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August 18, 2016

HADRON aero wheel set AUCTION on Facebook!

 


 
Are you eyeing as set of new Swiss Side HADRON aero wheels? If so, then take part in our one-off HADRON wheel set auction on Facebook!
 
We are auctioning a standard HADRON aero wheel set (alu-carbon hybrid construction with standard bearings) over this weekend, 20th / 21st August 2016. This wheel set with a value of EUR 1368 will be sold to the highest bidder. The auction begins on Saturday 20th August at 07:00h central European time and ends on Sunday 21st August at 22:00h. The HADRON wheel set consists of a front and rear wheel. The successful highest bidder can choose their desired rim depths out the 485, 625 & 800+ models and is free to specific a mixed set (with different front and rear rim depths).
 
The auction will take place on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/swissside). We will post an image saying “Place your bid here“. Place your bid by commenting to that post. You are free to directly place your highest bid or otherwise bid above the current highest bid in minimum EUR 5 steps. The starting bid is EUR 95.
 
The highest bid on Sunday 21st August just before 22:00h will win the auction. However if a bid is placed in the last 3 minutes, the auction will be extended by 3 minutes. This process continues until no further bids are placed in the last 3 minutes. The time given on the Facebook page, on the “Place your bid here“ post where the auction will take place, will be taken as the official time.
Swiss Side will directly contact the successful highest bidder, to finalise the purchase details. All Swiss Side fans world wide are invited to the action. Shipping costs are included in the price for customers in the European region.
 
All details about these HADRON aero wheels under:
http://www.swissside.com/shop/category/hadron-collection/
 
For any further questions please send us a direct personal message on Facebook.
 
Award winning wheels!
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Our HADRON aero wheels have been developed with the latest aerodynamic methods directly from Formula 1 motorsport and have been thoroughly tested and reviewed by leading cycling publications world wide. The results are unanimous: Absolute top level performance aero wheels! Three examples of many:

• HADRON 800+ Tour Magazine Aero Test winner 08-2015
• HADRON 625 Pro Cycling Magazine Aero Test winner 08-2016
• HADRON 485 Tri2b.com: 10/10 score for price-performance

 
 
 

August 5, 2016

Order your HADRON wheels now for a chance to win a free wind tunnel test!

 

 
Order your HADRON aero wheels at www.swissside.com between August 1st – 23rd, 2016 for a chance to win a free wind tunnel test valued at EUR 1’400!
 
Here is how you enter:
1. Order your HADRON aero wheels online: http://www.swissside.com/shop/
2. Take part in the raffle with sending an email including your order number, contact information and the remark “I want to win a free wind tunnel test” to contact@swissside.com (see details of the prize below)
 

Details of the prize
The winner will be invited on Saturday morning, September 3rd 2016, to the GST Airbus Defence & Space wind tunnel in Immenstaad (Germany). The two hour long analysis and optimization process will be done by our highly experienced aerodynamics team, in the same way that we work with our pro athletes such as Andreas Raelert and Julia Gajer. We will be focusing on testing the equipment, which matters the most for your aerodynamics on the bike, such as wheels, helmet, race suit and drink & food system.
Usually, savings well over 20W can be found resulting in time savings between 5 – 10 minutes of the 180km Ironman bike.
 
The wind tunnel test can only be offered on September 3rd 2016 in the morning at the GST wind tunnel in Immenstaad. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash. The winner will be drawn on August 24th 2016 and notified by Swiss Side. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name in any publicity material.
 
Order your HADRON aero wheels now and get the chance to win a free wind tunnel test!
 
 
 

August 3, 2016

Swiss Side HADRON 625, Aero Test Winner in ProCycling

 
Big News! The Swiss Side HADRON 625 wheel set has won the aero test in this month’s (August edition) of Pro Cycling magazine. The 625 aero wheels won with the lowest drag measured in their track test, over a dozen other big brand models. Also specifically noted was the low cross-wind sensitivity in changing wind conditions, as well as smooth rolling and incredible sound of our wheels.
Following the successful test result, the editors of Pro Cycling interviewd our technical director Jean-Paul Ballard about the importance of aerodynamics in cycling and why aero wheels make such a big difference. Read all the details in this month’s mag!
 

