|[Above] New fangled 'Fiber Carbon'. It'll never catch on.|
|1988 Trofeo Olympic Pursuit|
In 1983, besides successfully equipping Splendor and Jacki Aernaudt, professional Benelux squads in which Eric Vanderaerden played a lead role, Garbelli also invented the disc wheels. “I tested them for the first time on Rossin bikes. They had a honeycomb structure. In summer 1983, the International Cycling Union wanted to reject them. Later on they were liberalised. In fact, in January, 1984, after the “rossinian” tests of 1983, Moser used them to twice set the hour record in Mexico. Disc wheels first appeared thanks to Rossin”. The use of disc wheels at high speed, with fly-wheel effect and no braking effect produced by the air, provides other advantages for time-trial athletes. In the summer of 1983 Rossin bikes were used both by the Russian and US national track teams. “Rossin brings together Russians and Americans” became a slogan used beyond the boundaries of cycling.
|Rossin Pursuit with disc wheels|
|Finnish National Track Team|