Big Man Cycling Apparel that actually fits

Men's Big and Tall Cycling Apparel - Extended Size Range | Extra Length

Aero Tech Designs has a wide variety of choices of men's big and tall bicycle clothing styles designed specifically for larger size men who ride their bicycle seriously. Options include tights, jerseys, tri apparel, jackets, compression gear and other cycling clothes that have the added features suited to big sizes. We have a large selection of big and tall cycling shorts that fit without being tight, binding or skin revealing. The Aero Tech Designs' big jerseys fit up to 5XL.  The specifically tailored Tall man jerseys that have extra length in the torso.


Our big and tall men's bike shorts will help support your muscles while your ride your bike, stretch with your movements, prevent chafe between the bicycle and the saddle and cushion the butt bones during longer rides.  Big and Tall bike shorts provide benefits that will let you ride longer and be more comfortable. Sample below our Big and Tall Cyclewear that is cut for superior fit from a full cut that fits fantastic. For tall bicycle riders, we have jerseys, jackets, tights and shorts with extra torso and sleeve length. If you need the adjustment for big and tall cycling apparel, you are in the right place....

Extended Sizes - Big and Tall

How to Shop in Big and Tall Cycling Apparel

What's the Difference Between Big and Tall?

You are a Big Man if you measure larger in the chest, neck, and shoulders. Such men do not fit in standard-sized cycling apparel and mostly need help finding the right fit. Those jerseys are either too tight on the chest or too saggy. At Aero Tech Designs, we understand that struggle, so we cut our Big Man jerseys for a fuller, longer, superior fit. So, big men can now enjoy shopping for cycling apparel that fits them appropriately without compromising size and quality.
Tall men are generally of heights measuring 6 feet 2 inches and above. They have longer arm lengths and torsos compared to average-height men. Like the Big Man, tall men also face several issues while looking for cycling apparel with the added size for a perfect fit. The most common problems are finding a cycling jersey that reaches the waist or having long enough sleeves. Aero Tech Designs Tall Man section solves that problem. Our cycling jerseys have extra length in the torso and sleeves compared to the regular fit to properly fit tall men. Big and Tall Cycling Apparel is tailored with the added material to provide full coverage, style, and high-end performance. Aero Tech Designs treats their big and tall clothing as gear and that equipment that benefits your bicycle rides. Our goal is to help you ride longer and feel stronger.

What if I am both Big and Tall?

Some men have characteristics of both Big and Tall. They measure larger like Big Men and have long arms and bodies like Tall Men. But even this is not an issue. New ranges of apparel are available in sizes that fit such men ideally. If you are big and tall, look for sizes such as "XL, XXL, and 3XL and tall". These sizes are broader from the shoulders and chest and have longer sleeves and torso for a better overall fit.

The Clydesdale Cycling Class

The Clydesdale is a weighted category for male cyclists who weigh 200 or more. Like its namesake horse, Clydesdale cyclists are large and sturdy, built for power more than for speed -- unlike your typically lean cyclist. Despite the stigma, these riders are not lazy, flabby athletes. Clydesdale's can be tall and gangly, brawny football players with no fat, or anyone who embraces the motto: Fit doesn't equal thin. If you look at most Clydesdale's, they're just large, big-boned, and muscled. The Clydesdale class was created in the 1980s after an analysis of various-sized male athletes. After men reached around 170 lbs, their performance declined relative to their peers with a lighter build. This means that someone bigger and slower could perform just as well as someone smaller and faster. For example, a 210 lbs man who runs a 10-kilometer race in 51 minutes (about an eight-minute-per-mile pace) is performing as well as a 150 lbs man who runs the distance in a speedy 38 minutes (about a six-minute-per-mile pace). Cyclists in this class participate with all the others but compete within the category to provide them with fair competition -- ranking them with others with a similar build. This makes sense in the sport of cycling, where leaner bikers have an advantage over those carrying more weight. For larger cyclists, the Clydesdale class offers an opportunity to participate competitively. The Athena class is a similar category for women who are 150 lbs or more. Studies show that people who are considered plus size and stay active have a lower death rate than those who are skinny and sedentary.

