Bike Apparel Fit and Sizing Guide

Liv Fit and Sizing Guide: Cycling Kits

When it comes to enjoying the ride, comfort comes first. All of our apparel options are purposefully designed for women who ride, by women who ride. So whether you’re climbing and descending mountain roads, tackling an all-day off-road epic, or just out for a Sunday cruise, our high-tech fabrics and ride-specific patterns keep you dry and comfortable as the conditions demand.

At Liv, we also know athletes come in all shapes and sizes and we are committed to providing cycling apparel to fit your unique figure. The fact is, there are many factors that go into bike apparel fit, especially when an item of clothing is as form-fitting as bike jerseys and bibs. From height and inseam to personal preference, there is no perfect formula. That's why in addition to the sizing chart below, we've also created a real-world size guide complete with a "Kit Fit" gallery, model measurements, and what size kits our models are wearing. Keep scrolling to find out more!

Apparel Sizing Chart


Chest: With arms relaxed down at sides, measure the fullest part of the chest, keeping measuring tape parallel to the floor.

Waist: Measure around your natural waistline; keep measuring tape comfortably loose.

Hip: Stand with heels together. Keeping measuring tape straight and parallel to the floor, measure around widest part of the hips.

Inseam: Measure inside length of your leg from crotch to bottom of the ankle.

Quads: This measurement is an additional measurement we received from our staff to give a better idea of fit when it comes to bibs and shorts (see Kit Fit Gallery below). Measure around the widest part of your thigh. 

Kit Fit Gallery

Our employees at Giant and Liv are real women who love working in the cycling industry. Just like you, they struggle to know what size cycling apparel they should buy and what it is “supposed” to look like on their bodies. So, when we asked, “Who wants to get photographed in a cycling kit?” the response we received was overwhelming. 14 of our female staff proudly put on lycra to help demystify the fit and sizing struggle when it comes to cycling apparel. Below you will find each of our lovely model’s measurements to help you better find your right fit.

Our staff is modeling the Liv Race Day Kit, which is available in XS-XXXL (availability varies by country). This kit is “Race Fit”, meaning it should fit like a second skin. Scroll down to learn about our other fit styles. 

Jen, Liv US Marketing Manager

Small Jersey / Medium Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. 4 ¼ in. (163.2 cm) tall; 128.4 lbs. (58.2 kg); 78 cm (30.7 in) inseam; 53 cm (20.9 in) quads; 88 cm (34.6 in) chest; 69 cm (27.2 in) waist; 90 cm (35.4 in) hips

Erica, Giant  & Liv Weblink Specialist

Large Jersey / Medium Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. 1 in. (154.9 cm) tall; 130 lbs. (59 kg); 71 cm (28 in) inseam; 46 cm (18.1 in) quads; 83.5 cm (32.9 in) waist; 97 cm (38.2 in) hips


Dorothy, Liv Ambassador Program Coordinator

Medium Jersey / Medium Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. 5 in. (165.1 cm) tall; 129 lbs. (58.5 kg); 77 cm (30.3 in) inseam; 50 cm (19.7 in) quads; 96 cm (37.8 in) chest; 77.5 cm (30.5 in) waist; 91 cm (35.8 in) hips


Elena, Giant & Liv Credit Supervisor

Large Jersey / Large Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. 9 in. (175.3 cm) tall; 151 lbs. (68.5 kg); 85 cm (33.5 in) inseam; 55 cm (21.7 in) quads; 98 cm (38.6 in) chest; 84 cm (33.1 in) waist; 103 cm (40.6 in) hips


Anmin, Giant & Liv Finance

X-Small Jersey / X-Small Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. 1 in. (154.9 cm) tall; 97 lbs. (44 kg); 69 cm (27.2 in) inseam; 40 cm (15.7 in) quads; 82.5 cm (32.5 in) chest; 66 cm (26 in) waist; 86 cm (33.9 in) hips

