Aston Martin Storck Fascenario.3 2017 – side view

Aston Martin Storck Fascenario.3 2017 - side view

Storck Fascenario.3 Aston Martin Edition. Markus Storck: “I would say that this is probably the best bicycle ever built with an automotive name on it.”

The Aston Martin Edition includes an SRAM RED eTAP groupset, SRAM’s wireless gear shifting technology. Many components of the bike, such as the THM brakes and ZIPP wheels are also made of carbon fiber. A prototype of the bicycle was originally presented at the exclusive Rouleur Classic cycling event last year. During the subsequent 12 months a few changes have been made to items such as the bottom bracket, which is now stiffer, and the brakes, which are now the second generation of THM’s Fibula calipers. In a nod to the tires used on some of Aston Martin’s road cars, the Storck Fascenario.3 Aston Martin Edition bicycle also now comes equipped with Pirelli’s recently launched high-performance P Zero Velo tires.

The Fascenario.3 frame has been designed with innovative Nano Carbon Technology. The utilization of nano-particles in the resin structures of the carbon fiber improves the breaking and splintering behavior, increasing the flexibility. This leads to enhanced comfort combined with higher component safety.

Storck has also paid particular attention to the types of carbon fiber used and the way that they are laid up in the transverse-oval tube shapes. The aim of any bicycle frame is to have stiffness where it is needed to aid power transfer, but tempered by the desire for comfort. Perhaps the most visual example of this is the bike’s flat-backed seat post, which has a cross-section designed to aid flex and therefore compliance. Many of the other components, such as the THM brakes and ZIPP wheels are also made of carbon fiber.

Just as Aston Martin strives to improve the aerodynamics of its cars, so Storck has striven to produce class-leading aerodynamics in its bikes. Parallels can be drawn between the new DB11 and the Fascenario.3 with both going to great lengths to smooth the airflow around the front wheels. Storck achieves this through its distinctive open and wide design of fork, which leaves noticeably more room around the front wheel than with conventional designs, thereby avoiding aerodynamically unfavorable vortices.

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