GCN’s DIY Aero Road Bike – It’s Free, But Is It Faster?


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Can you make your bike even faster? That’s what we wanted to find out in the wind tunnel – with the help of cardboard, tape and scissors…

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Can you get aero without an aero bike? The obvious answer is yes – just tuck your elbows in. But, we’re not looking for the obvious answer, we wanted to find out if you could make your bike more aero that it already is without spending any money. All you need, in theory, is the cardboard bike box that your pride and joy may have been delivered in. Plus scissors and tape, of course. We tested the idea in the wind tunnel so that you don’t have to.

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