A aero­dy­namic ride

The Witness - Wheels - - CYCLING -

Cal­i­for­nia-based ar­chi­tect John Aldridge de­signed the orig­i­nal Bird of Prey back in 1991. Bike­builder Russ Denny pro­ceeded to give it phys­i­cal form in 2010, and it was first pub­licly shown last year. This Septem­ber, ad­ver­tis­ing for the pro­duc­tion model of­fi­cially be­gan. Leather pads sup­port rid­ers’ hips, el­bows and hands, while their legs stick straight out the back – as if they were swim­ming, or fly­ing, or both. This re­port­edly makes the bike and rider very aero­dy­namic, while also keep­ing the cen­tre of grav­ity low, al­low­ing for quick and ag­ile han­dling of the alu­minum frame … and a price tag of $8 500 (R115 000). If you’re in­ter­ested, John and his team are ac­cept­ing or­ders now. PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

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