Företaget Carvalho Custom är baserat I Portugal och är en av de ledande leverantörerna av klubb/team kläder till Irland, England och många andra länder i världen inklusive Sverige. Carvalho Custom:s mål är att leverera professionella triathlonkläder med bra kvalité till lågt pris. Det som de levererar till klubbar och team är till punkt och prickar detsamma som levereras till professionella atleter.
För närvarnade tillhandahåller vi anpassade triathlon kläder till många av de ledande klubbar och team som finns I Europa och våra priser är vanligtvis 30-40 % lägre än nordeuropeiska leverantörer. Detta beror på att vi levererar och tillverkar våra kläder direkt I Portugal och att vi inte använder oss av dyra distributionsnät.
Vi använder full sublimering utskrift och kan producera mer eller mindre av något motiv med de allra bästa tyger och material som finns på marknaden. Vid högsäsong (maj t o m juli) levererar vi våra kläder på mindre än 5 veckor från det att designen har godkänts.
Carvalho Custom är beredda att erbjuda en ekonomisk garanti på dessa leveranstider (2 % rabatt per missad dag för utsatt deadline).
För din design betalar du en engångskostnad på 150 euro (€). Du kan ha så många olika färger du vill i din design utan extra kostnad. Vi kan producera en design baserad på skisser eller kopierade befintliga konstruktioner. Carvalho Custom ber dig bara att skicka in den bästa uppsättningen på bilder du har.
Den minimala beställningen per klädesplagg är satt till 10 stycken (olika storlekar är naturligtvis möjligt).
Beställer du mindre än 5 stycken av ett plagg så betalar du 50 % extra.
Leveranskostnaderna ligger på låga 1 euro (€) per plagg för registrerad leverans inom 3 till 5 dagar. Vi debiterar dig den exakta kostnaden. Vi skickar gärna ut några prover så att du som kund får testa, känna och se produkten utan kostnad.
Priserna är exklusive moms (23 %). Om köparen (teamet, klubben, föreningen) är skatteregistrerat så kommer det inte att debiteras någon moms eftersom kläderna säljs som en exportvara från Portugal till Sverige.
Du kan kontakta oss på email@example.com eller så kan du kontakta Per Wangel U23 topp triathlet från Sverige som Carvalho Custom är stolta att sponsra. Per har lovat att svara på alla frågor du har kring Carvalho Custom eller om kläderna. Per Wangel når du lättast på perwangel322.@hotmail.com eller 070-182 92 45.
Here she is running the last kilometre, somehow managing to smile through the pain. Mirjam, we think you are fantastic and thanks for putting out kit to the test in the toughest environment there is!
While half the world still holds its breath for the World Cup, sports fans in England, Portugal, Italy and France, as well as cycling fanatics anywhere else, are ready for the biggest race of the year: the Tour de France. And what a Tour this will be. Not only have the organisers picked out a terrific stage plan, but on top of that a lot of riders seem very keen on making a splash this year in the Tour.
First, of course, there is the most successful Tour de France rider of all times, Lance Armstrong, who has left Team Astana and together with his excellent domestiques Klöden and Leipheimer joined Team Radioshack. Lance has promised that this is his last Tour de France ever, and he had a much better preparation than last year (he still came in third), a second place in the Tour de Suisse confirming his top shape.
Then there is 2007 and 2009 winner Alberto Contador, the talented Spaniard who has focused on nothing but the Tour this year. Contador has one new vulnerability, though: Alexandre Vinokourov. The Kazak is having a pretty good season and it is not sure whether he is willing to step aside and help Alberto wherever he can. As sponsor Astana is a Kazak city, a new schism within the team might just prevent Contador from winning this year. A similar conflict with Armstrong did not stop him last year, so he is still top favourite by a pretty wide margin.
Another major contender will be the younger of the Schleck brothers, Andy. The young Luxembourger who finished second last year, is not only a top climber, but has also improved his time trial abilities a lot. With a strong team by his side, including his own brother Fränk, Andy seems more than ever ready to go for gold. Or yellow, actually.
Those three being the top favourites, a lot of others will want to disturb their supremacy. Among them are Giro d’Italia winner Ivan Basso, world champion Cadel Evans, England’s Bradley Wiggins, Russian crack Denis Mecnhov, 2008 winner Carlos Sastre and Dutch prodigy Robert Gesink. Enough to provide for a very interesting Tour for 2010.
The first week will traditionally be for the sprinters. Last year the mass sprints were completely dominated by Manx Marc Cavendish. He won six stages, but this year he has not demonstrated such an outstanding form as he did then. This gives Tyler Farrar, the American who has already won stages in both the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España, a possibility to complete the treble. German Gerald Ciolek and Norway’s Edvald Boasson Hagen are outsiders, while household names Alessandro Petacchi, Thor Hushovd and Oscar Freire will want to prove that they are not over the hill yet. They are not of course, as some sprinters always leave the race as soon as any hills come in sight, as all sprinters are essentially lazy show ponies
That will be in stage 7, when the Alps are reached. The riders will have taken the first truly difficult hurdle already then, which is stage 3. This stage will lead the peloton over some bits of the Paris-Roubaix course. More than 13 kilometres of cobbled sections will challenge even the most hardened classics expert.
This year the decisive moments will probably arise in the last week of the Tour. Apart from today’s prologue, there is only one time trial, which is scheduled on July the 24th (stage 19). Two days before that, the last Pyrenean stage will finish on top of the famous Col du Tourmalet, giving climb specialists their last chance of many to gain enough buffer time to survive the time trial.
If you are going to make some custom cycling kit made and you like the look of one of the team strips riding, you can always ask us to adapt it to your team/club. We often work from photos of existing team kits and then just change colours, text and logos where necessary.
