Storck, the German brand known for some rather lightweight production road bikes and innovative brake integration, has slipped into the aero road bike game with their new Aernario 1.0.
At first glance, it doesn’t jump out as an aero bike, and for many riders, that’s likely a big plus. Tube shapes are a triangular aero shape that has a decidedly blunter leading edge than most at first glance, but if you cut it on the horizontal plane, it would be much more tear drop shaped. And Storck’s rep says it’s very stiff.
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The downtube shape is like a rounded triangle if you’re cutting it perpendicular to the the tube, but slice it as the wind sees it and it’s a different story. This basic tube shape carries over to the rest of the bike, too.
The new Aero 2 is a more basic TT bike that does away with their frame integrated brakes and gets a standard fork.
It’s both electronic and mechanical shifting ready. In fact, across the line, All 2013 bikes will be both electronic and mechanical compatible and get PF BBs.
Price is half the Aero, coming in at €3,999 for the frameset (post, headset, frame and fork). Frameset weight is as low as 2,690g.
Fascenario 0.6 won the Eurobike racing bike award and has been built up as light as 12lbs. Has frame-integrated brakes and includes THM’s carbon Power Arms crankset and THM Scapula fork. Frameset with fork and headset is 1,750g.
The Rebel Seven is a new 27.5/650B mountain bike hardtail that comes in at 1,090g.
It borrows some of the tube shaping lessons they learned about frame stiffness developing the Aernario, so it gets a subtly aero cross section, but mainly focused on power transfer. It follows the prior introduction of the Rebel Nine 29er.
The alloy Zero2Nine hardtail gets a thick set of stays matched to a rectangular downtube that goes from taller to wider as it goes from the headtube to the downtube.
Both seat- and chain stays are flattened a bit in the middle to provide a bit of comfort.