2013 Lama Cycles DH Team

May 15, 2013 at 0:00
May 15, 2013
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Lama Cycles, the Canadian distributor for NS Bikes, Morewood Bikes, KHE Bikes, Industry Nine, Straitline Components, Octane One, Formula Brakes and Nema International is proud to announce its official DH team for 2013. For a seventh year in a row, the Lama Cycles team will take part in the Quebec Cup events, Canada Cup events as well as selected World Cups. Throughout the 2013 season, the team will be training for these events on their Morewood Makulu Bikes at the local DH hill, Ski Bromont.

Here is a short video filmed prior to the official opening of Ski Bromont:
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The team is back on the Morewood bikes, I9 wheels, Formula brakes, Maxxis tires and Manitou forks. Different look, same great ride! We are also very exited to have renewed our partnership with Race Face with the Atlas bar, stem and cranks as well as the new RF I-Beam post and saddle. We picked every single part that we want to race on to get the lightest bike possible, without compromising strength, durability and riding experience. This year again, we are confident to say that we did an awesome job!

2013 Morewood Makulu Lama team edition

Here is the complete spec list of the 2013 team bike:

2013 Morewood Makulu Lama team edition
Frame and size2013 Morewood Makulu, Medium
Rear ShockCane Creek Double Barrel air Shock
ForkManitou Dorado Pro
HeadsetCane Creek ZS44/ ZS49
CrankarmsRaceFace Atlas, 165mm
ChainringsRaceFace Single ring
Bottom BracketRaceFace X-Type DH
ChainguideMRP G3
ChainSRAM PC-1091
CassetteSRAM PG-1070 11-23
Rear DerailleurSRAM X0 Type 2 10spd. Short Cage
Shifter Cable/HousingStock
Shifter PodsSRAM X0 10 spd
HandlebarRaceFace Atlas 1 1/4 Riser, 785mm
StemRaceFace Atlas DM, 50mm
GripsODI SDG lock-on
BrakesFormula RO Brakes w. 203mm alu carrier discs
WheelsetIndustry Nine DH/FR with Enduro rim
TiresMaxxis HighRoller2 3C 2.5
SaddleRaceFace Atlas
SeatpostRaceFace Atlas I-BEAM
Weight37.2 lbs (with pedals)

The team's main goal is to offer the best possible exposure for its athletes and to further their recognition on the provincial and national cycling scene. Following that train of thought, we have a six racer’ team split between many categories. One thing is for sure, it will be difficult to miss the Lama riders with their flashy yellow and blue kits.

Season Starter Photo Video Shoot

bigquotesWe are very pleased to have recruited such highly-talented athletes on our 2013 roster. Not only they will help themselves gain confidence and overall speed on their bike, these giants (indeed, 3 out of our 4 pinners are over 6'1") will mutually share their knowledge about past racing experience. - Benoit LaBelle - Lama Cycles Team Manager

Lama Cycles is proud to announce it’s 2013 team roster:

Season Starter Photo Video Shoot
Benjamin Marois
Age: 16
Height: 6'4''
Category: Cadet
2012 Highlights: 2nd Quebec Overall, 1st Quebec Cup Chelsea, 6th MSA National Champs


Season Starter Photo Video Shoot
Nicolas Konow
Age: 21
Height: 5'10''
Category: Senior Elite
2012 Highlights: 12th Quebec Overall, 9th Quebec Cup Chelsea


Season Starter Photo Video Shoot
Samuel Thibault
Age: 19
Height: 6'3''
Category: Senior Elite
2012 Highlights: 6th Canada Cup Mont-Tremblant, 2nd Ontario Championship


Season Starter Photo Video Shoot
Philippe Ricard
Age: 18
Height: 6'1''
Category: Senior Elite
2012 Highlights (Junior Expert): 1st Quebec Overall, 1st Quebec Cup Chelsea, 3rd Canada Cup Mont-Tremblant


bigquotesI am super stoked with the new bike and team. The support from Lama Cycles will help me achieve my goals this year. It is a great season in perspective ! - Philippe Ricard


For a fifth year in a row, our beloved team mechanic, Alexandre Ouellet, will make sure the team bikes will run flawlessly throughout the season. Needless to say, his mechanic and racing experience will also benefit our fellow racer since he helped countless numbers of them stuck with last minute problems throughout the years.

