What are your riding colours?

Secteur
Secteur Posts: 1,971
edited June 2011 in Road beginners
I dont have a "strip", but I do always tend to buy and wear the same colours (bike/clothes/shoes/helmet/glasses/gloves/bottles) - red, black & white. It's sort of become my own solo team colours, and I dont like it if it's cold/wet as my only jacket is high-vis yellow (knew I should have got a more tame one!)

What are your colours?
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  • _jon_
    _jon_ Posts: 366
    I normally prefer to wear black/dark clothing but decided for my road bike it would be safer/more visible to wear white.
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Secteur wrote:
    I dont have a "strip", but I do always tend to buy and wear the same colours (bike/clothes/shoes/helmet/glasses/gloves/bottles) - red, black & white.

    You mean red black and white as per exactly what 99.9% of the rest of us wear and ride?* Are you sure you want to stand out so much? :lol:

    *Whether we want to or not as, lets be honest, there's often bugger all alternative
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  • Alibran
    Alibran Posts: 370
    Whatever's on sale.

    Well, I do like pale blue and white because it matches my bike, but the price tag is usually the deciding factor.
  • BelgianBeerGeek
    BelgianBeerGeek Posts: 5,226
    Price, although I have a growing fetish for yellow/orange/pink, sometimes all at once. Help! :oops:
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  • jamm13dodger
    jamm13dodger Posts: 106
    Don't have much cycling kit yet, but my archery stuff and my motorcycle stuff is predominantly orange and black. Can you get cycle gear in orange and black?
  • loveaduck
    loveaduck Posts: 48
    Black, they can all get washed together 8)
    "I love you less than cake, but way more than Marmite!"
  • rake
    rake Posts: 3,204
    i mostly wear mauve.
  • Phill Thom
    Phill Thom Posts: 50
    Yep.. Black /white and red.. My bikes colours.
  • Dmak
    Dmak Posts: 445
    Black mainly. I do have a red/white/black long sleeve jersey from Aldi but it's not very good.

    My bike is white with some black and a little red. She's sexy.
  • Red white and black, they are my club colours, but then I have a red and black long sleeve top which I had before I joined the club, and do find this colour combo very fetching even more so with the addition of the white, my next bike will be red and black with a little white added
  • meanredspider
    meanredspider Posts: 12,337
    Yellow - makes people think I'm winning the TdF... :wink:

    Actually, mostly, at first, yellow & black because yellow is visible. Now also works ok with the LiveStrong stuff I'm wearing - so people think I'm winning the TdF and doing drugs...
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  • sagalout
    sagalout Posts: 338
    My bike is red and White - luckily so is my club jersey and shorts!
  • rjh299
    rjh299 Posts: 721
    Yellow - makes people think I'm winning the TdF... :wink:

    Actually, mostly, at first, yellow & black because yellow is visible. Now also works ok with the LiveStrong stuff I'm wearing - so people think I'm winning the TdF and doing drugs...

    Wanna buy a 2nd hand Livestrong jersey? I haven't got the heart to wear it anymore :cry:
  • navrig
    navrig Posts: 1,352
    Whatever my wife lays out for me the night before a ride.

    It must co-ordinate with my bike(s) so currently red, white and black (Ribble Gran Fondo) but I have a strong preference for greens, yellows and pinks. SWMBO will not sanction green and pink purchase but I did manage to slip a heaviliy discounted yellow Gore Phantom II jacket recently into the wardrobe.
  • martincashman
    martincashman Posts: 116
    Ditto the Red, white and black but it's mainly for the red as I want to been seen by motorists. Drives me nuts to see tools out in all black on the road, you have to give yourself some chance of been seen.... Past two real pros, in the car, this morning doing about 20kph on the flat one dressed in full Sky and other in full Garmin gear... drivers don't see cyclists in dark or muted colours until much later... Dark gear should be saved for off road or racing.
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  • kettrinboy
    kettrinboy Posts: 613
    Blue or blue/black shirts for me, and black bib longs/shorts.
  • Richa1181
    Richa1181 Posts: 177
    Black, White and Red for me too. Matches the bike and seem to be the colours favoured by most manufacturers.. I'd quite like to purchase the full Liquigas kit but despite my safety arguments the missus won't allow it!

