The 2011 Fat Cyclist Gear Pre-Order Starts Now

07.11.2010 | 11:00 pm

201007111513.jpgA “YOUR QUESTIONS, ANSWERED” UPDATE: If you’ve asked questions in the comments, got back and check to see if there’s an answer. The Twin Six guys have been answering directly within comments here. Got another question? Ask it in the comments below.

A LIVESTRONG DONATION UPDATE: Twin Six just said they are going to double the percentage they originally planned to donate to LiveStrong from the 2011 Fat Cyclist Gear pre-order. Which is ridiculously cool of them, and maybe an extra-nice incentive for you to get yourself some Fat Cyclist gear.

You’re riding your bike. People see your jersey, which says “Fat Cyclist” on it. And yet, paradoxically, this jersey actually bolsters your already overwhelmingly good looks, bringing you well into — and quite possibly beyond — the “smokin’ hot” zone. You are now as irresistibly attractive as you are athletic.

You don’t come across jerseys like that every day, my friend.

Way back in 2007, Twin Six and I met and they showed me a bunch of designs for jerseys. Among them was an orange, black and white beauty of a jersey with a clydesdale rearing up on its hind legs.

I had to have it.

Lacking confidence, we had only 300 or so of these jerseys made, and we had extensive chats about what we would do with the ones we couldn’t sell. As it turns out, we shouldn’t have worried. They sold out, fast.

So, when Twin Six and I started talking about the 2011 Fat Cyclist Gear collection, I threw out something that had been on my mind a lot: “What if we brought back the original design? But this time, with better fabric, better fit, and a full-length zipper?”

Which is what we’ve done. But now, instead of just a jersey, you can get this design on your shorts. On your jacket. A hoodie. Your running shirt. And more.

The 2011 Fat Cyclist gear collection identifies you as part of Team Fatty (you’ll notice that the original design has been slightly tweaked to include the “Team Fatty” symbols), fits and looks great, and is in short very likely to be your very favorite jersey ever.

201007111517.jpg If You Just Want to Get Ordering

If you’d like to skip my sparkling, descriptive prose, well…frankly I’m a little hurt. But fine. Here’s the bare bones list of items and prices, linking to the pages where you can buy them on the Twin Six site.

Men-Specific Stuff

Women-Specific Stuff

Everyone-Specific Stuff

And now, let’s get on to the the part where I show you what everything looks like and use my extraordinary marketing prowess to make you want to buy three of everything.

Short-Sleeve Jerseys: Men’s and Women’s ($75)

At first glance, people won’t be able to tell the difference between the 2011 jerseys and the 2007 jerseys. But they’re a lot different if you look beyond the design. The Twin Six guys have really stepped up their game, fabric-wise, pattern-wise, and quality-wise. In other words, your Fat Cyclist jersey is not going to be your best-looking jersey, it also stands a good chance of being your best-fitting, most comfortable jersey, too. Check out the men’s jersey. Here’s the front:


Yes, the inside collar really is pink and says “Fight Like Susan,” so even the orange jerseys are still very much “Team Fatty.”

Now check out the back:


You’ll also notice a few design changes from the first jersey. The “” on the back is easier to read. The “201″ has been replaced by “WIN.” And on the circle around the clydesdale on the back, it says “Team Fatty” instead of “Fatty’s Bike Blog.”

And now, let’s take a look at the women’s version of the jersey. Here’s the front:


And here’s the back:


All the same good stuff from the men’s jersey, but with a women’s cut and the color pink. I went with the different color for women not because of some sexist thing, but because pink is the color generally associated with breast cancer awareness, and that seems like something women would like to be associated with, too.

Also, a lot of women commented they wanted pink jerseys last week. So I thought I’d go with it.

For men’s jersey’s, click here. For women’s, click here.

Bib Shorts: Men’s and Women’s ($90)

I used to buy very expensive bib shorts. Like the $150 – $200 ones. Yeah, I know that’s nowhere near the top end, but it’s still a lot. For the past couple years, though, I’ve been wearing nothing but the Team Fatty (and other Twin Six) shorts, and I love them. They’re comfortable, they’re durable, they look great.

If you haven’t tried bib shorts, you should. For one thing, you lose the elastic at the waist, which — even if you don’t realize it — is uncomfortable when you’re bent over your handlebars. For another thing, they keep the chamois where it ought to be. And for yet another thing, they hold your gut in and de-muffintop-ize you, at least somewhat.

Here’s the men’s bib shorts for 2011:


As for the women’s shorts, I asked last Friday whether we should go with bibs or shorts. The response was overwhelming. Bib shorts it is. Check ‘em out:


Try ‘em. You’ll like ‘em. I mean it.

For men’s bibs, click here. For women’s, click here.

Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey: Men’s and Women’s ($90)

I have one long sleeve thermal jersey. Just one. And from October to March, I wear it pretty much every single ride. Arm warmers are fine if you know it’s going to be warming up during the ride, but for the months where you know it’s going to be cool the whole time, it’s nice to have something that’ll keep your arms and your chest and your back warm. This is a 100% super-soft micro thermal fabric, fleeced, yet breathable and durable.

