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The IMPRESS 3 is expected to come on to the market at the beginning of June 2011. Based on LIGHTNESS technology the new IMPRESS 3 has been optimised specifically in terms of its weight, aerodynamics and comfort.
The IMPRESS 3 is a direct continuation of the LIGHTNESS concept and comes out distinctly lighter, more compact and more aerodynamically efficient (less drag) than its predecessor. It weighs between 4 and 4.5 kg, and its EN/LTF approved foam protector is only 13 cm thick. As far as we can see it should be on the market at the beginning of June 2011.
The big novelty with the IMPRESS 3 is that it has no seatboard. The body is better supported by a crease-free surface, and this is more comfortable. A lot of work has gone into this, based on wind tunnel research for optimising the aerodynamics, but the end result of a harness with speedbag, with a EN/LTF approved foam protector, at a weight of only around 4,5 kg is, however you want to look at it, absolutely revolutionary. The foam protector, by the way, is still only 13 cm thick, and the packed up volume is much reduced.
IMPRESS 3 Information
The IMPRESS 3 is available in 3 sizes and 2 colours. Unlike the IMPRESS 2+ a wind skirt version is not anticipated. The size M is planned to go on sale at the beginning of June 2011, and S and L sizes should follow at the end of June 2011.