2011 Fat Cyclist / Team Fatty Gear Sneak Peek (Pre-Order Next Week)

07.9.2010 | 7:15 am

OK, I usually don’t post on Fridays, because according to my stats engine and search engine optimization reports, I am extremely lazy. Oh, and also I don’t want to hold you up from beginning your weekend ride and other festivities. You’re welcome!

But this Monday, I’m going to be doing something kinda big — something I do only once per year — and I thought I’d give those of you who haven’t checked out of the office and started your weekend early a little sneak preview.

The Original.

I’ve liked every single one of the Fat Cyclist jersey designs. But for whatever reason, this one has a special place in my heart:


Yep, the original.

There weren’t many of them made: 300 or so. So you probably don’t have one. And the truth is, Twin Six was a newish company at the time, and the jersey had a few problems:

  • The material was heavy and rough.
  • The stitching below the zipper tended to come out
  • The pattern wasn’t dialed in.

But still. I loved that design. And I’ve lost track of how many times people have said to me that it is the best-looking jersey they’ve ever seen, and wondered how they could get one.

Well, you couldn’t.

But next week, you can.

The Original…But Better.

Because you’re sitting in your office (or home, or driving down the freeway and recklessly looking at your web-enabled mobile phone) on a Friday (or a Saturday, or a Sunday), I’m going let you have a sneak peek at the 2011 Fat Cyclist / Team Fatty jersey:


And here’s the back:


Yep, for 2011, we’re bringing back the original design. But with a few differences that I’m pretty excited about. Such as:

  • The material and pattern are much better. As in, they’re the same quality that you now expect from all Twin Six jerseys.
  • Full zipper. Yes!
  • There’s a women’s-sized version.
  • There are several tiny design changes, mostly to “Team Fattify” the jersey. I’ll let you see if you can find them.

201007090655.jpg But Wait! There’s More!

I’m not going to show you everything that’s going to go with this jersey, but there’s going to be some great stuff. Stuff I have not sold before.

  • A long-sleeved version of the jersey.
  • A windbreaker jacket
  • A wicking tech T, for those of you (ok, us) who run, or who want a more casual look when riding (check it out on the right).
  • A hoodie.
  • Wool socks. Yes, I’m bringing wool back.

And there will be more. The 2011 shorts, for example, have a new design and go incredibly well with this jersey. And the bottles — still Camelbak Podium bottles — have a new look I think you’ll love (I do).

You’re going to have to wait ’til Monday to see all this, though. I can’t show everything right now, can I?

Please Help Me Solve This Dilemma.

There’s one thing I just haven’t been able to decide, and I need some help from the women readers of this blog to help me out:

Should the women’s shorts be bib shorts or “team” shorts (no bib)?

Most women I know who ride don’t use bibs. However, I’ve given a pair of bib shorts to Lisa and a pair to Kellene, and they both like them a lot. Prefer them even.

So, women: which will it be? Tell me in the comments. And if you don’t care and would buy either, that’s good to know too.

When Does The Ordering Start?

The pre-order for everything starts this Monday, July 12, and goes through Monday, July 19. I’ll post pictures and links early Monday morning.

This way, you’ll get your stuff in plenty of time for Fall riding. Or for Christmas.

And as those of you who have missed the pre-order know, I don’t order a lot of extras of anything. I sell jerseys once a year.

Which lets me focus on important things like fake news and fart jokes the rest of the time.


  1. Comment by yann | 07.9.2010 | 7:36 am

    too bad they werent available a week or two ago prior to livestrong challenge ride this weekend.

  2. Comment by Keighty | 07.9.2010 | 7:37 am

    Women who say the prefer team to bibs probably have never worn bibs. The difficulty bibs add when a bladder is full is well worth the comfort they add in every other aspect of riding.

  3. Comment by Jenny J. | 07.9.2010 | 7:38 am

    I have never worn bibs, but I would like to try them and would order some. The shorts I have are starting to fall apart and they cut into me. Maybe I just have sucky shorts…

  4. Comment by NoTrail | 07.9.2010 | 7:38 am

    Looking forward to adding to my wardrobe. Great looking jersey, and a hoodie too? Hmm…

  5. Comment by Hillary | 07.9.2010 | 7:38 am

    Just wanted to throw my vote out there for Team Fatty bib shorts for the ladies. I ordered a pair of the ladies team bibs last year, and was pleasantly surprised to find that they fit so well. Preferring bibs and loving my Team Fatty gear makes the combination a phenomenal find!

  6. Comment by James | 07.9.2010 | 7:43 am

    Pink lemonade? Por favor?

  7. Comment by Anonymous | 07.9.2010 | 7:51 am

    Bibs for women! Once you’ve worn bibs you never go back.

  8. Comment by Derron | 07.9.2010 | 7:55 am

    I’m so excited! I can’t wait. Fatty arm warmers better be available too!

  9. Comment by Paul Guyot | 07.9.2010 | 7:56 am

    Random thoughts:

    These will look great walking down the red carpet.

    I can’t wait for the year when Twin Six outfits a TDF team.

