Custom cycle clothing suppliers – Any recommendations
We use Carvalho Custom. We’ve been getting kit from them for about 4 years now in which time I’ve done about 10 orders. The kit is great quality, their minimum qtys are very reasonable (and even the surcharges for going under are reasonable), they’re helpful (They’re based in Portugal but Charlie and Nicole are a Brit and yank respectively so English isn’t an issue and they always respond to emails quickly) and they’re cheap too (though a bit less so at the moment because of exchange rates).
There’s loads of pics of our kit on our site: http://www.lvis.org.ukPosted 8 years ago
They usually quote 4 weeks though you need to add a week or so on for postage. That said, when we’ve needed things in a real rush, they’ve done everything they can to help and have done some really fast turnarounds. Your best bet would be to email Charlie and ask directly.Posted 8 years ago
Thought I tap the unique resource that is singletrack.
Need to get a small number (about 15) of custom cycle jerseys (darkside) made up.
Anybody got any experiences good or bad of doing this? Any recommendations?
A quick google gives me Owayo and thecyclejersey.
Thanks in advance
RobPosted 8 years agoturboferretSubscriber
Could also try Impsport, used them a few times a few years ago, and stuff was very nice, still wearing some of it.
One thing to bear in mind, is most places will use one screen print to do all sizes. If you have a range of sizes of kit to be made, consider how things will match up between panels, as they might not work so well at the extreme ends of the size spectrum.
Cheers, RichPosted 8 years agoOgglesMember
I’m impressed with the Curve stuff our kit guy got through Bromley Bike. Seems to be better wearing for mountain biking than our old Impsport gear (still in one piece but looking tatty!) the material is a bit thicker and has proper zippers, not those flimsy little things. The bibshorts are nice too!Posted 8 years ago
Caravlho kit is ok, but you can tell why its cheap. KALAS stuff is really good though
Hmmm, the samples I had through were at the very least, Northwave quality…
Clubber, turnaround is 8 weeks at the moment, Charlie says they’re flat out at the moment…
I’m really tempted to post our design but want to wait until we have actual kit… must resist!Posted 8 years ago
The quality of the cut and the inserts are pretty basic, dont get me wrong its good kit, is well made and lasts a while but when compared to other custom kit ive had since (Giordana and KALAS) it is apparent how basic it is.
I used them for my old club kit as it was cheap and got members buying it which worked really well I think they switched supplier for the last order and were disappointed – the Giordana and KALAS were team kit so I have no idea about pricePosted 8 years ago
Out of interest which inserts were those? They’ve changed several times in the last four years (though I’ve found all of them comfortable as again do all our guys) and now have one that’s on a par with any of the good branded ones in terms of design/technology/etc:
Fit wise, the only thing that’s unusual is the jerseys – the pockets are more heavily elasticated than most other brands so they feel a bit odd when off the bike but they seem spot on once riding.Posted 8 years ago
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