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
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