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Desire: wind-cheating gear for faster time trials

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Speedy kit from Santini, Castelli, Endura, Giro, Poc, Lazer, Mavic, Suplest and Bont. Fast bikes from Ridley, Cervélo and Neil Pryde.

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Photographs: Benedict Campbell
Desire 17.6

In the marshlands of estuarial Essex, beneath enormous turbines that harness the wind, a time trialist slips into an array of gear that’s been designed to defy it.

Desire 17.6 Santini Speed Shell
Santini Speed Shell
Desire 17.6 Bont Vaypor S shoes
Bont Vaypor S shoes
Desire 17.6 Giro Aerohead
Giro Aerohead
Desire 17.6 Lazer Wasp Air
Lazer Wasp Air
Desire 17.6 Suplest Aero
Suplest Aero
Desire 17.6 Endura Drag2Zero Enscapulator
Endura Drag2Zero Enscapulator
Desire 17.6 Body Paint 3.3 by Castelli
Body Paint 3.3 by Castelli
Desire 17.6
Cervélo P5 Six
Desire 17.6 Mavic Comete Ultimate
Mavic Comete Ultimate
Desire 17.6 Neil Pryde Bayamo
Neil Pryde Bayamo
Desire 17.6 Ridley Dean
Ridley Dean
Desire 17.6
Bioracer Concept

 

A version of this article first appeared in Rouleur 17.6

 

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