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Old 10-09-19, 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Baby Puke View Post
Here's a rider who found the Zipp 808/Super9 faster than a Mavic Comete pair:

And he has the credentials to back it up:

Dean combines his mechanical engineering background with real world testing, training, and competition in cycling and triathlon. Dean’s comprehensive approach to rider positioning and product selection has benefited countless road cyclists and triathletes at all levels. Regarded as a leading industry authority in aerodynamics and bike positioning, he spends hundreds of hours each year field testing and analyzing the aerodynamic and mechanical properties of body positions and cycling equipment. Due to a running injury, Dean changed his focus from triathlon and started doing hill climbs (even though he is 6’3″) and racing bikes in 2011. In recent years, he started racing on the track as well. He has done quite well racing for Team Fit Werx and holds multiple National and World Championship titles on the track and in TT.


SICI Certified Advanced Fit Technician, performs 300 bike fittings annually.
Category 1 Road Racer
Masters World Champion – Pursuit
Two discipline AG National Champion (TT and Pursuit)
Father of four.
Pro triathlete since October 2006, competed in first triathlon in July 2000.
1996 World Champion Rower – U23 USA Men’s Eight.
Captain and 4-year member of United States Naval Academy crew team.
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, United States Naval Academy.

A few of Dean’s notable results:

2016 – Masters World 3K Pursuit Champion. 40-44.
2016 – Masters 3K Team Pursuit – Silver.
2016 – National Team Pursuit Champion (record time). Masters 35.
2016 – National 4K Individual Pursuit – Silver. Elite.
2015 – Masters World 3K Pursuit Champion. 40-44.
2015 – National 4K Team Pursuit Champion. Masters 35.
2015 – National 3K Pursuit Champion. Masters 35.
2014 – National TT Champion. Masters 35.
2014 – National 3K Pursuit Champion. Masters.
2014 – Cat 1 upgrade
2012 – MA State Road Champion. Masters 35+
2012 – Cat 2 Upgrade
2012 – 1:04:47 Mt. Washington
I knew another mechanical engieeer who was a multiple elite National champ and Masters world champ in sprint events...he also rode Zipp wheels
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