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Here is a link to the German Tour magazine wind tunnel tests of several "aero road" frames compared to a Cannondale big tube road bike.
It's meant to be viewed on ipads and kindles so give it a minute to load and then you can scroll through it like a book. http://www.tour-magazin.de/services/qtr ... 7.html#/24
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-no water bottles
-no bottle cages
(I bet if you put those factors in, the results woudl be so jumbled that the benifits would be even more indecernable, as to negate any benifit of an aero frame)Not to mention(again):
-changing wind conditions
I will retact (in a way) what I said earlier and change it (a little). At this time
I don't believe the "research", because of what I pointed out, above. But if proper studies are done and show a REAL & DISCERNABLE difference then...I am on board with Aero
You can't show "evidence" (of Aero benifits) with faulty/ non-realistic research and "show" it is an advantage, when basic elements are excluded (like cables, bottles, cages, shifters,etc...)
Yes, the Aero frames, in this case might show as better, but without the componets which are required to use that frame (again...cables, bottles, A FACE) then is is worthless information.
It might as well be a comercial.
I am not Anti-Aero, but "come on guys".
We are talking about & using math equations showing "exactly
how many watts are saved",...
but we get this from "research" that shows a frame being tested with out cables, shifters, bottles, A FACE.