A triathlon bike with no fork
CEEPO International Ltd.
Triathlon bikes have been gradually optimised until have reached “peak aero”, where all the top bikes have similar drag. Ceepo has fought back with radical innovation. The Shadow-R is revolutionary in 3 different ways: 1.Sidefork - normal bike forks protrude either side of the wheel, into the airflow. Ceepo has turned the fork sideways, so one fork leg is in front of the wheel, shielding the counter-rotating wheel top from the air. 2.No leading edges - every part of the Shadow-R frame is in the wind-shadow of something else. From the fork back, the Shadow-R is invisible to the wind from almost any angle. 3.Central beam - all the bike’s components are arranged in one continuous, strong beam.
Every detail of the Ceepo Shadow-R has been designed with aerodynamics in mind. The result is a unique design that makes this triathlon bike a real eye-catcher. You actually have to get within a few metres of the bike to notice that it has any spokes or even a fork at all.