LIVINGSTON, U.K. (BRAIN) — Scottish clothing brand Endura has launched a new collection of aero clothing and helmets developed with Drag2Zero, a company founded by noted aerodynamicist Simon Smart.
The collection makes use of innovative fabric surface textures, including printed silicone applications, to reduce air drag.
The items were developed with use of a windtunnel, with testing done at a variety of speeds and rider positions to make the clothing fastest in various applications.
The product line includes the D2Z Encapsulator Suit, optimized for WorldTour-level time trials. It features Endura’s Encapsulator pocket for race numbers. The pocket protects the delicate fabrics from damage caused by pins. The pocket’s translucent mesh allows race numbers to be clearly visible while retaining the breathability of the pocket area around the number.
The D2Z Roadsuit is optimized for road race positions and speeds and includes three rear pockets, while the D2Z Bibshort and Jersey offer similar performance in a two-piece outfit.
The line also includes the D2Z Aeroswitch helmet, which was designed for low drag and to minimize the negative effects of cross winds. It uses a Koroyd protective material and has a removable aero tail that can be removed for road race use.
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