Driven is a revolutionary drivetrain concept that sets new standards in efficiency.
9th July, 2018 – Holstebro, Denmark: CeramicSpeed have raised the bar once again when it comes to drivetrain efficiency. This time with a revolutionary drivetrain concept that eliminates the need for both front and rear derailleurs as well as the chain.
Partnering with the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Colorado, CeramicSpeed have created a drive shaft concept that utilises 21 CeramicSpeed Bearings and sets a new benchmark as the world’s most efficient drivetrain.
Driven creates 49% less friction when compared to the market leading chain and derailleur drivetrain. A traditional chain and derailleur drivetrain contains eight points of sliding friction, which is generated from the articulation of the chain at these points. CeramicSpeed’s new Driven concept impressively eliminates all eight points of sliding friction.
To achieve the ultimate performance, Driven uses CeramicSpeed Bearings in a pinion style drive shaft system. In total 21 CeramicSpeed Bearings play a crucial role in the functionality and efficiency of Driven. Thanks to their extremely low rolling friction and longevity, the bearings transfer torque from the front ring through the drive shaft, then onto the 13-speed rear cog.
At the head of CeramicSpeed’s Driven Project is company Chief Technology Officer and founder of Friction Facts, Jason Smith.
“CeramicSpeed has proudly accomplished what many have said couldn’t be done. We’ve achieved a 99% efficient multi-speed drivetrain while eliminating the chain and complex rear derailleur. Advancements in drivetrain technology have been evolutionary since the 1920’s. Driven is truly revolutionary given its unique rolling element power transfer and unmatched efficiency. The Driven concept has the ability to change the way the cycling industry views drivetrain design and drivetrain efficiency”
Acknowledging its level of innovation, the EUROBIKE Award jury has chosen Driven as one of the winners of this year’s edition, amongst 366 entries. The original Driven prototype is displayed at CeramicSpeed’s Eurobike stand B3-205 from 8th to 10th July. The award winning
concept bike is on display in Foyer West in a special AWARD exhibition throughout the EUROBIKE show.
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CeramicSpeed is one of the world’s leading suppliers of ceramic bearings. CeramicSpeed have been in business since 2004, with the team behind the company carrying more than 20 years of bearing experience. The company consists of two specialised sales channels, focusing on cycling and industrial applications. We have developed close relationships with our component suppliers over the time – each of whom are the very best in their fields.
The CeramicSpeed sport channel delivers bearings, as well as ultra-fast racing chains and bottled chain coating, reinforcing the company’s goal of saving watts and delivering the lowest friction available. All our bearings are handmade and our chains are optimised by hand in Denmark.
|Dimension:||1500 x 1000 px
12.7 x 8.47 cm
CeramicSpeed Sport A/S
Stand No: B3-2015