Did you know a well fitted skin suit can give 10% more time saving in a TT than aero bars and a whopping 800% more time saving than an aero frame?
Cycling apparel is not something cyclists intuitively think about when it comes to finding ways to make you faster. The talk generally centers on wheels, frames, helmets etc. However, many pro teams and competitive age groupers understand the potential in apparel design. Don't take our word for it - check out the article posted by Cyclingtips.
The truth is, apparel design is being scrutinized very closely and for good measure - your body, and therefore the clothes you wear, is constantly catching the wind. We already know close to 80% of all the forces experienced by a rider relate to drag and that the body is the biggest contributor to this. Simple experiment - next time you're out riding, wear some sloppy clothes and feel how much wind you catch.
Here's the thing: it's not about having a race fit or fancy colors - anyone can do that. Compression...have there been any definitive studies to show it works during exercise?? Cycling Aerodynamics...unquestionably is a priority for any cyclist. And when it comes to aerodynamic efficiency and material technology in clothing, this is a highly specialized area. Every millisecond you're on the road, the wind is rushing over, through and under your apparel. Your apparel plays a crucial role and its design should be taken very seriously. Think about that next time you wear your regular apparel. Is what you're wearing helping or hurting you?
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"Every watt counts....I generate just under 300 watts on average over the 112-mile bike course. Saving an average of 10 watts by wearing the right suit would be incredible. It would be worth several minutes" - Sebastian Kienle, Triathlon World Champion