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TeXtreme Contributes to Historic Tour de France Victories

  • Tuesday, 23rd July 2013
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Oxeon’s TeXtreme was used in a high-performance disc wheel by competition winner, Chris Froome, and also in the bike frame of Marcel Kittel, who won four stages in this year’s competition.

Oxeon claims TeXtreme is the next generation carbon fibre material in the bicycle industry using Spread Tows to achieve ultra-light weight and high-performance products. Companies testing and having launched products featuring TeXtreme have gotten better numbers on weight and stiffness compared to other carbon fibre materials.

Henrik Blycker, CEO of Oxeon, says, “Once again we can proudly watch athletes using products built with TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics stand on the podium celebrating victories. We are happy for whatever contribution our materials have had in these victories and they make good references to the performance of TeXtreme alongside other wins in Formula 1, NASCAR, Stanley Cup playoffs among others.”

When the Felt Bicycles road bike frames were introduced on the UCI World Tour by Team Argos-Shimano earlier this year Felt’s Director of R&D Jeff Soucek said, “We started with a mountain bike to prove the performance of TeXtreme.” Since its introduction the Felt Nine FRD has proven itself as an anomaly in bicycle frames, with a level of stiffness, durability, light weight and comfort that has caused riders to ponder new superlatives to describe the level of seemingly conflicting performance qualities.

“Team Argos-Shimano Team manager Iwan Spekenbrink said after the final stage, “This stage is the highlight, what else can we ask for. A Tour with so much history – winning stage one the first time the race has been to Corsica and taking the yellow jersey, and taking the final stage the first time it has been run in the evening. It’s so symbolic, and to win the stages we have is amazing.” Source: 14ti, Team Argos Shimano.

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