Special Dark: 2009 Fat Cyclist Jersey Unveiled [UPDATED]

07.8.2008 | 8:24 am

Look, I know you’re just going to scroll right by this introductory text and go look at the pictures of the new Fat Cyclist Jersey.

I don’t blame you. Heck, I’d do the same thing myself.

So for now, I’ll just give you some general info (which you can ignore), and I’ll put the details later in the post.

  • The new black: I told Twin Six I wanted to do a bold, sharp design for the 2009 jersey. And I wanted it to be something Johnny Cash or Batman would wear.  
  • Sexy: This is the sexiest jersey we’ve done so far. Independent lab tests prove, in fact, that this jersey — in addition to being 20% more laterally stiff, while retaining its vertical compliance — will make you 28% more attractive to whichever gender you prefer. And that’s a lot.
  • Attainable: The 2008 Fat Cyclist jerseys sold out in less than one day. This time you’ll be able to pre-order them so you won’t have to worry about the size / gender combo you want being gone.

And now, let’s take a look at the jerseys. As if you haven’t already.

Click any of the images below for a larger view.

Men’s Front

Fat Cyclist 2009 Jersey: Men's Front

Men’s Back
Fat Cyclist 2009 Jersey: Men's Back

Women’s Front
Fat Cyclist 2009 Jersey: Women's Front

Women’s Back
Fat Cyclist 2009 Jersey: Women's Back

And Now, The Details 
I can’t stop myself from looking at this jersey. I love the big Clydesdale silhouette in the back. I love that Twin Six found a way to put both the “201″ and the “WIN” on the sleeves. I love the pink accent stitching.

I really, really hope you are as much in love with this jersey design as I am.

And now, here are the questions I think you might have and the answers I have for the questions I think you might have.

  • When can I pre-order one? You’ll be able to pre-order these jerseys next week: July 14 – July 20, from the Twin Six site. I will provide links and reminders as the time gets close.
  • How much will it cost? Jersey prices (along with everything bike-related) are going up across the board, but we’re holding the price at last year’s price — US$70.00 — for folks who pre-order.
  • Where does the money go? My profits from this jersey go toward my wife’s cancer treatment, as well as toward doing fun stuff with her and the kids.
  • When will the jerseys arrive? They’ll arrive — and be shipped immediately to you — in early November. Just in time for Cross season, if that’s your thing, and in plenty of time to give as a Christmas present.
  • What if I don’t pre-order one? Can I buy one later? Yes, we plan to order extra jerseys to sell to people who don’t pre-order. Of course, you won’t be guaranteed to find the size / gender combo you want if you do it that way.
  • What about armwarmers, shorts, and stuff like that? As you can probably tell, this design will go great with any of the black stretchy clothes you’ve already got, but we are looking at armwarmers, shorts, cycling caps, and other stuff that could specifically go with this jersey. We can’t say yet exactly what we’ll actually sell. We’re not being coy; we just don’t know.
  • What does the pink “WIN” mean? For those of you who are new to the Fat Cyclist Jerseys, “WIN” is the goal I’ve got for my wife, Susan, in her battle against breast cancer. Of course, when you wear it, it represents whatever you want.
  • What does “201″ mean? 200 is the traditional minimum weight for the Clydesdale riding category in cycling. This jersey goes up to 201.
  • What’s the text on the inside of the collar? “Team Fatty Fighting For Susan.”
  • Why no orange version? This jersey would in fact look great with orange accents, but this year I want everyone riding in a pink “WIN” jersey.
  • Will this jersey make me look simultaneously fast, witty, and slimmer? It sure will.
  • Seriously, is this the most awesome jersey you’ve done so far? Yes. Except I didn’t do it. Twin Six does all my jersey designs. They’re the awesome ones.

If you’ve got additional questions, ask away. I’ll try to either answer in the comments section, or — if a question seems pertinent enough that I think everyone should see it — I’ll update this post.

Note that I may disappear from question answering for a good chunk of the afternoon — Susan and I will be having a consultation with the radiation oncologist, and he doesn’t take kindly to my blogging while meeting with him. Pfff.

So: whatcha think?

UPDATE 1: Answers to Common Questions
Thanks for all the positive feedback. Here are a few answers to some common questions.

  • What’s sizing like? For men, the jerseys fit about like a similarly-sized t-shirt, but a little snugger. If a Large t-shirt fits you tight, for example, you may want to go with an XL jersey. For women, plan to buy the same size jersey as you would a women’s t-shirt.
  • Why not a full-length zipper? Because full-length zippers aren’t hidden, and with this design, the shiny plastic stripe going down the length of the jersey, paralleling the much more tasteful off-center stripes, would be tres gauche.
  • Any secret messages hidden behind the back pocket? Perhaps.
  • Can people outside the USA buy these jerseys? Yup, and thanks to the weak dollar they’ll seem laughably affordable to you. Shipping costs vary, but is generally not insane.
  • Will you also be updating the T-shirts? I wouldn’t be surprised.

