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- How can one estimate drag for a bicycle? 4 answers
If you are biking on level ground with no wind, I understand that there are losses inherent in your activity which you provide effort to overcome (if you want to maintain a steady speed):
- Air/wind resistance
- Rolling resistance
- Friction losses
I am wondering if there has been any significant analysis into what percentage of the overall energy exertion goes to which loss. Something like "70% of the energy loss is due to X, 15% to Y" etc.
I know that this will vary based on the type of bike, tire pressure, posture, speed, wind speed, etc, but I am curious if there has ever been an in-depth analysis into the breakdown of energy loss in cycling.
I care about far more than just drag, which is the only variable the related question addresses.