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Old 07-03-07, 04:20 PM   #1
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skinsuit in a crit

I've noticed that many riders wear skinsuits in crits...
do you? explain
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Old 07-03-07, 04:20 PM   #2
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aero?
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Old 07-03-07, 04:27 PM   #3
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Yes. No need for pockets.
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Old 07-03-07, 04:32 PM   #4
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I would if I had one. I don't...so, I don't.
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Old 07-03-07, 04:33 PM   #5
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well, if you do happen to see a guy in a skinsuit, better watch him as he could be liable to go off the front.

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Old 07-03-07, 04:35 PM   #6
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Hi,

Yes, as long as it's less than 1-1/2 hours and I haven't ridden a crit longer than that in over 15 years.

Why? Because I feel (and hopefully look) faster. Also short crits don't require any food or goo in pockets.

Always wear a jersey and bibs in a road race regardless of length. Just call me a traditionalist.
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I'm a friggin Cat 5. I'd be better off wearing spray on bed liner.
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Always. Feels faser, more comrotable in and out of the saddle.
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Old 07-03-07, 05:10 PM   #10
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I'm a friggin Cat 5. I'd be better off wearing spray on bed liner.


Even if I had a skinsuit I wouldn't where one until I was fast enough (and consistent enough) to be finishing in the top 10 every race.
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Old 07-03-07, 05:17 PM   #11
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always.

Throw on the fast wheels, contort yourself into the skinsuit and you're away.

If you ride to most crits, just wear a jersey over the top for wallet, phone, keys etc.
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I have a skinsuit. However, I don't wear it in crits because it would cost too much to replace if I crashed and ruined it. I do use it for TT, and duathlons.
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I do use it for TT, and duathlons.

people crash in these too...

a mate of mine was world duathlon champ a couple of times and sez some of those blokes are the worst bike handlers going around. Plus they set up into positions that make bike control marginal.
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Nah, a bit expensive for this poor racer.
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I would if I had one. This fall when we place our team order I will definitely be ordering one. I also wish we could get long sleeve skinsuits because of the large number of cross races I do. Unfortunately not many riders on my team race cross so it's not really an option.
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Old 07-04-07, 10:46 AM   #16
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I'm with snicklefritz...they cost too much to replace if I crash.

Plus the regular jersey might afford just slightly more protection
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I'm with snicklefritz...they cost too much to replace if I crash.

Plus the regular jersey might afford just slightly more protection
The old school trick for crash protection is a tee shirt with the sleeves cut off underneath. Cuts down on the road rash to shoulders & back.
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I use my skinsuit for TT's and Track pretty much exclusively. I used it for a hilly road race so I could have a little more of an advantage than anyone else on the main downhill, but it didn't help because I was still new with mass-starts.
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Yes. No need for pockets.
+1 Always in crits and any race under 2 hours.
I just feel faster in it.
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+1 Always in crits and any race under 2 hours.
I just feel faster in it.
you don't need to be any faster. lol. Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

We are still waiting for the showdown between you and Vino.
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Our team has an unoffical 10% or less bodyfat rule for the wearing of these things.

It really should be in the USCF rulebook too.
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I would if I had one. I don't...so, I don't.
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I always wear the skin suit for crits.

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Old 07-05-07, 01:24 PM   #25
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If you do, make sure you use spray-on adhesive for your race number and make sure your lycra shoe covers match your team kit. Don't bother if it starts with the number '5' - save your money for a bigger training log book. But if you really want to know, wear it out in traffic and if any Mexican guys whistle at you, it's a "sausage suit" and you're better off with black shorts, hairy legs and a Camelback.
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