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2010-04-14 4:02 PM


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Subject: Silly Question Re: Tri Suit
So....I got my first tri suit for my upcoming sprint (this weekend). 

This is silly, and a little embarassing, but should I be wearing underwear under the tri suit?!  It seems to defeat the purpose for the tri-suit in some ways (drying post-swim), but I also don't want to be "that person" who is going commando when I shouldn't be!!!

Any thoughts?


2010-04-14 4:03 PM
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2010-04-14 4:04 PM
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I just wear the suit, as do most people I know.
2010-04-14 4:07 PM
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2010-04-14 4:15 PM
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That all depends... does it have bike padding?  Depends on how much anatomy it shows (in my experiences with tri suits).

I have a light blue tri suit that my wife banned from events since the last time I raced in it and we looked at post race photos... it showed more than I cared to reveal in public.  I now have a black suit that isn't as bad, but the wife still suggests some under armor shorts.

It might also matter what gender you are.

I actually feel more comfortable with a pair of under armor spandex shorts under my tri suit.  Less chafing.

All depends on what makes you comfortable but there's no set rule for it.

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2010-04-14 4:18 PM
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Rock. The. ONESIE!!!


2010-04-14 4:22 PM
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2010-04-14 4:25 PM
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no underwear.  ESPECIALLY not cotton - it chafes and it defeats the purpose of the trisuit.  If you MUST wear underwear, get some wicking types to wear.
2010-04-14 4:33 PM
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Wearing cotton underwear after a swim would be like wearing a wet diaper for the bike and run... no thanks!

2010-04-14 6:49 PM
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Nope and there's a very real reason that black is the proper colour of shorts to wear
2010-04-16 1:27 AM
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Subject: RE: Silly Question Re: Tri Suit
Thanks everyone!The responses definitely helped bring up my confidence! After a quick water test, then a check in the mirror, if all things are decently covered, I will be "rocking the onesie"!!~alisonPS- I got the 2XU Endurance. I think it might be from a few seasons ago, but I got a great deal online, and it fits and feels great! I can't wait to wear it thsi Sunday in it's first official event!!!


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