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.

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD)

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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WIND TUNNEL

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 & AEROPOD

MOST ADVANCED ON-BIKE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS EVER


Swiss Side develops on-road measurement systems to measure aerodynamic performance out on the road where it matters. This measured data is then used not only to ensure that CFD and wind tunnel improvements can be measured in the real world, but also to gain BETTER UNDERSTANDING = BETTER PRODUCTS = BETTER PERFORMANCE The Swiss Side Instrumented Bike was unveiled to the public in 2015. 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 complete bike and rider system. The data collected from the Instrumented Bike sensor system offers a level of understanding about real world cycling aerodynamics, which previously did not exist. It importantly also measures the rider’s reaction to external inputs such as wind and like this, better products can be designed to suit the rider’s needs. It was through the Instrumented Bike that Swiss Side learnt the importance of front wheel stability, which lead to the implementation of the world’s first steering torque balance in the GST wind tunnel and subsequently the development of the HADRON aero wheels which are acclaimed for their stability and predictability any wind conditions.

The new generation of on-board aero device is the Swiss Side AeroPod. The wind tunnel for the road. It combines the understanding learnt from years of research with the instrumented bike, into a compact system which can be fitted to any bike. It enables any rider to easily measure and understand their aerodynamic drag, thereby giving them the ability to improve their equipment and position setup, to increase speed and save time out on the road!


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INSTRUMENTED BIKE & AEROPOD INSTRUMENTED BIKE & AEROPOD

ULTIMATE SPEED
 THROUGH AERODYNAMICS

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