Beneath the special paint, this pro bike hides a brand new SwiftCarbon aero road frame – the HyperVox Strolling the pits of the 2016 the Tour Down Under, the one bike that’s impossible to miss is Graeme ‘Brownie’ Brown’s custom-painted SwiftCarbon. The gold paint is there to commemorate the Drapac riders’ record 14 th Tour Down Under. However, beneath that trick paint is also the first sighting of Swift’s new aero road bike – the HyperVox.
Until now, SwiftCarbon has noticeably lacked an aero-road frame to serve the number of sprinters within the Pro-Continental Australian team. Welcome the HyperVox. The SwiftCarbon HyperVox
SwiftCarbon were previously never a firm believer in creating an aero road bike just to meet its competitors. However, demand from the team forced the South African brand to change its approach.
Speaking with SwiftCarbon’s marketing manager Neil Gardiner about the HyperVox – “we wanted to build a bike without the typical compromises of an aero bike. The brakes had to work, and our signature ride quality had to be there”.
The boss himself, Mark Blewett rode three versions of carbon prototypes of this bike, and according to Strava, he personally has over 500 hours on the frame. We’re […]