Still, the flatlock seams ensure that you do not have to worry about the durability of this tri suit, while the envelope pocket provides a convenient place to carry something without having to worry about it adding to your drag. Of course, this makes perfect sense when you consider that not only does this brand specialize exclusively in triathlon gear and equipment, it has been repurposed as a high-end brand for over a decade. Lastly, a number of "radical" bicycle frames that are illegal in road cycling are still legal in triathlon, so "nontraditional" frame designs are also common, including Zipp , Softride , and Kestrel.

When talking about legs in regard to the SLS3 CMX tri suit, we are not necessarily referring to the anatomical openings of the tri suit though those do have qualities worth mentioning. That said, for the rest of us, there are two clear winners in the male and female tri suit categories, and they both do so in similar ways.

On top of that, while the De Soto Sport Forza is not actually intended to be used in substitute of a wetsuit, it does come with Liftfoil buoyancy panels to provide additional assistance during the swim leg of the triathlon. A , wind tunnel study by Dan Empfield found that the best configuration was a single water bottle on the bike's downtube it smoothed airflow to the seat tube and rear wheel.