Types of Racing / Time Trial Ebikes
Whether you’re a racer, a seasoned veteran, or you’re simply looking for a fun ride around town, there are a few different types of Racing / Time Trial Ebikes that you can choose from.
Designed by Cervelo, the P5 is a top-of-the-line time trial and triathlon bike. The P5 has been ridden by many of the world’s top triathletes. Founded by Gerard Vroomen and Phil White, Cervelo is known for its aerodynamic bikes.
The P5 is a dual-purpose bike that allows the rider to achieve maximum aerodynamics. The frame and fork have been reshaped to reduce drag and offer increased comfort. The redesigned aerodynamic components on the P5 are designed to deliver maximum speed.
The P5 features an aero cable management system that reduces drag. The bike’s components were also designed to use as little space as possible. A bento box is included for storage. It features a separate compartment for gel packs.
The P5 also includes hydraulic rim brakes. These brakes are better for brake performance and show potential for increasing braking power.
The P5 is light and stiff, meaning it will respond well to the terrain. It includes a downtube bottle, as well as a front and back seat hydration system. The P5 includes a bento box and aero cable management, as well as ready-to-race accessories.
The P5 offers a wide range of fit options. This is the widest fit range that Cervelo has ever produced. This will help athletes to quickly adjust their position without sacrificing comfort.
The P5 has been tested in a wind tunnel to ensure that the bike meets UCI standards. Cervelo says that the P5 is 6-11 watts faster than rival time trial superbikes.
Cervelo has been developing aerodynamic bikes since 1995. They work with some of the world’s top professional cycling teams. They’re also known for their close relationships with top athletes. Ben Hoffman, a Cervelo-sponsored athlete, is currently a pro triathlete. He won the Norwegian Road Championship earlier in the season. He has also raced in the World Time Trial Championship in Australia.
Canyon Speedmax CF 8 Disc
Earlier this year, Canyon launched a new version of its Speedmax CF line. The new bikes feature improved aerodynamics and adjustability. The new models also feature disc brake actuation, making them UCI legal. They also come with an all-new cockpit setup and tweaked storage.
The new models share the same carbon frame as the triathlon-specific Speedmax. They also feature an aerodynamic Profile clip-on aerobar and a semi-integrated stem. They also come with aero wheels, a Shimano Dura-Ace R9180 TT braking system and an Ultegra Di2 groupset.
The Speedmax CF 8 Disc is a good choice for triathlon racing, especially in the time trial category. It is fast, aerodynamic and comfortable. Its full Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain gives silky-smooth electric shifting.
While the new model doesn’t feature as much integration as the old Speedmax, it does have a redesigned cockpit and add-on storage systems. Canyon claims that the new model delivers 10 watts savings over the old model.
The front end of the Speedmax CF 8 Disc isn’t as aggressively designed as the CF SLX or CFR, but it still pedals very quickly. The new model’s aero bars are modular, and they include length and height options. There are also arm pad options.
The new Speedmax models are based on years of wind tunnel research. They were also developed with aero specialist Swiss Side. They identified opportunities for improvements, including reducing drag figures, improving stability and relocating hydration systems. The end result is a bike that offers comfort without sacrificing efficiency.
While the new Speedmax CF models are more expensive, they are also more endowed. They include a full fit customization kit and a vast range of build options.
Merida Time Warp
MERIDA has unveiled the new Time Warp TT, a pro-level time trial bike. Although it hasn’t been priced yet, it has been confirmed that it will be available from 2023. The new bike is designed to be fast, aerodynamic and comfortable. It also has the added advantage of disc brakes.
The frame is a full carbon one piece design, resulting in a significant reduction in aerodynamic drag. It’s also been redesigned for improved stiffness, resulting in a weight savings of 400 grams.
The frame also features an integrated storage compartment and brake cables, resulting in a more aerodynamic and efficient ride. A centrally located junction box is also featured, allowing for easy access and charging.
The new Time Warp frame is also available in two different sizes. The TT’s rear end has been subtly reshaped to open up airflow and reduce turbulence, but the frame itself hasn’t changed much.
The new time trial bike also features an aerodynamic wedge system, increasing the diameter of the head tube and raising the stem by 40mm without the use of spacers. It also features larger tire clearances to improve grip.
The new Time Warp TT is also equipped with flat mount disc brakes and a S-Flex seatpost. Merida claims that the new bike is faster and more comfortable than its predecessor. The new frameset has an aero design similar to the previous one, but it’s lighter and has a slightly smaller web at the seat cluster.
Merida points out that the new frame features a standard internal headset block, which is also compatible with Vision-compatible base bars. It also has a removable QR axle lever with 4mm hexes.
The new Time Warp TT will be available in three different sizes, but there’s no pricing information yet.
Norcom Straight 2.1
Designed for the time-pressed, ultra-competitive cyclist, the Norcom Straight 2.1 is a sleek, slender, and lightweight time trial / triathlon ebike. A high modulus C10 carbon frame and an aerodynamic frontend, the Norcom is built to deliver maximum comfort, control, and speed on the road. Its tyres are Vision TC55 carbon tubeless wheels. The BB86 shell and internal cable routing combine to deliver smoothness, aerodynamics, and ease of maintenance.
Aside from the fact that the Norcom was designed to be the fastest TT bike in its class, it’s also one of the most durable. The frame is a carbon-made beast, and a slew of high-end components help it to go the distance. The bike was also tested in a wind tunnel, and features a host of other gizmos to make it an octave above the competition.
Aside from being the most aerodynamic, the Norcom is also the most comfortable time trial bike in its class. Fuji’s TT / triathlon ebike is built with an aerodynamic frontend and a nifty internal cable routing system, which is a good way to shave weight off the front end. It also boasts a cleverly concealed brake system, and a cleverly designed clamp to ensure that the seat tube angle can range from 74 to 81 degrees. The BB86 shell isn’t the only innovation found on the Norcom; it also features a tame sized 50/34 crankset, and a hefty 54/42 11-speed cassette. The TT / triathlon ebike also boasts a full complement of TRP Aero TT V-brakes, Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, a flat mount disc brake caliper, and an Oval Concepts cockpit. It also features a rear mount gear / equipment storage compartment, and dual water bottle mounts in the aero front triangle.
Disc brakes are the latest addition to the Cannondale SuperSlice racing / time trial ebikes. These bikes are designed specifically for time trial racing. Cannondale has worked with a British clothing brand, Rapha, to develop a line of bikes with unique paintjobs. The company has also released details on how its bikes will be painted for the Tour de France this year.
Cannondale’s time trial bikes were first spotted at last year’s Tour de France. The new models feature a lower headset bearing and thin fork legs. The bike also has an inline front end. This means it is closer to an aero road bike than the original SuperSlice, which had a sloping top tube.
Inline front ends are common on time trial bikes. They improve aerodynamic flow and reduce rolling resistance. This type of frame is lightweight and versatile. It can be used as a non-drafting bike or a draft-legal one. The seatpost can be reversible, so it can cater to both setups.
The Cannondale SuperSlice time trial bike has a traditional seatpost position, but it is reshaped to deal with asymmetric forces. The rear end is also re-engineered, with a beefed up tube and a redesigned bottom bracket. The frame is constructed of carbon and weighs 18 pounds.
The bike also features SRAM RED disc brakes. The frame’s design is similar to the Cannondale SystemSix aero road bike. Despite the new model’s appearance, it’s not yet clear when it will be available.
Aside from the disc brakes, the bike features a more traditional frame and seatpost position. The seatstays appear to be more profiled than those of the SystemSix. The top tube appears to be slightly sloping and is deep, resembling the profile of the SuperSix.