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August 3, 2015

Tri Mag Article features Swiss Side’s game changing and industry leading aerodynamic development techniques.


 
BIG NEWS! In the August edition of Germany’s Triathlon Magazine, Swiss Side’s game changing and industry leading aerodynamic development techniques have been called out several times in a feature story. Germany’s leading Triathlon Magazine importantly confirms that we are building ourselves step-for-step into comprehensive aero experts in cycling with our transfer of aerodynamic knowhow direct from Formula 1 auto racing.
 
In particular, our advanced CFD development methods are showcased and that the recently unveiled ‘Instrumented Bike’ on-road measurement project will take cycling aerodynamics an even bigger step forward. Very importantly, Tri Mag confirms and underpins one of our long standing statements, that aerodynamic drag is the most important parameter influencing rider speed.
 
 
 

July 12, 2015

THE SWISS SIDE INSTRUMENTED BIKE

 
Finally unveiled! The Swiss Side Instrumented Bike Project.
 
Using technologies direct from Formula 1 motorsport, combined with CFD, Wind Tunnel and Performance Simulation methods performed at a level unequalled in the cycling industry, Swiss Side finally releases the complete details of their Instrumented Bike Project. This unique system, developed by the team’s engineers with over 50 years combined F1 experience, features an array of sensors on a time trial bike for measuring and characterizing the aerodynamics of the bike and rider system. The Instrumented Bike is the fourth corner stone in Swiss Side’s arsenal of highly evolved aerodynamic development tools. Its purpose is to answer fundamental questions, key to aerodynamic development and the project has been conducted together with Swiss Side pro-triathletes, the Raelert Brothers, as well as a selection of athletes from all levels.
 
 
 



 
 
 

WHAT IS THE RELEVANCE OF THE INSTRUMENTED BIKE TO CYCLISTS AND TRIATHLETES?

 
1. Aerodynamic Drag is the single most important performance parameter in cycling
 
2. Better understanding = Better products = Better performance

 
Swiss Side’s goal is to produce the best-engineered products, offering the ultimate in ‘real world performance’, measurable out on the road where it matters. In order to achieve this, a true understanding of the ‘real world’ is required. This includes not only understanding the onset wind conditions which a cyclist encounters on the road, but also how this affects the rider and the impact on overall performance. Different athletes react differently, so data is collected from a broad spectrum of riders from the pro-level to the hobby athlete.
 
The data collected from the Instrumented Bike sensor system offers a level of understanding about real world cycling aerodynamics, which currently does not exist. This understanding allows a better definition of the performance measures used for rating the aerodynamic performance of a particular product. For example, the effective ‘weighting systems’ used in CFD & wind tunnel testing, for calculating the relative importance of the performance parameters (eg. drag, side force, steering moment, overall bike moment) at each yaw angle, can be more realistically defined. The end result is better performing products out on the road, not just on a graph.
 
 
 

A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTRUMENTED BIKE SYSTEM AND ITS SENSORS

 
AIR PROBES:
Capturing an accurate picture of air speed and cross-wind angles which a rider encounters on the road is very important for defining the weighting systems for the performance parameters measured in CFD and wind tunnel testing.
 
There have been previous attempts to capture the air speed and angle using wind anemometers mounted to the tri-bars, however, there are two fundamental flaws with this approach:
1. The presence of the rider and the resultant backpressure has a significant influence on both the air speed and angle measurement, making them inaccurate.
2. Theses devices also require the physical movement of parts for the measurement. The mass of these parts makes them incapable of accurately capturing sudden wind gusts, which are actually the most important events affecting the rider.
 
In order to overcome these issues, air probes more common to aircraft and the front of Formula-1 cars were designed and positioned as far forward as possible, out of the influence of the rider and bike. These are coupled to highly sensitive sensors capable of accurately capturing the air speed and angle at frequencies of 20 times per second.
 
The lower probe is the pitot-static air speed measurement probe.
The upper probe is the yaw (cross-wind angle) measurement probe.
 


