What the others have said - specially designed jersey, shorts etc. for a club or shop. Mainly for racing, but also training and free advertising for the shop/club/group. I only wear the kits of the clubs/shops I race for. Problem is, that because it's custom-made, you can't get it for cheap online...
Both the Bike and Triathlon Clubs I belong to have their own kits. It's great for mass-start road races as that way you easily identify your teammates, it's not so important for triathlon/TTing. Although a 4 man TTT with everyone wearing matching kits and working together is a thing of beauty...
EDITED to add:
Further to IRISH's point - stupid sponsors come and go so you have to buy new gear every year. I race in the new stuff, train in the old.
Edited by: WONGERCHI at: 2/19/2010 (09:30)
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