If they offered an aerodynamic advantage, wouldn't the UCI ban them due to the fact they would be a fairing? But there is an advantage with rain jackets all zipped up.......yet they haven't banned them. Imagine the entire TdF peloton with fenders to ward off water bottle spray and dust mites.
I can go with that.
Tom Martin Oakland CA sunny and 70ish with no hope of using this newfound fender knowldege.
> Jan Heine wrote:
> "Why I like them: aerodynamic advantage..."
> I understood that fenders only confer an aero advantage whilst braking. TT bikes would have fenders if there were any advantage wouldn't they? I'd be interested in any tests that concluded that fenders decrease aero drag and the methodology used to arrive at that conclusion.
> Kurt Sperry
> Bellingham WA