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Old 08-27-06, 02:15 PM
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Assos Jersey Sizing?

Hi all. Nowhere around here that carries them, so can't try one on. Yeah, I have looked at online size charts, and they say L=40" chest, XL=43" chest. I have a 41" chest and like my jerseys snug but not cutting off circulation. I wear an L in Pearl Izumi, but an XL in DeMarchi (Euro stuff runs snugger).

So how do Assos jerseys (the Uni, in particular) run, size-wise? Any advice?
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i prefer to keep my jersey snug, as they're intended to be. i wear Assos mediums, and PI S. i am not petite.

FWIW I've noticed that Assos changed the cut this year. Their medium jerseys aren't as snug as they used to be. Not a great move IMO.
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Originally Posted by Coyote2
Hi all. Nowhere around here that carries them, so can't try one on. Yeah, I have looked at online size charts, and they say L=40" chest, XL=43" chest. I have a 41" chest and like my jerseys snug but not cutting off circulation. I wear an L in Pearl Izumi, but an XL in DeMarchi (Euro stuff runs snugger).

So how do Assos jerseys (the Uni, in particular) run, size-wise? Any advice?
Go with an XL. Assos runs pretty close to the rest of the Euro stuff in my experience. I have a 39" chest and an Assos large is about perfect for me.
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Originally Posted by Tree
Go with an XL. Assos runs pretty close to the rest of the Euro stuff in my experience. I have a 39" chest and an Assos large is about perfect for me.
you wear a Large and you have a 39" chest? you should forget the jersey and buy a parachute instead
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Assos jerseys run small. They're even smaller than they say. If you wear a 41/42 sports coat, go with the XL.
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Originally Posted by velocipedio
Assos jerseys run small. They're even smaller than they say.
you're statement is flawed.

assos run normal, companies like pearl izumi run large - fat ass american large - and they're even larger than they say.
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Originally Posted by botto
you're statement is flawed.

assos run normal, companies like pearl izumi run large - fat ass american large - and they're even larger than they say.
I think Assos is a little smaller than Italian brands like Nalini or DeMarchi, but Assos is more contoured and designed to fit more closely. I have a 38 inch chest and wear a size medium in all these brands.
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Assos jerseys only come in one size: exspensive.
But totally worth it,
I love my Swiss made bibs and skinsuit- really amazing. I even have an old pair which has lasted for impossible --years! They just wont die!
I think the only complaint I have is with the mille shorts-- they don't even cover to the mid-thigh
hence the name: Mille, get it? It's annoying, but an otherwise great product, I suggest you meet them in person before inviting them over...
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Originally Posted by johnny99
I think Assos is a little smaller than Italian brands like Nalini or DeMarchi, but Assos is more contoured and designed to fit more closely. I have a 38 inch chest and wear a size medium in all these brands.

I'm 5'10 145 pounds, and also around a 38 inch chest and wear medium in Santini, Demarchi, and Assos.... but be careful with Giordanna.... I got a jersey and didn't see that it was a "medium-large".... way too big... the same with Descente. I bought a medium and that is too big as well.

My favorite jersey right now is DeMarchi Contour Plus... got it on sale for 59.99.

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/commo...18,34742,37809

op, if you are wearing a xl in DeMarchi, then you may want to go xl in Assos... my Assos jersey and DeMarchi are pretty identical in cut.
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Thanks for the advice...domestique, I do wear XL in the Demarchi jersey, so your advice is very helpful. Ciao.
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Nikce stuff, the Assos. The shop I work at is an Assos dealer, so I can get the stuff at close to cost. Even then, it's not worth the price.
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I have the 2005 team CSC jersey made by Assos, and only paid 49.99 for it.
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Originally Posted by Ih8lucky13
I have the 2005 team CSC jersey made by Assos, and only paid 49.99 for it.
I kind of doubt it, considering that Girodana sponsored CSC in 2005, and if IIRC in 2003 and 2004. Castelli was in 2002, so maybe you have a 2001/2002 CSC jersey?

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Originally Posted by botto
I kind of doubt it, considering that Girodana sponsored CSC in 2005, and if IIRC in 2003 and 2004. Castelli was in 2002, so maybe you have a 2001/2002 CSC jersey?
Check http://www.repartocorse.com/ you can buy it there.


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Originally Posted by Ih8lucky13
Check http://www.repartocorse.com/ you can buy it there.


i'm sure you can buy an Assos CSC jeresy, just not a 2005 CSC jersey. Take a look at the top left corner of the jersey. Notice the LOOK logo? LOOK hasn't sponsored CSC since 2002, IIRC.

I believe that you have a 2001 jeresy. Reparto mislabled your shirt.

This is what the 2005 CSC kit looked like:

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Originally Posted by botto
i'm sure you can buy an Assos CSC jeresy, just not a 2005 CSC jersey. Take a look at the top left corner of the jersey. Notice the LOOK logo? LOOK hasn't sponsored CSC since 2002, IIRC.

I believe that you have a 2001 jeresy. Reparto mislabled your shirt.

This is what the 2005 CSC kit looked like:

Thank you for the information, but I still love my jersey, and it matches my bike.
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Originally Posted by Coyote2
Hi all. Nowhere around here that carries them, so can't try one on. Yeah, I have looked at online size charts, and they say L=40" chest, XL=43" chest. I have a 41" chest and like my jerseys snug but not cutting off circulation. I wear an L in Pearl Izumi, but an XL in DeMarchi (Euro stuff runs snugger).

So how do Assos jerseys (the Uni, in particular) run, size-wise? Any advice?
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