2015 Fat Cyclist Gear Available for Pre-Order!

03.16.2015 | 12:18 pm

A Note from Fatty: If you just want to get straight to the ordering already, click here.

NewImageThis is an exciting time to be a Friend of Fatty. For one thing, this is the year I’m actually officially a World Bicycle Relief Ambassador, so 50% of all 2015 FatCyclist.com proceeds are going to World Bicycle Relief. We’re going to put a lot of kids on bikes.

And that matters. Because every bike we buy changes at least a few peoples’ lives. Right away, and in a big way. I’ve seen it. I believe it. And I’m excited to be a part of it.

Which makes this a really great year to go with WBR colors — red, black, and white — for all FatCyclist gear. 

This year, I’m also stepping up my FatCyclist gear quality game, having my friends at DNA Cycling bring their top-quality, Italian-made cycling clothing to the Fat Cyclist community. 

I spent a lot of time testing out different fabrics and fit, and I think you’re going to agree that this is the best-made gear I’ve ever sent…at prices that are still in line with what I’ve charged before.

Greater Range in Sizes and Patterns

Instead of a single jersey pattern with sizing topped out at XXL, this year I’m offering two different kinds of short sleeved jerseys: a casual, relaxed-fit jersey, and a race-fit jersey. Both are technical, both are well-made. I’m getting one of each, to be honest. 

But the race-fit jersey if made to be skin-tight, and it’s incredibly lightweight material. It’s going to be your hot-weather, wicktastic, race-your-brains-out jersey.

Meanwhile, the relaxed-fit jersey is going to be what you love as your go-to ride anywhere, anytime jersey. And to be honest, it doesn’t show off extra pounds quite as explicitly.

Regardless of which you choose, there’s men’s and women’s sizing, and a huge range (XXS – 5XL) of sizes. Check out DNA’s sizing charts for info on what’s going to fit you. 


The pre-order for all Fat Cyclist gear starts right now, and ends April 6. 

Products will begins shipping at the beginning of June.


Got a question? Post it in the comments and I’ll answer it (if I know the answer). Or email me at fatty@fatcyclist.com.

NewImage RELAXED FIT Short Sleeve Jersey$84.95

You don’t want to be vacuum-packed into your jersey? I totally get that. I’m the same way, most days. This jersey has a comfortable, relaxed fit, making it great for long rides and mountain biking, and just as your go-to good looking jersey.

But just because this jersey doesn’t try to be your second skin, don’t think it isn’t a well-made, high-tech jersey. It is. It’s outrageously high-quality fabric, it de-sweatifies you, it’s made in Italy, and it’s sweet as…well…pie. And it comes in both men and women fit. Nice!


  • Fabric: Hydro Fit
  • Respire Moisture Management
  • Ergo Stretch Performance
  • Front Comfort Banding
  • Relaxed Fit
  • Full Hidden Zip
  • 3 Full Back Pockets
  • Silicon Grippers for Men’s Jersey (ladies jersey does not include silicon gripper)
  • Men’s and Ladies Cuts Available
  • Audio Port

RACE FIT Short Sleeve Jersey$99.95

A form-fitting jersey shouldn’t be this comfortable, according to most clothing manufacturers, as well as the laws of physics. And yet, it is comfortable. And it’s ridiculously light. Like, this will almost certainly be your lightest, most comfortable jersey.


You will wear this jersey so often, in fact — and not just when racing, but when training — that your racing buddies will begin to wonder whether you burned all of your other jerseys.

The cut and fabric of this jersey is, in short, the reason I fell in love with DNA Cycling. Both men’s and women’s fit.


  • Fabric: Light Weight Air Flow
  • Respire Moisture Management
  • Front Comfort Banding
  • Race Fit
  • Full Hidden Zip
  • 3 Full Back Pockets
  • Audio Port

Race Bib Shorts$124.95

The chamois matters. Oh yes, it matters so very, very much. And the chamois these bib shorts comes with by default is really good. Seriously, it’s really, really good.


But I upgraded it anyway.

Why? Because while I was testing out different shorts, I went on one ride where I was suddenly certain I was wearing some $400 bibs. “That’s the Cytech Multi D Comp chamois,” the DNA guy told me.

