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Old 12-02-08, 10:11 PM   #1
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Quick 10 question survey for Aerobar users

I am currently involved in a school year long engineering project that involves cycling and the use of aerobars and I am curious about peoples biking experiences with them. I have developed this very quick 10 question survey for people who are experienced with, or use aerobars on their bike. I would greatly appreciate it if people would be willing to answer these short questions.

Just follow the link below to take the quick survey. Its perfectly safe by the way.


http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?s...XKA08PJA_3d_3d


Please be honest with your answers and thank you very much for your time.
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Old 12-02-08, 11:40 PM   #2
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Ummm, you're welcome.
I assume this is market research for a new product?
That or a Business class assignment.
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Old 12-04-08, 06:09 PM   #3
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New product??? I have a feeling what these guys are getting at is already on the market:

http://hedcycling.com/aerobars/thirdbrake.php
http://jtekengineering.com/AeroBrake.htm
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Old 12-04-08, 06:36 PM   #4
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Yes, this is market research for an engineering class project where me and a partner are developing safer ideas for aerobars
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Old 12-07-08, 10:02 AM   #5
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Seems pretty obvious that it has something to do with adding brakes to the aero bars. If done right, it could be a cool thing.
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I don't think Aero bar brakes are a good idea.

* Center of mass is more foreward
* More importantly, the hand position on the bar is parallel to the direction of travel. When braking hard, alot of the braking force for your body goes through your hands. I could see hands sliding right off of the ends of the aero bars.
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Think out of the box. What if they were just for bleeding a little speed rather than for hard stops? There are several things that could be done to make them useful and safe.
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