Jersey fit

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Jersey fit

Postby stryker84 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:26 pm

I can get the basic fit (no loose sleeves, flappy bits, etc), but exactly how tight is a jersey meant to be?

Loose enough that there's a gap between the jersey and your skin? So tight it's a second skin? Or somewhere in between?
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Postby sogood » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:35 pm

For road biking, comfortably fitted to your body is what you want so as to avoid any flapping of loose clothing.
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Postby europa » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:10 pm

Depends on what you like riding. To be honest, the tightness of a lot of clothing is just an affectation. I've slowly gone to looser clothing without any problems though you need to balance against that my more moderate speeds and upright position. Be comfortable, that's all that's needed - you'll soon workout what flaps too much and what doesn't.

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Postby sogood » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:55 pm

Different brand and style may also be a factor. With most Netti jerseys you aren't going to get a real tight fit as their sleeve cuffs are loose and non-elastic. Getting a really tight fitting one would make the whole jersey look a bit strange for size. There are other brands that have elastic cuffs with the rest of the cut compatible with a tight fit.
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Postby europa » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:03 pm

It varies even within a manufacturer. I've got three Netti jersies, all (too many Xs)L, one long sleeve and two short sleeve. Actually, that's not quite right because one of them was so small I gave it to my son who can see himself growing out of it. The long sleeve is really loose and flappy. The first one I bought fits beautifully.

I wouldn't trust cycling clothing, even from the same batch.

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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:22 pm

If the jersey is touching the skin, it also helps with removal of sweat.
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Postby sogood » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:36 pm

mikesbytes wrote:If the jersey is touching the skin, it also helps with removal of sweat.

But have to be careful with that. Some materials are not very good at wicking sweat while others it really works.
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Postby Bnej » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:36 pm

If it's too big then stuff in the rear pockets pulls the back down and chokes you.
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