Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Tailwind and cruise control performance
I've had the Tuneboy CC working since last Christmas. Yesterday was my first opportunity to ride it in a strong tailwind (early spring in New Mexico USA)...quite an influence.
The CC "behaves" better (i.e. no oscillation) in headwinds; a headwind seems to provide a little damping which stabilizes the system. A bit of a disturbance for it to "work" against, if you will.
But in a tailwind, it's pretty bad. Speed up, slow down, speed up, slow down...classic unstable behavior. Almost annoying enough that I disabled it (but I didn't).
Don't get me wrong...I LOVE the cruise control. It's the best money I ever spent on that bike. But its behavior is not quite perfect. I feel the gains could be tuned a little better.