UPDATE 2: How Did You Come Up With This Design?
Many people have asked me: “How do you and Twin Six collaborate to arrive at these fantastic jersey designs?”

OK, actually nobody at all has asked me that, but somebody should have. So I’m going to answer it anyway. I think you’ll find it an interesting process.

  1. Initial Design Meeting: I usually call Twin Six and say something like, “Hey, we should do a really cool Fat Cyclist jersey.” They’ll ask if I’ve thought about what I’d like to have on the jersey, to which I’ll reply, “Oh, all the stuff that made the last jersey awesome, but make it look totally different but still recognizable. And it needs to be even cooler than the last jersey.” For some reason, Twin Six’s telephone connection is very poor and they’ll often accidentally lose my call at this point.
  2. First Design Round: After a few days, Twin Six sends me a batch of around twenty designs, any one of which would be excellent final jersey designs.
  3. First Round Feedback: I open PhotoShop and take all of my favorite parts from each of the designs, combining them into one glorious jersey design. I email this back to Twin Six, then wait patiently by the phone for their call, offering me a job as the new lead designer.
  4. Feedback Acknowledgement: Twin Six acknowledges that they received my “hilarious” design. I’m not sure what they mean by that.
  5. Second Round Design: Twin Six sends me a new set of 5 – 10 designs, each incorporating many of the elements I asked for, yet somehow subtly shifting them so they are now magical.
  6. Second Round Feedback: By this round, there is usually one jersey that is pretty darned close to perfect, as far as I’m concerned. So of course I make a few suggestions, like, “What if we made the jersey out of hemp?” Twin Six applauds my creativity.
  7. Third Round Design: This is the same jersey as in second round design, but incorporating the ideas that are not ridiculous and / or impossible.
  8. Design Approval: I gasp upon opening the email with the jersey design. I call Twin Six, offering to name my next child “Twin Six,” or, if they prefer, I’ll rename each of my twins “Six.” The guys at Twin Six politely decline. And then the phone connection goes bad again. Weird.
  9. Photo Comp: Twin Six sends me a photorealistic mockup of the jersey design. Yes, it’s true: those cool-looking jerseys above do not yet exist in reality. They’re PhotoShop magic. I have no idea how Twin Six does this.
  10. Profit! Someone who watches South Park told me to put this step in here because it would be funny. I’m not sure I get the joke.

UPDATE 3: How’s Susan?
We went to the Radiation Oncologist today, and — as expected — Susan will be starting radiation to her right hip next week. More details:

  • They scanned her hip today; the radiation oncologist marks this scan up with what parts get radiated.
  • Thursday Susan goes in and gets some tiny tattoo marks on her hip. They use these tattoos to help line her hip up precisely with the radiation machine (aka “Giant Microwave”).
  • Friday they do a practice run to make sure everything’s in place.
  • Monday she’ll begin the actual radiation treatments. She’ll be getting 15 total treatments: 5 times per week for 3 weeks.

We’re very hopeful this will go a long way toward reducing Susan’s right hip pain and hopefully reducing the risk of a hip fracture.


  1. Comment by matt | 07.8.2008 | 8:30 am

    Looks Fab

    Having missed out on this year’s ones I’m glad you’re doing pre-ordering this time (I’ve got an 07 pink one though, so I’m not missing my fatness :) )

  2. Comment by Leslie | 07.8.2008 | 8:34 am

    Fabulous! You’ve outdone yourself yet again… And good luck with the doctor…sending you good wishes.

  3. Comment by Rob | 07.8.2008 | 8:35 am

    You missed a question:

    How much blacker can it get? The answer is none. None more black.

  4. Comment by Peter | 07.8.2008 | 8:35 am


    My daughter thinks that these are the best jerseys ever! Horses + Pink = awesomeness. Kudos to the TwinSix guys for another great design!

  5. Comment by Jeremiah | 07.8.2008 | 8:37 am

    I look forward to pre-ordering a set of jerseys!


  6. Comment by Jared | 07.8.2008 | 8:44 am

    Awesome! I might have to get 2 of this one for when I no longer fit in an XL!

    Great work!

    Win Susan!

  7. Comment by UpNorth | 07.8.2008 | 8:44 am

    I think it’s time I step up & get me one….

  8. Comment by Canadian Roadie | 07.8.2008 | 8:45 am

    Love it!

  9. Comment by FliesOnly | 07.8.2008 | 8:46 am

    I am most certainly going to pre-order a jersey for myself and my wife. These new ones are beyond being just “cool”. They’re to the point of being super-duper cool.

  10. Comment by Paul | 07.8.2008 | 8:50 am

    Why no Full Zip?

  11. Comment by 331miles | 07.8.2008 | 8:50 am

    Nice. Real nice.

