In 2010, after a season filled with long-distance rides, Lou Tortola – inventor of the RoundTail™ – began to rethink the shape of a bicycle frame.
Why had the bicycle frame remained nearly unchanged for so long?
Tortola believed that a pair of continuous rings beneath the rider would absorb road vibrations without compromising performance or lateral stiffness.
He was right and he proved it five months later when his vision became a reality.
Pavement woes can give you a hard time when ridding a regular bike. You could sit on it or you could try the RoundTail bike that redirects the vibrations away from you.
The Tortola RoundTail frame ($2,000) transfers the shock of bumps in the road to two hollow steel loops, which replace the conventional twin triangles, cutting vibrations by as much as 50 times.
Riders who took the RoundTail for as rugged a road spin they could find had no pain even after riding 50 miles. The same route made them achy after a measly two miles on a conventional bike.
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