This static pressure plot shows the air probes heads have been placed in the least influenced region ahead of the bike and rider.
 
RIDER POSITION & HEIGHT SENSORS:
The rider accounts for up to 80% of the drag of the bike-rider system. For this reason, the rider position is extremely important to overall performance. Therefore it very important to track the rider position and height.
 
Sensors capable of measuring both position and load (weight) are positioned in key positions of the bike- on each side of the handlebar, on each tri-bar elbow-pad, and on the seat. An additional sensor is attached between the bike frame and the neck of the rider, allowing the height of the rider’s body to be monitored.
With this array of sensors, it’s possible to track the position and height of the rider at any point in time in the data.
 
EVENT BUTTON:
An event button in positioned on the tri-bar adjacent to the cycle computer. In the case of a particular event of interest, such as a sudden wind gust, the rider can effectively ‘mark’ this point in the data by pressing the sensor. With the use of all other sensors and the on-board camera, it is then easy to analyse this event in the data post-processing phase.
 
STEERING ANGLE AND TORQUE SENSORS:
The angle of the front wheel and the steering torque (turning force) is very important for tracking the steering sensitivity of the front wheel. Particularly when wind gusts occur, or in high-speed descents, the sensitivity of the front wheel is very important for the rider. If the front wheel responds unpredictably, or with a large torque, then the rider feels unsteady and tends to either reduce power or to lift the body out of the aero position to counterbalance, both of which result in significant performance losses. Therefore monitoring how the rider reacts in such situations, and the threshold of sensitivity for the rider, is fundamental for the choice of front wheel profile depth on windy days, as well as for the development of the front end of the bicycle.
 

 
BIKE ANGLE SENSOR – PITCH / ROLL:
Monitoring the angle of the bike (roll) particularly in cross-wind conditions is important for understanding the limits for the rider. For example, a certain intensity of cross-wind requires the rider to lean against the wind with an angle. Once a certain angle is exceeded, the rider cannot maintain a consistent power output, which can result in significant performance loss. In such cases, a lower profile wheel set and/or a bicycle frame which generates less side force, can actually bring overall performance gains.
 
The bike angle sensor pitch function is only important for tracking when the rider is going over the handlebars, or doing a wheelie. In both cases, performance losses are pretty major!
 
SRM POWER METER:
An SRM Power Meter, custom built by SRM for this project to provide higher accuracy rider power output measurement, is built into the Instrumented Bike. Monitoring rider power is extremely important because rider power and aerodynamic drag are the same, only acting in opposite directions. So any aerodynamic event (e.g. wind gust) that causes the rider to reduce their power output, must be considered.
 
For example, if an athlete is riding on a windy day with 300W power output and a large cross-wind gust destabilizes them causing them to stop pedaling to catch their balance, even if they remain in their aerodynamic position, the momentary loss in power is 300W. It’s possible that the rider could maintain a more constant power output with a different setup such as a lower profile, less cross-wind sensitive wheel set. The associated drag penalty would only be the order of 3W. In this case, the overall better package on a windy day, could be be the slightly higher drag, but less wind-sensitive wheel setup.
 
Therefore monitoring how aerodynamics affect the rider power output is an important part of the Instrumented Bike in conjunction with the other sensor measurements.
 

 
ON-BOARD CAMERA:
An on-board camera system is installed to monitor the rider. The footage from the camera is synchronized with all data measured, enabling the engineers to visually analyse and understand any particular events of interest in the data. For example, if a large wind gust is recorded, was this a real gust or a passing vehicle? Like this the data can be filtered to ensure only ‘real world’ relevant data is considered.
 
WHEEL SPEED & PEDAL CADENCE:
Typical bike computer measurements are also collected with the Instrumented Bike sensor data. If the wheel speed is lower than the air speed measured on the pitot-static probe, then the rider is in a headwind. Pedal cadence is also of interest to see if there are any aerodynamic inputs which affect the rider’s cadence, for reasons of balance for example.
 
