Do you need an aerosuit for road riding?

Should we all be wearing the tightest of tight cycle clothing, an aerosuit?

With the battle for free speed producing a seemingly endless array of new equipment, it wasn’t long before clothing came under scrutiny. Long gone are the days of baggy wool jerseys and saggy shorts. ‘Aerosuits’ are at the cutting edge of this trend and are no longer the preserve of the pros.

Line up at the start of even the smallest Regional C race and aerosuits abound. But is this anything more than fashion?

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.