When we reached the limitations of our frames’ stiffness and weight, we started focusing on aero dynamics. We fused together the innovations from our existing ranges, and combined them with the water droplet tube shape. Utilizing the natural shape of the water droplet, renowned for its aero dynamic properties, gave us the opportunity to push the boundaries of aero frame technology.
Our goals were:
- To build the fastest bikes in the world.
- Not to compromise our high standards of stiffness, stability, and durability.
- To optimize the aerodynamics, frame structure and weight, without diminishing the performance.
- To follow the guidelines for frame construction as set out by the International Cyclist Union (UCI).
We spent months in the wind tunnel, meticulously modifying the frame shapes to achieve a smooth air flow. Every tube shape is engineered to have the lowest possible drag measurement. Test results showed that there was additional turbulence around the wheels. To reduce this turbulence, we developed and patented the F-Splitfork technology.
In the fork and seat stays, the F-Splitfork draws the air away from the wheels and reduces the drag with 7,44%. To improve the air fl ow in areas of high resistance, our engineers developed and patented F-Surface aerodynamic paint which re-establishes the laminar flow. F-Surface reduces the drag on the frame by up to 4,1%, as measured in our wind tunnel tests. Our continuous work on aerodynamics resulted in the first “real” integrated brake for our Noah. Beside aerodynamic advantages, our F-Brake offers numerous advantages and is the FIRST brake that makes you FASTER.