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Old 06-02-2008, 05:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Based on my aero+rr spreadsheet, at 10 mph (16 km/h), the proportion of power required to overcome rolling/mechanical vs. aero losses is: 0.44 to 0.05 hp.

At 15 mph (24 km/h) it's 0.74 hp vs. 0.16 hp for rolling/aero.
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