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Subject: Will this work as a tri suit?
At 30% off $99.99 I think that's a good deal...would it work for a triathlon? Or is it just meant for biking...I don't think it describes the padding...???? Maybe too thick for swimming? THANKS!!

http://www.mapmyfitness.com/shop/mapmyride-womenskit-black


2013-08-29 3:12 PM
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sleeves?

Tank top style top is so much nicer.

As for the padding, I know my "bike" shorts padding would really sag out if I were to swim with them.

2013-08-29 3:16 PM
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It might work. 

A couple things to think about:

It has short sleeves, which might be hot.  What kind of weather do you expect at your races?

Bike padding doesn't seem like an issue for me.  I've done races in short, fitted running shorts, tri shorts, and cycling shorts (increasing padding, respectively), and I like them all.  Next season I'm planning on racing in Speedo bottoms.  Totally personal preference on that.

I think I'm very much in the minority here, but I would just offer that you don't "need" a tri kit.  You can always just race in shorts that you like now and a jersey, sports bra, swim suit or whatever.  The kit is a nice thing to have, but definitely not a necessity if cost is at all an issue.

2013-08-29 3:19 PM
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Personally, I wouldn't swim in full bike shorts, or want to swim or run in a bike jersey... and I wouldn't recommend it either.

Depending on your size, I've got a gently used tri kit (shorts with fleece chamois, sleeveless jersey) that I'd be willing to part with for cheaper than that. Let me know.
2013-08-29 3:36 PM
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This is a cycling kit. It is not intended for swimming and running - the chamois will soak up too much water and you'll feel like you have a wet diaper on.

You can get a two piece tri suit pretty cheap - look around Amazon.com
I would recommend a two piece as its easier for women to use the bathroom in them, and you can mix and match tops as conditions require.

Here is an example: http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Womens-Select-Shorts-X-Large/dp/B0091JK...


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2013-08-29 4:04 PM
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Originally posted by mgalanter This is a cycling kit. It is not intended for swimming and running - the chamois will soak up too much water and you'll feel like you have a wet diaper on. You can get a two piece tri suit pretty cheap - look around Amazon.com I would recommend a two piece as its easier for women to use the bathroom in them, and you can mix and match tops as conditions require. Here is an example: http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Womens-Select-Shorts-X-Large/dp/B0091JK...

I did a HIM in PI Sugar Shorts and they didn't feel diaperish at all.

But I have some PI tri shorts I've worn once.  Not like.

2013-08-29 6:16 PM
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Originally posted by switch

It might work. 

A couple things to think about:

It has short sleeves, which might be hot.  What kind of weather do you expect at your races?

Bike padding doesn't seem like an issue for me.  I've done races in short, fitted running shorts, tri shorts, and cycling shorts (increasing padding, respectively), and I like them all.  Next season I'm planning on racing in Speedo bottoms.  Totally personal preference on that.

I think I'm very much in the minority here, but I would just offer that you don't "need" a tri kit.  You can always just race in shorts that you like now and a jersey, sports bra, swim suit or whatever.  The kit is a nice thing to have, but definitely not a necessity if cost is at all an issue.




Definitely agree with this. I think the general tendency is to get increasingly more specialized gear.

Will a bike kit work? Sure. Will spandex running shorts work? Sure. Will a regular swimming suit work? Sure. I have a pair of tri shorts that I use for training and racing.
2013-08-29 7:58 PM
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wonder how much those big pockets on the back of the shirt will open up during the swim and turn into a drag suit.

 

you'd be better off just wearing a swimsuit for the whole race.  

2013-08-30 7:11 AM
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Don't buy this to wear in a triathlon, I have gotten 1 pc trisuits on sale for not much more than the retail price of either the shorts or the top. And that is less than the entry fee for a sprint. You are better off getting the real tri stuff (or do the whole event in a swimsuit). I like Orca and Zoot, but everyone has a preference.
2013-08-30 7:43 AM
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Subject: RE: Will this work as a tri suit?

Originally posted by mgalanter This is a cycling kit. It is not intended for swimming and running - the chamois will soak up too much water and you'll feel like you have a wet diaper on. You can get a two piece tri suit pretty cheap - look around Amazon.com I would recommend a two piece as its easier for women to use the bathroom in them, and you can mix and match tops as conditions require. Here is an example: http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Womens-Select-Shorts-X-Large/dp/B0091JK...

I'd also like to add that it would be illegal for a non-wetsuit swim per USAT's rules...

"Swimwear must not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor extend past the knees."



2013-08-30 9:04 PM
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Originally posted by GMAN 19030

Originally posted by mgalanter This is a cycling kit. It is not intended for swimming and running - the chamois will soak up too much water and you'll feel like you have a wet diaper on. You can get a two piece tri suit pretty cheap - look around Amazon.com I would recommend a two piece as its easier for women to use the bathroom in them, and you can mix and match tops as conditions require. Here is an example: http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Womens-Select-Shorts-X-Large/dp/B0091JK...

I'd also like to add that it would be illegal for a non-wetsuit swim per USAT's rules...

"Swimwear must not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor extend past the knees."




I'm pretty sure that's not a USAT rule, though I believe it is a rule in (all? most?) Ironman-branded races.
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