Defending champion, Daniela Ryf won the women’s Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA and set a new course record with a 8:46:46 finish. For the second year in a row, Ryf was riding a custom made IA FRD reinforced by TeXtreme® from Felt Bicycles.
Next to Ryf on the podium stood three-time Kona champion Mirinda Carfae, who also rode a Felt IA FRD. Carfrae won the 2013 and 2014 Ironman World Championship aboard the Felt IA FRD and this year’s win by Ryf, has given the Felt IA FRD four consecutive women’s Ironman World Championships.
Bikes with composite parts reinforced by TeXtreme® carbon fiber materials have over the recent years been successfully used to win stages and races in competitions such as the Tour de France, Ironman World Championships, Giro d’Italia, La Vuelta a España and several World Championships.
TeXtreme® has been broadly adopted by the bicycle industry. By weaving ultra thin, flat Spread Tows instead of round yarns, TeXtreme® is being used to create ultra-lightweight, high-performance products. Companies utilizing TeXtreme® Technology achieve significant results in reducing weight while increasing stiffness and strength, in comparison to other carbon fiber materials.
TeXtreme® carbon fiber fabrics have been used throughout the bicycle market in frames, wheels, saddles, helmets and shoes for road cycling, mountain biking, Time Trial/Triathlon, cyclocross and track racing.