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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Swiss Side Becomes Premium Sponsor of the Team ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Wed, Feb 15, 17

Swiss Side is proud to announce a new partnership with the highly respected Team ERDINGER Alkoholfrei of Germany. Swiss Side will now supply all athletes of the ERDINGER Perspective Team with the aerodynamically optimized Swiss Side wheels, and the members of the community will be able to take advantage of exclusive wheel deals. With Swiss Side’s unmatched aero know-how Swiss Side professional triathlon athletes Andreas & Michael Raelert, Patrick Lange, Julia Gajer, Laura Philipp, and the entire ERDINGER Alkoholfrei family will be chasing best times. “ERDINGER Alkoholfrei is a huge supporter of sports, supporting all levels of athletes and sporting...

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Ironman-Hawaii Bronze Medalist Patrick Lange Joins Swiss Side Pro Team

Thu, Feb 09, 17

For the 2017 season, professional triathlon athlete, Patrick Lange will join the Swiss Side team. Lange will join fellow “ERDINGER Alkoholfrei” team colleagues Laura Philipp, Julia Gajer as well as Andreas and Michael Raelert who are all now on the Swiss Side team. Swiss Side aerodynamics experts will work with Lange’s entire bike-rider system and optimize it to ensure he has faster bike splits in the future. It was a well-thought-out decision from Patrick Lange to work with the number one brand in aerodynamics. “I want to ride the fastest possible products,” says Lange, “Swiss Side lives that passion. Wheels...

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Laura Philipp signs with Swiss Side

Thu, Jan 26, 17

Starting the new season, professional German triathlete Laura Philipp (29) will be joining the Swiss Side Pro Team. The current German Champion and Vice-European Champion in middle distance triathlon will be racing on Swiss Side wheels and will gain access to Swiss Side’s unmatched aero know-how. Laura Philipp is looking forward to the new partnership with the Swiss aero experts: ”I am really happy do be riding on Swiss Side wheels and to be able to take advantage of Swiss Side’s unique know-how in aerodynamics. The collaboration with Swiss Side will be highly valuable to exploit my full potential on...

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