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Skinsuit for a Windy Road Race?

Old 11-28-10, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
Many people wear skinsuits for crits. I'd say it's very common here. I don't know about "exclusively" though. I mean I usually wear skinsuits at crits but not always.



That just sounds strange. Not sure what the point would be.
I was just thinking that in cold weather, if a person liked wearing a skinsuit the could just throw a LS jersey or jersey on top to stay warm...
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Originally Posted by badKarma2 View Post
I was just thinking that in cold weather, if a person liked wearing a skinsuit the could just throw a LS jersey or jersey on top to stay warm...
then what's the point of wearing a skinsuit?
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Old 11-28-10, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
then what's the point of wearing a skinsuit?
true, true, good point...
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Old 11-28-10, 06:16 PM
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now we're getting somewhere.
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Old 11-28-10, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
then what's the point of wearing a skinsuit?
Buddy wears one under his stuff during the winter because it fits well, doesn't have any gaps or "ride up" issues.

Crits: That's all I wear.
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Old 11-28-10, 06:58 PM
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if you like the fit better than your bibs, wear it. If you don't like the way it feels, don't wear it. As to what other people think, f 'em.
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Old 11-29-10, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by badKarma2 View Post
anyone wear skinsuits exclusively for crits??
Long as its not too hot.. always. The only drawback I can think of is if you go down it could cost you a little more than greasing a pair of bibs + jersey. Then again if you cant afford to replace it, dont race in it.
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Old 11-29-10, 10:08 AM
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I am digging my thermal L/S skinsuit as a base layer this winter
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Old 11-29-10, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by wfrogge View Post
Long as its not too hot.. always. The only drawback I can think of is if you go down it could cost you a little more than greasing a pair of bibs + jersey. Then again if you cant afford to replace it, dont race in it.


my skinsuit only cost €10 more than a pair of bibs.
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Old 11-29-10, 10:30 AM
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I'll wear whatever but my preference is skinsuits exclusively for crits.
I used to have skinsuits made with on rear pocket for medium length rr with only one feed zone.
I love wearing skinsuits just so much more comfy.

Regarding SS under long sleeves yes I have done this too - I find it helps keep my back a little warmer and comfortable.
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Old 11-29-10, 10:45 AM
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so I guess im not crazy for thinking about a LS over a skinsuit...
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Old 11-29-10, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by badKarma2 View Post
so I guess im not crazy for thinking about a LS over a skinsuit...

I do this from time to time when training in the cold. More comfy for me than doubling up jerseys. Haven't raced in this setup yet. I think I'd prefer a vest or something in a race than having the skinsuit base in cold weather. Easier to ventilate with a vest top layer if you wind up getting too warm.
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Old 11-29-10, 02:43 PM
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Yes I would wear it. I would just take 2 bottles and no food.
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Old 11-29-10, 02:48 PM
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sometimes i wear mine while riding the trainer in the bsmt. but only if i prop up the front wheel on a block and open all the windows to simulate riding uphill into a head wind.
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Old 11-29-10, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MDcatV View Post
sometimes i wear mine while riding the trainer in the bsmt. but only if i prop up the front wheel on a block and open all the windows to simulate riding uphill into a head wind.
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Old 11-29-10, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MDcatV View Post
sometimes i wear mine while riding the trainer in the bsmt. but only if i prop up the front wheel on a block and open all the windows to simulate riding uphill into a head wind.
Are you sure that does anything?
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Old 11-29-10, 02:55 PM
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Old 11-29-10, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
Buddy wears one under his stuff during the winter because it fits well, doesn't have any gaps or "ride up" issues.
he must not pee much.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post


my skinsuit only cost 10 more than a pair of bibs.
Team bibs $80
Team skinsut $190
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Old 11-29-10, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
What are your thoughts... the race is only 40 miles, I'm fairly confident that between two bottles and whatever I can stuff inside the leg grippers, I'll be fine on fuel.

Course is very windy - constant 15ish mph wind, gusting to 30+. Course is a square, so you go headwind, head/cross, tail/cross, tail/cross. It gets pretty well strung out.

Temps are supposed to be below 60, so even an LS skinsuit won't be too hot, I figure...
If you're going to have 2 bottles on your bike and a bunch of crap stuffed in your grippers for merely a 40 mile bike race in cool conditions, why bother with the skinsuit?

Now then, if you plan on running a single aero bottle instead, that's another story...and don't forget to tape up your helmet vents and wear your booties too!
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Old 11-29-10, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by wfrogge View Post
Team bibs $80
Team skinsut $190
your bibs cost $5 less than what i paid for my skinsuit.
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look at this.
https://blog.castelli-cycling.com/2011/04/20/4592/
not for everyone . but makes sense to me ...
to each his [or her ] own ...
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https://blog.castelli-cycling.com/2011/04/20/4592/
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