Regarding the media exposure, most of our team pictures will be taken by our good friend Gabriel Distilio. We are also glad to add to the team our new filmer Dustin Nesciorek who will follow us during the entire season. Moreover, for a second year in a row, we are working in conjunction with Maaxx Events, a company from Quebec specialized in organizing bicycle events and festivals including numerous Quebec Cup races as well as their own Bromont local circuit. This partnership enables our sponsors to be viewed on other marketing platforms and be seen by a larger audience.

This success is only possible with the best products, riders and support out there. We would like to welcome our new sponsors to the Lama Cycles team for 2013 and thank the continuing ones for their commitment to the program.

In addition to Lama Cycles distribution co. and Morewood Bikes, the Lama Cycles team is sponsored by Industry Nine, Nema Cycling, RaceFace, Five Ten, GoPro, Spy Optic, Formula Brakes, Kali Protectives, Maxxis, Manitou, MRP, SkiBromont.com, Maaxx Events, Thule, Maxima, Sports Beans, G-Form, ODI, NSK and Thomas&Betts.


2013 Lama Cycles team sponsors

We invite you to meet up with our riders at Ski Bromont where we frequently ride and to follow up on the team's evolution throughout the season on www.lamacycles.com, our Facebook page and our Pinkbike page.
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64 Comments

  • + 81
 THAT BIKE IS FUCKING SICK!!!!!
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 this is the loneliest comment I have ever seen
  • + 11
 That paint scheme!!
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 www.norco.com/bikes/mountain/dh-race-park/aurum
compare to the "Aurum 1 Dorado" But yes, despite being creatively borrowed, it does look sick!
  • + 58
 Honestly, we chose the color scheme way before the release of the norco color..
  • + 2
 yah it looked like one for a second
  • + 6
 This bike is suuuuper steezin though!!
  • - 15
 Next step someone's gonna say it looks like a Trek Seesion...
  • + 1
 Could have rode that trail on a HT
  • + 2
 not to be a dick but anyone can claim they thought of something first but the point stands they released the scheme first
pretty large kick to the balls either way I suppose :/
  • + 11
 I'd have so much fun talking about that bike. Bye mom I'm gonna go ride my lama! I think I'm gonna wash my lama when I get home. I love my lama, she lets me ride her as hard as I possibly can.
  • + 9
 @lamacycles Colour. You are Canadian.
  • + 1
 We all need Morewood in our lives...

I've always wanted one, they're so clean. At first they look a little tall with a bit of standover height, but in when pictured with the team, damn they look perfect, aggressive, and low. Personally I like the curved TT as it offers more than just looks. Anyone know how durable they are?

My only tiny rant is that all these dh bikes with super exposed rear shocks/linkages need to put on real (longer) fenders. It's not like they make any bike look worse, but better imo (rear only)..and idc how sealed or how well the wipers/o-rings clean off grime/mud/water/rock, you're still getting tons of crap piled into there and eventually will degrade frame/linkage/shock vs. fender and eliminating probably around 70% of potential stuff.
  • + 1
 The color scheme isnt identical to the norco aurum or anything...
  • + 1
 I've got a raw Morewood and I think it Looks way better than these. It's just my opinion but it's too colourful.
  • - 1
 if someone say "looks like a trek session".... ima rage quit hard
  • + 4
 But Dirt Norco team used this colour scheme this past season.. Norco also sold this colour scheme in frame only last year.

