We plan to order new Cheltenham and County skinsuits for time trialling, circuit racing or cyclocross racing.
These will be made by Nopinz, who make some of the best skinsuits around at the moment. They include a clear plastic wallet for putting your race number in (no pins), which is more aero, more convenient and stops your kit from getting ruined by safety-pins. They are also made from a far better cloth than our current ones.
- Here is what we plan to order: http://www.nopinz.com/product/nopinz-supersuit/
- They will be printed in club colours – here is the design (Thanks Joseph Hole!) https://goo.gl/7v9JUy
- The cost to members is £100 per suit, which is a a huge discount on the normal price.
- We’ll order by the end of July for delivery in September. Yes, it’s the end of the season but we’ll have them for 2016!
- Payment on collection.
If you want one, drop Harry an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) telling him your size by 30th July. (there is a size chart in page linked above).
If you aren’t sure if it’s worth it, check out this article based on Simon Smart’s work at the Drag2Zero wind tunnel. It shows that a good skinsuit is by far and away the best value thing you can do to improve your aerodynamics, saving almost as much time as a TT bike but for less than 10% of the price.