At Eurobike 2016, Argon 18 unveiled a concept bike featuring an integrated aero sensor that gathered real-world ride data, and for athletes, offered a way to maximise aerodynamic efficiency without ever stepping foot into a wind tunnel. While the cycling press quickly dubbed it a ‘smart bike,’ the Notio became much more: a stand-alone on-the-bike aero sensor that measured drag, and the perfect training tool to get more speed with the same watts.
Drag is the biggest obstacle limiting cyclists’ speed. Knowing how to limit drag – by optimizing fit, components, and equipment – used to be the exclusive realm of pros and manufacturers. No more. With the Notio, athletes can understand and limit resistance – no wind tunnel needed. By measuring Coefficient of Aerodynamic Drag (CdA) with several on-bike sensors (a speed sensor, accelerometer, pitot tube and powermeter) and uploading ride data to the Notio app, they can modify the factors affecting resistance to gain free speed.
Our ambassadors have gone on to smash records and confirm the advantages of regular real-world testing using the Notio. In 2019, upstart track team Huub Wattbike took on established trade teams – and won multiple titles. In 2020, the Danish Cycling Federation crushed the men's team pursuit world record. Both teams rode Argon 18 and were powered by Notio, and both worked with the device to ride faster. Argon 18’s pro triathletes have also used Notio to help dial in their optimal position and to evaluate their on-board nutrition and hydration solutions.
Nordic Argon 18 Ambassadors using Notio
Martin Toft Madsen is one of the best time trial specialists in the world. He is triple Danish time trial Champion (2016, 2017 and 2018) and in August 2019 he broke the Danish hour record at Odense Cycling Track.
Martin used Notio to optimize equipment for the Danish Cycling Federation towards the World Championships.
”I use Notio continuously to test new equipment or new positions on my time trial bike”.
Janette Dommer is a very successfull triathlete from Denmark. Amongst many other prestigious titles, Janette has two World Championship titles on her impressive track record!
Janette uses Notio to costantly alter her equipment and riders position in the search for those extra milliseconds.
Morten Falk Jørgensen is a well established name within danish sports - he is non other than a former part of the Olympics gold winning rowing team 'Guldfiren'.
Morten has since 2017 changed his career path to triathlon, where he has participated in several Ironman competitions.
Morten uses notio to measure his training passes, in order to analyse various factors that can potentially alter his performance.
Michelle Vesterby is one of the best triathletes in Denmark, with several Ironman victories on her very impressive track record!
Michelle uses Notio to test for areas in which to alter, in order for her to gain maximum capacity in her performance.