Collaborators CUBE, a leader in bike manufacturing, and Swiss Side aerodynamic experts, have formed an official partnership. By combining their respective areas of expertise, the two brands have pursued a goal to develop the fastest time trial bike in the world. This bike has the most aerodynamic carbon frame ever creating forward motion in its purest form. CUBE and Swiss Side teamed up for the first time in 2015 and the results were phenomenal. The CUBE Aerium C:68 high-end triathlon bike was modified and adapted in the wind tunnel in Immenstaad on Lake Constance by CUBE and Swiss Side as part of the joint Raelert Brothers' sponsorship. Runner-up World Champion, Andy Raelert rode this “ultimate aero bike” to an impressive second place finish at the 2015 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
The CUBE Aerium C:68 was put through a battery of wind tunnel testing by Swiss Side’s expert aerodynamics team and modified for best possible performance. The bike was then equipped with Swiss Side HADRON Ultimate 800+ aero wheels and ultimately saved Raelert 10 plus minutes over the 180 km bike course. The new CUBE Aerium C:68 is now available to the public which makes it possible for all triathletes to benefit from 'Aerodynamics by Swiss Side'.
This year, the engineers at CUBE are, once again, working together with the aerodynamics experts at Swiss Side to create a world-class bike for the 2016 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Raelert's new prototype bike will allow extra valuable minutes to be shaved off the bike course time thanks to the optimisation of the entire rider-bike system. With over 50 years of Formula 1 experience, Swiss Side’s engineering team is number one in aerodynamics, bringing the latest technologies to cycling research and development. Raelert’s new time trial bike was developed with development methods used in Formula 1, including analyses computational fluid dynamics (CFD), wind tunnel testing, performance simulations and measurements with the unique Instrumented Bike.