If you live somewhere where it’s cool outside several months out of the year, you’ll be amazed at how often you’ll be able to skip the base layer or jacket and just go with this instead. And you’ll love how much freer you feel without the bulk and tightness of a base layer under your jersey. This jersey is going to be your new favorite.

Here’s the men’s version, front:


And back:


And here’s the women’s version, front:


And back:


For men’s long-sleeve jerseys, click here. For women’s, click here.

The Hoodie: Men’s and Women’s ($30)

First of all, yes: the price is not a typo. This all-cotton hooded sweatshirt is really just $30. It’s probably the screamingest deal of the whole 2011 Fat Cyclist gear lineup. It’s got a full zipper, raglan sleeves, two front kangaroo pockets (just in case you carry a kangaroo around with you), and a hood.

The colors are the same for men’s and women’s hoodies: black, with white and orange art. The only thing that differentiates the men’s and women’s hoodies is the cut. Yeah, I didn’t know there was such a thing as gender-specific hoodie cuts either. Turns out there is.

Check out the front:


And the back:


For men’s hoodies, click here. For women’s, click here.

Tech T’s: Unisex ($45)

Well, when you marry The Runner, you’ve got to start having a Team Fatty shirt for runners, right? And I’ll bet that more than a few of you do some running of your own. Or maybe you like to wear something a lot less jersey-looking when you mountain bike. Or maybe you are going to do the run in the LiveStrong Challenge. Or maybe you know a runner and have been wondering what to get her or him for Christmas.

There are probably other possibilities for this shirt. Regardless, you can bet I’ll be wearing this at the NYC Marathon in November.

This is a 100% polyester microfiber fabric — lightweight, breathable, and durable. Fitting is the same as Twin Six men’s cotton t-shirts.

Check out the front:


And the back:


To order a Tech T, click here.

Wind Jackets: Unisex ($95)

What if it’s windy outside? You don’t want to put a garbage bag over your head when you’re riding, do you?

No. No you do not. Because that makes you look like a rolling bag of trash, that’s why.

Instead, wear this lightweight Vortex Rip-Stop jacket. It’s windproof, water resistant, and very durable. It’s got a dual directional full zipper and vented side panels. No back pockets, and the sizing skews more toward men’s, so women: be sure to calculate accordingly.

Check out the front:


And the back:


To order a wind jacket, click here.

Camelbak 24oz Bottles ($10)

I don’t use any non-Cambelbak-made bottles anymore. I just don’t. In fact, you may remember I found alternative uses for all my old bottles.

So check out the new 24oz Team Fatty Camelbak bottles:


Black is the new black.

To order bottles, click here.

Wool Socks ($12)

I love wool socks. Well, actually I love wool everything. No, wait. I don’t love wool cereal bowls. Cereal bowls should be made of a completely different material.

But for socks, especially, wool is the best. In warm weather or cold. There’s nothing better. And nothing as good.

These 5″ wool socks are made of soft performance wool. You will love them. Check out the front:


And back:


By the way, there is no pink version of the socks this year. Pink goes great with orange anyway, right?

To order socks, click here.

Be Stylish, Fight Cancer

Every Fat Cyclist clothing item you buy — whether pink or orange — has a big cut for LiveStrong built right into it. I donate 20% of my cut, and Twin Six matches.

Which means a lot of money goes into the fight against cancer, and I still get to put some money into my kids’ college funds and put off applying for that job at Taco Time. Thank you.

When Will Your Gear Arrive?

Everything should start shipping the week of September 27, and will be landing on U.S. doorsteps October 4th or so. For international orders, add another week or so.

So, for those of you joining Team Fatty in Austin on October 22 – 24, you have the option of sporting your 2011 gear in 2010. You trendsetter, you.

Regardless, all of this will arrive well before Christmas. Before Thanksgiving, even. And even before Halloween. (Oh, consider the Halloween possibilities the new Fat Cyclist gear creates!)

Questions and Answers

Got questions? Here are some answers to common ones.

  • How long does the pre-order last? From now (Monday, July 12) ’til Midnight July 19 (Central time).
  • Can I Order if I Live Outside the U.S.? Heck yeah.
  • What About Sizing Info? Check out the Twin Six Sizing page here.
  • Will Dr. Lammler Have a Quote Behind the Middle Pocket? Yes he will. You’ll have to wait to see what it is, though.
  • Where’s the T-Shirt? The Fat Cyclist T-Shirt will be rolled out and made available for order in time for the 2010 holidays.
  • What if I’m a woman and I want an orange jersey? Buy a men’s jersey. It’ll still fit OK, probably.
  • What if I’m a man and I want a pink jersey? Buy a women’s jersey. I have no idea how it will fit, though.

If you have questions I haven’t preemptively answered, ask in the comments or via email. I’ll either update this post, answer in comments, or reply directly by email, whichever makes the most sense to me at the moment.

Thanks for supporting LiveStrong, Twin Six, and me. Seriously.

And you are going to love your new gear. I know I can hardly wait for mine.


