are some of the great raves we get from
The XT works just great Mark. Many kudos to you and Carl for the fit and finish of the product. It arrived in great shape, had clear and concise instructions, and went on the Force 5 with no problems whatever. I am riding one gear higher than I used to, thanks to the reduced wind resistance. Not to mention the cool factor, which is waaaay up there!
I lost your e-mail address, but wanted to let Mark M. know I love my windrap faring for my Burley. My Reynold's number is so low, it really blows my skirt up--or rather it doesn't, "sartorially" speaking. I was under the impression it only benefitted higher speeds--not so. I used to struggle to cruise at 13 mph. Now I do 16 mph with the faring. It is awesome, and very elegent in its engineering. I was afraid it would add weight and "clunkiness" to my bike, but not so. Thanks so much. I will soon be sending a friend to purchase the same faring.
Lee Hieb, MD
At 04:45 AM 6/29/2004, you wrote:
Dear Mr. Mueller:
Bought my first recumbent in 1998 - a BikeE CT. Several months later, I purchased a fairing through BikeE. It was made by one of your competitors. Have since sold the BikeE and purchased a RANS Rocket, V-REX, Easy Racers/JBI-Sun EZ-1 Lite. I have a half-size fairing on the EZ-1 Lite, also made by one of your competitors. My most recent purchase is an Easy Racers/JBI-Sun EZ Sport Limited. A few weeks ago I purchased one of your Wind Wraps from Rolf at Hostel Shoppe to go with it.
Let me explain why I'm so impressed with your product. The fairing on my BikeE rattled, and amplified road & wheel noise. It was difficult for my wife and I to carry on a conversation while riding side by side, if I had the fairing on the bike. My wife hated that. The half-fairing on my EZ-1 Lite looks nice and is quiet, but I'm not impressed with the mounting hardware. For some reason I just can't seem to get the fairing adjusted exactly straight and even on both sides. And even though it's half size, it cost almost as much as a full size Mueller. Ah, but the Mueller Wind Wrap!. Took me all of 40 minutes to install it. That's pretty darn fast for me! The mounting hardware is excellent, and the ride is very quiet. The fairing is easy to adjust. My hat is off to you. I like the Mueller Wind Wrap on my EZ Sport Limited so well, I'm seriously thinking of adding one to my V-Rex, and maybe even to my Rocket, eventually. I also appreciate your instructions for cleaning the Wind Wrap. Excellent product at a competitive price. I'll be recommending your products to my friends.
Mike Roy Douglas, Wyoming
From: Ross Robinson
Just wanted to let you know that I picked up the new fairing from Stress Management Recumbents and attached it according to directions. It works perfectly! Thanks for the great customer service. I very much appreciate how closely you and Stress Mgmt. worked together, and how considerate you were to me.
From: Dick Somers, Owner of a Burley Limbo
I recieved my fairing yesterday, it all arrived in great condition, good job packing it all. I installed it last night with no problaems, it all went on just perfect. I can't wait to get it outside and give it a try on familiar roads. I plan on trying it out this weekend. I'm sure glad you changed the model because this is the model that I wanted in the first place, it looks just great. When I get it outside I'm going to take some digital pictures of my bike. I will E-Mail you some pictures of it. If they turn out good enough and you would want to use one for reference for any reason that would thrill me. Thanks for a great product for our riding pleasure. Dick
---I'll be looking forward to those pictures! signed Mark Mueller.---
Frank Burkeen wrote:
The weather protection was superb. I could have ridden all day with the
temperature in the 30's - no feet or hand problems. ...
The fairing seems quite tough at the standard thickness, and I really
would not see a need to go for the heavier version.
I received the fairing and your note. ... I really like the quality and the lack of "rolling thunder" noise of your product.... Thank you very much.
... Thanks Again for the great service, and wonderful product!
"Mark, I rode with WHIRL on Saturday with the new modified Mueller
mount on my Virginia. It was stable as a rock and worked perfectly. The
WHIRL crowd, which is very sophisticated, crowded around my bike (the
same one I've been riding for over a year) to see the mounts. The consensus:
the fairing and mount is by far the best anyone had seen on a short wheelbase
bike. You have a winner!"
"Thanks for the great products. Keep up the great work!"
"The fairing works nicely, I don't even notice any of the 'rolling
thunder' sound that I have experienced on bikes with (the other brand)
"The Mueller fairing is futuristic looking." Eric Georfrey Vann talking about the RANS Velocity Squared
"I truly believe the 11 year old made it across 400 miles in large
part to a faired Tailwind. He loves his bike!"
Mike Hopkins on his Tailwind.
"Steve Delaire & Mark Mueller,
I want to thank you, as you promised I received my fairing today and installed it in about 20 minutes. It looks great and I couldn't stand just looking at it, so out I went for a little 20 mile spin. The wind was blowing hard gusts up to 20 MPH. The effectiveness of the fairing is great. I rolled several hills with a riding partner on a Lightning P-38 with Zzipper fairing. We coasted nose to nose. Not very scientific but without the fairing he would coast away from me. I can tell you from my heart rate monitor, that with the fairing my ave heart rate was 12% less to maintain the same speed average with gusty winds. There is no doubt that my average speed will increase... 1st class products with first class service.
"Hi, I just wanted to tell you my fairing was working great until a 3'x5' bookshelf fell 6 feet off the wall and crushed the thing. I thought it was a complete loss. The fairing was twisted and crushed around my bike. I removed the bookshelf and wow, the thing popped back into shape with only a minor crease and a broken plastic screw. Can't wait to crash test on the road!
Ken Zuchlewski wrote:
I recently installed your fairing on my Stratus and tested it out yesterday in 20mph+ winds. I was truly impressed with how my bike felt going into the wind. I found that my speed was reduced but it didn't feel like I was struggling to combat the head-on force that I was accustomed to without the fairing. My speed was about 4mph faster than without it. My wife rides a standard 10 speed (Cannondale) and was pushing hard to maintain 9 mph. All being equal, my bike and I weigh about 130 lb.. more than my wife and her bike yet I was able to average about 13 mph without much effort. Your fairing makes a nice difference with my bike and it brings out the oohs and aahs when I ride past kids. ( I just turned 59 years old!) One question, is there some way to polish out real minor scratches? (answer here)
Roger Reports on His Windwrap® Fairing Kit for His V-Rex
I installed the Windrap® fairing in December after waiting (as instructed) for XMas to come. My bro-in-law & I used PVC for a mount initially because it was easy to fabricate. This week I finished brazing up a mount out of some mild steel tubing I had laying around and took it for the first real ride.
Lots of looks to be sure. And a lot warmer. I think my VRex is faster now. It's easier to cruise. No faster up hills though. I did come cookin' into a downhill corner a lot faster than I realized because I lost some sensation of speed w/o the wind blowing on me. That was pretty thrilling. I'll post a picture on the Cyclonauts web site pretty soon. Nice product.
Here's a picture of my installation without the edging provided for the finished look.