Andreas Raelert turns his focus to Ironman Brazil

Tue, May 23, 17

Andreas Raelert heads to the Ironman South American Championship Brazil with a lot of confidence. This Sunday at the race in Florianopolis, he wants to secure his qualification for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii which takes place on October 14th. "My clear goal is the Ironman Hawaii," says Andreas Raelert, "I hope that I will succeed in fixing my race start in Kona this Sunday in Brazil." Regarding his race schedule for the year, Andreas Raelert consciously decided to participate in the traditional competition in the south of Brazil. "As a European, it is not always easy to be...

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Laura Philipp with victory at Ironman 70.3 St. Pölten (AUT)

Mon, May 22, 17

One week after her win at the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca, Swiss Side pro athlete Laura Philipp from Germany wins the Ironman 70.3 St. Pölten. Laura was the fastest pro women in all three disciplines! She won the title with a time of 4:23:31 almost 10 minutes ahead of 2nd place Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) with a time of 4:33:12 and 3rd place Lisa Hütthaler (AUT) with a time of 4:34:21.  Nils Frommhold (GER) won the men's title with a finish time of 3:56:47, ahead of Andi Boecherer (GER) who finished the race with a time of 3:59:04 and Maurice Clavel (GER) that crossed the finish line with a...

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Aero & Art with Patrick Lange in the wind tunnel

Fri, May 19, 17

A lot of talent came together at the wind tunnel with professional triathlete Patrick Lange (3rd place at Ironman World Championships in Kona 2016), Aerodynamic Expert Jean-Paul Ballard from Swiss Side (Nr. 1 in aerodynamics) and professional photographer Thomas Stöckli (Swiss Advertising Photographer of the year in 2014). The focus for the wind tunnel test with Patrick Lange was set on the comparison of helmets in particular his new Ekoi prototype helmet, race-suit testing, as well as different hand and body positions. Always with one goal in mind to reduce drag and increase speed! …and yes, Patrick Lange will be...

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Rotational Drag Insights

Tue, May 16, 17

- A New Definition of Drag -  Aerodynamics are probably the number one issue when it comes to road cycling developments at the moment. How can aerodynamic drag be reduced and what does it really mean to reduce drag? What is the actual enhancement for the rider out there on the road? How can wheels influence the aerodynamics of the rider and his bike? Those are the questions we are frequently asking ourselves during the ongoing aero development process. When it comes to the optimization of wheel sets there is still a lot of potential contrary to popular opinion. While...

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Laura Philipp wins Ironman 70.3 Mallorca

Tue, May 16, 17

Swiss Side pro athlete Laura Philipp (GER) wins the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca on her HADRON Ultimate aero wheels! Laura finished the swim 3rd, and then passed all rivals with a race-best 2:29:31 bike split that gave her a 3:31 lead into the half marathon. Laura finished the race in 4:21:41 with a 5:10 margin ahead of 2nd-place Emma Pallant (GBR) and a 11:22 margin over 3rd-place Amelia Watkinson (NZL). In the mens pro division, David McNamee (GBR) won the race with a time of 3:56:49 ahead of Andreas Dreitz (GER) and Miquel Blanchart Tinto (ESP).  Photos: Ingo Kutsche  

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Rotational drag – the hidden resistance!

Tue, May 09, 17

Swiss Side in collaboration with DT Swiss and the launch of the new DT Swiss ARC 1100 DICUT aero wheels releases new research into aerodynamic drag. It’s time for a new definition of aerodynamic drag and exploiting this untapped potential. Did you know that 25% of the “real world” aerodynamic drag of wheels is not measured in the wind tunnel? This hidden 25% is called rotational drag. Today DT Swiss launched the new ARC 1100 DICUT aero wheels, developed in collaboration with the aerodynamic experts from Swiss Side. This is the second wheel launch as part of the #roadrevolution18 campaign...

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