The Science of Speed

AeroLab’s high-speed data acquisition and data processing provides unparalleled accuracy, enabling athletes and engineers to gain a better understanding of the environmental conditions and their influence on aerodynamics.

AeroLab Technology processes over 5000 points every second in order to provide real-time measurements of:

  • aerodynamic drag,
  • coefficient of drag area (CdA),
  • coefficient of rolling resistance (Crr),
  • wind speed,
  • wind yaw angle,
  • wind gusts/acceleration,
  • drivetrain loss estimations and more.

Cutting-edge proprietary algorithms adjust to rider behaviour and adapt to changing environmental conditions, including road surface, body position, rider weight, wind direction & speed, and more.

The self-contained system is compact, water resistant and automatically connects to your mobile device. All data is captured and saved for download & future use by athletes, coaches, and engineers. From changing road surface conditions, to dynamic movement of the rider, from power losses during climbs and descents to power gains of drafting, there is limitless potential for the end user.

AeroLab’s Patent-Pending Technology

As passionate riders and racers we all know the moment everything is working in unison. You are cutting through the air as the road blurs below your feet, validating every watt of power your legs are transmitting to the road. In a perfect world, every watt of energy put into the pedals should translate into optimal road performance. At AeroLab, it is our goal to make your world perfect.

AeroLab’s aerodynamic sensor enables riders to make critical decisions for optimizing their performance. What equipment is best for a given race? What tires and pressure is best for my race wheels? Will a disc wheel really be faster? Why am I slower on the second half of my race but my power was higher?

The aerodynamic performance of frames, wheels, helmets and other equipment changes significantly with environmental conditions and is also rider dependent. It is a commonly accepted statistic that a rider comprises 75-90% of the resistance experienced. AeroLab’s sensor can be used to test and log changes to your equipment and body position. Let our algorithms run race course simulations and determine the best combination of equipment to use on race day.

AeroLab is currently working with athletes and coaches to convert the sensor to be user- friendly without sacrificing accuracy. The same data currently being provided to industry-leading designers and manufacturers will soon be helping you be the best rider you can possibly be.

Recent News

Chris Morton, AeroLab’s co-founder and VP of Engineering & Product Development, recently chatted with the fine folks at Flo Cycling and the Endurance Innovation Podcast about AeroLab’s sensor. Have a listen below:

AeroLab is Hiring

Founded in 2016, our team of engineers, programmers, designers & marketers have worked to bring AeroLab to the forefront of the cycling industry.

We will continue to work relentlessly to become the standard in aerodynamics technology for sports, and we’re looking to fill the following roles:

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