Our riders are doing a long, 5 km climb on an 8% slope. Our Standard Rider is on 32 spoke standard wheels. Out Test Rider is on Specialized tri-spokes. Both riders start at the same time with the same initial speed. They are identical in all other respects. Which one gets to the top first?
The Specialized rider would be ahead by 2.5 meters or 0.5 second at the top. Change the slope to a 13% slope and the Specialized rider would be behind by 1 meter.
Enter data for cases of interest to you.
|Parameter||Standard Rider||Test Rider|
|Coefficient Wind Drag||0.5||0.5||dimensionless|
|Coefficient of Rolling||0.004||0.004||dimensionless|