BICYCLE WIND TUNNEL TESTING
A2 offers a second data collection system that is dedicated to aerodynamic testing for the cyclist community. Features include:
Precision balance: ± 0.5%
Automated Yaw System +/- 25 degrees
HD-Data projection system providing rider real-time drag & Computrainer® data on floor of test section
Proprietary data collection system with integrated Computrainer®
Aerodynamic drag in: CD , CDA, Grams & Aero Wattage (Grams & Watts normalized to NACA Std Day)
Spinning wheels (with and without rider)
Digital full motion HD-cameras with recording
Dartfish software for position analysis and data reporting
Bicycle Wind Tunnel Testing: Why is it so important?
Anywhere from 70-90% of a riders power output will go to overcome the resistance of the air. Positioning becomes extremely important for cyclist to be able to maintain a low drag while still producing sufficient power because the rider accounts for the greater part of the overall Drag. Any rider can get into an exceptionally aero position and acquire excellent numbers in a wind tunnel, but if he/she cannot produce efficient power there is no way they will reach their full potential on the bike. Along with drag measurement we use a Computrainer® to measure power output in watts, cadence, wheel speed, and heart rate to determine if a position change helped or hurt the overall performance of the rider. Also, there is no one magical position or mold that will make all riders fast. Bicycle aerodynamics are very specific to each different rider’s body size and type. A position that works well for one may not work well for another, and this is the same with equipment, and helmets. Get into A2 today and learn the facts!!
A2 Wind Tunnel Bicycle: The facility is available for year-round testing of cyclist and manufacturers alike. Contact us today to learn more details about wind tunnel testing at A2 and how affordable.
Call for pricing: 704.235.6054
A2 WIND TUNNEL has partnered up with Carmichael Training Systems Asheville, NC location to help you maximize your wind tunnel and cycling experience. To find out more please visit www.trainright.com/asheville
A2 WIND TUNNEL is proud to announce part sponsorship of the CCTTA and the Lowe's Motor Speedway Time Trail Season. To learn more please visit www.carolinatt.org/
A2WT & Specialized Track Test at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Engineers perform on track testing to validate wind tunnel data
TEST RIDER: Getting aero on the track and in the wind tunnel
BIKE RADAR: How aero is aero??
Aero Products & Control Room:
A2 WIND TUNNEL is offering cyclists the opportunity to wind tunnel test aero equipment before making the commitment to any specific aero products. From helmets to wheels, riders can now take advantage of testing how each product works for their specific body type and riding style.
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CCTTA: Robert Chambers
ROAD BIKE ACTION MAGAZINE: RBA Goes Aero With Blue Competition Cycles
PEZ CYCLING NEWS: Pez Goes Wind Tunnel Testing
CYCLINGNEWS.COM: Chris Davidson
Charlotte Observer: Ridin' Against The Wind
Mooresville Tribune: Riding Like The Wind