By a large margin, your body is the largest contributor to wind resistance. After the body, largest contributors will be the wheels and the handlebar coming in 3rd.
Rim profiles between 40 and 50 mm have proven to be the sweetspot on most riding scenarios striking a perfect balance between aerodinamics and weight savings for the ultimate advantage.
An aerodinamic rim profile will help reduce drag at high speeds but may add a couple hundred grams over pure climbing rims.
Are they worth it for you? Probably. Studies have shown that wind resistance overshadows weight by a factor of 60:1 on leveled ground.
Well known for their high quality standards and wide range of products, Shimano is the perfect partner to have at Bravo. We have chosen Ultegra and 105 out of their lineup for offering the most bang for your buck.
We are talking about professional level performance with only a slight weight penalty and a massive price discount.
optimized for safety and reliability
The ceramics bearings in the ULTEGRA groupset (vs steel on the 105) helps reduce approximately 10% of the friction while riding which also helps on its wear and tear capabilities.
Ultegra groupset will be lighter and more efficient than 105. We recommend it for riders looking for the ultimate performance.
Computationalfluid dinamics has proved Aerodinamic handlebars can reach a reduction in drag coefficient of over 50% compared to traditional round handlebar.
Brushed is a classic look that can be very appealing to the eye. It can be refinished many years down the road to make your bike look like new again.
Sand Blast will give a matte finish. It is very durable and offers great contrast for most anodized colors. It pairs wonderfully with out anodization techniques.
Titanium is a one of a kind metal that can be anodized to a wide range of colors by applying an electrical current through its surface.
The resulting finish is a very thin, albeit very hard, shiny coating that will glimmer and change colors underdifferent lighting conditions.