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Cycling Clothing & Footwear Size Guide

Words by Harry Archer

on 27/11/2017 17:27:24

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Our clothing size guides below show you how to measure your body properly, to get the best fit.

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How do I choose the right size?

1. Measure your body with a tape measure

Top tips: Ask a friend to help – it tends to improve accuracy. Keep the tape measure snug but not tight.

Chest

Measure around the widest part of your chest/bust, holding the tape measure under your armpits.

Waist and hips

Men – measure around your waist, just above your hip bones (where your trousers naturally sit). Women – measure the smallest part of your waist / widest part of your hips.

Inseam / inside leg

With your shoes off, stand upright with your back against a wall. Place a book/ruler between your legs, level with your crotch. Then measure from the top of the book/ruler to your ankle bone for your inseam measurement, or to the floor for your inside leg length.

Gloves

Measure your dominant hand. Wrap the tape measure around your hand (but not your thumb), crossing the palm and passing below the knuckles. NB. Some brands measure your palm width, rather than palm circumference. If so, simply divide your measurement by two.

Helmet

Measure around the centre of your forehead just above your ears, crossing the bumpy bone at the back of your head (occipital bone).

Foot length

With your shoes and socks off, put your heel against a wall. Measure the distance from the wall to the furthest point of your foot.

2. Find your size, using the tables below

Remember, all sizing information is a guide only. If you have any questions about bike sizing, our expert team is here to help. Call us on 0330 555 0080, use our Live Chat, or email us.


Cycling Clothing & Footwear – Size Charts

See below for specific sizing charts for Altura, Endura, Castelli and Specialized

Men's Size Charts

Men’s Cycling Jerseys, Jackets, Shorts, Trousers

Size Chest Size Waist Size
XS" 34"-35" 87-91cm" 27"-29" 71-75cm
S" 36"-38" 92-98cm 30"-32" 76-83cm
M" 39"-41" 99-106cm 33"-35" 84-90cm
L" 42"-44" 107-113cm 36"-38" 91-97cm
XL" 45"-47" 114-121cm 39"-41" 98-105cm
XXL" 48"-50" 122-127cm 42"-44" 106-112cm

Men's Cycling Gloves

Size Hand Size
S" 19-23cm
M" 20-24cm
L" 21-25cm
XL" 22-26cm
XXL"+ 27cm+

Men’s Cycling Shoes

Euro UK
36" 3.5
37" 4
38" 5
39" 6
40"+ 6.5
41" 7
42" 8
43" 9
44" 10
45"+ 10.5
46" 11
47" 12
48" 13

Men's Cycling Socks

Size EU Size
Small/Medium 36 - 39
Large/X Large 40 - 43
XX Large 44 - 47

Men's Shoe Covers

Size EU Size
Small 36 - 39
Medium 40 - 42
Large 43-44
X Large 45-46
XX Large 46-48

Women's Size Charts

Women’s Cycling Jerseys, Jackets, Shorts, Trousers

Size Chest Size Waist Size
XS(8/10)" 34"-35" 87-91cm" 27"-29" 71-75cm
S(10/12)" 36"-38" 92-98cm 30"-32" 76-83cm
M(12/14)" 39"-41" 99-106cm 33"-35" 84-90cm
L(14/16)" 42"-44" 107-113cm 36"-38" 91-97cm
XL(16/18)" 45"-47" 114-121cm 39"-41" 98-105cm

Women's Cycling Gloves

Size Hand Size
S" 13-15cm
M" 15-18cm
L" 18-20cm
XL" 20-23cm
XXL"+ 23cm+

Women’s Cycling Shoes

Euro UK
36" 3.5
37" 4
38" 5
39" 6
40"+ 6.5
41" 7
42" 8
43" 9

Women's Cycling Socks

Size EU Size
Small/Medium 35 - 38
Large/X Large 39 - 41

Women's Shoe Covers

Size EU Size
X Small 35 - 37
Small 37-39
Medium 39-42

Kids' Size Charts

Kids’ Cycling Jackets & Jerseys

Size Height Chest Size Waist Size
Age 5-6" 110-116cm" 24" 61cm 16" 40cm
Age 7-9" 112-134cm" 26.5" 67cm 18" 46cm
Age 10-12" 140-153cm" 31.5" 80cm 21" 53.5cm

