Executive Hotel正在加载...

Does having a beard slow us down on a bicycle? Hotel Executive

網上訂票的 饭店 在 Siena
 
立即预订
入住
退房 ...
1
第四名儿童 第四名儿童

Does having a beard slow us down on a bicycle?

 

 

Professional cyclists, and many fans, often depilate their legs. There are several reasons to do so. One of them has to do with the prevention of infections, since the absence of hair helps to heal wounds and scrapes caused by a blow or a fall.

There are also theories and hypotheses about the alleged aerodynamic improvements that depilation brings to cycling. On this, Specialized developed in 2014 an experiment in its wind tunnel in which it showed the advantages of depilating the legs to ride on a bicycle.

But … What about the beard? How does facial hair influence aerodynamic drag? Put another way: do you roll faster with your face shaved than with a beard?

Engineers Chris Yu and Mark Cote, who work for Specialized, have also performed aerodynamic tests in the wind tunnel to calculate the difference between having a beard or not having it when competing in cycling.

The experiment consisted of performing 40 kilometers in the wind tunnel at a constant rate in three courses. In one of them the cyclist performed the exercise with a beard, in the second with a light shave and in the third fully shaved.

Later, they analyzed the air resistance in each of the phases and compared the results obtained.

The conclusion they obtained was that the difference between pedaling with a beard or without a beard is less than 1 second for every 40 kilometers.

Therefore, do not worry if you do not have time to shave before the next race or race you have. Getting out on a bike with a beard will not slow you down.

Is it worth investing money to buy a telescopic seat post?
Is it worth buying a telescopic saddle holder for my mountain bike? What advantages does it offer? Is it a...
更多信息
My first time with an e-bike
When I was a child, I learned to ride a bicycle, I couldn't believe all the emotions that pedaling on...
更多信息
Your holidays with an ebike
In the summer season is when we have more vacation days, more time to rest and, above all, much more...
更多信息
Riding an E-bike: what's the right position?
Although we do not usually pay enough attention, taking the right position when driving our e-Bike is essential to d...
更多信息
Bicycle insurances
Which company offers the best bicycle insurance? When it comes to buying bicycle insurance, it is essential to kn...
更多信息
When should I change my bicycle?
In Italy, over one million new bicycles are sold each year. To this figure must be added those operating in...
更多信息
UCI cycling calendar 2019
Frome, Sagan, Thomas, Nino Schurter, Absalon ... The UCI is launching a new season and, once again, the focus will...
更多信息
Cycling reduces the risk of flu
That cycling is a source of health is something we already knew. Riding a bicycle regularly favors the circulatory s...
更多信息
Road disc brakes: advantages and drawbacks
Cycling is changing day after day. Every year, bicycle manufacturers dedicate millions of euros to developing techni...
更多信息
The best-selling second-hand bicycle models last year
In the second-hand market you can find bicycles of a very varied range. Mountain, road, cyclocross, with carbon fram...
更多信息
The best electric mountain bikes of 2019-2020
E-bikes are no longer conventional bicycles to which an electric motor has been added to make it easier to climb...
更多信息
Burnout syndrome
Cycling is one of the most difficult and demanding sports that exists. We know that our favorite sport requires comm...
更多信息
Be cyclists and parents
There is no doubt that cycling is a sport that engages us. There are other sports, like football or basketball,...
更多信息
10 curiosities you didn't know about the Bianchi bicycle brand
Bianchi is one of the most iconic bicycle brands in the history of cycling. Its characteristic blue color, the elega...
更多信息
Here is Chris Froome's training: 190 kilometers on mountain trails with a triathlon bike
Going to train in Colombia to prepare the season is common among the best cyclists in the international squad. Heigh...
更多信息

特别优惠

在线预订
最佳利率在期间
最新的可用房间