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    Do they ever test aero bikes for side winds? That is what we ride in around here. I was thinking that shallow rims, round tubes and caliper brakes would be the best choice but I would not know for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeLayne View Post
    Do they ever test aero bikes for side winds? That is what we ride in around here. I was thinking that shallow rims, round tubes and caliper brakes would be the best choice but I would not know for sure.
    They do test at different yaw angles. Aero frame/forks don't make an appreciable difference in handling in crosswind, but they are faster. Most negative crosswind handling comes from the front wheel. Most of the more modern "blunt" aero profile rims are very manageable because their cross sections are the same (more or less) in both leading and trailing edges.

    The older types were very directional. They behaved poorly because the leading (front) half of the wheel was aerodynamic ally efficient while the trailing half was literally a backward airfoil.
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    But the regulations on the UCI website haven't changed yet. Any word?

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