Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Northern Virginia
Madstad: One week in
Picked up a Madstad from a member here; Been wanting one for awhile..Clear 13".
Easy install, went with some review here and initially set at around parallel with the angle of the mounting piece.
Ride to work regularly up the 95 corridor to DC/Arglinton, VA
Started off unremarkable, got on the crazytrain called I95 north. There was some turbulence, head height, figured I will need to keep adjusting and Meh.... Going with the flow of traffic, got to 80, and there it was, a really sweet spot from my shoulders up, Wow...so adjusted a little higher and increased the angle slightly..way home was super sweet!!
One major thing I did notice was a drastic increase in airflow coming into my knees and angled up to my midriff. Interesting..now in the summer it would be welcome..in colder riding, could be interesting..Was thinking about the GADS system, seems like the airflow is coming right where the GADS is mounted. Anyone else have that issue?
My hands are definitely getting more air. I like air movement and have ridden fairly long rides with a short shield. Heated gear should take care of me.
As far as the looks...looks good to me...and the improvement in the upper torso air is spectacular..funny how it does shake at idle tho!!..maybe a 14.5 inch would help the hands..maybe I'll pick up a light smoked 14.5...someday...
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2016 RGU Superior Blue...with a bunch of stuff..
Last edited by mastergunnera8; 10-18-2016 at 01:28 PM.