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Redshift Sports' Switch Aero System

Switch the geometry of a traditional road bike into an aerodynamic triathlon speed machine in mere minutes

by Hans Aschim
on 18 June 2013

Ever considered getting into triathlons only to be deterred by the thought of adding a new bike to your quiver? The new Switch Aero System from Redshift Sports allows riders to transform any traditional road bike into an aerodynamic, tri-ready speed machine with just a few clicks—even during a ride—without fumbling for tools.


"All of the other products on the market for modifying traditional geometry to aero meant we had to abandon our original road setup," says co-founder Erik de Brun. "We wanted something we could switch back and forth easily." This innovative design means riders can easily switch between sports without committing to a new bike. The design of the system is simple, yet expertly executed.


The Switch Aero System utilizes just two pieces to completely alter a bike's geometry; aero bars attach to the original handlebars using a quick-release clamp similar those found on many bicycle hubs. Redshift's aero bars are the first of its kind in the industry, featuring patent-pending, entirely adjustable arm-pads and bars. Meanwhile, the dual-position seat-post moves the saddle slightly up and forward into an aero position to allow for optimal triathlon riding conditions—with a fuller leg extension and wider hip opening. When you're ready for a group ride, just pop off the aero bars and click the seat-post back for traditional road riding.

Check out the Switch Aero System's Kickstarter to get the first run of the design, priced at $225. Since Redshift met their goal so quickly, they've upped their fundraising goal to create a carbon fiber edition of the system, for an even lighter ride.

Images courtesy of Redshift Sports

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