Team NetApp – Endura co-sponsor Fuji bikes will debut their new aero road bike at the Tour de France. The bike, named the Transonic, was engineered in the wind tunnel to optimize the aerodynamics and underwent FEA analysis to shape the frame to maximize stiffness. It owes many of its other rider-friendly characteristics to the riders and mechanics of NetApp-Endura – features such as fully internal cable routing including an internal Di2 battery, direct-mount Shimano brakes, and press-fit BB30. The bike’s head tube angle and fork offset were carefully chosen to be within the optimal range of trail to ensure stable steering and confidence-inspiring handling.
“We are fortunate that we as a team contributed to the development of Fuji’s new bike on various stages. The Transonic will be a big success for Fuji and us as a team, as it delivers the perfect compromise of aerodynamic, comfort and stiffness. Our riders report back that this is one of the best bikes they ever raced and we are happy to prove its excellence at the most demanding cycling race possible – the Tour de France”, Ralph Denk, Team Manager of Team NetApp – Endura, praises the newest addition to the Fuji product line.
“We’re proud to launch our new aero road bike not only at the most prestigious event in our sport, but with NetApp-Endura. The team’s input throughout the entire process was key to its development. The riders wanted an aero bike, of course, but they also wanted a bike that had excellent stiffness and unwavering control on descents, in tight turns and in cross-winds. And, the mechanics wanted a world-class bike that was easy to work on,” said Senior Fuji Product Manager Steve Fairchild. “With its superior stiffness-to-weight ratio, power transfer, stability, and steering precision, as well as brakes positioned on the seatstays rather than under the bottom bracket, we feel the Transonic delivered,” he added.