    Will you be sporting the new look during your sub-nine geared performance at Leadville?

    What’s the average gestation period of the pygmy hedgehog?

  10. Comment by Paul | 07.9.2010 | 7:57 am

    Jersey looks fantastic, and I was all for ordering one until I got to ‘full length zip’. I’ve never found such a jersey that doesn’t bunch up awkwardly around my middle, and if there’s one thing my middle doesn’t need it’s highlighting.

    I understand some people love them, so perhaps you can alternate from year to year?

  11. Comment by Jim | 07.9.2010 | 8:02 am

    Definitely Assos style single strap bibs for women.


    Way hotter than regular bibs.

    What’s that? You’re worried about comfort?

  12. Comment by roan | 07.9.2010 | 8:03 am

    Nice, I’ve been waiting for a year for the new order time.
    Also receding hairline is more of a migration. Since it is a different color and so uniform do you take it off at night ? Just kidding…it is an improvement for sure.

  13. Comment by Libby | 07.9.2010 | 8:19 am

    Bibs for ladies all the way!


  14. Comment by Philly Jen | 07.9.2010 | 8:23 am

    +1 on pink lemonade for the ladies. (To say that there’s more pink than orange versions of previous jerseys in Kellene’s many awesome group photos would be a mild understatement.)

    And, of course, I’m already on record as being mystified by the whole “bibs + boobs” setup. I already have these really awesome things that help keep my shorts in place — they are known in the common parlance as “hips,” and can be magically enhanced through an exacting regimen of chocolate consumption.

  15. Comment by NYCCarlos | 07.9.2010 | 8:23 am

    Will there be PINK this year?! I like the orange, but real men wear pink!

  16. Comment by Demonic1 | 07.9.2010 | 8:26 am

    Well at least my original Fatty jersey still says “201″ on it, so you can tell them apart easily. I never had any of those problems with the old one. I do love that jersey though- can’t wait to see the long sleeve version.

  17. Comment by Jono | 07.9.2010 | 8:40 am

    That’s a lovely looking jersey. Good work Fatty and Twin Six.

  18. Comment by Dana | 07.9.2010 | 8:42 am

    Bibs for the gals!

  19. Comment by Jenn | 07.9.2010 | 8:45 am

    @Paul – 38 to 45 days, which I am (swear on it) quoting from the top of my bean, having had to look up what the hell it was that my dog found in our hedge yesterday.

    @Philly Jen – can I get an “AMEN?” You’re hilarious.

    I’ve never tried bibs and would be willing to give them a try. That said, please please please tell me there will be pink. Orange looks…well…it calls too much attention to the results of my chocolate regimen, let’s just say.

  20. Comment by Jenn | 07.9.2010 | 8:46 am

    Oops. @Paul Guyot, for the hedgehog thing.

  21. Comment by Brandy | 07.9.2010 | 8:46 am

    Bad Ass! yay! Women’s bibs. Bibs are a must, and for those ladies who have not tried bibs yet, Go for it! And what better bib shorts to try than Team Fatty Gear!

  22. Comment by Mellow Velo | 07.9.2010 | 8:49 am

    I don’t wear bibs simply because they make it nearly impossible to pee during a long ride. I practically have to undress if I’m wearing bibs.

  23. Comment by Lisa | 07.9.2010 | 8:50 am

    Hmm, a hoodie and socks… C’mon Monday!!!!

  24. Comment by marti | 07.9.2010 | 8:56 am

    bibs please! the reason we don’t wear them more is that they’re hard to find!

  25. Comment by Torie | 07.9.2010 | 9:00 am

    I would definitely prefer ladies’ bib shorts.

  26. Comment by MaxInux | 07.9.2010 | 9:03 am

    Have you seen the women’s bibs that Pearl Izumi releaesed that have “Convenience Flaps” making it so the full zip shirt is less necesary. But I vote Bib.

  27. Comment by Karen | 07.9.2010 | 9:04 am

    Bib shorts would be FANTASTIC. The reason most women don’t wear them is that they’re hard to come by. That, or they just don’t know the pure awesomeness that bib shorts bring. Definitely bib shorts (although I’d probably buy the team shorts if bibs weren’t an option).

  28. Comment by Bragger | 07.9.2010 | 9:05 am

    Never tried bibs, but after reading comments above I would be willing to try. If orange is the only color, though, I won’t order. I don’t do orange. Tennessee, Auburn, Florida, Clemson…….

  29. Comment by Elisabethvi | 07.9.2010 | 9:11 am

    Bibs please. Excited to order.

  30. Comment by Jeff | 07.9.2010 | 9:18 am

    Good luck to all the Team Fatty riders at the San Jose Livestrong Challenge this weekend!

  31. Comment by Beth | 07.9.2010 | 9:20 am

    Normally a lurker, I thought I should comment on this critical matter. Bibs. Always. Yes, they are a bit more complicated during bathroom stops, but the lack of gut-enhancement and comfort makes it well worth it. And orange is my favorite color, I’m stoked about this kit.

