December 6 - 7, 2016


Newport Beach, CA


2 Days


Over 20 Professional Speakers

About Cyclitech

Cyclitech is the first international conference on bicycle technology. Co-organized by JEC Group and SPE, these two-days of conferences offer a unique opportunity to discuss and learn about the latest bicycle technologies.

The first edition took place on 8-9 December 2015, in Brussels, Belgium. With over 35 international speakers and 170 participants, it offered a comprehensive program covering widespread topics such as an overview of materials and processes dedicated to bicycle frames, the latest trends in design and innovation and of course the ever-present challenges of increasing performance without sacrificing safety. Experts from Cervelo, Time Sport International, KTM Technologies, Rolo Bikes, and more. delivered top-level speeches and the panel involving professional cyclist Jurgen Van de Walle generated much enthusiasm, making it clear a second edition would be very welcome.

First Day

  • Optimizing Racing Bikes Performances: Design
  • Optimizing Racing Bikes Performances: Safety
  • Non-destructive Testing and Quality Control of Bike Parts

Second Day

  • Advancements in Manufacturing Processes: Towards Mass Production of Leisure and Urban Bikes
  • The Challenges of Repairing and Recycling Carbon Fiber Frames
  • Trends in Electric Bikes Design


The following companies are already confirmed to present
during Cyclitech 2016

Conference Schedule

Welcome Breakfast / Introduction

Keynote Speech
Simplifying Design Regulations - Not a Simple Job

  • Current position
  • Safety versus design regulations
  • Implications of change
  • Concerns, progress, etc.

Session 1: Optimizing Racing Bikes Performances: Design

Connecting Bike Design in a Computer Environment with Materials Production

  • Impact performance: Increased durability of composite parts
  • Simulations and calculations
  • Weight optimization while maintaining performance levels
  • Real life examples from existing customers

Facing the Challenges of Computational Composite Bike Frame Optimization

  • Strength and stiffness optimization
  • Introducing streamlined workflow
  • Ensuring manufacturable design

Networking Break

Durability of Composite Road Racing Bicycles

  • Factoring durability in the challenges of using carbon fiber in bike frames
  • Issues and solutions provided by experience at Cervélo

Composite Prepregs Offering Improved Toughness, Impact and Consistency

  • Including greater toughness or impact performance
  • Increasing the consistency of part manufacturing processes

Lunch Break

Keynote Speech
Limits and Opportunities in Competition Sports

  • Challenging already established safety and security criteria with respect to equipment, protections and competition facilities
  • Performance driven technological innovations

Session 2: Optimizing Racing Bikes Performances: Safety

FEA Optimization for Weight, Safety, and Rapid Market Response

  • Excess material removed for weight
  • Impact failure prediction for safety
  • Rapid design for Fast market response

Materials Designed for Safety

  • Mitigating fracture propagation
  • Stree cycle and life cycle
  • Energy absorption and dissipation

Significantly Lowering Risks on Severe Head Injuries: Helmet Safety Initiative

  • Helmet safety standards are old
  • Severe head injury risks are still high
  • Voluntary limits are the solution

Aero Helmet Optimization for Record Setting Speed

  • Carbon optimization for aerodynamics
  • Carbon optimization for energy management
  • Carbon Optimization for weight reduction

Ductile Composites and the Road to Safe Carbon Bicycles

  • Stiffness and low weight characteristic of traditional carbon fiber composites, but with plastic deformation similarly to metals
  • Absorbing large amounts of energy

Networking Break

Session 3: Non-destructive Testing and Quality Control of Bike Parts

Optimization of CFRP Bicycle Frame Laminates Through Simplified, Real-world Testing Aided by Digital Image Correlation

  • Alternative to traditional testing of uni-tape with smooth coupons
  • Comparisons of localized, full-field, and far field strain
  • Assessing laminate response from the structural level under real-world loadings

