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Old 06-11-19, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Teamprovicycle View Post
maaaaaaan , i don't think any lab test can translate to real world performance , contact patch smontact patch , you will always have a varable that counters the point you are trying to make , it can go on and on , solve two variables , and 3 more pop up .

heavier weaker rider , vs lighter stronger rider , bumpy jagged road vs perfectly smooth wood track , there is no end .

loose watts in the tires make it up int he muscles , loose strength in the muscles , make it up in aero gains, use a tubeless tire on a basic wheel to get a boost , or use a standard clincher on a high end wheel to get a boost , on and on !!!!
I donít understand the point of this post. Are you trying to say that it is impossible to make a bike/rider faster using... science?

Most changes involve pros and cons. Nothing is ďfreeĒ. But for a given course, thereís usually an optimal bike setup and an optimal physiology. Part of what makes bike racing fun is that a setup/rider who is really good on one course may be really bad on another.

Iím very confused by your statement that no lab test can translate to real world results. Plenty of people have aero bikes, kits, helmets, wheels and faster, wider, grippier tires that allow them to go much faster than they did when they didnít have those things. Maybe your average speed on a solo ride will only change a little - but whatís easy to ignore is how much training is required to be able to gain that speed increase with no setup changes.
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