 

 

 
 
 

July 28, 2016

Swiss Side on Expo at Ironman Zürich

 
Swiss Side was on show at our home event, the 2016 Zürich Ironman. Retail & service partner Tempo Sport, hosts the biggest exhibition tent at Zürich Ironman each year, inviting Swiss Side as their wheel partner to join the party! Technical Director Jean-Paul Ballard was on hand, presenting our latest HADRON Ultimate aero wheels as well as our unique Instrumented Bike and to answer all questions about aerodynamics in cycling. The Swiss Side booth was a huge magnet, attracting hundreds of visitors, together with countless Swiss Side customers stopping by to see the latest wheels and to pass on what was nothing less than 100% score card of rider satisfaction!
 
It was also great to see so many Swiss Side wheels on start in the short, olympic and Ironman distance triathlon events. Amongst our ambassadors and partners on start were Markus Ganser from Radsport Ganser, Swiss Side retail & service partner in Aachen Germany as well as Swiss Side ambassador Jan Peiniger from pushinglimits.de. Fastest Swiss Side athlete of the weekend was Thomas Rusch placing 18th overall and 4th in Age Group in his first ever Ironman race!
 
It was a tough day for all the athletes with temperatures over 30C and the sun beating down across the course. In the men’s race, Ronnie Schildknecht took a sensational 9th win at Ironman Zürich, the 7th in succession, with Daniela Ryf once again unbeatable taking the women’s crown, her second Ironman win in two weeks!
 

Jean-Paul Ballard welcomes everybody at the Swiss Side booth
 


Lots of Swiss Side aero wheels waiting for their time to race

 

Thomas Rusch charging up Heartbreak Hill for the second time

 
 
 

July 26, 2016

Christian Otto takes 2nd place at the 33rd Leipzig Triathlon in Germany

 
The athletes in Leipzig did not only have to battle through the 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run but this time, also with temperatures pushing the mercury beyond 30C. Swiss Side pro-triathlete Christian Otto was first out of the water and battled strong in the bike and run legs, however on this occasion was unable to hold off german Per Bittner, who on this occasion took the win. In the women’s race, it was the local girl Anja Meichsner took the win at her home event. Overall, a fantastic event packed with enthused fans delivering a great atmosphere in Leipzig. Congratulations to all the athletes who took part.
 

Photo: Daniel Stefan
 

Photo: Daniel Stefan
 

Photo: Daniel Stefan
 

Photo: Daniel Stefan
 
 
 

July 8, 2016

Qualified for Kona? Get your Swiss Side Kona Aero Support Package!

 

 
We want to maximize your speed and real world performance in the biggest race of your life!

• Get free direct aero customer support and advice from Swiss Side aerodynamicist on how to best optimize your setup in the lead up to Kona.
• Get free ground support in Kona from our Swiss Side crew.
• Get a free double wheel bag for safe traveling.
• Join us for a pleasant BBQ in Kona with our partners Cube and Erdinger.
 
The requirement to get the Swiss Side Kona Aero Support Package is that you are an existing or new customer and using your Swiss Side aero wheels in Kona.
 
Order your Swiss Side HADRON aero wheels before the end of July and receive a free gear pack http://www.swissside.com/shop/
 
Get your Swiss Side Kona Support Package by sending an email to contact@swissside.com
 
 
 

July 3, 2016

FREE GEAR PACK WITH HADRON ORDERS IN JULY!


 
Get a FREE GEAR PACK worth over EUR 200 with every set of HADRON aero wheels ordered in July! The free gear pack includes the best possible equipment to maximize the speed of your wheels:
 

FREE set of Continental GP4000s II tyres in 23c or 25c sizes
– The best overall performing tyres in aerodynamics and rolling resistance for maximum speed, grip and puncture protection.
 
