winstonw wrote:Alex Simmons/RST wrote:winstonw wrote:...but as Alex has invested significant time in,
that's false, but anyhooo...winstonw wrote:weight is overrated.
but complying with the rules is not
Alex, if a wheel manufacturer omitted variable wind yaw and velocity, like your charts, they'd only make solid aero disks of "however many kgs Alex decrees".
The reason manufacturers make non solid aero wheels, and the UCI regulations are the way they are, is because solid disks don't handle variable yaw and velocity well.
Keep priming the gallery...
An entire army of strawmen. I'm impressed. Shame you don't devote your talents to something constructive because it's clear you have never, and most likely will never, have anything constructive to add here.
For the rest of the gallery that are interested, here's a table compiling various data sets on wheels and their aerodynamics by yaw angle. Up to you to decide how reliable the data are.
http://www.cyclingpowerlab.com/Componen ... amics.aspx
Of course Aero-Coach deploy technologies that enable us to measure CdA v yaw angle in real time while on the bike. So, ya know, maybe, just maybe I might be in a pretty good place to provide wheel manufacturers with actual field data if they were so interested