Tips and Pointers

Now that you know the differences between Big, Tall, and Big and Tall, you can start shopping. Start by selecting from our wide variety of cycling wear in many styles and color choices. Yes, we said color choices! For years, Big and Tall cycling apparel came in few colors, but Aero Tech offers a variety of color options. One suggestion when shopping for Big and Tall cycling apparel is to look at the size charts, especially for outerwear such as jackets. These fabrics are less stretchy than those used for jerseys and shorts. If you need more clarification on whether something will fit, contact us. And if you order something you love and find that it needs to be a bit bigger, too big, or too long, let us help you return it.

* Make your size decisions while sitting in the bicycle saddle, not standing up. Cycling gear is designed for the cycling position, not standing.
* Leg grippers and elastics may feel funny the first time you try them on, but don't overreact. Elastics are fantastic on the ride, and they keep the clothing in place, so you don't have to tug at them when you move around cycling and exercising.
* If you are chafing on the bicycle, ensure you are not wearing underwear. The chamois padding goes next to your skin without any liners. We have anti-chafe creams that work like a magic wand to eliminate chafe between the legs. We highly recommend them.

Measuring Guide

*Chest: Measure across the fullest part just under the arms

*Arm: Measure around the thickest part of your bicep

*Waist: Measure around the narrowest part of your midsection

*Hips: Measure around the fullest part

*Glove Size: Measure the circumference of your hand over the knuckles

*Sock Size: Use your shoe size

At Aero Tech Designs, we don't consider big and tall as anything different from our typical design process. When we design a new product, it's assumed that our products will be sized to at least 4XL. We have become the leader in providing every body type with a wide variety of comfortable cycling apparel, and we maintain a very reasonable price while accommodating all fitness levels. There's no need to shop on multiple sites to get clothing to fit you or everyone on your cycling team. Choose from big, tall, big and tall, or standard sizes in various styles and colors.

Find the Right Bike

Cyclists come in all shapes and sizes, and so do bikes. However, if you're super-tall or consider yourself in the Clydesdale class, finding long-lasting, proper-fitting bike gear can be challenging. It can even be harder to find components and frames that can stand up to the weight of larger cyclists. If you're a larger cyclist looking for a bike frame, wheels, or even a minor component, call the company's customer service and ask about weight limits and if bigger cyclists were considered during development and testing. Warranties may be voided on certain products if you're over their prescribed limit, and there's a good chance that a customer service rep can point you toward the best options. If you're looking to build a bike from the ground up, you have several aspects to consider.

*Frames: You can either work with frame builders who understand your limitations and can design a bike that fits you and is built to last or contact the manufacturer directly to ask about the frame's tubing and tolerances. Frames for bigger folks can have the bigger-diameter and thicker-wall tubing. Most are made with titanium. While the immediate price tag of a stock model may be appealing, think about the repairs you may run into and what happens if the warranty doesn't apply to you.

*Wheels: Wheels can be a weak point — especially for mountain biking. Consider durability first when choosing parts. Check for high thread-count tires, strong inner tubes, and special double-butted stainless steel spokes. Ask your local bike shops if they can build wheels with a good hub and tougher spokes that are less likely to snap or adjust a rim you bought separately.

*Saddle: While a cushy saddle is excellent for a leisurely ride, many cyclists find a stiffer, more supportive model more suitable for longer outings. A common misconception for larger cyclists is that they need a broader and softer saddle to be comfortable. You can go wide if you're not planning on racing and are planning to stay upright, but not too wide in the mid-section since it can cause chafing. The rule of thumb is enough width and saddle padding to support the sit bones, with a shared balance of weight distribution on handlebars, seats, and pedals. Try out a bunch of different saddles to find the one right for you and your cycling position. Remember to try it with your chamois pad! What may work for one person may not work for you.

*Seatposts and handlebars: Other components can also be problematic, particularly the weight-bearing parts like seat posts and handlebars. Cyclists should ensure that the products that they intend to purchase are authentic. Call each company before buying — especially if you're looking at a carbon bar since they often come with weight restrictions. Time in the saddle (practice) is the best way to find comfort on the bicycle saddle. Big and Tall men's cycling apparel adds comfort to the mix of elements above, but in the end, it takes time and hard work to get fit and toughen up the muscles and butt bones.

See you on the road...