  1. Comment by AK_Chick | 07.11.2010 | 11:55 pm

    Oh, I like. I want. Sigh. So I just spent $300 at REI on new trail shoes (I don’t run, but prefer trail shoes for hiking), new mtb shoes that do double duty on the road and on the trails, a new to me backpack (REI attic), and then I spent $75 on a jersey from our local bike race/ride across Alaska. And now you roll out all this super duper awesomely cool merch. DAMN! So since I spent SO much money, that means I have to choose. I can’t have a jersey, bibs, a jacket, and a hoody. So I’m going to have to make a choice…poo!

    Love the new stuff! So awesome! But we need a women’s cut tech shirt. :)

    Also, Team Fatty was represented at the Fireweed 100 mile race this weekend. :) It was a beautiful day although it did cloud up the last 20 miles. It was an out and back ride and wouldn’t you know it, we had about 45+ miles of headwinds out and 45+ headwinds back. How does that work? Let’s just say that there were several expletives uttered most beginning with an “F” or a “U” as in UnF-ing believeable. :) I hope it’s not windy in Austin! Or raining. And I hope that it’s a mostly flat course. There is nothing flat about Alaska!

    Anyhow, I’ll see if I can get a pix posted to share in my Fatty jersey.

  2. Comment by evil 3 | 07.12.2010 | 12:32 am

    Just wondering where the is the yellow livestrong band on the jerseys and shorts at?

    Good looking stuff, although I still prefer normal shorts (yes that is a personal issue so that is all). lol

    No Livestong bands yet, but the inside pink collar echoes the same sentiment. -TWIN SIX

  3. Comment by Niall | 07.12.2010 | 1:07 am

    Well…I will be putting in an order for a jersey and bibs again (much to my wife’s disappointment no doubt – “what? You’re not buying MORE cycling gear!”) but I must say there are some things missing.

    Where are the armwarmers and sleeveless windshell? I ride in a climate here in Brisbane where a full-sleeve windshell is not really needed. In fact after warming up I can even get away without the armwarmers. But it would be nice to have them available and looking at the T6 site it is obvious that the average sizes sell out of these items when they were available in previous versions.

    And what about a cap to complete the set?

    We decided against the arm warmers for this collection in an effort to include a few other pieces that we hadn’t in the past. Classic black warmers would still look great with this kit. The cap is a good idea, and something we may consider adding later this fall and just having up on the site. -TWIN SIX

  4. Comment by AK_Chick | 07.12.2010 | 1:37 am

    Not sure if this will work…I only have Facebook and Twitpic and not sure if links to FB work or Twitpic for that matter…hopefully, you can see me in my awesome FatCyclist jersey before the Firewed 100…

  5. Comment by Jon | 07.12.2010 | 2:16 am

    I was eager for this, even as a fairly recent subscriber to the blog; however $30 to ship to the UK put me off taking the plunge.

    Gear looks great though and I still love reading the blog.


    International shipping is based on address – and many times it’s cheaper to larger cities than to smaller towns. Despite the hassle of doing things manually, we can accommodate First Class shipping if you call or email us with directions. This would be about half price when compared to regular Priority rates. -TWIN SIX

  6. Comment by Richard | 07.12.2010 | 3:00 am

    Done. Self-birthday present.

    Perth, Western Australia Chapter

  7. Comment by Niall | 07.12.2010 | 3:23 am

    AK_Chick – the link works just fine…thanks!

  8. Comment by Alan | 07.12.2010 | 5:29 am

    Can you extend pre-order by one day? Because of the timing of me getting paid and you having pre-order, I’ve actually not been able to order anything 2 years ago, and likely won’t have a chance this year. And I’d totally buy the heck out of it.

    Call us, we’ll figure something out. -TWIN SIX

  9. Comment by Dave | 07.12.2010 | 5:40 am

    Great stuff. I’ve been waiting for this, and even talked my wife into allowing me to make a purchase. I bought my jersey already before she could change her mind!!

  10. Comment by Bee | 07.12.2010 | 5:43 am

    Ooooo!!!! I can haz Christmas present. I will be sending this to my husband, who (because he is a smart grad student) will preorder me whatever I desire. (hoodie!)

    And then I will go ask a few female cyclists I know how they handle the bathroom issues with bibs. And wonder if bibs are really worth it.

    Once you go bib, you never go back. -TWIN SIX

  11. Comment by Jenni | 07.12.2010 | 6:23 am

    Are the women’s bibs cut like women’s bibs or are they simply men’s bib cut but with the pink?

    Women’s specific cut, women’s specific chamois, women’s specific color. -TWIN SIX

  12. Comment by Miles Archer | 07.12.2010 | 6:25 am

    Love the stuff. Will probably buy too much stuff. One question though.
    Black water bottes? I used to use a black bottle, but I had to wrap it in duct tape to keep the water at a tolerable temperature.

  13. Comment by Paul Guyot | 07.12.2010 | 6:34 am

    I read every sparkling word. Your prose is like Merckx in ‘71. Ahhhhh.

    I’ve been bugging Twin Six for weeks about your gear. So glad I can finally be one of the cool kids.

    September, what a month. My daughter’s birthday, the Boss’s birthday, and now Fatty gear.

  14. Comment by Nooch | 07.12.2010 | 6:58 am

    Yeah, may have just ordered way too much stuff, but I love what you do, and love being involved in the fight..