First things first though, today our eyes are on Rotterdam, where the 97th Tour de France will have its Grand Depart. Bonne chance à tous!
Carvalho Custom Favourites
Armstrong (USA), Andy Schleck (Luxembourg)
Basso (Italy), Wiggins (Great Britain), Sastre (Spain)
Evans (Australia), Menchov (Russia), Vandevelde (USA), Vinokourov (Kazachstan)
Gesink (Holland), Fränk Schleck (Luxembourg), Leipheimer (USA), Klöden (Germany), Kreuziger (Czech Republic)
Written by leading cycling pundit, Frank Tieskens
What better way to start your spring than sitting in front of the telly for an entire afternoon? Because tomorrow, most of the world’s best riders will start in the first major cycling classic of the season: Milan-San Remo, La Primavera.
This epic race over almost 300 kilometers features a couple of small climbs, of which the final two, the Cipressa and the Poggio di Sanremo are the most famous. Classic specialists, such as Belgian Philippe Gilbert who won both Paris-Tours and the Tour of Lombardy last year, will try to open the race on those hills, while the teams featuring the strongest sprinters will do everything they can to keep the pack together.
Due to the sheer strength of most sprinters and their teams however, the race is bound to end in a mass sprint. 24 year old Manx cyclist Mark Cavendish, who won the race last year, did not appear to be as fit as usual at the recent Tirreno-Adriatico, so this time all eyes are on Belgium’s Tom Boonen.
The Quickstep rider has yet to win his first Milan-San Remo, but he has impressed many comentators by winning his first mass sprint in a long time in the Tirreno-Adriatico. His endurance skills are beyond any doubt, which led 2002 winner Mario Cipollini to tip the Belgian as top favourite. Who are we to question Super Mario?
Other contenders include two times winner Oscar Freire, and former first place finishers Alessandro Petacchi (2005), Filippo Pozzato (2006) and Fabian Cancellara (2008). Seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will also join the race, so prepare yourself for a wonderful day of world class cycling and let us know who you think is going to win it…
Carvalho Custom Favourites:
Freire (Spain), Boasson Hagen (Norway)
Cavendish (Great Britain), Hushovd (Norway), Pozzato (Italy)
Cancellara (Switzerland), Gilbert (Belgium), Petacchi (Italy), Farrar (USA)
O’Grady (Australia), Bennati (Italy), Davis (Australia), Garzelli (Italy), Hincapie (USA)
Written by Frank Tieskens
This has been an unbelievable year for Carvalho Custom so far, for both triathlon and cycling kit. It is great to be selling kit to so many teams and it has really shown us that by making a lot of improvements to our range (in terms of a new cycling jersey fabric, improved breathability for waterproof membranes, more technical lycras, new cut for tri suits and so on) have really helped to bring in more clients – the message to us is that you want pro quality, but don’t want to pay ridiculously inflated prices for it.
With the amount of orders we have at the moment, we are having to deliver in 6 to 7 weeks, which is pretyy upsetting for us and for clients who want their kit, but we are already on 24 hour shifts and we still cannot meet demand, even though our capacity is up over 20% from last year. So I can only say sorry for those of you who would like their kit sooner, but we are delivering to deadline – it is just that the deadlines are not the 4 weeks we normally strive for at the moment.
I have to say we have quite a few headaches trying to get our female sizing right – to put it bluntly, the problem is that there are a lot of shapes and sizes to cater for, so we can’t keep all our female customers happy! We have a new female cut cycling jersey, which has a more contoured fit and shortened arms than our standard jersey and we also have new non bib shorts that are more waisted and have a female specific chamois. We already have female specific custom tri suits and female tri tops, which have proven extremely popular with the girls we supply.
We strongly advise all our clients that they get some samples for sizing purposes – there is no charge for this and we only ask that you post them back to us. We have now reworked our sizing chart, which gives more detail about the female sizing.
For skinny female cyclists, we would generally recommend that you go for the male sizing for the custom cycling jerseys and jackets, because you will probably not require the extra contouring that the female cut gives.
We have some etape places available – if you are interested, please contact Charlie. First come first served.
We have just had a new program written for us that allows you to design your own custom cycling jersey online (and bib shorts too!). With this program you can choose one of our base templates, add colours, add text, add logos and then save to your computer.
It’s not that we are lazy and don’t want to do the work ourselves (!), but rather it gives you a chance to play around to find a look that appeals to you. Once you have decided on the design you want, then you can just email it in to us and we will polish up any rough edges before it goes into production. The program has to be the easiest graphics program in the world to work, so get designing!
We made some fantastic looking custom cycling kit for Personal Fitness Studio in the UK – it took a long time to get the design just perfect, but that is what we are here for! This design has come out so well as they have used a small number of colours, carrying a single theme throughout the design, together with and an unfussy logo, which is always the best way to go
Personal Fitness are a London based personal training outfit, specialising in cycling. They take on beginners to experienced cyclists and will whip you into cycling shape as well as sorting out bike fitting and helping you to get all the right equipment you need (including of course their Carvalho Custom clothing!).
We have been supplying Southdown Velo in Chichester for 5 years now with their custom cycling kit- they are a model club that has worked really hard to develop their more serious racing side with riders such as Toby Neave, winner of the Portsmouth-DHCyclesport circuit series, as well having really strong children’s, female and more ‘social’ sections. We have worked really hard to develop our female range of clothing over the last few months, adding a new female chamois and new female cuts to non bib shorts and jerseys/jackets and we also supply a full range of childrens sizes.
As with a lot of good clubs, they have a very strong relationship with a local bike shop, Geared Bikes and Wear ,who sponsor the club and offer members discounts and of course they get to put their logo on the legendary Southdown Velo cycling jerseys!