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Meet the sponsor: CeramicSpeed

It is said: the devil is in the detail and we have a very important detail which makes our riders going faster on their bikes. The name of this detail is CeramicSpeed, a Danish company which is the technical partner of Astana Pro Team.

CeramicSpeed is a company from Denmark that has an interesting story. In 1998, the company’s founder, Jacob Csizmadia, broke the world record for 24hr inline skating – using skates equipped with ceramic ball bearings. Two years later, he introduced ceramic bearings to professional cycling. A winning mentality is how it all started, and it’s this guiding principle that continues to drive them forward.

CeramicSpeed is the first company to introduce ceramic (hybrid) bearings into the world of cycling, helping riders all over the world ride faster for longer. Officially founded in 2004, the company is today all about the quality and innovation, manufacturing durable and reliable products ever since.

Quality: CeramicSpeed is using the best materials, tested and proven, and the company ensures a rigorous chain of quality checking during production to make sure that they deliver the best quality products for both, sponsored athletes and riders as well as customers. And every single product is hand-built at the company’s HQ’s, in Denmark.

Innovation: CeramicSpeed likes to leave no stone unturned and the company doesn’t take things for granted. The company likes to challenge the status quo of things and improve them, tries to look at things differently and uses the best technology as well as a team of talented engineers to advance these projects.

Durable and reliable products that improve the overall drivetrain efficiency.

CeramicSpeed’s most iconic product, developed, tested and hand-built in Denmark, is the Oversized Pulley Wheel System (OSPW System), launched in 2015. After intensive R&D and testing of both pulley wheel sizes and cage material, the OSPW System is also the choice of the riders from Astana Pro Team, delivering the best combination between performance, design and light weight, with no compromise on aerodynamics when riding outdoors. After 5 years, CeramicSpeed’s OSPW System is still world’s fastest oversized system.

The manufacturing of one single CeramicSpeed ball takes between 50 and 70 days to achieve the perfect roundness, smoothness and hardness, featuring the highest grade of ceramic and outperforming all known competitors.

The company’s tagline has been from the start “Part of the Victory”, a winning mentality being what is driving CeramicSpeed. The company is creating the best products to help riders make the most of their equipment and training and succeed together to achieve improved performance. In the world of professional cycling, Astana Pro Team is a team of talented riders that show great potential which can be aided with the advantages that CeramicSpeed products have to offer. CeramicSpeed is also proud to have a co-national riding for the team, Jakob Fuglsang being a rider that the company has followed and always had a good collaboration with.

Photo credit: @CeramicSpeed / Astana Pro Team / Getty Images

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