    And as Peter mentioned, if you have a daughter that likes horses (as we both apparently do), this jersey wins you extra bonus points!

  12. Comment by Emily | 07.8.2008 | 8:51 am

    This is a great design, perfect for mtn biking– it won’t show the mud as much as the pink one will.
    Twin 6 rocks!

  13. Comment by Kalidurga | 07.8.2008 | 8:51 am

    Awesome in black. I’ve missed out on the last couple of years. Can anyone describe how the sizing runs on the women’s jersey?

  14. Comment by jt | 07.8.2008 | 8:53 am

    Now you’ve gone and done it. I’ve been wearing my ‘08 jersey every day (orange) for my commute to and from work, and feeling like a FatStud the whole time. Now I almost don’t even *like* my ‘08 jersey because the ‘09 looks so cool. I’m definitely getting one of the ’09s, then I’ll alternate them, or maybe wear one on the way to work and one exclusively on the way home! Yeah, that’s the ticket.

    WIN Susan!

  15. Comment by Rose petals | 07.8.2008 | 8:55 am

    I was hoping for pink. Oh well. Black is good for Batman and Johnny Cash because they are out at night, when it isn’t quite so sunny and hot.

  16. Comment by Mocougfan | 07.8.2008 | 9:01 am

    Dude… Seriously cool looking. Looking forward to having my 3rd jersey. I’d go for a full length jersey if you come out with those as well. Well done Fatty and Co.

  17. Comment by Jen | 07.8.2008 | 9:02 am

    That is phat. I will definitely be getting two – one for me and one for my husband, who got his CT scan today and who will be visiting the oncologist on Thursday for a two year post treatment checkup. Good luck with your visit. WIN Susan!

  18. Comment by chtrich | 07.8.2008 | 9:02 am

    Excellent new design!
    Go for the good news today!

  19. Comment by I am Matt | 07.8.2008 | 9:02 am

    I like it a lot.

  20. Comment by bikemike | 07.8.2008 | 9:04 am

    man, the jersey is cooler than fatty juniors rad new game from yesterday and that game was fo sho off the hook, yo. word.

  21. Comment by BEEF | 07.8.2008 | 9:16 am

    Absolutely awesome!

    Can’t wait to get my orders in next week and November can’t come soon enough!

    You guys are inspriations…….

  22. Comment by buckythedonkey | 07.8.2008 | 9:20 am

    Sold to the man in the, er, FC jersey. :-)

    Well done T6, that is one hell of a cool jersey.

  23. Comment by Jouni | 07.8.2008 | 9:21 am

    Love the retro stripes. Totally cool.

  24. Comment by getinlost | 07.8.2008 | 9:23 am

    “I fell in to a burnin’ ring of fire…”

    Sorry, couldn’t resist. (one of my favorites from Cash)I also think that this jersey may be be too cool for Hot Black Desiato, who was cooler than cool.

  25. Comment by UtRacerDad | 07.8.2008 | 9:26 am

    Can’t wait to pre order, I don’t want to miss out this time :). BTW – The Jersey’s look great I may even order 2 of them.

  26. Comment by the great gatsby | 07.8.2008 | 9:28 am

    Awesome I really want one! Do you send to the UK? whats the postage cost like?


  27. Comment by fatty | 07.8.2008 | 9:36 am

    gats – yep, we ship lots to the UK. the shipping’s pretty reasonable, if i remember correctly — especially when you factor in the weak dollar.

  28. Comment by Kalidurga | 07.8.2008 | 9:45 am

    Could anyone who’s worn the previous year’s women’s jerseys comment on the sizing? Long? Short? Runs small/large? Thanks!

  29. Comment by buckythedonkey | 07.8.2008 | 9:46 am

    Any secret messages in the back pocket?

    Good luck with the consultation and…


  30. Comment by 29er | 07.8.2008 | 9:47 am

    Cool jersey FC!
    Kalidurga- you asked about women’s sizing. I am a scrawnyish girl and got a small women’s FC jersey this year. For me the front is a bit too short in the torso. I have another twin six jersey in a men’s small and I like the fit much better. Hope that helps.

  31. Comment by Heatherann | 07.8.2008 | 9:49 am

    They look great! Can’t wait to order one. Good luck at the doc.

  32. Comment by Matt | 07.8.2008 | 9:51 am

    Hey those are great! I’m definitely going to get one. At first I thought it was chocolate brown and pink (now that’s cool) but black is fine too.

    Laughed at your hat tip to the BSNYC too (seems I’m not the only one who chuckles every time s/he writes that!).

    All the best, Matt

  33. Comment by Dartanyon | 07.8.2008 | 9:59 am

    I don’t really wear jerseys, mostly because of the fear that I will too closely resemble a badly stuffed sausage. That being said, I am definitely going to pre-order one of these bad boys! They look awesome! Kudos to the T-6 folks, and as always … WIN

  34. Comment by Grizzly Adam | 07.8.2008 | 10:01 am

    Very nice. Johnny Cash would so be wearing this jersey.

