QUICK-STEP FLOORS CYCLING TEAM GOES PRO
Bicycle component brand PRO to supply handlebars and stems for UCI World Tour Team Quick-Step Floors Cycling.
Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team’s multinational roster of stars including Luxembourg’s Bob Jungels, Czech Republic’s Zdenek Stybar, France’s Julian Alaphilippe, Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria and former World Champion, Belgium’s Phillipe Gilbert will all be gunning for victory this season with PRO’s VIBE handlebar and stem adorning their Specialized Venge, Tarmac and Roubaix frames.
As the name implies, PRO components are inspired by the performances of the highest level riders, offering ultra-high performance to Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team so they can ride the most punishing conditions with total confidence, maximum aerodynamic performance and ultra-clean styling.
PRO Vibe handlebars and stems are designed with Shimano’s Di2 components in mind to offer complete aerodynamic integration. Specially-positioned cable ports allow Di2 or mechanical shift cables and hydraulic or regular brake cables to be hidden through the bars and the stem.
As well as this, rather than sitting under the stem, the Di2 junction box can sit discretely at the end of either handlebar drop in place of a bar plug allowing riders to change their shift preferences on the fly.
Finally, the Vibe stem’s integrated topcap and reversed bolts in the frontcap reduce air turbulence even further to aid in the pursuit of speed.
As well as aerodynamics though, PRO Vibe carbon handlebars also feature Innegra fibres to strengthen the bar’s most vulnerable areas without compromising weight, so, in the event of a crash, the bars will retain their basic structure to minimize the impact of crashes.
Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team riders will have the option of 40, 42 or 44cm PRO Vibe anatomic or compact bars weighing 220-230g. PRO Vibe stem range from 80-130mm at either -10° or -17° and start at 125g in weight.
Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team start their 2018 campaign at the Santos Tour Down Under in Australia on Tuesday 16 January 2018.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
1. EMBARGO TIME/DATE: Friday 12th January 10am (CET)
2. IMAGES: can be downloaded at https://media.shimano-eu.com/en-CEU/presskit/219708?reheat_cache=1
3. QUICK-STEP FLOORS CYCLING TEAM: More info here http://www.quickstepfloorscycling.com
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