Lexington, SC - The Vanderkitten Elite Women's Team will be stopping in style during 2009. Ciamillo Components will be outfitting the team with limited edition Zero G brakes.

Early production units of the Vanderkitten brakes have been so well received that they will be available for sale starting in January through independent bicycle dealers at $599.99 for the pair.

"We wanted to do something special with Vanderkitten Racing, and we are very excited that the team and The Hawley Company have decided to make the brakes available for purchase by consumers", said Ciamillo Components' Christian Ries Foster. "We're raising the bar for the 2009 season and the Vanderkitten brakes are another great example of how we are doing it", said Dave Verrecchia, co-owner of Vanderkitten.


Ciamillo Components' Zero G brakes feature a patented Power Cam that provides a mechanical advantage with extreme, modulated stopping power. The brakes produce precision performance without the dead-spot that is common in other brakes. At an amazingly low 200g per pair, these made in the USA brakes are the perfect upgrade.

Vanderkitten Racing started in 2007 and in 2008 finished as the number one team in the USA Crits Series. The team has enjoyed immediate success and remarkable popularity. Plans for 2009 include Vanderkitten Club Teams in various cities across the US. The title sponsor for the team, Vanderkitten, designs lifestyle clothing and cycling apparel for "women who kick ass" and are sold direct, through retailers, and through The Hawley Company.