Faster Up: The SystemSix’s aerodynamic advantage make it faster than lightweight climbing bikes on any climb up to a 6% gradient or more, depending on rider’s power to weight. To put that in perspective, most revered HC climbs in the Tour only average 7-8%.
Faster down: Descending a 5% grade at 60 kph, a rider on a modern lightweight race bike would need to expend over 300W to match a rider pedaling at a 200W recovery pace on a SystemSix. Meaning SystemSix riders can truly recover. While going faster
Faster on the flats: Compared to a modern lightweight race bike, at 48kph (~30mph), SystemSix saves you over 50W – huge savings considering an average Cat 1 racer’s Functional Threshold Power is around 350W. And even when drafting, you’re still getting up to 60% of that benefit. And if you’re not up on watts, trust us. That’s more than enough to notice.
Faster in the sprints: In a 200m sprint at 60 kph, all other things being equal, SystemSix will beat a modern lightweight race bike to the line by four full bike lengths. That’s no photo finish.
Everyday faster: Even at an easy 30 kph (18 mph) group ride pace, SystemSix requires about 10% less power to maintain speed, leaving you with more in the tank when it’s time to throw down