Guys,, I have an issue with Aero something, if thats what you call it. Whenever I'm biking and suddenly wind blows against me, Its seems to slow me down and makes it hard for me to go further.. what shud I do? do I have to duck? ;D ;D
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if you're into xc...aerodynamics on the trails seems not an issue...you seldom go that fast to benefit from aero form anyway...but if you're like me who usually ride my bike to and fro the trailhead you can benefit from it...around 25kph (+) you can already feel the wind drag..on flats i believe in excess of that speed on a mtb a large portion of your energy is already being spent on fighting the drag..i usually duck a little during downhill, when theres a strong headwind and when i want to go fast..ducking for a prolonged period of time on a mtb is a real pain..so what i do is just maintain my cruising speed and be happy with it...that is if you have no company to tuck behind with
Last Edit: Mar 28, 2006 13:09:45 GMT 8 by Ben Dover
"its not the mountains that we conquer, it's ourselves." ...e.hillary
yah, you know I use my bike on flats,, city streets, roads,, do you think aerodynamic helmet helps speed you up in a case like this?
Will not advise using aerodynamic helmets on roads. Kasi pag nag-crash ka (knowck on wood) baka sumabit lang yan at papangit ang impact ng ulo mo sa lupa. Or ma twist leeg mo. Basta leave the aero helmets sa tracks.
for me aerodynamics is really not an issue in mtbiking, i guess if your having a hard time fighting headwind, then what u need is practice, not aero equipment. on the trails i see no need for aerodynamics, but lighter equipment will make u go fast, coz gravity is your main opponent when going up. just my opinion
hmm....going aero....i use the tactics that i see on adventure challenges. if you're riding around 25+ kph, yeah you can duck. i see adventure racers even hold on to their handlebars near the stem. i do this on the city but on very limited distances. normally 30 to 50 meters then i sit upright again.
oh yeah, and i only do this so i can catch my cadence. other than that, i would just enjoy the wind cooling me down, he he he
You can try bar ends to stretch yourself out a bit but this would move your weight quite a bit forward which might raise other issues. I notice many XC bikes have their handlebars slightly lower than their seats. But this is purely rider preference.
I sometimes stretch my butt back as I lean forward (arms and feet straigtening out a bit, almost but not locking). But most of the time I just ignore the resistance coz I don't race with anyone anyway... just enjoying the ride.
I guess our MTBs are made for different purpose--if we want even better aerodynamic efficiency then a road bike is an alternative... or a hybrid.
remove the sun visor of your helmet, if you have... close your elbow to your body... knee close to the frame... bend yor body forward and head crouching near the handle bar...like hiding your face from your ex-girlfriend...
the idea is to make your ride position not to catch much wind... make your position thinner and make a aerodynamic position...
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