Nasce una nuova partnership tra Enve Composites e Zyvex Technologies. La Zyvex è la prima azienda al mondo che tratta di nanotecnologie molecolari che con Enve verranno impiegate nella costruzione di ruote in carbonio per mountain bike .
Dopo due anni di sviluppo in laboratorio e sui campi gara insieme ai rider del team Santa Cruz Syndicate Enve ha sviluppato un nuovo wheelset che attraverso la tecnologia Arovex (che consiste in un nanotubo di carbonio e grafene, materiale composito che crea legami chimici su nanotubi di carbonio) fornisce un vantaggio in robustezza.
“I nuovi cerchi nano-enhanced carbon DH stanno cambiando il modo di vedere i wheelset in termini di qualità, di guida e di durata” ha detto Jason Schiers (Enve Composites), “…questo nuovo prodotto sta dimostrando notevoli vantaggi tecnici e competitivi nel downhill. Stiamo cambiando il gioco“. Sotto il comunicato stampa ufficiale.
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April 30, 2012 – Ogden, Utah, USA – ENVE Composites is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Zyvex Technologies, the world’s first molecular nanotechnology company. This partnership provides ENVE access to the latest materials comprised of nano-enhanced carbon fiber which are used in ENVE’s DH rims and wheelsets.
The ENVE DH rims and wheelsets, which began shipping to the public earlier this year, provide significant performance benefits to downhill cyclists including those that compete at the highest levels of World Cup racing.
ENVE partnered with Zyvex Technologies by using its Arovex nano-enhanced carbon fiber technology. Arovex is a carbon nanotube and graphene engineered composite material that uses the proprietary Kentera technology to create chemical bonds on carbon nanotubes. It provides an advantage in toughness without compromising strength and protects from fracture damage. ENVE has an exclusive license for this advanced technology for cycling applications.
After two years of development, ENVE sponsored rider Greg Minnaar of the Santa Cruz Syndicate rode the new DH rim to victory at the 2012 World Cup Opener in Saint Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
“The ENVE-Zyvex partnership introduces the first carbon fiber rim specifically designed for the downhill cyclist. During development and testing, the current DH rim and early prototypes have won over 50 podiums in competitions around the world. These results validate ENVE’s success using Zyvex’s Arovex. Downhill racing is extreme in nature and the fact that these new rims are surviving the most challenging tracks in the world truly make these rims one of a kind,” noted Jason Schiers, founder of ENVE Composites.
“Zyvex Technologies is the first company to globally commercialize nano-enhanced products. After building a $40 billion supply chain in less than four years, we are fortunate that partners like Composites One convey the carbon nanotechnology value to companies like ENVE who are constantly innovating products. Products made with our materials have less weight and increased strength to change the way products perform,” said Lance Criscuolo, president of Zyvex Technologies.
Most notable is an unprecedented increase in durability, strength, and stiffness over traditional alloy offerings on the market. Before ENVE’s sponsorship of the Syndicate, it was common for the team to replace aluminum rims more than 180 times in a season. In 2011, Syndicate racer Steve Peat raced on the same pair of ENVE DH wheels throughout the entire 2011 season.
“The nano-enhanced carbon DH rim is changing what people expect in terms of ride quality and durability, this new rim is demonstrating significant technical and competitive advantages in the demanding downhill environment. We are changing the game.” concluded Schiers.
About Zyvex Technologies
Zyvex Technologies unlocks the power of carbon nanomaterials. Headquartered in Columbus, OH, with facilities in Texas, South Dakota, and Washington, Zyvex Technologies was the first company to bring nano-enhanced products to the marketplace. Its commercially proven technology makes products stronger, lighter, tougher, more fuel efficient and more electrically conductive. Visit zyvextech.com. On Twitter, follow @ZyvexTech.
About ENVE Composites
Located in Ogden, Utah, ENVE manufactures carbon fiber rims and components specifically for the bicycle industry. ENVE Wheels and Components are chosen by the best cyclists in the world including the United Health Care Pro Cycling Team, the Santa Cruz Syndicate. ENVE is one of the only companies in the bicycle industry to manufacture in the U.S.A and all ENVE rims and wheelsets are handmade in Ogden, Utah, USA. Visit www.enve.com and follow us on Twitter @ENVEComposites