Our size guide is here to help you get your Prendas bib shorts to fit correctly - first time round!
Unfortunately, the sizing of bib shorts is not an exact science (unlike jerseys) so the information presented here is in good faith and just a guide so please don't hold us responsible if they don't fit!
If you are at all unsure - we would be very happy to advise - simply email us your height, weight, chest and waist (the final two dimensions will give us a feel for your overall build) and we will happily offer you some advice based on over thirty years of working in the cycle clothing industry.
Whilst many of our competitors still quote waist sizes, this dimension actually has very little relevance when it comes to bib short sizing. This part of the garment will stretch almost indefinitely.
Your height and weight are the two most important dimensions. The size chart below gives you an indication, but exact sizes may vary depending on individual body shapes as well as fit preferences.
|XS||Up to 165cm||Up to 65kg|
|S||Up to 170cm||Up to 70kg|
|M||Up to 175cm||Up to 80kg|
|L||Up to 180cm||Up to 80kg|
|XL||Up to 185cm||Up to 85kg|
|XXL||Up to 190cm||Up to 90kg|
|3XL||Up to 190cm||Up to 100kg|
|4XL||Up to 195cm||Up to 110kg|
|5XL||Up to 195cm||Up to 120kg|
Eddy Merckx is well known for riding in the iconic Molteni / Arcore team jersey and possibly less so the Peugeot team jersey. But Eddy Merckx first turned professional in April 1965 when he started his journey as a pro rider with Rik van Looy's Solo-Superia team.
Handmade in Italy, these bib shorts are constructed using MITI Green Soul recycled fabrics. With laser-cut leg grippers combined with high-wicking lightweight mesh straps, these bib shorts have been designed with comfort and performance in mind.
Made in Italy
Whilst history shows that Eddy Merckx is the greatest cyclist of all time (sorry Lance) with 525 victories, at the time it was Rik van Looy who was the top dog in the Solo/Superia team.
Some thirty years before Cipo's Saeco team of the 1990s, it was Van Looy's red train that used to set him up for the bunch sprints. Looking at the team's roster, you'll see some very well known riders too with Peter Post, Patrick Sercu, Edward Sels and even GB's own Vin Denson in the team.
So the team had some great riders and had some great results but the real reason we decided to produce a replica jersey was the bold design that combined red, black and white (our favourite colour combination) and the fact that it's from such a golden era of cycling.