Founder Richard LaPorte, a bike enthusiast, invented the new BP4 Design handlebars, which was biomechanically optimized to reduce wind drag and allow for 51 seconds less time over 40 km. LaPorte commented, “The launch of the product at Interbike has not only given myself and the BP4 team an incredible knowledge base to continue the product, but it also gave an acute awareness of the industry itself, the riders, and the wow factor that people really found the product innovative.”
During the last 60 days since Interbike, BP4 has had an outpouring from the cycling professionals and cycling enthusiasts. Their support has further prepared BP4 for December 2014’s launch of the first arrival of manufactured, ready-to-ship-
On March 10-14, 2014, at FASTER Lab, Scottsdale, Arizona, US, LaPorte had the BP4 handlebar tested in the world’s first commercial grade, low speed wind tunnel designed specifically for cyclists. The independent lab studies showed that the BP4 handlebar improves aerodynamics, power, comfort and rider efficiency more than standard handlebars. For instance, the BP4 handlebar allows the rider to have a relaxed upright position, with an anatomically correct neutral hand placement, unlike Standard “Tops” handlebars that cause an over-pronated hand placement.
The findings also indicated that with the BP4 handlebar, the subject used less oxygen per workload to create the same power output (Watts). In addition, the subject took fewer breaths per minute, and moved more air per breath. As a result, the study found that the subject seemed to be more energy efficient and the ventilatory response was lower overall with the BP4 handlebars.
BP4, the company has been in existence for 2 years, as it designed, developed and tested the new BP4 handlebar. Based out of Corona Del Mar, Richard LaPorte, the inventor of BP4, has developed a team of business and cycling professionals with a go-to-market strategy that plans to change the cycling and bicycle industry itself.
To find out more about the BP4 Design, and how you can be on the list to be amongst the first to be notified when the BP4 Design is available for purchase, visit www.bp4.bike
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