The aim of the project is to apply the techniques used to make an F1 car faster on a racing bike. Thanks to the advanced infrastructure of Red Bull Advanced Technologies, BMC has succeeded in making the bike faster and more agile.
“Red Bull Advanced Technologies’ expertise in simulation complements our own expertise in bicycle design and construction very well,” said Stefan Christ, head of R&D at BMC.
“Being able to simulate not only the performance of the bike, but that of the environment as a whole, opens up incredible collaboration opportunities and ultimately allows BMC athletes to be even faster.”
“In addition, we are very fortunate to be able to build our prototypes in our own Impec Lab here in Switzerland, in Grenchen, allowing us to move quickly through the development phases while realizing our exact vision of the bike in question.”
Fabian Cancellara, the Swiss time trial legend, is also closely involved in the project. He was involved in every step of the development.
“Two worlds revolving around different sports have merged to create something that is unprecedented in cycling. It was a fascinating experience to be involved in the project from the very beginning and to be able to continuously test the interaction between the athlete and his machine.”
“It was great to be involved in the development of a state-of-the-art bike, with a rather radical approach and with a real possibility to influence performance from the rider’s point of view. The final prototype is incredible and I can’t wait to see what happens next,” said Cancellara.
The collaboration between an F1 team and a bicycle manufacturer is not new. McLaren and Specialized have already teamed up in the past, resulting in the S-Works Venge.
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