The Speedwear Concept Tri Suit. A translation of all the aerodynamic qualities of Speedwear Concept to the needs of triathletes. The majority of the suit is made of Speedsilk.
The Speedsilk fabric has undergone a hot press treatment, so the surface gets very smooth and silk like, hence the name. This fabric technology improves the aerodynamics of regular Lycra. Speedsilk reduces drag and is used on the front torso, the side panels and the legs.
Airstripe is a form of Lycra with a pinstripe woven into the surface. This fabric creates a golfball effect. On places where this fabric is used, the air is able to remain attached to the surface much longer and creates a narrower low-pressure wake and less pressure drag. We use this fabric on the sleeves and the back torso.
The integrated Tri pad provides support during the bike leg, whilst still being flexible enough so you don’t notice it while swimming or running. The leg cuffs are finished with a wide elastic Powerband to keep everything in place.
220 Triathlon reviewed the suit and it posted very impressive results. You can read the full article here.