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For over 60 years we’ve been committed to pushing the limits of innovation. Making constant strides towards better fitting cycling clothes.

What does it take to make the right fit and get the right fit to ride? Testing. Science. And a little bit of fun.

We sweat the details to give you great cycling apparel that fits your style at a tremendous value, so you’ll get the most out of every ride.

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11 thoughts on “Real Fit for Real People in Real Cycling Apparel

  1. i have found it difficult to buy any more of your tops, i own 3 Pearl Jerseys and 1 jacket, the smalls are tight in the shoulders and the mediums are baggy and the arms too long.. i am 5’5″ 120lbs 30″ inseam, 37.5″ chest.

    • Hi William, sorry to hear you’re having some trouble with the fit on those tops. Are they all from the same season? I ask because we did update our sizing and adjusted our fits after doing research from 40,000 people that were measured to determine the best ranges for the most bodies. We’ll admit that we can’t get it right for every single person, but we’re doing our best for the most people possible. If you have any questions, feel free to follow up here or email us at info@pearlizumi.com. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I would like women’s shorts with very limited padding in the front area. For those of us who need a big cut out in the saddle to accommodate larger tissue. Less padding in front area helps reduce pressure on the urethra area. Thanks

    • Hi Andrea, thanks for the feedback. It’s certainly something that our product developers will listen to as we know not all bodies are the same. Keep an eye out for some new developments in our cycling shorts in the coming months. Hopefully, there will be something else to give a go on.

  3. I am the opposite on….I need less padding in the backside & more in the front. I lean into my drop handlebars so more friction in front!
    Thank you

  4. Explanation of the 4 fit categories would be helpful. Is “Form” what “Pro” used to be?

    • Pro and Race would be the tightest/snuggest fit, which we don’t generally offer outside of race suits. From Race the fit would open up on each step: Form > Fitted > Standard > Relaxed.
      Keep in mind that the size generally shouldn’t need to change when going to a different fit.
      Unless you’re an in-between size that can flex one way or the other. For example, if you’re a little big for medium measurements and not in the large measurements, maybe try a Form-fit in Large. Let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks for posting.

  5. You used to have different lengths in your women’s shorts – now they all come in the same long length. Can you bring back some different lengths for your women’s road cycling shorts – having to go elsewhere for shorts now and your styles have always worked really well for me (with this exception).

    • Hi there! Thanks for the message. Would love to help out, can you share what length of short/bib are you looking for? If we’re talking road bottoms, we have a range of lengths. The longest is our Interval at 9″. Then our PRO is 8.5″. Our Attack, Expedition and Symphony are all 8″. Then there’s the Sugar at 5″. Now if you’re talking MTB shorts, there are a few options. We have the Elevate at 12″. The Rove short at 10.5″. The Summit Shell at 10″.The Canyon at 9″. And finally the Vista at 6″. Let me know what you’re looking for and we’ll try to point you in the best direction we can. Thanks again.

  6. How long are the women Attack shorts supposed to last. Bought them a year ago and wash in cold water and hang dry. Last time out out the wash lots of lycra all gone and see through. I have an older pair of shorts from you that are at least 5 years old and still fine. Very disappointed.

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