Facts and features from within the company!
On the road the teams on FFWD are visible in the big races. French teams Direct Energie and Arkea-Samsic are to be seen in all spring classics like Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix for example.
Both teams are also in the race for a wild card to participate in the biggest event in cycling, the Tour de France!
FFWD can is focussed on supporting all levels within the cycling community and has development teams as well as women cycling teams riding on their great wheels.
Below a few links to the teams which are part of TeamFFWD!
Team Direct Energie (FR)
Team Arkea-Samsic (FR)
Team Metec (NL)
Team HB-Supermint (US)
In Triathlon we support many athletes who are in some cases also part of a team. For example Kenneth Vandendriessche (BE) and Saleta Castro (ES) are part of ITZU Tri Team which is based in Belgium. Dutch triathlon team Team4Talent has athlete Evert Scheltinga and talented Pleuni Hooiman among others under their wings. Besides these teams also individual athletes Yuliya Yelistratova (UA), Jens-Petersen Bach (DK), Taylor Spivey (US) and Amy Kilpin (UK) are long-time part of TeamFFWD and will continue as our ambassadors!
On the mountainbike the DMT Racing Team, which is focussed on marathon races, is riding the FFWD OUTLAW XC wheels and taking many victories. Former World Champion Tiago Ferreira (PT) is part of this team who recently won the Andalucia Bike Race for the third time in a row. The team also has Jose Dias (PT) and Hans Becking (NL) racing on FFWD.
FFWD wheels is also well represented on the track and in fixed gear racing. The six days on the track are popular and many riders choose to ride FFWD.
Besides offering many talented young riders a chance to improve on the material level we also have a close connection with National Teams from the UK (British Cycling), Belgium (Sport Vlaanderen) and the Dutch National Team.
Direct Energie Mechanic:
“We feel they are built by hand. The tension of the spokes is perfect, the riders feel good rigidity and we don’t have to adjust the tension!”
Direct Energie rider Rein Taaramäe:
“I really love them! I have ridden with many wheels and can honestly say that your wheels are great!”
Arkea-Samsic rider Warren Barguil:
“The FFWD wheels have a great performing brake track and you really feel they want to go forward!”
Team DMT-Racing manager:
“The riders are loving the wheels, very responsive and handle well in corners!”