Track bike frame design seems to have broken new ground over the last few years, with designs becoming wilder and more outlandish than ever before, which we assume is in no small part due to the more relaxed UCI tube profile rules .
Hope and Lotus released their striking track bike effort for Team GB back in 2020 and recently announced a radical new version in the run-up to the Paris Olympics next year. We also recently uncovered new machines from Look and BMC at the velodrome during the Glasgow Worlds Championships .
We got to check out another couple of striking track bikes at the velodrome this week in the form of team Argentina’s Toot Engineering / T-RED X23 Swanigami. We covered this project and the development of the bike back in May, and you can read lots of the technical details in that piece. Fast forward a few months though and the XR3 is being raced at the World Championships.
The standout feature of the bike is the frankly mind-blowing handlebar and stem setup, alongside a tiny angular frame and disc and tri-spoke wheel combination. The bike is 3d printed aluminium alloy and steel and though it bears the brand name ‘T-RED’, the design has been done in collaboration with Toot Engineering head of research and T-RED founder Romolo Stanco.
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