Following an enormous development program on the WX-R Olympic track bike, we wanted to apply the same level of detail to create the ultimate aluminium track frame set.
Development work in the wind tunnel shows us that rider position is a critical element in aerodynamics on the track, we have therefore developed two frame geometries one traditional and a further long reach geometry (available soon) specifically for when the rider is rotated to a more aerodynamic position to keep the bike legal for UCI bunch racing. By having a traditional and a long reach version we are able to place all riders into an aero position.
By creating geometries that put the rider into a forward biased, lower riding position we can minimise a riders total drag by reducing the frontal area and improving the air flow over and around the arms and shoulders. Our rear triangle has also been specifically developed to aid the lower part of the air flow through the riders legs, around the seat tube and over the rear wheel.
A huge performance factor on a track bike is also the frame stiffness, which allows efficient power delivery through the frame into the rear wheel. This has been achieved by exhaustive work with FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and in house rig testing allowing us to create a set of carefully shaped tube profiles which combine both very low levels of aerodynamic drag, and very high levels of mechanical stiffness, without compromising the weight of the frame.
We have exclusively designed and built our own extrusion tooling, to create these brand new high performance aluminium tube shapes, allowing us to create the optimised WX-R aluminium frame design that we set out to do. Combine this with our high stiffness, low weight carbon fork, and we believe we have ‘ticked every box.’
Without doubt the WX-R TA2.0 will be the most highly developed aluminium track frame currently made.
This UCI approved frameset has been designed to outperform all but the most expensive of Olympic track frames.
FRAME – WX-R hydroformed aero profile aluminium 6061 triple butted
FORK -CARBON FORK WITH 1 1/8TH ALI STEERER TUBE
HEADSET – FSA
REAR SPROKET – 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17T (options available)
WHEELSET – PRO 35TA
TYRES – CONTINENTIAL GRAND SPORT
CRANKS – MICHE PISTARD AIR 165MM
CHAINRINGS – 48/49 (options available)
CHAIN – MICHE
BOTTOM BRACKET – MICHE EVO MAX
COCKPIT – WX-R SUPER NARROW ALLOY SHORT DROP SPRINT BAR
HANDLEBAR TAPE – BLACK
SADDLE – Dependent on availability
FRAME SIZES – (XS), (S), (M), (ML), (ML-XST), (L), (L-XST), (XL)
COLOUR – BLACK/GREY
WEIGHT – 7.3KG
– Standard Build with Carbon Aero Seatpost £1699.00
– Standard Bike Build £1599.00
– Frame Set £ 799.00
This pricing is representative and can be customised to your requirements.
Images show standard build plus optional carbon wheelset & carbon track bar
Specs may vary, depending on availability