We were very proud to supply the tri kit for the Oxford University Triathlon team for 2008 and we will be doing it again for 2009. oxford tri mens tri suit
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find the best possible kit supplier for your club/team/organisation – we think that we are the best available in terms of quality, custom service and price, but how can you compare suppliers? Here are the 7 questions that we think you should ask all the potential suppliers that you contact.
1. Can you send us some samples, free of charge with no conditions attached?
2. Is all work included in graphic design included in your set up costs, or will you have various limits in terms of fees per hour for graphic design work, limits on the numbers of colours a design can have and demands that graphics and logos only be sent in obscure file formats?
3. Can you give us the name and contact details of some clubs that you supply so that we can contact them for references?
4. When you make the kit will you resize the logos and graphics so that they are proportional to the size of each garment and so that graphics can cross seams and match up correctly? (It is extraordinary that some suppliers just print off the same size graphics for a size XS as they do for a size XL, so the kit ends up looking completely disproportionate).
5. What are you minimum order numbers?
6. Can you deliver kit within 4 weeks and are you prepared to offer financial guarantees on delivery times?
7. Can you offer specific ladies cuts across the range?custom bib shorts and jersey
We have been supplying Richmond Pro Cycling with kit for a few years now – they are a pro cycling team from Virginia who are also very active in promoting cycling in the general community and in particular to disadvantaged groups. They are also kicking ass on their bikes and have become a force to be reckoned with on the US pro circuit, currently ranking 4th in the US Criterium Series.
Richmond Pro Cycling – custom kitThe team relies to a large extent on charitable donations to keep racing and they have done an amazing job in bringing cycling to a wider audience and giving something positive back to their community. You can find out more at http://www.richmondprocycling.com/ Not all pro teams are blessed with millions of dollars/pounds/euros from wealthy sponsors and they are trying to establish a new model where they give their time and inspiration to their community and in return they get some financial support back. Sounds like a pretty good idea to me…