What is #overachieve? It’s a mission. An obsession. A collaborative effort to ignore limitations, think differently, and create the next generation of ultra-performance cycling components.

#overachieve is an understanding that the ultimate ride, the perfect union of bicycle and rider in motion, has yet to be achieved. It’s combining exhaustive research on the dynamics of cycling with cutting-edge engineering. It’s discovering new material technologies and innovative production processes. It’s real-world testing by the world’s fastest pro racers.

#overachieve is about doing anything and everything to achieve pinnacle performance on the bike. Join us on this journey as we bring the world’s best performing components to life.

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THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD

All-new compounds. Smooth, supple casing. A tread that rolls with effortless speed, corners on rails, and handles with confidence on variable roads. This is what Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet of CCC Team wants in a tire. We create it, he approves it. 

HOT STREAK

Racing with pre-production composite aero WheelSystems at key races throughout the 2019 season, pro triathlete Tim Van Berkel put together a string of podium performances including second place at Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay in the Philippines in early June. Temperatures topped out near 110 degrees Fahrenheit during the 90km bike ride, but Van Berkel managed to clock one of the fastest times of the day.

MOUNTAIN MADNESS

CCC Team rider Amaro Antunes, riding with a lighweight, pre-production composite WheelSystem, was at the sharp end of the action on Stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia. On one of the final days of his first ever grand tour, a 151km race to the summit of San Martino di Castrozza, the Portuguese rider finished third.  

SADDLE UP

Our components are made to function best while in motion. The only way to truly evaluate the shape, comfort and fit of a saddle is to put it under stress in real-world conditions. That means long hours on the road with pro racers of different sizes and riding styles. When they ride 7 hours without even thinking about it, that’s a good sign. 

PODIUM PERFORMANCE

Australian triathlete Tim Van Berkel rode a pre-production composite aero WheelSystem—a full disc rear and a spoked front—to a second-place performance at the 2019 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championships. AsiaTri.com photo. 

RACE OF TRUTH

It’s one thing to build an aero wheel that looks fast on paper, but you never really know until you’re on the road. In the wind. Going flat out. CCC Team riders look to us for an aero advantage. They demand it. Our work isn’t finished until they get it.

ROAD TEST

Step one to building a faster road wheel is engineering. Step two is testing in the lab. But the real proof of concept happens on the road. Team CCC riders and mechanics put in the long, hard hours and give us their feedback. We’re not happy until they’re happy. 

TOUGH LUCK

CCC Team rider Greg Van Avermaet closed out his spring classics season with a bit of bad luck at Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Riding a pre-production composite WheelSystem, he was in a strong position for the closing kilometers when an untimely crash took him out of contention on the final descent toward the finish in Liège. Stefano Sirotti photo. 

MUR DE HUY

With an average grade of nearly 10% and a maximum pitch of 26%, the Mur de Huy is the defining challenge of Flèche-Wallonne. Riders must crest the 1.3km climb three times during the 195km Belgian spring classic, making it a proper proving ground for next-generation components like the composite WheelSystem ridden by CCC Team rider Joey Rosskopf. The American was part of a five-man breakaway that gained a lead of 5 minutes before eventually getting caught by the field. Chris Auld photo. 

DIGGING FOR GOLD

CCC Team rider Alessandro De Marchi led a strong effort by the squad at the 2019 Amstel Gold Race in The Netherlands. Racing on a pre-production composite WheelSystem that's currently in its testing phase, the Italian finished 7th. 

The Hardest Test

Nothing tests riders and gear more than Paris-Roubaix. CCC Team rider Greg Van Avermaet used a pre-production WheelSystem to conquer the infamous pavé and finish an impressive 12th at the spring classic known as the Hell of the North.  Cor Vos photo. 

IN FLANDERS FIELDS

Success at the Tour of Flanders comes down to two things: surviving the bone-jarring cobblestone sectors, and being able to attack effectively on the notoriously steep, punishing climbs. Equipment choices are critical for both. Greg Van Avermaet spent the week leading up to “De Ronde” dialing in his WheelSystem and tire setups. Stefano Sirotti photo

RESULTS DRIVEN

If you want to win an Ironman, preparation is everything. Your training is calculated. Gear choices critical. Tim Van Berkel knows what works when he’s trying to shave seconds and climb the ranks. His insights are part of our effort to develop WheelSystems that win. Because in Tim’s world, every second really does count. It’s listed right there next to his name in the results. 

IN PURSUIT OF NEW PR'S

Triathlete Tim Van Berkel has a singular focus: Ironman. The Australian has been training and racing with a pre-production, full carbon aero WheelSystem, including a disc rear and spoked front, providing valuable feedback and scoring two podium finishes already in 2019. Korupt Vision photo.  

EXECUTING A PLAN

Van Avermaet, riding next-generation WheelSystem to tackle the steep cobblestone climbs of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, gives the Belgian fans a reason to cheer as he lights up the Muur van Geraardsbergen on his way to a podium finish. Cor Vos photo.

WHERE LEGENDS ARE MADE

Van Avermaet gets the feel for his setup while checking out the key climbs of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Cor Vos photo.

AGAINST THE WIND

In late February the team traveled to the United Arab Emirates for a WorldTour stage race. Riders used the latest aero WheelSystems to slice through the wind on the 16km Stage 1 team time trial. Cor Vos photo.

AHEAD OF THE PACK

Van Avermaet scored his first win of the season at Stage 3 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. Riding next-generation composite wheels, the Belgian blasted the uphill sprint to take the victory. Cor Vos photo.

DISC MAN

Van Avermaet’s first race with a full aero setup of the new wheels—including a full-disc rear wheel and bladed spoke front wheel—came on the Stage 1 time trial at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana stage race in Spain. Cor Vos photo.

PROOF OF CONCEPT

Patrick Bevin got the team off to a hot start with a stage win at the first WorldTour race of the year, the Santos Tour Down Under. The New Zealand national TT champ rode the latest WheelSystem to outsprint Caleb Ewan and Peter Sagan for his first-ever WorldTour win. Cor Vos photo.

ROAD WORK

The work never ends for CCC Team mechanics as they set up and prepare new bikes, components and gear for testing at winter team camp in Spain. Chris Auld photo.

FINE TUNING

CCC Team staffers play a key role in setting up field-testing of components and communicating performance goals and feedback between pro racers and product engineers. Chris Auld photo.  

FLYING INTO 2019

CCC Team riders practiced their team time trial formation at a training camp in Spain. This was their first opportunity to ride new prototype composite rear disc wheels. Chris Auld photo.

FIELD NOTES

Van Avermaet examines a prototype wheel at team camp, discussing technical details and offering feedback from the road to CCC Team technical staff. Cameron Baird photo.

START OF SOMETHING NEW

Greg Van Avermaet gets ready to roll with teammates at a winter team camp in Denia, Spain. This was the 2016 Olympic champion’s first opportunity to test a prototype front wheel with composite rims. Cameron Baird photo.