
Most of the kit providers make their own version these days.

If they are, its catastrophically bad marketing to have the logos as covered up as they are, and to design it so that it closely resembles the Gabba and furthers the idea Castelli is on half the peloton when the weather turns sour.

Gummee
03-25-2013, 09:35 AM
If they are, its catastrophically bad marketing to have the logos as covered up as they are, and to design it so that it closely resembles the Gabba and furthers the idea Castelli is on half the peloton when the weather turns sour.
According to their marketing blurbs on FB, half the peloton IS in a Gabba when things get nasty.

The truth is probably somewhere in the middle

M

Hartlin
03-25-2013, 09:55 AM
Phil Gil also wearing some Assos.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/gent-wevelgem-1/photos/258333

jpw
03-25-2013, 10:13 AM
Phil Gil also wearing some Assos.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/gent-wevelgem-1/photos/258333

and with logo - Pearl won't like that.

joep2517
03-25-2013, 10:45 AM
Tom's helmet - sure doesn't look like a Specialized. What type of helmet is it? It's not a prevail.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/tour-of-flanders-run-in-jeopardy-for-boonen-after-crash-in-gent-wevelgem/258369

tv_vt
03-25-2013, 10:49 AM
What is Boonen wearing that's Assos - the booties or something else?

christian
03-25-2013, 10:50 AM
Booties.

jpw
03-25-2013, 10:53 AM
What is Boonen wearing that's Assos - the booties or something else?

Yep, Fugu Booties S7, sans logo - I detect the demonic presence of the Specialized rep with sharp scissors at hand.

christian
03-25-2013, 10:59 AM
I think it'd be the Vermarc rep.* And I don't see any logo removal:

http://cdn3.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2013/03/24/2/cn12034_670.jpg

* See here:
http://www.shopvermarcusa.com/WnterBoots-36.html

jt2gt
03-25-2013, 11:15 AM
I think it'd be the Vermarc rep.* And I don't see any logo removal:

http://cdn3.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2013/03/24/2/cn12034_670.jpg

* See here:
http://www.shopvermarcusa.com/WnterBoots-36.html

I guess Vermarc marketing may be right on Boonen wearing their booties during winter training miles, but on raceday its Assos.;)

Gummee
03-25-2013, 11:35 AM
Tom's helmet - sure doesn't look like a Specialized. What type of helmet is it? It's not a prevail.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/tour-of-flanders-run-in-jeopardy-for-boonen-after-crash-in-gent-wevelgem/258369

That's the new Specialized aero helmet. Been all over the 'news' lately.

M

tiretrax
03-25-2013, 11:36 AM
That's a new Specialized aero road helmet to compete with the Giro version that you can see on Gilbert.

A lot of manufacturers will offer non-logoed versions to pros so the riders don't clash with their team's sponsors (as has been done with bikes, saddles, shoes, etc.

joep2517
03-25-2013, 12:05 PM
That's the new Specialized aero helmet. Been all over the 'news' lately.

M

Thanks! hahaha. I guess I need to come out from under my rock. Totally had no clue about it. I went to their site to see if I missed something but didn't see it there. Thanks for the insight.

MattTuck
03-27-2013, 06:56 PM
Castelli's Gabba Jersey mostly.

Are these pure rain jackets? Or could you wear one as a regular cool weather jersey with the additional benefit of rain protection?

FlashUNC
03-27-2013, 07:02 PM
Are these pure rain jackets? Or could you wear one as a regular cool weather jersey with the additional benefit of rain protection?

I use mine with a base layer and armwarmers down to about 40 or so. It's my go-to kit for 40-60 degree weather.

jpw
03-28-2013, 05:35 AM
I guess Vermarc marketing may be right on Boonen wearing their booties during winter training miles, but on raceday its Assos.;)

Vermarc may be asking Tom for its money back :-)

Grant McLean
03-28-2013, 07:58 AM
Are these pure rain jackets? Or could you wear one as a regular cool weather jersey with the additional benefit of rain protection?

It's made fom gore windstopper x-lite fabric, which is wind and waterproof.
The fit is tight, and it's stretchy with a half sleeve, which makes it unique.

It seems ideally suited to high efforts where you generate a lot of heat,
and want protection from wind and rain.

g