Misty, Giant & Liv Accounts Payable Specialist

XX-Large Jersey / X-Large Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. 6 in. (167.6 cm) tall; 198 lbs. (89.8 kg); 79 cm (31.1 in) inseam; 66 cm (26 in) quads; 109 cm (42.9 in) chest; 100 cm (39.4 in) waist; 115 cm (45.3 in) hips

Erin, Liv Global Bike Product Marketing

Small Jersey / Small Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. 10 in. (177.8 cm) tall; 140 lbs. (63.5 kg); 85.5 cm (33.7 in) inseam; 49 cm (19.3 in) quads; 86 cm (33.9 in) chest; 71.5 cm (28.1 in) waist; 88 cm (34.6 in) hips

Nicole, Giant & Liv Customer Service

Large Jersey / Large Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. 7 in. (170.2 cm) tall; 172 lbs. (78 kg); 79 cm (31.1 in) inseam; 54 cm (21.3 in) quads; 99 cm (39 in) chest; 88 cm (34.6 in) waist; 109.5 cm (43.1 in) hips

Sarah, Liv Event Specialist

X-Small Jersey / Small Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. 3 ½ in. (161.3 cm) tall; 110 lbs. (49.9 kg); 78 cm (30.7 in) inseam; 44.5 cm (17.5 in) quads; 82 cm (32.3 in) chest; 67.5 cm (26.6 in) waist; 83 cm (32.7 in) hips

Sally, Giant & Liv Customer Service

Medium Jersey / Medium Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. 3 in. (160 cm) tall; 134 lbs. (60.8 kg); 72 cm (28.3 in) inseam; 49 cm (19.3 in) quads; 95 cm (37.4 in) chest; 82.5 cm (32.5 in) waist; 97 cm (38.2 in) hips

Christina, Giant & Liv Customer Service

Medium Jersey / Medium Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. 2 in. (157.5 cm) tall; 130 lbs. (59 kg); 69.5 cm (27.4 in) inseam; 49 cm (19.3 in) quads; 91 cm (35.8 in) chest; 77 cm (30.3 in) waist; 96 cm (37.8 in) hips

Brook, Liv Global Consumer Engagement Manager

Small Jersey / Small Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. 4 ½ in. (163.8 cm) tall; 115 lbs. (52.2 kg); 76 cm (29.9 in) inseam; 45 cm (17.7 in) quads; 87.5 cm (34.4 in) chest; 70 cm (27.6 in) waist; 92 cm (36.2 in) hips

Tina, Giant & Liv Credit Department

X-Large Jersey / X-Large Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. (152.4 cm) tall; 150 lbs. (68 kg); 72 cm (28.3 in) inseam; 54 cm (21.3 in) quads; 106.5 cm (41.9 in) chest; 94 cm (37 in) waist; 103 cm (40.6 in) hips

Caroline, Liv Global Content Contractor

Medium Jersey / Large Bibs & Shorts

5 ft. 5 ¼ in. (165.7 cm) tall; 150 lbs. (68 kg); 77 cm (30.3 in) inseam; 55 cm (21.7 in) quads; 94 cm (37 in) chest; 78 cm (30.7 in) waist; 97.5 cm (38.4 in) hips

Apparel Fit System

Our apparel collection features the Liv Apparel Fit System, consisting of three fit options: Race Fit, Club Fit, and Relaxed Fit. These options help you choose the best clothing for your riding style and fit preferences.

Race Fit

This cut is best described as form-fitting or ‘second skin’ because it’s a tight fit that reduces wind resistance, ideal for race conditions and the more speed-conscious cyclist. Fabrics are functional, high-tech and suitable for demanding all-condition riding.

Club Fit

A feminine, form-flattering shape, this fit is not too loose or too tight, providing a comfortable and performance-minded apparel option. This fit is paired with flexible, breathable fabrics to help you perform at your best.

Relaxed Fit

For mountain bikers, this fit allows ample movement and easily allows you to wear pads and body protection for demanding terrain. For the road riders, the relaxed fit is perfect for more casual cycling. This fit collection combines looser fitting, stylish looks with comfortable, high-wicking fabrics that you can wear on and off the bike.