Our Hierarchy of Aero: 📷 @talbotcox
1. Position: Comfort, power and aerodynamics. The more comfortable you are in your aero position, the longer you can stay there. Don’t settle for a poor fit that forces you to sit up and prevents you from putting out your optimal power.
2. Clothing: Baggy clothing is slow. Skin is slow. Hairy skin is very slow. Cover it up with a sleeved suit or shave down. Tight is right!
3. Wheel/tire/tubes: Gatorskins + butyl= 😭 A great starting point for most is the @continental_tire 4000s with @vittoriatires latex tubes. And no, you’re not more prone to flats while using latex tubes as long as they’re installed properly.
4. Helmet: Find an aero helmet that is best suited for your particular position. Not someone else’s position.
5. Clean Cockpit/front end: Tidy up any excess cables and run a center-pull brake (@tririg)
6. Clean Hydration setup: Do not carry round bottles on frame and keep your setup as minimal as possible. Use the aid stations!
7. Clean and lube your drivetrain. A dirty drivetrain is inefficient and a significant watt killer.
8. Body Composition: Improving your w/kg isn’t easy, but it’s critical to be your best. Before you buy an oversized pulley system, work with a Sports Dietitian to achieve your ideal body comp and reap the benefits on race day.
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