All-new Parcours #thinkwider aero range: faster, smoother, more stable

Designed and optimised for running with a 28mm tyre, our #thinkwider aero range will deliver you to the finish line faster and fresher than ever before.

All three models have been designed from the ground up using #thinkwider technology, developed following the results of in-depth scientific studies carried out in association with the Sports Engineering department at Nottingham Trent University and Dr Steve Faulkner. This revolutionary research showed that the Real-World Yaw angles - the angle between a cyclist’s direction of motion and the relative wind vector - experienced by the front and rear wheel are consistently different by an average of 1.5 degrees, giving rise to the engineering of differential profiles for the front/rear rims. The front, U-shaped, blunt rim design provides optimal aerodynamics at the higher yaw angles observed at the front wheel, while having the added benefit of enhancing cross wind stability. The rear, V-shaped, sharper rim profile is used to optimise aerodynamics at the lower yaw angles it would experience. 

Offering a fusion of speed and stability, and race proven by Parcours athletes, the new Chrono wheelset (68.6mm front, 75.7mm rear) is an extremely versatile race day wheelset option for triathletes, time trialists, or road racers. Maintaining the class-leading aerodynamics of the previous generation wheelset, the new Chrono offers an improvement of over 17% in way of crosswind stability when compared with the previous iteration, achieved thanks to #thinkwider technology. Aerodynamically optimised around a 28mm tyre, the Chrono wheelset is also tubeless-ready and disc-brake specific to accompany a wider rim profile. 

Offering maximum aerodynamic benefit while maintaining handling stability, the Chrono Max (83.6mm deep), is Parcours’ fastest ever front wheel. Developed specifically for a 28mm tyre, the Chrono Max is also tubeless-ready and disc-brake specific. Saving over 4W versus Parcours’ previous generation front wheel, the Chrono Max handles like a shallower rim profile thanks to the #thinkwider technology, allowing it to maintain the handling stability of the older 77mm model, despite the extra rim depth and increased straight-line speed. This makes it the perfect option for the athlete seeking outright performance and speed, without compromise. 

Alongside this, we are also launching the first full carbon rear disc wheel to be truly optimised for wide tyres, the new Disc2. With an internal rim width of 22.5mm, the Disc2 rear wheel can also be run with a tyre up to 30mm wide with no aerodynamic penalty. The Disc2 saves over 120g over our previous disc wheel, making it the ideal choice for riders wanting to maximise their aerodynamic capabilities.

Check out our #thinkwider aero range - available and in stock now! 

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