GPS:
The GPS data is useful not only for tracking the riding route, but it is of particular importance for mapping the aerodynamic conditions present on a particular course. Different courses have different geographical features which can influence the wind conditions and in turn the aerodynamics. Therefore, the GPS data is linked to each data sets so that trends can be compared between similar route types. E.g. windy flat coastal courses vs. hilly inland courses.
 
DATA COLLECTION CENTRE:
All data from the sensor system is logged and stored in an on-board data acquisition system. This is installed in a modified drinks bottle, positioned in a relatively aerodynamically neutral position. The logger is capable of storing over 12 hours of data from all the sensors. At the end of a session, the data is downloaded into Swiss Side’s in-house developed post-processing software for analysis.
 
 
 

WIND TUNNEL CALIBRATION AND RIDER MAPPING

The complete Instrumented Bike system was calibrated in the wind tunnel before road testing. In the controlled wind tunnel environment, accurate aerodynamic measurements are made so that the real word data collected out on the road can be matched to accurate wind tunnel data. For example, the aerodynamic drag associated with a range of rider positions was measured, so that the true performance gains/losses of the rider movement measured on the instrumented bike out on the road can be quantified.
 

The Instrumented Bike during wind tunnel calibration.

Wind tunnel measurements with Andreas Raelert on the Instrumented Bike system.

Following the extensive development phase and subsequent calibration of the Instrumented Bike, ‘real world’ road riding measurements were conducted. Data was collected with Swiss Side pro-triathlete Andreas Raelert in order to better understand his riding style and consequently to allow better optimization of his aerodynamic setup. Subsequently, the Instrumented Bike has been used for data collection with a range of riders, in mountainous as well as coastal regions, wind-still as well as windy areas, and with different riders with varying riding styles.
 

Swiss Side Pro-Triathlete Andreas Raelert on the Instrumented Bike.
 
 
 

DATA POST-PROCESSING

The data collected on the Instrumented Bike is processed in Swiss Side’s in-house developed post-processing software. With the masses of data, logged at very high frequency over hours of riding, a smart tool is required for processing and filtering the data into a useable state. A bespoke tool was developed for this purpose. The software allows the Swiss Side aerodynamics team to display and overlay data. Graphical outputs can be produced and data compared between different courses, different riders etc. In this way, the engineers can understand how the aerodynamics affect the rider in a way never before possible.
 

Speed plots from Swiss Side’s in-house developed IB Post-Processing software. – Some data collected riding into a headwind: yaw (cross-wind angle), air speed, wheel speed.

Yaw (cross-wind) angle frequency distribution plot from IB Post-Processing software. This gives valuable information on how often each yaw angle occurs for the development ‘weighting systems’.
 
 
 

PERFORMANCE SIMULATION

The data trends and various scenarios of choice are then input into Swiss Side’s Performance Simulation toolbox. Any scenario can be simulated to estimate the time gain or loss over a particular course. Course profile, bike and rider weights, power output, rolling resistance, wind, aerodynamic drag, etc., are all parameters considered by the performance simulation tools.
 

Data output from Swiss Side’s in-house developed Performance Simulation software, showing predicted performance time differences across the range of Swiss Side wheel models, for the given scenario.
 

Like this, the Swiss Side aerodynamics team is better able to quantify the parameters contributing to ‘real world performance’ measured out on the road, on the stop watch, where it matters.

 
Consequently, Swiss Side develops better products from the ground up. Only with the use of the Instrumented Bike and the real world data it produces, used in conjunction with the other 3 cornerstones of the Swiss Side aerodynamic development system – CFD, Wind Tunnel and Performance Simulation, can aerodynamic development be done in the correct way. Anything else employs a degree of guesswork.
 
The Instrumented Bike and the complete Swiss Side Aerodynamic Development System is used not only for the development of Swiss Side products and optimizing the pro-rider setups, but also for the development of industry partners products, as part of the ‘Aerodynamics by Swiss Side’ program. Purchasing a product developed by Swiss Side, guarantees the absolute best level of aerodynamic performance.
 
