Cycling Fit Guide

Cycling kits differ in fit depending upon the brand, style, size, and fabric—which means you have options upon options! Without a doubt, the best way to determine the size for you is to try on a Hincapie Fit Kit. Select what you’d like to try on, and we’ll ship it to you for free. You may also want to check out our sizing chart, which gives general measurements and guidelines.

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How tight should my cycling jersey
and bibshorts be?

We get this question often, and in many ways, it’s a matter of personal preference. In general, though, your bibshorts should be tight enough to restrict movement, and the straps are secure enough so they don’t fall off your shoulders. Your cycling jersey should fit snugly, with the cuffs fitting close enough to avoid chafing but also not digging into your arm—think tighter than a tshirt, but less tight than a base layer.

We offer a variety of different cuts that range from the loosest fit to the most form-fitting, allowing you to choose the style that makes you most comfortable.

Club Cut

The most relaxed fit, the club cut is best suited for the casual cyclist, weekend warrior, or outfitting your office for the local fundraising ride.

Race

The race-cut collections provide an athletic fit, with added features like moisture management and three roomy back pockets.

Aero

With the least amount of seams and the most compressed fit, the aero kits and speedsuits are best suited for time trials and criteriums.

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Chest Fit

The chest fit is really a matter of personal preference, but in general, it should fit snugly, while still not restricting movement.

Inseam Fit

Hincapie considers 11” as the standard inseam measurement for men, and 7” as the standard inseam measurement for women. We also offer 9.5” inseam for men and 8.5” inseam for women.

Sleeve Fit

Like the chest fit, the sleeve fit is also a matter of personal preference, but you never want sleeves so loose that they’re flapping in the wind. Sleeves should be tight enough to prevent chafing.

Waist Fit

If wearing shorts, the waist should fit comfortably without rolling down or restricting breathing. Bibshorts allow for less chafing, more range of motion, and more comfort in the riding position.

Men's Size Guide

 XSSMLXL2XL3XL4XL
Tops
Chest (in)35 – 3636 – 3838 – 4040 – 4343 – 4545 – 4848 – 5050 – 53
Bottoms
Waist (in)28 – 3030 – 3232 – 3434 – 3737 – 3939 – 4242 – 4444 – 47
Hip (in)34 – 3636 – 3838 – 4040 – 4343 – 4545 – 4848 – 5050 – 53
Leg / Knee Warmers
Thigh (in)212223242526
Arm Warmers
Bicep (in)11.51212.51313.514.5
Gloves
Palm (in)88.599.510
Shoe Covers
Shoe (US)4 – 6.57 – 9.510 – 1212.5+
Shoe (Eu)35 – 38.539 – 43.544 – 4646.5 – 4848+
Headwear
Circumference (in)21 – 2323 – 25

Mens Size Guide Model

Women's Size Guide

 XSSMLXL2XL3XL4XL
Tops
Chest (in)32 – 3434 – 3636 – 3838 – 4040 – 4343 – 4646 – 4848 – 50
Bottoms
Waist (in)25 – 2626 – 2828 – 3030 – 3232 – 3535 – 3838 – 4040 – 42
Hip (in)34 – 3636 – 3838 – 4040 – 4242 – 4545 – 4848 – 5050 – 52
Leg / Knee Warmers
Thigh (in)202122232425
Arm Warmers
Bicep (in)1010.51111.51212.5
Gloves
Palm (in)6.577.588.59
Shoe Covers
Shoe (US)4 – 6.57 – 9.510 – 1212.5+
Shoe (Eu)35 – 38.539 – 43.544 – 4646.5 – 48
Headwear
Circumference (in)21 – 2323 – 25

Womens Size Guide Model

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