It appears that this weekend’s upcoming Ironman World Championships in St. George, Utah will be a slugfest of new aero technology between the newly released Felt and BMC’s latest collaboration with Red Bull.
THE BMC SPEED MACHINE
After four years of intensive research, the engineers at the BMC Impec Lab produced a prototype based on design decisions to optimize power, speed and ride quality, utilizing extensive simulation and modelling capabilities provided by the Red Bull Advanced Technologies’ aerodynamics team.
Valuable racing expertise in the shape of Olympic medallist, multiple Tour de France stage winner and BMC ambassador Fabian Cancellara supported every stage of the project along the way. The result of the research is an aerodynamic design philosophy that pushes the boundaries of performance in every aspect and greatly impacts the future of our racing bikes.
Andy Damerum, Red Bull Advanced Technologies Commercial Development Officer, concludes: “We started out with the ambition to design the fastest bike in the world. We’re incredibly proud of what we have achieved with BMC. We took our Formula One methodologies in aerodynamics and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) and applied it to bike design, resulting in a bike that we believe has the potential to be a game changer.”
The promising prototype makes its competition debut at the Ironman World Championship at St. George in Utah, ridden by Red Bull Athlete and BMC ambassador Patrik Nilsson.