Stay tuned… The Instrumented Bike is not the final frontier. Swiss Side is already working on the next unique and exciting project, to further the development and understanding of aerodynamics in cycling.
 
 
 

ABOUT SWISS SIDE

With 50 years of Formula 1 experience, Swiss Side strives to revolutionize cycling aerodynamics to maximize the performance of affordable aero wheels. Top quality, unbeatable aero wheels delivering maximum “real world performance” at an affordable price.
For more information: www.swissside.com, www.facebook.com/Swissside and @swissside.
 
 
 

July 6, 2015

Swiss Side & Raelert Brothers Bring The Instrumented Bike To The Wind Tunnel

 
In conjunction with the Raelert Brothers partnership, Andreas Raelert worked with the Swiss Side aerodynamics team in the wind tunnel on the Instrumented Bike Project. The highly accurate wind tunnel results from this session were then transferred directly to the measurements made out on the road while riding the Instrumented Bike in real world conditions.
 

 

 
A Quick Look Inside The Instrumented Bike:
“One of the numerous functions of the Instrumented Bike is to actively monitor the rider position,” says Jean-Paul Ballard, Swiss Side Technical Director. “Amongst the array of sensors on the bike, the rider’s body position is constantly monitored, which is fundamental to overall aerodynamic performance. We want to know the exact rider body position and height at all times, how often he moves, the effect of wind and other factors impacting his position and thereby the ‘real world’ aerodynamic performance. A range of body positions were mapped in the wind tunnel so that these exact drag numbers can then be directly associated to the body positions measured out on the road. The overall results are then fed back into our ‘Performance Simulation’ tools to predict the true impact on the rider’s performance on the stopwatch where it matters.”
 

 
Swiss Side’s unique method of enabling direct correlation of on-road measurements to wind tunnel and CFD data, is a first for the cycling industry. In addition, the data generated from the Instrumented Bike provides a new deeper insight into the true rider movement, the impact on aerodynamics and it’s effect on performance.
 

 
Overall, Swiss Side has one clear aim: To develop the best products, which deliver the ultimate in ‘Real World Performance’ out on the road where it matters.
 

 
Only one week to go until the final complete IB Project report is released on the 14th of July.
 
IB PROJECT RELEASE 3 VIDEO
 
ABOUT SWISS SIDE
With 50 years of Formula 1 experience, Swiss Side strives to revolutionize cycling aerodynamics to maximize the performance of affordable aero wheels. Top quality, unbeatable aero wheels delivering maximum “real world performance” at an affordable price.
For more information: www.swissside.com, www.facebook.com/Swissside and @swissside.
 
 
 

June 30, 2015

Swiss Side’s Instrumented Bike Project Takes Cycling CFD Into Uncharted Territory

 
As a part of the Instrumented Bike Project and their partnership with the Raelert Brothers, Swiss Side is taking CFD to new levels, never seen before, in the cycling industry. Andreas Raelert has been fully scanned and a complete CFD model is now part of their aerodynamic development arsenal. Swiss Side now releases images and a video showing the full ‘transient’ turbulent flow model of Andreas Raelert. This is another of Swiss Side’s highly advanced aerodynamic development tools aimed at helping the Raelert Brothers reach their goal of 2015 Ironman World Champions in Kona, Hawaii.
 

 
“Our Formula 1 derived CFD methods are more highly advanced than any other in the cycling industry”, says Jean-Paul Ballard, Swiss Side Technical Director. “Our turbulent flow simulations help us understand the essence of drag on the bike – rider system and how elements interact with each other in a more ‘real world’ simulation. We have applied this to the Raelert Brothers, and combining with our performance simulation, wind tunnel testing, and now the instrumented bike project, we are the first in the industry to truly link and correlate aerodynamic performance in such a detailed and realistic way.”
 

