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Aero bike set up

Old 02-25-18, 10:33 AM
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Aero bike set up

If you have your aero road bike set up like this, you did not need an aero road bike.

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Old 02-25-18, 12:39 PM
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That's wondrous.
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Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
If you have your aero road bike set up like this, you did not need an aero road bike.

Why not?
They will still get some aero gains.
Also, even with that huge stack you could still get quite low on the drops and elbows at 90 degrees.
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Old 02-25-18, 12:58 PM
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Needs a basket and streamers.
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Needs a basket and streamers.
Most aero cruiser out there. Aunt Maybel would approve.
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Even better
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So, can we imagine a story behind this?

This is pretty amusing, but I only clicked on this thread because I'm thinking of getting some clip-on bars for the Propel, so I can give time trials a shot.... Any recommendations?
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Originally Posted by Dean V View Post
Why not?
They will still get some aero gains.
Also, even with that huge stack you could still get quite low on the drops and elbows at 90 degrees.
Yeah, kinda funny - spending $10,000 to get aero... when leaning over a bit would've been more effective.

I get that we fight wind/air more than gravity - and that it's exponentially more important as speed increases. But, I've got to assume 90% of the drag is caused by the rider... not the bike.
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Cycling, like golf and photography is as much a gear addiction to many as is the purpose behind the gear.
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Maybe they have T-Rex arms...
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Whoever said it's about "need"? IIRC the age of a typical Bugatti owner is 59, with a car collection of 80+ cars. IOW, certainly not at their peak of physical or mental abilities to handle such a car, but that was never the point.
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Cycling, like golf and photography is as much a gear addiction to many as is the purpose behind the gear.
This......and of course opinions on how others decide to spend their money.

Maybe the rider of the grey venge in the op's pic is recovering from a back injury? Who cares what someone else decides to do to their ride?
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This......and of course opinions on how others decide to spend their money.

Maybe the rider of the grey venge in the op's pic is recovering from a back injury? Who cares what someone else decides to do to their ride?
The cool kids are always watching you so you can't disappoint them. You know, the $30,000 millionaires?
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