Note – Champion Systems provided me with a sample of their new range to trial, one of the first in Australia to ride in the new kit.
Champion System provided me with a sample kit to trial.
I was surprised when I first saw the chamois on the nix. Champion Systems provided me with the Granfondo chamois (generally for longer distance riders). They looked overly padded with very little in the way of contouring. However once on the road they were no problems and felt comfy in all the right places without being ungainly. The leg bands were quite wide and being silicone injected fabric were like a bit of a wetsuit to pull on, but once on held extremely well. The Jersey fit well, with a lighter sleeve fabric to help with ventilation.
The following are a few shots down on Burdett Road, Basket Range.
Some local feedback from a local Radelaidian who has organised a considerable amount of kit over the years.
“I’ve been organising the FRA / PowerOn Kit / Leed kit since 2007. We started worked through two other suppliers, and won’t go into reasons why we changed because it’s been so long I couldn’t say whether those problems still exist.
In early 2010, I started the research again and found a few suppliers that I liked and 2 ended up on the shortlist. xxxx and Champion System (CS). Not having had any experience with either, both appeared to offer a similar product, with the main determining factor in the end was that CS rang me 5 minutes after making an online enquiry and they had a much better online ordering system. At the time, the only SA group wearing CS was SASI and now they’re everywhere. To say their first order was a success would be lie, the grippers were a complete fail and after a few pedal strokes were more like hot pants, but to their credit, a few phone calls, emails and photo exchanges and a full supply of new bibs were on their way. Since 2010, I (for the 3 groups) would’ve ordered about $xxxk+ through CS and yes there’s been minor issues along the way, but nothing yet that has made me consider changing and everything is usually resolved with a couple of phone calls.
That’s probably enough, I’m a big supporter of CS, but only because they’ve done right by us and keep delivering quality kit”
I also received other feedback from several others who provided positive feedback about Champion Systems, so you can’t ask for much more than that.
Champion System, a worldwide leader in custom technical apparel, was founded in 2005 and has quickly earned the reputation as a company offering the finest quality handmade garments for a wide range of sports and activities. The Australian arm of Champion System was started in 2008.
AUSTRALIAN OWNED – We are an Australian owned and operated company based in Sydney’s southern suburbs, we pay our taxes, we pay our GST. We have a number of staff members all dedicated to helping you.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL – At Champion System we redesign every size garment you order so that your design and you logos are in proportion over the size range.
INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS – Custom clothing is not just about producing great clothing. How you place your order and design your clothing is an integral part to the whole experience. With systems like CS DIRECT and our online order portal the hassle of ordering is reduced.
PRODUCTION FACILITY – We own and operate our own factory – no work is subcontracted meaning quality and consistency can be guaranteed.
HIGHEST QUALITY – We use only the highest quality fabrics from Italy and the best inks and printers from Japan. Our fabrics are independently tested to ensure the highest technical standards are met. These fabrics are then moulded into the highest quality technical garments that are worn by World Champions and professional athletes the world over.
SERVICE – Customer Service is the cornerstone of our business. We believe that service does not end once you receive the product. We actively seek out your feedback and suggestions to ensure we continue to produce the best products available. Each account has a specific custom apparel specialist assigned to it.
ITS EASY – We Make Custom Clothing Easy, by providing simple no frills, all inclusive price structures, online design and ordering, enormous range, service and a great product.
FLEXIBILITY – Our minimum order structure is one of the most flexible in the industry allowing all teams and groups, from individuals to large corporates, the opportunity to wear their own custom kit.
RELIABILITY – CS in Australia has been operating since 2008 and has developed a reputation for reliability, of quality, service, delivery and consistency time and time again.
Champions-Systems has just launched their new ordering system; a 3D rendering design lab that makes it much easier for the customer to develop their designs. The following pictures are snaps from their website.
This was me just mucking around, but you can see the sort of things you can get up to.