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Old 12-23-14, 08:10 AM
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What jerseys are you guys using?

I am 6'6" 240lbs with 47"ish chest. I've always used plain jerseys from mountain biking but want to pick up some road jerseys for the pockets in the rear. I ordered some Capo jerseys in XL and they are way too small. I always wear XL in everything so I was surprised these didn't fit. Looking at the size chart, I'm not sure XXL would work either.

What are you guys wearing?
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Old 12-23-14, 08:16 AM
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Have you looked at Cycling Apparel, Bike Shorts, Bike Jerseys by Aero Tech Designs They have big/tall stuff.
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There are generally two different "cuts" of jersey. The "Club cut" which is looser than a "Race cut". Make sure you are looking at the right cut.
Even the Club cuts seems to run small relative to a 'real' shirt size that you may be accustomed to. Perhaps 1 or even 2 sizes.

This from the aerotech website:
"Cycling jerseys are designed to have a snug, tailored fit (this keeps it aerodynamic instead of flapping in the wind). If in doubt, the larger size will likely fit better. "

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Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
There are generally two different "cuts" of jersey. The "Club cut" which is looser than a "Race cut". Make sure you are looking at the right cut.
Even the Club cuts seems to run small relative to a 'real' shirt size that you may be accustomed to. Perhaps 1 or even 2 sizes.

This from the aerotech website:
"Cycling jerseys are designed to have a snug, tailored fit (this keeps it aerodynamic instead of flapping in the wind). If in doubt, the larger size will likely fit better. "
My low back and stomach was showing though... I'm fine with snug but this was uncomfortable and not long enough.
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Originally Posted by Jarrett2 View Post
Have you looked at Cycling Apparel, Bike Shorts, Bike Jerseys by Aero Tech Designs They have big/tall stuff.
HA! Literally since I made this thread my fiancee gave me one of my Christmas presents to open early and it was a short and long sleeve jersey from them!
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Capo are likely "race cut" and sized for people with slender builds. I was riding in Italy last year with some friends. Stopped a local, high end bike shop to look for clothing. One guy in our group is a M in the states and not really a large guy. He tried on a L jersey and it was WAY too tight. I am 6'2", about 210. I looked at some pro kits in XXL. Didn't even bother trying them on as I could tell they wouldn't come close to fitting.

When shopping for jerseys, look for designations of "race cut" and "club cut." The latter is more forgiving. Sometimes too forgiving.

Finally, please don't buy any jersey bearing the likeness of any current or former breakfast cereal mascot or any member(s), original or otherwise, of The Three Stooges. This summer, during a large charity ride, I saw a father-son duo wearing Spaghetti-Os and Fruit Loops jerseys, respectively. Damn near broke my heart. It may be too late for dad but, with intensive reprogramming, the kid may turn out o.k.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Capo are likely "race cut" and sized for people with slender builds. I was riding in Italy last year with some friends. Stopped a local, high end bike shop to look for clothing. One guy in our group is a M in the states and not really a large guy. He tried on a L jersey and it was WAY too tight. I am 6'2", about 210. I looked at some pro kits in XXL. Didn't even bother trying them on as I could tell they wouldn't come close to fitting.

When shopping for jerseys, look for designations of "race cut" and "club cut." The latter is more forgiving. Sometimes too forgiving.

Finally, please don't buy any jersey bearing the likeness of any current or former breakfast cereal mascot or any member(s), original or otherwise, of The Three Stooges. This summer, during a large charity ride, I saw a father-son duo wearing Spaghetti-Os and Fruit Loops jerseys, respectively. Damn near broke my heart. It may be too late for dad but, with intensive reprogramming, the kid may turn out o.k.
whats up with the stooge and cereal jersey? I don't own one or never seen one but would like to know why not to get one. Thanks
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Capo are likely "race cut" and sized for people with slender builds. I was riding in Italy last year with some friends. Stopped a local, high end bike shop to look for clothing. One guy in our group is a M in the states and not really a large guy. He tried on a L jersey and it was WAY too tight. I am 6'2", about 210. I looked at some pro kits in XXL. Didn't even bother trying them on as I could tell they wouldn't come close to fitting.

When shopping for jerseys, look for designations of "race cut" and "club cut." The latter is more forgiving. Sometimes too forgiving.

