The AIS/RMIT Olympic Superbike is an example of innovation in design and engineering. The opportunity to stretch the limits of bicycle design came in 1996, when the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) changed the rules governing bicycle design to less restrictive specifications. Through some unusual circumstances a project team was drawn from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). The resulting bike, the Superbike, allowed many top athletes to break world records.
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Seriously did you hear that? “Unfair aesthetic advantage”, “erotic geometry”, “psycological doping” and it is banned unless they make the bike “less nice looking”. Are these guys for real?
Here is the bike in question, the Ritte Bosberg. It is real nice, sure it is but Erotic? Please.
If anything would be considered to have an unfair aesthetic advantage it would be this: The Lance x Trek x Damien Hirst Madone with real god-damn butterflies on it. The Bureaucracy!
Thanks Dave for the linky.