To prove its superiority, the CADEX 50 Ultra Disc WheelSystem underwent four test protocols. The first and second test protocols were performed using wheel and tire only, while the third and fourth test protocols were performed using a complete bike.
FIRST TEST RESULTS
In the first test, with all wheels using the CADEX Aero tire, the CADEX Ultra 50 Disc showed best-in-class aero performance, requiring as much as 1.5 watts less power to beat the competition.
FOURTH TEST RESULTS
A range of industry-leading race bikes with common commercially available wheel and tire combinations were tested:
LATERAL AND TRANSMISSION STIFFNESS
Lateral stiffness determines side-to-side flex of the wheel when side load is applied. Transmission stiffness determines how much torsional flex the wheel displays when pedaling force is applied. To ensure that the least amount power is wasted, both lateral and torsional flex must be minimized.
On the front wheel, the CADEX 50 Ultra has the highest lateral stiffness among its competitors, beating the Zipp 454 NSW by 18.8% and Roval Rapide CLX by 40.6%, all while remaining the lightest of the group.