Twinblade
BY MARCO GENOVESE
FOR WILIER TRIESTINA
Before Twinblade the wind represented an adversary to be overcome, now it has become an ally. This change in perspective is due to Twin Fork, the front forks: the designers looked not only at the frontal air penetration, but also at what happens to the air afterwards. The two constituent elements of the fork are called “flow stabilizers”: their particular profile creates the effect of cancelling out air turbulence, sending the air on its way in a linear trajectory. Twin Fork’s other great quality is the rigidity that it gives to the whole front section of the bike: the fork forms a single rigid section with the handlebar, thus eliminating the micro-flexing that results from the level of inherent flexibility in the materials and thickness of a traditional frame/connection/handlebar style. The brakes are completely concealed from the frontal air effect: the front brake is incorporated into the fork profile, the rear brake is located under the chain stay and concealed by a carbon-fibre shell that contains all the cabling. The vertical mounted wheel dropouts guarantee optimum adjustment and a simple wheel extraction and removal. Even the seat post clamp is completely neutral from the aerodynamic point of view. Locking is achieved by a wedge block integrated in the frame and flush within it.
Twinblade
by Marco Genovese
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Name
Twinblade
Type
Time trial and Triathlon bicycle
CLIENT
WILIER TRIESTINA
DESIGNER
MARCO GENOVESE
MATERIALS
Composite materials reinforced with carbon fibre: M46J, T300, M60J. Series 6000 and 7000 aluminium alloys, in particular: 6061, 6082, 7075, 7005.
technologies
Hot press forming, forging, mechanical CNC chipless machining.
WEIGHT
7,2 kg
DIMENSIONS
166.7 (l) x 55 (w) x 89.7 (h) cm
PATENT
Patent request number V2011A000152 (for Twin Fork), applied for on June 9th 2011.
Company Contacts
Wilier Triestina
36028 Rossano Veneto (VI) - IT
TEL. +39 0424540442
www.wilier.it
Designer Contacts
Marco Genovese
www.eurocompositi.com

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