We are delighted to announce the full line up for TeamDrag2Zero this year as follows: Kate Allen/McNeil, Dan Bigham, Kieron Davies, Vicky Gill, Chris Goodfellow, Mark Holton, Jeff Jones, Charles McCulloch, Alan Murchison, Keith Murray, Lee Piercy, Julia Shaw, Jon Simpkins, Henry Sleight, Simon Smart and Paul Welsby. Best of luck to all of our riders, looking forward to a fun year of racing!
On Sunday morning, the UK’s finest time trialists, took part in the Port Talbot Wheelers 25 mile race, a competition which saw 240 riders participating in three events. Starting at 1pm, the main class race was one that was attracting attention with the recently crowned 10 mile time trial champion, Matt Bottrill coming head to head again with former champion Michael Hutchinson The out and back course started in Glenyneth -South Wales. The course...
On Sunday afternoon the UK’s finest time trialists took part in the men’s National 10 mile time trial championship, 150 riders facing the time keeper on what is known as the UK’s fastest 10 mile course at South Cave, near Hull, It was going to be a highly contested race. Michael Hutchinson, 10 times a winner at this distance and the former competition record holder (being beaten earlier this year by Alex Dowsett), would be racing...
As well as our own research and product development we’ve been behind quite a few famous, trend setting products in the cycling world: Below are examples of just some of our collaborations with the likes of Enve, Scott and Giant.
Of all the components of a bike the wheels are perhaps the ones that have had the most time and money spent on optimising them aerodynamically. Indeed there are some seriously impressive wheels on the market. The smart system wheels, however, were designed from a completely different approach. Right from the word go these wheels were designed as wheels mounted in a bike frame and used in real world conditions. With the help of the ENVE composites engineers we have produced the fastest wheels the ‘real world’ has ever seen.
Read Procycling magazine’s Smart ENVE editorial
With a material as versatile as carbon fibre it was obvious that a departure from the traditional tubing shapes associated with road bikes was possible. Indeed several manufacturers have had aerodynamic road bikes on the market for some time now. In the past these have often been seem more as time-trial bikes with a more relaxed geometry and tended to lack the stiffness and precision of traditional road bike handling in extreme conditions like a sprint or a technical descent.
We designed a tube cross section to account for the requirements of the whole bicycle system: The result is a frame that retains the structural integrity of a conventional road frame but is much more efficient aerodynamically. As always we sought to make the improvements relevant to real world users, who will not be riding their bikes in the wind tunnel; for example frame mounted bottles were accounted for in the design.
A bike is a combination of complex systems all of which must work together in order to maximise the product’s potential. The Scott plasma three is the latest iteration of this process boasting not only world leading aerodynamic performance but also maintaining the equally important structural integrity to match.
The giant collaboration was one of our earlier one and really stirred things up in the world of cycle aerodynamics. With a host of aerodynamic features not seen before in the world of cycling, an innovative approach to fitting a rider to a time trial frame and the advantages of developing the product with some of the most powerful cyclists in the business made this bike FAST.