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Sintesi said:
Wow did that thing actually win anything? Seems like one wack-a-doo design concept. I'm sort of amazed it made it off the drawing table. What's the idea behind this anyway? to streamline the air tubulance around the pedals and feet?

... the standard model favors a disc wheel with a lenticular shape to smooth out the air flow, but this design is also a response to the restrictions imposed on traditional dropout spacings.. so I could imagine that at speed, you could see improved aerodynamics as air moved over this spinning surface... but I suspect that it would require sustained high speed to overcome a weight penalty... Don't know the history of the wheel.
 
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