What the tech & media communities are saying about aerodynamics
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Triathlon Consumers Educated and Tech Hungry for Equipment
“For all amateur triathletes is $126,000/yr according to USA Triathlon, the largest multisport organization in the world. World Triathlon Group, the organizers of the Ironman races, conducted a survey in 2015 on this subset of triathletes and found that their average income is double the average of general triathlon participants at $247,000/yr.”
NASA iTech Top 25 Disruptive Technologies
NASA’s iTech initiative operates within the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) to encourage innovations that could provide unique solutions on Earth and in Space. From the more than 500 submissions globally, AeroLab Technology was the only Canadian tech company.
Changing the Aerodynamic Athlete Game
Ray Maker, a technology sports blogger and keynote industry speaker at several leading industry events, provides an overview on AeroLab’s technology and the industry at EuroBike.
Public White Paper: Technical Overview v1.1
For the aerodynamic design of cycling products, it is critical to understand how wind tunnel experimental measurements and computational fluid dynamics simulations translate to real-world environmental conditions. This document serves as an introduction and overview of AeroLab Tech sensor devices.
Garmin’s Multi-million Dollar Investment in Aero-Testing Technology for Cycling
“Our innovative TAS is a cutting-edge technology that allows real-time testing of aerodynamic efficiency while you’re riding. The system allows us to measure your coefficient of drag (CdA) as you ride, and it enables us to conclusively determine the optimal position and equipment combination for you and your bike — ultimately improving your performance.”
Calgary Tech Company Hitting Global Stage
Calgary’s Business catches up with AeroLab CEO at Inventures conference to discuss what AeroLab is about, growth plans and if Calgary can change to support a technology community.
CyclingTips.com editor James Huang checks out AeroLab at EuroBike: “Two sensors at the front of the device continuously measure wind angle in order to get accurate drag measurements. I don’t expect this device to become available to consumers in the near future, though. Instead, I would almost guarantee that a bigger company (Quarq seems like the most likely candidate) would purchase or license the technology, and then they would bring it to market.”
Cycling is Replacing Golf as the Sport that Facilitates Business
“Real go-getters are cycling, entering triathlons and competing in Ironman competitions. If you are sceptical about whether Lycra is the new Pringle, look no further than the $130bn Verizon-Vodafone deal in which chief executives Lowell McAdam and Vittorio Colao thrashed out terms while riding bikes.”
SRAM, the high-tech bicycle components company, raked in $700 million last year and is up 15%
CEO Stan Day told Business Insider that SRAM’s product innovation was the driver of its success. It was awarded 16 patents last year alone.
Shimano has about $2 billion in sales in the bike industry.
AeroLab & Long-range UAVs
ICARUS, one of Canada’s leading aviation, structural and aerospace engineering organizations, possesses extensive expertise and support in aircraft design, structures & stress, and powertrain systems. Their joint venture with AeroLab will enable increased autonomous stability, efficiency, range, and be used extensively in design validation in flight testing. The project wouldn’t be possible without the support of Alberta Innovates.
DC Rainmaker: AeroLab Tech’s Aerodynamic Sensors
For years, aerodynamic sensors and testing facilities for cycling have been appropriated to not just the pointy end of the pack, but the absolute tip of that pointy end. The cost for a mere hour of wind tunnel time is as much as a power meter, and that excludes the travel costs required to get to but a handful of centers around the world – or that they recommend two hours of time. Even in the most time-optimized test setup, iterations in a wind tunnel take lots of time.
Road Cycling Market Goes Aero
Top bike manufacturers design lighter, comfier and faster bikes than ever before.
The new S-Works Venge is a little more real-world than its predecessor, and it’s faster and lighter than ever. Specialized won’t say how much faster, but the brand does claim to have shaved 240g off the frame and added around 40-50% more compliance compared to the ViAs, although the Tarmac is still more comfortable.
DC Rainmaker Talks Technical
“I last tested it in the fall, but wanted to catch-up with the folks at Eurobike to see where things stand. I cover the consumer plans, coaching plans, and their industry plans.”
“AeroLab is the one that’s released the most data on their unit with the most white papers around it. Their tech blog has plenty of interesting tidbits to read.”
Slowtwitch Forum: Aerodynamic Testing 3.0
The next level for wind-tunnel aerodynamic testing may be no wind tunnel!
Canadian Start-Up AeroLab has been working on some ground-breaking technology that would eliminate the need to go to the wind tunnel to test gear, positions and other details…
The new frontier of personal aerodynamic measurement could bring the wind tunnel to your home. You’ve probably heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: Roughly 80 percent of the power you expend on your bike is spent pushing through the air. If you want to go fast, the best way to do it is to have a comfortable, sustainable, and aerodynamic bike position.
Eurobike Roundup: Notio, AeroLab, AeroPod, Swiss Side & Others
Big names in the sport and performance cycling industry get on board with commercializing real-time aerodynamics. this includes Argon 18 well know for their world team bikes and Garmin.
AeroLab Patent Filing Goes Public
The AeroLab management team competes global patent filing applications to include Taiwan and other countries to protect future growth and other opportunities.
Zipp 454 & 858: Real-world Aerodynamics
SRAM’s Zipp divison applies real world aerodynamics to increase riders performance, speed and handling.
Zipp’s new 454 NSW Carbon Clincher is radical by design, evolutionary by nature. The result of SRAM’s natural design process is adaptation: new shapes and forms that achieve a higher degree of efficiency and control.
Triathlon Market Over One Billion Dollars Annually
This statistic shows the number of participants in triathlons in the United States in 2017, there were approximately 4.04 million participants in triathlons in the U.S. Global figures increase to 8.02 million with the European market incorporated into the study.
Early Look: AeroLab Tech’s Aerodynamic Sensors
The reason a product like AeroLab exists is because when you go and test in a wind tunnel you quickly realize that slightly more aerodynamic body position changes are in many cases the difference between having your finger a mere centimeter in one direction. The challenge then becomes how to memorize that position after just a few minutes in, say, February, and transfer that all the way to your race in August.”