    Let’s just hope i don’t lose too much more weight before the stuff comes in..

  15. Comment by Kevin | 07.12.2010 | 7:29 am

    So, um, how’s the T6 jersey fit for the smaller guys? I’m measuring for a medium but I wasn’t sure it would fit someone around 6′ tall. I have the same question in to T6 too but I thought someone around here would know too.

    We’ve added about an inch to the length since 2006, so you should be fine there. Our cut tends to run towards the slimmer side of things. If you want it to fit snug, order the same are your t-shirt size. Looser, order up a size. -TWIN SIX

  16. Comment by NYCCarlos | 07.12.2010 | 7:31 am

    I’m going to grump (the verb that goes along with being grumpy) about the lack of men’s jersey’s/bibs in pink until the cows come home.

    in for a full kit though… even if it is orange. :) It matches my bike.

    I hear what you’re saying, NYCCarlos. Last year, though, when I did both colors in everything, I just about killed the Twin Six guys. In spite of the way they seem like a big company, they’re actually just a few people (all the way up to four now, I believe), and having 6 sizes x 2 colors x 2 genders (i.e. 24 separate items) for each type of clothing was just too much. So I made an executive decision: one color per gender this year. By doing this, I cut the fragmentation of stuff in half. Hope you understand. – FC

  17. Comment by jonw9 | 07.12.2010 | 7:49 am

    I agree with Carlos. I was so excited to see that I didn’t miss out on the pre-order this time AND that the jerseys aren’t white (My mountain biking style requires frequent interaction between my body and the ground).

    I was then sad to see pink in women’s only. What a shame. I am sure many men are fond of breasts too!

    And to make shopping easier, maybe T6 could have a “one of everything” button to click!

    Working on the “one of everything” button. Great idea. -TWIN SIX

  18. Comment by NYCCarlos | 07.12.2010 | 7:50 am

    @Kevin – I’m 6′1″, 160… athletic-ish build. The medium is a bellyshirt on me. Hope that helps!

    I’m 6′2″ and 170 pounds, long torso, narrow-ish shoulders. Large fits great. I could squeeze into a medium, but might be a tad short. Belly shirt? Not exactly. -TWIN SIX

  19. Comment by nibbler | 07.12.2010 | 8:04 am

    Any info on the hoodie sizing? I’ve emailed T6 and have yet to hear back from them. (Although I emailed not too long ago…)

  20. Comment by Lisa | 07.12.2010 | 8:07 am

    One hoodie, one pair wool socks, and I decided I “needed” the sticker pack. Happy Birthday to me!

  21. Comment by Kevin | 07.12.2010 | 8:18 am

    @Carlos Scary… I’m the same build. Thanks for the tip! Guess I’ll order a large.

  22. Comment by Roger | 07.12.2010 | 8:22 am

    Hopefully I will receive my tech shirt in time to wear it for the NYC marathon as well.

    Maybe I’ll be mistaken for you!!!!! (Note to self: shave head before race)

    We should get those in time for the NYC race. – FC

  23. Comment by Janine | 07.12.2010 | 9:19 am

    Was so excited to hear about the pre-order I ran to rei over the weekend to try on some twin6 jerseys. But now I will have to run back there again to see what size I am in mens cuz even though I’m a bc survivor, I still don’t like pink. Besides, orange is my favorite color! Saw my first fat cyclist jersey on the road yesterday going over guardsmans pass. Can’t wait to own my own. Just too bad it won’t be here in time for the moab century. It’s amazing to see how much you and your readers have done for the cause. Thanks, Fatty:)

  24. Comment by Dobovedo | 07.12.2010 | 9:27 am

    I LOVE my wool cereal bowls!

  25. Comment by jason | 07.12.2010 | 9:59 am

    My favorite product overview for the Wool Trainer

    Whether you’re packing heavyweight horsepower of your own or just like reading Fatty’s blog, this casual Fat Cyclist merino trainer makes a statement. That statement is, “I am both very sexy and endearingly self-deprecating.”

    Love it.

  26. Comment by Nurse Betsy | 07.12.2010 | 10:24 am

    get paid on Friday, so will put my order in then. Everything looks great!

  27. Comment by NYCCarlos | 07.12.2010 | 10:32 am

    awwww you didn’t owe me an explanation! I’m just being a grumpus (one who is grumpy). Thanks though… I totally understand the reasoning.

    Like I said, at least it matches my bike :-P

    Also, @Kevin… I may have exaggerated a little on the “belly shirt” thing, but it’s definitely way too short. If you’re tall, I’d still go large, but the medium is NOT too tight or short for someone of our build that is 5′10″ or shorter.

  28. Comment by Steve the BigRide | 07.12.2010 | 11:11 am

    I was riding the other day and a car pulled up behind me and a woman, we’ll call her “Hot”, because she is, was yelling ‘allez, allez, you’re looking good.’ I turned to see what friend of mine was drinking and driving. It was no friend of mine. It was a new friend so I quickly determined she like the view from the rear. I can’t wait until I run into “Hot” again wearing the newest old style FatWear.

  29. Comment by Donna | 07.12.2010 | 11:35 am

    Will the windshells and arm warmers be available again? I would really like to have both. : )) Please! Please! Please!

