May 9, 2022
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Cycling Apparel Fit and Sizing Guide

How To Find The Perfect Size For Your Cycling Clothing

When it comes to cycling clothing, size is a very important factor to take into consideration as it can make or break the ride. A cycling jersey or a pair of cycling bib shorts, for example, should fit perfectly and give the rider enough freedom of movement but also keep him warm and block the wind at the same time.

How to find the perfect size for your cycling clothing, that is the main question in this article. We will take a look at different types of clothing, how to take your measurements, and which size would be perfect for you.

How To Take Your Measuments?

Taking proper measurements is very important in order to find the perfect cycling clothing size for yourself. Here are the body parts you need to measure:

  • Chest: Wrap the measuring tape around your chest and keep it under your arms.
  • Length: Measuring your torso length is the most important factor in determining the right size. Start by measuring your torso length by wrapping the tape measure around you at the point where you would like your jersey's hem to sit. The torso length is the most important measurement in determining the right size of a jersey.
  • Waist: Measure your waist by wrapping the tape measure around your natural waistline.
  • Hips : Measure your hips by wrapping the tape measure around the fullest part of your hips.

What Should You Measure?

Cycling clothing sizes are differentiated by the following measurements:

  1. Body (chest, waist, hips)
  2. Inseam
  3. Jersey length
  4. Jersey width
  • Body (chest, waist, hips): The body measurements are important in order to choose the right size for your shirt and bib shorts. The inseam measurement is essential for determining the length of your cycling bib shorts, while the jersey length and width determine how long and wide your jersey will be.
  • Inseam: The inseams on cycling bib shorts are usually between 5 and 7 inches.
  • Jersey length: The jersey length is measured from the lowest point of the rear hem to the highest point of the front hem.
  • Jersey width: The jersey width is measured from the most narrow part of the jersey to the most broad part of the jersey.
  • Jersey neckline: The jersey neckline is normally measured by the circumference of the neckline.

How We Classify Jerseys

Now that we know how to measure the body, we can start classifying the different types of jerseys and shorts.

SPORT FIT

This type of jersey has a close fit to the body. It is designed to keep the rider warm and free of excess material. The sleeves are normally short and the collar is close to the neck.

PRO FIT

This type of jersey is designed to be worn under a race fit jersey. It is designed to be a little looser than a race fit jersey and allows the rider to move around freely. The sleeves are longer than the sport fit jerseys and the collar is higher.

RACE FIT

This type of jersey is designed to be worn under a race fit jersey. It is designed to be the tightest fitting jersey and allows the rider to move around freely. The sleeves are shorter than the pro fit jerseys and the collar is higher.

Cycling Appreal Size Chart

  • XS- Chest 76-81CM, Waist 58-64CM, HIP 84-89CM
  • S- Chest 81-86CM, Waist 64-69CM, HIP 89-94CM
  • M- Chest 86-91CM, Waist 69-74CM, HIP 94-99CM
  • L- Chest 91-99CM, Waist 74-81CM, HIP 99-107CM
  • XL- Chest 99-107CM, Waist 81-89CM, HIP 107-114CM
  • 2XL- Chest 107-114CM, Waist 89-97CM, HIP 114-122CM
  • 3XL- Chest 114-122CM, Waist 97-104CM, HIP 122-130CM

Conclusion

Now that you know how to measure and how to classify different types of jerseys, you will be able to find the perfect size for your cycling clothing.

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