“This is what we’re using,” I said.

“It’s a little more expensive,” the DNA guy said.

This is what we’re using,” I said. And we are. And you’ll be so glad I made this decision.

These are made in Italy, they fit beautifully, and they feel like they cost about three times as much as they do. And let’s cap this whole thing off with this: both men’s and women’s sizing.

  • Fabric: Performance Lycra / Shield
  • 4 cm Elastic Compression Technology
  • Smart Panel Design
  • Suspension Braces
  • Radio Pocket
  • Cytech Multi-D Comp Chamois

Women’s Shorts: $94.95

Some women don’t want to wear bib shorts. And who am I to argue. These are the same shorts that the DNA women’s pro cycling team wears. 

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And if they’re good enough for the pros, they’re probably good enough for you. 

  • Fabric: Poly Merino Tec Blend
  • Respire Moisture Management
  • Ergo Stretch Performance
  • Relaxed Fit
  • Chamois: DNA HD Ergonomic Chamois

Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey$119.95

Here’s something that’s never made sense to me: long-sleeved jerseys that aren’t any thicker than short-sleeved jerseys. This long-sleeved jersey isn’t like that. It’s fleecy. It’s warm. It’s gloriously comfortable: a little bit looser than race cut — so you can fit a base layer underneath — but not so loose that it flaps around and lets the wind in.

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If you’ve got cold-weather riding ahead of you this Fall and / or Winter, get one of these. Especially if you have a fat bike, because then you’ll have a Fat Cyclist jersey on as you’re riding your fat bike, and I’m almost certain to RT your selfie. Because how could I not?

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  • Fabric: Roubaix Thermal Fleece
  • Ergo Stretch Performance
  • Full Zip
  • 3 Full Back Pockets
  • Silicon Grip
  • Back Reflective Safety Panel
  • “Fight Like Susan” Under-Pocket Detail

Arm Warmers$34.95

I’ve worn some pathetic arm warmers in my time. They look like they ought to keep your arms warm, but instead they just slouch, guiltily, toward your wrists. Which is just as well, because it’s not like they were doing any good on your arms anyway.

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These arm warmers, on the other hand, are the same Super Roubaix fleece-lined fabric as the long-sleeve jersey I’m so excited about. And they stay up. And they go really really well with the Fat Cyclist jersey. As well as with pretty much everything else you own (Fashion Tip for Ladies: try them with a strapless gown!).

  • Fabric: Super Roubaix
  • Silicon Grip


You’ve killed yourself climbing to the summit, and you’re sweating up a storm. Now it’s time to ride the downhill, which means all of that sweat plus wind is going to instantly give you hypothermia. Which sucks quite a bit.


Except you were smart enough to score this vest, which rolls up nice and small, easily fitting in your jersey pocket on the way up…and saving your bacon on the way down.

  • Wind & Water Resistant Front
  • Hydro Back Fabric
  • Silicon Grip
  • 3 Back Pockets
  • Two Way Zip
  • “Fight Like Susan” Under-pocket detail

5” Performance Cycling Socks$12.95

Of course you can wear these while riding your bike. And you will. But these socks are so snappy that you’ll find yourself wearing them to your place of business. These will, in effect, become your business socks. And you know what that means.


  • Double welt top for comfort and fit
  • Arch support reduces foot fatigue and increases circulation
  • Smooth toe-seam adds comfort
  • Mesh instep aids in breathability
  • Flat-knit construction for an ultra-lightweight fit

Cycling Cap$14.95

This is what I wear instead of having hair. But I have it on good authority that you can wear this even if you have hair.


This traditional Italian cycling cap is made in Italy, which makes it a lot more traditional Italian than most traditional Italian cycling caps.

Oh, and it’s 100% cotton, and one size fits most.


It’s cotton. It’s a t-shirt. It has men’s and women’s sizing. Black because black goes with everything, and it’s slimming.


Plus, there’s the undisputable benefit that when you’re wearing a black t-shirt and working on your bike and you get your hands all greasy, you can wipe your hands right on that shirt with absolute impunity


Team Fatty + The Power of Bicycles. Rock on.

Hoodie: $49.95

Some days, you won’t be able to wear your Fat Cyclist jersey or Fat Cyclist t-shirt. 


