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Tpduke112
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by Tpduke112

Searched and didn't see anything. I'm looking for an Aerosuit for racing this year. The Spatzwear Aerosuit just came across my feed and I'm considering grabbing one. Sizing is kinda interesting with L being as big as they go but I assume the quality is good considering their other products (there are no reviews I can find). Any others Aerosuits that people love?
Bianchi Oltre XR4 Disc - 8.06 kg - Fast Race
Bianchi Specialissima Disc -7.59 kg Climby Race
Bianchi Sprint - Dirty Race/Practice Race
Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni - Dont Race

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Tpduke112 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2024 4:20 am
Searched and didn't see anything. I'm looking for an Aerosuit for racing this year. The Spatzwear Aerosuit just came across my feed and I'm considering grabbing one. Sizing is kinda interesting with L being as big as they go but I assume the quality is good considering their other products (there are no reviews I can find). Any others Aerosuits that people love?

For what type of racing? Do you want a full speedsuit with no pockets? Do you want a roadsuit with pockets to hold gels, an extra bottle, etc? Speedsuits are very rider-specific.

My team uses Castelli San Remo RCs for mass-start racing.

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Tpduke112
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by Tpduke112

Appreciate the reply. Let's go roadsuit with pockets for omniums and road races. I'm honestly having a little trouble following the Castelli line between tri, TT, and road bike suits. I need to dig in more because there are some good options from Castelli.
Bianchi Oltre XR4 Disc - 8.06 kg - Fast Race
Bianchi Specialissima Disc -7.59 kg Climby Race
Bianchi Sprint - Dirty Race/Practice Race
Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni - Dont Race

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Tpduke112 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:53 pm
Appreciate the reply. Let's go roadsuit with pockets for omniums and road races. I'm honestly having a little trouble following the Castelli line between tri, TT, and road bike suits. I need to dig in more because there are some good options from Castelli.
Here's Castelli SanRemo BTW Speed Suit - SS2024 (XS-2XL) $450CAD
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Castelli BTW Speed Suit - SS2023
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Tpduke112
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by Tpduke112

Well thank you! Top one it is, the zipper on the bottom one looks…interesting?

Appreciate your help!
Bianchi Oltre XR4 Disc - 8.06 kg - Fast Race
Bianchi Specialissima Disc -7.59 kg Climby Race
Bianchi Sprint - Dirty Race/Practice Race
Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni - Dont Race

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Also take a look at

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My team uses Louis Garneau. I don't have anything bad to say about them. Still maintains 3 pockets on the back so they're good for longer races.
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by Lelandjt

I just ordered the Castelli 4.x speed suit. I like the low collar, lack of pockets, and race number panel. I'm not stoked on the "extra long legs" but maybe on my very long legs they won't be goofy-long (I find the long shorts, tall socks look so dorky). I'm always between M&L, so hopefully their advice to size up is correct.

Tpduke112
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by Tpduke112

Ended up going Assos Houdini RS Aero Roadsuit. Went L though the recommendation said Medium, hopefully it fits well (I'm 5'11, 190, muscular build, long limbs, no torso).

https://www.assos.com/us/equipe-rs-le-h ... lsrc=aw.ds
Bianchi Oltre XR4 Disc - 8.06 kg - Fast Race
Bianchi Specialissima Disc -7.59 kg Climby Race
Bianchi Sprint - Dirty Race/Practice Race
Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni - Dont Race

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Lelandjt
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by Lelandjt

Tpduke112 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:36 pm
Ended up going Assos Houdini RS Aero Roadsuit. Went L though the recommendation said Medium, hopefully it fits well (I'm 5'11, 190, muscular build, long limbs, no torso).

https://www.assos.com/us/equipe-rs-le-h ... lsrc=aw.ds
I quickly limited my search to long sleeve suits, assuming that for a non-arm shaver of even light-moderate hairiness, it would be a significant aero improvement. I'm hoping wicking fabric and keeping the sun off my arms will make heat a non-issue. Your thoughts on going short sleeve? There sure are a lot more short sleeve options...

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by Tpduke112

Lelandjt wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2024 1:28 am
Tpduke112 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:36 pm
Ended up going Assos Houdini RS Aero Roadsuit. Went L though the recommendation said Medium, hopefully it fits well (I'm 5'11, 190, muscular build, long limbs, no torso).

https://www.assos.com/us/equipe-rs-le-h ... lsrc=aw.ds
I quickly limited my search to long sleeve suits, assuming that for a non-arm shaver of even light-moderate hairiness, it would be a significant aero improvement. I'm hoping wicking fabric and keeping the sun off my arms will make heat a non-issue. Your thoughts on going short sleeve? There sure are a lot more short sleeve options...
I never even considered long sleeve for these summer races in the south.
Bianchi Oltre XR4 Disc - 8.06 kg - Fast Race
Bianchi Specialissima Disc -7.59 kg Climby Race
Bianchi Sprint - Dirty Race/Practice Race
Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni - Dont Race

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Lelandjt
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by Lelandjt

Tpduke112 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2024 1:38 am
Lelandjt wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2024 1:28 am
Tpduke112 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:36 pm
Ended up going Assos Houdini RS Aero Roadsuit. Went L though the recommendation said Medium, hopefully it fits well (I'm 5'11, 190, muscular build, long limbs, no torso).

https://www.assos.com/us/equipe-rs-le-h ... lsrc=aw.ds
I quickly limited my search to long sleeve suits, assuming that for a non-arm shaver of even light-moderate hairiness, it would be a significant aero improvement. I'm hoping wicking fabric and keeping the sun off my arms will make heat a non-issue. Your thoughts on going short sleeve? There sure are a lot more short sleeve options...
I never even considered long sleeve for these summer races in the south.
I'm planning to wear it in Hawaii, but our perceived heat comes more from the sun than from actual air temperature or humidity. Both of those are only moderate.

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by MichaelK

Tpduke112 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2024 2:34 am
Well thank you! Top one it is, the zipper on the bottom one looks…interesting?

Appreciate your help!
The zipper is 2-way to help with nature stops.

Personally I'd go Castelli or Assos... Spatz has always rubbed me the wrong way with their "warranty", was an absolute nightmare to the point where I stopped recommending them to customers.

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I'm going Rule 28 this year for Road bike TT and have an encapsulator (endura D2Z) for TT bike TTs. The rule 28 stuff is good. I have tested it in the wind tunnel
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by MarkoP

Castelli Sanremo 4.0 is excellent imo.
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