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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    Does how you position your feet speed you up - or slow you down? Cyclists are always in search of free speed, those extra watts that don't come with a carbon-wheel price tag. So does pedal stance have an effect on aerodynamics? Could a simple adjustment in foot positioning get you to the...
  2. Components, Wrenching
    This was once one of (if not the) fastest bikes in the world. Editor's Note: Thanks to Matt Barkley of Red Lantern Cycles for allowing RoadBikeReview to test ride this 1996 Lotus 110 time trial bike. The Lotus 110 (and its predecessor, the Lotus 108) is one of the most iconic bikes in...
  3. Components, Wrenching
    Installing the aerobars is relatively straightforward. The Lowdown: Redshift Sports Switch Aero System The Redshift Sports Switch Aero System is designed to make it simple to convert a road bike to triathlon use with easy-to-remove aerobars and a dual-position seatpost that allows the rider to...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized went inside the wind tunnel to find out which downhill tuck position is the fastest. How do you gain speed when you're fully spun out going down hill? Most of us get into some sort of aerodynamic tuck. But which position is the fastest? Specialized went inside its in-house wind...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    It's one of the most asked questions in cycling: Do shaved legs really help you go faster? The crew from Specialized broke out the razor and went into the wind tunnel to find out. Now that you've seen the results, here's how to get up to speed.
  6. Components, Wrenching
    The first component in the new Smart ENVE System lineup, the SES Aero Bar (MSRP: $1,365), is finally ready to make its primetime debut and begin shipping to customers worldwide. These new aero bars are a result of ENVE's partnership with Simon Smart, an ex-Formula One aerodynamicist who's...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    It may sound too good to be true, but you can actually ride faster without putting out more effort. And we're not talking about the strategy of sitting in the draft all day and never taking a pull. That will just make you unpopular with your riding buddies. Instead, try these tricks on your next...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    [youtube width="600" height="361"]httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDzcGb3Opcg Storied French wheel manufacturer Mavic has been working in the lab for the past three years on a new wind cheating concept. Aerodynamics on the bike has become a trendy topic amongst cyclist recently, and for good...
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