Cycle Clothing For Big Blokes

by 8o8 finch@m   November 12, 2013  

Are there any fellow cyclists out there, who are like me, and that is have a ... Large frame.

I am a 50 inch chest guy, and search endlessly for cycling clothing to fit, and which also do not cost a fortune. Trying to find clothes to fit is a tough find, and you have to delve all over the place to get the right attire, whether it be in shops or on the internet.

Can any other like minded big guys, or retailers let me know.

Thanks..... Applause

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I'm not the right size, but a cycling magazine and the Guardian had great articles about http://fatladattheback.com/ based in Yorkshire

Explore, Dream, Discover

posted by snowcycle [11 posts]
12th November 2013 - 21:10

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I'm not the right size, but a cycling magazine and the Guardian had great articles about Fat Lad at the Back based in Yorkshire. Search for it in Google and it's the first link (I posted the link but the comment's in the queue!!)

Explore, Dream, Discover

posted by snowcycle [11 posts]
12th November 2013 - 21:13

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I'm about the same size as you. Bib shorts I use Campag xxl.
Top half is a big more difficult. FLATb is relatively new & I've not tried them yet. Altura xxl fits (but on the tight side) bug is the only dedicated road cycling gear I've got that fits. Other than that I use adidas response running kit & royal mtb tops.

posted by Caketsar [2 posts]
13th November 2013 - 0:57

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Thanks for this... Had a look, some great things here... Better get the credit card working. Cool

posted by 8o8 finch@m [18 posts]
13th November 2013 - 8:59

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I read this with great interest, these guys seem to appreciate that not all cyclist come in a trim size... Looks like the credit card is gunna take a pounding...lol Cool

posted by 8o8 finch@m [18 posts]
13th November 2013 - 9:01

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We (Prendas Ciclismo) have been selling bigger sized jerseys for a while now. The vast majority of our retro jerseys go from XS -> 6XL (XXXXXXL).

Here is the choice you have for jerseys in 6XL;

Short Sleeves http://www.prendas.co.uk/search.asp?searchtype=2&searchsize=6XL

Long Sleeves http://www.prendas.co.uk/search.asp?searchtype=16&searchsize=6XL

We are now starting to introduce 7XL in new jerseys and for this jersey we have an 8XL option size too.

http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ID=3359

I hope that helps.

andy

posted by andystorey [18 posts]
14th November 2013 - 13:35

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I'm biggish 46" chest but my main problem is that cycling jerseys just aren't long enough. I'm 6' 5" but have wee short legs and most of my height is in my back.

Any manufacturers out there who do longer fit jerseys? To make things trickier, I subscribe to the "don't wear a jersey you haven't earned" school of thought Smile

posted by paddyirish [6 posts]
14th November 2013 - 21:40

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Hi paddyirish....

I am like you, tall but with a long body, and I am also like you, would only wear a shirt that I had earned (would feel a numpty wearing a yellow shirt), anyways I digress, one thing I have found, if you get good bib shorts or tights, it does not matter too much about having a long jersey, coz the front and rear bib make up the shortfall. I checked out the links above from Prendas, and the cover off good bibs, as well as having a host of jerseys up to at least 52 in.... Hope this helps... Cool

posted by 8o8 finch@m [18 posts]
15th November 2013 - 10:04

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I have the same/similar problem, large 50" chest, but the bottom half is not so bad, so I can get away with XL shorts, but as I have a long torso I found bib shorts are a good idea when tops are to short

Decathlon have some cheaper gear at xxl and they tend to fit ok...if you like the tight look Smile

posted by jason.timothy.jones [252 posts]
15th November 2013 - 10:40

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Thanks 808 and Jason Have just bought a pair of bib shorts and will try them out for sure. Trouble is when they're in the wash, I have to go back to the bad old shorts... Maybe I'll just have to ask Santa for another pair...

posted by paddyirish [6 posts]
17th November 2013 - 12:38

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