Industry News 7/11/2016

EDCO USA Acquires FASTER Cycling Performance Center Wind Tunnel and Bike-Fitting Studio



EDCO USA announced today that it has acquired the FASTER cycling performance center in Scottsdale, Arizona. This will become the headquarters for EDCO USA operations including warehousing, service center and warranty repairs. FASTER was established in 2011, as the world’s first low-speed wind tunnel built specifically for cyclists and cycling manufacturers whose facilities are readily available to the general public.

James Kramer, FASTER’s founder, stated, “I am so proud of what FASTER and our staff accomplished in a very short period of time, along with the contribution we have been able to make to cycling. Paul Lew and his EDCO USA team share the same passion that I have for the sport of cycling and FASTER.”  Lew stated, “James Kramer is a visionary who has enriched the sport of cycling, and he has helped cyclists perform at peak capacity.”

Paul Lew, CEO of EDCO USA, will oversee the facility as part of his new role within EDCO Engineering, BV. Lew will be joined by Aaron Ross, wind tunnel engineer, and now general manager of both EDCO USA and FASTER. Lew and Ross will be reviewing, revising and improving the wind tunnel hardware, software, and testing technology to establish FASTER as a premium performance cycling facility.

EDCO USA will continue to operate the FASTER cycling center operations Low Speed Wind Tunnel, and World-Class 2-D and 3-D motion-capture Bike-Fitting Studios. In addition, FASTER offers a wide range of services including metabolic performance testing for VO2 max, sports massage, chiropractic therapy, physical therapy, professional nutritionists, bike rental, and coaching.

FASTER was nominated by the cycling industry and voted at the Interbike Awards, “Best Pro Road Bike Shop in America” in September of 2014. In addition, FASTER has been the official cycling performance center of the United Healthcare Men’s and Women’s Professional Cycling Teams since 2012 hosting a winter training camp, as well as performing bike fits and wind tunnel optimizations for all of their team members.

To learn more visit www.ride-faster.com
Images of the FASTER cycling performance center.