Speed is estimated based on rider
power and the forces acting on a rider from wind resistance, rolling resistance,
This form can be used to answer the following questions:
- At a given power level, how does speed change as the
slope gets steeper?
- If Frontal Area can be reduced, how does speed change?
- How does speed change as power increases?
(See Power for details
on the definitions of parameters.)
Example, Speed For Given Power
|Speed For These Parameters
|Coefficient Wind Drag
|Weight Rider & Bike
|Coefficient of Rolling
|Slope of Hill