Parcours’ latest Chrono wheels offer a faster, smoother, more stable ride

Parcours have teamed up with leading research scientists to improve both aerodynamics and crosswind stability

Parcours Chrono
(Image credit: Parcours)

A modern cycling wheel has to do so much more than carry you across the tarmac. Whether you’re taking part in time trials, triathlons or longer road races, a wheel that’s optimised for aerodynamics, ride comfort, smoothness and stability can have a significant impact on your performance. That’s why leading brand Parcours have teamed up with top research scientists to ensure their latest generation of wheels and wheelsets get you to the finish line faster and fresher than ever before.

Parcours’ #thinkwider research project is a collaboration with scientist Dr Steve Faulkner and Nottingham Trent University’s sports engineering department. Their in-depth Aero Design Project showed that the aerodynamic forces experienced by your bike’s front and rear wheels are significantly different. In fact, they discovered that the “real world” yaw angle (the difference between a cyclist’s direction of travel and the relative wind vector*) differed by an average of 1.5 degrees between the front and rear wheels.

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