  32. Comment by bethp | 07.9.2010 | 9:20 am

    Bib Bib Bib!!!

  33. Comment by AnneJuliet | 07.9.2010 | 9:24 am

    team shorts!

    uh, or bibs. i scrolled up after excitedly commenting before reading and it appears i have no idea what i’m talking about and best be hopping on the bib bandwagon.
    but wait, what about PEEING?

    can i say that after missing the 2010 boat, there is NO WAY i’m missing the 2011 pre-order. REAL excited.

  34. Comment by FigBug | 07.9.2010 | 9:31 am

    I’ve got the original jersey as well. Never had any problems with it, but I don’t wear it that often because I don’t have matching shorts.

    Any chance there will be a Team Fatty skinsuit?

  35. Comment by Anonymous | 07.9.2010 | 9:48 am

    I vote yes for women bib shorts. In fact I missed the order last year and was looking for some women bib shorts and team fatty was the only version i could find. Some were available in my size and now they are the only part of the team fatty kit I have and love them. PLEASE keep the bib cause my current pair needs a backup.

  36. Comment by mel | 07.9.2010 | 9:50 am

    Women bibs all the way! Bibs bibs bibs! BBBBbbibs! Women who say they dont want bibs have just never worn bibs and have no idea how much more comfortable they are. Or how flattering they are (Spanx-ifying and smoothing out those pesky muffin tops). Bibs will make a convert out of a generation of Team Fatty chicks.

  37. Comment by Complainer | 07.9.2010 | 9:53 am

    Why continue to rape us with the $75 price for a (cough, Voler) jersey? That’s the stopper for us; pricing should be better! $75 is ridiculous unless you’re a fat ass Cervelo-riding lawyer on 808s, averaging 17MPH on your “training” ride. YMMV.

    The jerseys are not made by Voler. – FC

  38. Comment by Cheryl | 07.9.2010 | 9:54 am

    bibs for the women, please :-)

  39. Comment by Jeremy | 07.9.2010 | 9:56 am

    I’ll miss the pink. It is distinctive and my daughters love it, but nothing in the world is constant but change.

    I sense an urgent need to find a computer while I’m on vacation next week and a severe lightening of my wallet coming on.

  40. Comment by Uphillbattle | 07.9.2010 | 9:58 am

    bibs for women! please!

  41. Comment by randy | 07.9.2010 | 9:59 am

    Complainer, you don’t have to buy them,…

  42. Comment by Complainer | 07.9.2010 | 10:12 am

    Randy, clearly we don’t. Enjoy your XXL jersey’ it’ll be a true moniker of your FC cult-defending prowess and truly shows you can afford to waste money when we paupers cannot. I was simply making a point and I’d venture a guess, I’m not the only one who thinks $75 is just silly.

    You’re not making a point. You’re making guesses (Voler, which was wrong), and you’re insulting people. Stop it. – FC

  43. Comment by Clydesteve | 07.9.2010 | 10:25 am

    to quote Craig Robinson, Oregon State BB coach and BIL of Pres Obama: “Orange is a severely under-utilized color.” Yay!

    Complainer – I’m sure Nashbar has something for you.

  44. Comment by Jeremy | 07.9.2010 | 10:40 am

    $75 may be silly to you, Complainer, but it’s about par for the course. Decent quality, custom jerseys run $60-$120 (or more for the Euro pro-type).

    I’m a bargain shopper so I rarely pay that much for jerseys, but I’ve always made an exception for my jerseys for the LIVESTRONG events. I used to do a one-off, full-custom jersey with names on the back and my design on the front. It ran me the full $120 for a Voler that never seemed to fit me how I like, so $75 for a team jersey that fits great and is oh so slimming for the event is quite a reduction for me.

    If all else fails, remember that there’s a couple of good causes behind the jersey.

  45. Comment by Complainer | 07.9.2010 | 10:55 am

    It’s not par for the course. At this volume, cost is sub $30. (Even Hincapie, at just minimums, can be as good as $45 for full zip.) As a pre-order, there is no inventory cost/risk. Just sayin’.

    Elden is free to profit as he wants, but I figured fairer pricing might be a reward to loyal readers. Everyone is quick to jump down my throat and it seems everyone here just wants to stay on the bandwagon. So, I’ll shut up.

  46. Comment by Kamala | 07.9.2010 | 11:02 am

    Well jeez, it must be like two whole weeks since I’ve spent money on bike stuff. I must be due to spend more!

    Still miss the 201 on the newer jerseys. Would complement the win nicely on the other sleeve!

  47. Comment by Jenn | 07.9.2010 | 11:17 am

    Um, excuse me, Mr. Fatty? Filing a grievance here under ‘the squeaky wheel getting the grease.’ I really think the question of ‘pink’ is of far more dire consequence than whiney whiney-pants whining about prices. Dare I suggest…you are intentionally keeping us in suspense? “In a WORLD…where SOME people don’t look good in ORANGE…” Ya killin’ me, brah…

    I must say, too, that I am fascinated by this bib following. Ladies, please illuminate…why are we so passionate about bibs v shorts? Is it strictly a muffin top thing? Because I don’t have one. Don’t hate!!Mine is more of a…pound cake situation? The only thing that’s going to make me look good in any kit is darkness. So really, what’s the advantage?? So v. curious.

