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Old 12-08-19, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
I watched the 2019 Masters stuff while I was on the trainer last night. Some of those 50-54 guys are really fast. 34.5s 500m.

One thing I noticed is that almost none of them used aero bars. They used drop bars instead. This was indoors, so front disc, and presumably less wind. I wonder if outdoors, with wind, maybe a multispoke front wheel?, if more racers would use aero bars.
Aerobars only really help in the kilo to hold speed and not drop off too much. 500 isn't really long enough for aerobars to help, they probably are more of a hindrance with the compromised start position and swapping to the skis. Pretty sure most of the elite women are using drops for the time trial.

Double disc would be standard for all timed sprint events unless it was outside and real windy.
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