    Windshell jackets this time, not vests. Although both would work when worn together. Decided to rock the thermal jersey in place of arm warmers for this collection. Still a few sizes left from previous collections. -TWIN SIX

  30. Comment by Donna | 07.12.2010 | 11:40 am

    P.S. Fatty I really need the windshell and arm warmers for our Ride To Austin (Greenville, SC to Austin, TX)! We do have C3 gear to wear but would love to have a “complete” Team Fatty kit to use as well. Please have Team Six make some more. : ))

  31. Comment by AngieG | 07.12.2010 | 11:46 am

    Fatty Gear, that’s what the savings are for. :-)

    In fact this was a hot topic of conversation this weekend during the Livestrong San Jose ride.

  32. Comment by Triathalete | 07.12.2010 | 11:54 am

    Is there a wife beater version? No self-respecting triathalete denies the public the pleasure of seeing his gargantuan shoulder muscles and hairy underarms by covering them with sleeves!

    No sleeveless version in this collection. A tri top is a good idea though. Spring 2011? -TWIN SIX

  33. Comment by How much further? | 07.12.2010 | 12:12 pm

    Love the 2011 kit and will be ordering soon!

    Jon – if you ask twin6 they might be able to use a slower and cheaper service to the uk (Carly has done for me on a couple of occasions) I’ve been caught by customs as well usually so bear that in mind when ordering!

    Yep, working on the slower First Class option for international. Call or email us to work out a slower/cheaper rate. -TWIN SIX

  34. Comment by Fat Jeff | 07.12.2010 | 1:30 pm

    Got my order in, no too smart for my own good putting it off ’til later this time. Would love to get the hoodie, but ummmmm I live in Hawaii and it never gets that cold here…maybe if I moved?!?!

  35. Comment by ocary | 07.12.2010 | 1:42 pm

    @Triathalete – any sleeved jersey can be turned into a sleeveless jersey through the modern miracle known as scissors.

    Also, nice spelling of your name.

  36. Comment by Ingrid | 07.12.2010 | 2:05 pm

    Hi Fatty,

    I placed my order from The Netherlands in Europe. Gear looks great. Can’t wait to get it. In 2 weeks I’ll be in the Italian Alps for some MTB-tours. I’ll sent you a picture wearing last years Fatty Gear in those great mountains.

    Keep up the great work. You and your family and LIVE Strong are inspiring.


  37. Comment by Midge | 07.12.2010 | 2:33 pm

    My husband is built rather like George Hincapie (6′3″, 178 lbs) and I want to get him some bibs. Any size recommendations? Do I go with XL for the length? Any other tall slim gents out there have any advice?

    I am 6′2″ and 170 lbs and I wear Large bibs. Brent is 6′2″ and 190 lbs and wears X-Large bibs. He has a little longer torso than me. I’d think you’d be safest with Large. -TWIN SIX

  38. Comment by Eric L | 07.12.2010 | 2:34 pm

    OK, if I could have any Lammler easter egg it would be:

    “Deep in your mind you would love to have a luxury body”

    I actually had no idea the wee quote inside the pocket came from him. I look at it every time I wear my Fatty Kit. It’s 100 times better now that I know.

  39. Comment by hds | 07.12.2010 | 2:41 pm

    Same question as Midge. I am 6′4″ and would like to purchase the sweatshirt and jersey, but I am not sure that they will be long enough for my torso. Advice is welcomed and appreciated.

  40. Comment by AK_Chick | 07.12.2010 | 3:04 pm

    Elden – could we get an extension on orders to Friday the 23rd? I don’t get paid until then. I’m going to get in BIG trouble for ordering stuff, but it would help if payday were near. We don’t use credit cards, so I have limited cash if I have to order by the 19th. I’m going to give up buying tickets to see one of my favorite bands to order merchandise…please, please, please can you extend the order deadline?

    Sounds like and easy thing to do, but it’s not – and it has to stop sometime. Call us to figure out a payment method that will work. -TWIN SIX

  41. Comment by Jenny J. | 07.12.2010 | 4:06 pm

    I picked up 2 shifts at work so we could afford Fat Cyclist gear this year, so excited!! I might get the thermal long sleeve jersey too!!

  42. Comment by Chris C. | 07.12.2010 | 4:40 pm

    I’m in for a new jersey, they look great! Somehow, even after regularly wearing my 2009 jersey, I never noticed the quote in the pocket until now.

  43. Comment by Lori Scheel | 07.12.2010 | 5:05 pm

    Dear Fatty,

    When you pass me (again) this year in Austin, please be prepared to give me your chapstick, gels and any other food form you have on board because I will have lost all of mine into the porta pit wriggling out of stupid bib shorts! The only thing I hate more than bib shorts is not matching!! The website did have pink socks, which made me very happy :)

  44. Comment by Jeremy | 07.12.2010 | 6:23 pm

    So stoked. I’m not telling my wife exactly how much I spent. I love the new selection, but I am now kicking myself for not buying the orange arm warmers in years past. Same with the hat. I almost always ride with a cap due to my fair skin and hairline that is retreating faster than the French army in the face of the Nazis. Oh, well. Orange goes with pink, right?

