Forza Flisuit review
Absolutely fantastic suit!!! The materials and fit is amazing. If I had one issue it would be that the fly should have a little more material overlap. Bending over or leaning into the aero position can cause the fly to “pucker” sometimes and I would feel more comfortable with a little more overlap and coverage
Solid Kit, very comfortable and great storage
I have the Riviera Fli Suit and decided to try the Forza sleeveless. First off - they are both very high quality materials and craftsmanship. As the descriptions say, the Forza is a bit larger on the top and thinner material up top too. I love them both - the strength of the Forza is the comfort, light material, and huge back pocket. I have not tried to swim in this, but i imagine your need a swim skin as the back pocket would create drag. However, that back pocket is particularly useful on longer distances when you need to carry more nutrition. The Riviera - well it’s plain awesome. I like the heavier compression up top (older athlete, so this holds things in place better). It has a thicker pad also which is better for long rides and did not bother me at all on runs. I should pile on about the ‘Fli’, but that is pretty self-evident as a stellar feature in both suits. I am in between sizes. 5’4”, 140# and wider hips than average. The charts say my hips are a medium and small up top. I bought a small in both and the legs are snug (though comfortable) but the top fits pretty well. After several long rides in both, i lean toward the Riviera because of the smaller top, but they are both excellent kits. Too much to wish for to see a Riviera sleeveless? Either way, you wont be disappointed!
performed great at Chattanooga 70.3
The trisuit is the best ensemble I've raced with thus far (this was my third 70.3 and numerous olympics and sprints also). The bike was just as comfortable as wearing any of my fully padded bike shorts. The run was very comfortable also. No zipper chafe!! The bonus was getting several comments from other athletes on the stylish design.
Better Than Expected
I did my research before buying the Forza Flisuit. Every review that I was able to find gave it the highest scores. Based on what I read, I expected a high quality performance tri suit and De Soto did not disappoint. It fits like a glove. The high quality can be seen and felt. I am super impressed with the 5 pockets that allow me to store everything I need as well as the convenience slot that allows me to use the bathroom without having to pull the top down. I’ve worn it twice in races and PRd both. This is by far the best trisuit I’ve ever owned. And by the way, it looks good too. Many people noticed the cool pattern at my last race.