2023 August 12 Tech of the Week – 1 We have news on the Specialized Tarmac SL8, the most out-there designs from the World Championships, and a recreated Victorian bike that Endura is riding to Glasgow, but we’re starting this week with news of a little sensor that could help you ride faster… Could this tiny sensor help increase your speed?
Oxford-based company Streamlines has introduced a Forma sensor that sits on your bike’s stem and is designed to help you stay in your most aero riding position. We’ve looked at various devices in the past that promise to provide drag measurement while you ride, such as the Velocomp AeroPod, but the Streamlines Forma doesn’t do that. Instead, this is a body position sensor that gives you real-time feedback. > Using the Velocomp AeroPod: does the device that promises drag measurement on the fly deliver?
The BEST Of Both Worlds – Why The Cervelo Soloist Is BETTER Than Its Tour de France Siblings “Through aero-orientated bike fitting or via wind tunnel testing, competitive cyclists can determine their ideal aero-efficient position on the bike, but as a rider fatigues during an event or ride, or when muscle memory drifts, body position can be far from optimal,” says Streamlines.
The Forma measures your head and chest position to within 2mm and sends that information to a cycling computer in real time, says Streamlines. Your position is indicated relative to the ideal that you’ve entered, so you can adjust things if necessary. Of […]