  35. Comment by Carlin | 07.8.2008 | 10:04 am

    Awesome new jersey! I think I need to get this one too.

    Kalidurga, I have the women’s small. I’m not all that scrawny, but I am short (5′2″, short torso) and it fits me perfectly. If you’re tall, you may find it too short in front and want to go up a size. Twinsix also has a sizing chart on their website that might help :)

  36. Comment by Megan | 07.8.2008 | 10:05 am

    Kalidurga – Women’s jersey sizing – um…I wear a large and that’s what the website says I should wear. I like the women’s large fit much better than the men’s medium (cause I have hips). I’m not a hard core rider though so I don’t know if my idea of a good fit is the same as your idea of a good fit.

  37. Comment by BotchedExperiment | 07.8.2008 | 10:09 am

    twin six da bomb.

    Seriously, if they keep their quality up to what it is now, I predict world domination from them in the next 5 years. Good guys, good company, great products.

    Is 201 your winter weight goal? I think this year, we should do a reverse B7. Doesn’t trying to gain a bunch of weight sound more fun than trying to lose a bunch of weight?

  38. Comment by Franky | 07.8.2008 | 10:12 am

    Nice design. I don’t mind the black, the additional heat will accelerate the reduction process of my mid-section :) I definitely will pre-order one.

  39. Comment by Orbea Girl | 07.8.2008 | 10:19 am

    Kalidurga: Like 29′er I find the fit on the men’s jerseys better than on the women’s which are too short in the body and too loose around the waist. But for the full details on sizing check out the Twin Six site.

    Congratulations on the new design. I love that both jerseys are in pink for Susan and will be pre-ordering a number for friends and family for Xmas. Finally, good luck for today’s visit.

  40. Comment by Adventure Nell | 07.8.2008 | 10:20 am

    Awesome jersey Fatty! I am looking forward to receiving mine in November up here in Canada. The colour is great and the details are perfect.

    Kalidurga, I wear the womans large which is what the sizing chart says to wear and it is perfect :)

    Win Susan!

  41. Comment by Kalidurga | 07.8.2008 | 10:21 am

    Thanks, Megan (and other ladies), that’s very helpful.

    This is a good excuse to pick up a few pairs of socks, too ;)

  42. Comment by Clydesteve | 07.8.2008 | 10:24 am

    Susan and I will be having a consultation with the radiation oncologist, and he doesn’t take kindly to my blogging while meeting with him. Pfff.

    So: whatcha think?

    Fatty, I think the radiation oncologist is being unreasonable. But if you want to listen to him instead of blogging, I can accept that. It is reasonable on your part.

    Oooohhh, the jerseys – way cool.

  43. Comment by Hamish A | 07.8.2008 | 10:32 am




    And with the pre-order system there’s no way I can miss out this time around. Great idea guys!

    Coolest thing happened today. Went into my Veterinary surgery (not MINE, my dogs, obviously.. urrr…) wearing my 08 FC T-Shirt and TWO separate people knew of you and Susan! Proof (if it were needed) that FC & Susan are TRULY Global Megastars.

    Hoping for good from the Dr for you both today.

    WIN Susan!

  44. Comment by Clydesteve | 07.8.2008 | 10:37 am

    T6 fit – I wear an XL in most any brand. I am wearing a Perl Izumi XL right now, and it is long enough and very slightly baggy (club fit). With T6 jerseys, I need an XXL and it is a bit tighter than this Perl, but not too tight. In general, I waould also classify the T6 jerseys as a bit short in the torso. I may order an XXXL just to get one a little longer.

    For T6 – most Clydesdale class riders are, well, lets just say a bit rounder than the average T6 race team member. The extra roundness seem to take up more of the jersey length than you fellas account for in your sizing – How about adding a couple of inches of length to your larger sizes. That is make them longer than they are right now, which, I realize is already longer than the L, M and S sizes.

    I can’t comment on the womens’ sizing, but from the comments above, it seems like they might be a bit short, as well.

  45. Comment by Don | 07.8.2008 | 10:37 am

    I’m in… generally I fit a large in PI or Specialized jerseys. Anyone know if this would translate across? There size chart seems wicked small.

  46. Comment by Clydesteve | 07.8.2008 | 10:39 am

    Also on sizing. My skinny 15-y-o son takes a size M in most shirts & jerseys. His T6 FC Medium fits his shoulders & chest, but does not even reach the top of his shorts. He is 6′1, 150 lbs.

  47. Comment by Clydesteve | 07.8.2008 | 10:42 am

    In the Portland Livestrong Challenge last weekend (June 29), I had numerous ‘recognitions’ and compliments of my ‘07 Pink FC WIN jersey. Its still got that ‘ol magic!

