Alan B wrote:
I was referring to memory of reading the following from the wikipedia article on recumbent bicycles:
On 7 July 1933, at a Paris velodrome, Faure rode a Velocar 45.055 km (27.996 mi) in one hour, beating an almost 20-year-old hour record held by Oscar Egg,
In 2003, Rob English took on and beat the UK 4-man pursuit champions VC St Raphael in a 4000 m challenge race at Reading, beating them by a margin of 4 min 55.5 s to 5 min 6.87 s - and dropping one of the St Raphael riders along the way.
Of course I don't know all the details of these, and the EbikeE isn't the same as these racing recumbents, but my expectation is only that an EbikeE is more aerodynamic than a Mountain Bike. I have read that people have ridden EbikeE's in 100 mile rides, how many folks ride mountain bikes in 100 mile rides?
4000m olympic record is like 3:55, so I am not sure about that claim.
and I think they are talking about a fully faired recumbent, which would have a big advantage and completely impractical.
The "unfaired" recumbents that have beat the record (non aero bars) use a tail box fairing and still haven't top the "aero bar" record.
and plenty of people have done centuries on mountain bikes, its not unusual at all, just not ideal,
so ur bikeE is probably more aero than a mt bike, but its like the least aero for all recumbents due to the high sitting position.
regarding the velocar record,
it was a long time ago...
notice he's pretty laid back like the low/high racer...