Rock out with these Grateful Dead cycling jerseys
Primal Wear came out with a line of rock band jerseys several years ago, and while you can’t find them for several of the bands anymore, the Grateful Dead is still going strong. They actually got a new jersey design this year. (In fact, the only bands still having jerseys released are the Dead, Pink Floyd and Rush.)
While a few of these Grateful Dead cycling jerseys are based on album covers, there are also a lot of variation just to make more interesting designs. As you might expect, there are a lot of skulls, roses and bears to be seen. Several of the designs over the years have used the skull on the Steal Your Face cover with another batch borrowing the skeleton from the cover of Skull & Roses.
By far my favorites, the Dancing Bears come from the artwork on Bear’s Choice, which you can find on the back of History of the Grateful Dead, Vol. 1. They’re actually marching in step in a circle around a real bear. The women’s version in blue and white came out a few years ago – the only women’s cut available – and the black men’s style was released this year. Absolutely adore the back of it!
Skulls and Roses
I’ve actually seen the red, white and black version out on the trail. It’s a nice adaptation of the original design in theme at least. The others take the original album image and kind of design the shirt around that rather than base the design on it.
Steal Your Face
Graphically, this was already a really awesome image. The first shirt looks just like the album cover! Lots of red and blue here, of course, but also a white for people who can’t choose between their love for Colorado and their love for Grateful Dead.
Back side has larger image of skull with red panels down the sides
I think this is my favorite of this particular line of adaptations
Other Grateful Dead Cycling Jerseys
Just a few others that kind of stand alone.
Grateful Dead Terrapin Jersey
$79.95 at Primal Wear
Cool design adapted from the cover of Terrapin Station
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