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Apr 9th, 2014

ONE-ON-ONE WITH KYLE BUCKINGHAM

In his first event as a professional triathlete – his first competitive ride on the SwiftCarbon Neurogen – Kyle Buckingham hit Ironman South Africa hard, taking 2nd step on the podium, an amazing result. South African Kyle shot to notoriety when he smashed the age-group course record at Ironman Hawaii in 2013 with a remarkable 8:37:26. It cemented the now 30-year-old’s decision to turn professional and completed a meteoric rise for the man who only raced his first triathlon five years earlier. SwiftCarbon has just added Buckingham to their impressive roster of pro triathletes that includes Ironman legend Jozsef Major [...]

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Apr 4th, 2014

PRO TRIATHLETE KYLE BUCKINGHAM RIDES SWIFTCARBON

We are delighted to announce that 30-year-old South African Kyle Buckingham will race on the SwiftCarbon Neurogen tri bike for 2014. The Neurogen will provide the world-class platform he needs to make a mark in his debut professional season. ‘Officially welcoming Kyle, a fellow South African, to the SwiftCarbon team is a proud moment for us,’ says SwiftCarbon founder Mark Blewett. ‘We have high hopes for 2014 and wish Kyle all the best on his Neurogen, which is dialed in to suit his style of riding. When designing it, we insisted that it exceeded even the most critical of professional’s high standards.’ [...]

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Mar 27th, 2014

Exclusive Interview With Will Clarke

-   What was it like riding for Drapac in their first Tour Down Under? It was a really great experience to get to take part in Australia’s biggest race for an Aussie team. There was a great vibe amongst the riders, and we had a lot of fun during that week of racing.   –   Most Aggressive Rider! How did it feel to get that jersey?   It wasn’t really planned, but after spending the first two days in the break I just decided to go for it! Going into the last stage, I was equal with Jens [...]

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Mar 14th, 2014

SWIFTCARBON CONCEPT STORE OPENS IN MELBOURNE

SwiftCarbon Australia launches its first concept store, spearheaded by current professional cyclist Jonathan Cantwell of Drapac Professional Cycling. Jonathan will be there to welcome the early birds, as the doors open on Saturday 15th March, in St Kilda at the Melbourne beachfront – a popular spot for cyclists skirting the bay on a beautiful day out on the bike. The store presents SwiftCarbon’s full range of mountain, TT/triathlon and road bikes, including the brand new super svelte SCULP (SwiftCarbon Ultra Light Project), built entirely in Germany. Even while racing as a professional, Cantwell managed to find the time to oversee the [...]

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Mar 6th, 2014

THE SCULP IS BORN

The SwiftCarbon Ultra Light Project is the product of our endeavour to produce the stiffest, lightest and most balanced road frames in the world. It’s a collaboration between our engineering head Boris Sirmanoff and AX-Lightness’ Axel Schnura. These long-time friends wanted to find out what was possible if they shared their ideas. They combined the very latest carbon fibre materials, the most advanced production processes and SwiftCarbon’s highly acclaimed geometry and ride tuning. The frames are designed, engineered and manufactured entirely in Germany. The SwiftCarbon Ultra Light Project is revealed – weighing in at 680g The result is a sub-700g [...]

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Jan 7th, 2014

DRAPAC PREPARE FOR TOUR DOWN UNDER AT AUSSIE NATIONALS

Wednesday 8 January kick-starts what promises to be an historic year for SwiftCarbon-riding Drapac. In their 10th year of racing, the Australian team head to Ballarat, Victoria, for the National Championships full of confidence after securing their UCI Pro-Continental licence late last year. Time trials dominate day one of five with Drapac’s 21-year-old Jordan Kerby looking to improve on his fourth place in the 2013 U23 event (28km). It’ll be Kerby’s debut for Drapac and first time racing SwiftCarbon’s Neurogen TT bike, which comes in 8% lighter and 12% stiffer than the 2013 version. It’ll be the same model used [...]

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Dec 20th, 2013

ULTRAVOX TI BLUE – LIMITED EDITION AVAILABLE in 2014

Clamour – that’s the only word to describe events on the SwiftCarbon Facebook page at the end of October. A snapshot of the Ultravox TI in SwiftCarbon blue left the burgeoning SwiftCarbon community open-mouthed and demanding more. ‘Should be a crime to have something look that good,’ said Johan Fouche Cilliers. ‘It is all seven types of awesome… Gimme. Gimme. Gimme,’ wrote Paul Rhodes. ‘If they release that colour, I’m all over it! What are the chances, SwiftCarbon Bikes?’ asked Justin Hodges. Well, Justin, thanks to yours and your fellow riders’ cascade of compliments and positive feedback, the blue version [...]

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Nov 20th, 2013

SWIFTCARBON POWERS NFTO PRO

SwiftCarbon caused quite a stir in cycling’s burgeoning online community recently when popular cycling websites bikeradar.com and cyclingnews.com posted a story showing former Team Sky rider Russell Downing taking delivery of his SwiftCarbon Ultravox TI. The 35-year-old is heading up NFTO – Not For The Ordinary – a UK team that’s grown from a local trade squad offering young cyclists the chance to compete competitively, to securing their licence to race on the UCI Continental Tour in 2014. Along with the rest of his teammates, Downing, who competed for Endura Racing last season and also completed his first-ever Paris-Roubaix, will race [...]

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Nov 13th, 2013

PEREIRA’S RECORD-BREAKING DEBUT

Portugal’s Vanessa Pereira signed up with SwiftCarbon in 2012, signaling her intent to one day become a professional Ironman athlete. The 25-year-old had previously excelled in the age-group ranks winning her category at Ironman South Africa 2011, before finishing fourth in the 20-24 age group at Ironman Hawaii 2012. That result gave Pereira the confidence to make her dreams come true and take the next step in 2013… And it’s been a strong arrival on the elite scene for Pereira. On a domestic level, she retained the Portuguese long-distance championships, as well as winning the demanding long-course race in Madeira [...]

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