Portuguese industrial trio Ciclo Fapril, Miranda Bike Parts and Rodi Rims & Wheels successfully promotes the production of aluminium frames.
They have established a European carbon frame factory under the name "Carbon Team". The first carbon monoblock hardtail frames have been shipping since the first quarter of 2021.
With Carbon Team, the Portuguese trio is betting on creating an international bike production centre for the European bike market under the umbrella created called Portugal Bike Valley (later renamed Portugal Bike Value).
The production of carbon frames in Portugal is a response to the growing demand for "Made in Europe" carbon frames.