Which aero bike is actually the fastest?

It is normal practice for a bike manufacturer to claim its aero bike is the fastest out there.

Clearly they can’t all be the fastest, so we decided to try and find out which one actually is. To do this, we teamed up with aerodynamic testing specialists WattShop and headed to Derby Velodrome to perform some testing in a controlled environment.

All the aero bikes we have here are leading models from their respective brands and all are WorldTour framesets used by the pros.

So far we have tested what we consider to be five of the most sought after aero bikes on the market. If demand is sufficient, we will perform a second round of testing with another batch of aero bikes and update the results on this page.

Let us know in the comments which bikes you would like to see tested.

The bikes tested to date are:

  • Trek Madone Race Shop Ltd
  • Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS
  • Cervelo S5
  • Giant Propel Advanced SL
  • Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

You can read the individual reviews of all these bikes by clicking the links.