Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby Dunnersdan on Thu 3/Feb/11 4:28pm

A small bicycle company has been the first to launch a high end road bike which they call as the only 'truly aero' road bike on the market to-date. Take a look at the article below.

http://tinyurl.com/4bcrwoq
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby XCrazy on Thu 3/Feb/11 4:44pm

Not sure what makes it "truly aero" and the Cervelo Soloist, Felt AR and Scott F01 "truly unaero" :eh:

Maybe you could enlighten us?
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby Dunnersdan on Thu 3/Feb/11 4:46pm

this is what Velocite claims - take a look at the article. It states two reasons...
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby Dunnersdan on Thu 3/Feb/11 4:57pm

This is what was said:

"true aero profiles within the maximum allowable limits as set by the UCI" and has "unsurpassed lateral stiffness matching, or exceeding the stiffness of non-aero high performance road frames, at no significant weight premium. Until now, gaining true aerodynamic benefits and at the same time achieving superior frame stiffness was difficult, with designers having to make a choice between the two."
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby Spyder on Thu 3/Feb/11 5:23pm

That "no significant weight premium" whilst only 250gm is still 25% over the really light stuff out there...
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby SaturnReturn on Thu 3/Feb/11 5:24pm

Looks almost identical to Cipo's bike does it not?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2CjJqFdBdM[/youtube]
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby kona.stinky. on Thu 3/Feb/11 5:28pm

Whats the point of a aerodynamic bike when the human body isn't aerodynamic?
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby jeyboi on Thu 3/Feb/11 5:36pm

kona.stinky. wrote:Whats the point of a aerodynamic bike when the human body isn't aerodynamic?


what's the point of full suspension when your knees and elbows work perfectly well?
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby wuffy on Thu 3/Feb/11 5:43pm

kona.stinky. wrote:Whats the point of a aerodynamic bike when the human body isn't aerodynamic?

What's the point of underwear if you hardly ever see them?
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Thu 3/Feb/11 6:04pm

Before I looked at it I thought – aero roadbike is going to = pug ugly but actually its not that bad.
I couldn’t see “podium” written all over it though :rolleyes:
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby jeyboi on Thu 3/Feb/11 6:10pm

wuffy wrote:
kona.stinky. wrote:Whats the point of a aerodynamic bike when the human body isn't aerodynamic?

What's the point of underwear if you hardly ever see them?

They stop you getting skids on your cords brae ;)
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby musket on Thu 3/Feb/11 6:59pm

Spyder wrote:That "no significant weight premium" whilst only 250gm is still 25% over the really light stuff out there...


More like 33%. Very similar to the Cipo. Also, does the OP have any commercial interest in this, or is he just try to generate traffic for his site?
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby kona.stinky. on Thu 3/Feb/11 7:00pm

jeyboi wrote:
kona.stinky. wrote:Whats the point of a aerodynamic bike when the human body isn't aerodynamic?


what's the point of full suspension when your knees and elbows work perfectly well?

Point taken. :rolleyes:
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby EoinC on Thu 3/Feb/11 7:07pm

jeyboi wrote:
wuffy wrote:
kona.stinky. wrote:Whats the point of a aerodynamic bike when the human body isn't aerodynamic?

What's the point of underwear if you hardly ever see them?

They stop you getting skids on your cords brae ;)
No guarantee.
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Re: Velocite Launches Groundbreaking 'aero' Road Bike

Postby cyclenutnz on Thu 3/Feb/11 7:12pm

Lewis has been trying to find someone to build that design for several years (obvious updated with bb30 and tapered front now). Geo not much use to most people. Velocite very good at making big claims but less fussy on fact checking
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