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Ashima and Cateye produce two world firsts

Manufacturers show first Hybrid Concept Light and Pistonless Hydraulic Brake
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Two of Zyro’s exclusive brands – Ashima and Cateye – have revealed two product world firsts, including the world's first Pistonless Hydraulic Brake System and the first Hybrid Concept Light.

Ashima’s Pistonless Hydraulic Brake System uses a diaphragm seal to control pad movement, designed to ensure pad retraction reaches only 0.7mm. Featuring an ultra-thin caliper of 25mm the pistonless hydraulic brake uses simplified manufacturing processes, resulting in cost advantages.

Meanwhile, Cateye unveiled the world’s first ‘Hybrid Concept Light’ that uses solar rechargeable power and AA back up. The Hybrid is set to go on sale in the UK in the autumn.

The new products lines were shown in the flesh for the first time at the Taipei Cycle show at the Zyro stand. “Ashima, without doubt, stole the show. The mood was extremely upbeat and attendance seemed as keen as previous years,” commented Paul Caswell, Zyro brand manager.

Ashima also showed its Air Rotor, the most robust rotor on the market, according to the firm. The Air Rotor is capable of withstanding 750 degree centigrade tests – far in excess of the BS and international required standards.

Zyro brought Abus, Ashima, Cateye, FSA, Prologo, White Lightning and Zefal to the show, which saw over 50,000 visitors and over 3,000 exhibitors.

Both world-first products from Ashima and Cat Eye are due to be available to UK retailers later in 2009, via Zyro.

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