Cycling Australia is excited to be partnering with wheel manufacturer Zipp as our official supplier through to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Zipp will provide front and rear disc wheels for the Argon 18 frames to the Australian Cycling Team as it strives for gold at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
“Working with a wheel and bike manufacturer is vitally important to our performance gains leading into the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” said Simon Jones, Cycling Australia performance director. “Both Zipp and Argon 18 have a strong performance culture and capability and we are looking forward to what we can achieve together.”
The partnership is in line with Zipp’s commitment to aligning with cycling’s most innovative athletes and programs, not only to achieve victories and win championships but to reach new levels of speed and performance.
“We’re honoured to be partnering with a true giant of bicycle racing, Cycling Australia, and an innovator like Argon 18,” Zipp Road Sports Marketing Director Jason Phillips said. “The Super-9 is Zipp’s fastest wheel, and Australia is home to many of the world’s fastest track cyclists.
“Track racing — especially the team pursuit — represents the pinnacle of speed, efficiency, and teamwork on a bike.”
About Cycling Australia’s Track Program
Track cycling has a long history of bringing success to Australia with more medals being won on the track than any other discipline in cycling, particularly at the international level, including numerous Olympic Games medals. With the Australian Cycling Team’s main event focus being the Olympic Games, track cycling presents the best opportunity for gold medals with 12 Olympic medal events available; six in sprint events and six in endurance events. Cycling Australia’s Track program consists of 22 male and female athletes (7 Sprint and 15 Endurance), forming the core track group from which CA will launch its Tokyo 2020 track attack.
About Zipp Speed Weaponry
Zipp Speed Weaponry was founded in 1988 with the sole mission of making you faster. Our focus is to produce the highest performing, most durable wheels and components. For more than three decades, Zipp has done exactly that, by drawing on its core competencies of design engineering, composites knowledge, computer simulation, and wind tunnel development. It is these competencies that have allowed Zipp to deliver a series of firsts in the cycling industry. From the first carbon disc wheel to the first carbon crank to the first carbon wheel to win Paris-Roubaix.
Cycling Australia is excited to be partnering with the world's best ball bearing manufacturer, CyclingCeramic.
CyclingCeramic will be supplying bearings for wheels and bottom brackets used by Cycling Australia's national track team.
The aim of the relationship between CA and Cycling Ceramic is to develop components that produce the most efficient track cycling drive train, via the reduction of friction. Cycling Ceramic bearings are lighter, longer lasting and harder than traditional bearing systems.
"In the pursuit of Commonwealth and Olympic gold, it's important that our athletes have the best possible equipment and components," said Cycling Australia High-Performance Director Simon Jones.
"This partnership shows our commitment to innovation with key partners who will help lead research and development within this space. When races are won or lost by hundredths of a second, every gain counts," he added.
The French manufacturer has been producing world-class components since it was established in 2012 and specialisesin the assembly of ceramic bearings. All products are manufactured and tested to the highest standards.
Ceramic bearings are composed of grade 3 ceramic beads that have been polished for 70 days to achieve the lowest friction in the world and reduce pedalling resistance. This minimizes the cyclists' wattage and means they will be able to take advantage of this energy saving in their final effort.
To find out more visit http://www.cyclingceramic.fr/