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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:07 am 
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I've yet be able to find an internet answer to this. but I have short hair that stands up like blades of grass. When I put my helmet on, the hair that's not touching the helmet pokes up. they're not going over the vents or anything, but when I put on my aero helmet and look in the mirror, I can see the hair blocking the air vents that might disallow air from going through, affecting my ventilation and probably my aerodynamics. you know how the aero road helmets are designed such that air goes in 1 continuous stream from the front to the rear vents? well with mine, those passages are blocked by my hair.. I'm just wondering if there's data out there that shows the effect of this. Perhaps it's not worthwhile for me to wear an aero helmet at all. or maybe it's better to just use a helmet with less vent holes, like the cannondale cypher (with cover), instead of the lg course, which is what I currently have. what's the take there?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:53 am 
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to be ultimate aero and pro, my advice would be to wear your helmet in front of the mirror and take some electric clippers to trim the hair blocking the vents.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:54 am 
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You could you aero gel on your hair to flatten it before the ride!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:57 pm 
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benzebub wrote:
to be ultimate aero and pro, my advice would be...

Seems like to be ultimate aero and pro would require one to take the shaver and completely remove all hair from head (and arms), no? :beerchug:
Seriously though, a Castelli skull cap or similar would handle the issue as well as provide some UV protection.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:03 pm 
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ha yes ofcourse, my reply was a bit tongue-in-cheek.. I doubt that a few hairs sticking out would make a difference for an amateur (or pro). perhaps if you are looking for 0.5 watts (don't quote me on that number).

besides, most people don't have concrete for hair, wind CAN pass through and won't block the airflow

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:37 am 
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You do have a valid point. If you already shave your legs, you should seriously consider having a change of hairstyle if vanity (and a full head of hair) is not an issue. Otherwise skull cap as suggested. :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:57 am 
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get a perm


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:47 am 
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I had to laugh BUT indeed an annoying thing after you spend so much money on aerodynamics.
I would say either shave it, get some styling gel or a cap! The latest should be the best IMHO.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:27 pm 
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Some excess hair didnt stop Sagan winning the worlds. Dont think you have too much to worry about. How about beards? I have a big one... Dam maybe thats what slowing me down :lol: Not! Take a look at Luca Paolini.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:31 pm 
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aerozy wrote:
Some excess hair didnt stop Sagan winning the worlds. Dont think you have too much to worry about. How about beards? I have a big one... Dam maybe thats what slowing me down :lol: Not! Take a look at Luca Paolini.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkmCLOjk2h8


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:04 am 
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I cast a vote for cycling caps!!! I also use leg UV screen for aerodynamic instead of shaving leg hairs.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:27 am 
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Won't leave the house in anything less 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:30 am 
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shave it all off. not only are you more aero, but you'll lose a few grams

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Shrike wrote:
Won't leave the house in anything less 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:19 pm 
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The answer, of course, is a mullet. Aero in the front, party in the back.

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