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Jerseys: How Tight?

SCR PedroSCR Pedro Posts: 912
edited January 2009 in Workshop
Hey there,

Are jerseys supposed to be a neat fit? Does it make a difference?

I've always taken a slightly loose fit, but I've just had a couple of new jerseys delivered and they're slightly tighter than I'm used to.

How do you like yours?

Cheers
Pedro
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  • wilwilwilwil Posts: 374
    fitted. look at photos of pro riders to see. jerseys look awful baggy. they also don't wick properly.
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Flappy jerseys also means that stuff is more likely to fall out the back pockets.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Tight - as has been said a flapping jersey slows you down and doesn't wick
  • Tight. And then I bought a green TDF jersey in Paris this summer (from the official vendors) and the sodding this is more "large" than "medium". :(
    Rides a Cannondale Synapse 105.
  • DoomDoom Posts: 133
    Close fit definitely. Although the phrase stretched springs to mind after the amount I have eaten :oops:
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  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    Too many people have loose jerseys. They are not meant to be t-shirts to flap in the wind. As the others say, look at photos of the pros, they get it right. Even if you are touring, it should be a tight fit. Not too tight of course but after all, you wear lycra shorts...
  • Ahh, then I'll just get used to it.

    The last time I bought a neat fitting jersey, I was constantly pulling it down at the back. The ones I just bought seem to be a bit better though.

    Cheers
    Pedro
    Giant TCR Advanced II - Reviewed on my homepage
    Giant TCR Alliance Zero
    BMC teammachineSLR03
    The Departed
    Giant SCR2
    Canyon Roadlite
    Specialized Allez
    Some other junk...
  • when im touring i wear a loose jersey but if you buy a racing jersey its supposed to fit like a "second skin".
  • kr1skr1s Posts: 125
    Mine all seem tighter than normal at the moment :shock:
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  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
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    This tight
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • JC.152JC.152 Posts: 645
    skinsuit tight......



    ......just don't buy a fully white one especially if your a bit errr portly
  • LangerDan wrote:
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    This tight

    I've found a bigger version.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/boberelli/2701112787/

    It also happens to be a Lampre jersey that I've bought. So thanks LangerDan, this really does give me an idea of how my jersey should fit.

    Pedro
    Giant TCR Advanced II - Reviewed on my homepage
    Giant TCR Alliance Zero
    BMC teammachineSLR03
    The Departed
    Giant SCR2
    Canyon Roadlite
    Specialized Allez
    Some other junk...
  • rb1956rb1956 Posts: 134
    SCR Pedro wrote:
    I've found a bigger version.
    Aieee! Now I'm stuck with that image in my mind... How about this tight?
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    rb1956 wrote:
    SCR Pedro wrote:
    I've found a bigger version.
    Aieee! Now I'm stuck with that image in my mind... How about this tight?

    Ah that seems to be adequately tight mate. Oh yes.
  • Ken NightKen Night Posts: 2,005
    rb1956 wrote:
    SCR Pedro wrote:
    I've found a bigger version.
    Aieee! Now I'm stuck with that image in my mind... How about this tight?
    wrong thread rb1956, mate-one of the best pics I've seen

    get yourself over to girls in lycra
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  • doobie919doobie919 Posts: 119
    rb1956 wrote:
    SCR Pedro wrote:
    I've found a bigger version.
    Aieee! Now I'm stuck with that image in my mind... How about this tight?


    I like, I like.

    I need to get myself a jersey, im usin a dirtbike jersey as my jersey right now.

    What "features" should I look for?
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  • Neil.bNeil.b Posts: 35
    4 holes.
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