FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2004
Contact: Adam Greene
University of Washington Aeronautical Laboratory
tests four fastest industry leading aero bikes.
Seattle, Washington-September 17, 2004 Test # 1805
Comparative drag tests conducted at the University of Washington wind tunnel have tested what are considered to be the fastest aero bikes in the industry. The tested bikes included a Cervelo P3, Litespeed Blade, Trek Team Time Trial, and Softride FasTT7. All the bikes tested in the wind tunnel were tested with the same rider, bike components, rider cadence, and at a constant wind speed of 30mph.
* Ave. drag listed above was calculated from the data collected at the following yaw angles 0, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 degrees.
* Bikes were appropriate size for test rider 55cm, 700c wheel.
* Identical components, set up and fit was identical for each test and independently verified.
* Formula to create this data based on James Martin's "Validation of a mathematical model for Road Cycling"
* Times based off a 40K course, with same rider and same power output.
The most aerodynamic competitive frames available today can not compete with the drag saving laminar air flow of Softride technology. The UCI says it is another unfair advantage from America. We agree!
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