Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area Looking to enter into the realm of track racing? Want to share your experiences and tactics for riding on a velodrome? The Track Cycling forums is for you! Come in and discuss training/racing, equipment, and current track cycling events.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-03-11, 09:53 AM   #1
BrainInAJar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
BrainInAJar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver
Bikes:
Posts: 339
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
skinsuits?

Where does one go about getting plain (ie, non-team) skinsuits? Bibs & jerseys are no big deal, I can wander down to MEC/REI/LBS and find a plethora of nice colourful kit but as far as I can tell unless you have team skinsuits made up nowhere sells them.
BrainInAJar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-11, 09:58 AM   #2
sakkakth
Junior Member
 
sakkakth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Bikes: Specialized Amira/Specialized Ruby/Specialized Transition/Felt TK3
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got some thru: http://www.voler.com/category.aspx?search=skinsuit

sakkakth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-11, 11:47 AM   #3
carleton
Elitist
 
carleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes:
Posts: 13,269
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 130 Post(s)
In a pinch, you could race in your standard bib shorts and a compression top (Under Armor, Nike Pro, etc... found at any sporting goods shop). It essentially becomes a two-piece skinsuit for half the cost. Plus it's a LOT easier to get in and out of. Still just as hot as a regular skinsuit, too.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtrob View Post
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
carleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-11, 12:10 PM   #4
BrainInAJar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
BrainInAJar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver
Bikes:
Posts: 339
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by carleton View Post
In a pinch, you could race in your standard bib shorts and a compression top (Under Armor, Nike Pro, etc... found at any sporting goods shop). It essentially becomes a two-piece skinsuit for half the cost. Plus it's a LOT easier to get in and out of. Still just as hot as a regular skinsuit, too.
Sure, but I don't *need* a skinsuit per se, they're just nice. Mostly I race in a jersey and bibs
BrainInAJar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-11, 12:17 PM   #5
carleton
Elitist
 
carleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes:
Posts: 13,269
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 130 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrainInAJar View Post
Sure, but I don't *need* a skinsuit per se, they're just nice. Mostly I race in a jersey and bibs
The compression top is more aero than the jersey. It doesn't flop around nor lets air though it, which is why it's good...but also makes it hot.

Castelli makes a speed suit. It's pricey, though.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtrob View Post
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
carleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-11, 07:34 AM   #6
Dolamite02
Senior Member
 
Dolamite02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Bikes: Bianchi Pista, Bianchi via Nirone 7, GT Zaskar 9r Sport
Posts: 960
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've seen some generic skin suits at Pearl Izumi.
Dolamite02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:02 AM.