Help Find The Fastest Wheel/Tire!

$1,230 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 27 people in 8 days
Thomas Gerlach  CLERMONT, FL
Executive Summary :This campaign is raising funds to INDEPENDENTLY investigate the aerodynamics of the top triathlon tires, in terms of rolling resistance, on some of the top wheels in order to find the fastest tire/wheel combo for Ironman racing.

Why Are We Asking For Funding: Have you ever subscribed to Consumer Reports? Why? Hopefully you recognize the benefit of independent data without the influence manufacturers put on the both the testing and data. Any athlete that has signed a "Sponsorship Contract" knows there is always a line that says something like: "You will not say anything that negatively impacts our brand or specific products"

Location: The A2 Wind Tunnel, Moorseville NC on April 19th at 9am

Details:
We will be testing two fast rolling tires, the Vittoria Corsa Speed and the NEW Continental Supersonic on the following wheels: Enve 7 SES, Specialized Roval CLX 64, and HED JET+ 6. 

This is wheel only testing. We will do a single side sweep at 0, 5, 10, 15 degrees or possibly 0, 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10. Minor changes to the protocol could occur but our goal remains to find the fastest combo between these tires and rims. Tires will be inflated to 85 PSI.

Testing will be conducted with the A2 tunnel operator, myself (Thomas Gerlach) and at least one Aero Camp leader being either Brian Stover and Heath Dotson who both have 7 years of testing under their belt.

Results:
Raw data as it comes from A2 will be published along with an easy readable summary that can be referenced and shared.

In the event campaign isn't fully funded: I will cover the remaining costs MYSELF but testing may be reduced to one wheel and two tires

In the event the campaign is over funded: We may add more tires to testing.

More details on the tires/wheels and the reason they are being selected can be found here:

http://www.thomasgerlach.com/2017/04/aero-testing-tires-wheels-corsa-speed.html

Thank you for your support in independent testing! Your contribution is greatly appreciated!
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Update 1
Posted by Thomas Gerlach
2 days ago
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Some initial data to satisfy those that want data now. More to come:

http://www.thomasgerlach.com/2017/04/aero-data-vittoria-corsa-speed.html
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$1,230 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 27 people in 8 days
Created April 14, 2017
WM
$5
Will Moore
11 hours ago
$75
Anonymous
1 day ago
HB
$20
Harry Barnes
1 day ago

being independent is good ,,for testing great.

$20
Anonymous
1 day ago
TP
$10
Timothy Hughes Photographics
2 days ago
EL
$75
Eric Lambi
3 days ago
RL
$25
Rob Lynch
3 days ago

Check out Davidson, NC while there! Brickhouse tavern has $3 pint night on Thursdays. Great idea doing the testing, hope it went well.

SS
$80
Silas Sarver
3 days ago

From a Guidant/BSC and Triathlete

$10
Anonymous
3 days ago
JK
$15
Jeffrey Kohn
3 days ago
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