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Old 07-09-07, 01:55 PM
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How are jerseys supposed to be worn?

Are they supposed to be loose or compression skin tight fit? Or are they supposed to be not skin tight and not hanging out like a rock band t-shirt but more a relaxed fit?

I am riding with this shirt right now but thinking of getting a jersey. I've seen some nice jersey designs out there.

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They should be comfortable. Snug, but not skintight and not baggy. They aren't supposed to be skin tight like compression shirts. If they're really loose you'll experience some marginal loss of the reduced drag and cooling effect they provide. There's no impact so the musles of the upper body and lower body don't need the support provided by compression clothing. The only time they are skin tight is if you're in a time trial or prologue race.
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Originally Posted by littlewaywelt
The only time they are skin tight is if you're in a time trial or prologue race.
AKA commuting.

Just kidding. I commute in tshirts.
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Just kidding. I commute in tshirts.

You must actually leave the house on time. I squeeze into mine. No billowing here.
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Originally Posted by ghettocruiser
You must actually leave the house on time. I squeeze into mine. No billowing here.
No, I really don't.

But many of my commutes are higher intensity than many criteriums I've been in. I like to hit it pretty hard. Tshirt and all.
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I commute in this. Motorists give me a lot of room.
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Some people like skin tight (euro fit). Some like a looser fit (club fit). Being that most americans are a wee bit fat, club fit seems most popular.
I prefer something in between the two. However I commute in both club fit and euro fit.
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Race cut for me. Far sleeker and looks better on a fit body.
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Originally Posted by Cromulent
I commute in this. Motorists give me a lot of room.
because they think you're a zombie on a bike.
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It comes down to personal choice. I like a tight fit, but that's me.

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I prefer to wear mine on my torso, hope that helps.
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Once you start wearing race fit jerseys regularly, the club fit feels like a muumuu.
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Originally Posted by caloso
Once you start wearing race fit jerseys regularly, the club fit feels like a muumuu.
Wow.... Just one question there:

When you wear your muumuu, doesn't it get caught in the chain ?

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Originally Posted by le brad
because they think you're a zombie on a bike.
I suppose it doesn't help that I ride down the road screaming 'brains!' at the top of my lungs.
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I suppose it doesn't help that I ride down the road screaming 'brains!' at the top of my lungs.
That was you?
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That was you?
Yep. Sometimes I need a snack.
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Originally Posted by le brad
because they think you're a zombie on a bike.
Hey where the brains at? Mmmmm. Braaaaains.
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Originally Posted by caloso
Once you start wearing race fit jerseys regularly, the club fit feels like a muumuu.
WTF is a 'muumuu'??

I called MEC and the guys there said the jersey should be a tight fit because it is the best way to draw out the moisture as it is next to the skin and the fabrics are signed to be next to the skin to work the best tho he did say for downhillers they may like it a little 'fitted' in a little loose feel for the air flow.
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Muumuu = those hawaiian-looking circus tents that people try to pass off as summer dresses.
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WTF is a 'muumuu'??


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"I don't want to look like a weirdo. I'll just go with the muumuu."
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Check your fat level. California has laws that decree a sliding scale on tightness vs fatness. Sadly, they are not enforced with enough vigor to keep our streets safe, but they are on the books.

The basic rule of thumb is this:
If you don't actually race, get the club cut.
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I just wear a tight t-shirt, but I'm digging the muumuu
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Originally Posted by cccorlew
Check your fat level. California has laws that decree a sliding scale on tightness vs fatness. Sadly, they are not enforced with enough vigor to keep our streets safe, but they are on the books.

The basic rule of thumb is this:
If you don't actually race, get the club cut.
Hardly enforced at all. Nor is the collorary: a skirt should never be wider than it is long.
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Well thankfully I'm thin. Not Bruce Lee defined on the body but thin enough to pull off the racer look. I'm a 30-32 waist.
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