Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Most Aerodynamic Time Trial Bicycle in the World [PICTURES]

“Basically, if you create a longer airfoil and truncate the trailing edge, it tricks the wind into thinking it is still full length, creating a virtual airfoil,” said Doug Cusack, Advanced Concepts Engineer at Trek. “The benefit is the virtual airfoil effectively bends with crosswinds, maintaining its aerodynamic properties in all types of wind conditions.”

Trek have been concentrating on yaw on the basis that air hardly ever comes directly at you in real-world conditions. Their beef with other aero designs is that although they might be slippery in the wind tunnel, hit the roads and the performance is compromised.

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