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Old 01-25-22, 12:10 AM
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Separately, I went to a local coach's house last week to have him spend 90 minutes looking at my fit. He likes my saddle height, flat foot at the bottom, saddle tip 5 cm behind BB, no rocking of hips side to side, pretty still. He did put a longer stem on my bayonet 3 fork which pushed me slightly lower and a bit more stretched out. Some more upward tilted extensions too to get the praying mantis look. The new fit ain't UCI, but it's not hugely far off, and I don't think I'll be doing nats so we're all good. I'll get some photos up later.

When I'm stretched like that, it's easier since it forces my head down and I don't have to spend energy doing the turtle thing as much. I'm at a point soon where I might show up early at the track with his coaches hours and start dialing in my aero testing protocol to get reproducibility, then start actually rounding up some helmets and stuff to test.

Fun stuff. I'm not forcing it since my big TT goals are too early in the season for any of that to be implemented right away (VoS). It will be more of a continual progress type thing.
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I run a Super 9 that I got second hand on my Speed Concept with 25 mm Vittoria Corsa Speed 2.0 and latex tubes, and it has been a fast and durable set up for me. I just play with the tire pressure depending on how bad the road conditions are.
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Old 01-25-22, 07:44 AM
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Supply chain speaking, my modern HED disc is due in February sometime.

This purchase was before Aerocoach did tunnel testing on combined CRR/CdA measures of tires. Whoa and behold, the clinchers I already run test faster combined CRR/CdA than the tubeless I hoped to go to for that wheel. Tubeless "might" save you in a race, but in reality if you lose 1/3 of your tire pressure it being road instead of lower pressure off-road..........you likely are slower enough your day is hosed anyway.

Soooooo, it'll be a marginal gain going to proper tire size on the new disc versus a tire that's too big right now.
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I run a Super 9 that I got second hand on my Speed Concept with 25 mm Vittoria Corsa Speed 2.0 and latex tubes, and it has been a fast and durable set up for me. I just play with the tire pressure depending on how bad the road conditions are.
This is my intended setup too. I have a 23c corsa speed in the mail to likely use whatever my front will be. which is still a work on progress. For now its a fairly narrow, ~50 mm deep rim. Leaves a lot to be desired. But I think I'll work on position and helmets for a whiie and revisit that later, maybe a used 808 or something
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Old 02-06-22, 12:06 PM
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Total spend $65. No tape or stickers. There's a Quarq under there. Ring is removable to access the Quarq.
How did I do?

Mine at $65, with power:



Cratus at estimated $2000:

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Old 02-06-22, 12:17 PM
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Windy day for testing. I assumed the Aerohead would win the day on the "who's who" of helmets testing. It was the worst! It was like 0.016 behind the Tempor. The Aeroswitch did just .007 behind the Tempor.

I hold my head such a Tempor works well, but yaw should have been trash yesterday for it. I know the laps were like 25mph, so not super low yaw. But still.

I think why the Aerohead tests well on lots of folks is when folks hold their head up higher or look around or get the "tails" on helmets poking up. I generally can ride fine with a tail on my back, no issues.

I really liked the Aeroswitch overall. It was still pretty fast, but the visibility and quality of it is just top notch. I was suprised for such a massive visor the Aerohead has that bloody pointed front in your field of vision. I tried rocking it back on my head to see better, but it just wouldn't.

Honestly, probably selling the Aerohead due to not it being slowest..........but that visibility and fragility of the visor combined. I wanted so badly keep it as it is everyone's favorite and would have easy resale........but I just can't.
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Need to verify laps in GC tonight, but Garmin/Notio laps in the Notio app for some out/back runs with my new lap "method" seem to indicate I may be sub 0.200 finally.

Next stop.....0.190.
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