    As an aside, I would like to say thank you for taking a cut yourself, Elden. It’s not always self-evident, but you work very hard on this blog and creating this Team Fatty phenomenon and you deserve to pay for your bandwidth and kids’ college funds. Just promise you’ll try to make it to the Northwest edition of the LIVESTRONG Challenge in 2011.

  45. Comment by jonw9 | 07.12.2010 | 8:06 pm

    A couple more questions on fit, like above I am a medium in bibs for waist and weight, but a large in height, which do I get (any help Carlos?)?

    Second, I want to get a hoodie for my wife, anybody have a clue what the fit differences are there?

    Bibs: The shorts skew towards the smaller side of the spectrum. I’d suggest Large.
    Hoodie: Order the same as her t-shirt size. They are men’s and women’s specific cut – not your generic bulky sweatshirt. – TWIN SIX

  46. Comment by Mike Roadie | 07.13.2010 | 4:37 am

    If I promise not to take pictures of me pleading, can we get a full zip jersey one year??

    Also, is there/will there be a new cycling cap for this year?


    Everything is full-zip. Jerseys and jacket. Cycling cap is good idea, potentially have one pre-holiday. -TWIN SIX

  47. Comment by NYCCarlos | 07.13.2010 | 6:47 am

    @jonw9 I don’t own any twin6 bibs, but I’m in the same boat as you… I went ahead and ordered the mediums. I’ve found that (in most cases) if you get bibs in a slightly smaller size, the straps are stretchier than the company gives them credit for, but if you get them too big, the legs slack and don’t support you and the chamois moves around under your butt (NOT PLEASANT!!!!). TwinSix’s return policy is stellar (return for any reason as long as it’s in original condition) but I’m not sure how many extras of each size will be made, so make sure you try them on right away and return them the next day if you want to try to exchange them… otherwise they’ll just give you your money back.

    Agreed, but again, would say our stuff skews towards the smaller side. I wore Mediums for a while, then switched to Large. More comfortable in my opinion. A little more room in the shorts, yes, but overall a better fit. I’m 6′2″ and 170 lbs, with fairly skinny (normal, I guess) legs. Not an ex-hockey playing sprinter here. -TWIN SIX

  48. Comment by Roses | 07.13.2010 | 7:39 am

    Fatty – You make it so hard to say no.

    Can’t make up my mind because the tech T is men’s cut only but that is what I really wanted.

  49. Comment by Joel | 07.13.2010 | 9:52 am

    Ooo – another long sleeved jersey. Very nice.

  50. Comment by Barb | 07.13.2010 | 9:53 am

    Love the new kit, but where’s the wool socks in pink to go with the women’s?

  51. Comment by Andrew | 07.13.2010 | 10:06 am

    @Mike Roadie If I’m not mistaken this year is the year of the full zip jersey!!

    My 2 cent rant, I was really really really looking forward to the tech-tee, but am finding it very difficult to ‘add to cart’ a $45 tshirt! I’m all for quality and love my tech-tee’s, but have never ever spent anywhere near that high on one, what gives?

    We felt that was pretty middle of the road as far as prices go. The fabric isn’t cheap, and there are others on the market for $50, $55, $65. No one is getting rich selling these. Felt like it was a very fair price based on what it costs us, and what people were used to paying. -TWIN SIX

  52. Comment by Haven (KT) | 07.13.2010 | 10:18 am

    @Andrew: Ditto on the tech-tee. I really want one, but the price is making me re-think my wants. I’m still getting the hoodie, though.

    Also: Fatty: regarding last year’s podium bottle: do you know if the T6 guys are planning on doing any more? I had two, but one walked away, and I really wanted to get another pink and white one. Plus I’m not sure I want a black bottle with all this summer sunshine. Thoughts?

    See note just about this regarding Tech T price. Unfortunately, there are no plans to do another run of the pink bottles. The black bottles might not be absolutely ideal for a mid-afternoon ride in July, but come fall and winter you’ll be hard pressed to tell any difference in the affect of bottle color on what’s inside. -TWIN SIX

  53. Comment by Heat305 | 07.13.2010 | 10:23 am


    The 2011 Fat Cyclist Gear line looks great. I ordered my orange jersey, and got my girlfriend her pink jersey, but I have to admit I wanted a pink jersey too. I live in Miami, FL, and around here real man wear pink. Of course, there’s always next year so…

    I really want a Tech Tee to wear at the ING NYC Marathon, but I have a couple questions: Is the material as light and as comfortable as the Nike Dri-Fit Tees? And what’s up with the $45 price tag? ($30 sounds so much better)

    Thanks for what you do, and looking forward to see you at ING NYC.

    Again, the Tech T price seemed very fair based on what others are charging for theirs, and what this is costing us to make. The material is made of 100% polyester micro denier yarn. Super lightweight, breathable and durable. Should be soft and comfortable, just like the jerseys. -TWIN SIX

  54. Comment by franky | 07.13.2010 | 10:47 am

    @Midge I am 6′2″ / 185 lbs and fit comfortably in my FC bibs size XL.

    Ordered a jersey for myself and soon-to-be Team Fatty 2011 member Laura.

