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JD-ScarabTri




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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you can't get better advice than that - post closed !

After watching the leading age groupers at Bolton a couple of years ago there were so many wearing Fusion PWR tri shorts I decided to get a pair (bit of a discount from the Mcr tri show). Have used them on 50-60 mile bike rides and last week at the outlaw half and they really are good (well for me) and I think I will be using them for my next full (have always changed into cycle shorts and then run shorts). Maybe my backside has toughened up enough now, even without any good spankings (ignoring my tri results). I don't use a suit so I can wear our clubs top so as mentioned above getting some good shorts is money well spent.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did at IMUK back at Sherbourne and forgot to take them off in T2, chucked them in a dumpster. Haven't done so since
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JD-ScarabTri wrote:
Well you can't get better advice than that - post closed !

After watching the leading age groupers at Bolton a couple of years ago there were so many wearing Fusion PWR tri shorts I decided to get a pair (bit of a discount from the Mcr tri show). Have used them on 50-60 mile bike rides and last week at the outlaw half and they really are good (well for me) and I think I will be using them for my next full (have always changed into cycle shorts and then run shorts). Maybe my backside has toughened up enough now, even without any good spankings (ignoring my tri results). I don't use a suit so I can wear our clubs top so as mentioned above getting some good shorts is money well spent.


The fusion kit is great, the new SLi suits/tops/shorts are top quality. If you're thinking of getting some, PM me
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriSam wrote:
JD-ScarabTri wrote:
Well you can't get better advice than that - post closed !

After watching the leading age groupers at Bolton a couple of years ago there were so many wearing Fusion PWR tri shorts I decided to get a pair (bit of a discount from the Mcr tri show). Have used them on 50-60 mile bike rides and last week at the outlaw half and they really are good (well for me) and I think I will be using them for my next full (have always changed into cycle shorts and then run shorts). Maybe my backside has toughened up enough now, even without any good spankings (ignoring my tri results). I don't use a suit so I can wear our clubs top so as mentioned above getting some good shorts is money well spent.


The fusion kit is great, the new SLi suits/tops/shorts are top quality. If you're thinking of getting some, PM me


How does the pad differ to the fusion multisport suit which I have? The suit itself fits me perfectly, but the chamois is basically a thin flanel.
See they also do the speedsuit with the PWR shorts which I'd be interested in if the chamois is considerably different.

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TriSam




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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of the PWR/speed style suits and shorts are made with the same, felt padding that is a slightly thicker chamois than the newer SLI range

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still maintain it's more about finding the right saddle than the padding in your shorts.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I struggle to imagine its even possible to be comfy for 5+ hours

I like my setup and my saddle suits me to a point, but towards the end of an IM leg things are getting sore.

After an hour or so its hurts then it goes numb for a few hours, but by the end it always gets painful again. I just write it off as par for the course. IM is meant to hurt.


Of course there are different levels of pain and if its truly painful something should be done but some Degree of discomfort is surely inevitable.

A few hours on a Hire bike woke me up to just how painful and uncomfortable a saddle can be, and how good my setup is. But I still feel it after a IM bike.


Next you will be looking for trainers that don't hurt your feet in the Marathon!





FWIW My set up is the saddle the bike came with + thousands of miles of practice.
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Flee




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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of good advice to consider, thanks.

I'm new to long distance so I need to get a setup that works for me. My saddle (Tritone) was fine for standard, but got a bit painful for middle distance. I've just bought a specialised power saddle (I know it's not a Tri saddle) and did a 108 mile ride last weekend with cycling shorts and had no discomfort - so that's my base setting.

Next long ride will be just in my Tri suit (huub) so we'll see if that works okay with my new saddle. If not, I'll consider a full change in T1 and T2.

Cheers.
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Flee




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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I tried this out today for the Day In The Lakes and I can honestly say it was the most comfortable I've been on my bike. Took me 10 seconds to slip them on and 5 seconds to whip them off... Well worth the extra time for me.

I totally agree that we should aim to get a comfortable setup without needing extra padding, but until I find that, it's nice to have this available to me.
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