Joining the ranks of many other new aero road bikes racing in with disc brakes, Storck just unveiled the newest Aerfast. The Aerfast 3 builds on their aero road platform in a way that makes it more impressive than just adding disc brakes. According to the company, the new bike is more aero, stiffer, lighter, and even more comfortable.
One of the biggest changes to the bike is the move to a fully integrated cable system which hides almost everything from the wind. Each bike ships with their RBSU Aerfast3 carbon stem/handlebar which mates to matching aero spacers which hide the cables as they enter the headtube.
After spending some time in the wind tunnel, Storck was able to tweak the tube profiles to gain a bit of free speed. Claiming that the new bike requires 11 fewer watts to maintain 45 km/h, that’s not a huge increase – but they did it while adding stiffness, reducing weight, and adding compliance.
Power transmission is said to be 10% better, while headset stiffness has been increased by 13%, and lateral stiffness at the fork increased by 14%. Thanks to a new, more compliant seatpost, comfort is said to be 13% better as well.
And even after adding disc brakes, the bike checks in at a claimed 7.5kg (unspecified complete model without noted sizing).
Offered in two complete build levels, the gold accented Pro starts at 5,698€ while the black on black Comp model starts at 3,499€ (or 4,499 € with the DT Swiss ARC 1100 Dicut wheels as shown above). There is also a frameset offered with the frame, fork, seatpost, and headset for 2,699€.
Bikes will begin delivering by the end of December, with preorders available now.