Once you've completed your ride with the Aerobar Edge, it's time for the fun part: the Aeronalysis! Simply download your file and you can analyze to your heart's content. Here is a peek at just some of the data and graphs you'll be able to review...
The Aero Overview gives you a quick glance at the % of your ride and the total time you spent in the aero position (in the example above - 83% and 2:40:33). It's your "aero-at-a-glance" chart. We also have a more detailed table (Aero Tendencies) that allows you to analyze your Power, Heart Rate, Cadence, Speed and more in Aero vs. Non-Aero, which provides outstanding feedback as you progress toward your target event and aero %.
The following shows an example of one of the graphs that is available for your review. From this, you can see a visual representation of your patterns based on elevation changes, as well as your personal patterns with the aero position and the impact on Heart Rate, Power, Cadence and Speed.
One of our favorite graphs here with the Aerobar Edge Team is the Gradient Analysis, shown below. It is amazing how many athletes "bail" out of aero as soon as they hit any sort of incline. This graph allows you to see the % of time you spend in aero at each degree of incline. In the example above, the athlete was obviously very focused on the aero position, holding aero up until hitting a 4 degree incline on this shorter ride and then bailing. This graph can be extremely beneficial in identifying your own personal patterns and then working to improve them. Is the goal to maintain aero regardless of the incline? Of course not. But this graph allows you to see exactly when and where you tend to bail out and then make corrections as targeted.
On a similar note, we also provide a "Speed Analysis" graph. This provides feedback to the athlete in regards to what speed causes him/her to sit up. Obviously the value of aero diminishes as your speed slows, but it doesn't diminish to zero until you really slow to a crawl. And even then, if there's a headwind, the benefits of maintaining aero are notable. The Speed Analysis graph allows you to identify and adjust your tendencies based on real data instead of "best guess" (which usually isn't a very good guess from our experience).
More to come but we thought you'd enjoy a little peek at what awaits you with your training!