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Wheel Fairings

Upper Wheel Fairings - Patent US 9,878,745

  • Simply Faster: Eliminates Magnified Upper Wheel Drag
  • Smoother: Enhances Stability for More Efficient Cycling
  • Safer: Increases Cornering Traction for Greater Security

Innovative Upper Wheel Fairings dramatically increase propulsive efficiency facing even light headwinds. Upper Wheel Fairings yield a faster, smoother, safer ride, with remarkable stability in crosswinds. Patented proven technology minimizes vehicle drag by optimally shielding the very fast-moving uppermost wheel surfaces using much slower minimal fenders, leaving the nearly stationary lower wheel exposed. Shielding the upper wheel naturally reduces induced ground-slip counterforces, increasing available cornering traction for a safer, more secure ride facing any wind.

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Reinventing the Bicycle Wheel to Penetrate Headwinds:

Null Winds Technology is introducing revolutionary drag-reduction technology to the bicycle world. Shielding the faster-moving upper wheel surfaces from headwinds yields dramatic increases in speed without sacrificing crosswind stability. Surprisingly simple, and surprisingly effective, Upper Wheel Fairings actually increase propulsive efficiency with rising headwind speeds.

Upper Wheel Fairings shield critical drag-inducing surfaces on a bicycle from headwinds, significantly boosting performance. With our Upper Wheel Fairings installed, cyclists report dramatic gains in speed while penetrating headwinds. One can readily feel the difference, as headwinds really slow a bicycle having exposed upper wheel surfaces. Depending on headwind conditions, riders have achieved speed gains ranging between three and 20 percent. And the relative gains only tend to increase in rising headwinds.

Unshielded upper wheel surfaces needlessly augment critical drag on wheeled vehicles. In fact, most vehicles with unshielded upper wheels are needlessly aerodynamically handicapped. With their exposed upper wheel surfaces, cyclists are simply fanning the wind, needlessly. Our Upper Wheel Fairings restore a bicycle to a more optimal, minimum-drag configuration.

While wheel fairings generally are not allowed under traditional race rules, the recreational or commuting cyclist need not adhere to the drag-inducing restrictions of the race community. The cycling public should enjoy the inherent drag-reduction that comes from shielding upper wheels from headwinds. Stop fanning the wind. Test our Upper Wheel Fairings for yourself, and you will never again want to ride without them. Cycle smarter with Null Winds Technology.

About the Technology

Upper Wheel Fairings shield the most sensitive drag-inducing surfaces on a wheeled vehicle from headwinds, thereby dramatically reducing the power needed for propulsion. Surprisingly simple, and surprisingly effective, Upper Wheel Fairings cause propulsive efficiency to increase with either rising vehicle or headwind speeds.

Designed by an engineer from the aerospace industry, Upper Wheel Fairings are destined to alter the preferred configuration of the non-competitive road and gravel bicycles. While simple in design, this approach to shielding only the critical uppermost wheel surfaces is highly effective. Common engineering models for drag forces on wheeled vehicles fail to account for the dramatic benefit provided by this critical shielding. Consequently, a patent has been granted for this innovation.

And as a side benefit, Upper Wheel Fairings actually enhance tire traction. This unexpected effect is readily explained using the proper mechanical model for drag on wheeled vehicles, a subject of the patent. Cyclists also report no increase in crosswind susceptibility, a consequence of the enhanced traction. Thus, cyclists can expect to ride both faster and safer using our Upper Wheel Fairings.