  48. Comment by Morgan Robinson | 07.9.2010 | 11:36 am

    Bibs! Switching to bibs is a lifechanging decision, for any man or woman out there still wearing shorts.

  49. Comment by Haven (KT) | 07.9.2010 | 11:56 am

    Ok, weighing in on the bib v. shorts thing: I have no idea, I’ve only ever worn shorts. So as Jenn says, I’m v. curious too about the pros and cons of bibs for gals. Maybe you’ll convince me, loyal readers of this blog!

    Also: While I attended Oregon’s Moo U, I don’t look good in orange. But pink isn’t exactly my favorite color, so again, I have no dog in this fight. Woof! Woof!

    And lastly: mmmm, wool socks! And wicking t-shirt!! And hoody!!! And bottles!!!! Yeah, I can tell I’m going to be a bit broke on Monday.

  50. Comment by Elisabethvi | 07.9.2010 | 11:57 am

    I love pink too! Pink bibs! Bibs are awesome!

    Seriously though, do you all really have to pee that often while riding?

    Bibs rock!

  51. Comment by RedNBlondies | 07.9.2010 | 12:02 pm

    Never tried bibs, but now I want to. And, I love orange!! (Go Illini). Can’t wait till next week.

  52. Comment by Lindsey | 07.9.2010 | 12:04 pm

    I wish you’d keep these in stock all the time (or for longer) for those of us on a budget:(

  53. Comment by Cyclin' Missy | 07.9.2010 | 12:32 pm

    I’ve never worn bib shorts, and probably won’t buy any to try them out. I’d prefer the team shorts.

  54. Comment by pam nye | 07.9.2010 | 12:45 pm

    bibbed shorts please!!!! Once you have worn them you never want to go back to non bibbed.

  55. Comment by TonyS | 07.9.2010 | 12:51 pm

    I’m with Lindsey. I’m currently an out-of-work web designer, and so I’m pretty sure I’m going to miss the boat on this… would be awesome if these were in stock when I secure gainful employment.

  56. Comment by Yahoo!Rob | 07.9.2010 | 1:06 pm

    I’m totally going to shell out the dough for this. But before I do that, I want to ask everyone here who has worn the Twinsix clothing for some sizing help. I’ve heard that they run a bit small, so I don’t want to ride in a belly shirt (NO ONE wants to see that!).

    So, if there are any dudes out there who are 6′0″ and 195 lbs, let me know what size you currently wear. The sizing charts on TwinSix website would indicate a ‘large’ for me, but then I saw some dude on the FC Forums say that he’s 155 lbs and a large fits him nicely! Holy crap – please don’t tell me that I’m now firmly in XL or XXL range!! :-)

  57. Comment by Cindy | 07.9.2010 | 1:17 pm

    YES on the bib shorts!!!

  58. Comment by fatdadoo | 07.9.2010 | 1:20 pm

    Yahoo!Rob, bless your heart!
    Thanks Fatty.

    see y’all in SJ Sunday morning.

  59. Comment by Mary | 07.9.2010 | 1:21 pm

    I’ve bought several jerseys and have to say that Twin Six is the best quality of them all–worth every penny of the $75 (I usually only buy on sale, but had to have a Fatty jersey for Mother’s Day, thank goodness you had a bit of overstock from last order…). Never tried bibs, though the whole muffin-top-squish would be beneficial. Are they that much more comfortable? What is the biggest selling point, you women who love them?

  60. Comment by Vunje | 07.9.2010 | 1:35 pm

    Do any of the proceeds of the jersey sale go to cancer research?

  61. Comment by Jessica | 07.9.2010 | 1:36 pm

    no womens bib shorts. me no like

  62. Comment by Lindsay | 07.9.2010 | 1:38 pm

    I would like either! Although hearing all the ladies say bibs makes me want to try bibs!!!

  63. Comment by Jeny | 07.9.2010 | 1:38 pm

    Bibs for the women. As previously stated, the comfort during riding totally makes up for needing to nearly completely strip down to pee.

  64. Comment by Paula | 07.9.2010 | 1:40 pm

    I love my 2010 jersey. Another blog (www.gritandglimmer.com) did a pole about women’s cycling clothes and how many brands go overly girlie, but I think the Fat Cylist kit is the hottest pink jersey around. I always gets compliments when I wear it. I can’t wait for Monday!!!!!

  65. Comment by Eric L | 07.9.2010 | 1:42 pm

    Yahoo Rob, I’m 5′11″ 210 lbs and a 44″ chest last time I measured and I’ve ordered the XXL and now find them somewhat baggy (for which I thank Elden). This time around I’m sizing down to an XL.

    I think the bib issue with ladies is now and has always been about nature stops. This year seems like numerous brands have come out with woman’s bibs with a quick-release on the straps.

