Javelin’s Wing-Shaped, John Cobb Designed Aero Front Hub, Plus a New Road Frame
Javelin just sent over some photos of their crazy looking new Zero front hub. As the photo suggests, it’s carbon fiber and wing shaped. The wing is fixed in position, presumably by clamping the hub with the (carbon fiber!) quick release once you have the wing where you want it…we’re double checking with them on how to set it up and will update.
The design comes from aerodynamics go-to guy John Cobb (search “john cobb” to see some of his other cycling related projects) and is patented in the U.S. The design is available in both 18 and 20 spoke configurations and ready to be built up with your favorite spokes and rims.
But wait, there’s more! Like their very nice looking, honey-combed Cortina Evo carbon road bike frame. Check it out after the break…
This photo doesn’t blow up much bigger, but it’s the best we’ve got at the moment.
The 2011 Javelin Cortina Evo is their new road bike with Kevlar-impregnated, corrugated honeycomb™ carbon fiber matrix tubing. Javelin says it’s an exceptionally fast and stiff competition machine. The icing on the honeycomb is that it’s made in Italy and super lightweight: sub-850g!
It has a BB30 bottom bracket for a lighter, stiffer, narrower crank/bottom bracket. Yours probably won’t be blurry.
The front end has a tapered headtube, and the backside has something called a dynamic rear end for superb power transfer. Full custom sizing and geometry is available as part of their Riserva program, and comes in 47 cm, 50 cm, 53 cm, 55 cm and 60 cm stock sizes.