  48. Comment by Clydesteve | 07.8.2008 | 10:45 am

    Don, as I said above, I fit a PI XL. My first T6/ FC jersey came in XL, and I could not even get the zipper up it was so tight. I ended up in an XXL, and it is closer to a race fit than a ‘club’ fit. If I were you, I would order XL.

  49. Comment by matt (ming) | 07.8.2008 | 10:48 am

    thats sexy. styling, understated.

    “this year I want everyone riding in pink” – it takes a man to say that.

    i look forward to my 3rd pink jersey.

    ride with pride and WIN!


  50. Comment by carolyn | 07.8.2008 | 10:48 am

    201 – hahaha. Didn’t know that. So much cycling crap to learn. So much laziness to overcome. LOVE the new jersey. Preordering is a great idea.

    Good luck with the doctors.

  51. Comment by je | 07.8.2008 | 10:48 am

    I like. I like a lot.

    No solid pink, though?

  52. Comment by the greg | 07.8.2008 | 10:56 am

    i know 70 bucks is standard fare, but i never paid it. my wife’s gonna go through the roof. i want 2. good job twin six

  53. Comment by nancy | 07.8.2008 | 10:58 am

    OMG…too COOL!

  54. Comment by KT | 07.8.2008 | 11:07 am

    Man, that is one nice jersey.

    I have to get one because I need to complete the set. If I didn’t, I’d feel incomplete. Off balance. Bereft.

    T6: You guys ROCK. Seriously.

    I’d take a cycling cap if you’re making one….

    WIN!! Susan!

  55. Comment by Dave | 07.8.2008 | 11:08 am

    Twin Six has outdone themselves again. Ever since the 07 fatty jersey T6 has been the recipient of much of my cycling budget. I may have to order two of those.

    Way too cool.

    WIN Susan!

  56. Comment by Duane | 07.8.2008 | 11:10 am

    looks great. Early November – just in time for my 40th! Hopefully my wife reads this.

  57. Comment by Wild Dingo | 07.8.2008 | 11:21 am

    Damn it! Your blog is making me go broke. First the teenager with a crack-like-addicting game, now this jersey which I “need.” This jersey totally sux. ;) Put me down for 2.

  58. Comment by Miles Archer | 07.8.2008 | 11:25 am

    I’m interested, but not sure about black. It’s too darn hot today to think about riding in a black jersey.

    No matter, it’s likely that I’ll order one.

  59. Comment by fish | 07.8.2008 | 11:38 am

    Wow. All I can say is wow.

  60. Comment by clambertsmith | 07.8.2008 | 11:43 am

    w00t w00t! I am so excited about this jersey – I think I may order extras to give as Christmas gifts. I honestly think it is the best looking so far!

    WIN Susan – good luck at the Drs. Appt.


  61. Comment by dkirkavitch | 07.8.2008 | 11:48 am

    Hey Fatty,
    Awsome job to Twin Six. And now I have JC’s version of Ghost Riders in the Sky earworming through my brain.That’s ok because it works on so many levels for this jersey. I’ll be pre-ordering.

    WIN Susan

  62. Comment by lynda | 07.8.2008 | 11:49 am

    What eye candy! I missed out on the last order. Is it too much that the pink highlights will match my pink Era?

    Great job and best wishes.

  63. Comment by EuroJoe | 07.8.2008 | 11:54 am

    frickin sweet!!

  64. Comment by Lori | 07.8.2008 | 12:00 pm

    I am a little leery of this jersey. It has been scientifically proven that I am 74% irresistable so the 28% boost will put me over the top. Should I just suck it up and take one for the team?

    As a truely fat cyclist, I am in – I am in bad need of that 28% boost!

    Thinking of you guys while at the DR office – WIN!!!

  65. Comment by regina | 07.8.2008 | 12:11 pm

    holy smokes, what a week out here in cyberfattyville, first that crazy awesome addictive game, that made shoot something at my computer screen and then instantly regret it when I recalled a child was provoking me, and NOW THE MOST AWESOME JERSEY YET!!!
    I cannot wait. I may order two. thats right I can be seriously selfish about my fatcyclist wear, of course now I regret admitting that, I am sorry, I will behave.

  66. Comment by Jen | 07.8.2008 | 12:26 pm

    Hi, got to say I love those jerseys, and I don’t cycle. Way to go.

    Saw your site on Pioneer Woman, wondered what she was talking about, who would call themselves a FAT CYCLIST? Once I looked at it, I was hooked, you have something wonderful here. You are now listed in my blog roll, and I impatiently wait for new posts from you. I wish you and Susan the best. WIN SUSAN!


  67. Comment by Bob | 07.8.2008 | 12:41 pm

    The fact that no Fat Cyclist jersey has long sleeves makes me sad.

  68. Comment by UtRider | 07.8.2008 | 12:43 pm


  69. Comment by Thud | 07.8.2008 | 12:44 pm

    Could the jersey be blacker?!?! Yep.

