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skinsuit

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:21 pm
by Parrott
After much searching on the internet I decided to get one of these. Got it in the mail today and seems pretty good and fits well. Might come in handy for track riders, I will be using it for our summer season tt's. Got some rock 'n' roll gold on recommendation from this site to get the total up over 100 and no postage charge.
I don't have any assoc with them just thought they are reasonably priced and you might be interested. :)

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:56 pm
by mangpress
train in a jersey and knicks, but in your two last trainings before a race and the race itself, wear your skinnie. its something like 12 watts p/ kilo less energy usage with one on. i love mine. and my gold rocknroll =].

if you're looking for something else to get your time down (assuming you're doing tt's and not tri's. get the SIDI (or similar) chrono booties. thats another 8 watts p/ kilo you'll save.
actually im going to find the graph where i found this information off of.

that said, there is no substitute for a good set of legs. =]

let us know how you go in it!

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:22 pm
by Parrott
I think the skinsuit works, I bettered my course pb by 13 secs in it, favourable conditions though. If nothing else you feel faster in it with no flapping clothing. I'd like to see that info if you can find it, thanks.

I've already got the overbooties and a lazer helmet. Recently got a 2nd hand rear disc so sound fast as well now :lol:

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:30 pm
by mangpress
well done! thirteen minutes is an epic improvement. what was your total time?


i havn't yet found the data i was looking for, but i did come across this, which is interesting reading, if you can get your head around it.
h t t p : / / w w w . b i c y c l ingaustralia. c o m / bicycling-news.p h p ? id=69

sorry about the link, i only just joined today so it won't let me post it.
just take out the spaces and you'll be right.

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:37 pm
by Parrott
mangpress wrote:well done! thirteen minutes is an epic improvement. what was your total time?



No 13 seconds :lol: 8 km in 10:20

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:43 pm
by toolonglegs
Parrott wrote:
mangpress wrote:well done! thirteen minutes is an epic improvement. what was your total time?



No 13 seconds :lol: 8 km in 10:20


46.45kph...Image ...not bad!.

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:48 pm
by Parrott
Got all the gear now, I can't believe the difference a tt bike makes :shock:

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:05 pm
by mangpress
haha sorry my mistake. 13 seconds is a great improvement over 8 ks though, the value of your improvement is relative to the total time. =]
wish i could drop 13 seconds of my flying 200 hahahaha

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:50 am
by ni78ck
Parrott wrote:
mangpress wrote:well done! thirteen minutes is an epic improvement. what was your total time?



No 13 seconds :lol: 8 km in 10:20


what size engine are you running? :shock: