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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:49 pm 
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Parallel with the ground or inline with the stem?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:42 pm 
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hlvd wrote:
Parallel with the ground or inline with the stem?


Inline with the stem or it would look odd.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:15 am 
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Parallel with the ground would also not be the best angle for viewing.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:37 am 
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That's interesting, although all the peleton run theirs parallel.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:53 am 
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All, huh? Then, of course you must copy them. :-)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:06 pm 
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AJS914 wrote:
All, huh? Then, of course you must copy them. :-)


I'm sorry, I hadn't realised that your opinion was the final say on the matter, would the moderators please close this thread as there's no more to discuss.
The answer is inline with the stem everyone.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:32 pm 
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Really, I think it is a legitimate question. It was partially address here : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=122718&start=30

There were some wind-tunnel tests done @ Specialized a few years ago (on YouTube, I think). I find it odd that this community debates the weight savings of a single chainring bolt or the excess weight of decals on a wheel, but mocks the suggestion of marginal aero gains anywhere on the bike.

Personally, I prefer my BOLT (and Garmin, before that) to be perfectly level with the ground and I use a bubble-level to orient it. Everyone has their own preference, and this is simply my preference. When I see other riders who have a computer or smartphone angled upward at 45-degrees like a laptop computer, I can't help but wonder if the aero impact is actually measurable (but perhaps not meaningful).

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:42 pm 
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I already feel it would be best for all of us.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:43 pm 
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+1 for parallel to the ground.

-10,000 for 45 degrees up (which I see alarmingly often)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:32 pm 
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Parallel. Inline with stem looks terrible if your stem isn't parallel to the ground.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:06 pm 
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hlvd wrote:
AJS914 wrote:
All, huh? Then, of course you must copy them. :-)


I'm sorry, I hadn't realised that your opinion was the final say on the matter, would the moderators please close this thread as there's no more to discuss.
The answer is inline with the stem everyone.



Man, you are sensitive. I never said I had the final say on this. There is no right answer. The only right answer is how you like it.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:25 pm 
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for me parallel to the ground

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:02 am 
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Level with the ground, always. At the very least, level with the hoods.. which I keep largely parallel to the ground. Parallel with the stem doesn't really make sense if you have an extreme angle up or down..


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:23 am 
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Level with the ground.

Pretty sure DCR had a few configurations in the win tunnel and found that to be the most aero out front position. Interestingly enough that still tested less aero than the rubber band stem mount.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:29 am 
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A bit in-between, honestly.
Not making it up to be an instigator!
Pointed up just a hair beyond parallel.
And just a bit shy of matching the stem.

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