Become more Aero, thanks to Socks
Want to become more aero? Fancy saving up to 8 watts with some aero socks? The new Aero Socks from Silca promise to help you make significant gains. S …
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The result is a sock that matches the aerodynamic performance of ribbed lycra cuff socks while retaining all of the features you demand from a cycling sock.
I for one wear ribbed lycra on all my rides.Posted 11 months ago
This crap was worth reading just for the phrase “triangular turbulators”.Posted 11 months ago
I’ve heard terms like laminar airflow and vortex generators in descriptions of aircraft wings before. I can’t say that I ever expected them to be used when describing a pair of socks.Posted 11 months ago
Bud Haggert on the job?Posted 11 months ago
Currently sold out in Belgian colours 🙁Posted 11 months ago
“No, it’s just the way I walk”Posted 11 months ago
Adverts are the new newsPosted 11 months ago
Yeah, but are they Zwift compatiblePosted 11 months ago
Ive seen significant gains using these on muddy switchback climbs. So much so I bought another pair.
True story (said in an Eddie Izzard way)Posted 11 months ago
I’ve just checked.Posted 11 months ago
It’s not April fools Day.
So a large part of these socks life is spent moving tangentially to the airflow. Makes me wonder how confused those turbulators will be.Posted 11 months ago
Are roadies shaving aero patternsi8nto theirnkeg hairs now?
Are roadies shaving aero patterns into their leg hairs now?
Subcutaneous aero shapes ftw.Posted 11 months ago
Aero socks have been around for ages.
It’s all about taping your shins now. It’s big in Denmark.Posted 11 months ago
I’ve just checked.
It’s not April fools Day.
Except it most definitely is! 😂Posted 11 months ago
Has anyone ever taken all these 5W saving jockey wheels, 12W saving lube, 8W socks etc until they got to 50W or so total, then gone and ridden their normal 250W output to feel that 20% gain?
Probably not as
1) I expect it’s optimistic marketing (polite term) and
2) all these marginal gain gems would cost more than a really quick bike, a training plan and 6 months of good food.
Great marketing though, got my attention. I might buy some to offset how my riding shirt flaps in the wind costing me approx 20W at 35kph.Posted 11 months ago
“I might buy some to offset how my riding shirt flaps in the wind costing me approx 20W at 35kph.”Posted 11 months ago
Surely you duct tape them to your shorts like everyone else?
^…heads to patent office to secure the concept of the aero cummerbund. In ribbed lycra. Natch.Posted 11 months ago
all these marginal gain gems would cost more than a really quick bike
Not necessarily. IIRC the biggest gains per £ (talking about road biking here) are shoe covers, a skinsuit and an aero helmet. It’s enough to knock a noticeable amount off your TT times and those things aren’t that expensive.Posted 11 months ago
I’ve heard terms like laminar airflow and vortex generators in descriptions of aircraft wings before. I can’t say that I ever expected them to be used when describing a pair of socks.
They apply to any object subjected to flow of a fluid.Posted 11 months ago
Did I fall asleep and wake up on 1 Apr 2022?????Posted 11 months ago
Actually not as I am listening to TMS and England’s bowlers destroying the Indian batting line up or line down as they are now 🙂
Haven’t noticed it anywhere else in the thread yet, but “£30 for a pair of socks!!!!!” you’re having a Giraffe.
I have a slip streaming buff with special rib sections to use under my helmet that reduces drag and causes the resulting slipstream to give me more down force and corner much faster. True story (another comment from Eddie Izzard)
Do they make riding more fun?
For the people laughing at you for buying them, yes.Posted 11 months ago
Does it work if I wear shorter socks and draw triangles on my calves with a pen instead?Posted 11 months ago
I’ve decided to make my own aero socks.
Posted 11 months ago
Have my efforts to develop an ‘aero’ teardrop shaped midriff been a waist of time? Should I have bought a pair of socks instead of cake?Posted 11 months ago
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