Out There

Pros, innovators, and ambassadors in the sport. Fabric riders embody our spirit of diversity and progression.

Bryn Atkinson

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Bryn Atkinson

One of those riders who is a joy to watch roll down a hill.

Physics gets manipulated every time he turns a wheel and Bryn can corner hard with ridiculous precision. This precision is carried all the way down the trail where every bump is used and every corner abused. Take a browse through his instagram and his videos, you won’t be disappointed.

He’s also pretty handy with a camera too!

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Camille Balanche

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Camille Balanche

Camille is multi-talented and successfully so in many sports; skiing, ice hockey, volleyball and she has also been the Swiss National Fencing Champion twice.

However the last couple of years have mainly been focused on Downhill racing. Camille has climbed the ladder in the elite women’s category and has been on the podium a few times in 2019, becoming quite the specialist on technical tracks.

The off-season will be spent on the ice hockey rink where I’m sure she will excel at this also.

Camille is currently the 2019 European Downhill Champion.

 

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Bex Baraona

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Bex Baraona

One of the originators of Gowaan Gals together with Martha Gill, Bex knows how to race and knows how to have fun in equal measure.

Bex started off as a privateer in the EWS series and was doing really well, quickly catching the eye of Ibis Cycles who have since taken her on for the last 2 years. This has enabled Bex to concentrate just on the racing whilst someone else can handle the bike repairs, travel, food and accommodation!

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Joe Barnes

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Joe Barnes

Fast racer Joe has spent many a time on the podium at EWS and National DH races. Known for his signature moustache, he can be seen sliding sideways everywhere or editing excessive amounts of VT!

Check out the Hazzard Racing vids for more loam action and also the older Dudes of Hazzard stuff which is so funny.

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Daryl Brown

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Daryl Brown

Hailing from southern UK, Daryl is surrounded by dirt jumps and like minded riders. As a BMX rider, it was hard not for him to be coerced into the dirt jumping arena and he now can be seen boosting kickers and claiming world records for heights gained.

If he’s not on his mtb, he’ll be on his pit bike or sliding cars round race tracks. Life at 100% always

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Hielke Elferink

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Hielke Elferink

Hielke grew up in the Netherlands and has always been into sport, playing Basketball for 12 years until she purchased her first road bike and then started to explore her local area. Hielke quickly turned her exploration to the mountains by hiking, snowboarding and of course, biking.

A triple Dutch MTB Marathon National Champ and Cape Epic slayer, Hielke loves to race her bike for a looooooong time and excels when the going gets tough.

Now living in Davos, Hielke still gets to ride and race whilst still working full-time as a physiotherapist.

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Josh Bryceland

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Josh Bryceland

What can be said about Josh Bryceland that you don’t already know about? Not a lot probably, but he’s a junior world DH champ, multiple DH national champ and a DH world cup overall winner.

Best of all is the buzz he gets from riding and from those riding around him. He makes time for those who approach him and his heart is set on bringing his stoke to the masses. We love the Rat

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Sam Cofano

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Sam Cofano

The youngest member of the Waves crew.

Sam is from Poynton, UK, and has literally grown up riding with Rat and the other boys. With that, so too has Sam’s style and he easily one of the floatiest riders out there with incredible boost on all jumps.

 

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Sam Dale

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Sam Dale

One of the only riders we know that can take a considerable time out of W/Cup DH racing and then turn up at Fort Bill as a privateer and finish 26th! Sam has the uncanny ability to keep momentum through everything in his way; corners, rocks or roots just disappear in roost.

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Sam Hockenhull

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Sam Hockenhull

Sam (aka Dave) is from Buxton, UK. He’s part of the Waves crew and is pretty talented on 2 wheels be-it BMX, MTB and MX. All of these influences pass through Dave and he’s one of the most stylish riders out there.

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Erin Huck

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Erin Huck

A Colorado native, Erin grew up running, hiking, skiing, and mountain biking in the Rocky Mountains.

While studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado, Erin was on the CU Cycling, Mountain Biking, and Triathlon teams. She now lives in Boulder and works as an Engineering Project Manager for a biomedical device company.

Since entering her first elite race in 2007, Erin had risen through the ranks of professional cross country mountain bike racers to become a consistent top finisher at national and regional events. In 2012, after demonstrating success on the domestic race scene, she was selected for the US World Championship team. This was a turning point in her cycling career and since then, Erin has expanded her focus to include more National and International events.

Over the past three years, Erin has made significant gains within the North American race scene and has become a top US racer and a recognised podium threat.

