How it Works
You’ll come into this program thinking that you could go faster if only you could get more “aero”.
You’ll leave this program with an understanding of what “aero” really means, and with the knowledge to develop your own ideas and test methods going forward.
You will learn how to conduct a test session including:
Selecting a suitable test location, open road, closed circuit or velodrome
How to record your ride data
How to keep a record of the environmental conditions
Steps 1 – 3
We start by reviewing your current set-up, that’s equipment, clothing, helmet and position.
We’ll look at photographs of you on your bike in events and on the turbo.
We’ll work out the testing method. Ideally you need a power meter and a dedicated speed sensor on your bike, but we can still work with just a speed sensor.
We’ll look at any basic changes to equipment that are likely to give you the best return in terms of speed gained for money spent.
This will include looking at the choice of clothing, tyres and tubes.
We won’t be looking at helmet choices until we get into field testing.
We’ll work with you to identify a suitable stretch of road, circuit or velodrome near to your location where you can perform the test runs.
We’ll define a benchmark set-up for you and the bike. This will be a set-up that you can test at the beginning and end of every test session. This gives us a way of establishing continuity between tests on different days.
We’ll show you how to collect the weather data and record it. Accurate weather data is essential so that we can calculate the air density and relative rolling resistance.