Nine ways to make yourself and your bike more aero for free

Here are our top tips for free speed: all you need are a few simple adjustments

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Trying to get faster is a goal for both the professional and amateur cyclist alike. WorldTour teams leave few stones unturned in the pursuit of speed, spending huge sums of money on a series of small details with the hope that it all adds up to victory.

You too can adopt the same marginal gains approach but without breaking the bank on a high-tech skin suit or a new pair of carbon wheels. That’s right. While it might be tempting to throw money at the problem to get more aero, there are plenty of things you can do to go faster that won't cost you a single penny.

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