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We set out to design a suit that delivers improvement across a range of scenarios, and that is what we have achieved. We want the customer to be able to invest in an Aeroforce-X suit and know they will be faster and have an advantage over any other athlete on the start line who isn’t wearing this suit.
No matter which course you are racing or your anticipated bike split speeds – investing in this suit is guaranteed to help you save watts, increase speed and leave you feeling fresher for the run.
Fabrics: Over 30 fabrics were developed and tested to make sure that the world’s fastest Aero suit could be made. Five unique fabrics from Italy and France make up each suit which was necessary in order to find the perfect balance between speed, breathability, comfort, coverage and overall performance. These can be seen below:
Scientific Aero Development: This started and finished in the wind-tunnel. Firstly, on the fabrics and testing at different speeds and on different locations on the body. This data was then taken into the prototype design stages and feedback on the velodrome and in races was used to further optimise the suit design over several months. Different shapes of athletes and a combination of track and wind tunnel meant that we could find the best real-world averages. We then went back to the wind tunnel for more testing and here the slightest of tweaks were made to find those marginal gains. We didn’t stop until we had made significant gains on what was currently available in the triathlon industry. More information can be found on the Zone3 blog, “The Story Behind the Suit”.
The results: The Zone3 Aeroforce-X suit has the lowest drag compared to all key competitor suits tested between 35-45 kmph. The variability at different speeds was also less than half than that of the next best competitor making it the most consistent suit on test.
Comfort: The ultra-lightweight breathable fabrics feel superior against the skin and will ensure you are dry within minutes of the bike leg. The core body panel incorporates ColdBlack technology across the core to reduce infrared absorption and help regulate body temperature.
The Aeroforce-X is the pinnacle of the Zone3 Tri clothing range and is perfect for those athletes looking to take their performance to the next level.
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