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Old 05-02-2013, 08:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by UltArc View Post
I would love to see a bike setup like a vetter motorcycle. I think that's a thing...but I imagine the weight would off set gains for aero, unless super lightweight or your trips are down hill both ways
You'd be surprised. At his current speed of 11 MPH, aero drag is at least half of his total drag. When he gets more fit and gets up to 15 MPH or so, aero is really significant.

Also, bicycle tire pressure really affects rolling resistance. More so than with car tires.
06 Canyon: The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.

22 Maverick: Summer 2022 burned 62.74 gallons in 3145.1 miles for 50.1 MPG.
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