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Oval Concepts Launches Innovative Wheel Line for 2011

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Oval Concepts designs are driven by a desire to help cyclists achieve their fastest speeds, their most aerodynamic fit and their most fluid ride. Started in 2002, Oval Concepts is now owned by Advanced Sports International (ASI), a corporation based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that is also home to Fuji, Kestrel, Breezer and SE bicycle brands.

Oval Concepts designs are driven by a desire to help cyclists achieve their fastest speeds, their most aerodynamic fit and their most fluid ride. Started in 2002, Oval Concepts is now owned by Advanced Sports International (ASI), a corporation based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that is also home to Fuji, Kestrel, Breezer and SE bicycle brands.

With the backing of ASI’s corporate resources, Oval Concepts is utilizing the highest quality materials and manufacturing methods in hopes of taking the company to the next level. Oval concepts is well known for its bar, stem, and seat posts. For 2011, Oval enters the wheel market with an innovative line of road racing & triathlon wheels in collaboration with DT Swiss. All Oval Concepts wheels are trued by hand for the most accurate build.

The wheels have proprietary hubs featuring a 7075-T6 axle with 4 sealed bearings on the rear hub, 6 pawls for added strength, and DT Swiss spokes. Oval Concepts rims are all unidirectional carbon fiber with a 3K weave used at the spoke hole interface for strength. The rims’ 22 mm width enhances ride comfort and provides more efficient aerodynamics. Team Geox-TMC Transformers will race & train on Oval Concepts wheels in 2011, from the 999 deep dish wheels to the 530 alloy clincher training wheel sets.

Oval Concepts, in coordination with DT Swiss, will offer wheels specific to Team Geox’s needs.
“We have taken a lot of input from Team Geox to design wheels that will put Oval Concepts at the forefront of technology,” said Steven Harad, Oval Concepts Brand Manager. “We look forward to a successful season in the peloton.”

 

 

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