For Triathletes Time Trialists there are a number of performance benefits to the Flaér Revo setup. For a start, the long hours training in the dark, through the winter in the salt and the slush can really take their toll on your training or winter bikes components, so keeping them in good working order is something you can leave to the Revo system. When your time is limited and you’re trying to fit in training between work and family life (normally in the small, dark hours of the day, sacrificing sleep to do so!), anything that makes going for your ride that little bit easier is a great benefit. No need to worry about lubing your chain or constantly cleaning, just let the Revo be like your on-board mechanic, keeping everything slick and smooth for you, whatever the weather, time of day or conditions.
On training rides, simply switch on and go. When you return, if you get a chance, simply pour some water over the transmission to clean and hit the boost button to re-lube. If you don’t get a chance, don’t worry, just do it next time you do. The Fluid layer will still wash away with ease taking any dirt with it. To see how easy it is to keep it clean, check out our cleaning video here.
On race days, you can switch on your Revo before the swim when you rack your bike in the transition area. The system will remain in sleep mode for up to 2 hours until it senses motion, re-activating as you leave T1 and get onto the bike. You can also hit the boost button to give your transmission a kick-start of Fluid when you set off to get you in a well lubricated state as soon as possible. When you come back into T2, simply rack your bike as usual. As soon as it is stationary it will drop back into sleep mode, shutting down totally after 2 hours of inactivity.
In terms of performance, a Revo system can give you a net performance gain (performance gain accounting for additional weight penalty) of 12 watts, which in a standard Olympic distance triathlon can result in the below improvements in your bike segment timing:
- 150watt average amateur rider input – 40k cycle – 2m 11s quicker bike time
- 250watt average elite rider input – 40k cycle – 1m 2s quicker bike time
Even if our system only provided you with a 2 watt advantage, as an amateur rider, this would still give you nearly a half a minute improvement on your bike time.
For those going long, a net performance gain (performance gain accounting for additional weight penalty) of 12 watts at Ironman distance can give you the below time advantages:
- 150watt average amateur rider input – 180k cycle – 9m 46s quicker bike time
- 250watt average elite rider input – 180k cycle – 4m 40s quicker bike time
These figures are pretty significant, equating to a 3% faster cycle time for an amateur and 1.7% faster time for a pro. We don’t know where else you can get this kind of a step change in your performance, especially at this price.
For a 70.3 half ironman distance event the below is possible:
- 150watt average amateur rider input – 90k cycle – 4m 53s quicker bike time
- 250watt average elite rider input – 90k cycle – 2m 20s quicker bike time
If you are already taking advantage of the excellent performance gains you can get from optimising your drive train with Ceramic Speed, Enduro or other brands ceramic component upgrades such as bottom brackets and Oversize Pulley Wheel (OSPW) Systems, there is still a big advantage to be gained. The performance gains we offer are in the drive chain and so are incremental, combining with the gains achieved from these other areas to optimise your ride further still, as well as giving you the additional advantage of a clean and easy to maintain transmission setup.