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newMan




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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:07 am    Post subject: Aero oversocks which work? Reply with quote

Can anybody recommend some aero oversocks where the zip doesn't fail after one use that doesn't cost the earth?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Velotoze aren't too bad, very cheap but can be a total pain to get on, although I've read if you coat them in talc they are easier, just your good shoes get covered as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Velotoze are made of exactly the same material as cheap/old swimming caps. Just require proper drying and a good layer of talk before and after use.

One of the first evenings I spent with my now partner, was in the back of a minibus, wrestling his velotoze on before a TT. Took another 18 months before he actually was my partner but it left an impression. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awildt wrote:
One of the first evenings I spent with my now partner, was in the back of a minibus, wrestling his velotoze on before a TT. Took another 18 months before he actually was my partner but it left an impression. Wink


I thought tritalk was more of a neoprene than a rubber fetishists site, but I guess there's some crossover?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jibberjim wrote:
awildt wrote:
One of the first evenings I spent with my now partner, was in the back of a minibus, wrestling his velotoze on before a TT. Took another 18 months before he actually was my partner but it left an impression. Wink


I thought tritalk was more of a neoprene than a rubber fetishists site, but I guess there's some crossover?

Anything goes, as long as you hang him out to dry and give him a proper talk. I won't get in to what awildt is on about in regards to "before and after use" though. We need Ron for that one.

awildt wrote:
Just require proper drying and a good layer of talk before and after use.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JeffB wrote:
Velotoze aren't too bad, very cheap but can be a total pain to get on, although I've read if you coat them in talc they are easier, just your good shoes get covered as well.

Jeff


Thank you
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the Orca areo shoes, not bad at 20 quid
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup I also use Velotoze and have been frustrated by them ripping in the past. A bit of talc on the inside of them pre- and post-ride seems to sort that right out.

Is this for TTing or long distance tri? A good alternative to aero shoe covers for long distance tri are the Rule 28 Aerosocks or the NoPinz trip socks

https://www.nopinz.com/product/track-trip-socks/
https://www.rule28.com
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriSam wrote:
Yup I also use Velotoze and have been frustrated by them ripping in the past. A bit of talc on the inside of them pre- and post-ride seems to sort that right out.

Is this for TTing or long distance tri? A good alternative to aero shoe covers for long distance tri are the Rule 28 Aerosocks or the NoPinz trip socks

https://www.nopinz.com/product/track-trip-socks/
https://www.rule28.com


I got some Nopinz aero calf guards and used them at Barcelona, put them on over my normal calfguards and under the wetsuit, even if they only saved me 5 watts, over an IM it's worth having.

My legs are fairly hairy so I might have saved a few more, I also put my TT skinsuit on in T1, less of a gain for short races, but possibly worth it for an IM, especially when you see some of the wattage gains some of them claim.

Jeff
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