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JaRok2300




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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:46 pm    Post subject: The next big thing. Reply with quote

I'm really curious about these real time aero measuring systems. Not for any particular performance reasons but just geeky curiosity.

I did my own very basic aero testing last year between road a tri bike and am fascinated by the concept but the thought of riding along and shrugging, turtling, moving your hands and seeing the impact sounds cool.

Bound to be ludicrously expensive to begin with (like power meters) but as with all things may filter down to my world over time.

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/01/aerolab-aerodynamic-sensors.html
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely it has to be electric cars that have a good range and lower price, thus universally increasing appeal. They are obviously coming, so I'm no Nostradamus, but they will be a good thing, until a solar-powered equivalent supplants that.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: The next big thing. Reply with quote

JaRok2300 wrote:
I'm really curious about these real time aero measuring systems. Not for any particular performance reasons but just geeky curiosity.


AndyF who went on to alphamantis started with this system 7 years ago- pitot tube on the bike - despite managing to bring the aero to market and proving there is money, they've not got an on bike tech yet. I fear it's pretty complicated.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: The next big thing. Reply with quote

AndyF who went on to alphamantis started with this system 7 years ago- pitot tube on the bike - despite managing to bring the aero to market and proving there is money, they've not got an on bike tech yet. I fear it's pretty complicated.[/quote]

Reading the DCR article it doesn't seem they're a million miles away but I guess it's those last few degrees of accuracy that will make or break. If minor changes in aero are smaller than the general level of background noise the whole thing falls down.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Argon 18 are working on making it marketable and "normal" equipment. I seem to remember the first article about their work about 2 years ago.

As you said, I guess it's tricky or the first bikes would already be out regardless of price. If someone can pay 15k for a P5x with eTap then someone will pay for this as well.

http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/product-news/notio-konect-280820

They go a bit further as well:
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Biomechanical sensors can be placed on the body to measure body movements in real time. If a rider rocks their hips or moves their torso significantly, perhaps because of a weak core, the sensors are designed to spot it.

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