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VN Tech podcast ep. 1: Chris Yu explains how CFD makes bikes more aero

By Dan Cavallari • Updated
Chris Yu has worked with many Specialized athletes over the years, such as Fabio Aru, improving their aerodynamics. Photo courtesy Specialized.

Welcome to the brand new VeloNews Tech podcast, in which we’ll discuss complex tech topics and distill them down into terms we can all understand.

Aero tube shapes are now integral parts of bicycle design. Engineers test them in the wind tunnel once they’ve got a prototype in hand, but before such prototypes even exist, a virtual design can be created and tested on the computer using Computational Fluid Dynamics, or CFD.

Chris Yu from Specialized walks us through CFD and explains how it influences bicycle design today.

Episode one is brought to you by Pro Bike Gear. With its new online saddle selector, you can find your next saddle with just a few clicks. Visit pro-bikegear.com and check out Pro’s newly expanded line of saddles.

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