    Complainer, $75 bucks is pretty danged cheap for a non-used, non-clearance custom jersey and let’s not forget all the time & money the swell folks at Twin-Six have donated to the cause. Sheesh! …and I love my Voler “53×11 Coffee” kit and can’t see why you need to slag them (incorrectly) as well. My Voler bibs are amongst the most comfy bibs I own.

    BIG SHOUT OUT to Team Fatty SJ. I can’t wait to see you all this weekend.

  66. Comment by Midge | 07.9.2010 | 1:52 pm

    Never tried bibs before. Trying to imagine where to put my jersey as I completely disrobe in a porta-potty… But it seems those who have tried them are in favor. Is the front a U (straps wide on the side) or Y (center strap that branches over shoulders) configuration?

    I, too, would love to see a pink version (but I also like orange).

    And YIPPEE about Team Fatty tech T’s and wool socks!

  67. Comment by judi | 07.9.2010 | 1:54 pm

    Verge makes my Kenda kit and I ordered bibs. I also orderd T6 bibs when i ordered my stuff from them. I like bibs, for shorter rides, but taking a pee break is hard. I’d say if women want bibs, have them order the men’s bibs. most women will go for the shorts. i know i will be.

  68. Comment by Alison | 07.9.2010 | 2:00 pm

    Please make the women’s bib shorts! Not enough women’s shorts are available in bibs as is.

  69. Comment by Shelley | 07.9.2010 | 2:05 pm

    I would say team shorts. I just can’t get into the idea of having to take my shirt off to go to the bathroom, and frankly I don’t have any issues with my shorts cutting into my waste or falling down.

    thanks for including a tech shirt in the mix!

  70. Comment by Tina Z | 07.9.2010 | 2:24 pm

    oooooh, long sleeve and windbreaker. nice.

  71. Comment by Fat Cathy | 07.9.2010 | 2:28 pm

    If Twin Six can’t offer women’s sized shorts in both cuts (bib and team), then I vote for bibs. I’ll buy a pair – good bib shorts for women are hard to find.

  72. Comment by Under the Bridge | 07.9.2010 | 2:38 pm

    Actually, if you read the fine print, I think Twin Six does in fact sell jerseys for $45.

    Just make sure to order Size T (for “Troll”).

    Warning: If you are packing a little extra troll chub, the athletic cut will result in mini-muffin top.

  73. Comment by JW | 07.9.2010 | 2:58 pm

    No bibs. Team shorts. To big of a pain for us women to pee is the bushes. :)

  74. Comment by Kristen | 07.9.2010 | 3:20 pm

    Hands down! BIBS for the ladies! Just make sure the jersey is full zip so that we can pee…
    I only ride in bibs now. And they way you get women to wear them is you tell them “they make you look skinny”

  75. Comment by Waterman981 | 07.9.2010 | 3:21 pm

    I would definitely prefer white instead of black on the jersey. Black in the hot summer sun of Utah just isn’t fun. Fatty did convince me to go to bibs though and I’ll never go back!

  76. Comment by NYCCarlos | 07.9.2010 | 3:25 pm

    @Yahoo!Rob – I’m 6′1″ , 160lbs… I wear a large jersey comfortably…

    The medium fits with bibs on ;)… aka it’s a bit tight and rides up a lot

  77. Comment by greenbean | 07.9.2010 | 3:25 pm

    Definitely bibs!

  78. Comment by Susan W | 07.9.2010 | 3:25 pm

    Bibs even though I have hips! :-) I need to go to a Twin Six support group.

  79. Comment by taxmuffin | 07.9.2010 | 3:44 pm

    Bibs, bibs, bibs!! My older Fat Cyclist bibs are the only riding shorts I use!

  80. Comment by Kyle (AKA slowcyclist) | 07.9.2010 | 3:51 pm

    Awesome Fatty. Glad your your bringing wool back. Living near Seattle I was still wearing wool until last week.

  81. Comment by Beth | 07.9.2010 | 3:55 pm

    Jenn (and other curious ladies) –
    I don’t have a muffin top either (a relatively recent change), but still loves me some bibs. Because I’m used to bibs, whenever I put on the one pair of shorts I have, I’m reminded of how much the elastic band at the waist bothers me. It sits in exactly the wrong spot for bending over the handle bars, and just isn’t that comfortable. If you haven’t tried bibs before, this may not bother you, but I would guess that if you do try them, you’ll find them to be more comfortable than shorts. It may not be an “OMG! THIS IS AWESOME!” sort of revelation, but after riding in bibs for 7 years, I despise riding in shorts. But who knows, maybe you’d despise bibs after riding in shorts for 7 years! Hope this helps.

  82. Comment by JJW | 07.9.2010 | 4:26 pm

    So I would buy the bibs just to try them. But as a few others have said can someone explain why they are soo good? What about them is more comfortable? On the color, I’d really prefer the pink, but I could learn to like orange.

