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Endura Drag2Zero with SST

So fast it's #BannedByTheUCI

Ride faster than the UCI allows
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Graeme Obree & D2Z Aero

#BannedByTheUCI

When speed is your life, your passion, your reason to ride, every detail matters. It’s why we’ve created the new Endura Drag2Zero® Aero collection, with aerodynamicist Simon Smart.

As our Surface Silicone Topography joins the long list of innovative products to be outlawed by cycling's governing body, we asked Graeme Obree, Endura's Disruptor in Chief, to take a look at some of the other designs to have fallen foul of the UCI's whims.

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#AlwaysFastest - Whatever your speed.

When speed is your life, your passion, your reason to ride, every detail matters. It’s why we’ve created the new Endura Drag2Zero® Aero collection, with aerodynamicist Simon Smart.

Utilised in team kits for Movistar Team and Bigla Team and also in Bridie O’Donnell and Vittoria Bussi’s Hour Record breaking skinsuits, our innovative use of 3D silicone chevrons was simply too fast for the sport’s governing body. SST joined a long list of technological innovations to have fallen foul of the UCI in March 2019.

D2Z Aero Collection Why has it been banned?

Aero Technologies - SST™

Surface Silicone Topography

This exclusive, patent pending technology has been developed by Endura in close collaboration with Simon Smart of Drag2Zero® and validated by the world’s top road riders on the UCI WorldTour until its ban from UCI sanctioned races in March 2019. SST™ is the result of years of R & D, studying airflow in wind tunnel in conjunction with the development of ground breaking new production methods to bring theoretical ideas to real world riding. Strategically positioned 3D chevrons positively affect airflow around the body, reducing drag at the speeds relevant to the target rider.

D2Z Encapsulator Suit (with SST)

The flagship piece of Endura’s Aero collection, the Encapsulator Suit™ represents the pinnacle of aerodynamic cycle-wear for the rider who is obsessed with speed. Using Drag2Zero’s (D2Z) cutting edge technology the skin suit has been proven on multiple UCI WorldTour races, delivering podium finishes for our pro teams, Movistar Team and Bigla. On the track the suit has helped Alex Dowsett, Bridie O’Donnell and Vittoria Bussi break the UCI Hour Records and leave their mark in cycling history.

Over 80 different skin suits have been created, tested and remastered to reach the point where we are finally content to release it to the wider market. Optimised for speeds over 45kph and in a TT position, the Encapsulator Suit™ is the go-to piece for any time trial rider looking to reach a new level.

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D2Z Aeroswitch Helmet

Developed with the goal of being the fastest in the world, testing of the Aeroswitch helmet against its rivals shows incredibly positive results. Extensive cfd modelling, wind tunnel prototype testing and a vast knowledge of experience have helped determine a profile which is not only exceptionally aerodynamic in direct airflow but also minimises the negative effects experienced as yaw angles increase. The full Koroyd® core provides market leading impact absorption. Koroyd’s tubular construction also keeps weight to a minimum and improves cooling over traditional aero helmets.

The Aeroswitch’s name hints at its hidden feature of a patent pending detachable aero tail which clips off to create a shorter, more open road aero helmet. Large front vents achieve an increased airflow, while the one-hand micro-adjustment fit system lets you adjust the fit easily.

D2Z Aeroswitch Helmet D2Z Collection

Vittoria Bussi

Track

A world class athlete and a Doctor of Pure Mathematics. The Italian’s maverick, self funded attempt on the UCI Hour Record saw her break the record at the Aguascalientes Bicentenary Velodrome in autumn 2018 in the latest version of our D2Z Encapsulator Suit SST.

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Custom... Design your Own Kit

Endura Custom - Made in Scotland

Endura’s Scottish production department is the whirring heart of the company and has been since 1993. The #EnduraCustom team, based at our head office in Scotland, work with clubs across the globe to create the finest cycling and triathlon kits utilising the same cutting edge production facilities used for the men and women in the WorldTour. The D2Z Triathlon Skinsuits are available in the custom range.

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Pro SL Collection

Developed with Movistar Team

Garment technologies developed by Endura for the most demanding races in professional cycling are available to cyclists who ride only for passion in our flagship road collection - Pro SL.

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Endura - 25 Years of Speed

#25yearsofspeed

Creative sessions with Graeme Obree and high-performance partnerships with Movistar Team and Drag2Zero are only the latest developments in Endura's 25 years of speed. The future is bright for the mavericks of Livingston.

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