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WhoTookIt downtimepodcast's article
Nov 14, 2019 at 9:28
Nov 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.
WhoTookIt RichardCunningham's article
Nov 7, 2019 at 13:02
Nov 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.
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