Thursday, 13 May, 2021

Wind tunnel test seeks to answer the question: Do shaved legs make you a faster cyclist?

(Photo: Romy Louise van Schooneveld)

There are many reasons why cyclists shave their legs. One of the most common reasons is the looks, but others say it is more comfortable for massages, or it’s easier to clean your legs after a crash. Some have also said there’s an aerodynamic advantage. But do athletes with smooth legs really enjoy better aerodynamics? Specialized put that question to the test in the wind tunnel.

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