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Old 02-23-21, 03:29 AM
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trisport suit for roadbiking

I hate the hot temperatures of the summer , and mostly my riding hours belong to the most hot time (104-107 F).
Has anyone used the triathlon suit? seems more fresh and brethable than a classic bike suit .

Those are the claimed advantages of his kind of suit:
  • The trisuit material dries quickly so you don't stay wet while you cycle!
  • All the yarns used for the seams are made of very soft foam.
  • The spine is covered in mesh at areas of profuse sweating
  • The flexible perforated foam does not get waterlogged and is ideal for cycling.


Here how the suit looks , have you used one of this suits? is that suitable only for roadbike? do you think i'll appear like a crazy with that suit?
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Old 02-23-21, 03:43 AM
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Personally I'd miss my razor sharp tan lines on my puny biceps.
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I've worn a 2xu tri-suit for a 200km audax before. While there are arguably aero benefits to it, but some downsides as well:

1) most tri-suits have no, or very small, back pockets which don't hold much.
2) the padding is thinner and designed to be comfortable during the run leg... which means less comfort on the bike leg.
3) using the toilet is trickier than bibshorts.
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Originally Posted by atwl77 View Post
I've worn a 2xu tri-suit for a 200km audax before. While there are arguably aero benefits to it, but some downsides as well:

1) most tri-suits have no, or very small, back pockets which don't hold much.
2) the padding is thinner and designed to be comfortable during the run leg... which means less comfort on the bike leg.
3) using the toilet is trickier than bibshorts.
1- I already own a sort of fanny pack
2- okay that's can be a problem
3- no problem at all since i prefer my home's king chainr

thanks for your reply
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Yeah, they work fine. Did some 150-200k rides in a trisuit. Since they're padded more lighly, it's really better for spirited riding rather than a more leisurely ride, but they work great in the summer.
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If going to the toilet quickly is a concern, the Castelli trisuit (Free Sanremo something something) is designed to accommodate that, too.

There are also road suits which are basically like a trisuit with more padding and bigger pockets and so on, I got a stack of cheap-ish roadsuits and they're my favorite summer riding kit.

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Old 02-23-21, 05:33 AM
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I don't see how it could be more breathable than a decent road kit.

The thin chamois and lack of pockets is a no for me, plus I'd never ride in the sleeveless option. Both slower (skin is slower than fabric) and more sunburn opportunities. .
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Old 02-23-21, 06:00 AM
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Long course triathlon suits have sleeves and pockets as a rule, those intended for oly and shorter don't (and that's an ITU rule for shorter triathlons, you can't use sleeved even if you'd like to).

Minimum padding is really fine if you're at reasonable weight and the saddle and bike fit are good.
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Old 02-23-21, 06:28 AM
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Major differences between a tri-suit and a skin suit?
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Major differences between a tri-suit and a skin suit?
Padding is thinner and quick-drying, the fabric around the shoulders feels more elastic and it's a bit easier to stand up in it compared to a well fitted skinsuit; well, it has to be since you are supposed to swim in one.
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​​Generally they cover less of the neck, too, but that depends on the model.

The Castelli trisuit I've got is really quick-drying, but cheaper trisuits I've tried and our club trisuits aren't really any better than regular summer cycling kit and worse than a few higher end summer jerseys I've tried, so the fabric is really going to depend on the price range.
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Just get good summer weight jerseys. I only wear Castelli Climbers jerseys in the summer, they're thin mesh, thin enough that you'll get tan lines from your bib straps if you don't put sunscreen on.
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If I wore that to go on a road ride, I would have to kick my own ass.



You should get a free bowl of soup with that trisuit. Looks good on you though!
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Major differences between a tri-suit and a skin suit?
basically the price.... that suit i posted is very cheap and is not from aliexpress or other china stuff
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Old 02-24-21, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by CrowSeph View Post
basically the price.... that suit i posted is very cheap and is not from aliexpress or other china stuff
Does it have a small pocket for a cell phone?
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Does it have a small pocket for a cell phone?
a very small one , but with this fannypack you are super cover. is very small and elastic but very effective. I used while running with a phone , some keys and a metal watch inside it and still was super stable on my back.
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For the love that all is holy, just say no, and get off the friggin aero bars in the pace line.
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What’s very popular in the professional cycling ranks are speed suits. They are similar to skin suits except they have pockets in the back and the front can open up for better ventilation and ease of restroom breaks.


