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Aero Positioning: How Low is Too Low?

Time trialing has a massive focus on aerodynamics, both to the bike and the rider. But where does the balance lie between aerodynamics, power output, metabolic economy, and thermoregulation? How low should you go?

Dan Bigham Talks Time Trial and Aerodynamics

With the decisive Giro d'Italia time trial on Sunday, Ed Hood thought it would be a good idea to talk to a man who knows all about aerodynamics and the 'race against the clock' - Dan Bigham. Chrono specialist and aero guru.

Super Tuck & Puppy Paws: What the Riders Think

The International Cycling Union announced new measures to improve rider safety. The UCI will be stricter if riders 'take dangerous positions on the bike'. The UCI refer to the 'super tuck' and 'puppy paws' positions. Riders will first receive a warning, but after April 1st may be suspended. Here is what the riders think.

The Aero Evolution: Pushing the Limits to Cheat the Wind

The UCI has announced that they'll be looking at dangerous behaviour in a peloton, including adopting dangerous positions on the bike; descending on the top tube. Ed Hood takes us on a retrospective a look at descending, handlebars and the evolution of aerodynamics in modern cycling.

Ed’s Rant: Bike Tech – How Far is Too Far?

Ed's Rant: With the British Cycling team unveiling their new Lotus/Hope steed for the Tokyo Olympic Games next year, Ed Hood has had a look at this piece of art and at some of the other 'weird' bikes of the past. Aerodynamic and functional, but also damn nice to look at, what else do you want? Ah yes, UCI approval.

Best Riding Positions For Going Fast

Toolbox: Getting into a more aero position on your bike definitely makes you faster, and we've seen all kinds of variations by riders like Froome, Pantani, Sagan and more. We look at some actual wind tunnel testing to get to the bottom of which position on your bike is fastest for riding and also descending.

How Teammates Benefit Climbing Aerodynamics

Toolbox: Since the era of Banesto, Postal, and now Sky, the Grand Tour climbs have turned into massive team leadouts, with Indurain, Armstrong, Wiggins, Froome, & Thomas protected by an armada of climbing domestiques. But is there an actual benefit to having teammates pacing on climbs?