QR CD0.1 Tech
Triathletes won’t find a bike more suited to the challenges of triathlon than the 2012 Quintana Roo CD0.1. The CD0.1 gives athletes of all levels a true competitive edge by using wind as an advantage. Quintana Roo designers created the CD0.1 in the wind tunnel to achieve a groundbreaking bike Triathlete Magazine has called “the most innovative in the past decade from any brand.”
Twenty-five years ago, QR created the first tri-specific bike. Ever since, QR has pushed the envelope with forward-thinking designs that perform in the wind tunnel, but more importantly provide a measurable real-world advantage on the racecourse. QR SHIFT technology minimizes drag created by the drivetrain. QR’s exclusive 18mm offset down tube diverts concentrated, reconnected airflow off of the front wheel - away from the drive side - to the clean side of the bike. It makes perfect sense to use the clean side of the bike as a starting point for a frame design conversation. QR relishes the conversation that no other company is currently having: it’s about bike stability!
In the picture on the left, the green arrows show the direction of airflow separating, flowing, then reconnectin across the wheel. Note has the air is redirected to the non-drive or clean side of the bike once it reconnects. This is the real-world advantage of SHIFT technology.
Bicycles are asymmetrical objects. On the CD0.1, the diversion of the airflow to the non-drive side reduces drag from the drivetrain. This diverted airflow helps minimize side load from wind at wider YA angles. In wind tunnel tests, the side load data shows the CD0.1 with 50% more stability than the nearest competitor. The end result is that athletes spend less energy on steering correction and fighting wind gusts. In the diagram on the left, the green arrows show the direction of airflow separating, flowing, then reconnectin across the wheel. Note has the air is redirected to the non-drive or clean side of the bike once it reconnects. This is the real-world advantage of SHIFT technology.
Fast Talk from QR ~
Racer Q: Why hasn’t QR integrated the
front end of a bike with a bar-stem-aerobar combination like other “superbikes”
on the market?