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jersey help- their all to baggy

Old 01-25-12, 05:00 PM
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jersey help- their all to baggy

Hey I need some help finding form fitting racing jerseys. All of the local shops only carry baggy casual jerseys but I want the skin tight kind like you see the pros using during time trials and such. I've tried buying team kits but they all seam like their for fans and lack the true performance as the pros jerseys. Sizing down doesn't really work either since they just don't feel right. I've currently been using a triathlon top (which doesn't have sleeves) and Under Armour but it's not the same. Any suggestions of websites that I can get skin tight jerseys????
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Old 01-25-12, 05:06 PM
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Do you want a jersey or a skin suit?
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Old 01-25-12, 05:07 PM
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skinsuits or jerseys?
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Old 01-25-12, 05:10 PM
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Hincapie jerseys are a nice stretchy race fit. They're great unless you're not reasonably slim. REAL CYCLIST LINK



If you are not at least moderatly slender you could become the target of legal action and convicted of crimes against humanity...

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Old 01-25-12, 05:13 PM
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how tall are you and whats your body type? PB gear is def more recreational. The Primals, PB-brand, Pearls and LG they have on the floor is meant mainly for the Freds. You need to look at other brands.

Im 5'8" and 170 lbs more muscle up top that a dedicated roadie. I have a 30 inch waste and i wear Castelli gear most of the time. Medium sized bibs and large Jerseys, and they are pretty skin tight. Louie Garnau has a higher end line that you might like. Also I recently got a Hincapie Jersey (large) and those are pretty form fitting as well.
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Old 01-25-12, 05:16 PM
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I'm guessing you haven't looked too hard. Every manufacturer of high-end cyclist gear makes race cut jerseys.
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for race jerseys, you can get mesh type which doesn't stretch much so it needs to be fitted better, or you can get a lycra/spandex type material that's more form fitting. look at higher end products from Castelli, Capo, Giordana, Craft, Nalini, etc. Try looking at Castelli speed suits/body paint, Capo Padrone/dorato

i'd say the differences between the mesh type and lycra types can be seen between the fits of the radioshack/liquigas jerseys and garmin/sky
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Old 01-25-12, 05:18 PM
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Help is on the way!

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Help is on the way!
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Look for "race cut" in the description. Brands like Capo, Castelli, Descente, Verge, Louis Garneau, Voler, Hincapie, Assos have them.

Avoid "club fit".
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Help is on the way!
I just love it when somebody teaching correct grammar says:

"They're gonna get a shovel to the face unless they get that
cow under control."
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Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
I just love it when somebody teaching correct grammar says:

"They're gonna get a shovel to the face unless they get that
cow under control."
Yet "gonna," is in many dictionaries.
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Youre in luck as my 2012 Velo buyers guide actually lists a few they like. But seriously everybody is doing it now so just pick a brand and fork over your cash.
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Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
I just love it when somebody teaching correct grammar says:

"They're gonna get a shovel to the face unless they get that
cow under control."
Gonna is not improper grammar, it's just not Standard American English. They're, their, and there on the other hand, are either used properly, or not.

Like everyone has said, most brands make race cut jerseys. I have race cut jerseys from Voler, Capo, Castelli, Craft, and a few others.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Help is on the way!

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Thank you
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amazingly my Trek Astana jersey made in Italy is to short and to fat for me and it is a size XL Perhaps it has something to do with it being a full zip. Never had a jersey that was too fat without being to long.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Help is on the way!

But you forgot the blatant misuse of the word "to"

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Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
I just love it when somebody teaching correct grammar says:


"They're gonna get a shovel to the face unless they get that
cow under control."
teachin grammer iz for dweebs (altho I admit I mourn the death of the adverb)
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Originally Posted by Cog_wild View Post
teachin grammer iz for dweebs (altho I admit I mourn the death of the adverb)
i see you speak pidgin. thats fine...just no creole.
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I wear Castelli almost exclusively and it seems to have a pretty tight fit. Check out Bonktown for great prices on Castelli gear (this is the only way it's affordable to me).
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The only thing that really fits me good is Castelli Race fit small or xsmall. I am 5'4 and weigh 118lb.
I did get a BMC kit from my LBS a while back, they were having a sale for a full kit for $100 so I decided to get it. I got a xsmall set, that jersey is pretty tight on me. They also had a xxsmall, but it was wayyy too small. You gotta look harder man.
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Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
Gonna is not improper grammar, it's just not Standard American English. They're, their, and there on the other hand, are either used properly, or not.
Actually "gonna" is standard American English. When I studied linguistics, one of the first things we learned is that the most common future tense marker in American English is "gonna".

In fact, linguists who study American usage will tell you that "gonna" future tense is so common in American English that the form (where the "ing" is clearly pronounced) has a different connotation - usually emphatic, or indicating irritation.

"Gonna" is not standard written American English.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Help is on the way!

gracias
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Originally Posted by mikepwagner View Post
Actually "gonna" is standard American English. When I studied linguistics, one of the first things we learned is that the most common future tense marker in American English is "gonna".

In fact, linguists who study American usage will tell you that "gonna" future tense is so common in American English that the form (where the "ing" is clearly pronounced) has a different connotation - usually emphatic, or indicating irritation.

"Gonna" is not standard written American English.
In linguistics, SAE or Standard American English refers to written (academic or business) English, because in reality, no one speaks that way. Gonna is perfectly acceptable to use in conversation and casual writing, and like you said has grammatical meaning.
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I use Castelli's jersey's, they are pretty tight.
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