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    Tri Suit versus Tri top and shorts?

    What is the pros and cons of Tri suits versus Tri Separates? Going to purchase one or the other, but need to make an informed decision, being they are not cheap.

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    I had to make the same decision a couple months ago. I went with separates because a) much easier if bathroom time is needed, b) I can use the shorts alone for swimming or running with a t-shirt if I choose. I haven't regretted my choice at all. Will probably pick up additional tops and shorts as I see them on sale etc.

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    I got a Zoot Tri Suit, but only because I got it on clearnace and it was cheaper than buying separates.

    It's comfortable enough, although as @MikeD1 points out, it makes it somewhat a pain to hit the joy john before the race.
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    I went with the one piece for our team logo suit, but bought a two piece to train with. Will compare when they arrive.

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    Go with a two piece. They are more versatile and some come with bigger rear pockets to carry essentials on training ride.

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    I used a trisuit for a year and I liked it. the fit wasn't perfect, meaning it fit with the exception of my height, like it was made for someone with the same body juts a bit shorter. if you get a perfect fit you might like it a lot. you feel kinda like a super hero in it.

    my take away from the experience was that I liked the thinner tri short type liner. also it started to tear cuz I was too tall for it. very happy now w my zoot trishorts and I can wear whatever I want up top
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    I used a trisuit for a year and I liked it. the fit wasn't perfect, meaning it fit with the exception of my height, like it was made for someone with the same body juts a bit shorter.
    All the one-pieces I tried had this problem too. Which is strange, because at 5'10 185 I wouldn't think I'm longer or skinnier than most triathletes. So I bought separates, and I use the tri shorts for shorter rides, and sometimes use the top as a light base layer for warmish days.

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