Our approach to aerodynamic design consists of seeing wind and airflow as allies. Our TwinBlade respects the nature of airflow and seeks to manage it at every opportunity in order to maximize efficiency by diminishing air turbulence and resistance. Chainstays, seatstays and fork legs have a wider profile in order to distance them from turbulent air generated by spinning wheels. Our Aerobrake design likewise widens the structural profile of calipers to remove them from the path of rotational air turbulence. The rear Aerobrake is positioned below chainstays and housed within a carbon shell to hide it entirely from the flow of air.Our proprietary Twin Fork was born of research and wind tunnel testing which have taught us that aerodynamic design is about much more than a bike’s frontal area. It’s really all about airflow management: developing a frame and fork capable of directing airflow through and around body parts as well as components and wheels.The most advanced aerodynamics and fluid dynamics studies have led us to measure turbulence in terms of resistance. That is why we chose to name the two airfoil elements that comprise the fork as “flow stabilizers”, each of which boasts an aerodynamic profile that diminishes air turbulence and directs passing airflow in an efficiently linear trajectory. Imagine a diver entering the water while attempting to generate as small a ripple effect or splash as possible. We’ve applied the same concept to frame and fork design, as well as to the combined bike-rider aerodynamic footprint. As a time trialist or triathlete penetrates the wind, the goal is to create as little turbulence as possible
Thin or flat doesn’t mean aero!
The aerodynamic research that went into the design of the TwinFoil was based solidly on bicycles’ effect on airflow.
By implementing the dual foil design, the flow of air at the frontal area of the bike is stabilized and directed in laminar fashion, reducing turbulence and therefore diminishing aerodynamic drag.