Video: legendary bike designer Mike Burrows on shaved legs for faster cycling
By BikeRadar | Tuesday, January 7, 2014 3.00pm
Mike Burrows talks hairy legs and how creative shaving patterns could give a speed advantage MadeGood.org/YouTube
Legendary frame designer Mike Burrows has built some of the fastest bikes on the planet: Chris Boardman’s Olympic medal winning Lotus 108 and a version of Graeme Obree’s Old Faithful which is being eBayed right now.
But in his latest video for the bike maintenance site, MadeGood.org, the veteran designer focuses on knotty problem of leg hair: will super smooth legs make you go faster?
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With his tongue firmly in his cheek, Burrows reckons there is an advantage to be had. However it depends how far a rider is willing to go in pursuit a hair width-sized marginal gain.
Watch the MadeGood.org video exclusive here for his full explanation.
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Video: Mike Burrows on the benefits of shaved legs
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