This year we’ve noticed more and more of the pro peloton getting into super aero positions with slammed stems and angled saddle set ups. So why the trend, is it really any faster? We put Matt and Dan on a quest to find out.

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A recent change in the UCI regulations has allowed for more aggressive saddle angles, and teamed with slammed stems we’re seeing the pros in some really aero positions. So what’s the benefit – is it really any faster? Comparing slammed versus non slammed set ups, Matt Stephens and Dan Lloyd put the theory to the test. The results might surprise you…

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