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TOLEDO, Ohio (23 October)- Rolf Dietrich and Trek Bicyle Corporation have announced that their co-operation is over. Trek used to produce and market Rolf paired spoke technology wheels , but will stop making these wheels under the Rolf trade mark from Dec. 31 2001 on. Rolf Dietrich, who developed the paired spoke technology, will manufacture […]

TOLEDO, Ohio (23 October)- Rolf Dietrich and Trek Bicyle Corporation have announced that their co-operation is over. Trek used to produce and market Rolf paired spoke technology wheels , but will stop making these wheels under the Rolf trade mark from Dec. 31 2001 on. Rolf Dietrich, who developed the paired spoke technology, will manufacture and distribute these wheels under a new trademark: Rolf Prima®. Rolf Dietrich must get the credits to have developed the paired spoke technology, which has created a new vogue among wheelbuilders. Rolf wheels have been copied by a host of competitors in various ways which are just so different as not to infringe any Rolf patents. It must also be said that although having created a really new spoke pattern which promises favorable aerodynamics, Rolf wheel have not been very popular with the professional road racers. (OB)

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