Can one jersey change the world?
By miller.mat1284467 August 21, 2011
If you are like most cyclists, then you probably look like a walking billboard for Energy Gels, GPS', or worst of all Microbrews. While this is great for visibility's sake, if you're 250 lbs, no one mistakes you for Jeremy Roy, even in your FDJ polka dot jersey and white bibs... Do you wear a full matching Lakers kit when you play pick up hoops? Doubtful...but hey, don't go out back and burn your FAT TIRE jersey just yet.
Here's what I'm getting at: when I breeze past your club ride up the PV Switchbacks wearing this jersey, your ego will remain in tact because you might not even notice me! If you aren't on the team or getting paid to advertise, you may wish to join my movement of letting your riding do the talking.
That said, this jersey is extremely comofortable ON ME. If you aren't built like me, you may not be interested. I'm 5'8/167 with a big chest, shoulders, and arms. I wear a 32-34 waist in pants and this is the first jersey that fits well everywhere without being too restrictive (though you must roll the sleeves up to keep your farmer's tan sexy, if you care about that). Size Large race cut jerseys with elastic sleeves cut the circulation off in my arms, and size medium club cut jerseys look like blouses around my waist. I wish it was an inch shorter (or, better yet, that I was an inch taller), but other than that the Large fits like butter. If you have some baggage around the waist, you might not like this jersey, ditto if you've had your biceps removed to shave a few grams. If you are a multisport athlete, or you hit the gym more than the road, you will love this fit.
Lastly, I think Swobo is a cool company that bridges the gap between smooth legged roadies, and skinny jean legged hipster-fixters. If you find yourself trying to fit in somewhere in the wide world of cycling, you might just enjoy this jersey as much as I do.
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