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Cyclist will use 3D-printed handlebars during record attempt

Bradley Wiggins will use custom 3D-printed handlebars during his hour-record cycling attempt next month
By: Michael Hatamoto | 3D News | Posted: May 30, 2015 7:20 pm

Technology has helped push the sport of cycling to new levels in recent years, and Sir Bradley Wiggins will use custom 3D-printed handlebars in his hour record attempt.




Using 3D printing technology, bike manufacturer Pinarello and other sponsors were able to custom fit titanium handlebars designed for Wiggins to remain as aerodynamic as possible. Exact details about the one-piece handlebars will likely remain a secret until his June 7 record attempt.


The hour record has become popular in recent times, with the record being broken multiple times in the past year alone - starting with fan-favorite Jens Voigt setting a 51.115KM pace in September, with it increasing up to 52.937KM by Alex Dowsett in May. Realistically, Wiggins should be able to eclipse Dowsett's record, and some believe he could even reach 55KM in one hour on the velodrome.


This is just another great example of how 3D printing can help provide opportunities to create products that are too difficult to traditionally manufacture.


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