On those days, wear your Fat Cyclist hoodie over whatever else you’re wearing. 


Problem solved.

  • Two-tone, marled black yarn
  • 8.3-ounce, 60/40 cotton/poly fleece
  • Black drawcord and inside trim 
  • Metal zipper


  1. Comment by Jenni | 03.16.2015 | 12:41 pm

    “Got a question? Post it in the comments and I’ll answer it (if I know the answer)”
    My son asked me the difference between respirating with the lungs and cellular respirating. If you could help with that, we’d appreciate it, his home work is due soon.

    Also, that’s red? It’s reading as very pink. Is this one of those what-color-is-this-dress attempts to break the internet?

    I’ll answer the “red” question part. It’s red. I promise. The pink you’re noticing is due to your eyes, the highlights in the 3d mockup, or your monitor.

    The answer to your other question is “Check Wikipedia.”

    - FC

  2. Comment by The Hammer/Lisa | 03.16.2015 | 12:42 pm

    Hey Honey! I know what I want for my birthday……
    ALL OF IT!
    I love you and I love the new kit! Way to go Fatty and DNA!

  3. Comment by NZ Ev | 03.16.2015 | 12:49 pm

    Fantastic looking kit!!! Love the design!! One question when I went to DNA for ordering the T Shirt is not showing. Just wondering about that. Let me know. As always thanks for this!!!

  4. Comment by BostonCarlos (formerly NYC) | 03.16.2015 | 12:51 pm

    I want team fatty baggies. Just black with a small hit of the thematic design on the gussets or back panel. Until that happens, I’m only buying bibs, a jersey, socks, and a hat. :-P

  5. Comment by Eric Finn | 03.16.2015 | 1:01 pm

    What happened to the TwinSix partnership from year’s past? Just wondering is you’d always sung their praises and now the new gear is with a different vendor.

    This is a good question, but I’m just going to paste in my answer when it was asked a week or so ago:

    I love Twin Six and will always love Twin Six. I’m also, however, friends with DNA — which is a local company made up of guys I ride with. I’ve been a huge fan for a long time of the quality of gear DNA produces, too. Meanwhile, I’ve never been as much of a fan of the quality of the gear produced by the vendor T6 uses, nor the long timelines I had to deal with.

    I also have been wanting to work with Jonny H, an amazing local designer, for quite a while.

    Finally, Twin 6 let me know late last year that my projects are very labor-intensive and that to keep doing things for me, they’d need a bigger piece of the pie.

    With all this in mind, it seemed like a good opportunity to let T6 focus more on new projects that interest them (like the very cool bikes they’re now building and selling), and for me to try a designer and apparel company that I admire.

    - FC

  6. Comment by Justin l. | 03.16.2015 | 1:18 pm

    In twin six gear I wore a xxl bib and a xxxl jersey, are the size comparable in the non race version. I wanted a apple watch but guessing I will blow the money on a full fatty kit again.
    Ps I am 6′2″ 230 size 38 Jean and size xxl shirt.

    The relaxed-fit jersey will give you a little more space in the chest than the T6 equivalent, and will be a little bit shorter in length — making for less zipper puckering when you are bent over your handlebars.

    You should be good with the same size bibs.

    TL;DR: You can buy the same size as you’re used to. – FC

  7. Comment by rb | 03.16.2015 | 2:11 pm

    *sigh* my really comfy, really awesome mernio wool jersey that came with a book full of lies is now sadly out of date…what being orange and all. I guess I will forever be identifiable as “of a certain era”.

    Perhaps I need some armwarmers though…

  8. Comment by davidh-Marin,ca | 03.16.2015 | 2:23 pm

    Awesome gear and great designs! The breadth of this collection is amazing and so will be the total dollars. #1daughter was just accepted to an incredible private h.s. Sacrifices will have to be made. I wonder if she would take a ‘gap’ year?

  9. Comment by NZ Ev | 03.16.2015 | 2:37 pm

    I see the T Shirt is now showing on the DNA order page. Thanks as always!!! Love it all. Now just need to decide . . . .

  10. Comment by Mike | 03.16.2015 | 3:16 pm

    Looks great! Any chance for a T6 to DNA sizing conversion? I’m not so good with the maths and charts with half measurements in metric units really make my brain spin.

