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Old 07-17-09, 01:29 PM   #1
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What's TOO Tight?

So I tired on this Capo jersey that I like in XXL, which is the size recommended by various web sites (according to their sizing charts). Anyway, itís a little snug but itís also race cut and not the loose cut that I typically buy. So how do I know if itís TOO tight? The length seems fine. Is this all just personal preference? I mean, itís not like it cuts of my circulation or anything, itís just a little tighter than Iím used too.
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Old 07-17-09, 01:33 PM   #2
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If you get into riding position and it's pulling, bunching, etc. then it's too tight. I'm not a fan of race-fit because I have wide shoulders and the sleeves ride up into my armpits when I lean forward on the bike.
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IMO the length is the biggest factor in selecting a jersey. If it is to short it bothers me, sometimes what seems short while I am walking is no problem when in the riding position.
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If it is uncomfortable, don't wear it. I don't mind wearing tight shirts across my middle, if it is long enough to keep me covered (I sun burn very easily). My biggest problem is with the arms. Lots of race-cut shirts have small shoulders, so that the sleeves ride up until I may as well be wearing a tank-top. I've also had a few shirts that had a thick band of material at the end of the sleeve, that constricted my upper arms and left welt marks. I won't wear those.
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