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  Last updated: 2/23/2017

Weight and Aerodynamics


I have often joked with friends that tossing that extra water bottle, or skipping a big breakfast were, $ for $, the least expensive ounces you could find if you wanted to lighten your bike. This blog entry is a nice summary of other, frequently overlooked, ways to lighten your bike. And definitely cheaper than a new carbon frame or wheelset.


Is going aero worth the cost (dollars and a more uncomfortable ride)? This YouTube video is a nice demonstration (and summary of the issues).


THE VIDEO: RESULTS: BUT this was on a flat track. HOW ABOUT HILLS? I used Analytic cycling Bottom line? Aero definitely works for speed on the flats (and with a smooth road). And even a significant slope (6%) does not eliminate the aero advantage.

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