Designs is the producer of an award winning line of fairings. What are
fairings, you ask? Fairings are windshields for bicycles. They keep the
rain and insects off the rider, and increase the bicycle’s top speed by
increasing the aerodynamics of the bicycle. The fairings are made of bulletproof
Lexan Polycarbonate plastic. They’re strong enough to withstand nasty crashes,
but are so flexible they actually roll up!
Zzip donated the famous Zziper Super to our trip. It’s the fairing
on the front of the bike. It’s 44" tall, and 19.5" wide at the
handlebars. It weighs 1.75 pounds, which is nothing considering the 10%
speed increases typically achieved with the fairing.
Zzip produces a dozen different kinds of fairings, for all sorts of
recumbent and upright bicycles. They even produce experimental kits, for
folks that want to use a Zzip fairing as the windshield on a fully enclosed
human powered vehicle.
Zzip is run by Karl Abbe. He’s a great guy, with all sorts of stories
about all the great places Zzip Fairings have gone. The Zziper fairings
are great - you’ll be hard pressed to find a component of similar cost
which gives such remarkable performance increases!
Want to know more? Call 888-946-7276