Press information – Munich / Adelmannsfelden, August 2023: After the successful market entry in Europe, 3X3 expands its field of activity to the North American region. Service and sales of the hub gears made in Adelmannsfelden, Germany, will be taken over by Vapor Propulsion Labs (VPL) for the USA and Canada starting September 1st 2023. In addition, the high-end hubs can be tested at the MADE Show, which takes place from August 25 – 27 in Portland, Oregon.
“VPL is exactly the distribution partner we seeked for 3X3,” said Hilmar Wanner, CEO of 3X3. “With its enormous experience in the american market, the team surrounding Zach Krapfl will be able to help us considerably to establish our precision hubs in the american market. VPL will serve as a reliable local contact for dealers and customers, enabling us to offer after sales services at the highest level. The extraordinary bicycle expertise, especially in frame construction, and the fact that VPL is also a Bosch reseller have completely convinced us.”
“We entered into a collaboration with 3X3 because the hub perfectly matches our ideals with its precision construction, durability and as a central element of the drivetrain. We have been aware of initial prototypes since 2019 and have followed the development first hand. 3X3 helps VPL offer an optimal solution for the e-bike market, where the transmission of high torques is particularly important,” says Zach Krapfl, CEO of VPL Bikes.
MADE Show: VPL with 3X3 on site
At the MADE Show, an American trade show dedicated entirely to the art of frame building, VPL will have a booth on site. 3X3 will thus be presented to an american audience for the first time. MADE will take place in Portland, Oregon from August 25 – 27, 2023.