 
“Having a CFD model of me in my position on the bike is great,” says Swiss Side pro athlete and Ironman world record holder, Andreas Raelert. “Again it offers the chance to better understand my aerodynamics and to make me faster.”
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Swiss Side encourages interested people to follow the project development through their social media networks for insider pictures, videos and information on this revolutionary system.
 
Stay tuned for more details on the Swiss Side Instrumented Bike Project over the next few weeks with a final complete report on the 14th of July.
 
Next week: Swiss Side & Raelert Brothers Take IB Project To The Wind Tunnel
 
ABOUT SWISS SIDE
With 50 years of Formula 1 experience, Swiss Side strives to revolutionize cycling aerodynamics to maximize the performance of affordable aero wheels. Top quality, unbeatable aero wheels delivering maximum “real world performance” at an affordable price.
For more information: www.swissside.com, www.facebook.com/Swissside and @swissside.
 
 
 

June 23, 2015

Swiss Side Teams With Raelert Brothers on Revolutionary Instrumented Bike Project

 
As a part of the Instrumented Bike Project, Swiss Side is capturing comprehensive on-road measurements of Ironman world record holders, Michael and Andreas Raelert. The data collected from the instrumented bike will be correlated with CFD simulations and wind tunnel measurements made with the Raelert Brothers.
 

 
With the data from the Instrumented Bike Project, Swiss Side will reduce the Raelert Brother’s 180km bike time in the Kona Ironman Championships by 3- 5 minutes.
 

 
“With this project we once again bring Formula 1 technology and methods directly to the cycling industry”, says Jean-Paul Ballard, Swiss Side Technical Director. “It’s about the complete aerodynamic system, which includes not just the wheels but the bike and most importantly the rider. Understanding this system is key to performance and that is what the Swiss Side Instrumented Bike Project is designed to do.”
 
From Andreas Raelert: “The Instrumented Bike is going to tell me about how I ride and how the aerodynamics affect me on the bike. That’s going to make me faster and that’s what it’s all about!”
 

 
Swiss Side encourages interested people to follow the project development through their social media networks for insider pictures, videos and information on this revolutionary system.
 
Stay tuned for more details on the Swiss Side Instrumented Bike Project over the next few weeks with a final complete report on the 14th of July.
 
Next week: Swiss Side takes CFD to a whole new level with the Instrumented Bike Project
 
ABOUT SWISS SIDE
With 50 years of Formula 1 experience, Swiss Side strives to revolutionize cycling aerodynamics to maximize the performance of affordable aero wheels. Top quality, unbeatable aero wheels delivering maximum “real world performance” at an affordable price.
For more information: www.swissside.com, www.facebook.com/Swissside and @swissside.
 
 
 

June 17, 2015

HADRON AERO WHEELS NOW IN FULL STOCK!


 

HADRON AERO WHEELS NOW IN FULL STOCK!
Buy them now, get them now!
Swiss Side is happy to announce that the Hadron 485, 625 and 800+ Aero Wheels are now available for immediate purchase and delivery at swissside.com.

 

NEW PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Swiss Side now accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Amex in addition to PayPal.

 

MIX & MATCH:
All three Hadron models are now available as single wheel purchases so you can create your ultimate combo.

 

SAVE €100 ON 3-PACKS
Buy a 3-pack of any combination of Hadron 485, 625 and 800+ Aero Wheels and receive a €100 discount (discount applied automatically during purchase). This literally means you can buy 3 Hadron Aero Wheels for less than the price of two comparable “Big Brand” wheels.

 

TUBES & TYRES
Hadron wheels can now be ordered with the tubes and tyres that we recommend.
Tyres = Continental GP4000s II 23c.
Tube = Continental Race 28
 
BUY NOW
 
 

 

VOLLES LAGER – AERODYNAMISCHE HADRON LAUFRÄDER VERFÜGBAR !
Kaufe jetzt; wir liefern sofort.
Swiss Side teilt mit, dass die aerodynamischen Hadron 485, 625 und 800+ Laufräder verfügbar & sofort zum Versand bereit sind. Shop: http://de.swissside.com/

 

NEUE ZAHLUNGSOPTIONEN:
Swiss Side akzeptiert neben Paypal ab sofort auch Visa, Mastercard & Amex.