More recent accolades include taking the 2018 US Short Track XC National Champs, earning Erin the right to ride a star and stripes Fabric Scoop Flat saddle.

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Stephen Hyde

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Stephen Hyde

Multiple National CX Champ Stephen started out in BMX as a very talented street rider, now can be seen traveling as fast as he can on his Cannondale Super X

Stephen has been the US National CX Champion the last few years running, but you’d never know as his kit is so discreet 😉

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Tom Isted

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Tom Isted

Tom has come from BMX and has been making a name for himself recently in the MTB freestyle world.

He’s one of those riders whose tricks could have come straight from a Playstation game, crazy to see in pictures, even crazier to see in real life.

 

Cameron Joye

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Cameron Joye

Another multi-talented rider and all-round nice guy.

Very humble in nature but an absolute animal on the race course; whether it is XC, Enduro, DH or Slalom, Cameron is sure to be right up there with the best.

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Katie Keough

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Katie Keough

Kaitie is a powerful rider who belies her diminutive stature and attacks in all conditions. This, and the fact that her home state is known as the Badger state has led her to be affectionally known as ‘The Little Badger’.

Her biggest win to date is the UCI World Cup Race at Jingle Cross in 2018, but she’s always a regular on the podium.

Originally from Wisconsin but now spends time in Europe and the US racing cross, look out for her in world cups over the coming season.

Oh, Kaitie and her husband Luke have the most amazing dog, check out their Insta feed for pics of Lucy!

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Jill Kintner

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Jill Kintner

With a huge list of achievements, we were worried that we wouldn’t have enough room to list them.

We will have to summarise though, we haven’t got all day! A Bronze medallist at the Peking Olympic games in BMX, triple world 4X champ and….. multiple US national DH/4X champ, the list goes on…..

Look out for Jill and her ‘Critters’ coming soon on Red Bull!

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Noga Korem

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Noga Korem

Israeli and proud, Noga is a ray of light everywhere she goes. Much loved on the race circuit and always looking for a practical joke she can play on Mark, the team manager. Happiest in the air throwing one handers with a load of other tricks up her sleeve, she’s great to watch ride too.

Runner up in the 2019 Enduro World Series overall rankings.

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Josh ‘Loosedog’ Lewis

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Josh ‘Loosedog’ Lewis

Josh is fun personified. He takes a bike then makes it sing on, and over anything that’s around him.

If he’s not foot planting something, he’ll hand plant it, if he’s not sliding, he’s spinning. Awesome

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Martin Maes

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Martin Maes

An incredible cyclist who, in 2018, did the unthinkable and won an EWS round, then a DH round in completely different conditions.

A true mtb all-rounder, Martin hit the mtb scene as a fast junior quickly matching the times of more senior and experienced riders, he even scored a few EWS stage wins!

As he gets older his speed has increased and skill levels have gone through the roof. With a small number of consistent riders at the top end of the EWS, Martin always keeps it pinned.

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Wyn Masters

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Wyn Masters

Wyn is an absolute legend, those into mtb will know of him and his wheelie Wednesdays from Instagram.

A super fit, competitive rider hailing from New Plymouth, NZ, Wyn grew up racing bikes with his brother Ed, who is also pretty phenomenal on a bike too.

Wyn hosts GT Bicycles ‘WynTV’ at the EWS rounds and MTB World Cups offering insider views from other riders at the races, he even presented at the Philip Island Moto GP.

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Tydeman Newman

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Tydeman Newman

A young rider hailing from LA with the head, heart, lungs and legs of an older shredder.

A super-fast racer who follows every single rider on instagram and double taps them like crazy.

Fast on road, cross, gravel and xc, he can do it all. One to watch for the future!

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Max Nurekur

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Max Nurekur

The Sheffield Skater, Artist, BMXer and Mountain biker is like a sponge for sucking up all the styles and influences in his world. This can be seen in the way he rides and his progression curve has been incredible. Another one to watch for 2020.

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Jasper Penton

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Jasper Penton

Power, precision, style. There’s many words to describe Jaspers riding, it’s almost like a calligrapher drew the best way to ride a trail and he copied it exactly.

Lots of smooth, purposeful movements turn riding a mundane track into something much more stylish.

Give Jasper a follow on Instagram, you won’t be disappointed.

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Cecile Ravanel

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Cecile Ravanel

Cecile has been untouchable the last few years but an unfortunate accident early in 2019 set her season back.

