ONI BEARING® partnership agreement with world top cycling team TVL (Team Visma|Lease a Bike)

JTEKT Japan has recently signed a partnership agreement with Team Visma|Lease a Bike (TVL) to supply ONI BEARING® for the 2024 UCI (Union Cycliste International) world tour.

Background of this Partnership with Team Visma|Lease a Bike

Team Visma | Lease a Bike was the winner of the three biggest UCI tours in 2023 – Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and La Vuelta Ciclista a España. JTEKT is excited to start this partnership with TVL to enhance their performances using ONI BEARING®, a low torque performance bearing with an outstanding reputation in Japan.

About Team Visma|Lease a Bike
Team Visma|Lease a Bike has its HQ and roots in the Netherlands, but has contracted top cyclist from several nationalities to form the current dream team. TVL won the individual overall championship at the Tour de France in 2022, ranking the team at the top of the UCI and starting their success in 2023 with three major titles in the UCI tours:

  • May: Giro d’ Italia,
  • July: Tour de France,
  • September: La Vuelta Ciclista a España.

This was the greatest success ever at UCI, winning three of the biggest tours in the same season.

JTEKT developed ONI BEARING® by leveraging its previous technology, the world’s first practical ceramic ball bearing in 1984 which was cultivated for automobiles and industrial machinery. Featuring significantly lower rolling torque than existing bearings on road bikes, ONI BEARING® produces lighter peddling and higher performance.

ONI BEARING® has been sold since August 2022 and has grown in popularity with a lineup of Mavic, DT-Swiss, Roval, Bontrager, Vision, ZIPP and ENVE in August 2023. JTEKT listens to customer requests for any road bike users.


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