In our attempt to capture "free speed" in carbon road bicycle design, Litespeed created the principle of AeroLogic. AeroLogic is the incorporation of aerodynamic elements into frame design without the penalty of excess weight.
AeroLogic is not just another decal on the frame. It represents multiple years of thoughtful planning and development. During the summer of 2010, Litespeed's C-series aero road design was tested and validated in Charlotte's A2 wind tunnel. Furthermore, recent articles in mainstream magazines such as Triathlete Magazine have further confirmed that so-called Aero road bikes display a significant aerodynamic advantage over their non-aero, round tube counterparts.
There are several AeroLogic features incorporated into the design of each frame in the Litespeed Archon C-series.
Integrated seat mast (C1R model) has an aero trailing edge and is lighter in weight than traditional seat post and clamp
Adjustable aero seat post (C1,C3, and after market) is more aerodynamic than traditional round seat post
Unique shrouded water bottle mount
All tube cross sections are tuned to be functionally efficient and aero where possible
Morphed shaping of seat stays-functionally aero when possible
Proprietary carbon fork is bladed and bowed to allow clean airflow over front wheel
The bottom line is this-according to our time in the A2 wind tunnel, the styling of the C-series reduces the average aero wattage by over 20 watts, as compared to a standard, non-aero bike. That is a 16% advantage across all yaw angles. That translates into a huge savings in rider energy solely based on frame design.
That is the aerodynamic equivalent of adding an expensive, aero race wheel set. Minus the cost, of course...