Like 2016, Olympic bronze medallist Henri Schoeman choice of bike for the 2017 season will be a new custom-painted Hypervox.
“It’s designed as an aero bike, which suits the kind of racing we do, but it’s actually pretty smooth too,” he said. “With the road surfaces we often have to ride on – like in Stockholm and Rio – you really don’t want to feel beaten up by your bike before the run. On the tight circuits you are constantly accelerating and braking so having a bike that handles well is so important, plus you want every watt going onto the road.”
The new bike features a Toray and Mitsubishi-Rayon composite matrix, tuned to be rigid around the head tube and BB area and compliant at the rear seat stays. Parts spec includes Shimano Dura Ace Di2 with Rotor cranks, Mavic wheels, Schwalbe tyres and some special CeramicSpeed parts and bearings. See full details below.
Frame: SwiftCarbon Hypervox size XS [Toray/Mitsubishi-Rayon composite matrix]
Shifting and braking: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 – 11-23T cassette
Cranks: Rotor 2INpower 170mm 53/39T
Parts: CeramicSpeed UFO chain, OSPW (oversized pulley wheel) system, BB and headset bearings.
Wheels: Mavic Cosmic Ultimate
Tyres: Schwalbe One Pro
Stem: Easton EC90 120mm
Bars: Zipp SL Contour 40cm
Saddle: Fizik Arione R1
Bottle cages: SwiftCarbon
BB to seat height: 710mm
Seat tip to bar centre: 520mm
Bar drop: 110mm
Schoeman has signed a 2-year partnership with the emerging bike brand. His 2017 season kicks off with ITU’s Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town, held at the V&A Waterfront.
Production Hypervox frames and complete builds are available on swiftcarbon.com