giovedì 11 febbraio 2010

The Obree Position (mk2): The "Superman" position

After Graeme Obree was banned by the UCI at the world championships 1994 under mysteriuous circumstances, his fans wondered if he would come back. And he came back, presenting another new position: This time he used common equipment: A normal bike, a very long stem (Look Ergostem) and a Profile Aerobar (extended to its limits). Now his arms were stretched out, the hands about 30 cm before the front hub. (With a normal aero-bar setup the handlebar is mounted lower, and the hands are about 15-20 cm before the front hub). Because of this stretched out position, looking like Superman flying, it was called "Superman" position. The picture shos him in the jersey of "Olympia Dortmund" in the spring of 1995.

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