Who they are:
Factory race team based in Temecula, CA and Barcelona. Riders are Jack Moir (AUS), Charlie Harrison (USA), Nik Nestoroff (USA) and Dean Lucas (AUS) Just as important are the mechanics (who can ride bikes very fast too); Chappy Fienne (USA) and Ernie Adalid (ESP).They are all looked after by Bernat Guardia, a former World Cup DH racer and multiple Spanish DH champ and Jenn Gabrielli.
What they have achieved in 2017:
A top ten overall finish in the DH world Cup. Multiple podiums in DH and EWS races and the introduction of inflatable sharks to the team pit area.
’17 Season highlights:
Nik winning all entered categories at Crankworx Whistler. Jack’s 7th place overall in the world cup and his podium at the first EWS in Rotorua.
They have all ridden the Intense M16C throughout the early part of the year but the Australians have been riding an M29 prototype aluminium 29er DH bike to great success and more recently a prototype carbon version which placed 4th under Jack at the World Champs in Cairns. Earlier in the year, Jack rode a prototype Carbine 29er bike to 6th and 10th in the first 2 EWS races.
This year the team have used the Fabric cageless bottles (each rider gets their own colour) and all have ridden the Scoop Radius saddle with cromo rails for DH duties. They’ve had quite a few kit changes this year thanks to their other sponsor, Troy Lee Designs and this has reflected in new bike colours and saddle colours too. As always, the guys get something special for World Champs.
– Neil Cousins – Team and Event Manager