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Old 04-21-2014, 01:40 AM
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Default Re: Getting Aero - Speed Gains

It's the "HP required" percentile difference that's simply stunning and as that's only at 20mph, remembering wind resistance is exponential (double the speed, wind resistance increases four times etc.).

Touring 100% @ 20mph
Recumbent 75% @ 20mph
Equals a 25% reduction in power required to maintain 20mph... & that's even unfaired, just rider position.

There's precious few engine mods that'll boast such massive differences

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