The Felt IA: A Lesson in Aerodynamics

Have you ever seen a high end triathlon bike; not a UCI legal TT bike but a triathlon specific racing bike? With no limitations in terms of frame design, these bikes incorporate some of those most unique bicycle designs on the market. The reason for this? Any experienced triathlete knows the answer: aerodynamics. While road cyclists are obsessed with weight savings, triathletes obsess over their ability to cut gracefully through the air, saving watts, saving minutes, and saving energy. We’ve written extensively on the topic of aerodynamics in the past…

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Episode 5 – Cameron Robertson

This week’s episode features Cameron Robertson of Aerovelo. Cam is part of the team that broke the human power land speed record with their ETA speed bike. Cam talks about some of the challenges they faced in breaking the record and how important aerodynamics are to making bikes go fast. Check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33clAZoaLWs for the record breaking run. Check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZEreaDWDog for Aerovelo’s explanation of aerodynamics and drag. Brought to you by http://humanpowerperformance.com http://media.blubrry.com/clippedin/p/humanpowerperformance.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Episode-5-Cameron-Robertson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Buyers Guide – Wheels

When buying a new road bike wheels are typically the weakest stock component in terms of quality and performance. Even high-end bikes come with wheel sets that do not match the quality of the rest of the bike. Because of this wheels are often the first upgrade made by riders. Most serious racers have multiple sets of wheels in their arsenal for a broad range of uses. For most riders, particularly those on a budget, a good set of quality all round wheels is enough to tackle most circumstances. Buying…

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