Silca has acquired Hirobel Cycling Solutions, and has moved production to Silca HQ in Indianapolis.
Hirobel’s primary product is the Hirobel Frame Clamp, an "innovative solution to the problems presented in mounting modern bikes to repair stands". Silca said it found the product when engineers began researching how to create a "better solution" to mounting a bike in a repair stand.
It is a specially designed repair stand clamp developed for greater compatibility with the needs of today’s frames and components. It distributes stresses and loads through the bicycle frame, designed to improve stability. It also features highly adjustable, specially shaped, paint-friendly cones to hug the frame at tube junctions, providing "maximum support and stability with minimal clamping force".
This also allows the frame to remain in the stand with the seatpost out, "perfect for internal Di2 batteries and dropper posts". The Hirobel also clamps the frame lower than seatpost-clamping jaws, closer to a bike’s centre of gravity, improving stability while keeping the drivetrain higher for "improved visibility and reduced back strain".