Equipment

Specialized Tarmac

The Hope Carbon 45 Tub - Mono Aero

The Hope Carbon 45 Tub - Mono Aero wheelset is a high performance carbon road wheelset. This wheelset is ideal for year round riding, providing lightweight yet durable performance. The Hope Carbon 45 Tub - Mono Aero wheelsets are handbuilt by Hope to the highest standards as you'd expect from a legendary manufacturer like Hope.

Q-Rings/QXL

Optimize your pedalling

Q-Rings make better use of your strongest muscles

The muscles recruited during pedalling, their relative strength during pedalling and the torque produced as a crankset rotates are shown in the figures below. From these graphs, it is clear that a round chainrings’ constant level of resistance interferes with optimal pedalling dynamics.

A Q-Ring gives a silky-smooth “perfect spin” by smoothening out torque variations and making better use of your strongest muscles, visible in the smoother and fuller Graphs to the right: “Round ring vs. Q-Ring spinscan”

Ride faster

Peer reviewed scientific studies

Peer-reviewed scientific research has shown that Q-Rings offer a clear increase in performance compared to round chainrings. Elite level cyclists saw a 1,6 sec advantage in a 1KM TT study, generating 27W more power. For comparison, 60mm aero wheels often claim 1,5-1,8 sec/km and 16W savings.

What does this mean when you’re riding? You will discover increased endurance, realize explosive sprints and see a newfound tenacity in climbs. You will find that you can stick with the hardcore group that usually drops you. You will become an improved version of yourself, ready to set new PR’s and discover a new depth of performance. Triathletes will notice reduced strain in the bike split and better run split performance.

Powermeters-INpower

ROTOR introduces multi-discipline power meter

IN the future, all high-end cranks will feature a power meter INside

Due to its position inside the frame, INpower is available in any 30mm ROTOR crank for MTB, road, and triathlon/TT, which affords mountain bikers, 'cross racers, and triathletes the same pursuit of physiological gains historically enjoyed by road cyclists. With a nod toward ROTOR's flagship Q-Rings, INpower features TORQUE 360 and Optimum Chainring Angle (OCA) pedal analysis, which help cyclists precisely and accurately assess force variations in their pedal stroke. TORQUE 360 and OCA values enable cyclists to orient their Q-Rings around their distinct pedaling characteristics in order to take advantage of their most productive zone.

"We wanted to create a power meter that overcame current trends in power meter technology and could be transferred to other disciplines," said Pablo Carrasco, head of research and development at ROTOR and INpower's inventor. "At the same time we wanted to leverage the benefits of Q-Rings and build a sophisticated power meter that's fairly simple to use compared with other power meters out there."

INnovative features and INtelligent metrics

INpower uses a standard AA battery and is equipped with the UBB30 axle system, a 30 mm diameter axle that is compatible with almost all standard frames in the market. Because INpower measures data in the left leg, cyclists who already own a current set of ROTOR cranks have the option to purchase only the left crank arm and install it themselves with the help of a downloadable multi-lingual user's manual. Because it's centered in the crank axle, INpower achieves cleaner data transfer and greater accuracy via ANT+™ protocol without succumbing to interruptions and temperature fluctuations. Sophisticated metrics like Torque Effectiveness and Pedal Smoothness determine total torque versus positive torque and average power versus maximum power respectively.