Finally, please don't buy any jersey bearing the likeness of any current or former breakfast cereal mascot or any member(s), original or otherwise, of The Three Stooges. This summer, during a large charity ride, I saw a father-son duo wearing Spaghetti-Os and Fruit Loops jerseys, respectively. Damn near broke my heart. It may be too late for dad but, with intensive reprogramming, the kid may turn out o.k.
I want subtle, non-flashy clothing. Fruit Loops jerseys would be the opposite of that. The Capo jerseys I bought were almost plain colored, which I liked, and I heard they are very durable.
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I am 6'2" tall, 270 lbs. I don't like my jerseys tight and I usually wear a XXXL in ones that fit me the way I like them. Always get "club fit." I, too, have had good luck with Aero Tech, as well as Voler and the American-made versions by Louis Garneau. Voler and Aero Tech are US made as well.
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I am 5'9" and about 250 lbs, and I have found the Bontrager Solstice Jersey to be the best fit overall, and decently priced. I have both the XL and the XXL in high viz, black/green, Red/Black, and white and they fit fairly well; better than some of my other jerseys. FWIW, I have a friend who is 6'5" and 220 lbs wears the same Jersey in XXL. My wife wears the women's version and really likes it.

Bontrager Solstice Short Sleeve Jersey - Arlington Velo Sport bike repair shop Marysville Stanwood Camano Island
I didn't start out seeking Trek's house brand, but they do seem to be cut much more for the real world than a lot of other brands.
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Aerotech is my go to. True American sizing and made in the USA. Great customer service as well. Had a bad zipper on one I ordered and they sent me a new one, no questions asked and let me keep the old one if I wanted to replace the zipper myself.
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What's a "jersey?" LOL
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I'm about 6'2" 210-215, and the primal jerseys in the XL or XXL both fit me ok. I'm about a 46" chest, so I'm kinda in between sizes The XL is a bit more snug, and the XXL, a little bit more loose, but I wear both of them comfortably.
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Sizing is all over the place, even with some brands it is not consistent. Measure your chest with a tape measure. I look at the chest measurements when shopping online and know I need about 46" around or 23" pit-to-pit. In spite of that, I still have a drawer of really cool jerseys that are 20 or 30 pounds away from fitting.
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I've bought solid colour jerseys with a 51" chest from Nashbar and Performance.
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I have been using Canari jerseys in bright yellow, that I got at Academy
I'm 6'2 258 with fairly broad shoulders, and they fit me well, like the pockets as well, they also make a long sleeve wind breaker that fits.
Under Armor also has jerseys for big guys, also at Academy.
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Originally Posted by Flatbroke View Post
whats up with the stooge and cereal jersey? I don't own one or never seen one but would like to know why not to get one. Thanks
If you have to ask why not to get one you definitely shouldn't get one.

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I really like Twin6's stuff.

Men's Technical- TWIN SIX - Alternative Cycling Apparel

Some bigger sizes available.

Their stock is constantly rotating and they generally retire a design after 1 yr.

It's well made, fits me well, and is comfortable on the ride. I tend to go for some of their more subdued designs and I get comments when out on charity rides. If you watch/lurk, there will be sales that will make the pricing a lot more attractive.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
If you have to ask why not to get one you definitely shouldn't get one.

. Those are hilarious. I didn't know they made them. I prefer not to own one
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Originally Posted by Alias530 View Post
The Capo jerseys I bought were almost plain colored, which I liked, and I heard they are very durable.
My GF has at least one Capo jersey. You, sir, don't need bike fashion counseling.
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Originally Posted by Flatbroke View Post
. Those are hilarious. I didn't know they made them. I prefer not to own one
I have seen a lot worse, including a Frosted Flakes jersey. The only one that ever worked (just barely) was a Lucky Charms jersey worn by a rather fit woman during the 2008 Le Grande Tour in Quebec province.
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Started looking after I read your post. There is some dumb stuff out there.
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I need one that says I ride like a HOS
Heavy, Old and Slow.
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What's a "jersey?"
technically 1) one of the Channel Islands British but off the coast Of France ...
was famous for its knitting trade in medieval times, and because of that original fame, the name jersey is still applied to many forms of knitted fabric
So: 2) a Knit Fabric ,, T shirts use a Cotton Jersey


Modern Polyesters get their colors by Printing it on .. Sublimation the Inks are turned to a Gas , so have no finished change in the fabric Hand .. [feel]

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