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Old 08-18-08, 08:56 AM   #1
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Tri and bike clothes for tall guy rant

It appears that not only does height appear to be a disadvantage in cycling and running, but the clothes do not fit either. I am 6'5, but I am all torso, 33 inch inseam. Have any of you taller guys found any bike tops or unitards that have a lot of length? I am down to a pretty cut 225, but since I have really wide shoulders, the tops that only go to size XL look silly on me. I am looking forward to finally adding swimming to my routine and finding a suit should be easy and maybe my freakish dimensions will not cut down as much on the speed I wish to attain.
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Pearl Izumi shorts have a high cut waist that doesn't "roll." With them on, any jersey is long enough to fit me and keep my back covered. BTW, I'm 6'6".

You can also specifically look for jersey's that are tailored and have a "dropped" rear hem. Some brands are cut flat all the way around.

Performance has various branded jersey's in 2XL. I saw them when I was there last week looking for new shorts.
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I wear Pearl Izumi shorts also and don't have a problem. I have 33" inseam and I am 6'3". But, the two extra inches you have on me is a big difference sometimes. I also don't wear jerseys. I wear UA shirts or something similar. I don't really care to have ugly patterns and names of things that mean nothing to me. I wear bright white shirts with black shorts. Maybe I should change my name to "Generic Biker"
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I'm 6'5" and wear a 36x34 pant, with the pant legs being a little long on me. (Actually, the waist too since I've lost weight recently :-). I also have wide shoulders (lots of volleyball and basketball may have helped). I did find that Aerotech has a long sized jersey, which is nice. I must admit that it is very long though, it can cover my behind when I'm upright. They also told me they're planning on releasing "Tall" sized shorts soon, with more length on the legs and up the waist too.
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