Bike manufacturer “Specialized” have collaborated with formula one team mclaren to preview the sequel to ‘venge’, the world’s fastest UCI-legal road bike. requiring a new formula for light weight, stiffness, and aerodynamics, both teams applied their extensive knowledge to materials technology, and manufacturing methods normally reserved for different kinds of racing applications to create a bicycle with unparalleled speed. harnessing data from the wind tunnel, aerodynamic studies were conducted to translate lightweight elements found in the carbon fiber construction of F1 cars. developed using similar F1 simulations that collect telemetry and information with state-of-the art sensors, accelerometers have been attached to the bike provide data of how it rides in real life. mclaren’s virtual testing also helped specialized refine the seat-post for a more efficient design.

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