Profile Design always has something exciting to show at Interbike and this year was no exception. Last year it was the Aero HC and the TwentyFour series wheels. This year they were showing off a new generation of hydration products, as well as new aerobar solutions and additional wheel options. Check out our galleries below to see what Profile Design had on the floor.
When we reviewed the Aero HC we had one major piece of feedback – move the computer up front. Apparently Profile Design listens to the Aerogeeks because their new FC series of hydration products does exactly that. The FC Hydration system comes in two flavors the FC25 and FC35. As the names imply the FC25 has a 25oz capacity while the FC35 has 35oz. Both feature a new cradle that offers a computer mount out in front of the bottle as well as a small storage area (for gels and nutrition) at the rear. Profile Design has engineered a new refill port for the FC that is supposed to eliminate splashback. Both FC bottles feature two straw positions as well as a straw clip for holding the straw out of the wind. Finally the whole system mounts to the bike using the same aerodrink bracket available for their Aerodrink bottles.
The FC25 will retail for $99.99 while the FC35 will be $109.99. If you want just the bottles (without the computer mount and rear storage) the 25 will be $49.99 while the 35 will be $59.99. Currently both are planned for a November release.
For your rear hydration needs Profile Design showed us the RML designed to mount the bottles as close to your saddle as possible. The RML will be available in November for $59.99.
Profile Design was also showing off a number of new aerobar products. Our favorite are the new TT pads that can also be found on the Scott Plasma 5. The new pads feature additional anti slip material that make them a blast to ride with. The pads should be available in December for $54.99.
The Plasma 5 also showcases the new T5+ aerobars. The bars feature a shallow 15° bend that quite a few athletes had asked them for. The new bars are available in both carbon and aluminum.
For those looking for a more economical yet fully integrated aerobar solution, Profile Design has created the Aeria Alloy. Like its carbon brethren, the Aeria Alloy will be available in T2 and T4 options in late 2014 for $349.99.
Finally Profile Design has added a few new options to their TwentyFour series. First up is a disc brake version of the 58/TwentyFour carbon clincher. Also new is an aluminum 24/Twenty that retains the 24mm width in a shallow aluminum option.
[Updated 9/22/2014 with Pricing and Release dates]