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Cycling jersey, or will a cheap wicking t-shirt do the trick?

Old 06-13-15, 03:10 PM
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Hanes.com - mens's long sleeve - Hanes cool dri performance - $5.99
I have 8-12 and they've lasted more than a year and still look great
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Old 06-13-15, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Same here. Your butt takes a pounding as it is; why add to the weight, and the higher center of gravity can make the bike harder to control. If you have to carry something, put it on a rack.
I find it a lot easier to control the bike and I can ride faster and more aggressively when wearing a backpack then with a loaded rack....Rack and panniers have a much more negative effect on bike handling then a backpack.
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Old 06-13-15, 10:45 PM
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Nike Dri-FIT poly t-shirt and socks for warm/hot days here.
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Old 06-14-15, 02:47 AM
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wear what you like. If you worry what other folks think maybe take up quilting.
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Old 06-14-15, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by rolandk View Post
Nike Dri-FIT poly t-shirt and socks for warm/hot days here.
I wear the Nike Dry-Fit as well. I have a couple pair of the Dry Fit shorts too. I love them. Comfortable and they keep the moisture away from your body. What more can you ask for?

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Old 06-14-15, 06:48 AM
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Of late our bike club have handed out wicking T-shirts on our two major bike rides every year. They are great.

Being a bent rider, I dont have to buy clothes to protect me from the bike. Wicking Ts and rugby shorts which are basically sweat shorts work great!
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Old 06-14-15, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by doug59 View Post
I wear the Nike Dry-Fit as well. I have a couple pair of the Dry Fit shorts too. I love them. Comfortable and they keep the moisture away from your body. What more can you ask for?
Pockets, zippers, proper fit for riding.
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Old 06-14-15, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Pockets, zippers, proper fit for riding.
I wear mountain bike shorts over roadie shorts.
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Old 06-14-15, 09:22 AM
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Favorite: North Face Tekwear, a Long sleeve Polo shirt ..It has a collar to flip up to keep sun off your neck.
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Old 06-14-15, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Pockets, zippers, proper fit for riding.
I carry a small pack for my keys, wallet, phone... If it's comfortable, the fit is proper.
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Old 06-14-15, 10:01 AM
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no, no use for jerseys. i have a saddle bag that carries things. in fact, on rides under 20 miles, cycling clothes are not useful. over 20 miles i wear padded cycling shorts. i do not see any need for a jersey unless i was on a race team. I wear fitted t shirts, or no shirt at all for most rides. its hard
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Old 06-14-15, 10:06 AM
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If the sponsors on my jersey saw me, they'd just about have a heart attack.
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Old 06-14-15, 11:10 AM
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I do ride with wicking workout shirts, recommend Nike Combat. BUT...
They are not "cut" to be leaning forward with your arms out for a couple of hours. If not riding more than 30-40 minutes, who cares?

Cycling jerseys are popular. Really popular. For a reason. Many reasons. I do, personally, prefer the solid, visible colors. And I have found that the more expensive ones are better fit, much better material, better "non-aggravating" zippers, feel better after 3 hours in the sun and last longer.
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Old 06-14-15, 03:30 PM
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Out on the road bike, I wear my jersey and padded shorts. I wouldnt ride anything but a casual errand run around town, without padded shorts. NOT a chance in hell. And the jersey, well, thats easy. Its got pockets in the back for the phone/wallet/keys/food, and its cut longer in the back so it fits properly when riding.

However, I simply but the solid colored jerseys from Aerotech Designs. All the benefits of a cycling jersey without having to choose which brand you want to promote. Absolutely nothing against the very nice high end jerseys, Id wear one if I rode with a club, or raced, but since I mostly ride alone on the road bike, I just go for the solid colored jerseys.


Also worth mentioning, Aerotech has jerseys and padded shorts that will fit anyone. ANYONE. And they're not super expensive either.
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Old 06-15-15, 06:47 AM
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The question is----------those that wouldnt be caught dead riding without wearing a spandex cycling jersey wearing one because it is "better" or are they wearing one to conform to someone elses pressure of what to wear?

Why not wear what you want. Something cheap, and pratical.

I wear anything I want to and dont give a fig about what anyone else thinks. It may be a shock, but I can stay balanced on my bent bike, and manage to put on many miles wearing a T-shirt.
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Old 06-16-15, 01:04 PM
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Is it just me, or is the general forum pretty much just a place for self conscious iconoclasts to harangue noobs and cultivate the next generation of rugged individualists? There are like 5 threads on the same basic subject on the first page.
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Old 06-16-15, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Kertrek View Post
Are the cycling jerseys worth it? 'Cause I'd feel pretty vain spending over a hundred dollars to advertise the bike shop or some logo...just because it has pockets in the back, or just to look snazzy and let people know I'm a REAL cyclist. I have a few wicking t-shirts that look normal and are comfortable enough to sleep in, and didn't cost much. Is there any point to spending a buttload of money on jerseys, aside from them having some pockets in the back? I always have my hydration pack with me, so I don't need pockets.
I certainly like and admire your attitude towards the sport and the answer is no it does't matter at all! you can ride with a ordinary t-shirt and cut offs!put on some tennis shoes and you're off and it's even better if you can out ride all the rest of the riders in their cycling outfits ,,,, I love doing that!! don't clip in any more.....
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