Garmin out front position

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hlvd
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by hlvd

Parallel with the ground or inline with the stem?

peroni
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by peroni

hlvd wrote:Parallel with the ground or inline with the stem?


Inline with the stem or it would look odd.

AJS914
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by AJS914

Parallel with the ground would also not be the best angle for viewing.

hlvd
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by hlvd

That's interesting, although all the peleton run theirs parallel.

AJS914
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by AJS914

All, huh? Then, of course you must copy them. :-)

hlvd
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by hlvd

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.

JackRussellRacing
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by JackRussellRacing

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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DuncanS
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by DuncanS

I already feel it would be best for all of us.

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jever98
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by jever98

+1 for parallel to the ground.

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

Parallel. Inline with stem looks terrible if your stem isn't parallel to the ground.
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AJS914
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by AJS914

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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TonyM
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by TonyM

for me parallel to the ground

bilwit
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by bilwit

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..

commendatore
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by commendatore

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.

Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

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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