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Le Col x McLaren Project Aero Speedsuit review

Le Col x McLaren Project Aero Speedsuit review

Super-fast speedsuit backed by wind tunnel data Stealthy and sophisticated aesthetics Second-skin-like fit Comfortable (even when standing) Lightweight, breathable fabric Utilitarian rear pockets It’s easy…

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Super-fast speedsuit backed by wind tunnel data

Stealthy and sophisticated aesthetics

Second-skin-like fit

Comfortable (even when standing)

Lightweight, breathable fabric

Utilitarian rear pockets

It’s easy to get sucked into the marketing hype when a new product is launched, isn’t it? More so when attributes such as aerodynamics are thrown into the equation but British brand Le Col is confident its new aero speedsuit offering, the Le Col x McLaren Project Aero Speedsuit, is faster than the current crop of WorldTour skinsuits. It’s all been rigorously tested, benchmarked, and verified in the wind tunnel but is this just another bold claim, or is it a promise?Well, in an effort to debunk fact from fiction Le Col invited us to the Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub to put its new go-faster, wind-cheating garb to the test in the wind tunnel. Not only did we sample it back-to-back against some of the best cycling clothing from Le Col’s range, but we also raced it in several time trials. Session 1: recording CdA value at 45km/h (Image credit: Le Col) Le Col x McLaren Project Aero Speedsuit’s advanced materials manage the leading-edge airflow around body contours (Image credit: Le Col) Session 2 involved wind speed of 50km/h – the gold standard in terms of time trial average speed Design and aesthetics Before we get into the wind tunnel data it’s worth discussing the design philosophy of what Le Col has created here together with McLaren – the automotive […]

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