The only thing is that the suit is 100% black, and unabashadly so. Racing in Las Vegas in September got me thinking. I felt I really needed a setup that was cooler on race day, so I kinda started looking around. I still didn't want to spend a ton of coin, so when I saw the TYR competitor series and the summer 25% discount I thought I would give it a shot.
But the biggest thing is the back of the top, which will be exposed to the Vegas sun for 2+ hours straight.
The mostly white top should help sufficiently on Race Day. The only thing I don't like is the big bike jersey type pocket in the back. It really doesn't pass the 'aero' eyeball test. I'm planning on cutting it out before Vegas.
One of the reasons I had been hesitant to get a 2 piece tri race setup is that for non-wetsuit swims I just felt there would be a lot more drag in the water. So when my wife asked me what I wanted to buy for my summer bonus, and that she was sick of me getting bike stuff, a swimskin was the perfect solution for everything.
So I wore everything for the Stumpy Creek Race. I wore my Zoot tri shorts that I train in all the time to go with the TYR top. Overall it went pretty well. I had a little trouble getting the swimskin zipper pulled back as I was tugging on the tri top instead of the swimskin initially. And I was still slow as dog crap in the water so no miracles there.
The tri top was a little tight around my mid section. Something I'll have to get used to and maybe it will loosen some. But next race I won't put it on until as late as possible. It was uncomfortable all morning as I drove 45 minutes to the race site.
This is the setup I will race in Vegas as there will be no wetsuits there. Highs of 100, and lows in the upper 80's. I will surely look like a pro, so we'll see how it goes!