STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

THE ABSOLUTE LEADING METHODS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN.

Swiss Side also uses the absolute leading methods in structural design, once again tapping into the engineering team’s extensive Formula 1 experience.


This extends not only to mechanical design but also importantly to the fields of composite structures and FEM (Finite Element Modeling). Swiss Side designs all their rims and hubs, once again applying a "real world performance" approach to design. Maintaining a focus on relevant technologies with acceptable ratio for cost vs performance, design targets for stiffness, weight and product function are set, aimed to offer the maximum in performance, out on the road where it matters.

RAPID PROTOTYPING

F1-SPEC PROTOTYPE PARTS PRODUCTION FOR WIND TUNNEL AND OUT ON THE ROAD.

Swiss Side has extensive experience in rapid prototyping from Formula 1 where 3D printed structural parts are the norm for wind tunnel testing and even for race car parts.

We use the absolute best in rapid prototyping technologies for building wheels, components and complete bikes for wind tunnel testing and even use out on the road.

MECHANICAL TESTING

PUSHING THE LIMITS TO ENSURE STRENGTH, SAFETY AND DURABILITY.

Swiss Side uses the leading testing facilities to ensure not only the maximum performance but also to test the strength and durability limits of our products.


Testing is applied not only to the final wheels but also to the sub components such as spokes and hubs but also to the base materials used in the wheels.

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.

no.1 IN AERODYNAMICS

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