updated: 7/27/2012 2:35:44 PM
Indianapolis-based Zipp Speed Weaponry says the 2012 London Olympics is a "proving ground" for its products. The company is providing bicycle parts for nearly two dozen Olympic cyclists and triathletes from several countries. In an interview to air on this week's edition of Inside INdiana Business Television, Communications Specialist Dan Lee talks about the company's high-tech operations.
Lee says Zipp employs about 225 people in Indianapolis. The company was founded in 1998 in Speedway by former auto racing engineer Leigh Sargent. It recently moved operations to a larger facility in Marion County.
Zipp says 23 athletes, including 11 cyclists and 12 triathletes, will be using its products in London. The company equipped two sponsored teams in this summer's Tour de France as well.
Zipp manufactures several bicycle parts, including wheels, handlebars, stems and seatposts.
The company is a unit of Chicago-based SRAM Corp.
Source: Zipp Speed Weaponry