  55. Comment by Matthew in Seattle | 07.13.2010 | 10:54 am

    My hope for the Doctor Lammler quote: “Triathlons, Doctor? For shame.”

    Oh wait, that’s Fatty. Still my sentiments exactly.

  56. Comment by Andrew | 07.13.2010 | 11:57 am

    Wait… no shout out to Team Fatty San Jose? What gives? :(

  57. Comment by NYCCarlos | 07.13.2010 | 12:13 pm

    Wow. Maaaaaaaaaaad props to TwinSix for coming in and responding to everyone’s questions. For a 4-man operation, you guys really have your $#!& together! Thanks for steering everyone in the right direction and setting me straight! :)

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  60. Comment by sando | 07.13.2010 | 1:07 pm

    5′6″, 36 in waist, broad shoulders, spare tire. In other words, I’m built for comfort, not for speed… but watch out for me in the sprint.

    what size in the male jersey/bib combo? Thanks

  61. Comment by Kamala | 07.13.2010 | 1:18 pm

    +1 on triathlon tops for next year! 2011 looks awesome! Thanks from me and the millions of folks exposed to my nipples for ditching white jerseys.

  62. Comment by Nooch | 07.13.2010 | 1:37 pm

    @TwinSix Folks,

    I’m 5′6″-5′7″ and 215, wear a 38 jean. I place my order for XL Bibs, but fear they might be too large. Your thoughts, and can I adjust the order if you believe the large would suffice? I’m still losing weight, and a decent pace, I’m not even sure if the XL Tech Shirt will be too big for me by the time I get it.

    Currently my XL 100 miles of nowhere shirt fits fine.

    Guide me, please!

  63. Comment by HomeMadeBiscuitEater | 07.13.2010 | 2:28 pm

    I understand cost restraints, but I personally think $45 for the tech shirt is reasonable considering its Made in the USA. Go Twin Six!

    Hey, are the womens’ hoodies the same fit as the girly American Apparal tees?

    Thanks, good looking stuff there.

  64. Comment by Karena | 07.13.2010 | 2:33 pm

    @TwinSix Folks, or anyone else who knows–

    Do the women’s bibs also run on the small side? At 5′4″ I am trying to decide between small and medium–my weight and muscular thighs say medium, my waist and chest and short torso say small.


  65. Comment by TJ | 07.13.2010 | 3:16 pm

    Saw one of your jerseys at the Triple Bypass this past weekend and made a mental not to look you up. glad i did, just in time for pre-order. I’ll sport it next year at the Triple!!

  66. Comment by Barb | 07.13.2010 | 10:23 pm

    Can you help me with hoodie sizing? 5′9″ tall 140 lb female, with long arms and torso. Should I order a women’s large or a men’s medium or small? Thanks.

  67. Comment by John | 07.14.2010 | 6:54 am

    Tried to order but the TwinSix website kept rejecting my Canadian credit card. Was anyone else from Canada able to get their order to go through?

  68. Comment by Kayla | 07.14.2010 | 9:23 am

    Bought a tech shirt, but sure would like to see that in pink too. I run Race for the Cure every year and would totally rock it if I could have a pink Team Fatty tech t.


  69. Comment by Cherie | 07.14.2010 | 9:25 am

    Just order a hoodie but not sure if I got the correct size. Web site doesn’t seem to have sizing chart for hoodie. I am a small gal, 5′ 3″, about 110# (less to pull up the hill is my only advantage). Am I a x-small or small in your book?

  70. Comment by Dustin | 07.14.2010 | 9:34 am

    Absolutely love the new look of everything! Count me in for a few of everything I wish.

  71. Comment by Darth Vader | 07.14.2010 | 11:23 am

    I will order and spray all my items with BLACK glossy fabric paint. Will that work T6?

  72. Comment by bmanpoo | 07.14.2010 | 12:56 pm

    I’m not sure if twin 6 is to blame, but I would just like to note as consideration….right after I placed my order, I got a call from my credit card company about questionable activity. they asked about the twin 6 purchase, which E said was legit. Then there were 2 other purchases that were clearly bogus. So they marked them as fraudulent, and canceled my card immediately, and issued me a new number.

  73. Comment by Haven (KT) | 07.14.2010 | 3:56 pm

    Thanks, Twin6 guys, for answering our questions!!! :)

  74. Comment by Darren | 07.14.2010 | 6:04 pm

    I am 6′2″ and weigh 225lbs with a chest that measures 48″. According to size chart an 3XL. Can anybody my size confirm this?? I wear XL t-shirts and usually have an XL Louis Garneau jersey…. Shipping to Canada so don’t want to get wrong size… Thanks anyone

  75. Comment by Jennie (or Tigers, whatever) | 07.15.2010 | 9:54 am

    so yesterday ordered a jersey (I don’t need) and bibs (which I’m scared I might hate but the color/pattern is irresistibly sexy)

    …now I’m wondering if I shouldn’t have also ordered the wind jacket

    (especially if this stuff is coming in the fall… and my justification is something like: yes, I have wind jackets but 1 is big and fluffy & has a huge hood that’s irritating and unnecessary and a lot of drag on a bike and the other isn’t full zip)

    but find myself wondering about the sizing since, y’know, it’s boy-sized, right?

    so, is it the sizing chart section for the technical jackets? and, if so, that chart starts at medium so what are the recommended measurements on the small? (the medium on that chart is just ever so slightly bigger than I am, which may be fine for a jacket esp. if I’m wearing it over stuff but if the goal is not to have something that’s going to add lots of drag smaller might be better? so I’m wondering how much smaller the small runs…)

    also, is there a way to add stuff to a previous pre-order or should I just put in a second order?


