Castelli News; Slipstream Sports Unveils The 2012 Team Kit
Slipstream Sports, LLC, the elite American professional cycling team dedicated to ethical competition and developing the next generation of cycling champions, today announced that it will become Team Garmin-Barracuda with the addition of Barracuda Networks as a new sponsor of the team. The 2012 team jersey and shorts retain the distinctive Garmin logo while adding the Barracuda logo, and the signature Slipstream Sports argyle is prominently displayed. Cervlo will continue as a key partner and the official bicycle supplier of the team. The team will race in the 2012 kit, created by its innovative Italian clothing partner, Castelli, for the first time at the Tour Down Under, starting on Sunday, January 15. The changes to the 2012 kit are more than cosmetic. The Castelli Speed Research Unit has done its part to make sure the riders have the most comfortable and technically advanced clothing for racing in extreme conditions, from the cold spring classics to the heat of France in July. Team Garmin-Barracuda already has the most comfortable shorts and the fastest jersey in the pro peloton, but Castelli continues to pursue its goal of creating the worlds fastest and most protective race clothing. In addition to the innovative cobblestone-conquering SanRemo Speedsuit, Aero Race jersey, and Gabba rain jacket, Castelli has improved the Body Paint shorts (also known as The Best Short Ever by the team riders). The new single-piece knit construction includes aero dimples engineered right into the fabric on the leg and the back of the short to induce flow separation and reduce aerodynamic drag. The structure is knit right into the fabric, so theres nothing to chafe or wear out. It all makes the rider go faster. The Progetto X2 Air seat pad has also received a few small tweaks after another million kilometers of pro testing last year, including perforation for improved airflow and faster drying. There are some surprises in development that fans will see as the season progresses. The Team Garmin-Barracuda replica pieces will be available beginning in February.
Check out the youtube link to see the kit in action during the latest Garmin Advert