CeramicSpeed brings Scandinavian design into 3D-printing technology and new headset offering
In a format where handmade bicycles, creativity and design join forces, CeramicSpeed launches the 3D printed hollow Titanium Oversized Pulley Wheels and their first outboard headset offering . A custom – made display bike has been designed in an original joint collaboration toget her with Mosaic Cycles and ENVE for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show , where the new products will be introduced .
n a unique collaboration with custom handmade frame builder Mosaic and high-end wheel manufacturer ENVE, CeramicSpeed presents for the first time during the three days of North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) a unique road bike fitted with top quality wheels and CeramicSpeed high-quality bearing and chain products.
The 3D printed hollow Oversized Pulley Wheels Between March 10th and 12th, a beautifully handcrafted traditional road bike will be awaiting at the CeramicSpeed booth at NAHBS and vows to be a real beauty. One of the novelties to be introduced on this occasion is a set of 3D printed hollow Titanium Oversized Pulley Wheels. Modern technology meets handcraftsmanship inspired by nature, in an exclusive set of Titanium Oversized Pulley Wheels. Featuring an organic design drawn from the Danish national flower, the marguerite daisy, the unique pattern of the 3D printed pulleys combine CeramicSpeed’s values, deeply rooted in the Danish tradition for quality, with function and top performance. Having a closer look at the elements of nature, the in-house R&D team combined the smooth arches of the daisy with the hollow, yet strong architecture of a grain straw, perfected by the 3D-printing technology.
Compatible with all CeramicSpeed OSPW Systems and fitted with handmade high-end CeramicSpeed bearings, the pulleys have been designed to be 10% lighter than the aluminium versions and are twice as durable. To ensure the lowest friction, all sets are fitted with coated CeramicSpeed bearings. The purpose of the 3D printed hollow Titanium Oversized Pulleys is to make use once again of the most innovative technology available perfected into a state-of-the-art product of the highest quality. The OSPW Systems fitted with the 3D printed Titanium Oversized Pulleys will be retailed at €1500 / $1700.
The Outboard Headset Introduced in 2015, the CeramicSpeed Headset series is now extended with an Outboard Headset offering for bikes with a 44 mm inner diameter head tube, found on most modern titanium and steel frames, and matched to a 1 ¼” to 1 1/8” tapered fork, a feature common on modern road forks. Further sizing will be made available in the future. The headset will be fitted with the same high-quality CeramicSpeed handmade bearings, pressed into aluminium cups that are also assembled in-house. The reason behind the new external headset is to address compatibility with bikes using ‘traditional’ style headsets, versus integrated headsets. With crisp and clean lines, the new headset follows the company’s Scandinavian influence, designed for any style build. As per the entire CeramicSpeed Headset series, the benefits of the new product remain durability, stiffness, precision and control for the front end of the bike. The Outboard Headset will be retailed at €299 / $389.
The bike The full titanium frame has been custom-built by the creative hands at Mosaic Cycles, while the fork, stem, seat post and wheels have been mastered and manufactured by ENVE. The wheels include the ENVE carbon road hubs finished with CeramicSpeed bearings. As custom bikes primarily use headsets that require cups, this state of the art bicycle will also feature the first CeramicSpeed outboard headset offering, as well as an exclusive Oversized Pulley Wheel System fitted with 3D printed hollow Titanium Oversized Pulley Wheels. To finish off, the bike is completed with a fresh UFO Racing Chain.
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More about CeramicSpeed
CeramicSpeed is a Danish producer of ceramic bearings and bicycle components, founded in 2004. All bearing products are handmade at the company’s HQ, with all racing chains also receiving their final optimization in Denmark. The company uses exclusive parts and materials that meet the very highest of quality standards. Founder and current CEO, Jacob Csizmadia, was the first person to introduce ceramic bearings to the professional cycling world. CeramicSpeed remains the world’s most successful ceramic bearings manufacturer in cycling, with victories in all Grand Tours, the World Championships, and many other top-level events. Notable wins include the last two editions of the Giro d’Italia, won by Alberto Contador (Team Tinkoff) in 2015 and Vincenzo Nibali in 2016 (Astana Pro Team). Alongside numerous stage victories, our sponsored teams also won two jersey classifications at last season’s Tour de France.
In 2017, our five sponsored World Tour cycling teams Cannondale-Drapac, Quick-Step Floors Pro Cycling Team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, BORA-hansgrohe and AG2R Mondiale ride with CeramicSpeed products. Additionally, CeramicSpeed products are the choice of some of the world’s leading triathletes including Andy Potts, Lionel Sanders, Tim Don or Helle Frederiksen. The world’s leading manufacturers of bicycles and bicycle components use our products as OEM parts. We are distributed worldwide to over 40 countries. CeramicSpeed also produces ceramic bearings for industrial use.
More information on the company and our products can be found at www.ceramicspeed.com. For more questions, please contact Executive Vice President Martin Banke directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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