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The Best Triathlon Kit For Your Race

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published May 13, 2014
Photo: John David Becker


Engineered for speed: Find the race kit best suited to your “A” race. 

Aero engineers are now designing race kits to gain speed, and the result is potentially huge. But performing well in a wind tunnel test isn’t enough. We tested three of these new suits to see if they’re also practical choices for race day.

Champion Systems Apex Triathlon Speedsuit

$240, Champ-sys.com
Best for: Versatility

If you plan to own just one race kit, the Apex is the only suit in this review up to the task. It is sufficiently breathable for Ironman, and its durable arm and leg cuffs will last through many uses. The compressive fit helps tuck the rider into a smaller package to maximize aero performance on the bike, but can feel restrictive while running. Unzipping the top alleviates the pressure. The one-piece design increases comfort during long-course bike legs by holding the suit in place and preventing bunching.

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FILED UNDER: Bike / Gear & Tech

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at Ahersh@competitorgroup.com.

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