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Freedom from Size: It's All About Fit

by Nicole Adamson July 22, 2016

Freedom from Size: It's All About Fit


Forget everything you think you know about shopping for clothing, or at least cycling clothing. It’s always been a numbers game: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14. We know those numbers. We do battle with those numbers. Sometimes they shame us, sometimes they fill us with satisfaction. We allow these numbers to define us, and more often than not to control the way we see ourselves. Why? Because we’ve been told they matter. We’ve been told this so often, and it’s been reinforced by the images we see that it’s become our mantra: what size are you? Let’s think about this differently. Let’s get rid of the idea that you’re a size and a number associated with that size. Instead of focusing on size, let’s focus on fit.

When it comes to what you wear on your bike we don’t want you to focus on the size. You aren’t a number to us, you’re a woman who gets out there and rides in the wind, and the rain, and the heat, and on days when you just don’t have the motivation to ride, but you do anyway. You’re getting out there and riding your bike. You’re riding your bike because you want to stay fit, or get fit. You’re riding your bike because it brings you an immeasurable amount of joy and pleasure. You’re riding your bike to race, to compete, to win. You’re riding your bike to feel good and strong and full of life. Whatever the reason you ride, you’re doing it and that’s what matters. The only numbers you should have to worry about are the ones you pin on your bib, the miles you’ve logged as part of a training goal, or the number of times you smile when you’re out pedaling for the sake of pedaling.

Before you buy one of our jerseys or bibs, take a gander at our detailed Fit & Fabric Guide. We’ve included a size equivalent, but encourage you to only use this as a reference. We encourage you to take a few minutes measure your inseam, your hips, your bust, and your waist and then select the right jersey or bib with the right fit.

 

 

The Fit

Our jerseys are an athletic cut and are meant to hug your frame. Aside from looking good, the fabric performs at it’s best when fit properly to the body allowing you to fully benefit from the 4-way stretch, the superior wicking abilities, and our second-skin armbands that shed water and provide for a fit that moves with you. Our bibs are designed with the right amount of compression to keep you from having to worry about feeling like a stuffed sausage, to reduce the vibration of muscles under stress, with wide leg bands for comfort, and a chamois that after hours in the saddle will leave you feeling fresh, and pain free.

Still not sure? Take a cue from our models, Traci and Lauren, real women who love to ride and have logged plenty of miles on their bikes. 

Traci is wearing a small jersey. She’s 5’6” tall with a 34 bust, 26 waist, 38 hips, and a 30 inseam.  Traci is a small bib and we can't wait for her to share some photos of her showing off her new bibs in a couple of weeks. 

 

Lauren is wearing a medium sized jersey, and a large bib. Lauren is 5'11", 36 bust, 39 hips, 30 waist, and 35 inseam. 

 

  





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Fit & Fabric Guide

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