Tom A. wrote:
That's right. So if it takes 250 watts to go 25mph with the old bike, now you can go 25mph with 244.5 watts. It's a marginal gain...but still a gain. Plus the new bike looks great...never a fan of the current one in the looks department.
Hmmm...I wonder what the front brake and front and rear brake cable housing loops on the previous gen were "worth"? ;-)
To calibrate y'all on the "cost" of brake cable housing, here's a little demo fixture I took some pictures of at the Win Tunnel a few weeks ago. These 2 objects have the same drag. The small cyclinder is the same outer diameter as a piece of cable housing.
Was listening to the FLO podcast with you the other day, and you reminding me of this super nice pic you posted.
Just trying to make my brain "clear" about this : like you say the cylinder and the aeroshape have the same drag coefficient "Cd" , but the frontal area "A" is still smaller for the cylinder. Thus the CdA (Cd x A) is still smaller for the small cylinder. Is that correct of am I missing something ?
Ps : those two podcasts with you were great !