The limits of carbon technology, why good aluminium is better than bad carbon and lots more…

At the recent Cervelo Test Team launch we got to speak to Gerard Vroomen one half of the dynamic duo (along with Phil White) behind Cervelo, and now the Cervelo Test Team.

Vroomen and White set up Cervelo in the mid-Nineties designing cutting edge and often esoteric time trial machines. Their big break came in 2000 when against everyone's expectations, including their own, a meeting with Team CSC boss, Bjarne Riis, resulted in them becoming the bike supplier to the team. Under enormous pressure the duo then produced a whole series of race winning machines culminating in the Soloist which Carlos Sastre rode to victory in last year's Tour de France.

Vroomen has very definite ideas on bike design, materials, and technology and he was more than happy to share a few of them with road.cc… 

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Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.