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Old 03-27-10, 02:47 PM   #1
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Assos Skinsuit Sizing

I want to purchase an Assos Cs.uno AeroChronosuit (skinsuit), and in that they are so incredibly expensive, I want to make sure I get the sizing correct. I have found some older threads around the internet and I came away just as confused. Basically, I am 5' 11", 152 pounts, 40" chest. I wear size M in every cycling garment I own. I know that Assos runs small, and I believe some get confused about the sizing because the skinsuit is designed to fit properly when in the time trial position, and should feel too tight and sort pulling your head down when standing.

Having said that, do any of you who wear size M in other garments have one of these skinsuits, and if "yes" what size do you have? Thanks.

Oh and yes, anyone have a good lead on a source of one at a reasonable discount?
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Old 03-27-10, 02:54 PM   #2
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Sandy, I know that Glory used to stock assos back when they had the showroom in Orlando. Is it possible any of the other boutique shops down in that area have the goods?
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I did check and they do carry a lot of Assos stuff. I guess they don't stock the skinsuit. When I did a query on "skinsuit," the only thing that came up was the Hincapie suit which BTW, is just as expensive as the Assos - $350. What we won't do for a little extra speed!
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I did check and they do carry a lot of Assos stuff. I guess they don't stock the skinsuit. When I did a query on "skinsuit," the only thing that came up was the Hincapie suit which BTW, is just as expensive as the Assos - $350. What we won't do for a little extra speed!
You guys in Fla Masters are already fast enough.. Good luck on May 1st!
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You guys in Fla Masters are already fast enough.. Good luck on May 1st!
Tell that to our president, the V-Man! He's been back to the wind tunnel with John Cobb since he blazed to a 50:46 40K last year. I got turned on to the Assos suit by him. It legitimately showed faster than the other skin suits that he brought. The slowest one was the one we both wore last year, the state champion skinsuit of the Orlando Road Club. They sort of took me by surprise when they moved the states up by a month. I was planning on commencing the peaking process on April 1st because I like to take two months to peak. Had to rush into serious training. It's been a brutal week - 334 miles with one more day left which included three rides of over 70 miles and a brutal interval training. You gotta love stuff to do this to your body! BTW, is this Ken Sallot?
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Yeah, the month change surprised me too and I've been kicking it into high gear since then. I skipped Tampa this weekend just to focus on ripping my own legs off. I suspect I'll barely be able to turn the pedals over by the end of next week.

And yes, that's me!
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Ken, I guess we're all in the same boat. I like to do more of a build up in my first two weeks of peaking, but there's no time. It's amazing what someone will do for pride. Last year I won the 65-69 TT by a minute and 40 seconds and beat the 70+ state champion by over 5 minutes. This year I aged up to 70 so my competition has been diminished and I'm training my butt off, and worrying about fast skinsuits!
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Tell that to our president, the V-Man! He's been back to the wind tunnel with John Cobb since he blazed to a 50:46 40K last year.
You must be referring to Dave Viney. Nice guy, I met him at the tunnel when he was doing that testing.
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Yes, Nate, but I call him the V-man in that I believe that he is secretly a super hero. I know that one day when he is hauling butt on a TT course, his cape is going to come flying out from under his skinsuit!
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It should be pointed out that Dave clocked the 2nd fastest time _PERIOD_ that day. Only one guy beat his time, a 30 year old cat1 from S. Florida. And I believe he was 59 at the time..

Dave's wicked fast.
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Coincidentally, I met Yip Tsang the night before in the official hotel's lobby and I was chatting with him. I didn't realize he was that fast. Dave is going to two world championship events this year, the Huntsman World Games in Utah in October and the UCI worlds in Austria. I look for him to bring home a couple of rainbow jerseys and kick some 60 year old butt.
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I ordered the same size suit as Assos bib shorts which is one size larger than I wear in every other brand. All that being said, I'd pass on it. Big grippers on the leg, two zippers on the back, things that are not going to help you go fast. The chamois is nice and I do actually like the bands that pull the sleeves down, but I would not buy another.
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I ordered the same size suit as Assos bib shorts which is one size larger than I wear in every other brand. All that being said, I'd pass on it. Big grippers on the leg, two zippers on the back, things that are not going to help you go fast. The chamois is nice and I do actually like the bands that pull the sleeves down, but I would not buy another.
I appreciate the input.
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