www.norco.com/news/6289/the-dirt-norco-race-team-debuts-their-2012-r ace-rigs/
  • + 2
 Those racking aurams are so cool a have 2 freinds that have that frame
  • + 2
 I also have a raw Makulu - and think it looks a lot better. (obviously I'm biased too). They're a great bike.
  • - 6
 looks like a session
  • - 1
 Uhhh, big time rip-off of Yeti's colors. Sorry Lama, Yeti's been runnin' that shit for decades. I thought you were on Yeti's when I saw the thumbnail of the bike.
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  • + 9
 Man, those bikes are awesome. I love that paint, it looks like the Norco Aurums that came with Dorados.
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  • + 9
 Benjamin Marois, 6 "4" and 16 years old WTF ??? That Quebec Beer does live up to its reputation Smile
  • + 1
 I was 6'4" when I was 16, 6'1" when I was 13/14, some people just hit their growth spurts early, I'm 6'5" and 19 now
  • + 1
 lol i was like no wonder that bike looks so small Wink lol tup
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  • + 9
 That has got to be the most dialed Makulu i have ever seen,such a clean looking bike
  • - 6
 just a shame of the gay paint scheme lol
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  • + 5
 Nice Bikes! Too bad Ben feels short. I heard your team mechanic wasn't photographed because he was so much better looking than the rest of you!
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  • + 6
 Holy f*ck what are those kids eating??? I think the average height around Lama is like six foot two!!
  • + 2
 I Think the same!
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  • + 2
 Awesome to see this post. I was there last Sunday when they were shooting this. The team just got of the chairlift and I couldn't stop staring, There's so much to look at on their bikes. Sick builds!
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  • + 5
 Caaarrrrrlllllll, that kills people!
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  • + 4
 I agree with dorinfarley, because I have one and we shred Laguna. #cycleogicalteamnorco
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  • + 2
 Nice bike, in love with the linkage systems, el dorado fork rock on it .....but that uniform.....its gonna be version for man with mustache?
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  • + 4
 Gayest family photo I've ever seen.
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  • + 3
 Saw two of their riders at Highland MTB park opening weekend, they were SICK. The bikes are incredible as well.
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  • + 2
 seriously slick bike! Honestly among the top looking bikes I have ever seen.
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  • + 2
 Color scheme looks better on my Norco Aurum 1
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  • - 3
 Hi my friends i dont know why but i ride since 3 years old before tree years i become i downhiller amd freerider i am very good but my bike isnt i dont have money for good bike.My bike only cost 100euros so thnik but i don give up and i get very good since two weeks ago when my brakes crash down at the time i was riding and i broke my head because i dont wear a helmet .I really like this sport but i need a good bike and i dont know what to do?I am sixteeen now.
  • + 0
 woh is that this borat speaking, i too ''broke my head'' hahaha VERY NICE !!!!
  • + 0
 This is his third time pasting that exact same thing today
  • + 0
 making money is as easy as selling your body on the street
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  • + 1
 ok this absolutly doesn´t look like a trek se*****. awesome bike!!!
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  • + 1
 Looks like last years norco dh theme
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  • + 1
 Great Bike !!! Nice color match , the riders are awesome !!!
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  • + 1
 thats bullshit same color as what the norco is come on
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  • + 1
 Commencal v2. Pinkbike stop delete my comments.
  • + 1
 Get used to it. My comments always get deleted. Pussies
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  • + 1
 Anyone know what song was used in the video?
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  • + 1
 i didnt know llamas were so fast
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  • + 1
 Inb4 looks like (insert any bike).
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  • + 1
 I loved blasting by their cameras in the 51 on sunday, t'was dope.
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  • + 2
 "We are very exited"....
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  • + 1
 The Lama was the best bike in downhill domination Big Grin
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  • - 1
 scrolling
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* oh I've already seen the new Nukeproof.
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  • + 0
 I have more wood in the morning...
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  • + 1
 looking good boys!
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  • - 1
 at first glance i could have sworn that was a norco aurum 1
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  • - 1
 I think some ejaculate escaped when i looked at that bike :O
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  • - 1
 IMO their name should be llama cycles. way cooler.
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