Excelling in XC and DH also, Cecile can pilot a mountain bike up or downhill in a very fast fashion and has carpark tricks on lock down.

2020 is already looking promising as Cecile is back up to speed and hungry for more wins.

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Patrick Seabase

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Patrick Seabase

Fixed gear fanatic Patrick has been storming mountains all around the globe, but more so in his native country of Switzerland. His stunning fixed gear videos showcase the surrounding areas and also the phenomenal strength and skill needed to ride this, the most pure form of cycling.

The BMC and Red Bull rider can also be found on Cross, Gravel and Road bikes too but fixed bikes, for him, are more beautiful. Give him a follow on Instagram and check out his latest BMC bikes; simple, modern and elegant.

 

 

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Samantha Soriano

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Samantha Soriano

Samantha is based near Denver, Colorado, and she raced BMX for 10 years before switching to MTB 4 years ago.

Samantha’s accolades include being the 2018 US National DH champion and selection for the USA worlds team 2 years running.

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Antoine Vidal

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Antoine Vidal

A young prodigy under the watchful eye of Cedric and Cecile Ravanel.

A master of enduro at such a young age, he won nearly every race in 2019 and smashed it on the world cup downhills too. A joy to watch on a bike with a huge bag of skills that many have not yet seen.

Winner of the 2019 EWS U21 overall and a silver medallist at the 2019 DH Worlds!

A future multiple world champ in the making…

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Nico Vouilloz

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Nico Vouilloz

One of the greatest mountain bike racers of all time and the owner of 10 DH world championship titles. He’s also a Rally car driver and father of 2.

Currently he’s riding and testing for Lapierre, Shimano and RockShox on both electric and analogue platforms, plus he runs the Lapierre Enduro Team.

The speed is still there and he’s the 2019 French E- bike National champ!

 

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Robin Wallner

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Robin Wallner

The Swedish enduro specialist has been riding for Ibis Cycles since 2016.

Before then he was the 2010 European downhill champion and the winner of the 2012 European downhill series.

In his time with Ibis he’s placed 3rd at Round 1 of the 2018 EWS and 3rd again at Round 4, plus 10 (yes 10) Swedish National titles.

 

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Curtis White

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Curtis White

Curtis is a professional cyclist for the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld team, member of the USA National Cyclocross Team, and currently lives in Duanesburg, NY.

For a number of years, Curtis has balanced his cyclocross ambitions with racing professionally on the road for 4 years and pursuing a degree from Union College. He holds a B.A. in Classics with a minor in Law and Humanities.

Now, Curtis is a full-time racer and focuses entirely on cyclocross, he’s a multiple U23 CX US National champ and the 2018 Pan-AM winner.

 

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CHPT3

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CHPT3

CHPT3 is a laboratory for the cycling industry.

CHPT3 was founded to be a platform through which they and their partners can do creative, collaborative projects. Together, they seek out new technologies and new contexts in which to push themselves to the edge of what is possible.

Current collaborations include Fabric, Castelli, Brompton, Factor, Brooks and POC, with many more in the incubator.

Commencal Bicycles

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Commencal Bicycles

Commencal are based in Andorra and have been making amazing bikes since the year 2000, the founder, Max Commencal, has been making bikes for even longer under the guise of Sunn Bicycles.

They have been taking over the MTB racing circuit with convincing wins in both EWS and DH, building an amazing roster of athletes and winners. In 2019, Commencal took gold in the Enduro World Championships under Cedric Ravanel and Antoine Vidal. At the DH World Champs they took DH gold under Myriam Nicole and silver with the ever-versatile Antoine Vidal.

For 2020 we’re fortunate enough to continue the ride with Commencal and are expecting big things from all their riders, ambassadors and design teams. We can’t wait!

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Grinduro!

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Grinduro!

In short, Grinduro is a Gravel Road Race + Mountain Bike Style Enduro rolled into one long loop of pavement and dirt, where finishing times aren’t based on the overall loop time, but four timed segments (each roughly five-to-seven minutes).

But Grinduro is not just a bike race. It’s a celebration of cycling with as much emphasis on the fun as the ride, with excellent food, an impressive art and incredible handmade bikes, live music, camping and a festival atmosphere.

The courses are pretty serious, but Grinduro isn’t meant to be a sufferfest. Each event features a mix of surfaces (smooth pavement, gravel and hard-packed dirt) long climbs and singletrack descents.

