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Old 10-06-2020, 09:59 PM   #47 (permalink)
Grant-53
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It is common to ride a mountain bike or a touring bike with a 45 degree back angle. Any change in position requires a period of acclimation. Have made and used homemade aero bars. I don't get super low and use the handlebar bag or fairing to direct air flow. I read Zinn on triathlete bikes. Even moving the bar grips inboard on the mountain bike gave me a 1 mph increase at 13 mph. I ride in windy conditions to test stability. By mounting the fairing to the head tube instead of the handlebars the stability is vastly improved.
The ideal would be to reduce the Cd below 0.2 or less.
Any kind of sturdy back rest would help leg push.
A one piece shell I would hinge at the nose to flip forward like a sailplane canopy.
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