First Look: HUUB Anemoi Aero Triathlon Suit

New in for testing: HUUB Anemoi Aero Triathlon Suit – £289.99

Chris Hovenden will be busy over the coming weeks and months with some brand new kit and equipment that has arrived for testing. One of those items is the latest triathlon kit from HUUB, the Anemoi Aero Triathlon Suit.

We’ll be bringing you a full review once Chris has had a chance to put it through its paces, but here are his initial comments on a product that has seen a collaboration with one of Great Britain’s fastest cyclists.


Website link / contact: www.huubdesign.com

HUUB has cultivated an image of pushing the boundaries when it comes to innovation. The HUUB Anemoi Aero Triathlon Suit already appears popular with professional long-distance triathletes (such as Elliot Smales, winner of IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2018) and the Derby based company claims it is: ’The fastest trisuit on the market today…’

Elliot Smales IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2018 - Huw Fairclough for IRONMAN
Photo: Huw Fairclough for IRONMAN

To design the Anemoi, HUUB linked up with former age-group triathlete turned cyclist (multiple national champion on the track and in time trials), Dan Bigham. Dan, more importantly, also happens to be an aerodynamicist. With Bigham’s input HUUB has sought to build on the popular Dave Scott Long Course Triathlon Suit, in particular its ability to help save you time on the bike leg.

It is commonly accepted that when on the bike your body accounts for approx. 80% of your drag and that aerodynamics are a significant factor when travelling at anything above 10 mph. If you’re serious about improving at triathlon you should be considering how to become more aero on the bike.

HUUB Anemoi Aero Triathlon suit

In its drive to provide the fastest suit possible, the HUUB Anemoi Triathlon suit looks to incorporate some impressive tech:

Aerodynamic materials are faster through the air than your bare skin (even if shaved) – that’s why pro-cyclists often sacrifice a good tan-line for shorts that end closer to the knee than mid-thigh and HUUB has taken this on board when designing the Anemoi, the arms come close to the elbow and the legs end just above the knee.

HUUB Anemoi Aero Triathlon suit

The shoulders and back are ribbed to help you cheat the wind, whilst the underarm is netted to aid ventilation. There is also a netted rear pocket which is said to be ‘aero’.

HUUB Anemoi Aero Triathlon suit

HUUB says that the cut of the suit uses its Arms Neutral™ design to aid swim comfort as well as aero efficiency on the bike.

Interestingly, neoprene strips (Neoprene Trip Technology – patent pending), run down your thighs. I expect the concept is similar to that of the ATS™ strips and calf-guards, both normally found on your lower leg, that are extremely popular in domestic time-trialling.

HUUB Anemoi Aero Triathlon suit

The HUUB Anemoi Aero Triathlon suit is available in two colour ways: Black/Petrol or Black/White.

I’ll be putting the Huub Anemoi Aero Triathlon Suit through its paces in the coming weeks and the early season. Full review to follow.

HUUB Anemoi Aero Triaathlon Suit

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Zwift Innsbruck-Tirol

Zwift Releases 2018 UCI Road World Champs Innsbruck-Tirol Course

New Zwift course released today

Having announced in June this year (HERE) that is was coming, Zwift after today released the UCI World Championships Innsbruck-Tirol course to their online training platform for cyclists.

Online riders will now have two different options to have the Innsbruck experience, after competitor software Bkool added the 2018 World Championship course to their platform at the end of June.

Here is the full announcement from Zwift of today’s course addition.


Zwift Releases 2018 UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck-Tirol Course

New course offers the opportunity for cyclists globally to get closer to the 2018 UCI Road World Championships

Zwift, the global online training platform for cyclists, has today released its latest course, Innsbruck. The course is based on the route that will be used for the 2018 UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck-Tirol.

The 24km circuit is based on the ‘Olympic Lap’, that will be tackled seven times during the Men’s Elite Road Race and three times during Women’s Elite Road Race. The focal point of the course is the 7.9km (5 mile) climb at an average gradient of 5.9%.

Zwift Innsbruck-Tirol Course

“We’ve been really excited about this new course since Zwift unveiled plans earlier this year,” comments Bradley McGee, Cycling Australia Technical Director (Road). “Typically the first time our riders would get to see the course would be when they arrive to race. Having the ability to train on the course in Zwift is going be a huge benefit this year not only from a tactical perspective, but it will serve as a huge confidence booster for the riders too.”

Iconic landmarks from the Tirol region are featured throughout the course. These include the Kufstein Castle, Ötztal Area 47 adventure park, the Old Town of Rattenberg and the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Giant and the Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck.

Zwift Innsbruck-Tirol Course

“Zwift provides us with a terrific opportunity to bring the Innsbruck-Tirol region to a global audience. The 2018 UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck-Tirol will live on far beyond September.” Esther Wilhelm, Head of Communications of the Organising Committee in Innsbruck comments. “The region is a fantastic place for cyclists to visit and we hope that Zwift will help us give people their first taste and experience of what we have to offer in the region.”

With just over 50 days remaining before the official start of 2018 UCI Road World Championships taking place, the timing of the Zwift Course release means that professional riders have the chance to properly familiarise themselves with the course profile ahead of the race taking place.

“Ensuring we could unveil the course in advance of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships taking place was extremely important.” says Eric Min, Zwift CEO and Co-Founder. “We have well over 200 professional riders on Zwift. These riders are always searching for new ways to achieve success, whether that be through different training techniques, better equipment or indeed, through intimate knowledge of a race course.”

Zwift Innsbruck-Tirol Course

The new 2018 UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck-Tirol Course will continue to live on Zwift long after the championships have concluded in September this year.

Zwift also has plans for a pop up event space in Innsbruck for the duration of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships. A full Zwift experience will be available with Zwift demo stations to try alongside daily challenges and Zwift races. The Zwift space will also be a central meeting point for daily ride outs into the local areas.

With fine coffee, food, drink and music also available daily, the space will be a place for riders and fans alike to relax, socialise, and of course, watch the action unfold.

Zwift Innsbruck-Tirol Course