    Plentysix blacker!

    WTG TwinSix. You too your fatness!!

    WIN Susan!

  70. Comment by highwaymunky | 07.8.2008 | 12:50 pm

    well done fatty & the boys at twin six, looking forward to November already!

    WIN Susan!!

  71. Comment by Aaron | 07.8.2008 | 1:14 pm

    And black is my favorite color.

  72. Comment by Robb | 07.8.2008 | 1:26 pm

    Awesome looking jerseys, and the best part is that I Can’t miss out on ordering one like last time!!!!

    thanks Elden & the crew @ Twin Six!!

  73. Comment by bee$ | 07.8.2008 | 1:57 pm

    awesome jersey!! now if I can convince my wife that, with all the gas I’m not buying, I should be able to buy more riding gear. That would be great.

    Best yet. keep up the good fight.

    for us commuters. It would be super cool if you could get the Clydesdale logo in that e.l.v.s. reflective print. That would look killer when headlights hit it.

  74. Comment by Mike Roadie | 07.8.2008 | 2:03 pm

    I’m not sure I want to be 20% more laterally stiff, but I am stoked to be 28% more attractive and XX% faster (I am sure) so I 100% want one…..XL Please!!!

    BTW fellow FCers, tomorrow will end the current fundraising period for the LSC to be held this weekend. Our site is currently only a few grand from being Number One!!!! So if everyone reading here stops by the site to drop a few Washingtons (or more) we could get the WIN publicity!!!

    In case the web link doesn’t go through, see the ad on the right side and CLICK!!!!



  75. Comment by Mike Roadie | 07.8.2008 | 2:14 pm

    Will any part of this jersey be upside down?

  76. Comment by Richard | 07.8.2008 | 2:15 pm

    While I was getting my pink jersey on to ride to work this morning, I was thinking that I had more than enough jerseys to last me for awhile…..Boy was I wrong. Sign me up!

  77. Comment by Flahute | 07.8.2008 | 2:25 pm

    Believe it or not, I read the post from top to bottom, not getting a view of the jersey until AFTER I read all of the introductory paragraphs leading up to the image.

    Because I’m a contrarian that way.

  78. Comment by Heffalump | 07.8.2008 | 2:29 pm

    Those jerseys are awesome!
    Are you updating the T-shirts as well?

  79. Comment by monkeywebb | 07.8.2008 | 2:56 pm

    It’s hard to even look at black when it’s 115 outisde (like it is today), but by November I’ll appreciate it on no fewer than three different levels.

    And I for one appreciate the increased lateral rigidity. My midsection has been experiencing some wobbliness of late.

  80. Comment by NW | 07.8.2008 | 3:27 pm

    Very sleek. Black is good and disguises the unwanted stomach bulge, especially in pictures. :)


  81. Comment by Teri | 07.8.2008 | 3:42 pm

    Looooooove it! My 4 year old daughter already loves my pink jersey with the “pony” on the back, so she’ll love this one as much. Me too.

    I’ve worn my pink ‘08 jersey quite a bit, club rides and centuries, and always get asked questions about FatCyclist.com. I’ve directed quite a few riders to your site. I’m also regularly called “fat girl” now, although I’m not. Fat, that is. Well, not much, anyway…..

    Kalidurga, I’m 5′4″, about 135 lbs. with wide muscular shoulders, long waist, and robust hips. The medium jersey fits perfectly. Accentuates the positive, so to speak. I like that the hemline does not contain elastic. Hope that helps.


  82. Comment by Erin | 07.8.2008 | 3:46 pm

    Love the sexy new ladies jersey. I wish November was here already!

  83. Comment by daniel | 07.8.2008 | 4:03 pm

    DO WANT!

  84. Comment by Kathy | 07.8.2008 | 4:29 pm

    That jersey is sick! (I’ve been watching MTV’s Top Dance Crew show, and apparently sick = awesome)

  85. Comment by RosieRider | 07.8.2008 | 4:52 pm


    I’m a female Clydesdale, clocking in at 5′10″ and about 190 pounds. With hips. This year I wound up with both a women’s XL and a women’s 2XL. The XL fits well. Form fitting but not snug. And long enough to actually cover my butt, and since it’s formed for women it doesn’t ride up in that annoying way that men’s jerseys usually do. The 2X is loose but not completely ridiculously loose. So I’d say that the sizing chart works pretty well, and I’ll be ordering an XL when I order my 2009 model next week.

  86. Comment by Philly Jen | 07.8.2008 | 5:29 pm

    Yay, Black is the new Pink!

    Verrrrry sexy, maybe even plentysix percent more.

    Requests: Matching pink eyemask (superhero season and all that), reflective striping for riding in the sunrise/sunset hours, phat pink-n-black caps…


  87. Comment by Blue | 07.8.2008 | 5:46 pm

    I like the outline of the Clydesdale and the strips. It’s so simple yet so bold and sleek. And that’s not even what I wanted to comment about! It just typed itself (now I’m going to catch myself thinking: ‘Did I type that out loud?’, great)

    I want one, but only if the white is reflective, what’s the chance of that happening?

