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Scotland based clothing brand has released new aerodynamic clothing and a helmet that has been designed in conjunction with the Formula One aerodynamacist and engineer Simon Smart to be the fastest ever. | Subscribe to Cycling Weekly here:

Previously only available to pro athletes, Endura has finally released the Encapsulator skinsuit to the public, alongside a road race version, with pockets and the new Aeroswitch helmet.

The suit was notably worn by the Movistar Team and by Alex Dowsett in his successful Hour Record attempt. The Aeroswitch helmet was first seen at Eurobike.

According to Endura, “the new aero collection is faster, more slippery and yields greater watt savings than its best performing competitors.”

Working in conjunction with the aerodynamacist Simon Smart and his company Drag2Zero, Endura has used a thorough combination of rapid prototyping, computational fluid dynamics, wind tunnel and real world data capture to optimise the products.

Crucially, Drag2Zero claims to have developed the new clothing and helmet to be aerodynamic across a range of speeds.

This may sound obvious, but to date many products have only been aerodynamically tested at set speeds, typically 45 or 50kph.

This can result in bikes or equipment possessing an aerodynamic sweetspot at these speeds, however it also means that the fastest skinsuit at 50kph may not be the fastest suit at 30kph.

By developing products to exhibit low drag across a range of velocities, Endura claims it can make riders faster across a broader range of speeds, but also produce clothing that is beneficial to amateurs and pros alike.


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