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Endura D2Z Aero Collection claims step change in fabrics and aero efficiency

D2Z Encapsulator Suit and D2Z Helmet - side view

Endura and Drag2Zero have launched their collaborative Endura D2Z Aero Collection to the public. According to a release from Endura, ‘The collection contains the world’s most advanced aero clothing and helmet, developed by the Scottish cycle wear experts in cooperation with leading aerodynamicist Simon Smart of Drag2Zero at the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 wind tunnel in Brackley, Northamptonshire.’

Endura’s relationship with former F1 aerodynamicist Simon Smart is long-established. Their earlier collaborations helped Alex Dowsett to break the World Hour Record in 2015, and Movistar Team to claim victories in professional cycling’s elite UCI WorldTour. Their latest project is a collection that claims to change the game for aerodynamic kit, with suits, jerseys and bibshorts ‘faster than their competitors’ across a range of speeds and an aero helmet that leaves the flagship aero helmets of six leading brands behind.’

“You have to specialise in the thing that you’re good at,” Simon Smart explained. “Ours is aerodynamics, so it made sense to partner with Endura, who are so far down the road with textiles, having built up an amazing resource in Scotland with their prototyping and manufacturing facility, which seems second to none.”

Rapid prototyping, in a real sense, rather than 3D printing, has underpinned the speed of development.

Smart added, “That seemed to be the big difference with Endura, compared to a lot of brands. They are so agile and able to turn around prototypes really quickly. We’ve just been able to chip away at the development process by making garments and testing them on a regular basis.”

Endura Drag2Zero Aero Products

  • D2Z Encapsulator Suit
    D2Z Roadsuit
    D2Z Bibshort and Jersey
    D2Z Aeroswitch Helmet

www.endurasport.com

 

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