Is there an aero advantage?

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brian
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drjones96
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What? You mean because he doesn't have overshoes?

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ALx
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overshoes is the most important thing in a TT :roll: you save like 3s/km :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Nah. He probably just likes to adjust his shoes as he goes... I used to do the same.

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i am not aware of figures which tell you how many seconds per km saved etc, but I can imagine that the psychological effect of "feeling" fast is enormous - and that would definitely be helped by overshoes

a little surprised he's not wearing them to be honest....

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Hi,

Nah. He probably just likes to adjust his shoes as he goes... I used to do the same.


In a TT? Hmmmmm..............

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Yup. I've done it when it has been really hot. Comfort is still pretty important. How else would you explain why he has the 'spider' adjusters in the 'open' position?

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by big fellow

find that a wee bit odd....

true that comfort is very important to performance but something like that - assuming your shoes fit properly - should be minor. changing position to rest your butt or crotch I can understand but shoes???

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ALx wrote:overshoes is the most important thing in a TT :roll: you save like 3s/km :roll: :roll: :roll:


Yeah....that is something I haven't EVER could measure in my training/racing.

Lycra ones are just for look, rubber ones MAY save some wei....time.

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is this something you can measure yourself?
I heard using no inner ring should save you about 3 sec. in a 40k tt ridden at a specific speed (50km/h?) Maybe you could do some theoretical math or measure a tiny difference in a windtunneltest, but even on a track with SRM I doubt you would see any difference in data.
I'm not sure how much overshoes do save, but I know that for speedskating there are special overshoes (different fabrics) to match the bodysuit that save quite some time.

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Seems to me that though many of the aero drag reductions possible would separately not be much, but all of them added up could be significant at TT race levels.

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Maybe The Floyd just didn't really care about winning the D-L TT enough to put on overshoes. It is a training race for a lot of the TDF contenders.

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