C-Bear – Silent Speed Performance
2007 to present.
Started by a cyclist, sharing a good thing, with fellow cyclists. The philosophy remains the same, yet so much changed.
Right from the beginning, C-bear differentiates Road/Race ( R ) and All Condition ( AC – for cx, gravel, mtb, wet weather) double sealed ceramic bearings , contrary to the “one size fit all” common practice.
In 2007/8, it was mainly the external threaded bottom brackets, still all time favorites.
C-bear went all out and adopted the precision cnc alum metal housing bottom bracket, rather than the ad-hoc temporarily “bandage” add this , add that, plastic adaptor approach. Look around nowadays, it is almost standard.
As bb standard proliterates, C-bear again the first, with a silencing bb for osbb campagnolo combination. Mads (on #roadbikereview forum) has convinced many there and helped establish C-Bear wider recognition in the field #silentspeedperformance
As more bb standard emerged, c-bear is prepared. C-Bear BBR, bringing the bearing out of the hidden bbshell, positioned it next to the crank for maximum stability and optimized power transfer. 386 , 30A and recently PF42-30 eliminating creaking and bearing misalignment.
We may blame and credit all the rights and wrongs to Bart , C-bear instigator, for his foresight and taking educated risks. He likes nothing more than silently working behind the scene, product testing during the warm, sunny, breezy days for sure and on sub-zero, windy, soaked to the skin days.
During the course of years, we met many people, some helps us tremendously, totally unexpectedly. There are so many people to thank, not to miss mentioning anyone, we takes our hats off to those who generously offer their assistance in one form or another. Like Lexpres who placed the very first order .
C-bear started absolutely from ground zero. Bart is dutch. Like most dutch, he practically born with 2 legs and 2 wheels. He still vividly remembers those C-Bear beginning days, with no cycling industry connection , a completely new brand that no one ever heard before, armed with “by a cyclist, sharing a good thing, with fellow cyclists” attitude, that is how it began and how it preserves.
What has not changed : material sponsoring of #LottoSoudal team. After seeing + trying = believing in 2008, it became official in 2009 and ever since, how many thousands of km over the years, how many power sprints, hill climbs…time after time, #allspeednoplay.
Together with all cbearians, we joined with Bikesnotbombs.org and Velafrica.ch in Ghana and Tanzania projects respectively.
We are honored to be part of paralympians’ unforgetable journey onto podium and to collaborate with fine custom bicycle builders in their continual pursuit of excellency.
With gratitude, we wish everyone : good health and much happiness 2018.