Vittoria tested their newest road bike tires in the wind tunnel at Bike Valley
Our Noah Fast itself has been extensively tested in our wind tunnel during development. Every tube of the Noah Fast, from the front fork to the rear triangle, has an optimized NACA profile. These profiles, developed by NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, established to conduct aeronautical research), are the basis for aerodynamic models. The cables are integrated into the handlebar and stem. Thanks to advanced technology and hours of wind tunnel testing, the Noah Fast is aerodynamically world-class.
During a wind tunnel test, the airflow around the Noah Fast and tires is simulated. The bike was placed on a turntable capable of producing different wind angles. The tests of the Corsa Pro and Corsa Pro Control were conducted at two different speeds (40km/h and 60km/h) and wind angles (0 degrees and 5 degrees). This resulted in four runs per tire. Sensors were used to measure the resistance produced by the tires, and this data was then analyzed to determine how the tires performed in terms of aerodynamics compared to the previous Corsa Control generation.