Die Spatzen pfiffen es schon leise von den Dächern, nun hat Specialized offiziell verkündet, dass ihr Specialized Gravity Team 2017 exklusiv mit Fahrwerken der schwedischen Marke Öhlins an den Start gehen wird. Außerdem gehen sie zukünftig mit Fox Head und Ceramicspeed auf Sekundenjagd. Damit noch nicht genug, denn weiter teilte Specialized mit, dass Miranda Miller 2017 das World Cup Team verstärken wird.

 

Schon seit 2012 arbeiten Specialized und Öhlins zusammen. Diese Zusammenarbeit führte nun zu der neuen, gemeinsam entwickelten Doppelbrückengabel, welche Loic Bruni und Co. im World Cup fahren werden.

Torkel Sintorn von Öhlins sagt dazu folgendes:

“We are super excited to work together with Specialized Gravity – one of the world’s best MTB racing teams. Öhlins has a long and successful background in motorsport but this is the first time we are going into mountain bike racing. We believe that together with Specialized and their top athletes we can supply and develop next-generation, race-winning products.”

Und Brad Benedict von Specialized sagt:

“After years of developing suspension from the ground-up, this move will take our efforts to the next level. Alignment between the athletes we support and the exact products we spec will only help further development of our bikes and suspension, as well. Öhlins has top-notch knowledge in the suspension business – I’m hopeful to see more podiums and wins this year.”

Wie oben bereits erwähnt, ist die Zusammenarbeit mit Öhlins nicht die einzige neue Partnerschaft. Denn ab sofort wird das Specialized Gravity Team mit Fox Head Kleidung und die Bikes mit Lagern von Ceramicspeed ausgestattet:

”FOX is proud to equip the Specialized Gravity team as gear partner. Loic Bruni and Finn Iles represent the future of the sport – they’re both driven by passion and in constant search for perfection. This partnership is the association of two premier brands in the MTB industry, driven by a common appetite for innovation and a constant will to bring premium products to market. After almost 20 years, and the first association between Fox and Specialized around Shaun Palmer, we are lined up to write a new chapter of MTB History.“ -Matthieu Bazil – Fox Head, Inc.

“We’re excited to bring our expertise in performance optimization to Specialized Gravity for 2017. Our work with such a cutting-edge program will further advance our development of high-quality mountain bike products.” – Martin S. Banke, CeramicSpeed

And last but not least! Miranda Miller wird 2017 den kompletten World Cup und ausgewählte Rennen der Enduro World Series für das Specialized Gravity Team bestreiten.

“Thanks to the crew at Specialized and Pure Agency, I’m getting the opportunity to transition from a privateer to now racing a full season with the best support available. This is a dream come true and I can’t wait to progress in a setting I’ve never experienced before, alongside a couple of World Champions and a killer staff.” – Miranda Miller

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