Simon’s Aero Road

Simon’s Aero Road

For Simon’s second bike, he asked me to build him an aero road, along similar lines to this bike. I made custom forming tools to ovalise the headtube in the middle to reduce the frontal area. We settled on using a tapered Columbus fork, with a Cane Creek headset mating the two together.

The rear of the bike is similar to a TT build, with an ovalised seatmast (with custom adjustable cap), rear wheel cutout and dropped seatstays. There are direct mount bosses under the chainstay for the EE brake. The Paragon rear dropouts are angled slightly rearward to make it easier to drop the rear wheel out without having the tire jam against the brake.

SRAM eTap means no gear cable routing required, so we just have the rear brake cable running internally through the downtube. An FSA Plasma stem/bar combo keeps the aero theme up front.

Simon was keen to try out ceramic coating for this frame, which in theory should provide a very robust finish. This was applied by Custom Powderworks, with the accent blue color being matched by Colorworks who painted the fork and bar/stem. Final complete weight as shown is a hair under 17lbs.

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  1. A work of art. Stunning.

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