Canyon Swiss Side Collaboration

Aeroad Development Project

For multiple years, Swiss Side’s aero experts have been working closely together with Canyon to develop the new “Aeroad”. One of the most resource-intensive projects Canyon has ever undertaken. The result is the fastest complete system road-bike ever.

“In the Canyon “Aeroad” project, a complete system approach was taken together with the Canyon engineering team,” says Jean-Paul Ballard, CEO and Co-founder of Swiss Side. “The target was clear; to develop the fastest overall bike, considering aerodynamics, ergonomics, stiffness and weight altogether.”

“At the highest level, true advances in aero are becoming harder to come by, yet Swiss Side has the experience, insight and tools to make real improvements,” says Sebastian Jadczak, Director of Road Development at Canyon. “It was fascinating to transfer their aero expertise into our design and engineering to develop the fastest race bike overall with the new Aeroad.

Most of the new Canyon “Aeroad” models are equipped with the brand-new DT Swiss ARC 1100/1400 DICUT aero wheels, which have also been aerodynamically developed by Swiss Side. The new wheel collection was launched together with Swiss Side’s own HADRON² Ultimate aero wheel lineup just a few weeks ago.

Swiss Side constantly strives to learn, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the field of cycling performance. The Canyon “Aeroad” is the first of a number of “Aerodynamics by Swiss Side” collaborations which will be unveiled in the very near future... Stay tuned. 

Project 101 #betherecordbreaker

Patrick Lange’s 2017 Ironman World Championship ended just 101 seconds away from finishing the course in under 8 hours. Project 101 was a special project developed for Patrick’s 2018 quest for a second consecutive world championship, with the aim of making Kona’s fastest ever Ironman, even faster! This collaboration between Swiss Side, Canyon and Sauber Engineering produced a totally customised aero cockpit, perfectly sculpted to Patrick’s arm shape, contour and position. This dream team successfully designed the winning combination using the latest technologies and innovations from Formula 1, including 3D printing metal processes.

3D scanning and 3D metal printing at Sauber Engineering in Hinwil, Switzerland

Wind Tunnel Test in Immenstaad, Germany

Canyon Test Rig in Koblenz, Germany

"JP and the Swiss Side team are the measure of aerodynamics. Using techniques learnt from F1 Engineering, Project 101 has brought my aerodynamics on the bike to an optimum. This only works if you work with people who are always innovative, always quick and always driven by the search for more."

Patrick Lange
2017 & 2018 Ironman World Champion