Go Faster - Anywhere:
An aero adventure bike? Yes, really!
"Why is aerodynamics important on allroad (tarmac, gravel, fire
roads, single track) rides? You may go slow off-road, but on the
connecting tarmac sections you need road riding speed.
If you're slow because of gradients, aero doesn't matter much.
But if it's due to head- or crosswinds, you're slow relative to the
ground but very fast relative to the air and that's what determines
the resistance you experience (that's exactly why you're slow).
We didn't want the Exploro to be fast in theory, but in the real
world. So we tested at a realistic 20mph (32kmh) instead of the
standard 30mph (48kmh) and optimized the frame for water bottles
(tough to do long, epic rides without).
We even designed the Sqaero shape to work well when covered in
mud! The result? A muddy Exploro with 40mm knobby gravel tyres and
2 water bottles is faster than the equivalent clean round tube bike
is with 28mm slick road tyres and without bottles."