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I need a new swim suit and dont know if I really need to buy a tri suit (some are really not that expensive) or just get a plain old suit?<br><br>
what do people recommend?
 

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I wouldn't wear a tri suit in a pool...if that's what you're asking...
 

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thanks guys--so just a plain swim suit----<br><br>
I will be shopping I guess--hard time of year to buy one--but mine just isnt cutting it..LOL
 

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check out swimoutlet.com or kiefer.com ~ both have a pretty good selection if you can't find a store locally to buy from.
 

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I swear by speedo..........I've had 3 of this suit........LOVE it.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.speedousa.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.detail/categoryID/7a5d79b9-b6cd-4992-9de6-bbe5b2bc70b3/productID/83dc6f6c-fd27-4303-9318-c81f136dd855/" target="_blank">http://www.speedousa.com/index.cfm/f...-c81f136dd855/</a>
 

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I'm new to this. Do you all wear a tri swim-suit and then change? Or do you wear the one-piece tri-suit? I've looked around at some of the web-sites and it seems there are a lot of choices and combinations. Do the one-piece tri-suits with the shelf bra provide enough support? Not that I need a lot but I sure don't want to be bouncing everywhere. And then there are the ones without a shelf bra. Do you wear a particular bra with them?<br>
Sorry for all the questions. I realize everyone has a personal preference. I just need pointed in the right direction.
 

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Ok. I wear a regular bathing suit when I am training. In a race, I wear a wicking bra, tri top and tri shorts for the whole race.<br><br>
Some people wear a bathing suit then throw bike shorts on. I don't like running in bike shorts and I don't want to waste time pulling on bike shorts. Everyone has a different preference.
 

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I train in a swim suit. The chlorine does a number on them! During the summer I swim in open water in a swim suit.<br><br>
I've done only one sprint tri. I did do several swims to test out possible race day outfits. I wore tri shorts (cycling shorts with minimal padding), sports bra, and short sleeve running shirt.<br><br>
Since then I have gotten a couple tri tops with a shelf bra. Mind you, I have very little on top. I buy my bras in the jr's dept... I wear tri tops as a base layer in the winter and have no jiggle issues.
 

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btw--I have that suit in black and red. I love it!!! It's in very bad shape. Elastic is shot. Lycra is coming apart. Yet, somehow I can't throw it away! Of all of my suits, it fits the best. Or it used to...
 

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thanks for the feedback!<br><br>
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anybody swam in a waterpolo suit? I am rather large chested--and would like something to covers my girls---but wondering since there is no shelf bra in it, if it would be enough support to swim in (during the actually tri races, I would be wearing a different outfit--with support). The suit I am swimming in now if just really stretched out---
 

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I wear my enell bra under the tri suit...even if it has a shelf bra.<br>
I've seen plenty of this in tri's...looks like it would slow me down and hurt my back/eyes.<br><br><img alt="tits.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/tits.gif">
 
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