 

MIX & MATCH:
Alle drei Hadron Modelle auch als Einzelbestellung möglich. Stelle dir deine ultimative Kombination zusammen.

 

SPARE 100€ FÜR DAS 3er KOMBI PAKET:
Kombiniere die aerodynamischen Hadron Modellen 485, 625 & 800+ zu deinem persönlichen 3 Pack & erhalte einen Discount von 100 € ( Discount wird automatisch von Summe reduziert ). Drei Swiss Side Hadron Laufräder günstiger als zwei vergleichbare Laufräder der ,, Big Brands´´.

 

REIFEN & SCHLÄUCHE:
Hadron Laufräder jetzt mit den passenden Schläuchen & Reifen zu bestellen. Unsere Empfehlung:
– Reifen: Continental GP4000s II 23c
– Schlauch: Continental Race 28
 
JETZT KAUFEN
 
 

June 16, 2015

Swiss Side To Redefine Cycling Aerodynamics In New Project

 
Swiss Side is set to release the most advanced on-bike aerodynamic measurement system ever seen in the cycling industry. Stay tuned for more details on the Swiss Side Instrumented Bike Project over the next few weeks with a final complete report on the 14th of July.
 


 
 

April 28, 2015

SWISS SIDE HADRON PROJECT UPDATE 26

 
LAST CHANCE
PRE-ORDER BEFORE MAY 12TH FOR SPECIAL EXTENDED 2014 “SPRING SALE” PRICES
 

 

 
As already mentioned during HADRON 485 & 800+ aero wheel launch updates, Swiss Side will make a minor price rise on the 12th of May to the final 2015 levels. Customers can take advantage of the extended 2014 price levels by placing their orders until then. At the same time, Swiss Side will introduce discounted 3-pack sales, where customers will save EUR100 on an order of any 3 HADRON aero wheels.
 
As a part of Swiss Side’s drive for transparency, the reasons for price changes are explained. The brand is expanding into retail and working with a limited number of outlets to build a Swiss Side Retailer and Service Centre Network (SSRSC.) “There has been a clear demand from the cycling community to be able to see, touch and test our wheels in retail stores.” says Jean-Paul Ballard, Swiss Side Technical Director. “Although progressive online business models like ours are clearly here to stay, it’s also important that good retail stores, who provide experienced service and advice, are supported. The retail stores of the SSRSC network answer this call, giving customers the chance to get in touch with Swiss Side products before purchasing, as well as the confidence of having a store to return to for any service needs.”
 
Swiss Side is also ramping up their research and development efforts. They have seen a tremendous response to the Formula-1 based technological developments they brought to the industry. Therefore, the Swiss Side team is set to ramp up their efforts in order to continue to bring previously unseen technologies and development methods to market. The first of these new efforts will be announced later in 2015. Swiss Side is driven to change the face of aerodynamics and engineering in the cycling industry.
 
2015 HADRON Aero Wheel Pricing:
– EUR 1158 HADRON 485 wheel set
– EUR 1198 HADRON 625 wheel set
– EUR 1298 HADRON 800+ wheel set
*Swiss Side wheels still remain, on average, 40% less than the “Big Brand” equivalent performance wheels.
 

 
Three Wheel Combo Packs At EUR100 Discount – On Sale May 12th!
The Swiss Side aero philosophy is to offer different wheel setups for a variety of conditions. For example, on high wind days, a rider may prefer a lower profile front wheel. Swiss Side is now offering a EUR100 discount for the purchase of any three-pack of HADRON aero wheels which gives riders the option to mix and match the 485, 625 and 800+ HADRON Aero wheels. Customers can effectively purchase three absolute top-level performance aero wheels for less than the cost of two “Big Brand” wheels!
 