Kids’ Cycling Shorts & Trousers

Size Height Waist Size Hip Size Inside Leg
Age 5-6" 110-116cm" 21.5" 55cm 25" 64cm 21" 53cm
Age 7-9" 112-134cm" 24" 61cm 28" 72cm 24.5" 62cm
Age 10-12" 140-153cm" 27.5" 70cm 32.5" 83cm 27" 69cm

Kids' Cycling Gloves

Size Hand Size
S" Age 5-6
M" Age 7-8
L" Age 9-10

Brand-Specific Clothing Size Charts

Altura Clothing Size Charts

Men's Cycling Jerseys & Jackets

Size Chest Size Sleeve Length
XS" 34"-35" 87-90cm" 31" 79cm
S" 36"-37" 91-94cm 32" 81cm
M" M 38"-40" 95-101cm 33" 83cm
L" 41"-43" 102-109cm 33.5" 85cm
XL" 44"-46" 111-117cm 34" 87cm
XXL" 47"-48" 119-123cm 35" 89cm
XXXL" 49"-51" 124-129cm 36" 91cm

Men's Cycling Shorts & Trousers

Size Waist Size Inside Leg
XS" 24"-26" 61-67cm" 28" 70cm
S" 27"-29" 68-74cm 29" 74cm
M" 30"-32" 75-82cm 31" 79cm
L" 33"-35" 83-89cm 32" 81cm
XL" 36"-38" 90-97cm 33" 84cm
XXL" 39"-41" 98-104cm 34" 85.5cm

Women's Cycling Shorts & Trousers

Size Waist Size Hips Size Inside Leg
8" 26" 66cm" 35" 88cm 28" 71cm
10" 28" 71cm 36.5" 92cm 29" 74cm
12" 30" 76cm 38" 96cm 30" 76cm
14" 32" 81cm 40" 101cm 31" 79cm
16" 34" 86cm 42" 106cm 32" 81cm
18" 36" 91cm 44" 111cm 33" 83cm

Endura Clothing Size Charts

Men's Cycling Jerseys, Jackets, Shorts & Trousers

Size Chest Size Waist Size
XS" 34"-35" 87-91cm" 27"-29" 71-75cm
S" 36"-38" 92-98cm 30"-32" 76-83cm
M" 39"-41" 99-106cm 33"-35" 84-90cm
L" 42"-44" 107-113cm 36"-38" 91-97cm
XL" 45"-47" 114-121cm 39"-41" 98-105cm
XXL" 48"-50" 122-127cm 42"-44" 106-112cm

Women's Cycling Jerseys, Jackets, Shorts & Trousers

Size Chest Size Waist Size
XS(8/10)" 34"-35" 87-91cm" 27"-29" 71-75cm
S(10/12)" 36"-38" 92-98cm 30"-32" 76-83cm
M(12/14)" 39"-41" 99-106cm 33"-35" 84-90cm
L(14/16)" 42"-44" 107-113cm 36"-38" 91-97cm
XL(16/18)" 45"-47" 114-121cm 39"-41" 98-105cm

Specialized Clothing Size Charts

Men's Cycling Jerseys, Jackets, Shorts & Trousers

Size Chest Waist Hip Inseam Sleeve Height
S" 35"-37"" 28"-31" 36"-38" 30" 31-32" 5'7"-5'9"
M" 38"-40"" 31"-33" 38"-40" 31" 34"-35" 5'9"-5'11"
L" 41"-44"" 33"-35" 40"-43" 32" 35"-36" 5'11"-6'1"
XL" 45"-48"" 35"-38" 43"-46" 33" 36"-37" 6'1"-6'3"

Men's Cycling Jerseys, Jackets, Shorts & Trousers

Size Chest Waist Hip Inseam Dress Height
XS" 31"-33"" 23"-26" 35" 28" 2-4 4'9"-5'3"
S" 33"-35"" 26"-28" 35"-38" 28"-29" 6-8 5'"-5'5"
M" 35"-37"" 28"-30" 38"-40" 29"-30" 10-12 5'5"-5'7"
L" 37"-39"" 30"-32" 40"-43" 30"-31" 14-16 5'7"-5'9"

Castelli Clothing Size Charts

Men's Cycling Jerseys, Jackets, Gilets, Shorts, and Trousers

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions (in cm).