    Basically, go with the same size you would with T6, but plan on the relaxed-fit version to fit a little looser. Plan on the race version to fit skin-tight.

    And of course, there are much larger and much smaller sizes available this year than in years’ previous.

    - FC

  11. Comment by Wife#1 | 03.16.2015 | 3:58 pm

    Gap year my @$$… Fatty offered a huge range of options this year so you would have choices honey, not so you would buy one of everything!

    (pssst FC, whether or not that’s true, could you back me on this play?)

    DavidinMarinwithaBransonDaughter fortunately you have a birthday and father’s day coming up, not to mention it will soon be our 15 year wedding anniversary and I am pretty sure I saw on the chart that Hydro Fit Fabric is the traditional material given for the 15th year.

    I’m just happy to see women’s NON bib shorts because the genius Chapek brothers have really let us down on the bio bib solution thus far.

  12. Comment by Jen | 03.16.2015 | 4:15 pm

    The t-shirt order page is not showing a ladies option? In the past, Lisa has commented on how the sizing fits for her for the women’s options. Think she could do that again? Please?

    The lack of women’s sizing has been corrected. Thanks! – FC

  13. Comment by AKChick | 03.16.2015 | 6:52 pm

    Oy vey! How I wish I could afford a new jersey and bibs but I will probably go with the fabulous hoody! I have to save my pennies for the contest. :)

    Question: For the hoody, I always ordered a women’s XL hoody from T6 and it never fit over my assets. I’m not sure who T6 buys their women’s sweatshirts from, but it’s not for average American women. :) Anyway, it looks like the hoody is unisex and that would usually mean either a medium or a small depending on the brand so for this hoody, is it a relaxed fit unisex or a snug fitting unisex? :)

    Thanks, Fatty!

    I love T6, but love that we get other options, that DNA ise able to do this and contribute to WBS and have reasonably priced Italian made clothing! Winning! I’m not sure how they are doing it! If I were rich, I’d order a full kit and the thermal because you know I’d send a selfie on my fat bike. :)

    These are Unisex, and a little roomier than the T6 sizes. – FC

  14. Comment by Joe | 03.17.2015 | 9:09 am

    For those concerned about what size to order, it appears that DNA offers a mail order fit kit that you can find here: http://www.dnacycling.biz/fitkits/

    I’m guessing the turnaround time on these is fast enough that one could take advantage of the service and still make the pre-order window on the new FC gear.

  15. Comment by esteefatty | 03.17.2015 | 9:20 am

    Celtic knot-like FC logo is fabulous. I love the new designs and new size/fit options. Looking forward to sporting about in my new FC gear. Happy to be helping fund the work of WBR. All the best, estee

  16. Comment by MattC | 03.17.2015 | 9:56 am

    Man Fatty, ur Killing me. It’s tax season (we just funded our IRA’s for 2014, and I’m BROKE BROKE BROKE). I really want a full kit, but don’t see how that will happen right now…thankfully I have a few weeks to agonize over it (and get a part time job / rob a store / win the lotto). Truly this is your best kit yet and I’m dying that I can’t afford it right now. DYING!

    Not that I can afford it, but it’s still kind’a sad you don’t have a “Tech T” like you did a few years back…that’s still my go-to mtb jersey).

    Hm, I was considering doing a Freeride jersey with this year’s design — like this one: http://www.dnacycling.biz/collection/mens/jersey/free-ride-jersey.html. Probably not too late to add it to the collection if others are interested.

    - FC

  17. Comment by Kukui | 03.17.2015 | 11:02 am

    I love, love, LOVE the design and the size options, Fatty!

    Thanks! I’m excited about this year’s offering too. – FC

  18. Comment by gwboivie | 03.17.2015 | 11:17 am

    There are multiple different sizing charts for the jerseys (Biofit Mens Jersey, Century Mens Jersey, & Race and Elite Mens Jersey) all would put me ordering a different size…which chart is used to determine the size for the jerseys?

    Great question! Use the Century chart for the relaxed-fit jersey. Use the Race chart for the Race-Fit jersey. – FC

  19. Comment by MattC | 03.17.2015 | 12:01 pm

    Oh, and Fatty, you’re not doing any water-bottles this year? (I REALLY like the Specialized Hydro-flow bottles I got 2 years ago).

