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Automatic gearshift system FAG VELOMATIC receives Eurobike Award

Schaeffler Wins "Component" Category

(PresseBox) (Schweinfurt, ) Already a prize winner although it is only just on the market: The automatic bicycle gearshift system FAG VELOMATIC has been chosen as the winner of the "Components" category of the Eurobike Award 2014 by an international jury. The winners of the gold awards in each category will be announced on August 27, the first day of the Eurobike trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany (August 27 - 30).

For Schaeffler, this award already means a significant success for the new product: "The special feature about the FAG VELOMATIC is that it can be individually configured: It works with every type of bicycle and drive system. That means everyone always stays in the right gear and is more relaxed when they reach their destination or they can cover longer distances", says Jürgen Stölzle, Vice President of Motorcycle and Consumer Product Sector Management at Schaeffler.

Top-class riding comfort
Whether going uphill, downhill, or on the flat, on a conventional bike, with a derailleur or hub gears, or on an e-bike, the FAG VELOMATIC always calculates the optimum gear and the perfect shifting point based on the cadence, force, wheel speed, and gradient. This ensures excellent riding comfort with maximum flexibility. Thanks to open standards, this gearshift system is compatible with every type of bicycle and drive system.
The FAG VELOMATIC completely replaces manual shifting. The rider can change independently from "automatic mode" to "manual mode" using an optionally available and easy-to-use electric gearshift module in the form of a hold-to-run switch in order to shift gears manually for a sportier ride.
Thanks to its narrow, extremely light design (24 x 180 mm, weight approx. 200 g), the gearshift system can be fitted, for example, in the down tube or seat tube and is not visible from the outside.

The perfect combination: FAG VELOMATIC and VELODAPTIC app
Cyclists can create individual shifting programs to suit their riding style in combination with the corresponding VELODAPTIC app. That means everyone always stays in the right gear, without having to shift manually. The app also accompanies cyclists on the road and records the GPS, movement, and performance data.
The app works with both tablets and smartphones. The rider can choose between daytime and nighttime mode, depending on the light conditions.
Movement data such as speed, cadence, force or torque are recorded. The cockpit displays three sets of movement data, which the user can click through. GPS data for location determination and a map function are also available via the app.

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Schaeffler AG

Schaeffler with its product brands INA, LuK and FAG is a leading provider of rolling bearing and plain bearing solutions and of linear and direct drive technology, as well as a renowned supplier to the automotive industry of high-precision products and systems for engines, transmissions, and chassis applications. The globally active group of companies generated sales of approximately 11.2 billion euros in 2013. With approximately 79,000 employees worldwide, Schaeffler is one of the largest German and European industrial companies in family ownership.
The Industrial division supplies components and systems for around 60 industrial sectors via its worldwide organization with market proximity and its application support service. The range comprises more than 225,000 products from miniature bearings only a few millimeters wide, e.g. for dental drills, to large-size bearings with an outside diameter of several meters, e.g. for wind turbines.