  83. Comment by McDeb | 07.9.2010 | 5:03 pm

    I’m a girl who LOVES bibs. Nothing jabbing into your middle. Nothing to tug at, they just fit better. They are less restrictive in the middle, so I breathe better in them. At first, they were a bit of a pain when using the restroom, but I’ve gotten used to just pulling my arms out of my jersey first. Easy. It really is a personal decision. Bibs are more expensive usually so why not offer both? You’ll have women who love bibs as much as I do, and others who may not want to spend the money to try them out. But I can say – once you wear bibs, you NEVER go back!

  84. Comment by Amanda | 07.9.2010 | 5:23 pm

    BIBS, BIBS, BIBS for the girls please!

  85. Comment by RJD | 07.9.2010 | 5:35 pm

    I would try the bibs based on the reviews people are reporting. Is there a reason you can’t offer both? Color makes no difference to me. I missed out last year too, but recently got me some FC socks and water bottle so you could recognize me at the Tour de Donuts next weekend! If I see you, I may or may not have the nerve to come over and say hello…. :-)

  86. Comment by Doug (way upstaye NY) | 07.9.2010 | 5:43 pm

    Yeah. Will they be ready by the Phily ride? I need to have my team colors!

  87. Comment by pfFlyer | 07.9.2010 | 5:47 pm

    Bibs? Are we missing something here in New England? I’ve never worn them – not sure I see the advantages… I vote for shorts – no bibs.

  88. Comment by Tracy | 07.9.2010 | 6:31 pm

    Once you go bibs you don’t go back.

  89. Comment by Laura | 07.9.2010 | 6:54 pm

    Bibs! And the reason most women don’t wear them is because they are nearly impossible to find.

  90. Comment by Ruttgen | 07.9.2010 | 7:14 pm

    can someone call me on monday morning and remind me….?

    I joke, I joke…..can’t wait to get some fatty gear!!

    and as far as womens clothes goes, I say no bib…

  91. Comment by Ruttgen | 07.9.2010 | 7:19 pm

    I wrote NO Bibs….but looking back at the females comments, looks like they want to try em out…..so I change my vote to YES, BIBS.

    as you were.

  92. Comment by lMnop | 07.9.2010 | 7:21 pm

    I have never tried bibs but would give ‘em a shot…I am a tall lady- and all my height is in my torso…there isn’t a jersey around that doesn’t ride up my back so I can get a nice sunburn! So if the bibs would fit a tall, thin lady….or if the jersey were a medium and looooooong I would buy 10!

  93. Comment by Kathleen@ForgingAhead | 07.9.2010 | 7:40 pm

    Clearly I need to give bibs a try! Thanks women of FC for enlightening me!

  94. Comment by Ian | 07.9.2010 | 7:59 pm

    Couldn’t you find a prettier model?

  95. Comment by spinecho | 07.9.2010 | 8:12 pm

    also would like to know if any proceeds are donated…thanks!

  96. Comment by roan | 07.9.2010 | 8:33 pm

    WoW, bibs…no bibs very interesting reading. Seems that the main problem is a pee. Sure looks like there is a need for a quick disconnect system (velcro sp?)
    I’ve not tried them either but the question was to women (I’m not)but such a tough decision.
    Yahoo Rob, this suggestion won’t help, I’m 5′5″ 168-178(winter)lbs(not a bean pole, more a fireplug that sinks to the bottom of the pool)and I wear a twin-six XL 3/4 zip. Fit is fine (broad shoulders) but taking it off is tough when damp with sweat. XL Full zip is the why I’ll go.
    I do need a Fatty “Bib” for my convenience store stops…keeps the sustenances(mayo & ketchup) off the jersey, could double as illuminite warning flag. Ride ON !

  97. Comment by eandjmum | 07.9.2010 | 8:55 pm

    Fatty – you look so debonaire in your top… pity about the hair that slipped from your head to your chin whilst you were putting the top on LOL

    Love you Fatty xxx

  98. Comment by roan | 07.9.2010 | 8:56 pm

    Hey check this out if you don’t mind “used”. Ebay lists a pink Twin Six/FatCyclist size L, has some minor problems. But if you are unsure of size and price agrees with you…go for it ! If too small, then give it away to another fatcyclist.

  99. Comment by eandjmum | 07.9.2010 | 8:58 pm

    Seriously though… I ordered last year from New Zealand and will order again this year. Thanks for the heads-up on pre-ordering. Love your blog… it always brightens my day :-)

  100. Comment by Jane | 07.9.2010 | 9:02 pm

    Women’s bibs! Been trying to order another pair.

  101. Comment by Stephanie | 07.9.2010 | 10:46 pm

    Team. Team! TEAM!

    That said, haven’t tried bibs. May not ever. I’ll bet their great.

    And jerseys…’Long’ sizes for taller women?

  102. Comment by The other MattC | 07.10.2010 | 12:19 am

    Please tell us the Dr. Lammler “easter egg” from the original jersey will remain in spirit if not a direct pickup from before…

  103. Comment by buckythedonkey | 07.10.2010 | 1:55 am

    My dear Mr. Complainer, you appear to have missed that there is a fund raising aspect to Fatty’s activities. You and Dr. Lammler appear to come from opposite ends of the bicycle retain spectrum. Any chance of a televised debate?

