Most bike jerseys serve as a means of wicking moisture away from your body, keeping you cooler. There is a balance between comfort and wicking. My jerseys are not tight, but provide good skin contact to keep the wind evaporating that sweat.
Bike Nashbar also has jerseys, but not as many as they used to.
As for bicycle jerseys I found out there is no vanity sizing. They run small so be sure to check a size chart. Performance has some good priced jerseys. Twin Six has larger sizes. I got a good woman's jersey from Land's end for 25 dollars. It's nice.
Itís up to you on how snug it fits. But there are two jersey cuts: race and club. The race cut is for those skinny dudes with no fat on their bodies. The club cut is a little fuller and made for the average person. I think (and I could be wrong) that most jerseys sold at website are the club cut unless otherwise noted. This applies to road jerseys. The mountain bike jerseys are much looser. But if you wear a mountain bike jersey on your road bike, you will be laughed at. It just isnít done! We roadies are such snobs.
My advice on the jersey is to get cheap, bright ones! They must be bright so people (drivers) can see you. You spend the money on the best shorts you can afford. One of my favorite jerseys was only $20! I had to dig through a box of jerseys in bike shop, in the middle on nowhere, while I was on a ride. The shop was getting rid of lots of jerseys but it was worth the dig.
You did the right thing in getting a cheap jersey.
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