- - The Latest Incarnation of the Hope-Lotus HBT Track Bike Revealed

The Latest Incarnation of the Hope-Lotus HBT Track Bike Revealed

The latest incarnation of the Hope-Lotus HBT track bike was revealed today, featuring a newly developed split seatpost, ribbed fork and aero-enhanced handlebars, as well as a revamped, 3D-printed Renishaw titanium crank.

Aptly dubbed the Hope HBT Paris, the new track bike will be ridden by British Cycling at this summer’s  Paris Olympics. Meanwhile, top-level British riders have been testing the bike both on the track and in the wind tunnel, to optimize the fork and handlebar ahead of the Games.

Stephen Park CBE, Performance Director for the Great Britain Cycling Team says, “British Cycling has a long and renowned history of being a world leader in bike technology, and we are continuing to break new ground when it comes to the speed, efficiency and innovation of track bikes. For the Paris track bike, the team has continued to look to new and innovative solutions to deliver this impressive machine, which we believe will give our riders the best possible platform to succeed at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.”

Richard Hill, Chief Aerodynamicist at Lotus explains, “Lotus is proud to continue working with British Cycling, Hope Technology and Renishaw in offering unrivaled engineering expertise to produce the most efficient and beautiful bike to support our national team. We’re extremely excited to have played a part once again to continue pushing innovation in the pursuit of performance delivering efficiencies to give British track riders the best possible opportunity for success. We wish the team all the very best for Paris.”

Ben Collins, Lead Additive Manufacturing Application Engineer at Renishaw adds, “We have been able to refine the design even further and showcase how additive manufacturing can deliver strong, yet lightweight parts for cycling, while demonstrating these benefits to other industries. Our aim for this Olympic bike is to push the boundaries with AM technology further, whilst still achieving high-performance components that are tailored to the riders and meet Olympic requirements for strength and weight.”

The Hope-Lotus HBT Paris comes with two different setups, with TT-style extensions for the pursuit, and drop handlebars for other races. There’s currently no word on pricing and availability for the public.

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