The BMX competition at the Olympics is still a week away, but Team USA riders are probably already suiting up in their Nike uniforms, which have gotten rave reviews. While the fashionable uniforms have turned heads, the riders will get the technological benefits when they go for the cloud.
Nike reportedly spent the past two and a half years developing the uniforms, which include protruding bumps on the arms and sides of the torso, that are being called “Speed Dots.” The small air-deflecting dots are rumored to have been wind-tunnel tested for America’s fastest BMX racers, and will give Team USA just one more tiny edge over their competition, and in a sport where thousandths of a second can be the difference between Gold and Silver, this high-tech clothing may come in handy.
The uniforms were officially unveiled last week with the U.S. Olympic BMX team, which is made up of three men and two women: Colorado’s David Herman, Nevada’s Connor Fields, California’s Nic Long, Utah’s Arielle Martin and Minnesota’s Alise Post. The team reportedly had received the jerseys after some last minute adjustments to ensure a tighter fit around the waist.
We wish the U.S. Olympic BMX team the best of luck next week. And win or lose they’re still the best looking team to hit the dirt.