Argon18 unveiled its new track bike, the Electron Pro, which was designed in partnership with the Danish Cycling Federation to be ridden by the Danish National Track Team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this August.
“We are really happy with our partnership with the Danish Cycling Federation,” said Gervais Rioux, Argon18’s Founder and President. “Everybody’s contribution and the team’s expertise were crucial in delivering this project. The riders love their bikes, and that’s very important for us. Furthermore, this project also improves our track products offering and consolidates our status as innovative leaders. It’s an incredible platform for us.”
Team Denmark’s Lasse Norman Hansen, who won a medal at the London 2012 Olympics in the men’s omnium, had this to say about the new Electron Pro, “after only two laps on the test bike, I knew that this was the best track bike I had ever ridden.”
Hansen, along with his Stölting Service Group trade teammate, Rasmus Christian Quaade, will be riding for Team Denmark in their quest to win the team pursuit medal, and view the Electron Pro as the ideal bike to accomplish their feat.
“As a rider, being a part of the development of the bike has simply been fantastic. I feel involved and that gives a whole new feeling of commitment. I am confident that we will win medals in Rio,” said Quaade.
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The New Electron Pro: Quick as a Flash
Canadian high-end bike manufacturer Argon 18 unveils the official bike of the Danish Track Cycling Team for the upcoming Summer Olympics, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro from August 5 to August 21, 2016.
A jewel of innovation, know-how and state-of-the-art technology, the Electron Pro is the perfect blend between aerodynamics and stiffness. It’s the quintessence of track cycling. The objective? Deliver the fastest and the strongest track bike ever seen to help the riders in their quest for Gold.
Faster and Stiffer than Ever
Based on an applied methodology and an evolutionary research and development process, the Electron Pro was developed in a collaborative effort between Argon 18’s R&D team and the Danish Cycling Federation. Finite element analysis (FEA) was then used to simulate stiffness, and CFD analysis (Computational Fluid Dynamics) were used to gather complex aerodynamic data from 3D shapes.
In all, a total of 253 geometrical simulations in FEA and CFD were tested, which allowed the testing of shapes and relationships at critical points all over the bike. Looking to maintain the best possible ratio between drag area (CDA) and deflection under load, the prototype quickly evolved.
The result is a fast, stiff and light bike, which design is elegant and aggressive:
“As a rider, being a part of the development of the bike has simply been fantastic. I feel involved and that gives a whole new feeling of commitment. I am confident that we will win medals in Rio.”
–Rasmus Quaade, 2-time Danish National Champion, anchorman and most experienced rider.
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