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Photo submitted by Nikolaas Van Riet, Wind Tunnel Testing Coordinator for Flanders’ Bike Valley, “At Bike Valley we believe strongly in the importance of aerodynamics in MTB. For XC (marathon racing), but also for enduro and downhill!! Aerodynamics are very important and can make the difference. Therefore we go to the extreme while testing in the wind tunnel… see picture, I am hanging on for dear life… Ok, and we like to have fun at the same time :-)”

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Sepp
Sepp
6 years ago

See … I knew I was doing it wrong 🙂

Jos
Jos
6 years ago

2017 DH world cup will provide some interesting footage and record speeds 😀

Ed
Ed
6 years ago

Ha! This is so funny!! 😀

Bert
Bert
6 years ago

Although this position will be quite stretching for everyone, aerodynamics is definitely also important in MTB…
Are there any mountainbikers who’ve already been tested in a windtunnel so far ?

Carlos
Carlos
6 years ago
Reply to  Bert

Trek did a load of wind tunnel tests few years ago. I’d be very surprised if Specialized hadn’t.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
6 years ago
Reply to  Carlos

Specialized has video on YouTube. It’s all pertaining to clothing. Baggies were a BIG loser, even at XC speeds

Jappe
Jappe
6 years ago

Always nice to see that MTB is in the lead when it comes to new innovations!

Dave
Dave
6 years ago

Kidding aside, finally some attention to aerodynamics in mountainbiking… hilarious pic btw

Scrouge
Scrouge
6 years ago

Must be nice to be able to afford to hoon around in a wind tunnel.
https://www.aa.washington.edu/AERL/KWT/rateguide

Haromania
Haromania
6 years ago

NICE!!!

Necromancer
6 years ago

well now I want to know how that position compares to more traditional tucks.

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