Does anyone know where I can find some hard statistical data to answer any of these questions:
-How much time does wearing a wetsuit save?
-How much time does riding an aero-dynamic bike save? (versus a road bike)
-How much time does a full carbon bike save? (versus an aluminum bike)
-How much time does an aero helmet save?
-How much time do race wheels save?
-How much time do race flats/race shoes save?
I realize most of these questions depend on how fast an athlete is going. I'm looking for something along the lines of "a rider going 20.0 mph will save 1.0 mph by riding an aerodynamic triathlon bike, instead of a standard full carbon road bike." So far all I can find are opinion-dominated message boards with questionable-at-best reliability. Let me know if you have any more reliable data... or know where I could find data-driven studies on this.
-The one they call Luke
I really like this article on the topic, which will answer some of your questions:
That information can also be found (per 40K) on page 38 in the book Triathlon Training by Michael Finch.
Here's a white paper by Trek engineering on the development of the Speed Concept air foils. This probably will give you as much detail as you want on frame design with a pretty good explanation.
It's really too bad Trek's end product didn't ride all that great. It's a wonderful frame design from an aerodynamic standpoint.
Stuff floating on the internet.
Tuan, I expected you to provide something with scientific support such as a sign that reads "make that hill your bitch".
Jason ... if you are going to quote me, you need to quote me properly. I believe below is what you are trying to say :)
Here's another technical paper on wheel drag with different aerodynamic designs. Full disc, etc.