    Hey ‘Reflective Pink’, that would be cool :)

    Susan, best wishes with the radiation, WIN!

  88. Comment by Blue | 07.8.2008 | 5:47 pm

    I mean stripes, (I’m so embarrassed) :(

  89. Comment by Walter | 07.8.2008 | 6:05 pm

    Very nice jersey design, as usual — I’ll definitely be ordering one. Best of luck to you both — may this round of radiation go smoothly and do its job (or better yet, a little extra!).

  90. Comment by Kristen | 07.8.2008 | 6:59 pm

    They look great!! I can’t wait to pre-order mine as I missed the boat for these last ones! I hope this round of radiation goes smoothly and gets the job done.

    I just signed up for the Livestrong Challenge in Philly and will be riding in Susan’s honor and for all of my family and friends who have been affected by this disease. Check out my most recent blog post :)

  91. Comment by kentucky joe | 07.8.2008 | 7:15 pm

    I am a bit worried riding here in KY that the horse will blend in, I would be interested in some type of reflective or even battery powered halogen lighting system somehow built-in wirelessly to a nice transmitter on the spokes….oh, you said part of the design process was weeding out possible from impossible so I suppose that idea has already been sent to the round file….I still want the FC cycling cap and sooner than November….but pre-ordering the jersey looks like a must….now to the batcave and the bat-bicycle…

  92. Comment by Bill L | 07.8.2008 | 7:17 pm

    I know the two fat guys from San Diego that scored the o8’s the night before they were listed will be all over these like two fat kids on a cupcake, matching socks too


    p.s. win!

  93. Comment by roadrash | 07.8.2008 | 8:07 pm

    totally off topic…

    Just flipped thru my August issue of OUTSIDE. Great photo of Dave Nice sporting an original orange T6 jersey at the start of the GDR. Page 89.

    Classic lines from the Fatty/T6 design team.


  94. Comment by Bluenoser | 07.8.2008 | 8:10 pm

    I’m in for one fatty.


  95. Comment by UphillBattle | 07.8.2008 | 8:25 pm

    Prayers for Susan…keep turning the cranks, keep turning the cranks.

  96. Comment by Marla | 07.8.2008 | 8:36 pm

    I love it!

  97. Comment by Misty | 07.8.2008 | 9:32 pm

    Good Luck Susan!!!!!

  98. Comment by KanyonKris | 07.8.2008 | 11:37 pm

    roadrash: I just saw that Outside article too – way cool. Dave was racing GDR on a fixie – wild.

    Dave Nice blog

  99. Comment by Wild Dingo | 07.8.2008 | 11:44 pm

    Really? You don’t know the Underpants Gnomes 3-phase bidness plan? Sigh.

    Phase 1: Collect Underpants
    Step 2: ?
    Step 3: Profit

    It’s an easy to use plan that i’m currently using for my future, never-will-launch web businesses…

  100. Comment by Jake | 07.9.2008 | 1:44 am


    Great design; I was gutted I missed out on the last round.

    Unfortunately I’m on holiday between 14 – 20 July, and won’t have any access to a PC. Is there any chance to pre-pre-order? I’d like to include it with another Twin-Six design if that’s an incentive for them to hold one back…



  101. Comment by vXhanz | 07.9.2008 | 2:51 am

    Like the new jersey! I managed to get one of the orange 08’s, but not the pink one. I can settle for this :) It has just enough pink. I like the outline of the Clyde, looks cool along with the retro stripes.


  102. Comment by blinddrew | 07.9.2008 | 3:30 am

    Hot diggedydodah i’ll have me one of them. $70 is about £10 or something at the moment isn’t it ;¬)

    Serious question for those of us across the pond though, how do US t-shirt sizes translate into UK sizes. what would a 40″ chest relate to in twin six sizes?
    cheers Fatty and WIN SUSAN!

  103. Comment by neca | 07.9.2008 | 7:12 am

    The design is awesome!

    I am so glad to hear they are able to do something to improve the situation with Susan’s hip. As always, prayers and good wishes to your entire family.

  104. Comment by Maile in Florida | 07.9.2008 | 7:54 am

    Glad to hear something is being done that can help Susan’s hip–best of luck to her in this round of radiation (WIN Susan!).

    And the jersey design is great, too! Since I am committed to only wearing my FatCyclist jerseys until Susan is well or they fall apart, I’m actually able to pay for the new ones by selling off my non-FC jerseys on eBay .

  105. Comment by barry1021 | 07.9.2008 | 8:05 am

    Best one yet.


    PS Um, will the 2010’s be out in December??