Size Chest Waist Hips Inseam
Small" 36"/92cm" 31.5"/80cm 37"/94cm 32"/82cm
Medium" 38"/96cm" 33"/84cm 38.5"/98cm 32.5/83cm
Large" 39"/100cm" 34.5"/88cm 40"/102cm 33"/84cm
X Large" 41.5"/105cm" 36.5"/93cm 42"/107cm 33.5"/85cm
XX Large" 43.5"/110cm" 38.5"/98cm 44"/112cm 34"/86cm
XXX Large" 45"/115cm 40.5"/103cm 46"/117cm 34.5"/87cm

Men's Cycling Gloves

Size Circumference
X Small" < 18.4cm
Small 18.4-20.3cm
Medium 20.3 - 22.2cm
Large 22.2 - 24.1cm
X Large 24.1 - 26cm
XX Large > 26cm

Men's Cycling Shoes

Euro UK
36" 3.5
37" 4
38" 5
39" 6
40"+ 6.5
41" 7
42" 8
43" 9
44" 10
45"+ 10.5
46" 11
47" 12
48" 13

Men's Cycling Socks

Size EU Size
Small/Medium" 36-39
Large/X-Large 40-43
XX Large 44-47

Men's Shoe Covers

Size EU Size
Small" 36-39
Medium 40-42
Large 43-44
X Large 45-46
XX Large 46-48

Women's Cycling Jerseys, Jackets, Gilets, Shorts, and Trousers

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions (in cm).

Size Chest Waist Hips Inseam
X Small" 31"/79cm 25"/63cm 34"/87cm 29.5"/75cm
Small" 33"/84cm 27"/68cm 36"/92cm 30"/76cm
Medium" 35"/89cm 29"/73cm 38"/97cm 30.5"/77cm
Large" 37"/94cm 31"/78cm 40"/102cm 31"/78cm
X Large" 39"/99cm 32.5"/83cm 42"/107cm 31"/79cm

Women's Cycling Gloves

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions.

Size Circumference
X Small" < 16.6cm
Small 16.6 - 18.4cm
Medium 18.4 - 20.2cm
Large 20.2 - 22cm
X Large 22cm

Women's Cycling Socks

Size EU Size
Small/Medium" 35-38
Large/X-Large 39-41

Women's Shoe Covers

Size EU Size
X Small" 35-37
Small 37-39
Medium 39-42

Dare2B Clothing Size Charts

Men's Cycling Tops

Size Chest Size
X Small" 36" 92cm
Small 38" 97cm
Medium 40" 102cm
Large" 42" 107cm
X Large 44" 112cm
XX Large 46" 119cm

Men's Cycling Trousers

Size Waist Size Inside Leg
X Small" 30" 76cm 31"
Small" 32" 81cm 31"
Medium" 33-34" 84-86cm 31"
Large" 36" 92cm 31"
X Large" 38-40" 97-102cm 31"
XX Large 42-44" 107-112cm 31"

Men's Base Layers

Size Waist Size Chest Size
Small/Medium 32"-34" 38"-40"
Large/X Large" 36"-40" 42"-44"
X Large/XX Large" 42"-48" 47"-50"

Women's Cycling Tops

Size Chest Size
X Small(8)" 32" 81cm
Small(10) 34" 86cm
Medium(12) 36" 92cm
Large(14)" 38" 97cm
X Large(16) 40" 102cm
XX Large(18) 42" 107cm

Women's Cycling Trousers

Size Waist Size Inside Leg
X Small(8)" 26" 66cm 29"
Small(10)" 28" 71cm 29"
Medium(12)" 30" 76cm 29"
Large(14)" 32" 81cm 29"
X Large(16)" 34" 86cm 29"
XX Large(18) 36" 92cm 29"

Women's Base Layers

Size Waist Size Chest Size
Small/Medium 24"-26" 32"-34"
Large/X Large" 28"-30" 36"-38"
X Large/XX Large" 32"-36" 40"-42"