I think we'll test the new Felt, S3, BMC (new PR folks, maybe better luck), one other next year. I'm making those lists now. Requests?
Only question remains: do we go with a mannikin or not. I'd prefer to, but we lose the ability to look back at previous tests and compare. Might have to just throw the Propel in again as a benchmark.
Please talk the powers that be into testing 5 bikes this time. The new boys on the block , BMC TMR01 and the Felt AR FRD. Then please bring back the Propel , the S5 and the Foil. I think everyone would love to see how those 5 stack up against each other in the tunnel using the same testing protocol. And yes please use a manikin when testing. Maybe Giant will allow you to borrow their moving version they have. Also I would like to see data with and without bottles. I mean really what do these numbers really mean with no bottles and cages. That's the problem choosing an aero bike using their wind tunnel data. The are all using different protocals. Some with no a manikin, some with a moving manikin, some using bottles, some without bottles, varied wheels, etc.
Those 5 bikes are considered the crème of the crop in the aero road game right now to most. Sure the Venge, the Noah Fast, the G6, etc. are all great bikes but they are a level below those 5 in the tunnel , the lab and on the road.