Body Rocket is creating a revolution in athlete aerodynamics
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patrons

$48
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Body Rocket is dedicated to reinventing athlete aerodynamics by integrating wind tunnel technology directly into your bike.

We are developing the first direct force drag meter, meaning wind tunnel accurate readings but under real-world conditions. Unlike a car or aircraft, bikes can’t be completely designed in terms of aerodynamics because the rider is 80% of the drag, and each person is different.

Here's what the experts are saying:
"It would be a huge advantage against my competitors" - James Macdonald, world record holder - John O'Groats to Land's End and back
"You have a brilliant concept" - Paul Lew, Cycling engineering expert & advisor to NASA-UTM
"Takes a lot of v. difficult variables, like tyres and drivetrain out of the equation" - Michael Hutchinson, author & former elite cyclist
"Body Rocket... ...will allow me to optimize my fit process and take it out on the road" - Jessica Laufenberg, owner, Rocket Bicycle Studio

It’s estimated a typical pro has a CdA of 0.18-0.25, while an amateur has a CdA of 0.25-0.3. What does that mean? At 300 Watts that means 2.5 kph, or over 1 hour it’s a savings of 3 minutes 37 seconds! Just because they have access to a wind tunnel.

We’re building a community to help change that. Real-time drag data means real-world understanding. Actual race data, testing time limited only by your own schedule, deeper understanding of CdA changes with fatigue, ideal setups for flat courses vs. hills. We could go on!

Join us on our journey. Be part of the team as we go through lab testing, wind tunnel testing and, finally, road testing. Help us shape this into a useful tool, for pros and amateurs alike.
Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month 1 patron
What you're doing is exciting and I just want to see it working! We'll keep you updated on our progress and show our appreciation by listing your name in the credits.
Domestique
$3 or more per month 1 patron
You get the inside track with exclusive updates and inside peeks during the development. Be on the list to get access to the first ever direct force drag measurement when we start on-road testing - oh, and a very cool Body Rocket sticker when you sign up!
Director of Performance
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Get the deep-dive on our test results. In depth analysis from each stage of testing as we move from bench, to lab, to wind tunnel, to outdoor testing. Be even higher on the list to get access once we're testing. Plus, a Body Rocket T-shirt when you sign up.
Road Captain
$20 or more per month 1 patron
I just want to ride it! Updates on progress and test results, and you'll join the Directeurs Sportif as first in the queue to get an invite when we start on-road testing.
Directeur Sportif
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Don't just get the updates, get involved in design team meetings at key points in the project through quarterly Google Hangouts. Be first in the queue when we start on-road testing. Of course, there's also the T-shirt and sticker when you sign up!
Goals
$48 of $500 per month
With this we can support ongoing development costs and continual improvements, specifically a next iteration of our electronics boards and the $ to partner with Harper Adams University, to develop our very specialized sensors (after all we’re trying to fit an entire wind tunnel into your seat post and stem!)
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Body Rocket is dedicated to reinventing athlete aerodynamics by integrating wind tunnel technology directly into your bike.

We are developing the first direct force drag meter, meaning wind tunnel accurate readings but under real-world conditions. Unlike a car or aircraft, bikes can’t be completely designed in terms of aerodynamics because the rider is 80% of the drag, and each person is different.

Here's what the experts are saying:
"It would be a huge advantage against my competitors" - James Macdonald, world record holder - John O'Groats to Land's End and back
"You have a brilliant concept" - Paul Lew, Cycling engineering expert & advisor to NASA-UTM
"Takes a lot of v. difficult variables, like tyres and drivetrain out of the equation" - Michael Hutchinson, author & former elite cyclist
"Body Rocket... ...will allow me to optimize my fit process and take it out on the road" - Jessica Laufenberg, owner, Rocket Bicycle Studio

It’s estimated a typical pro has a CdA of 0.18-0.25, while an amateur has a CdA of 0.25-0.3. What does that mean? At 300 Watts that means 2.5 kph, or over 1 hour it’s a savings of 3 minutes 37 seconds! Just because they have access to a wind tunnel.

We’re building a community to help change that. Real-time drag data means real-world understanding. Actual race data, testing time limited only by your own schedule, deeper understanding of CdA changes with fatigue, ideal setups for flat courses vs. hills. We could go on!

Join us on our journey. Be part of the team as we go through lab testing, wind tunnel testing and, finally, road testing. Help us shape this into a useful tool, for pros and amateurs alike.

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Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month 1 patron
What you're doing is exciting and I just want to see it working! We'll keep you updated on our progress and show our appreciation by listing your name in the credits.
Domestique
$3 or more per month 1 patron
You get the inside track with exclusive updates and inside peeks during the development. Be on the list to get access to the first ever direct force drag measurement when we start on-road testing - oh, and a very cool Body Rocket sticker when you sign up!
Director of Performance
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Get the deep-dive on our test results. In depth analysis from each stage of testing as we move from bench, to lab, to wind tunnel, to outdoor testing. Be even higher on the list to get access once we're testing. Plus, a Body Rocket T-shirt when you sign up.
Road Captain
$20 or more per month 1 patron
I just want to ride it! Updates on progress and test results, and you'll join the Directeurs Sportif as first in the queue to get an invite when we start on-road testing.
Directeur Sportif
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Don't just get the updates, get involved in design team meetings at key points in the project through quarterly Google Hangouts. Be first in the queue when we start on-road testing. Of course, there's also the T-shirt and sticker when you sign up!