NoPinz/Aerocoach ATS Trip Suit review
The NoPinz/Aerocoach ATS Trip Suit is worn by Richard Bussell, men’s 2015 National 10 Mile Time Trial champion, and Hayley Simmonds, multiple women’s National Time Trial champion. We decided to find out whether it can make us faster
The market for high end skinsuits is getting more and more competitive. Using innovative aero technology the NoPinz/Aerocoach ATS Trip Suit measures up well, although £250 is a substantial outlay.
Uses innovative aero technology
Good quality chamois
Number pocket means no pins to damage your suit
NoPinz and Aerocoach previously collaborated to create the Nopinz Trip Sockz which have had huge success in the domestic time trial scene.
With the NoPinz/Aerocoach ATS Trip Suit the two companies have combined trip strip technology and the NoPinz number pocket system (as used by WorldTour teams LottoNL-Jumbo and FDJ) to create a skinsuit that is designed to help you cheat the wind.
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Trip strips run down your arms. The theory is that the raised strips “trip” the air keeping attached to your body for longer, which in turn reduces drag.
NoPinz and Aerocoach have used Computational Fluid Design and real world testing to establish the optimum position of the trip strips. Depending on your size and the distance between your aero pads you are to opt for a suit with trip strips in an “open” or “closed” aero position.
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Nopinz made its name off the back of its integrated number system. You insert your number into the transparent pocket from within the suit- it is definitely advisable to put the number in place before putting on the suit!
The pocket has two main functions – it keeps the number flush to your lower back, meaning it won’t flap about in the wind wasting watts; and, removes the need to put pins through your suit which should improve its longevity.
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The NoPinz/Aerocoach ATS Trip Suit has a tight snug fit and feels fast (it helped me to two PBs), but it’s not all about aerodynamics. A flap at the neck prevents the zip causing any irritation; the silicon wrist and leg grippers stop the suit riding up; the netted back and side panels help keep you well ventilated; and, the CoolMax chamois provides a comfortable ride even on longer time trials when you are sat in an aggressive position.
The suit comes in both men’s and women’s specific deigns and there are various colour options to choose from- for an additional £40 you can opt for a bespoke colour scheme.
Overall the NoPinz/Aerocoach ATS Trip Suit is hard to fault, however the finish of the suit is not quite as high as some other, albeit more expensive, skinsuits on the market.
For more details visit the Nopinz website.
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