High performance is what counts in professional sports. And nowadays only sporting goods made of the most modern materials can deliver it. World records and the Olympic Games are won with sports equipment made of carbon fiber. Whether for a racing bicycle, archery bow, racing scull, golf club, or vaulting pole, there are hardly any disciplines in which carbon products are not at the top. Their low weight and high rigidity are crucial. In bicycle frames, for example, this means less exertion and better road holding. And since professional sports are a trailblazer for new materials, carbon has long since found its way into recreational sports. It’s not just true when it comes to a new bicycle - carbon is a marker of quality for every athlete.