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Old 07-03-05, 07:34 AM   #1
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Tri Newbie Question

Doing the Dewey Beach Sprint Tri (my first) in September (1/2 mile open ocean, 16-mile bike and 5k run). Water temps will be warm enough for no wetsuit, but I was wondering whether you guys go with just shorts and a singlet or one of those one piece jobs. Are there any advantages, disadvantages. I am leaning towards the one piece, but do people wear those when they are not going to be wearing a wetsuit over it?
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You're going to get several answers. I personally like the one-pience suits. Guys like MHR do not...although his reasons seem to be for comfort in 1/2 IM & IM events. For sprints and international, I think they are great but it all depends on what you prefer.

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Either will work fine. It comes down to preference. If you are going without a wetsuit, use something that you can swim in. A tri top or one piece. A singlet w/o a wetsuit not the best idea. And, putting a top on while wet is tough.
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One piecers are nice because you don't have to do any changing in transition. I note that my wetsuit leaves a lot of black marks on my one piece suit. Others seem to have the same problem. I personally find speedo briefs with a top to be the most confortable, although not many wear these any more. I find the speedos to provide more comfort and support for the male parts. The one-piecers are a bit uncomfortable in this regard for me.
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You're going to get several answers. I personally like the one-piece suits. Guys like MHR do not...although his reasons seem to be for comfort in 1/2 IM & IM events. For sprints and international, I think they are great but it all depends on what you prefer.
cjbruin - you are correct sir, I am not a Tri-suit fan (but do perfer the Speedo Fastskin - Knee Skin if I can't wear a wet suit) but then again I don't do sprints so I would not be a good person to ask. Yes the fastest T1 would be "no change".
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