Beard In A Wind Tunnel: Does It Make A Real Difference?

Thought you’d get a little bit more aerodynamic by shaving that manly beard? Not so fast!

This wind tunnel beard test by Specialized Bicycles provides scientific evidence that it’s not your beard holding you back. So let that glorious facial hair fly; it sure doesn’t seem to be slowing anyone down.

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Sean McCoy

Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.