AeroSpeedGel by NAQI

Scientific article

NAQI Aero Speed Gel increases cycling speed by lowering aerodynamic drag in cyclists

Nikolaas Van Riet*, Greet Claes**, Harm Ubbens***


Abstract- An aero speed gel, consisting of vortex generators in and oil gel, applied to arms and/or legs of a cyclist,  is able to significantly lower the drag coefficient of a cyclist. At time trial speeds (50 km/h) this lowering of the drag coefficient leads to gains of up to 15 watt for a typical cyclist in time trial position. This translates to a potential gain of almost 1 second per km. For a triathlete tested at 39 km/h the potential gain was 307 seconds or a reduction in drag of 6%.

Index Terms- cycling aerodynamics, time trial, vortex generators,

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