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    cycling jersey for tall man

    I am looking to get a first jersey and need some help ( i posted the question in the commuting thread but didn't get too much help and was hoping over here to do better)

    I am 6.4 ( 240 pounds) and have a long torso. I would like to get a cheap jersey ( for first time try out ) and it shouldn't be too flashy ( preferably white ).

    I ride a rode bike so I guess I need it longer seeing i am more bent over.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    I do on avg 100 miles a week and on Sundays i like to do a longer ride for like 50 miles

    Untill now i have been using a tea shirt but it doesn't do much wicking and stays very wet and dosn't give me any pockets to carry some basic stuff

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    Are you anywhere near a shop where you can try some on? That can be invaluable. There are places you can get larger jerseys online (aerotechdesigns, love2pedal, etc.), but it can be a crapshoot on fit. Sometimes getting one long enough in the torso will also result in it being baggy. Sometimes not.

    FWIW, though, almost all cycling-specific jerseys are cut longer in back.
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    I am about the same height and weight. I recently bought this jersey from performance, and it is a perfect fit (relaxed fit xxl) girth wise, I probably could have gotten by with an xl, but it more than likely would have sacraficed some length. I have several jerseys, but this is my most comfortable and favorite. http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...1595009_400060

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    I'm in midtown manhatten ny. Does anyone know something in the area that will not charge a fortune

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    Just get bib shorts...no gap possible unless your shirt is reeallly short! Check out love2pedal.com for good, inexpensive items.

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    the performance jerseys are cut a little longer, descente are also cut longer in the back.. I am around the same size and height - I am 6'3 with long torso so this is also a problem for me.. The Hincapie 3xl jerseys and Cannondale 2xl would be a nice fit..

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    aerotechdesigns.com

    I'm 6'7" and get my jerseys there. They have a special tall size, which comes in M all the way to XXXL.

    Also if you wear a jersey with a bib short in the same color/pattern, the jersey doesn't have to be as long. Because bib shorts go up quite a bit, and jerseys are often longer in the back. A jersey that's a bit short in the front is not problem when you're on the bike.

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    I have tried to find a decent cycle jersey but no - If they do make them in our size they cost to much to sweat them up and have enough for a clean one every other day - BUT - Take a look at Soccer Jerseys!!! - They are synthetic, hold their color, and come in many sizes and patterns to match your bikes...

    http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/hi...rsey-mens.html

    http://soccer.epicsports.com/prod/77...r-jerseys.html

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    +1 for Aerotech - I have a long torso - their jersey's are great.
    ride long & prosper

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