Henri Schoeman unveils his new Hypervox

South African Henri Schoeman reveals his new ride, a custom painted SwiftCarbon Hypervox, for 2017

The new Hypervox

Like 2016, Olympic bronze medallist Henri Schoeman choice of bike for the 2017 season will be a new custom-painted Hypervox. 

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“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.”

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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.

The tech:

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

Tape: Ritchey

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. 

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Production Hypervox frames and complete builds are available on swiftcarbon.com