  106. Comment by Shirley | 07.9.2008 | 8:06 am

    I love the design. but as a female athena cyclist, the weight category for women is 150 pounds – maybe the womans jersey could have 151 on the sleeve instead of 201. just a thought. I love them anyway!

  107. Comment by Flash | 07.9.2008 | 9:42 am

    They look awesome. Don’t suppose you could add an Arizona 120 degree version of this jersey? In other words, a color other than solid black so us Zonies could wear it year round? :)I’m definitely getting the black though too for those cooler months. When do those start?

  108. Comment by Aunt B | 07.9.2008 | 9:43 am

    These jerseys are refrikendiculous!! (that means immeasurably good at my house)
    The pink topstitching is deliciouso. I need another jersey, like I need another hole in my head. That third nostril is gonna look real funky!

  109. Comment by ann | 07.9.2008 | 10:03 am

    If I did this sport, I would so totally get one of those shirts. But I could get one and PRETEND that I do this sport. Or not.

  110. Comment by GeWilli | 07.9.2008 | 10:09 am

    ya need some matching bib shorts to go with it…


    that’d be so pro and very awesome

  111. Comment by Kristina | 07.9.2008 | 10:11 am

    Flipping sweet. Perhaps I’ll order two. Great design! I love Twin Six’s stuff. (it’s the most designerly stuff out there, and I are dezigner! rawr!)

  112. Comment by KT | 07.9.2008 | 11:15 am

    +1 on the reflectivity idea…. outline the horse, or make the retro stripes reflective for us commuters! :)

  113. Comment by Denise | 07.9.2008 | 12:19 pm

    The design is awesome!! I missed out on getting this year’s jersey, so I am thrilled that we get to preorder this time. It’s like being the kid that was always picked last for teams (which I was most of the time) but this time getting picked first. ;-) Now to decide what size…hmmm.

    Susan you are truly amazing! Good Karma and love filled prayers coming your way!! WIN!!!!!!

  114. Comment by Clydesteve | 07.9.2008 | 12:38 pm

    Susan – best of luck on the hip radiation – WIN!

  115. Comment by BellaCroix | 07.9.2008 | 12:49 pm

    Rob on 07.8.2008 at 8:35 am:

    Holy crap, I just spit milk all over myself. That was so unexpected, I figured I got through Fatty’s post so it was okay to drink while reading comments – I should have known better!

  116. Comment by Alan Pope | 07.9.2008 | 2:12 pm

    Hey Guys,

    Probably a stupid question but how do the sizes match up to UK sizes? Desperate to make sure I get the right size as the jerseys will be coming so far.

    Can’t wait to wear the Fat Cyclist Jerseys with pride in the UK!!!

    Good luck with the forthcoming treatment!


  117. Comment by hobgoblin | 07.9.2008 | 5:04 pm

    Very cool design. When you described sending your first redesign back to T6, I thought of that Simpsons episode where Homer designs his ultimate car for his long-lost brother’s car company.

  118. Comment by Co | 07.9.2008 | 7:55 pm

    I’m with the AZ folks who vote for something less heat-grabbing than black (but please – more pink than orange – Kenny looks *fantastic* in pink!)

    But really I’m writing to affirm Botched Experiment’s suggestion – you should have a reverse B7. Since I can gain 10 lbs/week without trying, surely I could gain 20 lbs/week and win a prize if I tried. Especially at holiday time when folks gleefully hand out free calories. Surely people whose super powers involve astonishing fast fat gain should get some recognition in life, eh?

    Susan – You *ALREADY ARE* a winner!!! Keep that chin up!!!

  119. Comment by Kino | 07.10.2008 | 2:23 am

    Very very nice. I shall be pr-ordering as soon as possible. All the best to Susan for next Monday

  120. Comment by annette | 07.13.2008 | 8:29 pm

    So happy to have found your site. Love the jersey.

  121. Comment by Ian Hopper | 07.31.2008 | 12:46 am

    I got the South Park joke.. it’s from the episode about Tweak’s parents who own the local coffee shop and him seeing the underpants gnomes. They try to explain how they make a profit from stealing underpants… it’s not funny unless you’ve seen it. Nice job on the new jerseys: I can’t afford one right now, but if there’s any available later, I’m down for one! I wear my socks and jersey all the time, the jersey only when I’m out on a road ride and hammering. Great stuff Elden (or shall I say “Twin 6″?)! WIN SUSAN!

  122. Comment by RandyB | 08.5.2009 | 12:59 am

    I stumbled upon this site through the Orbea/Di2 contest and I want a jersey! But it appears that all the pre-ordering is done (since we are now in august) but there was a mention that there will be extra jerseys to be sold at a later date.
    How does a slow FatCyclist get in on “the goods”?

  123. Comment by Phil Bristow | 08.9.2009 | 2:37 pm

    Can I still purchase a Fat Cyclist jersey.

  124. Comment by lauren | 01.28.2010 | 2:18 am

    bring back this jersey!!


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