French ceramic bearings firm, CyclingCeramic, is targeting 2016 as a key year – with growth expectations across the cycling and triathlon space. The company is already working with pro triathletes Bertrand Billard, Jeanne Colonge and Cyril Viennot from France – are more are expected to be signed up in the coming months.
The company adds that CyclingCeramic bearings are available to consumers in exactly the same configuration as the professional teams or sponsored athletes it works with, whether it be in cycling or triathlon.
For ‘durability and improved efficiency of bicycle parts subject to rotation’, the full bearings pack from CyclingCeramic is available in several versions, with Shimano, SRAM or Campagnolo options available. Bearings are compatible with: BSA or ITA, BB30, BB86, BB90 – Trek, BB65 – Look, PF30.
According to the company, the complete package of CyclingCeramic bearings mounted on a bicycle can deliver ‘an immediate feeling of flexibility and fluidity while saving 6 to 9 watts at around 40 km/h.’
The complete package consists of:
- Pulley wheels 10 or 11 speeds for all models Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo; priced individually at €125 in black, red or silver.
- Bottom brackets bearings priced individually from €145 to €195 in black, red or silver for bottom brackets
- Wheel bearings priced at €125 to 205 (pair of hubs)
- The full package price is from €395 to €525
CyclingCeramic wheel bearings are compatible with the majority of hubs on the market, and are available for Shimano, Campagnolo, Zipp, Mavic, Corima, DT Swiss, Lightweight, and Novatec hubs.
CyclingCeramic was established in 2012, and was ‘the first French company to design and assemble specific ceramic bearings in France for cycling and almost all frames, pedals, derailleurs and wheels.’ A year later, the young company became a partner of the IAM Cycling professional team (Switzerland) and the Vienna-Futuroscope women’s team (France).
CyclingCeramic collaborations have included the Mattias Brändle hour record on October 2014 (51.852 km), Jérôme Coppel’s third place in the ITT 2015 World Championship, and the Sylvain Chavanel GP Plouay 2014 victory.
For 2016, CyclingCeramic notes that it will continue to invest for the same goal: ‘improve the performance and durability of bearings for road bikes, triathlon, ITT, track or off-road.’