    Another question for all, is it wrong to NOT want to join one of the local cycling clubs because they wear horrible blue and yellow kits that don't match bikes, helmets or shoes?!
  • slip210
    slip210 Posts: 18
    No richa its not wrong to not join one of the local bike clubs if their kit is the wrong colour. Being 18st i wont join one which has bright yellow, as it doesnt go with my large gut. I tend to wear blue/black as it disguises some of my bulk :lol:
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    rest is muddy fox or karrimor
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  • Nik Cube
    Nik Cube Posts: 311
    blue and black are my main colours although my bike is black with red and white
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  • freddiegrubb
    freddiegrubb Posts: 448
    :oops: clothes colours? perhaps the most recent Aldi kit.!!!!
  • rdt
    rdt Posts: 869
    rjh299 wrote:
    Yellow - makes people think I'm winning the TdF... :wink:

    Actually, mostly, at first, yellow & black because yellow is visible. Now also works ok with the LiveStrong stuff I'm wearing - so people think I'm winning the TdF and doing drugs...

    Wanna buy a 2nd hand Livestrong jersey? I haven't got the heart to wear it anymore :cry:

    Cut it into squares for wiping your chain down with after oiling.
  • Noclue
    Noclue Posts: 503
    I try to incorparate some red into everything for visibility purposes, with out going down the fluro route, i save that for especially dismal wet days.
  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,470
    Another red, black and white clone here as well... Although I've gone from mostly red & black to mostly red & white in recent years. The problem with other colours is that they clash with anything other than white & black, and it's just too difficult to get a full range of stuff in yellow, green, purple or whatever. Blue is probably an option, but I don't do blue myself.

    I always fancied a Bell Volt helmet in green & white, but with the bike and all of my other gear in red (& black & white) it would just have looked weird.

    Maybe my next bike will be green. Problem is that bike colour schemes have become as boring as car colour schemes in recent years - it seems that if you can get any non-monochrome colour at all you are lucky, and it will probably be red. Otherwise it's just black, white or (god forbid) the ubiquitous automotive grey-silver...
  • mattward1979
    mattward1979 Posts: 692
    Red/Black here too...

    My Rock racing china knock off kit is Red black., as is my bike. My shoes were too until a recent upgrade that introduced silver into the pallette!!

    Might have to get some silver bottles and cages, otherwise it will look strange!! :P
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  • Dunkindiver
    Dunkindiver Posts: 143
    Team Aldi!
  • twoodley
    twoodley Posts: 80
    Bike - Black and White
    Shorts - Black and White
    Jersey - Black and White
    Gloves - Black and White

    Now, what was the question again?
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  • twoodley wrote:
    Bike - Black and White
    Shorts - Black and White
    Jersey - Black and White
    Gloves - Black and White

    Now, what was the question again?

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  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,117
    rjh299 wrote:
    Yellow - makes people think I'm winning the TdF... :wink:

    Actually, mostly, at first, yellow & black because yellow is visible. Now also works ok with the LiveStrong stuff I'm wearing - so people think I'm winning the TdF and doing drugs...

    Wanna buy a 2nd hand Livestrong jersey? I haven't got the heart to wear it anymore :cry:

    Am I missing something about that nice Mr Armstrong???? Has he 'fessed up?

    And, in answer to the OP, blue, black and grey...with a red and black bike...bike gear was all Aldi/special offer/C+ freebie :D May get some nicer stuff soon 8)

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • gary.hounsome
    gary.hounsome Posts: 296
    I wear, Blue & White mainly a bit of black here and there. Bike is Blue/White/Black.

    I wear Hi Vis over my bag for my commute, and hi-vis rain jacket for the errr rain.
  • roadracedave
    roadracedave Posts: 107
    Red, black and white for me too. They are my team colours, and my bike is red, which we all know is the fastest colour :lol: A lot of manufacturers seem to like the red/white/black colour scheme at the moment too is convenient when it comes to buying accesories.

    Red and white are good for visibility too, which is a bonus.