Danish ceramic bearing specialists, CeramicSpeed, announce new partnership with current IRONMAN® World Champion, Frederik Van Lierde.
Following the great success of CeramicSpeed in 2013, the company yet again underline their commitment and effort to the global triathlon market with the announcement of Frederik Van Lierde as global ambassador.
On the OEM market CeramicSpeed are highly praised and recognised for their on-going work alongside the likes of Specialized and SRAM. Omega Pharma – Quick-Step, Team Tinkoff-Saxo and Team Astana have been long time users of CeramicSpeed products along with multiple world-class triathletes including Leanda Cave, Tyler Butterfield, Eneko Llanos, Greg and Laura Bennett, among others. The company are keen to ensure IRONMAN® World Champion Van Lierde has every performance advantage available to him through the use of their high quality, low friction products.
« As a company we couldn’t be happier. Frederik is an exceptional individual who really understands the importance of our products. A true champion. Frederik is always looking to better his setup, save on watts and stay on top of the world in terms of performance. Our products allow us to be a part of Frederik’s victory whilst helping him save crucial watts. It is a fantastic partnership. » said Martin Banke, Managing Director for CeramicSpeed.
Frederik Van Lierde’s Cervélo P5 will now be fully equipped with CeramicSpeed pulley wheels, bottom brackets and wheel bearings. A saving the company emphasise at being between 6 – 9 watts.
« In the cycling industry there is no bearing product that carries the same reputation for quality, reduced friction and all round performance as CeramicSpeed does. To be the best and stay the best you need to chase every percentage gain, especially in equipment. CeramicSpeed products are simply not comparable. I am very excited about working closely with the entire CeramicSpeed team. » said Van Lierde from his training camp in Spain.
Van Lierde will get his 2014 season underway at the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon on March 15th. Frederik will be aiming for his third victory at Abu Dhabi having taken the win in 2011 and 2013.
CeramicSpeed was founded in 2004 with all products handmade at the companies HQ in Denmark. The company specialises in ceramic bearings for the cycling industry distributed in more than 20 countries. Since 2007 SRAM has been using CeramicSpeed bottom brackets and since 2011 Specialized have been delivering all S-Works road frames with CeramicSpeed bottom bracket and wheel kits bearings. Pro tour teams Team Tinkoff-Saxo, Omega Pharma – Quick-Step and Team Astana are riding CeramicSpeed products. Within MTB the company is proud sponsors of Team Superior Brentjens. Additionally CeramicSpeed products are ridden by some of the world’s leading triathletes; Leanda Cave, Tyler Butterfield, Greg and Laura Bennett and Eneko Llanos among others.