    I was thinking I’ll do water bottles as part of the 100MoN. And I agree: the Hydroflo bottles are the only kind I use anymore. I will definitely go with them again.

    - FC

  20. Comment by RunAwayWard | 03.17.2015 | 2:07 pm

    Nice designs. Love that you’ve partnered with World Bicycle Relief too! To that end I really want to purchase the Hoodie, but noticed that there’s no WBR logo incorporated into that design. Any chance a World Bicycle Relief logo can be placed on the sleeve, like the jerseys?

    I like that idea, and don’t really know whether that’s an easy change to make. I’m looking into it. – FC

  21. Comment by Tim | 03.17.2015 | 3:17 pm

    What sizing chart should we use for the vest? Is it a century style? Race fit? Elite?

  22. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 03.17.2015 | 3:42 pm

    Just opened my Visa bill and found they have raised my credit line!
    Thank you Fatty, your superpowers know no bounds!

  23. Comment by Wife#1 | 03.17.2015 | 5:16 pm

    Oh GREAT suggestion from RunAwayWard… I second that emotion!

  24. Comment by Jeff Dieffenbach | 03.18.2015 | 8:50 am

    @Joe, thanks for the fit kit link. But, does anyone have the DNA Decoder Ring that translates the FC items to their fit kit?

  25. Comment by Will Benton | 03.18.2015 | 9:10 am

    Wow Eldon it looks really nice!

  26. Comment by MattC | 03.18.2015 | 10:06 am

    Fatty just won the US Cup Cannondale bike giveaway! What’s that, 35 bikes in your stable now? You lucky duck!!!

  27. Comment by Jenn | 03.18.2015 | 2:10 pm

    love the stuff this year, can’t wait to buy. Question, what happened to “Fight like Susan” that we are used to seeing, and long time readers, are proud to wear?

  28. Comment by Lisa Adams | 03.18.2015 | 2:40 pm

    I was looking at the sizing for the race bib shorts. I only see a size guide for men’s in the bib shorts, but on your order form it has the gender designation. Does that mean I need to look at the women’s short’s chart for the bibs since they don’t have sizing for the women’s bibs? Or, do I go off the mens race bib sizing? (Love the new kit, can’t wait to order!)

  29. Comment by Tom | 03.18.2015 | 9:19 pm

    My wife and I are interested in ordering a kit for the first time, we have no experience with the T6 sizing. A few questions come up. First with the bibs, on the sizing charts there is a waist size indicated but the other measurements don’t seem correlate. I have a 30″ waist meaning a S or M bib, yet looking at the other measurements an XL or XXL may be more appropriate? I’m 6′3″, 170 lbs, fairly, slender waist but not super skinny legs. Would the straps on the S or M bibs be long enough that I can stand up straight? I could always add some material to the straps I guess…

    Also wondering if the women’s jerseys will be long enough for my wife, she is 5′11″ but very slender, only 130 lbs. She has had a lot of trouble with jerseys being so short that when she bends over to reach the handlebars a strip of skin on her back above her shorts is exposed leading to a sunburn tramp stamp.

    We are looking for help from Fatty or the community on this. Thank you!

  30. Comment by Jill J. | 03.19.2015 | 12:12 pm

    Relaxed fit in sizes larger than XXL – yay! Finally, a Fat Cyclist jersey for actual fat people like me.

  31. Comment by Joe | 03.19.2015 | 4:42 pm

    These are awesome. As a bigger guy (220 pounds) I plan to wear the jersey without a hint of irony. When I showed my wife, she just rolled her eyes. I call that a seal of approval.

  32. Comment by PeterAK | 03.20.2015 | 9:52 am

    What’s DNA’s size exchange policy? I can’t find it anywhere on the site. I love Twin6 designs but their jerseys and bibs didn’t fit well on my at 6′4″ 170. (though I have one of their jackets and it’s my favorite piece of clothing) Hoping DNA stuff fits better!!! But, would like to know that exchanges will be possible.

  33. Comment by Kelly Iniguez | 03.21.2015 | 9:24 pm

    Another vote for water bottles.


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