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Old 08-18-06, 07:21 AM   #1
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Nalini Bib Sizing

It looks like I'm between European sizes for Nalini bibs. Size 5 (30-32) and Size 6 (34-36) - and I'm mostly a 32-33 or Medium in most cycling bibs. Anybody size 32/33 that bought Nalini bibs (specifically Gerolsteiner, Francaise Des Jeux, Credit Agricole Team bibs)?
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Where did those sizing reccomendations come from?

At 32-33 my opinion is that you would still fit in a medium (3) from Nalini, maybe a large(4) if you like a loose fit. Nalini bibs stretch a lot.

I wear a 2 from Nalini and I'm only marginaly smaller than you although they are a tight fit but that's the way I like them.

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It looks like I'm between European sizes for Nalini bibs. Size 5 (30-32) and Size 6 (34-36) - and I'm mostly a 32-33 or Medium in most cycling bibs. Anybody size 32/33 that bought Nalini bibs (specifically Gerolsteiner, Francaise Des Jeux, Credit Agricole Team bibs)?
like anthony already wrote, a size 5 IS NOT a 30-32, nor is a size 6 a 34-36. A 5 is an XL and a 6 is an XXL

euro 3 is a medium. fwiw i have a 31" waist and i'm 5'9" and 155 lb. i have a pair of nalini bibs, although they're not a replica kit, and they fit me just fine.
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Where did those sizing reccomendations come from?
Sizing per probikekit.com

Size 2(22-24) Size 3(26-28) Size 4(28-30) Size 5(30-32)
Size 6(34-36) Size 7(38-40) Size 8(40-42)
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Sizing per probikekit.com

Size 2(22-24) Size 3(26-28) Size 4(28-30) Size 5(30-32)
Size 6(34-36) Size 7(38-40) Size 8(40-42)
The Probikekit size charts are way off. I have a 33 inch waist and wear size 4 Nalini bibs. The fit is similar to a Pearl Izumi size medium or size large Castelli.
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I'm a 32-33 (sometimes 34) and I wear size 4 in Nalini Bibs (Illes Balears... incase the team made a difference to you)
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Yeah those Probikekit sizes are nonsense. Euro sizes have stayed constant while American sizes have suffered from bracket creep but not by THAT much. In general my advise is that if you have an expanding girth you should actualy ignore it for cycling clothes in most circumstances and go for the size you would be if you weren't carrying a "spare tire".

Lycra is stretchy and will easily accomidate some stretch and its more important to get the fit right in other area's. A tight fit is a good fit with cycling clothes. I wear a small (2) in Nalini to get the length right as I'm 5' 1" but I have a 31" waist on a good day. No problems and they fit fine if a little tight around the waist but that's good. I do have some mediums (3) as well but they are TOO long in the torso and it bunches up at the bottom which isn't a good look. I also have a large (4) winter top from last year when I was a bit heavier but it realy is WAY too big now.

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I am 32-33 and I wear a 4 in all Nalini stuff....
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Bump. Old thread.

I'm a 31" waist, 5'8" and 143 pounds. Wear a medium in *most* bibs and shorts, such as Pearl Izumis, which fit me really well in medium.

Ordered some Nalini bibs in size 5, as those are 30-32. They were HUGE on me. Waist, thighs, length from legs to shoulders...

Wondering if I should go to size 4 or down to size 3. Anyone have any experience with this? Looking at some "pro team" bibs...don't know if these Nalinis differ from sizing of the non-pro Nalinis. Ordering online so don't want to get the wrong size for a second time. I'm leaning towards a 3, as the 5's were really, really big. Just a bit reluctant as those waist sizes are far below my 31" at 26-28. Though...lycra does stretch

Thanks!
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I weigh 160 pounds and wear 33" pants. Size 4 Nalini bibs fit me great. Anyone who says size 5 fits a 30-32 inch waist is unreliable. If you have a 31" waist, size 3 might be OK for you if the big straps are stretchy enough to accommodate your height.
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resurrecting an old thread...

I'm a 30-31 waist, should I be buying a Medium bib? The seller don't go by # sizing.
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I'm a 30-31 waist, should I be buying a Medium bib? The seller don't go by # sizing.
Are you looking at the team replica and/or vintage replica bibs? If so, I bet a medium/size 3 would work. I usually wear size 29 or 30 waist in American pants, and I prefer the Nalini small/size 2 but can wear the medium/3 tho it's bigger than I like. Supposedly the non-replica high end Nalini stuff is sized smaller tho.
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Thanks. I got a Medium (seller's advice as well). My Castelli bibs are kinda loose now from the weight loss this summer and I'm still losing much more so I'm confident about that size.

I bought the Ficus Thermal bibs for the winter. My boys weren't happy last winter and I thought of giving them warmth this off season. I also got the Nalini Pike Thermal Jacket for $75! (now they bumped the price to $175).

I noticed Nalini has an extensive line of fabrics and chamois. Mine has the PT9 and I HOPE it's the thick kind. I don't like thin chamois.
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I find Nalini's sizing a teeny bit smaller than, say, Vermarc. Also, I'm pretty sure they changed their lyrca and cut/shape slightly this year, so they feel very different to me now.
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Any good online retailers that sell the full range of Nalini products?
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go on google, there's a German site full of it.

I got my Nalini stuff on proscloset on EBAY
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