Mick Gratz and Fabian Merz, two ex-Syntace engineers, are the masterminds behind the new label, which has set out with a focus on products like high-end carbon wheels, handlebars, hubs, stems and seat posts, all delivered to the market at a fair price. Newmen’s hubs are 100% made in Germany, including the CNC milling and assembly.
“We are delighted to add this new brand to our portfolio,” said sales manager Bart van de Biggelaar. “Newmen is young and innovative and has a strong team behind it due to its experience and knowledge. We will continue to build their market position in the Benelux, UK and Ireland. Our dealer web shop combined with good product availability will ensure a good start for Newmen. Our extensive experience in the market and strong name in Europe make us the ideal partner for manufacturer and dealer.”
Two highlights of the Newman portfolio include:
Evolution SL 318.2 stems – a unit claiming to be the lightest 3D forged oversized stem on the market, spanning 69 to 10 grams for sizes ranging 50 to 100mm.
Evolution SL wheels
The flared rim profile doesn’t only make this wheel series more durable, it also keep the tyre round increasing the cornering grip. Together with the new Newmen straight pull hubs (pictured) and the 28 Sapim Laser spokes, this wheelset is a lightweight and comfortable ready to race package.
OWD is official distributor in the UK for RFR, SQLab, Syntace, Scope and now Newmen. Dealers can make contact with the firm on +31 (0)10 – 340 3510, or via email here.