Wind tunnel development of the new Hadron 485 & 800+ aero wheel models.

Wed, Mar 11, 15

The Swiss Side Hadron 485 and 800+ wheel sets, establish two new aerodynamic benchmarks for the cycling wheel industry. Following the extensive CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) development of the new low profile Hadron 485 (48.5mm profile) and the deeper section Hadron 800+ (80mm front, 85mm rear profile), reported in the recent Hadron Update 22, the development process turned once again to the wind tunnel. As always, one of the key targets of these wind tunnel sessions was to confirm the drag and side force performance of the new 485 & 800+ wheel models, relative to the highly successful Hadron 625. However...

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Thu, Jan 16, 14

One of the core parts of the Hadron wheel development process is the structural design and optimisation of the wheel assembly. As always, our goal at Swiss Side for the Hadron is to engineer an absolute top-level wheel set in its category and to bring it to the market at a price 40% below that of the leading brands. With the Swiss Side team’s wealth of experience from Formula 1 and the sports product design sectors, together with clever engineering choices, this has, once again, been made possible. In this update, we detail the methods used and the engineered choices...

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