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Old 10-06-08, 09:15 PM
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Would this be legal?

FSA drinking system - wouldn't it count as a fairing?


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I think it's more for Tri geeks...
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Reminds me of a weapons guidance pod...

How would it be different (rules wise) from the goofy shaped bottles often put there?
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Originally Posted by CastIron View Post
Reminds me of a weapons guidance pod...

How would it be different (rules wise) from the goofy shaped bottles often put there?
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Just thinking it looks a lot more like a windscreen than a water bottle insofar as it would clearly extend beyond the width of a head tube.
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First, never use that unless you would want to go slower in a TT (for a 4 hour tri where you need constant water, it is a different story). Second, as long as the bottle is structural, they can make it any shape they want. What they cannot do is create one shape, and then put a thin plasticy something barely connected to it to change it's profile to the wind. THAT would be a fairing.
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Close, but that's and empty missile rack (left) and rocket pod (right).
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Close, but that's and empty missile rack (left) and rocket pod (right).
hey man, i gave up playing GI Joe in the 70s.
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hey man, i gave up playing GI Joe in the 70s.
...except for that one time in college right?
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[QUOTE=DrWJODonnell;7618488]First, never use that unless you would want to go slower in a TT (for a 4 hour tri where you need constant water, it is a different story).QUOTE]

Why would that make you slower in a 40K?
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[QUOTE=HillMut;7620965]
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First, never use that unless you would want to go slower in a TT (for a 4 hour tri where you need constant water, it is a different story).QUOTE]

Why would that make you slower in a 40K?
Increased frontal area.
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It would seem that thing would be more aerodynamically helpful under the seat than the handlebars.
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[QUOTE=BananaTugger;7621047]
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Increased frontal area.
Vs. Getting out of position to grab your bottle though? They could slim that thing up a lot.
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[QUOTE=HillMut;7621124]
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Vs. Getting out of position to grab your bottle though? They could slim that thing up a lot.
Then it would hold less fluid, and you would end up with a bottle cage tagged on to your downtube, anyway.
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And that's a Forward Looking Infra-Red and a Terrain Following Radar. LANTIRN navigation pod.
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it doesn't have dimples. i don't want it.
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Per Velonews:

"The Vision drink system allows you to drink without breaking your aero position. FSA claims it makes the bike faster than without. Hydra Pak makes the internals that hold one liter and it can be refilled on the fly."
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More aero, more capacity, less obstructive... what's not to like?
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