a TT bike that has:
the "speed skeg" of the Scott Plasma2 and
the "hatchet" front end of the new Giant and
the BB rear brake of the Felt and
the seat tube swoop of the P3 and
the behind the fork caliper of the Jamis or
the centerpull caliper of the Spec. Transition and
the jetstream seatstays of the Ridley and
the downtube leading edge of the Wilier Chrono and...
streamers and whirlygigs* on the handlebars and hubs
(* insert any other "negative drag" devices here)
if ANY of this really worked- why isnt there any consistency between the brands? look at the Cannondale Slice... pretty basic geometry, a tiny bit of shielding for the rear wheel, traditional caliper placement.... and its being run at the highest level of our sport.
all these frames share fixed points in the wheelbase, seat, BB, and head tube locations... they all are subjected to the same laws of physics... they all travel thru the same basic fluid...
why all so radically different?
evolution shows almost universal acceptance of a superior solution to a given task/environment. fish have a pretty consistant LxWxHxD ratio... mammals have grown to pretty much all have 4 legs and an articulated head... airplanes and helicopters are all suspiciously similar in basic design....
why? because it all works.
so how much of this is the Nike "Air" vs the Reebok "Pump" vs the Sketchers "Freshers" vs whatever...
just something different to make you buy something new?