FREE set of Continental RACE 28 Tubes.
– Only the best quality inner tubes to go with your tyres!

 

FREE Swiss Side Titanium – Carbon Fibre Quick Release Skewers
– At only 43g for the pair, our ultra-light and super-slick titanium – carbon fibre quick release skewers are a great performance upgrade for your HADRONs.

 

FREE Swiss Side Tyre Repair Kit
– Swiss Side’s compact repair kit pouch mounts cleanly out of the way under your seat and has integral 3M reflective beading for safety! Inside you’ll find a spare inner tube, a self-adhesive puncture repair patch kit and 3 Super-B curved tyre levers perfectly suited for mounting tyres to the HADRON aero wheels.

 

Order a set of HADRON or HADRON Ultimate aero wheels (any pair of wheels) in July and we will add the FREE GEAR PACK to your order.

 
CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW!
 
 
 

May 24, 2016

Swiss Side Wind Tunnel Days – setup optimization by Swiss Side in the wind tunnel

 
A complete wind tunnel aero-optimisation, like that done for Swiss Side professional athletes such as Andy Raelert. This dream came true for Markus Ganser (44 from Stolberg, Germany) and Finn Borg (60 from Wädenswil, Switzerland). Markus and Finn treated themselves to a day in the wind tunnel with Swiss Side in Immenstaad, with the goal of making their bike setup more aerodynamic and therefore faster. Both of these age group athletes have competed several times at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii and were interested in learning more about the benefits of aerodynamics in the cycling world. Their goal was clear, to benefit Swiss Side’s unique Formula 1 experience and methods to save them valuable minutes in their next races. During their wind tunnel, various riding positions were evaluated as well as different equipment such as aero wheels, hydration systems, race suits and helmets. At the end of the day, Swiss Side was able to make significant aerodynamic improvements on both riders, with drag reductions over 20 watts each. Finn is the new Swiss Side record holder for the total amount of power saved. With the new changes made to Finn’s setup, Swiss Side was able to reduce his drag by 30 watts, which translates to an improvement of 10 minutes in his long distance races.
We are excited to have been able to make significant improvements for each Markus and Finn to give them an additional competitive edge in their upcoming races.
 

Finn Borg’s riding position is been analyzed by Swiss Side Technical Director Jean-Paul Ballard

Finn Borg during one of the many tests in the wind tunnel

Markus Ganser with Swiss Side Technical Director Jean-Paul Ballard

Markus Ganser focused on his new improved performance position
 
We are excited to have been able to make significant improvements for each Markus and Finn to give them an additional competitive edge in their upcoming races.
 
Swiss Side opens a new chapter, now offering wind tunnel testing possibilities not only for our pro-athletes but also to normal age group athletes, in a continued commitment to demonstrate and deliver real world performance at all levels.
 
 
 

May 14, 2016

Swiss Side pro triathlete Julia Gajer wins 2016 Ironman North American Championship in Texas!

 
Julia Gajer (33) claimed victory at the 2016 Ironman North American Championship in Texas. With this win she automatically qualified for the 2016 World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. ”I had a great day“, Julia said. “After a solid swim and a strong performance on the bike, I was able to start the marathon in second place. Only 10k into the run I overtook the leader and was able to hold on to the lead until the finish line.” The newly crowned North American Champion can now set focus on an ideal preparation for Kona. Congratulations Julia!
 

 
 
 

May 3, 2016

Julia Gajer with Swiss Side in the Wind Tunnel

 
Swiss Side recently spent a day in the wind tunnel with newly signed pro-triathlete Julia Gajer. The entire team’s goal was clear – harvest watts! Once again, the aerodynamics team delivered, finding solid gains in reducing drag, to save Julia time and energy out on the bike.
A wide range of testing was done, including optimisation on the bike itself with evaluation of wheel setups, drinks & food storage, as well as extensive analysis of various position setups on the bike, in addition to race suits and helmets.
At the end of the day, Swiss Side’s engineers were able to confirm one of lowest ever drag levels they have ever measured in the wind tunnel.