I think you confuse prefer to having a choice. ATM you don't have a choice on MTBs, the same way I didn't have a choice with my unfaired stock KMX trike, which wasn't any better than a good road bike with aerobars; so to solve the problem the first solution that came to my head was "just stick a giant 8kWh pack under the trike seat bolted to the frame... done", but instead decided that cutting the CdA with panels would give me the same net result, using 1/3rd the battery capacity and a lot less weight, and then I could quickly detach the pack from the trike/bike to take inside when its -20F outside...Voltron wrote:And how well does GP bike do off road? You keep mentioning aero... But never addressing how it would actually be possible or effective on a trail bike built around a 35 mph average...
And no matter how great your wh/m are... most anybody riding off road prefers the mobility benefits of an unfaired two wheeler vs ultra efficiency... But to each their own of course.
You don't need a motoGP fairing to see measurable improvements, look up aerodynamics on a bike and read about it instead of claiming it can't be done, that is the reason why there are no more aero MTBs, b/c guys like you think is not possible so they settle for whatever its out there; when cycling racing teams spend a fortune aero-tuning 2-wheeled upright vehicles and get pretty amazing results... without the use of any fairing, sans the helmet.
Aerodynamics are not like building a a giant battery pack, there is no one size fits all magic bullets; is a sum of small improvements that make the overall, and it would be different depending on the bike/trike its done.