"When you feel the need for speed"
"Test Where Champions Test"
The San Diego Wind Tunnel has developed a unique testing capability for cyclists.
The San Diego Wind Tunnel averages 29 years of experience per team member in aerospace test engineering, instrumentation, operations, and data reduction.
To date, the facility has conducted testing on over 500 cyclists and for numerous cycling equipment manufacturers.
State of the Art balance designed specifically for bicycle forces
The San Diego Wind Tunnel uses a state of the art system to accurately measure the forces acting on the cyclist. Unlike other facilities that use balances that are designed to measure much higher loads, each component of the wind tunnel balance was tailored specifically for the loads expected to be encountered by the cyclist. This allows for precise, detailed data to be acquired for the smallest changes in bicycle setup or cyclist position.
Support hardware specifically designed from the ground up for supporting bicycles
Each cyclist receives two DVDs. The first DVD has the 4 screen view, shown below, which gives the top, side, and front view of the cyclist as well as the data screen. The second DVD gives the same 4 screens in a rotating sequence. In addition, each cyclist receives a summary page with the averaged data (drag, watts, CDA, cadence, tunnel speed, road speed, and time savings) from each setup tested as well as a CD containing all of the photos taken during the testing.
Cycling Spec Sheet