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Argon 18's concept bike knows exactly how aero you are

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Argon 18's concept bike pulled in a lot of attention at Eurobike 2016, and it's not hard to see why

Argon 18's concept bike pulled in a lot of attention at Eurobike 2016, and it's not hard to see why (Image credit: Oli Woodman / Immediate Media)
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No lumpy caliper to disrupt the airflow

No lumpy caliper to disrupt the airflow (Image credit: Oli Woodman / Immediate Media)
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This part wouldn't look too out of place in a Star Wars film

This part wouldn't look too out of place in a Star Wars film (Image credit: Oli Woodman / Immediate Media)
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The front brake caliper gets its own aerodynamic cover

The front brake caliper gets its own aerodynamic cover (Image credit: Oli Woodman / Immediate Media)
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Yes, that's an airspeed sensor, the same thing that you'd find at the front of a plane

Yes, that's an airspeed sensor, the same thing that you'd find at the front of a plane (Image credit: Oli Woodman / Immediate Media)
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It's not finished yet…

It's not finished yet… (Image credit: Oli Woodman / Immediate Media)
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The fins at the chainstay act to cool the rear brake caliper, which itself is tucked away inside the frame

The fins at the chainstay act to cool the rear brake caliper, which itself is tucked away inside the frame (Image credit: Oli Woodman / Immediate Media)
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Argon 18 also had a tri version of its Smart concept bike

Argon 18 also had a tri version of its Smart concept bike (Image credit: Oli Woodman / Immediate Media)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Standing proudly at Argon 18's stand at this year's Eurobike show was a forward-thinking concept bike. Incorporating a system of 30 sensors, the bike can pull data from itself, its rider and its surroundings, which it can then use to display a realtime CdA reading on the bike's drag area. Ultimately, it provides data that you'd normally only get from a wind tunnel session — but on any ride.

The system, which owes its brains to a computer integrated into the bike's cockpit, can be used to give riders useful feedback for refining their position either during or after a ride. In-built GPS plus WiFi and ANT+ integration also opens further doors for amazing but borderline creepy tech.

For instance, the bike can use data from previous rides and combine it with weather and wind speed data to tell you when conditions are optimum to attack your personal bests.

Despite this being a concept bike, most of the technology within it is already functional and has been proven through testing on other Argon 18 test mules.

Other notable features are the use of bolt-thru-axles at each end and trick aero disc brakes, which tuck standard calipers away inside the assembly of the fork and chainstay — the latter also gets integrated cooling fins. Argon 18's one-piece handlebar and stem is also interesting, integrating shift levers and rubberised sections in place of bar tape.

Argon 18 has been working on this technology for two years already and, although it's not yet clear exactly where and when it'll end up coming to market, it's seriously impressive stuff from a manufacturer of this size.