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Is it easier to get more aerodynamic on a shorter stem?

Old 12-26-16, 11:21 AM
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Is it easier to get more aerodynamic on a shorter stem?

So if I wanted to get very aero for a 6ft guy, what bike size frame should I get? A 54 and shift the seat forward?

I thought a liger stem meant you'll stretch your torso more and thus you'll be lower and more aero
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Old 12-26-16, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
No.
Sorry I meant on a shorter frame***
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Note the Pros, using a Virtual Aero Bar, on the days that are not time trials , they put their forearms on the handle bars.

The Young racer is already Limber, and the convention is Seat much higher than the bars ..

When in Holland in a Headwind, the riders did similar with their Old Bikes , to bend over further to have a bit less chest area for air resistance..




You can figure this out on your own, I suspect, if you try. It may be hard for us to think like a Blonde.




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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Note the Pros, using a Virtual Aero Bar, on the days that are not time trials , they put their forearms on the handle bars.

The Young racer is already Limber, and the convention is Seat much higher than the bars ..

When in Holland in a Headwind, the riders did similar with their Old Bikes , to bend over further to have a bit less chest area for air resistance..




You can figure this out on your own, I suspect, if you try. It may be hard for us to think like a Blonde.




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I meant on a shorter frame
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Sorry I meant on a shorter frame***
Still no. How 'aero' you can get is limited by your flexibility. What you can do is what you can do. Then you fit your bike to suit your body. You can get a bike with as 'agressive' of a setup as you want but if you can't hold the position then you will not be 'aero.'

Someone post that picture of Merckx being 'aero' while riding on the tops despite having hardly any saddle to bar drop.
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Still no. How 'aero' you can get is limited by your flexibility. What you can do is what you can do. Then you fit your bike to suit your body. You can get a bike with as 'agressive' of a setup as you want but if you can't hold the position then you will not be 'aero.'

Someone post that picture of Merckx being 'aero' while riding on the tops despite having hardly any saddle to bar drop.
So you are telling me this geometry isn't aero?

This is my old bike btw imgur.com/k86Vxro
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Can you touch your toes, palms of your hands flat on the floor?

the biggest air resistance is the rider posture..
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So you are telling me this geometry isn't aero?

This is my old bike btw imgur.com/k86Vxro
That saddle angle tho.
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Have you tried weight-lifting?
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