With a Gran Fondo-style mass start, you’ll be pedaling out of town and up the first climb alongside your heroes and the pace will be conversational—because overall time doesn’t matter, only the four timed segments. The Grinduro segments are designed to reward the most well rounded of rouleurs.

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Mason Cycles

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Mason Cycles

The M∆SON brand stands for progressive, forward thinking design, grounded in the needs of real riders & using the finest craftsmen, materials & componentry.

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The Service Course, Girona

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The Service Course, Girona

The Service Course is owned by retired professional cyclist Christian Meier and his wife, Amber, in the heart of the cycling mecca that is Girona. A clear vision from Christian’s years in the world’s top echelon of the sport, The Service Course is everything he experienced while on the world’s best cycling teams. Along with their passion for the small details and emphasis on luxury, Christian, Amber and their team are ready to give you a world class cycling experience.

Along with La Fabrica and Espresso Mafia, The Service Course will make Girona feel like your second home while you experience a trip that will leave you planning your next visit before you even catch your flight home.

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Speedvagen

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Speedvagen

Speedvagen is a custom bike workshop based out of Portland, Oregon, headed up by Sacha White.

Born out of Vanilla Bicycles, where the waiting list for be-spoke custom builds sits at around 5 years, there was a need to offer more traditional builds for the racers and go-getters out there who needed things a bit more quickly, but still with the same style and panache as Vanilla. With that, Speedvagen was formed.

Fit is a big part of the Speedvagen experience and customers are either invited to the workshop, or Sacha travels the globe to iconic bicycle stores to fit new customers and spread the Speedvagen love. The aim of the fits are to establish a balance point within the bike and build the frame accordingly to achieve a connected and planted feel to the ride.

From customer service, to metal work, to paint, build out, and packing the bike on their exclusive Sled system, there is an average of 150 hours put into each Speedvagen and they look beautiful for it.

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Intense Cycles

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Intense Cycles

Intense was born in the heyday of American mountain bike racing, in the mid- 90’s when the NORBA circuit was a summer-long travelling circus as important and well-attended as World Cups, and when legends were created. Personalities like Shaun Palmer, Leigh Donovan and Michael Ronning were superstars of the sport and helped launch the M1 into the limelight.

Intense continue to push the envelope of bike design with the M3, M6, M9 and now the M29.

If you’ve bought an Intense recently, you may have noticed how comfortable it is? It isn’t just the incredible bike of course, it’s the Scoop Radius or Line Wide you’ve been sitting on too! We’ve been with Intense for over 4 years now as both spec on the bikes and team support.

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Cannondale Cyclocrossworld

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Cannondale Cyclocrossworld

A pro Cyclocross team from the USA, sponsored by Cannondale and cyclocross equipment retailer Cyclocrossworld.com.

The team is managed and directed by Stu Thorne and the riders this year are Katie Keough, Katie Clouse, Stephen Hyde and Curtis White. A development team is also run under the pro team.

Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com has been among the most successful teams in American cyclocross over the past decade. Managing Director Stu Thorne founded and supports the squad, which first arrived on the American cyclocross scene with a strong performance from Tim Johnson in the 2005 season. Over the course of their history, team riders have won two national titles and have collected a number of wins in the United States Gran Prix of Cyclocross and the North American Cyclocross Trophy.

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Cannondale Waves

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Cannondale Waves

Josh Bryceland leads a newly formed crew of emerging mountain bike riders, including Sam (aka Dave) Hockenhull, Max Nerurkar and youngster Sam Cofano.

“I wanted to start something new, fresh and unexpected.” said Bryceland. “This is a way to build something and give back to the next generation of riders.”

The Waves riders will be hitting up local spots all over the globe hanging with locals and making edits of all their trips.

Be sure to follow them and keep up to date with their antics.

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CNCPT Team

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CNCPT Team

CNCPT are a development road race and crit team based in LA, they are diversifying cycling outside of what it has been, and what it currently is today.

Formed by Bobby Endo and a few racers at the time such as multiple Crit champion (and wattage colossus) Justin Williams, CNCPT drew on local, influential talent from all parts of LA and grew from there.

The vibe when the guys are together is incredible and their kits are super-stylish. You’ll be sure to spot them in a crit and if you do, give the guys a shout out.

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Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team

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Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team

The factory Commencal Enduro racing team of Cecile Ravanel, Theotim Trabac, Antoine Vidal and Cedric Ravanel regularly compete in EWS and World Cup DH races around the world and have been very, very successful over the last few years.

In 2018 Cecile took the EWS overall convincingly and even podium’d at a World Cup DH.