Ultrasonic Inspection of In-service Composite Bicycles andComponents

  • Ultrasonic inspection flaw detection
  • In service data since 2009
  • Rider safety

Near-to-reality Endurance Testing of Bikes

  • Relevant external forces
  • Relevant stiffness parameters
  • Life time estimation

Influence of Damage on the Mechanical Behavior of Racing CF Bicycle Frames

  • Carbon composite racing bicycles
  • Damage tolerance
  • Stiffness and strength

Special Keynote Speech

Greg LeMond, Tour de France Winner and Founder at LeMond Composites

Networking Reception

Keynote Speech
A Path For Composites

  • Current materials and manufacturing technologies
  • Direction for future composites

Session 4: Advancements in Manufacturing Processes: Towards Mass Production of Leisure and Urban Bikes

Composite Manufacturing/Design Defects: What is Observed, Avoiding Them

  • How manufacturing/design defects exist
  • How these can easily be avoided
  • Why it is critical that they are avoided

Networking Break

Selecting Thermoplastic Materials for Performance, Cost, and Feel

  • Property data vs product performance
  • Cost considerations
  • The importance of feel

Non-linear Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Fiber Composite Material for Virtual Prototype Analysis Considering the Manufacturing Process

  • Accurate post-processing methods
  • Insuring correspondence between the simulation and the real dynamic event like impact or large deformations

Lunch Break

Keynote Speech
CFSMC as Materials For the Future

  • Forged composites technology
  • Future of volume composite applications
  • Complex three-dimensional architectures

Session 5: The Challenges of Repairing and Recycling Carbon Fiber Frames

Bike Frames: Repair and Control

  • Repairs
  • Active (pulsed) Thermography
  • Mechanical stress tests

Repairing Carbon Bicycle Frames

  • Choosing the right method for repair processes
  • Choosing appropiate materials
  • Repair cycle times and integrity check

Structural Repair on Carbon Fiber Bicycles

  • Taking into account the fiber orientation design of the component and the type of material that was originally used
  • Developing repair methods that will restore the component's original design without compromising its structural integrity

Low-cost Chemistry Based Recycling for Bicycle Composites

  • Addressing the economic disadvantages of virgin carbon fiber
  • Recycling carbon fiber using chemistry based processing

Networking Break

Session 6: Trends in Electric Bikes Design

Future of Electrically Assisted Bicycles from a User Perspective

  • Optimizing e-bikes
  • Benefits of using composites for light-weight e-bikes

Smart Bikes in Mobility

  • Electric bikes: solution for mobility
  • Innovation possibilities
  • Smart bikes should be better bikes

Closing Remarks

Sponsorship / Packages

Silver Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Table Top Display
Complimentary Conference Registration
Exposure on All Promotional Material
Exposure on JEC and SPE Websites
Exposure on Signage (on-site)
Advertisement in Program Brochure
1/4 page
1/2 page
1 page
Company Profile in App
Conference Bag Insert
Badge-holder Lanyards

Networking Reception

$ 6,000
Exposure on JEC and SPE websites
Exposure – networking reception

App Sponsor

$ 1,000
Exposure on JEC and SPE websites
Exposure – mobile app

Event Pricing / Admission includes lunches and networking receptions


Testimonials from Cyclitech 2015

“Great presentations by Hervé Servignat (Time Sport International, France), Pascal Joubert des Ouches (Chomarat France) and Leif Ickert (Evonik, Germany).”
“Phil White (Cervélo, Canada) did a good job of introducing what the industry currently needs to be looking into.”
“Everything was very satisfactory and interesting.”
“The mix of topics was very good: from academia to material suppliers to producers, and design and construction to specific parts.”

Survey / Results

89% of the participants found the conference content good or excellent.

97% of the audience was satisfied with the networking opportunities provided during the event

Over 90% of the participants enjoyed the dedicated networking reception

Photos from Cyclitech 2015

Event Location

Newport Beach
Marriott Hotel & Spa

900 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660 California, US

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