neptronix wrote:No freaking way O_O...
In a way, it makes sense that your efficiency is higher.
Hub motors do have an efficiency range, and if you keep them at peak efficiency, you can really go far on less amp hours.
By the way, do you cycle in the crouched position the entire time, or upright? i hear that makes a big difference.
My riding position is the same as it has always been, slightly forward, I make no attempt what so ever to crouch, the fairing does all the work, however, once I get the helmet I want, I imagine I will have less drag, as a MX helmet with the large visor on the top must cause a good deal of drag.
I think the real difference the fairing makes is in that the slightly forward angle of one's chest when riding makes a rather large "pocket" much like if you had a piece of cardboard about the same width facing the wind, this makes a very high drag "sail".
The fairing eliminates this largest section of drag from the equation, and all the rest is really insignificant by comparison, so that is why I notice a big gain (this is just my thoughts, not anything specifically told me by Karl at Zzip Designs).