    I thought long and hard before submitting this next comment, but here goes: as I started reading today’s post I thought you were about to serve up a new jersey inspired by the original, not the original itself. I’ll be honest and say that I felt a little sad. I hope you don’t do the same with the Pink Lemonade.

  104. Comment by embarrassed | 07.10.2010 | 2:17 am

    doing this one anonymously as i’m embarrased about my question.What does the ‘201′ signify?

    also i love the white but after winter and a summer flu the sleeves have some extra colour “spots” that the new jersey shouldnt have the same problem. aside from that it looks pretty cool, looking forward it


  105. Comment by Phil | 07.10.2010 | 4:24 am

    I have the original! I had no idea it was a rare collector item ;). The new throwback fat cyclist jersey looks great!

  106. Comment by Anne | 07.10.2010 | 6:08 am

    Women´s bibs for sure.

    After getting my first assos bibs 3 years, there is no turning back.

  107. Comment by Wine Dog | 07.10.2010 | 7:44 am

    Times are a little tough out here and I’m sorry I won’t be able to order one. Especially since yesterday the foster Doberman at my house did this to last year’s.


    Bad dog.

  108. Comment by Richard | 07.10.2010 | 7:59 am

    I’m changing my name to Bibs – sure seems a hit with the fairer sex. Or, maybe Team . .

    And, I can’t wait for Tuesday to order some kit (us Aussies are always just abit ahead of you seppos).

  109. Comment by Heat305 | 07.10.2010 | 11:00 am

    Is it monday yet?

    My gf says: “bibs all the way.”
    Oh, and: “in pink!”

  110. Comment by Jill2 | 07.10.2010 | 11:51 am

    Not the question Fatty asked, but I’d like to see the pink for men and women. I don’t like orange and my man refuses to wear it being as how he went to A&M.

  111. Comment by Bee | 07.10.2010 | 2:58 pm

    Maybe you can do a post sometime explaining the benefits of bibs. I know some people swear by them, but they are all guys. Ladies… how do you pee while wearing bibs? Especially on long rides- when we must zip off into the woods and attempt to be as delicate as possible? The guys I know were able to do some delicate rearranging (they could even go on the bike. Thanks, boys, more than I needed to know. Passing on the left, right now, thanks), but that ability escapes me.

    I’ve been a shorts girl for precisely that reason, but I am willing to be converted if someone can explain it.

  112. Comment by Fat Chick on a Bike | 07.10.2010 | 3:03 pm

    The issues of “bibs vs. shorts” and “pink vs. orange” both pale in comparison to “large enuff sizes for gen-u-wine fat folks, please”.

    There are 30 lbs less of me since I started the biking thing back in Jan, but still plenty of acreage for a jersey or shorts to cover

    I’m intrigued by all the “bibs” comments but how does one pee expeditiously in the woods, or a porta-pot? Team shorts, please.

  113. Comment by xFrankyBx | 07.10.2010 | 3:26 pm

    Can I get a discount for my birthday being this upcomming wednesday?

  114. Comment by Tim D | 07.10.2010 | 3:27 pm

    Mens no bib and long sleeve short zip please. I see no need for a full zip. As someone else said it just bulges where its not needed.

  115. Comment by Patty Guinta | 07.10.2010 | 3:47 pm

    When is arrival date? Will they get here by Livestrong Austin? If so I will order the “kit” for sure and the shirt for the 5k too. I then will be fully “fat a fied indeed!”

  116. Comment by Nikki B | 07.10.2010 | 4:55 pm

    Bibs for girls! Boys think they’re hot!

  117. Comment by Kronda | 07.10.2010 | 5:20 pm

    I have not jumped on the bib bandwagon. Maybe I just don’t know what I’m missing, but like Philly Jen, my hips to a fine job holding up my shorts and I don’t have a muffin top I’m worried about hiding. Also, I have a tiny bladder.

    For those wanting to know what the big deal is though, I offer up this post from one of the nicest, fastest lady bike builders I know: Natalie of Sweetpea Bicycles

  118. Comment by Kronda | 07.10.2010 | 5:27 pm

    Oh I forgot to add– bib vs shorts is a less important issue for me than pockets. I wish they were lower. (In fact, the whole jersey could be a bit longer). As it is, I feel like I need to be some kind of yogi to grab things out of the pockets when I’m on the go.

  119. Comment by Lori Scheel | 07.10.2010 | 5:28 pm

    I ride on an all women’s team and none of us wear bibs…EVER. You can’t pee on a roadside without completely undressing (!!!) and sometimes, well, when you gotta go, you gotta go. And, even in the privacy of a delightful, odorific outhouse, who wants to undress to pee? Considering we don’t want to touch ANYTHING in that outhouse, we must take care of business with our jersey hanging from out teeth! Touch up the chamois cream with all of that wrangling going on, and well, it’s just too much trouble. Please, Fatty, at a minimum, give us a choice. I was really bummed all you offered last year were the bibs…and I only bought the jersey. (And it’s too big, so I am willing to sell it on the black market ;)

  120. Comment by Mary | 07.10.2010 | 6:28 pm

    Bibs, bibs, bibs, bibs….puhleeze! :-D

  121. Comment by Colleen | 07.10.2010 | 8:37 pm

    Bibs all the way!!!!! Once you go bibs, you’ll never go back :) I can’t believe I ever wore shorts!!

