Aero jersey or skinsuit

So club kit ordering time, a good jersey would be a lot more versatile than a skin suit. Would I giving much away in crits if I went for the jersey option?

They were talking about this but with reference to XCO racing.

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Cheers, hadn’t seen that

I would totally go for a Skinsuit. I have nice skinsuits for racing and midrange/budget bibs and jerseys for training. I don’t need to go fast when i’m training so as long as it’s comfortable it doesn’t need to be aero. When i’m racing I want to be as aero as possible so I always wear a skinsuit.
Also the only time you “need” to wear club kit is when you are racing.


For road racing, I’m quite partial to the two-piece type skinsuits (like the vie13 “warrny suit” or castelli “san remo” suit). Very snug (still aero) pockets for a bar/gel, easier to unzip for cooling on a long climb, and more comfortable than a skinsuit.

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Are you going to give away “much”? Guess it depends on how you define “much”, honestly.

You will definitely give away some watts…how much is very dependent on the individual and the fit of the clothing.

If you are getting this primarily for crits, for me it would be a skinsuit, hands down.

Skinsuit for racing only. Aero and far more comfortable than bib jersey combination (N=1 Cuore)

IMO should never be worn other than on the bike mid race or podium afterwards. Your local cafe customers don’t need to see how lean or otherwise you are.

If your only buying one option, the bib and jersey is definitely more versatile. I only wear bibs on the trainer… a skin suit would be a hot option.

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Cheers chaps, some good points. Seems like kalas do the two piece type as one of the options so wil give that a go.

Do you have the option for a ‘road suit’? Its not a traditional skin suit, it has separation at the waist in the front. They also have pockets on the back. I think theyre way more comfortable than just bibs and a jersey.

To be fair, almost all skinsuits these days have pockets…it is not just something on the hybrid suits.

But those suits do make it much easier to pee…

what kind of skinsuit would you recommend primarily for zwift racing

i’m assuming full skin suit, aero helmet and those little shrink wrap thingies that can go over your shoes to make em more aero


Aero gloves will make a massive differance on zwift

And Jawbreakers add 13 watts