 
 

REVIEW THE ENTIRE HADRON PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS HERE
http://www.swissside.com/hadron

 
ABOUT SWISS SIDE
With 50 years of Formula 1 experience, Swiss Side strives to revolutionize cycling aerodynamics to maximize the performance of affordable aero wheels. Top quality, unbeatable aero wheels delivering maximum “real world performance” at an affordable price.
For more information: www.swissside.com, www.facebook.com/Swissside and @swissside.
 
 
 
 

March 26, 2015

SWISS SIDE HADRON PROJECT UPDATE 25

 
SWISS SIDE ANNOUNCES THE 485 & 800+ AERO WHEEL PRE-ORDER AT A LIMITED SPECIAL LOW PRICE.
THE STORE IS NOW OPEN!
 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW
Quantities in this first delivery are limited and are expected to sell out very quickly.

 
Swiss Side just completed delivering the reports for another completely transparent development process, this time, for their new Hadron 485 and 800+ aero wheels including CFD, wind tunnel and final specs amongst the rest. These reports, once again, put the Hadron atop the leaderboard for aerodynamic wheels on the market for a much lower price. Swiss Side is proud to announce the pre-order for these new wheels and to declare that the store is now open for business. They are also offering a limited special low price now through May 12th only. Anyone who has considered purchasing the Hadron 625 or who are interested in the new 485 and/or 800+ are highly encouraged to order now as prices will never be lower.
 

 

 

 

 
All three Hadron models are also available as single wheel purchases so that customers can mix and match and create an ultimate aero setup to suit their personal needs.
 

 
“The entire Swiss Side team are elated to have finally reached this important milestone of now offering the Hadron 485, 625 and 800+,” says Swiss Side Technical Director, Jean-Paul Ballard. “We could not be more happy to be offering this line up just in time for the 2015 cycling season.”
 

 

 
 

REVIEW THE ENTIRE HADRON PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS HERE
http://www.swissside.com/hadron

 

ABOUT SWISS SIDE
With 50 years of Formula 1 experience, Swiss Side strives to revolutionize cycling aerodynamics to maximize the performance of affordable aero wheels. Top quality, unbeatable aero wheels delivering maximum “real world performance” at an affordable price.
For more information: www.swissside.com, www.facebook.com/Swissside and @swissside.
 
 
 
 

March 18, 2015

SWISS SIDE HADRON PROJECT UPDATE 24

 
SWISS SIDE RELEASES THE FINAL SPECS FOR THE HADRON 485 & 800+ AERO WHEELS
 
Swiss Side is proud to announce that they have entered the final stage of the HADRON 485 and 800+ Aero Wheel development, in releasing the final specifications.
 

 
“Together with the Hadron 625 wheel set, the new Hadron 485 and 800+ models are absolute industry leading performance aero wheels and we offer them at an unbeatable price,” says Swiss Side Technical Director, Jean-Paul Ballard. “This is the essence of what we want to achieve at Swiss Side –absolute top level quality and performance at an affordable price.”
 
Swiss Side will be offering all Hadron models for single wheel purchases. Customers are free to mix and match the 625, 485 and 800+ front and rear wheels to create the optimum aero wheel package for their needs.
 
 
HADRON AERO WHEEL SPECIFICATIONS
 
HADRON 485 Key Specs:


 
485 FRONT WHEEL
 

RIM:
Hybrid alu/carbon rim construction
48.5mm deep aerodynamic profile front and rear
24mm maximum profile width
23mm braking surface width

 

WEIGHT:
Front: 732g
Rear: 907g
Set: 1639g

 

PRICE:
€979* for EU customers. Incl. VAT. Free shipping on all EU orders.
Front Wheels Only: €450*
Rear Wheel Only: €529*
 
*€815.83 + for customers outside EU. Excl. VAT. Shipping additional.
Front Wheels Only: €375*
Rear Wheel Only: €440.83*

 
*2015 “Spring Pricing” valid through 12th May 2015. Store opens 26th March.
*Ceramic bearing upgrades available.

