Aerodynamics expert discussion

Mon, Nov 05, 18

Patrick Lange wins back to back at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, with his second course record in so many years, but this time the first ever to go under 8 hours (7:52:39). His ultra-fast bike split of 4:15 hours, on the Swiss Side HADRON Ultimate 800 aero wheels, coupled with the subsequent marathon of 2 hours 41 minutes, made this historic sub-8 effort possible. The Swiss Side aerodynamics team, lead by Jean-Paul Ballard was also instrumental in developing the new Aero Cockpit for Patrick Lange. The handlebar area was chosen as the area of maximum potential for aero...

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TRIMAX Magazine - HADRON Classic 625 disc brake online review

Thu, Nov 01, 18

The editors of TRIMAX Magazine from France tested the HADRON Classic 625 disk brake wheelset for over 5 month this summer and are excited to share the outcome with the cycling community. Here the summary: + Very reliable: Swiss Quality, still in perfect conditions after 5 months of riding them + Highly stable in very windy mountain conditions  + Right price + Great all-round wheelset + Amazing sound while riding + Crash Replacement Program (50% off for replacement wheel) + 2-year warranty  -> Recommended to whom (by Trimax)? EVERYBODY from short distance to long distance racing. There is no limitations with the...

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Peloton Magazine reviews HADRON Classic 485 aero wheelset

Fri, Oct 19, 18

"Cutting edge aero for less" is what the team at Peloton Magazine writes, after testing and reviewing the HADRON Classic 485 wheelset. Here an extract of the write-up: "As you would expect from a company specializing in aerodynamics, Swiss Side designed the HADRON Classic 485 to be fast–but not at the expense of rideability. By focusing on stability and predictable handling in windy conditions, this wheelset allows you to stay in an aerodynamic position for longer. After all, aero wheels aren’t much good if they force you to ride in an upright position, with your body catching wind like a sail. In real world...

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Daniela Ryf 2018 Ironman World Champion

Sun, Oct 14, 18

Congratulations to Daniela Ryf, DT Swiss "Aerodynamics by Swiss Side", athlete for winning the 2018 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in record breaking time of 8:26:15! That is 4 in a row! We are proud to have worked with Daniela on her aerodynamic optimization to help her get even faster. Photo: Ingo Kutsche

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Project 101 - revealed

Wed, Oct 10, 18

    101 seconds away from finishing the Ironman World Championship course under 8 hours! Project 101 is a special project for Patrick Lange for Kona 2018, with the aim of making Kona’s fastest ever Ironman, even faster! It is a collaboration between Swiss Side, Canyon and Sauber Engineering to produce a totally customized aero cockpit, perfectly sculpted to Patrick’s arm shape and position. This has been made possible using the latest technologies and innovations from Formula 1, including 3D printing metal processes. As part of Swiss Side’s aerodynamic support for Patrick, the team reviewed Patrick’s setup and system to determine...

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Aero is King in Kona

Tue, Oct 09, 18

How do you prepare best for a windy race, such as the upcoming Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii? An interview with Swiss Side's CEO and Co-founder Jean-Paul Ballard:  1.   What are the challenges on the windy bike course in Kona? The aerodynamic forces on the bike and especially the wheels, can make it difficult for the rider to remain confidently in their aero position with constant power. If the rider raises from their aero position, or reduces their power on the the pedals, the time losses sum up quickly. 2.   What is important to achieve best possible aerodynamic performance in windy weather?...

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