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Bikes reinforced by TeXtreme vital in Kona Ironman triumphs

News International-French

21 Oct 2015

Daniela Ryf won the Kona Ironman World Championship this weekend on Hawaii, USA. Daniela was riding a custom made IA FRD reinforced by TeXtreme from Felt Bicycles and laid the ground for the victory through an extremely strong bike ride.

On the men’s side, Andreas Raelert, riding the new C:68 TT bike reinforced by TeXtreme from Cube Bikes, finished on a strong second place.

Bikes with composite parts reinforced by TeXtreme carbon fiber materials have over the recent years been successfully used to win stages and races in competitions such as: Tour de France, Kona Ironman, Giro d’Italia, La Vuelta and several World Championships.

The TeXtreme Technology is based on spreading tows (yarns) into very thin tapes which enables reinforcements in woven structure as well as unidirectional tapes with mechanical performance and possibility for weight savings that are unique compared to conventional reinforcements.

“The unique material characteristics together with our knowledge in FEA analysis, lay-up optimization as well as the manufacturing- and marketing support, position TeXtreme as the No.1 collaboration partner for achieving ultra light products. The continuous success in the races further strengthens this position”, says Andreas Martsman, VP – Marketing & Sales of Oxeon AB.