 
 
HADRON 800+ Key Specs:


 
800+ FRONT WHEEL
 

RIM:
Hybrid Alu/Carbon rim construction
80mm (front) 85mm (rear) deep aerodynamic profile
28mm maximum profile width
23mm braking surface width

 

WEIGHT:
Front: 816g
Rear: 999g
Set: 1815g

 

PRICE:
€1099* for EU customers. Incl. VAT. Free shipping on all EU orders.
Front Wheels Only: €506*
Rear Wheel Only: €593*
 
€915.83* + for customers outside EU. Excl. VAT. Shipping additional.
Front Wheels Only: €421.67*
Rear Wheel Only: €494.17*

 
*2015 “Spring Pricing” valid through 12th May 2015. Store opens 26th March.
*Ceramic bearing upgrades available.

 
Refer to the complete specifications overview of the Hadron Aero Wheel line below.
 

 
Stay tuned, further details on the Hadron 485 and 800+ will be published on March 26th with the pre-order launch.
 
Following the independently acclaimed and successful Hadron 625 Aero Wheel, Swiss Side has, once again, released fully-transparent wind tunnel testing reports detailing the exceptional performance of the new Hadron 485 and 800+ aero wheel models. If you missed the wind tunnel test methods and stunning results release, click here: http://www.swissside.com/swiss-side-hadron-project-update-23/
 
Review the entire Hadron Project development process here: http://www.swissside.com/hadron.
 
ABOUT SWISS SIDE: With 50 years of Formula 1 experience, Swiss Side strives to revolutionize cycling aerodynamics to maximize the performance of affordable aero wheels. Top quality, unbeatable aero wheels delivering maximum “real world performance” at an affordable price. For more information: www.swissside.com, www.facebook.com/Swissside and @swissside.

 
If you haven’t followed the rest of the Swiss Side Hadron Project development process, catch up at www.swissside.com/hadron or click on the instalment you are interested in below:

UPDATE 1- SWISS SIDE HADRON INTRODUCTION
UPDATE 2- SWISS SIDE HADRON INITIAL SPECIFICATION
UPDATE 3- HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE HADRON SURVEY
UPDATE 4- CFD (COMPUATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS) OPTIMISATION
UPDATE 5- HADRON SURVEY INITIAL RESULTS
UPDATE 6- STRUCTURAL DESIGN & ANALYSIS
UPDATE 7- CFD OPTIMISATION RESULTS
UPDATE 8- HADRON GRAPHIC DESIGN SURVEY
UPDATE 9- WIND TUNNEL TESTING METHODS AND RESULTS
UPDATE 10- HADRON GRAPHIC DESIGN DECISION
UPDATE 11- FINAL HADRON SPECS, PRICING, & REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
UPDATE 12- HADRON PRE-ORDER NOW LIVE! -ORDER HERE
UPDATE 13- BACK TO THE WIND TUNNEL
UPDATE 14- ROAD TESTING FEEDBACK
UPDATE 15- 2014 EUROBIKE AERO WHEEL BATTLE
UPDATE 16- HADRON WINS IRONMAN WISCONSIN
UPDATE 17- TOUR MAGAZINE INDEPENDENT TESTING ARTICLE
UPDATE 18- SWISS SIDE PRO-IRONMAN ATHLETE BRITTA MARTIN WINS ANOTHER IRONMAN ON THE HADRON 625
UPDATE 19- TOUR MAG FEATURES THE SWISS SIDE HADRON 625 AS A REFERENCE AERO-WHEEL SET.
UPDATE 20- SWISS SIDE IN DEVELOPMENT OF TWO NEW HADRON AERO WHEELS FOR 2015.
UPDATE 21- SWISS SIDE SIGNS ANDREAS & MICHAEL RAELERT TO A TWO YEAR EXCLUSIVE WHEEL SPONSORSHIP.
UPDATE 22- CFD DEVELOPMENT FOR THE HADRON AERO WHEEL LINE EXPANSION.
UPDATE 23- WIND TUNNEL DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW HADRON 845 & 800+ AERO WHEEL MODELS.

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