Skinsuits are obviously fast, but they aren’t practical for road racing for two reasons: they have no pockets and, perhaps more importantly, it’s tough to take a nature break in one. So we created a new and improved aero jersey with a full zip and new fabrics and then stitched it to a Body Paint bibshort.
The jersey portion and short portion overlap on the front for full coverage, but leaving the front unstitched allows for nature breaks even from the bike. We tested that too. The 3 rear pockets are securely held in place in all conditions, including when fully loaded. The main aero benefit comes through improved airflow around the torso by keeping the sides of the jersey in tension.
We were also able to remove the bib straps, improving comfort and allowing even more cooling when fully unzipped. Congratulations to Johan Van Summeren for netting the Sanremo Speedsuit’s first victory on the roads to Roubaix.
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