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GCN you should do a test to see which is more aero: backpack or panniers for us commuters.
How aero is my Pantani hairdo?
For short periods of time, riding on the hoods, with your forearms parallel to the ground, is "almost" as aero as riding in the drops. The downside is that when you get tired, your arms straighten, and you become much less aero. For descending, I use the old "retro" method. Riding in the drops with your rear almost off the saddle, so that your back is flat and low.
It was interesting to hear about the Froome position and see the alternative.
"Not much sticking out"
If Pigtails are more aerodynamic, then perhaps its time Matt gets himself a new wig.
So the video said "pigtails" but showed a single braid. I usually do a single braid, but if pigtail braids are better, that's what I'll start doing. it also keeps the hair away from my bib number. 🙂
please do more cyclo-cross vids!!
i think Peter Sagan was the one who popularize that position way before froome
despite all those 0594025 videos about getting more aero, this one is definitely the best so far
Pigtails. I knew it!
This tunnel does highlight one of my beefs with aero testing. His bike is locked into one position, which is something that never occurs while riding. It should be done on an open roller at a minimum and probably a treadmill in an ideal situation as that would allow the rider the maximum amount of natural movement and you could adjust the grade. Granted to establish baselines and compare gear a locked position is good, but it neglects a lot of data. This is similar to how lab testing of wide tires shows drastically different result from road testing. In that case, rolling resistance proves to be a bigger factor in the real world, than aero resistance, despite what lab testing showed.
How about dropper posts? I have seen your video where Dan tests which benefit a dropper post could have when descending, and the outcome was quite promising. It would be nice to see a result scientifically proven in a wind tunnel. Otherwise, good vid guys. Cheers
Sagan does not need aero, he has power to compensate for that
science please… MEASURE it, incl. "full Mohoric" aero tuck
can some one help I'm 12 and I ordered gcn winter bibs I ordered a xl because I'm asking I'm 5,7 and my waist is a 18 if you know if that's the right size plz help
Looks like Si is about to pop a blood vessel in his neck/face any second! 1:38
What about the sphinx position with bent elbows and holding the hoods? and the faux tt bar position, what about it??
And the plank, I need figures for the plank!!
What aero positions would you recommend for endurance riders, riding 100-200 miles at a time?
free and cyclisme is not comptatible cycliste is the sport which cost the most money but i like this sport and i practise but serioulsy when you crash on course and on training i mad.. Cycling is the most expensive sport and do not have to wear it of everyone especially in competition sry bad english im french good video anyway
i wonder how long it'll be before we see the Zipp tuck adopted in the pro peloton!
Lads, what difference does narrower handlebars make? Say going from a 44 to a 42?
Man bun alert!! Only for special kind of men.
You forgot to ask about pique up vs pique down!!!
Where's the best place to carry my spare tube and air cartridges? I usually carry them in my left back pocket…. phone goes in right pocket and banana/gels in middle pocket..
Head and shoulders
Keep that head down. "The more uncomfortable you are, the faster you'll go" … until you run into the back of a parked car.
… and 2/3 of aero has always been the body.
The last tip is nice! Gonna try it out. How about beard? How does the beard affect aero-ness?
but wouldnt a 38 cm handlebar or even a 36 cm handlebar be way more aero and way more confortable?
No numbers is a big shame
Are you sure that is Dave Morse and isn't ex Australian cricketer Damien Martyn?
You're quite an aero guy – lol
Froome's position is the best. Sagan used it first actually. And more pros are adopting it now. If you can master that position you will descend really fast.
Some interesting snippets from Dave, but disappointed there were no aero bars included in the test. It would have been interesting to know the kind of wattage advantage they presumably have.
yyyyy so you were in a windtunnel and instead of testing those positions you were just talking about it? you could do it in studio
With discs you could have actuators on the bottom of bars by the stem. You could 3d print bars with hydraulic resevoirs piping and levers built in
And remember to have your chiropractor waiting at the finish line for you.
close your aerodynamic helmet cap Tom!
where can I buy a Ultimate CF in flat red and white like this one?!
Plaitl singular, as in the photo at 2:34, or plaitS plural, as in two smaller thinner plaits,one on each side? Enquiring minds need to know!!!
what about one arm behind the back and the other one on the bar?
I was riding in Bath with my friend and we saw si richardson, we both fan boyed a lot! He looks even faster in real life;)
Awesome info, but the knees to the toptube is not a great idea biomechanically speaking. I know lots of people do it but ideally the knees track in a nice straight line over feet.
What about shlong position?
Did you sneak into Indianapolis?! If you're still here let's catch a ride
I want a Canyon Ultimate
Tucked in elbows – RIP Chris Froome
The words ' manbun' and 'stylish' should definitely not be used in the same sentence !!!!
what about the 'plank on' position? it is a stylish way to overtake your mate. should give it a try..😅
ok, got it… Froome tuck for Instagram but other aero tuck for normal races and riding.
Just achieved something i hated this weekend, using the drops was always unnatural for me. Must be the smaller size of my long range fuel tank with all this cycling…… aka my fat belly getting smaller and at the pleasure of my wife firm and toned.
What about taping your valve extender holes? Any gain there??
Elbows "Hey Froomey you heard that
I've always thought that Froome's descending position was BS. I'm not a sheep like those that try to emulate him
More discomfort is more speed
I tried to be more aero on my bike, but I had backpain.. how can I improve my flexibility?
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