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Old 01-26-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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I've always used normal clothes with about 10 layers. I want to buy cycling clothes but I'm not sure what size to get, they come in M,L etc. I'm not sure what the chest size sizes go to the shirt sizes and how the shorts/pants run. I'm a 30-31 waist and normal shirt size is medium.



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Old 01-26-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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What are the temperature and humidity like on your rides?

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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Road biking and right now it's winter but I do any temperature, it's about 10F and summer about 95F

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Road biking and right now it's winter but I do any temperature, it's about 10F and summer about 95F
I live in Maryland and I use a mixture of Gore, Bontrager and Izumi Pearl for my winter clothes and I stay plenty warm.

Base layer is UA charged cotton T and my IP shorts.
IP Amphib leggings
Bontrager Baselayer on top of my T
Gore Phantom Jacket (wind stopper)
Gore Gloves (Wind stopper)
IP shoe covers.

I also have a skull cap as well to keep the heat in.

As for size, you really need to try things on. I recommend that you hit your local bike shop for stuff like this. They can help you with fit and you would be supporting a local business.
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I can't advise you on winter clothing as we seldom need more than a long sleeve jersey and a heavy sweatshirt or jacket for our winter riding. This mornings ride was in a short sleeve jersey and riding shorts. However, on clothing sizes, you will most likely wear the same in cycling clothes as your street clothing. I am a 32-30 pants and wear medium cycling shorts and medium jerseys. Depending on the cut, some jerseys will be tighter than others, so the best bet is to try them on first. Ordering cycling clothing on-line can be cheaper, but it's always a hit or miss game on the sizing and fit. I like buying my cycling clothing locally.

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Every company seems to have a different standard on sizing, so like others mentioned, it can be hit or miss sometimes. If you do order online, make sure that they have a very liberal return policy. I prefer buying from the LBS for just that reason -- hit or miss and the ability to try something and then check one size up or down to see how that fits.

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Fit will vary a little depending on company but I find that cycling clothing sizes are about the same as regular clothing sizes. I'm 5' 7" and 165 lbs, have a 40" chest and 30" waist and wear a medium.

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I can highly suggest visiting these guys as it is American sourced and made, cheaper than just about anything else, great customer service and true to size. I have a few of their garments and have yet to be let down.

I also have Gore wind/waterproof bib tights and Pearl Izumi insulated bib knickers as well as a PI P.R.O jacket. All of my Aerotech stuff is still less expensive than any of the above three items by themselves.

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I can highly suggest visiting these guys as it is American sourced and made, cheaper than just about anything else, great customer service and true to size. I have a few of their garments and have yet to be let down.

I also have Gore wind/waterproof bib tights and Pearl Izumi insulated bib knickers as well as a PI P.R.O jacket. All of my Aerotech stuff is still less expensive than any of the above three items by themselves.
Thanks for the link. I normally wear PI shorts, but some of these look very interesting, especially the jerseys.


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