A full aero tuck reduces the rider’s air resistance by 38% compared to riding “on the hoods.” There is nothing you can do to your bike that makes even nearly as much of a difference at high speed!
cycleruk wrote:...............The latest tests show that being as low (horizontal torso) as possible but keeping the hands on the hoods is even better. More streamlined.
JohnW wrote:As for perecentages - I couldn't guess, but riding into the wind, it certainly makes a difference.
MarkF wrote:JohnW wrote:As for perecentages - I couldn't guess, but riding into the wind, it certainly makes a difference.
Yep, I have road bike with drops but prefer flats, I've always toured with flat bars. Last summer on my tour I spent day after day riding into an incredible headwind, that will be the last time I tour with flat bars, I still have nightmares..............
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