WhoTookIt downtimepodcast's article
Nov 14, 2019 at 9:28Nov 14, 2019
Podcast: Is Aerodynamics Important? With McLaren F1's Deputy Head of Aerodynamics, Tony Salter
His aerodynamic knowledge seems very on point, but some of his other analyses (GXP bottom bracket most notably) raise a lot of engineering flags for me, especially given how opinionated he is. Digging down the rabbit hole on him also starts revealing some unsettling behaviors. https://flocycling.com/blogs/blog/flos-side-of-the-hambini-accusations
WhoTookIt RichardCunningham's article
Nov 7, 2019 at 13:02Nov 7, 2019
Not So Fast: How Dropper Posts Created Steep Seat Tube Angles
Counterpoint: The saddle being further back with the slack seat tube made it even harder to get behind the saddle when it was called for. The reason so far as I see it is that mountain bikes and their geometry pulled pretty heavily from late 80s road and touring bikes, thus the 15+ year prevalence of 71 HTA 73 STA and lower reach values. Once reach was expanded to make a longer and more stable platform it allowed the STA to steepen and give the rider better traction on uphills.