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Old 01-24-08, 02:29 AM   #1
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No... Just no.

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Old 01-24-08, 02:35 AM   #2
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And no again. :shakehead:
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Old 01-24-08, 06:02 AM   #3
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Doesn't look like the physics would be working in the riders favor. Also what kind of protection for the nether regions??
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prone bikes can be quite fast, actually, but that one doesn't look like it would be.
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Old 01-24-08, 07:23 AM   #5
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Annoyingly I now have to add another cycle to the list of the ones that I want to try. Still, the actual body shape doesn't look too different from my descent postion.
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Old 01-24-08, 09:46 AM   #6
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I'd like to find footage of it moving, I bet that front end is twitchy as hell.

Can't say I'd like having my weight perched on the package like that though.
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looks like the same design for the motor bike in "The Worlds Fastest Indian"





just the opposite of the more conventinal design where the rider leans back


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Old 01-24-08, 12:06 PM   #8
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I have heard the problems with prones is the decreased breathing capacity due to the fact you weight is lying on your chest and diaphram.
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Old 01-24-08, 12:15 PM   #9
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makes sense...but then again, there was Graham Obree's position that pushed UCI's rules but made some impact in reducing air resistance and increasing speed


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Old 01-24-08, 12:21 PM   #10
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In it's favor, it does make it easier to do a superman over the bars... just need to make sure you don't hang anything dangling on the stem.
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Potholes would seriously suck.
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With regard to aerodynamics- These things work and I have seen several about 10 years ago with full fairings for high speed on closed circuit attempts at speed records. They were fast- but the riders had also had to train to ride a bike in this position.
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Old 01-25-08, 08:43 AM   #13
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You don't really need to pedal. Just keep a-eatin' those beans.
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