Mar 9, 21 14:40
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I was watching the Paris Nice TT today and Victor Campenaerts caught my eye. I know he broke the Hour Record in 2019 w/ 55.089km. I tend to think that one hour record holders look to every detail of speed...I also think that many hour record holders are a true breed apart. Campenaerts gives me pause.
Sock height is a thing. It appears that shoe covers and the height of those are both are advantageous aerodynamically. The UCI has gone as far as to limit the height of those spats.
Campenaerts - no socks, thanks.
Aero helmets with built in eye shields, visors, whatever the proper term might be - seem like a legit thing. I'm sure helmet designers can quote cda numbers for their built in lenses.
Campenaerts - no shield, thanks.
There are lots of fitters who like a longer cockpit. I know in hydrodynamics that a "longer hull" is fast and there might be some similarities through the wind too.
Campenaerts - I'll be all bunched up, thanks.
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