It's women's best-kept secret: Report a Comment Please select the reason for reporting this comment. Here are some of the more popular responses: That kind of marginal gain may matter to the pros, but club riders who stop every hour for coffee and cake? Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic.
The curious case of the cyclist’s unshaven legs
One of the most common myths surrounding the practice of leg shaving in cycling is that smooth skin will provide better aerodynamics. Ego is the only obstacle to making Frampton v Quigg superfight — Hearn How much should an athlete drink to prevent dehydration? Does it really make you go faster? Conventional wisdom might suggest that removing its fuzzy coating will increase speed by reducing air friction and giving a slightly more streamlined shape. There is some logic to this theory in that super-smooth swimsuit fabrics have produced record-breaking results in swimming sports. The pros claim bald skin heals better, offering faster respite from the horrifying road rash they suffer in high-speed crashes.
Velominati › Rule #33 and the Summer Barbecue
Thank you for your patience. On the cold, wet days having some mild to hot embro on the legs helps cut down some of the cold sensations. In a wind tunnel, he determined that each fuzz filament on a ball added its own bit of drag—which is essentially what your leg hairs do when you ride. Cycling without padding can sometimes lead to an unhappy rear end but these saddles are paramount if you want to have a super-light and super-fast bike. Rule 33 has been internalized. They may be more upset at seeing us shave than being shorn. It is a violation of all we hold dear.
Combine shaved legs and an Evade helmet, and you could save upwards of two minutes. A cyclist makes a strong statement about his dedication to the sport when he goes against the societal norm and shaves all the hair off his legs. Last week, Specialized Bicycle Components released a video claiming shaved legs are significantly faster than furry ones. This wire would trip up the air and create a thin layer of turbulence which oncoming air could flow over, cutting down on drag. But what more can you do to become more aerodynamic, apart from making your legs velvet smooth, getting a tight-fitting skin suit, and spending some hard-earned money on aero wheels? A bald body, like a seal, slips quicker through the pool. It makes me feel like I'm ready to rock!