Starkenn Giant Propel Advance SL 0 launched at Auto Expo 2016; the world’s fastest road bike according to VeloLab report
Starkenn Sports Pvt Ltd has divulged the launch of the world’s fastest road bike, the Propel Advanced SL 0, at the Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida. The Indian premium bicycling manufacturer has its base in Pune and represents the world’s largest bicycle brand and highly-renowned Giant which has operations in over 104 countries worldwide.
The Strakenn subsidiary hit the floor in the previous edition of the Indian motoring exhibition with the most expensive ultra-premium bike, Trinity Advanced Super Light, for Rs. 11 lakh. This was due to the buyers in the domestic bicycle market preferring to go with premium bikes in the last few years.
The Taiwan-based Giant company, competing with Ridley, BH and Trek, sells a whole range of bikes for men and women that includes off-road, x-road, city bikes and folding bikes whilst Starkenn makes bicycles under its own brand from Rs. 20,000 onwards. The Propel Advanced SL 0 launched is in confirmation with the VeloLab report to become the world’s fastest road bike.
In the aero road bike testing, it’s the only bicycle to score full marks (30/30) in Scientific Testing against Ridley Noah Fast, BH G6 Red and Trek Madone 6.2 bikes. Despite being the expensive bike, with Subjective Ride Quality 22/30, User Friendliness 11/15 and Value 15/20, the Propel Advanced SL 0 is the “first aero bike in our three years of comprehensive bike testing to be fastest in the wind tunnel as well as the stiffest in the lab” explained VeloLab.
This bike has been ridden by Team Giant-Alpecin riders Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb which aided them winning several contests around the globe, amongst them are the highly respected Tour de France stages. The aero-efficient Propel Advanced incorporates sophisticated technologies like integrated seatpost, SpeedControl SLR brake system and internal cable routing. The windtunnel testing at speed of 40 kmph proves that the Propel Advanced SL is 12 to 36 seconds faster over a distance of 40 kilometres compared to other aero bikes.