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WilliamN
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:32 am Reply with quote
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I mentioned to John that I thought we could possibly have enough participation/interest in Duathlons/Triathlons to get the required minimum number (10) for an order of Clarion Tri Suits.

Currently I know that myself, John O and Marc T would be interested.
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F=ma
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:33 am Reply with quote
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I might be, depending on cost.

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WilliamN
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:04 am Reply with quote
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I hadn't got as far as the cost point yet!! John will know roughly
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john-o
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:00 pm Reply with quote
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No idea. We've not previously had enough interest before to really look into it.

I'll ask Phil about Giordana pricing.

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john-o
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:47 pm Reply with quote
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OK, info got from Phil: it's 70 +Vat per suit from Giordana and the minimum is 5 (as long as we order some other stuff too, which shouldn't be an issue).

I'll look into sizing.

Who's in (other than me, Will and Marc)?

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RickyW
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:58 pm Reply with quote
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I'm going to do some this autumn. What's the difference in the suits?
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john-o
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:29 pm Reply with quote
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RickyW wrote:
I'm going to do some this autumn. What's the difference in the suits?

That's great Ricky. The main differences are:
* No sleeves
* Minimal padding in the gusset department to aid running
* Tailored for running and swimming, as opposed to some TT skinsuits, which are tailored for aero riding only
* Quick drying I suppose? Never tried swimming in one

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RickyW
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:37 pm Reply with quote
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I'm going to do duathlons - tri seems likely to involve drowning. Worth it for just the running/cycling do you think John?
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john-o
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:13 am Reply with quote
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RickyW wrote:
I'm going to do duathlons - tri seems likely to involve drowning. Worth it for just the running/cycling do you think John?

I've always used one Ricky as I don't think I'd be very happy running with a proper chamois from my TT skinsuit or normal cycling shorts.

For tri or duathlons where the bike leg is on the road then a skinsuit of some description is obviously going to be worthwhile aerodynamically (especially, if like me, you are relying on catching a load of runners on the bike leg!), but maybe less so for off road ones.

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WilliamN
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:34 pm Reply with quote
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The one I did Ricky, I ended up in bib shorts and a jersey.
Partly because I wanted to do in club kit and I wanted a pocket (didn't have on my skinsuit) I also happened to have some shorts with a very thin chamois.

Marc could let us know about swimming....I don't intend on swimming in it if I can help it like you!!!
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john-o
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:06 pm Reply with quote
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Update: I've been in touch with Giordana. They are updating their tri-suits and don't yet have sizing info. They're aiming to get this to us in a couple of weeks + a sample suit.

So, there will be a bit of a wait, but best to make sure we get the right sizes. No one wants a baggy tri suit...

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RickyW
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:09 pm Reply with quote
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WilliamN wrote:
The one I did Ricky, I ended up in bib shorts and a jersey.
Partly because I wanted to do in club kit and I wanted a pocket (didn't have on my skinsuit) I also happened to have some shorts with a very thin chamois.

Marc could let us know about swimming....I don't intend on swimming in it if I can help it like you!!!


Will - missed this - sounds good, will look for something with thin chamois!
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john-o
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:27 pm Reply with quote
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RickyW wrote:
Will - missed this - sounds good, will look for something with thin chamois!

Ricky, you can buy tri specific shorts, with the same VERY thin pad then you get in a suit.

I think for events with off road biking then that + a club jersey isn't going to cost you aerodynamically (well, not if you ride a MTB like I do...). But where the bike leg is on the road I am desperate enough for any advantage to go with the suit!

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RickyW
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:07 pm Reply with quote
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Clumber park is the one I'm looking at so off road, though blimey, these things make CX look cheap! I think with off road I hope for some small advantage over the normal tri type people!
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MarkMcC
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:48 pm Reply with quote
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If you want to keep the price right down - to under thirty quid - then Planet X have halved the price of their tri-suit http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLPXP3TS/planet-x-pro-line-365-x-tri-suit?utm_source=The+Planet+X+and+On-One+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=e2596a3c25-040815&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_561486488b-e2596a3c25-271190593&mc_cid=e2596a3c25&mc_eid=cdb7ef9fc3

And technically it is in club colours (red, black & white) - just pretend that "Planet X" is something beginning with N
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