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One for the ladies

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by wafflycat, 10 Sep 2007.

  1. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    having lost a shedload of weight this year, I am in the market for new cycling kit.

    I was really looking forward to getting new *women's* kit.

    But oh no.

    Everything I've seen so far in the jersey department is way too short in the body. Okay if you're five foot nothing and flatchested, but if you're five seven with chesticles, it's useless.

    So, ladies of the forum, do you have any recommendations as to clothing that when worn on a road bike is long enough in the body so that I'm not going to have a gap at the back? And any make that does realise we ladies have chesticles and that having them doesn't mean we also have a huge waist?
     
  2. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    The Mrs has this problem too, Best thing to do is buy men's jersey's.

    I have no idea why Womens jersey's don't have a longer part in the rear, and you can never seem to find a 3 pocket jersey for a reasonable amount
     
  3. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    http://www.corinnedennis.co.uk/longs.html

    i am 6ft tall and i find this website good. most of their tops have a longer back and it's good quality.

    and for those with long legs, the ladies roubaix tights and 3 season tights have a double turn up which you can unpick and make the leg length a couple of inches longer (i'm a 36 inch leg).
     
  4. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Ah, Corinne Dennis. There was a CD stall at Mildenhall & I found the stuff to be bland & boring in design. Sorry if she's your favourite! :blush:

    What I'd like is to be able to get pretty, feminine & fun stuff that seems to be a lot more easily available in the States (Team Estrogen & Terry for example) but to be able to see it over here in a shop, so I could check out sizing without the hassle of buying from the States, and then possibly having to send it back to the States if I find it's too short once it gets here.
     
  5. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    GIVE ME STRENGTH! exciting and the right fit/cut? you're asking a bit much aren't you??!!!!!

    http://activesportskit.co.uk/index.php?cPath=40

    try this site. i got some nice Nalini tops off here. "small" is the equivalent of a 10 and it's a snug fit.

    other than that, i don't know any other websites, sorry.
     
  6. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Aye, I'm an awkward so-and-so :blush:
     
  7. Emu

    Emu New Member

    Location:
    Croydon
    I'm so sorry I can't help wafflycat but I'm afraid I'm one of the above:blush:
     
  8. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    the nalini tops have got a silicon band to stop them riding up.
     
  9. Christopher

    Christopher Über Member

    How about http://www.minx-girl.com? I have no idea how good they are, but they seem to carry a lot of Sugoi and Pearl Izumi which my sister likes (she's 5"7'). Seems a pricy site though. Dunno if the selection is better than Wiggle either.
     
  10. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Last time I looked at Pearl Izumi stuff (August Bank holiday, so not oong ago) it was one of the worst offenders at being short in the body. Pity as there's some nice designs.
     
  11. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Me too!!!!
     
  12. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Me 36F and it's a b*gg*r getting a sports' bra to fit too!
     
  13. caz

    caz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West Midlands
    Hi Wafflycat,

    Have you tried this site for a sports' bra - http://www.lessbounce.com/
    and this site http://www.cycle1st.co.uk/links/Just_For_Women/ has links to cycle stuff for women. As a relative newbie to cycling I haven't tried any "proper" cycling kit, just bought stuff from Aldi's which has been ok so far, but now that I'm getting into cycling I'm looking to get some decent kit in the near future! Good luck with your search.
     
  14. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Thanks for those - now bookmarked. Thanks everyone else too - all much appreciated