We resisted making an aero frame for years, not wanting to compromise our signature ride quality. Typically, aero frames sacrifice handling and compliance for a negligible advantage when considering the big picture. For instance, aero seatstays probably offer less of an aerodynamic advantage than a 10mm bar drop, or than a rider with thinner calves, or even just an elbow tuck. The human element has to be considered in the grand equation of bicycle frame performance and a tube that’s not optimally shaped for stiffness or compliance is seldom worth the compromise. However, the pro riders on Team Drapac persuaded us, so we made an aero frame, on our terms. Just as we approach all projects, it’s all about balance and common sense – no gimmicks.
- Procycling Magazine
Tuned seatstays reduce road buzz and improve compliance.
Full carbon BB386Evo shell for maximum rigidity.
Reduced, smoothed out head tube, neater cable routing and truncated Kamm-tail tubes for aerodynamics.
Integrated aero seatpost.
The frontal area of the head tube and down tube is minimised and smoothed off, while we’ve used a similar style of seat stay to the Ultravox, to retain compliance at the rear. The sculpted BB reduces the surface area of the down tube and makes for maximum power transfer. Carbon tech includes specially prepared Toray and Mitsubishi-Rayon materials, contributing to
the exemplary stiffness and strength, far exceeding ISO testing standards. The UCI approved Hypervox features a custom SwiftCarbon aero seatpost.
The Hypervox in the media: BikeRadar
|Materials||Toray & Mitsubishi-Rayon|
|Sizes||XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL|
|Bottom Bracket Shell Width||86mm|
|Front Mech Mount Type||Braze on|
|Dropouts||9mm (f) / 10mm (r) (QR)|
|Axle Width||100mm (f) / 130mm (r)|
|Brakes||Mechanical rim caliper|
|Shimano Di2 Compatible||Yes|
|A||Top Tube Length||505||521||537||553||570||587|
|B||Head Tube Length||84||107||130||147||170||193|
|C||Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74.1||73.7||73.3||72.9||72.5|
|D||Head Tube Angle||70.7||71||71.3||72.6||72.9||72.2|
|E||Bottom Bracket Drop||70||70||70||70||70||70|