The speed you can achieve on your bike is determined by two factors:
- How much power you can produce
- Wind resistance. The faster you go, the more wind drag you need to overcome.
One excellent article all about which aerodynamic equipment benefits you most during an individual time trial was published a few years back in Velonews (Vol 39, No 3) but these measurements are still true today and always worth thinking about. Especially when at the start of the season you are looking to invest in new equipment or clothing but have a limited budget to work with.
The following chart shows the aerodynamic savings according to aero equipment used http://www.aerosportsresearch.com
Image sources https://cyclingtips.com/
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