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Maybe things have improved in the last 10 years, but the tri suits I've used in the past are basically just a sleeveless version of cycling skin-suits, but with a very thin, almost non-existent chamois that works for swimming and running. They are marginally tolerable on the bike for race day, but definitely not something I would choose if I was just going out for a ride.
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My interest is all about a TT I ride near my house. It's about 10 miles with about 300-400 ft of elevation. Last year I did it at 19 mph. Since I'm now 75 I'm looking for ways to overcome my loss of youth and power to reach 20 mph. Perhaps a vain pursuit.
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My interest is all about a TT I ride near my house. It's about 10 miles with about 300-400 ft of elevation. Last year I did it at 19 mph. Since I'm now 75 I'm looking for ways to overcome my loss of youth and power to reach 20 mph. Perhaps a vain pursuit.
for a 10 mile TT, get a long sleeve skin suit. It will be more aero than a tri suit
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How long you going to be riding? I wouldn't have that much skin exposed to the sun, even in hot weather and I do ride when temps are in excess of 100°F.

I don't like the feel of globbing sunscreen all over me, so I rely on snug fitting cycling jersey's and shorts that come to my knees along with sun sleeves. The cycling clothes I see for sale all boast a pretty high SPF.

Of course it's hotter when I have to stop for period of time. However in hot weather I try to ride places I can keep 16 mph or better so the evaporation keeps me cool. I try to keep hills that slow me down to 10 mph off my routes when it really hot.
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How long you going to be riding? I wouldn't have that much skin exposed to the sun, even in hot weather and I do ride when temps are in excess of 100°F.

I don't like the feel of globbing sunscreen all over me, so I rely on snug fitting cycling jersey's and shorts that come to my knees along with sun sleeves. The cycling clothes I see for sale all boast a pretty high SPF.
Agreed.

Triathletes often combine arm sleeves with sleeveless jerseys/suits. It looks ridiculous, but seems to partially solve this problem. Swimming with sleeves would be tricky, I'm guessing.

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Swimming in sleeves is banned by ITU rules on everything shorter than medium and long course triathlon (half and full IM distance). Mostly it doesn't get enforced at local competition but it's there and you can run into someone who will make a fuss. Hence you have a sleeveless trisuit for the short stuff and sleeved for longer course triathlon.

Sleeved trisuits are more aero and all that so I guess the ITU are trying to preserve the look of the sport with bare shoulders and all by enforcing sleeveless trisuits. There is no issue with swimming with higher end stuff because the fabrics are really stretchy around the shoulders.

I wouldn't use a sleeveless trisuit on the road, just use mine for the odd short distance tri. Sleeved trisuits are perfectly fine for road use, but due to minimal padding, you'll feel any issue with your saddle, fit, or too much cake over the winter months. ​​​

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What’s very popular in the professional cycling ranks are speed suits. They are similar to skin suits except they have pockets in the back and the front can open up for better ventilation and ease of restroom breaks.
Yup I've replaced all my bibs & jerseys with road/speed suits. I wear the Santini Genio C3 Skinsuit for training/general road riding and the Castelli Sanremo 4.0 Speedsuit for crit racing. The Santini is more of a road suit than a skinsuit. Benefits are you're always guaranteed to be matching, no bib straps to dig into your shoulders and if you're in the 'dad' bod category no jersey to bunch up as you lean over. They are also very cool to wear on hot days, especially the Castelli. If you a different size top and bottom they won't work for you though.
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Yup I've replaced all my bibs & jerseys with road/speed suits. I wear the Santini Genio C3 Skinsuit for training/general road riding and the Castelli Sanremo 4.0 Speedsuit for crit racing. The Santini is more of a road suit than a skinsuit. Benefits are you're always guaranteed to be matching, no bib straps to dig into your shoulders and if you're in the 'dad' bod category no jersey to bunch up as you lean over. They are also very cool to wear on hot days, especially the Castelli. If you a different size top and bottom they won't work for you though.
Is there a place to stash a cell phone?
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