Our garments are designed to maximize aerodynamic properties. We do this utilizing many different integrated approaches. Our garments are intended to fit 'close' to the skin and are optimized for a riding position. We do not make loose-fit apparel. As such, they may at first seem tighter than your other regular cycling apparel – this is normal and in line with the design approach. Your apparel should:
- Fit snuggly but should not be restrictive to movement or cut circulation. We have provided a sizing guide to assist in selecting the most appropriate size for each individual (see FAQ #3)
- Not have loose material 'flapping in the wind'. If it does, you have most likely selected the wrong size!
- Feel tighter on you than other apparel - this is completely normal! Our apparel wears tighter on first use straight out of the packaging. It is also designed to fit better after the first wash as the material adjusts and adapts to your body shape - we call this 'form-fitting'.
Every aspect of the design, fit, material and aesthetic is intended for a reason – to maximise the benefits when riding, whether it be for improved aerodynamic properties or for comfort. We have relentlessly tested our products both in the real world and in the wind tunnel. We are cyclists that want you to be as passionate about our products as we are.
Given the close-fit nature of the products, special care should be given to taking the garments on and off:
- Never pull or aggressively stretch the garments – be gentle!
- Care should be taken when taking on/off the arm-sleeves. It is best to roll the sleeves up and down instead of pulling
- Our socks maybe difficult to take on/off – this is normal and intended to be so. It is advised to roll the socks on/off instead of pulling.
- Please take care when fitting as we take no responsibility for thread or material damage caused by improper use
Our sizing guide is just that— a guide to help you identify the closest size based on the measurements provided. Every body shape is different and ever body moves differently on the bike. For these reasons, sizing guides cannot be made specific to every individual and there will always be an element of error involved. If you are not satisfied with the fit of your products, please refer to our product Exchange and Refund policy or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are committed to ensuring you are truly satisfied with our products. We want you to be as passionate about our products as we are.
Aerodynamics is impacted by many factors and one of the key aspects is careful thought about arm and leg length. In short, longer sleeves and legs make a difference and our apparel is designed with this in mind. In general, the following apply:
- When in a riding position, the cuffs of your arms should stop just above your elbows. They should not hinder your movement or run over your elbows.
- When in a riding position, the bottom of the cuffs of the legs should stop approximately 3 - 5 inches above the top of your knee.
Please go by the size guidelines we have provided for our products. We can't speak to how our product sizes compare against other products on the market - sizing can vary for any number of reasons. What we can say is the sizing we have provided is consistent with what is required with our products.