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Consulting with Notio

Rob Aero Tips, News

Good morning all – just to let you know that I am now working with Notio as a freelance consultant – https://notio.ai/blogs/blog/notio-now-offering-virtual-one-on-one-aero-optimization-consultation

Extension additions ..

Rob Aero Tips, Equipment

We have seen some dramatic developments in extension design in the past 12 months. A team mate of mine did some experimentation with foam and heat shrink. I copied him using balsa wood (!)

Aero testing road bike riding positions

Rob Aero Tips

The main purpose of this test was to gather data using an AeroPd (air speed) to compare to Garmin data (wheel speed). I failed the upload test for the data recorded on the AeroPod.

An Alternative CP20 test ….

Rob News

I have found that pacing the 20-minute test can be quite tricky, so I have devised an alternative 20-minute test that is a combination of a step ramp test and the 20-minute test.

Aero testing at Minet Park

Rob Aero Tips, Venue

I set out compare my ENVE 7.8 front with a 5000 TL to my older 808 with a Conti TT and a Tubolito tube. The results weren’t quite what I expected.

Aero testing at Welwyn 2019

Rob Aero Tips, Equipment, News, Venue

I wanted to compare the CdA of my current “tall and narrow” position to the low position that I used in the 2014 season, to see if it would be worthwhile doing another six months, over the winter, re-adapting to a low riding position.

Uvex Race 8 versus Met Drone

Rob Aero Tips, Equipment

I hadn’t had the opportunity to test the Met Drone against the Race 8 until recently. I did one set of tests before our club circuit TT last Wednesday and another set of tests today. The results were consistent within the margin of error.

Pinarello Winter set-up

Rob Equipment

My focus in the winter months is on training and preparation for the next season. Most of my training is highly structured workouts on the turbo, however, I do get out and do some real world riding occasionally, and this is the bike I am using at the moment ……

Measuring saddle positions

Rob Equipment, News

The standard method is to measure height from the ground and off-set of the saddle nose from the centre line of the bottom bracket. This works well on a single bike but is not ideal when trying to replicate the back-end geometry between different bikes. Here’s an alternative method that I use …..