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CeramicSpeed Helping Riders Triumph On The Global Stage

Silvan Dillier and Roman Bardet reflect on their Classics performances.


25 April, 2018 – Holstebro, Denmark: Since launching in 2004, CeramicSpeed have been working hard to provide cyclists with the very best equipment, giving riders ease of mind when competing at the highest level – and most importantly – valuable marginal gains.

There are a number of pro teams on CeramicSpeed’s Oversized Pulley Wheels (OSPW), which offer the most efficient drivetrain performance on the market. The OSPW System optimizes the overall efficiency of the drivetrain, thanks to the extremely low friction of the CeramicSpeed Bearings and the unique design of the overall system.

Sylvan Dillier’s Paris-Roubaix bike with CeramicSpeed components. Photo©CeramicSpeed

Teams have also turned to CeramicSpeed’s UFO Drip Chain Coating, perfect for the gritty Spring Classics. Proven as the world’s fastest bottled product for chains, it is conveniently applied as a liquid, which then hardens into a completely dry coating – giving the riders 200km of smooth riding, whatever the weather.

Sylvan and Peter Sagan on the Roubaix velodrome. Photo©Jered Gruber

Here are some recent examples of CeramicSpeed helping riders achieve great things in the pro peloton:

At Paris Roubaix, Silvan Dillier of AG2R La Mondiale had a hugely impressive ride, entering the velodrome first after spending over 200km on the attack; he matched Sagan pedal stroke for stroke but just lost out to him in the final stages of the sprint. Silvan has been using the CeramicSpeed OSPW system all season, and said:

“The OSPW System worked extremely well on the cobblestones. I didn’t have a single shifting problem nor any other interruptions that could arise from the demanding pavé…

“I would recommend it to all the stylers out there who want to be both different and benefit from valuable marginal gains.”

Sylvan Dillier’s CeramicSpeed-amped rear mech. Photo©supplied

Another achievement of the season so far came from Romain Bardet of AG2R La Mondiale with an aggressive and very well deserved second place, after an epic ride at this year’s Strade Bianche.

Romain dominated the steep gravel road climbs of southern Tuscany and went on the attack in heavy rain and mud; a lead which he held until 15 km to go. Bardet said:

“I’m delighted to use CeramicSpeed products – they are the best on the market in terms of drivetrain efficiency. With the OSPW System I can be sure that I’m not wasting any watts while pedalling.”

The OSPW System worked flawlessly during the extreme and muddy conditions at Strade Bianche, allowing me to push harder on the gravel. In cycling, every single watt counts. Being able to save some to ride faster for longer can make all the difference in the end.”

Romain Bardet in action. Photo©Jered Gruber

About CeramicSpeed

CeramicSpeed is one of the world’s leading suppliers of ceramic bearings. The company consists of two specialised sales channels, focusing on cycling and industrial applications. They have more than 14 years of experience in bearings’ applications and have developed close relationships with component suppliers over the time – each of whom are the very best in their field.

The CeramicSpeed sport channel delivers bearings, as well as ultrafast racing chains and bottled chain coating, reinforcing the company’s goal of saving watts and delivering the lowest friction available. All bearings are handmade and their chains are optimised by hand in Denmark.

Here at VeloVeritas, we provide our readers with truthful, accurate, unique and informative articles about the sport we love. We attend many local races as well as work on the professional circuit, from the local "10" mile time trial to the "monuments" - classics like Milan-SanRemo and the Tour of Lombardy, the World Road and Track Championships, the winter Six Days and the Grand Tours; le Tour de France, il Giro d'Italia and la Vuelta a España.

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