AERODYNAMIC DRAG IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE PARAMETER IN CYCLING.
Swiss Side is revolutionising aerodynamics in cycling with an unprecedented, unique 4-arm, interlinked aerodynamic development process. This delivers true "real world performance" out on the road where it matters.

COMPUTATIONAL
FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD)

MORE ADVANCED THAN ANY OTHER IN THE CYCLING INDUSTRY.

With know-how and the latest methods taken directly from the closed circle of Formula 1, Swiss Side takes CFD simulation to new levels in the cycling industry.


In particular, a combination of steady state and transient (real time) flow simulation methods provide a depth of understanding not possible with other methods. In addition, backed up with extensive wind tunnel correlation testing, Swiss Side’s CFD methods are second to none in terms of closeness to reality.


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WIND TUNNEL

WITH THE BENEFIT OF OVER 50 YEARS COMBINED
FORMULA 1 AERODYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE.

Swiss Side’s wind tunnel testing methods are again, more advanced than any other in the cycling industry.

Unique measurement systems have been developed such as steering torque for front wheel characterisation, as well as laser positioning systems for complete rider testing.
In house developed data processing tools supply data, which when combined with the additional data Simulation, provide an unequalled level of understanding and aerodynamic development capability.


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PERFORMANCE SIMULATION

QUANTIFYING ‘REAL WORLD PERFORMANCE’ TO DIRECT DEVELOPMENT WHERE IT MATTERS.

Time on the stopwatch, is the only thing that matters. To quantify aerodynamics and other performance parameters such as weight in an understandable way, Swiss Side uses advanced in-house developed simulation tools for calculating the time deltas of any configuration, on any course.


The data trends from CFD, Wind Tunnel, Instrumented Bike, or any scenario of choice can be input into Swiss Side’s Performance Simulation toolbox. The time gain or loss over a particular course can be estimated, taking into account course profile, bike and rider weights, power output, rolling resistance, wind, aerodynamic drag, etc. In this way, product performance can be better understood and quantified at any point, in the concept phase, during the development process, or once products are on the road.


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PERFORMANCE SIMULATION
PERFORMANCE SIMULATION

INSTRUMENTED BIKE

THE MOST ADVANCED ON-BIKE AERODYNAMIC MEASUREMENT SYSTEM EVER.

This unique system, developed entirely by Swiss Side's engineering team, is the most advanced on-bike aerodynamic measurement system ever seen in the cycling industry.

It features an array of sensors on a time trial bike for measuring and characterising the aerodynamics of the bike and rider system. The data collected from the Instrumented Bike sensor system offers a level of understanding about real world cycling aerodynamics, which currently does not exist.

The Instrumented Bike answers fundamental questions, key to aerodynamic development which gives Swiss Side two major advantages.

 

BETTER UNDERSTANDING = BETTER PRODUCTS = BETTER PERFORMANCE

1. To better define and rate the aerodynamic performance parameters in the development phase.

2. To put products to the test in the real world and to measure and quantify performance and rider reaction to the products.


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