  122. Comment by MrDaveyGie | 07.10.2010 | 10:25 pm

    I’m gonna git me one.

  123. Comment by classyhick | 07.10.2010 | 11:50 pm

    Who pays bail when I’m found in the tall roadside grass completely naked except for bibs around my ankles?

  124. Comment by classyhick | 07.10.2010 | 11:53 pm

    Who pays bail when I’m found in the tall roadside grass completely naked except for bibs around my ankles? I vote shorts for the practical country girls!

  125. Comment by Born 4 Lycra | 07.11.2010 | 1:26 am

    Embarrased – 201 is the cut off weight for the Clydesdale class in US bike racing. That is over 201lbs like me and you are a Clydesdale and we are magnificently depicted on Fattys top by the rearing Clydesdale.

    FC I also have an original top and have worn it constantly and have not noted any problems with the material or stitching and have no idea what dialing in the pattern means.

    Complaining here in Oz US$75 is a more than competitive price for a proper cycling top altho I think I understand your point even if I don’t agree with it.

    Good Luck and have fun Team FC in SJ.

  126. Comment by Sir Jocelyn Crump | 07.11.2010 | 3:34 am

    Mr Cyclist I have a strange hankering for a hoo
    die but I’m not entirely sure that such a garment is apprpriate for a gentleman of advanced middle age. Should I ignore convention and risk being refused entry to The Glades shopping centre – or ‘maul’ as you would say.

  127. Comment by Sofie Irgens | 07.11.2010 | 1:04 pm

    Bibs definitly. Would never wear anything else. Though when it comes to Assos (which I know has a special place in your heart) I prefer mens bibs rather than womens.

  128. Comment by Hannah | 07.11.2010 | 1:21 pm

    Bibs for the ladies please! I have been looking for an excuse to try out bibs and this will be a great reason. Thanks!

  129. Comment by Den | 07.11.2010 | 2:30 pm

    Looking forward to see all the new stuff.

    Plus, I’m really glad I have one of those 300 originals.

    It pays to be ahead of the fashion curve…

  130. Comment by SuperCat | 07.11.2010 | 5:27 pm

    Bibs!!! I never bought them until someone gave me a pair and now I wouldnt dream of wearing anything else!

  131. Comment by bacmapei | 07.11.2010 | 5:56 pm

    The new stuff gear is posted on TwinSix – can’t order until tomorrow, but you can browse away!

  132. Comment by vito | 07.11.2010 | 6:15 pm

    Jenny J…You haven’t lived until you’ve worn bibs.

  133. Comment by Maile in FL | 07.11.2010 | 7:01 pm

    I have the original women’s jersey and love it, but…it is not full zip. I love full zip, so will be ordering. And the pic at Twin Six shows pink for us ladies–yay!!!!! Plus, having read the remarks from so many ladies, I think I’m going to have to try the bibs.

  134. Comment by Shelley | 07.11.2010 | 9:26 pm

    Bibs, please! I love the 2010 women’s kit–the bib shorts are soooo comfortable…

  135. Comment by Fuzzy Black Dog | 07.11.2010 | 10:05 pm

    ok, I have worn bibs (Fatty’s 2010 version). They are just ok. I don’t love them, but I don”t hate them either. I am seriously curious as to why so many women prefer them. Is it strictly the muffin top thingy? That for me is not reason enough to have to fully undress to pee. Somehow standing buck naked in a porta-potty, or worse, in front of God and everyone along the side of some country road just to pee, makes me really, now that I think more about it, hate bibs. Yes, I just said it. . . I hate bibs. Give me shorts and a muffin top overhang any day. Would much rather show only my butt than my birthday suit. Regardless, I’ll buy whatever you’re offerin’. As for the complainer, shut up, and just don’t buy the kit. Simple as that. Spare us the whining.

  136. Comment by Erik | 07.11.2010 | 10:19 pm

    Do I have to shave my goatee like Fatty’s in the photo in order to look good in the V6?

  137. Comment by jt | 07.11.2010 | 10:35 pm

    I have an original and it is freak’n cool and yes all the down side stuff is true but that makes it even cooler, kinda like riding with campy or an old school road bike suffering is a rite of passage. that being said can’t wait to get a comfortable version! cheers John

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  139. Comment by Celeste | 07.12.2010 | 12:38 pm

    Wow. Lots of discussion of pink.

    To which I will add… there are “pink” girls, and “NOT-pink” girls. Typically, strong feelings either way. I’m a not-pink girl.

  140. Comment by Brandy | 07.12.2010 | 1:49 pm

    a hoodie?? yay…ordering now! sa-weet!

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