What factors are most important to your group?
As a youth based racing team, we are constantly looking for high quality gear at value pricing. Cycling is an expensive sport. Anything we can do to lower the cost of entry helps our riders and our team operate better. Giordana's pricing helped us help our riders.
Why did you decide to work with Giordana?
Giordana sent us a sizing/sample kit to examine the fabric and fit. We were impressed by the light weight and strength of the fabric. The samples were much lighter and more breathable than our previous supplier. To make the decision easier, Giordana's pricing was lower.
What was the design process like for you?
The design process with Giordana was easy and efficient. Our previous supplier had European based designers. Communications were slow and language was a barrier. Often messages were not responded to until the next day. Giordana assigned us a US based designer. In fact, our designer happened to be very local. When I talked about High School logos and colors, she was already familiar with the schools and their branding. Communications were quick and easy. She added value to the process with design suggestions/ideas and assisted us by improving low resolution logos. We could not have asked for a better designer.
Are you happy with your team apparel?
To improve our racing kits, we offer our riders custom bib shorts. Personally, I've never owned bib shorts and didn't like their look. Boy was I wrong. The Giordana bib shorts quickly became my favorite shorts. I intentionally save my Giordana bib shorts for my biggest/hottest ride and wear my older shorts for training and lesser rides. The Giordana bib shorts fit great, are very breathable and have a comfortable chamois protecting all the right places. I'll never buy regular cycling shorts again.
We are very pleased with the quality, fit and function of our Giordana racing kits. We recommend Giordana to anyone who needs custom cycling kits.