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tbike4 04-09-2022 12:54 PM

Rapha sizing Q?- another one with photo
 
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I am a lanky 6'1" and wear medium bib shorts in brands like Primal, Canari etc and large if I buy Q 36.5, Castelli etc.
This Rapha ad shows a 6'3" person wearing Rapha mens pro bib shorts 2 regular in a medium. Sorry the type at the bottom is small and low rez.

I have a long torso so custom would be ideal with medium bottoms and long straps.

Any one who is that size have experience with this Rapha kit and sizing?
I was about to order large until I saw the photo.

Mr B 04-09-2022 01:09 PM

Every Rapha order ships with a prepaid FedEx return label, so it's easy to order several sizes and return the ones that don't fit.

ap_az 04-09-2022 01:53 PM

Definitely worth ordering both and trying them, then returning the one that doesn't fit.

Remember that the critical fit component is whether or not the short is stretched enough to keep the pad in the same place regardless of your movements on the bike. If the shorts are too large then the pad will slide around and you'll have issues. I've found most modern bibs have a reasonable amount of give in the straps so a given size will cover a wider range of heights.

I'm willing to bet that you're actually Medium in Rapha and possibly Castelli and the other higher-end brands. For reference, I'm 6'0" and am definitely NOT lanky and I'm a Large in brands like Assos (Mille and RS), alé, and Giordana. If I were similarly thin as the model in that photo I would absolutely be a Medium.

tbike4 04-09-2022 02:13 PM

I am pretty much built like the guy in the photo. Good advice to order both sizes.
I think I have a large in some brand and I do recall that the pad just not fitting right and actually bunching up a bit.

Likes2ridefar 04-09-2022 02:37 PM

I’m 6’ long and skinny and wear large in Rapha bibs and jerseys.

holliscx 04-09-2022 02:52 PM

I'm 6' 1 1/2" and was shocked to learn I wore S bibs and S jersey when I designed Castelli kit for my club a few years back. This was their Free Aero Race bib and an equivalent training jersey.

Remember Rapha makes tall so you may want to err tight and gain a little length on your legs in the tall version of whichever bibs you're considering.

tbike4 05-13-2022 05:29 PM

I ordered a medium and large. No way medium will fit. Cannot even get it on my body. Large is the right size for me. YMMV.

Gianni Bianchi 05-13-2022 05:31 PM

I'm 6'6" and wear XL bibs in most brands, including Q36.5.

For Rapha I wear XL bibs as well.

Dired 05-13-2022 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Gianni Bianchi (Post 3092622)
I'm 6'6" and wear XL bibs in most brands, including Q36.5.

For Rapha I wear XL bibs as well.


What size jersey do you go for in Q365?


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Gianni Bianchi 05-13-2022 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Dired (Post 3092625)
What size jersey do you go for in Q365?


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XL as well.

Dired 05-13-2022 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Gianni Bianchi (Post 3092632)
XL as well.


Thanks and sorry about the segue. [emoji3]
I saw that some of Q jerseys have a tall option, hence my question.


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Gianni Bianchi 05-13-2022 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Dired (Post 3092633)
Thanks and sorry about the segue. [emoji3]
I saw that some of Q jerseys have a tall option, hence my question.


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Mine are not 'tall' to my knowledge. I also like my bibs to end mid-thigh too.

Idris Icabod 05-13-2022 06:47 PM

I'm 6'1", around 155lbs. I wear large rapha bibs and medium jersey.

xnetter 05-13-2022 07:03 PM

I'm 6'4" and around 170lbs and I like Rapha Classic and Core lines in size L.

KJ

Alistair 05-14-2022 11:13 AM

Sounds like you’re between sizes, so order both, as mentioned before.

FWIW, the Rapha Pro bibs are cut slim, but still have some stretch. They aren’t as tight/supportive as some of the high-end euro brands, especially some of the really snug aero stuff.


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