D2Z AERO FIT
10 years’ experience has told us that whilst every client has the same goal – to be the fastest they can be – each one of them is different and how they achieve that goal will vary.
We want to help you find that aerodynamic / biomechanical sweet spot and be the fastest that you can.
With our range of AERO FIT services, anyone wanting to go faster on their bike will find something to suit them.
A range of industry leading, aerodynamically tested and developed products, available to buy from our online store.
Including ENVE wheels and parts, PLASMA storage box, overshoes, chainrings, armrests/poles and shims.
We’ve been behind quite a few famous, trend setting products in the cycling world, such as SMART ENVE SYSTEM WHEELS, the SCOTT FOIL, the SCOTT PLASMA and the GIANT TRINITY ADVANCED, as well as extensive skin suit development with ENDURA.
Furthermore, we act as technical consultants to pro tour teams, advising them on all things aerodynamic, including their clothing.
Since Drag2Zero was established in 2007, we have been using tools such as wind tunnels and CFD to aerodynamically optimise the system that is a cyclist and his/her equipment.
Industry leading aerodynamicist Simon Smart is at the forefront of the D2Z success and is continuously pushing the boundaries for what is possible in cycle sport through his product development work with Endura, Enve and Scott.
D2Z AERO FIT
We want to help you find that aerodynamic/biomechanical sweet spot and be the fastest that you can. From those just starting out in time trialling or triathlon to those competing at national championships or as an age group podium contender, we can help you fulfil your potential with one of the packages below.
STUDIO AERO FIT
Starting at £350
Aimed at people who are still learning how to ride a good sustainable aero position or for those who do not want the expense of a wind tunnel test.
Our Studio AERO FIT uses our in-house Aerotools, experience in aerodynamically optimising positions and Retul® to help you find your optimium and most efficient position.
Starting at £899
The wind tunnel option is for those who may be producing enough power but are not going fast enough, or for those who want the data that tells them categorically what impact different aspects of your position will have on your aerodynamics.
BIKE WIND TUNNEL
We were the first to offer wind tunnel testing to amateur cyclists over 10 years ago. We are now pleased to be offering our services from the sports specific wind tunnel at the Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub. With our heritage in F1, we feel we have come home! Using our own test protocols developed over 10 years of rider testing, we can offer cyclists the security that they are in safe hands when they are testing their position. A tool is only as good as those using it, and we know this is where we have a wealth of experience, having commissioned our first wind tunnel in 2002. Not only do we understand the data coming out of the tunnel, we understand how wind tunnels work. This provides us with the insight into how to get the most out of your session for you. We do not follow a pre set sequence of changes, rather we adopt an organic process using our experience and engineering background to make sure that results are accurate and your session is worthwhile. The cost of a two hour session is £899.
During a test we will first analyse your current position to determine a baseline and then advise of changes we believe should be made to your position using our many years of experience in optimising both amateur and professional cyclists. We will work with you during your session to identify the right compromise between aero, power output and comfort over a number of changes to position. This is an iterative process – we look at what is happening to you each step of the way to make sure that we do all we can to make you go faster. A mechanic will be on hand to attend to any equipment changes that may be needed.
Equipment can be tested, although this can be time consuming – we are experts in product design and can happily advise on equipment during your session so we find that often money is better spent working on position.
We often achieve 20 configurations in a 2 hour session, although this may be more or less depending on variable factors such as the ease with which your bike can be adapted. That said we are more about quality than quantity and the progression we see throughout the test is more important to us than the number of runs achieved.
If you would like to book a wind tunnel test please contact us.
Drag2Zero provides technical and aerodynamic consultancy services to the cycle industry, pro tour teams and professional triathletes.
With extensive knowledge of all things aero relating to cycling performance, a team led by industry leading aerodynamicist Simon Smart can aid with the development of innovative performance focussed products. Using state of the art wind tunnels, CFD and rapid prototyping techniques, we have been involved in the design of ground breaking, trend setting products.
While working as an aerodynamicist for Red Bull Racing, Simon Smart identified through his own participation in cycling that aero was the future for the cycle industry. In 2007 he left the world of motorsport to establish Drag2Zero, focussing on helping cyclists go faster through advising on their riding position and the products they use.
Simon has been recognised as one of the most influential people in the bike industry, being responsible for the design of a number of record breaking products as well as helping some of the highest performing pro athletes go faster.
- Using state of the art wind tunnels, CFD analysis packages and rapid prototyping techniques we analyse how air flow impacts on products and riders to derive the most optimised cycling products.
- We have assisted in the design of two of the most aerodynamically optimised bikes in the world – the GIANT TRINITY and the SCOTT PLASMA (3, 4 and 5).
- We have worked in partnership with ENVE Composites to develop the enormously successful SMART ENVE SYSTEM range of aero wheels and components.
- Our extensive work with ENDURA has led to some of the fastest time trial clothing available, optimising not only fabric choice but fit too.
- We act as technical consultants to pro tour teams, advising them on all things aerodynamic.
WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
To discuss our products and services in more detail or book an Aero Bikefit session, please get in touch.