General Cycling Discussion - Jerseys or T-shirts?
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
07-17-06, 04:12 PM
Edit: the $60+ option should read "More than $45." Since I can't seem to edit the poll options, please just pretend it says $45+ instead of over $60 and vote accordingly.
What kind of shirt do you wear when biking. Or is price more important than material?
If you saw a cotton t-shirt with a cool slogan on the back, would you wear it while riding?
I would love to do jerseys but it costs four times as much to get them printed and I want people to buy and wear them.
I have an idea for a shirt/jersey with a simple, polite, straightforward pro-bike message. I already grabbed the domain with the slogan just in case I actually follow through on this. (It was cheap and I already have a pile of them anyway.)
Dead Extra #2
07-17-06, 04:24 PM
Repeat after me.."I will not wear cotton clothing while riding".
Seriously, cotton is a terrible material for athletic pursuits. I know jersey prices are high, but they have other nice features.
That aside, I picked up some "t-shirts" at a dept. store the other day made of a cool-max imitation for 10 bucks each on sale. They are 100% poly-ester (sp?) and I think the texture helps manage moisture. I got tired of being soaked in 5 minutes while doing yard work in cotton shirts.
Dead Extra #2
07-17-06, 04:30 PM
The shirts are:
1)Dri-power by Russell Athletic
They are comfortable and work really well.
I started out in t-shirts, then cool max t-shirts, then progressed to loose fitting mountain bike tybe jersey/shirts and now have real jerseys. I wouldn't take a step back at this point. Whether it's the close fit, the wicking, the pockets, the ability to zip down etc, it's all useful and superior. Now how much I spend usually falls in between your categories, like the $50-$60 range. I spent $70 just because I really wanted the University of Kansas jersey at it was on sale during March Madness. Otherwise, I like my mid-range jerseys I find on sale. Really like my Voler jerseys.
07-17-06, 05:24 PM
Hmm, I do indeed seem to have left a gap in the all-important range between $45 and $60. I can't figure out how to edit the poll options.
how about those dry-fit/compression clothings from like nike/adidas/champion for < 15$
07-17-06, 07:38 PM
$45 or more jerseys. While I do not have a large amount of cycling clothes, I wait until I can afford something decent. I trash cheap clothes like no tomorrow.
I own all of 2 shorts and 2 jerseys.
My on call pay next month should bring that to 4 shorts. Yippie!
Anyhow, if they last for a fair amount of time they should be relatively cheap factoring in cost\miles\time.
Now if I can ever stop myself from buying more......
No good answer for me, but I never wear cotton any more. I sweat a lot and cotton is just awful. Mind you, I started out cycling seriously thinking that jerseys were overpriced and over-rated.
Now I wear a mix of jerseys. Some cheap, single color. Others are a mix of things that I have either gotten as gifts or that I particularly like. My favorite is this one:
I do find that I much prefer full length zippers. I have no team jerseys.
07-17-06, 08:34 PM
About the only thing cotton that works for me as well as my jersey is a thin thin thin tank-top (aka wife-beater...*shudders as he uses the term...so wrong*) and I look about 10x more like a moron wearing the tank so I'll stick with my jersey. (1 atm...they are pricey after all)
I ride in a variety of things. If Im on the greenways, it's either a Underarmor Loose Gear t-shirt (Looks like cotton but it's microfiber) or a wife beater.. this is when Im on my mountain bike. When I ride my road bike, either jerseys or Underarmor stuff.
Im not real crazy about the fit of jerseys. I keep buying them trying to find some that are cut like I want but so far, I haven't had much luck. I probably have a dozen and out of that dozen, I have maybe 2 I'll actually wear.
07-18-06, 12:57 AM
You might say I'm horizontally challenged...I don't see myself in a proper jersey until I get somewhat into shape. For now, I wear C9 wicking exercise shirts from Target. They keep me dry and the price is right...I picked a few of them up at $8 each.
07-18-06, 01:24 AM
Good quality polyester t-shirts and sleeveless shirts can be had from $7.99 (alert shirts) to $25.00 (Under Armour). I have also picked up a few Nike and Adidas polyester shirts on sale for less than $20.00. Most cycling jerseys are cut for someone who is 5'6" tall and weighs 140 pounds.
i just wear some old sleevless shirts(i hate farmer tans). i just recently got biking shorts but have no real reason to get jerseys right now.
I have recently started commuting and wore cotton shirts.
32 degrees + 90% humidity + 18 miles = nasty.
I wanted a cheap wicking shirt so went to a nearby discount sport shop which had nice golfing shirts for £7 ($12). They are fairly loose fitting with buttons down the front and are very comfortable.
I may eventually get a proper jersey, but for the moment these shirts are a good choice.
So Cal commuter
07-18-06, 02:49 AM
I do the funniest cotton t-shirts I can find at goodwill for 3 bucks each. I did try a Nike Dri Fit shirt to see if the sweat stayed off my back with a messenger bag on, but it doesnt. Just as wet. Sticking with the T-shirts for commuting. If I get into group rides or event rides, I'll pick up a jersey or two just so I dont look out of place.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.