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Combined with our Perfect fit geometry, four sizes, and optimized head tube heights for a comfortable aero tuck and maximized wattage output, the New BH GC Aero sets the standard for speed and efficiency. It’s the perfect tool for shaving seconds or even minutes off your time.
The Fit: BH spent countless hours to get the fit right on the new GC Aero, consulting the best fit experts, retailers and journalists in the sport. We even benchmarked our competition. The results are impressive. Top tube lengths on the GC Aero run from 502mm to 598mm, fitting an incredible range of riders. Head tube heights are optimized to put you in an aero tuck that is still comfortable so you can get more power to the pedals. The GC Aero comes with a 3 position seatpost that puts the rider in 74, 76, or 78 degree seat angle positions to accommodate a wide range of riders and disciplines. The GC Aero has a semi-integrated seat mast with 90mm of adjustment, eliminating the need to cut the seat mast to fit a particular rider.
The Ride: We can sum up the ride of the GC Aero in one word: FAST.
With our geometry, aero design and superior construction, the GC just wants to go at a high rate of speed. This is the machine ridden to second place by Eneko Llanos at Kona. It is the same machine that went from coast to coast in the Race Across America. Those are some pretty good testing grounds.
The GC Aero is available as a frameset, including fork, headset, seatpost/collar.
This past Monday I was lucky enough to be invited back to the Texas A&M Wind Tunnel with John Cobb and his crew from Tyler, Texas. Nathan Lewinsky, Seth Cooke and Amy Miller were all on hand for some testing. First up that morning was Brian Kubinski from Chicago who is married to and now expecting mother Eryn Schilling, they had made their way down for Brian to refine his TT position. John was able to make some changes on his position which will save him some grams of weight while racing. We also tested skin suits on Brian and helmets and even water bottle position on his set up. Because we all know what works for one person may not work on another. After Brian was done we tested the tried but true so called Superman position on Seth. Once the numbers came back on the Superman position John put Seth’s original set up back on his bike to see which position had less drag. And yes the Superman position won out. Not sure someone could hold this position for 56 miles but it would take less watts to push this position versus his triathlon set up. Also tested that day was some new products to be available from cobbcycling.com in the near future. Thanks again to John for the invite and opportunity to get a grip on positioning in the tunnel. Check out Cobb Cycling on Facebook to see all the pictures taken that day.