The 2019 season saw both Antoine and Cedric take the overall titles in EWS and Antoine took many a podium in the W/Cup DH too plus a Silver at the 2019 World Champs!

The team uses Scoop saddles and Cageless bottles.

 

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Drops Cycling Team

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Drops Cycling Team

Drops is a UCI Women’s Cycling Team racing globally.

Debuting on the world stage in 2016, Drops founding ethos remains to create a happy and supportive environment where riders can develop and reach their true potential, irrespective of age, experience or status. Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most successful development programmes of the past three years.

Drops are also supported by leading global partners Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, Triton Construction, Alu Pro, EveryCanCounts, Gateley Plc, Le Col, MET and Alba, Bkool, Cyclefit, Continental Tyres, Fenwicks, Pelotan and Raw Velo.

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Good Vibes Only Race Team

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Good Vibes Only Race Team

Founded by Adeline O’Moreau and Beth Hodges, Good Vibes Only are a CX race team based in the UK.

Adeline builds frames under the guise of Mercredi and custom builds them for each member of the team.

Not only do they ride the best bikes, wear the best kits, their vibes are on point too. Beer stops, smiles and brightness abound.

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GT Factory Racing

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GT Factory Racing

GT Factory Racing has a team roster to be reckoned with. Riders George Brannigan of New Zealand, Noga Korem of Israel, and Joey Foresta of the United States are part of the iconic team with proven GTFR riders Wyn Masters and Martin Maes.

This stacked lineup will be positioned to perform at the highest level, and they will be having fun whilst doing that on the UCI Downhill World Cup and Enduro World Series circuits. “We’re excited with the GTFR family,” said Mark Maurissen, GTFR Team Manager. “Together, they are up for a great adventure and are prepared to chase down medals all over the world.”

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Hazzard Racing

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Hazzard Racing

Famously riders of the unridable and builders of mystical unbuildable trails, the Hazzard boys are a force of nature. Whether bringing their talents to race tracks across the globe, or smashing secret turns in the back of beyond, we know we’re in for a top ride. Here’s the core team members.

Joe Barnes: @top_chief – The Hazzard frontman, Lead rider and manager. A veritable MTB guru, Joe will direct and edit the Hazzard video output as well as bringing his racing skills to selected UK and International events.

Lachlan Blair: @lachlanblair – Lachlan is the up and coming talent who’s destined for big things. Natural flair and determination in everything he does.

Fergus Lamb: “What’s instagram?” – While Fergus will be joining the gang on Hazzard film trips and UK race events, Ferg will be bringing his unique uniqueness to the mix. Ferg is also Scottish Moto Enduro champion 2017 and sitting 2nd for 2018 and important for the Hazzard team standing for more than just MTB and pushing boundaries everywhere.

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Ibis Enduro Team

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Ibis Enduro Team

The factory Ibis Enduro Team is small but packs a punch!

Multiple team leaders during their EWS campaign with impressive results from Robin Wallner, Bex Baraona and Lew Buchanan.

The Ibis Enduro Team uses Scoop, Line and both Cageless and Gripper bottles.

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Nuun Sigma Sport Road Racing Team

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Nuun Sigma Sport Road Racing Team

Established in 2012 by Cameron Fraser, the team is a regular sight at top-tier races such the Tour Series, Lincoln GP, National TT championships plus numerous National B and track races across the south of the UK. The focus for the team is to represent their sponsors and create content to support the team’s ethos: a group of experienced cyclists who balance full-time work and family life with racing at a high level. Picking up results along the way is a bonus.

Team rider Martin Lonie won the 2019 World Masters Points Race Championship.

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SRAM Road

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SRAM Road

Paved or not, racing or racing home, exploring new roads or new limits, SRAM’s mission is to provide purpose built, elegant solutions to bring you there.

Their brand of advancement is grounded in taking away what’s in the way of the experience and being the antidote to complexity.

From eTap AXS™ to SRAM 1x™ to HRD, these advancements invite you to new pursuits for anything you’d call road.

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50to01

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50to01

Welcome to 50to01. “Our is goal to promote the connection between man and mother nature, meditation through methods of transport. Lose traction, smile and appreciate how lucky we are to have such forms of recreation. 50to01 is about balance, melt egos — don’t take it too seriously and share the buzz.” 

Our partnerships with 50to01 have enabled us to co-develop our Magic range; mountain products that are built for purpose. Both our Magic saddle and Magic grips have been tested and designed to provide the best blend of comfort, performance and reliability; creating products unlike anything else out there.

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