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More than satisfied
on 5 October 2010
As an endurance cyclist, recovery is essential especially if I am due to ride again shortly after completing an event. Reducing lactic acid within the body is essential to a quick recovery. Traditionally, I would have just undertaken recovery rides (an hour of easy spinning) and eaten appropriately.
Compression clothing is now another armory in the battle for recovery and I am certainly impressed with the success offered by Skins tights. Some sceptics suggest that it is placebo but I lend my support to those who contend that compression wear is an excellent means of improving blood flow to your muscle groups, and less face it, the medical profession have offered such garments for years.
I wear my tights in one of two ways and both work. Firstly during a cycle event, assuming that the weather is not too hot where you could still overheat and not on too greater distance, as you would be liable to saddle soreness whilst wearing tights under a conventional pair of cycling bibshorts. Secondly, immediately after an event and often over-night in bed. By the morning you will feel as quite recovered.
Make sure that you carefully measure your dimensions and body weight before purchase. There would be little point in purchasing such gear if it is too loose.
I have owned a couple of pairs for some time. They have kept their stretch and and essential skin tightnesss. However, I would be happy to try an even tighter compression as achieved by with tights using a higher denier of material. 2XU produce a 70 denier version in their Elite range. I do not know how this compares with Skins' new RY400 tights, the next version up from the pair mentioned in this review.