  76. Comment by jacked | 07.15.2010 | 10:18 am

    Order placed.

    I was riding around Crystal Lake (Frankfort, MI) last week and I got my first “Go Fatty” of the year from someone I rode past. It was better than Cow Bells!!!!

    Keep up the good work,


  77. Comment by Darren | 07.15.2010 | 3:40 pm

    three posts above ^^^^^^^^


  78. Comment by Eric | 07.15.2010 | 3:45 pm

    I placed my order today, I can only hope that @TWINSIX will have some left overs so I can get a few more items.
    I can’t wait though.

  79. Comment by Keith | 07.15.2010 | 6:01 pm

    Just ordered for the second year in a row. This year it’s personal though. Just this week my beautiful 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with kidney cancer. She has surgery tomorrow to remove the tumor, her left kidney, and place a port for chemo. Everybody out there please send some prayers up for her. Fight like Susan, Fight like Avery!

  80. Comment by Tim | 07.15.2010 | 7:00 pm

    Keith, our best to your little one and your family. We went through a similar nightmare with our 4yo boy… who’s lining up for his first interstate Under-8 BMX meet this weekend! There is light at the end of the tunnel. Hang tough.

    And thanks Fatty – sometimes I forget about the obligation of the cured in the day-to-day. My order is in./Robbo

  81. Comment by Jeremy | 07.15.2010 | 7:29 pm

    Okay, Twin Six, you guys rock!

  82. Comment by Jenny J. | 07.16.2010 | 7:56 am

    Just ordered my jerseys and bibs!! :D And my pedals and shoes are coming today!

    @Keith Good luck, I am praying everything goes well for your little girl and your family.

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  85. Comment by Aimee | 07.19.2010 | 11:30 am

    Fatty, I’m so glad that the gear has come “Back in Black..” I’ve been wanting to become a groupie for quite some time now, but knowing my propensity to chuck things all over myself, the white get ups just weren’t for me. When I saw this post, I was stoked. But then I realized I have a serious bone to pick.

    Yes, I’m a lady. Yes as a small child my mother probably dressed me in frilly pastel colored dresses. Yes when I broke my toe my cast was obnoxious neon pink; but that was merely a goof to shock my friends who know just how girly I am not. Fatty, just because I have ovaries, does not mean I need to be head to toe in pink to prove it!
    Why oh why do you limit us biker babes to pink gear? I like other colors! And while I’m a bit of a tom boy, I’m definitely not built like one, so ordering a dudes jersey in the off chance it will fit ain’t gonna happen.

    Why Fatty, why!??!? I love your antics. You make me chuckle, maybe even giggle. I tell my friends about you. Can’t a girl get an orange jersey!?


  86. Comment by jennifer | 07.19.2010 | 2:32 pm

    What is the brand of the Team Fatty Mens Hoodie? Is it pre-shrunk? Trying to decide between L & XL for a 170lb – 6′0 frame. Thanks!

  87. Comment by Digger | 07.19.2010 | 2:42 pm

    Please T6 can’t we have some Team Fatty baggy cargo shorts with the round FC horsey on the butt or the thigh nice and big? Please oh please can we?

  88. Comment by The Rotten Wife | 07.19.2010 | 11:53 pm

    And here I sit – at 11:50 MOUNTAIN time ready to order, having procrastinated, and obviously didn’t read carefully. I take full credit for my stupidity.

    So now what am I going to get my husband for Christmas???


  89. Comment by Daniel | 10.3.2010 | 9:49 pm

    Has anyone gotten their stuff yet? I am hoping I come home to a package tomorrow.

  90. Comment by Pete | 10.15.2010 | 6:07 am

    Was there any planned shipping date for this stuff? Still nothing here.

  91. Comment by David Greene | 10.20.2010 | 3:20 am

    “Everything should start shipping the week of September 27, and will be landing on U.S. doorsteps October 4th or so. For international orders, add another week or so.”

    Hmmmm no sign here either.

  92. Comment by Daniel | 10.20.2010 | 10:40 am

    The day after my last comment he had a note at the top of a post saying production had been delayed and that things would be in to Twin Six at teh start of last week. I am guessing we will start receiving things this or next…?

  93. Comment by Daniel | 10.20.2010 | 10:47 am

    This was posted on Oct 4th at the top of this post –

    “A Note from Fatty: The Twin Six guys wanted me to let you know that due to a production delay, the 2011 Fat Cyclist gear will begin shipping October 11. You (and I) should be seeing it soon after that!”

    Still nothing at my house though.

  94. Comment by David Greene | 10.21.2010 | 7:51 am

    Woohoo just got an email to say my order has been delivered to a friends house in Utah. Now it has just has to be relayed to Ireland.

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