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Real Fit for Real People in Real Cycling Apparel
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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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7 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.

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