Le Col x McLaren Project Aero Speedsuit review

We put the new Le Col x McLaren Project Aero Speedsuit to the test in both real-world time trials and the wind tunnel to establish if it truly is as fast as the hype suggests

Le Col x McLaren Project Aero Speedsuit getting tested in the wind tunnel
(Image: © Le Col)

Cyclingnews Verdict

An undisputedly fast and versatile speedsuit that can double up as both a dedicated road race and time trial option

Pros

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    Super-fast speedsuit backed by wind tunnel data

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    Stealthy and sophisticated aesthetics

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    Second-skin-like fit

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    Comfortable (even when standing)

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    Lightweight, breathable fabric

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    Utilitarian rear pockets

Cons

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    Pricey

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    No encapsulator or number pocket

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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.

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