Do Shaved Legs Really Help You Ride Faster?
You might be surprised at the results...
It's a question every cyclist asks: do shaved legs really help you ride faster?
The debate has raged for decades. Is this just something pros tell themselves or do hair-free limbs really make a difference to your time?
The guys over at Specialized Bicycles decided to test it out for themselves. They got six athletes together - ranging from moderately hairy to Chewbacca proportions - put them in a wind tunnel to see how they got on.
(Yep, they actually invented a "Chewbacca scale" of hairiness!)
What was the outcome? Watch and see!