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CBT: CONFIDENCE BRAKE TECHNOLOGY

At FFWD Wheels we are constantly working on improvement of our products. In this process of product deve- lopment we learned that the combination of compounds will make the difference between good or great. As techniques develop quickly it remains a continuous process at FFWD Wheels!

FFWD Wheels applies three different brake track layers depending on the type of rim or type of use.

CBT BBS
All FFWD tubular (road) rims have a Basalt brake surface (BBS). Reducing heat production and improving brake performance in combination with the supplied SwissStop black prince brake pads.

CBT 1.5
Based on 1.5k CARBON structure in combination with High TG Custom Compound Resin. Increasing braking power by 30% in all conditions, more durable and doesn’t make noise while braking.

CBT 3H
The F3R FCC has an exclusive brake surface. Mixing three different composites and a copper layer with a High TG Resin enables fast heat reduction and high brake efficiency. Durable and capable of higher tire pressure.

Track Cycling – Go Fast on the shortest track!

Team FFWD

Facts and features from within the company!

Where Sixday racing in general is the most spectacular event within track cycling, the Ghent race on one of the shortest indoor tracks can be considered as next level!

 

Traditionally the Sixday racers also come to Ghent in Belgium for what many refer to as the most spectacular race within Sixday racing! Most likely because they Go Fast on the shortest track!

 

For Olympic and World Championship races a track must be 250 meters in length. Where other Sixday races are held on 200 meter tracks, the Ghent Sixdays are raced on a 166 meter track with very steep curves. With speeds around 70km/h these riders really have to Get Confident to Go Fast!

The victory in this 2016 edition went to Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish just before TeamFFWD riders Moreno de Pauw and Kenny de Ketele.

 

The 2016 Sixdays of Ghent has been covered by former professional rider and track racer Leon van Bon.

 

Photo credit: © Leon van Bon