World’s fastest human powered vehicle with ampliTex™ and powerRibs™ inside


The goal of the ETH Project is to design and build the world´s fastest human powered vehicle by using all possible means and the state-of-the-art engineering provided by one of the European leading universities. cieo is an ambitious tandem bicycle combining high-tech aerodynamics and material together with excellent athletic preparation of the sportsmen.

The athletes are lying on seats manufactured with our ampliTex™ biaxial and UD fabrics for a most comfortable ride.

The cover of the half-monocoque body is reinforced with Bcomp’s powerRibs™ for an optimal weight and flexural stiffness ratio.

ETH Zurich is well known for its expertise and creative projects in the fields of science and engineering. The Focus Projects provide an excellent opportunity for Bachelor students to test and advance their skills in various fields.

Cieo will try to beat the world record in Lausitzring, Germany (26. – 28.07.2013)

Recent posts


Aug 18, 2020

McLaren Racing is pioneering sustainable lightweighting in F1

We are extremely proud and excited to collaborate with McLaren Racing on pioneering the use of #sustainablelightweighting in Formula 1.   “Not only does this solution provide equivalent performance to carbon fibre, it represents another step forward in our evolving sustainability programme, while underlining our commitment to helping F1 turn its ambitious sustainability strategy into action.” – Andreas Seidl, Team Principal McLaren F1.   And the best about this, it is just the beginning: Read the full article on McLaren Racing's page


Aug 14, 2020

Kang – Sustainable Ski Poles Made to Perform and Last

The Kang Flax Moose – to be launched this October – won the ISPO Gold Award 2020 in the Ski Alpine Poles category. The poles are designed, developed and assembled in Sweden and make use of sustainably smart materials.

Aug 05, 2020

Bcomp on regional TV La Télé

Regional TV channel La Télé visited us in our offices in Fribourg to film for an episode of their summer series "C'est l'été quand même".